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NANS Asks Buhari To Resign Over Petrol Pump Price Hike

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Oil Marketers Now Free To Fix Prices, Says PPPRA

Reactions have continued to fly over the petrol pump price increase that was announced on Wednesday.  New price: one hundred fifty-one naira fifty-one kobo per liter, a three naira fifty-one kobo increase per liter.

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, reacted by demanding president Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.  NANS Zone D coordinator, Kowe Odunayo Amos, described the increment as a punishment to Nigerians. He described Buhari’s government as anti-people.

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In the same vein, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has demanded that president Buhari immediately reverse the petrol price hike.

SERAP reacted on its official twitter page that the increment was a travesty and noted that the decision will affect millions of Nigerians struggling to make ends meet.

And to register its opposition, a non-governmental organization, Afri-Goal Foundation, has also described president Buhari’s administration as “a government that has no remorse for the hardship citizens are facing in the country”.

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The organization says the new fuel price increase shows that the Buhari administration and the ruling all progressives congress are insensitive to the plights of Nigerians.  It says this increment is ill-timed to a period when Nigerians are yet to get over the hardships of the covid-19 pandemic.

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And the Nigeria Labor Congress says by this price hike the government is adding insult to injury.  NLC president, Ayuba Wabba says the congress rejects the new increase in petrol pump price.  He also says, with this increase, organized labor cannot guarantee industrial harmony.

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NLC Issues Two-Week Ultimatum Over Petrol Price, Electricity Tariffs Rise

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NLC Issues Two-Week Ultimatum Over Petrol Price, Electricity Tariffs Rise

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has now issued a two-week ultimatum to the federal government to reverse the recent hikes in electricity tariff and petrol pump price.

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The union says there will be grave consequences if the federal government fails to reverse the increases.

In a communiqué read by NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, the body says the ultimatum takes immediate effect and that at its expiration, NLC would mobilize its members for nationwide civil unrest.

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Two weeks ago, the federal government increased the ex-depot price of petrol by n9, prompting marketers to increase their pump prices.

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El-Rufai Signs Law Prescribing Castration For Rapists In Kaduna

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El-Rufai Signs Law Prescribing Castration For Rapists In Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has signed into law, the Kaduna State Penal Code (amendment) law 2020 that updates the penalties for the offence of the rape of a child.  Now, punishment for the offense is surgical castration for male and bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts of child rape, and death.

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In addition, such convicts will be listed in the sex offenders register to be published by the attorney-general of the state.

The law also introduces stricter punishments than the previous law which carried a maximum penalty of 21 years imprisonment for the rape of an adult and life imprisonment for the rape of a child.

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Six Dead, Seven Injured In Ondo Accident

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Six Dead, Seven Injured In Ondo Accident

Six persons have been confirmed dead, seven others injured in a road accident along Akure-Ijesha road in Ondo State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, says the accident occurred on Wednesday evening, involving three vehicles at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area of the state.

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Command’s spokesperson, Omotola Ogunbanwo attributed the causes of the accident to loss of control and wrong overtaking on the part of the drivers.

Ogunbanwo says the victims were taken to the general hospital in Igbara-Oke, while corpses were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

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