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Gov Obiano declares Monday as public holiday to celebrate Nnamdi Azikwe’s Birthday

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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The Governor of Anambra state has declared Monday 16 November, a public holiday to celebrate and honour the First President of  Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikwe who was born in Zungeru in November 16 1904.

The governor through the commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr Don Adinuba said this in Awka.

in a letter to President Buhari Obiano wrote“The Ghanaians observe President Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday as a national holiday. Angolans observe Dr Agostino Neto’s birthday as a national holiday, just the way Tanzanians do the birthday of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

“Interesting enough, it was the Great Zik of Africa who mentored Dr Nkrumah whom he discovered when he was editing the African Morning Post in Ghana and sent him to his alma mater in the United States, Lincoln University, the first historically black university in America, to study the humanities just like himself.

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“Zik inspired a generation of Africans, including Nigerians, into African nationalism.

“Another great Nigerian whom Zik inspired into embracing pan Africanism was the late Chief MKO Abiola, who won the 1993 presidential election fair and square but was tragically denied victory. The Nigerian people are consoled by the fact that this great Zikist has officially been declared the winner of the historic vote, though posthumously, and June 12 proclaimed a national holiday.”

 

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Kwara to stop pensions of Sarki and other former Governors

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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The Executive Governor of Kwara State Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq  has made it clear that he would stop the pensions of the former governors of the state.

The Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu  started this move to stop pensions of the former state governors in the state.

The former governors of kwara state are AbdulFatah Ahmed and Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said this on Friday on his twitter account.

He said “In line with our campaign mantra and the yearnings of our people, next week I will be sending a bill to the State House of Assembly to revoke the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors in Kwara state.

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“Our state needs all the resources it can get to improve our human capital development. I believe our limited resources are better spent on tackling the question of poverty and youth unemployment.”

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PPMC increases Depot price of Petrol to N155.17

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PPMC increases Depot price of Petrol to N155.17

The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has increased the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, to N155.17 per litre from N147.67 per litre.

The PPMC disclosed this in an internal memo with reference number PPMC/C/MK/003, dated November 11, 2020, and signed by Tijjani Ali. (PPMC)

The memo, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, said 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.

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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.

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It said the estimated minimum pump price of the product would increase to N161.36 per litre from N153.86 per litre.

The National Operation Controller, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Mr Mike Osatuyi, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said the over N7 increase in ex-depot price would translate into an increase in pump prices.

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He said, “The implication of the increase in the ex-depot price is that 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.

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“Crude oil price is going up,” he said, noting that the Federal Government has fully deregulated petrol prices.

Following the deregulation of petrol prices in September, marketers across the country adjusted their pump prices to between N158 and N162 per litre to reflect the increase in global oil prices.

Petrol price band had also risen from N121.50–N123.50 per litre in June to N140.80-N143.80 in July and N148-N150 in August.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said in September that the government had stepped back in fixing the price of petrol, adding that market forces and crude oil price would continue to determine the cost of the product. (PPMC)

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Jerry Rawling’s death not covid-19 related- family says

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The family of the former president of Ghana has made it clear that late Jerry Rawlings died after a brief illness and not as a result of covid-19.

Jerry’s death was confirmed by his family on Thursday morning. The former presidents family in a statement said “It is with deep sadness that the family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd), informs the general public that the former President of the Republic died on Thursday morning after a short illness.

“We request privacy at this difficult moment. Details of funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”

Ghanaian  government has declared a seven days mourning for the former President who served the country well.

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