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Kaduna Explosion: DPR To Prosecute Illegal Gas Operators

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Kaduna Explosion: DPR To Prosecute Illegal Gas Operators

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has threatened stiffer penalty against all illegal gas retail outlets and operators who may have contributed to the Kaduna gas explosion.

DPR’s north west zonal operations controller, Isa Tafida said five persons, including a professor, died in the gas explosion.  Valuable properties were also destroyed in the inferno over the weekend.

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Tafida also said the facility, where the explosion occurred, is operated by an illegal gas retailing vendor, who illegally stores, decants and sells cooking and industrial gases.

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He said DPR had also enjoined such illegal operators to follow laid down rules and regulations, by obtaining necessary licenses to ensure safe handling of gas.

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The agency says it had approved and licensed nearly forty LPG plants in Kaduna State in 2019.

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Ekiti Sets Up Five-Man Committee Over NULGE Crisis

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Ekiti Sets Up Five-Man Committee Over NULGE Crisis

A five-man committee has been set up by Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi to look into the ongoing crisis among members and leadership of National Union of Local Government Employees.

The committee is to advise the government on how to resolve the succession crisis rocking the union.  It is headed by chairman, local government service commission, chief Samuel Abejide,

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Fayemi made the disclosure when he met with the chairmen and directors of administration and finance of the 16 local government areas in the state.

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The governor says the committee is expected to submit its report within a week.  It is to undertaking a holistic approach to harmonize all the stakeholders within NULGE and its environs.  It would also pay specific attention to remote causes of the crisis and advise government on how best to tackle them.

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Fayemi says he would not allow labor matters to degenerate and discredit his government.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Lagos Pipeline Fire

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Lagos Pipeline Fire

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sent a strong warning to pipeline vandals who cause untold hardship to Lagosians while breaking the law.

The governor was reacting to Sunday’s fire outbreak at Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

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The state emergency management agency, LASEMA, said the fire claimed three lives.  Several were injured, many houses were razed.

The agency says the fire started after vandals breached a pipeline to steal petrol in the area.

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The governor commended LASEMA officials for their swift response in putting out the fire.

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PDP Members Protest At Supreme Court Over Imo Election Verdict

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PDP Members Protest At Supreme Court Over Imo Election Verdict

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party including the party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, former governor Peter Obi, senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Achike Udenwa, former minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka, Dino Melaye with staunch supporters, staged a protest on abuja streets over the recent verdict of the supreme court that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha.

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The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, says the aim of the protest themed #SaveOurJudiciary was to impress on Nigerians that injustice has been done to the party.

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The supreme court nullified last Tuesday the electoral victory of Emeka Ihedioha, the PDP Imo State 2019 governorship candidate.

The protesters walked to the national assembly and met with the leadership of the red chamber.

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