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NNPC allays fear over fuel scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured that there is enough fuel in the country and that there is no need for panic buying of petroleum products by motorists and the public. The corporation disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, It’s spokesman, in Abuja, on...

NANS enforces selling of fuel at N145 per litre in Delta

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Tuesday stormed three filling stations in Asaba, Delta, and compelled their attendants to sell fuel at the official pump price of N145 per litre to the public. The students led by its President, Mr Chinonso Obasi, condemned the selling...

34 ships laden with petroleum products, food items, to arrive Lagos ports

Thirty four ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to...

Why we can not sanction marketers over fuel scarcity– Kachikwu

Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources says that government would not be able to sanction oil marketers because there is no evidence against them to have engaged in fuel hoarding.   This is a divergent from position of the majority that the marketers are behind the recent...

Fuel Scarcity: Army arrest six for alleged diversion, sale of petrol in Kaduna State

The Army have arrested six persons for alleged diversion and sale of petrol using an NNPC tanker in Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Commander of Operation Safe Haven in the Area, Col. Idong Ekpeyong, told newsmen in Kafanchan that the suspects were arrested when the...

President Buhari addresses fuel scarcity, says unpatrotic group manipulated hardship

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sadness over the challenges faced by Nigerians over lingering fuel scarcity in the country, saying it was an act of wickedness on the part of a group to "inflict severe hardship". Buhari sympathized with many who could not travel due to exorbitant cost of...

Police arrest soldier, 17 others for hijacking fuel-laden truck in Oyo

The Police Command in Oyo State has arrested a soldier serving at 81 Battalion, Makola, Ibadan, for allegedly hijacking a fuel-laden truck along  Akobo,Iwo road. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abiodun Odunde, made the disclosure in Ibadan while presenting the suspects to newsmen at the command’s headquarters...

Archbishop calls for end to petrol importation

The Federal Government has been urged to initiate genuine measures to resuscitate the nation’s refineries to produce optimally to meet local demand. The Archbishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Umuahia, Most Rev. Chibuzo Opoko, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia. Opoko said that...

DPR dispenses petrol for free in Ogun

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Abeokuta Field Office, on Thursday dispensed petrol for free to motorists again in Abeokuta. The filling station, Daslap Petrol Station, Olomore, was allegedly caught selling above the official pump price. The team, led by its Head of Operations, Mr Kasali Akinade, said the action was necessary...

Marketers assures Nigerians of steady supply of petrol

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) has assured Nigerians of regular supply of petrol, in spite of the N600 billion owed it by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Its Executive Secretary, Mr Olufemi Adewole, gave the assurance in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. Adewole said that...

Petrol monitoring: NNPC, DPR dispense 57,000 litres free to motorists

A team of officials from Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and security agents on Thursday dispensed 57,000 litres of petrol free to motorists. Mr Umar Ajiya, the Managing Director, Nigerian Product Marketing Company, NPMC, also known as PPMC, had on Dec. 13, warned illegal profiteers...
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Breaking News: Saraki suspends Senate recess over fuel scarcity

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday has directed Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream to suspend its recess to fix the lingering hike of fuel scarcity. The committee, whose chairman is Senator Kabiru Marafa, has therefore been saddled with responsibility to provide solution. The statement from Senate reads: "The President of the...

Stop blaming NNPC for your failure, Fayose slams Osinbajo, FG over fuel scarcity

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has expressed disappointment over Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo’s comment that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was bearing the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government, asking; “What is the difference between NNPC and the federal government? Who is NNPC and...

Motorists get free petrol in Abuja

Following continous petrol hoarding by some filling stations to create fuel scarcity and some selling above N145, the Deparment of Petroleum Resouces (DPR), yesterday in Abuja swifted into action, sealed off the stations and gave petrol to motorists for free. According to Mr. Mohammed Abba, the Abuja Zonal Operations Controller...

NOA attributes fuel scarcity to hoarding by marketers

The Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari, has attributed the present fuel scarcity to deliberate hoarding by some unpatriotic marketers. Abari in a statement on Saturday in Abuja described it as an intentional “ploy by conscienceless and unpatriotic marketers to force government to increase the pump price of...

Fuel scarcity: Nigerians blasts 2face over comment on filling stations protest

Indeed internet does not forget, especially those on Twitter. They get it all. Nigerian Twitter users, I hail thee! They almost eat alive the sensational singer, 2face Idibia, over his comment on campaign against filling station who hoards petrol to sell at high prices. 2face had tweeted saying "make we start...

Marketers are hoarding petrol to increase price— PENGASSAN

Again, marketers have been fingered for the cause of scary fuel scarcity which has loomed the country in the yuletide season. This time, the accusation was made by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). According to PENGASSAN, the marketers are hoarding the Premium Motor Spirit,...

Christmas: NNPC assures Nigerians of sufficient supply of petroleum products

Dr Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director(GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured Nigerians of sufficient supply of  petroleum products during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Baru gave the assurance on Tuesday when Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger paid him a courtesy visit at...

Expect fuel scarcity nationwide – Oil marketers warn Nigerians

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) yesterday asked Nigerians to prepare for fuel scarcity. IPMAN Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Dankigari, lamented that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which sells the product for N133 per litre was no longer loading and that private depots around Calabar were already...

Strike: Fuel depots may run dry by Wednesday

Should the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria be allowed to linger beyond Wednesday, most depots in Apapa, Lagos, will run out of fuel stock, our correspondent has learnt. Following the commencement of the strike on Thursday, loading at Apapa depots,...

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