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Nigerians Lament as Petrol hits N170/litre

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The price of petrol also known as PMS is bound to hit as high as N170 per litre in Nigeria. This is because Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), which is the major importer of the product, hiked the ex-depot price from the initial N147.67 per litre to N155.17 per litre.

In an internal memo with reference number PPMC/C/MK/003, dated November 11, 2020, and signed by Tijjani Ali, reads that the new ex-depot price would take effect from Friday. The ex-depot price is the price at which the product is sold by the PPMC to marketers at the depots. In its PMS price proposal for November, the PPMC put the landing cost of petrol at N128.89 per litre, up from N119.77 per litre in September/October. It says the estimated minimum pump price of the product would increase to N161.36 per litre from N153.86 per litre. Consequently, “There is going to be an increase in the pump price. We are expecting the pump price to range from N168 to N170 per litre,” The National Operation Controller, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Mr Mike Osatuyi, said.

Depending on the marketer involved or the proximity of thier filling stations to the loading depot, there is always a differentials of between N12 and N15 between the ex-depot price and the pump price. This makes the N155.17 new ex-depot price to shots up the expected pump price to as high as N170 per liter.

Following the news of the hike, facebook users have taken to their pages to express their grief and disappointment. Below are some comment on a related post:

Oche Onu writes with agency reports.

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GRAZING ROUTE: Ortom Threatens Legal Action Against Buhari’s Presidency

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The Benue State governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has threatened legal action against the Presidency if it decides to go ahead with the Grazing Reserve Policy.

In an interview with journalists in Makurdi on Sunday, Ortom insisted that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria superceded the Northern Nigeria Law that provided for grazing reserves.

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The governor insists that Benue will not concede any land for the grazing policy, especially as such lands do not even exist.

“The truth is that if the entire country had accepted ranching, then why is Mr. President insisting on open grazing when there is no land for such.

“In the 50s when this policy was initiated what was the population of Nigeria, it was less that 40 million but today we are more than 200 million. The 923 square kilometer is not even enough to cater for the population. The reason Mr. President is insisting to some of us, I think there is a hidden agenda.

“Mr. President has aides, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and other lawyers around him should advise him. For God sake it is laughable and it appears we do not know what we are doing.

“Under my watch, this state will not accept open grazing . I have already briefed my lawyers should Mr. President insist on going ahead with the Policy,” Ortom stated.

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HOW RACHEL ONIGA DIED AT 64

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Veteran movie actress, Rachel Oniga has passes away on Friday. According to the family, the actress died of heart disease.

The actress reportedly died Friday night in a hospital in Lagos.

In a statement yesterday by the deceased’s sister, Deaconess Toyin Odusote, Oniga, who passed away at the age of 64, had been battling the ailment for some time now.

The statement read in part:

“With a heavy heart and total submission to God, we write to announce the passing of our beloved sister, mother and grandmother, Chief Rachel Tabuno Oniga .

“She died in a Lagos hospital at the age of 64 , on Friday, July 30, 2021 at about 10 pm.

“Contrary to diverse reports informing that she died of COVID-19 complications, we write to inform the general public that she died of heart related issue, an ailment she battled for a short period before her demise.

“We accept her sudden transition as God’s design and we see it as a function of a race of life well finished.

“Painful as it may, we accept it in good faith and total submission to her Maker.

“We, therefore, desire to be allowed to mourn her death privately for now, as we do cause with deep sense of respect for her soul and the glorious life she lived.”

Burial arrangement would be announced in due course by the deceased’s family, the statement promised.

The deceased reportedly had been on Kunle Afolayan’s movie set in Mowe area of Ogun State since last week.

Biography and Profile of Rachael Oniga

An indigene of Eku in Delta State, Oniga was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State. She began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce. She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before her first movie titled Onome and her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow. Over the years, Oniga has featured in notable Nigerian films such as Sango, a movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode and Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super story.She was one of the famous Nigerian Actresses who played a role of a mother in movies. Although featured mostly in Yoruba movies, she was also active in Nollywood English movies.Among the movies she featured are Sango in 1997, Out of Bounds in 1997, Owo Blow 1997, Passion of Mind in 2004, Power Of Sin, Restless Mind and Doctor Bello in 2013, 30 Days in Atlanta in 2014, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel in 2017, Power of 1 in 2018, The Wedding Party and My Village People 2021.

Oniga is survived by three children and several grandchildren.

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