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Subsidy removal: Ogun motorists express shock over hike in petrol price Petrol




Motorists and commuters in Sango-Ota, Ogun, have expressed shocked over the new pump prices of petrol, otherwise known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), announced by Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPCL).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NNPCL had on Tuesday morning, said it had adjusted the pump price of petrol; between N580 to N617 per litre.

NNPCL attributed the new pump prices of petrol to response to market realities.

A correspondent of NAN, who monitored the development around Sango-Ota and its environs, discovered that the few filling stations selling the product had adjusted their pump price.

NAN also reports that the few filling stations like NIPCO, NNPC and Mobil Filling Station, that were selling the product witnessed long queues of vehicles.

NAN also reports that some of the filling stations were hoarding the product while long queue at various filling stations resulted to traffic gridlocks on some of the major roads in Sango-Ota.

Mr Bola Martins, a motorist, described the situation as uncalled for, as Nigerians were still struggling with the petrol price that was recently increased.

“Nigerians are really going through hard times and there is urgent need for the Federal Government to ensure measures that will help to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.” Martins said.

Mr Jide Onabanjo, a commercial motorist, said that the new price of petrol would be added to transport fares for the people.

Onabanjo said that this development would further increase the prices of goods and services in the country.

“We can’t continue like this because we have been pushed to the wall.” he said.

Onabanjo said that it was unbelievable that the fuel that he bought for N488 per litre at one of the NNPCL stations had gone up to N617 today.

Mrs Sade Aderanti, a civil servant, said that the new pump prices of petrol would automatically has huge impacts on living standards of Nigerians.

Aderanti said that she had been on the queue for over three hours and yet had not been able to buy fuel.


She appealed to Federal Government to expedite action in putting palliative measures in place for civil servants as well as Nigerians, at large, to reduce the untold hardships.


Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt




Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.


Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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Lassa Fever Kills 150 In Nigeria — NCDC




According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), 150 people died from Lassa virus in 125 local government areas throughout 27 states in the federation between January and March 2024.

The NCDC reported that the deaths were recorded with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.6% overall from week one to week thirteen, 2024. This is higher than the CFR for the same time in 2023 (17.5%).

In its Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 13, which was released on March 25–31, 2024, the agency revealed that 806 of the 5,295 suspected cases that were recorded were confirmed. Eyes Of Lagos reports,

According to the report, in week 13, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 25 in Epi week 12, 2024 to 15. These cases were reported in Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau and Edo states.


In total for 2024, 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 125 LGAs, even as 62 percent of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states, while 38 percent of cases were reported from 24 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Of the 62 percent confirmed cases, the NCDC said Ondo reported 24 percent, Edo 22 percent, and Bauchi 16 percent. The predominant age group affected is 31-40 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 32years), with a male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases of 1:1.

From the report, the number of suspected cases (5,295) increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2023 (4,338).

The agency confirmed that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System has been activated to coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

No new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 13, the report noted.

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