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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Thursday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Thursday, March 10, 2022.

1. Fuel Scarcity: We’ve 1.9bn litres of petrol, enough to last for 32 days — Minister [NewsWireNGR]

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, on Wednesday in Abuja updated the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the availability of 1.9 billion litres of petrol.

He said the quantity was enough to last the country for 32 days.

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, accompanied the minister to the FEC session presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Read more.

2. We’re buying litre of fuel for N600 —  Farmers warn of effect on dry season farming [NewsWireNGR]

A farmer from Gbako Local Government Area of Niger, Mr Mathias Tsado, has said that the lingering fuel scarcity would likely affect dry season farming.

Tsado, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gbako on Wednesday said that many of the dry season farmers in the area depend on water pumping machines to get water to their farms.

“We cannot afford to buy a litre of fuel for N500 or N600 and also carry out other farm expenses, it means that we will be running at a loss.

“Before now we purchased fuel at N165 per litre but now if you manage to get it, aside from the increased price it may be adulterated fuel that will damage your engine.” Read more.

3. Nigerian demands N200 million compensation over epileptic power supply [NewsWireNGR]

A legal practitioner, Musa Abdullahi, has dragged the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), demanding a N200 million compensation over allegations bordering on epileptic power supply.

Abdullahi, who filed the suit marked: NSHC/SD/27/2022, also prayed the court to give an order, in the alternative, directing a six-month bill-free period for the plaintiff as compensation for all the period of unjustified power interruption. Read more.

4. “A liter of aviation fuel now goes for N579 in Lagos, Abuja N599 and in Kano N607” –  Scarcity hits airline operators [NewsWireNGR]

Airline operators say flight operations may be grounded in the coming days due to the scarcity of aviation fuel across networks of airports.

Vice-President, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Allen Onyema said, in an interview, that their operations have been impacted negatively, and called on the appropriate authorities to expedite action in addressing the current situation.

Mr Onyema complained that the scarcity of aviation fuel, popularly called Jet A1, has led to many disruptions to flight operations across the nation’s airports this week. Read more.

5. I have no regrets dumping PDP for APC — Umahi [NewsWireNGR]

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Wednesday in Abakaliki said he has no regrets defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor stated this while addressing members and supporters of the party during a solidarity rally held at the Udensi Water Fountain Roundabout in Abakaliki.

Umahi, who appealed for calm, assured APC faithful, supporters and friends of the administration who thronged the venue of the rally to express their love and solidarity that the judgement sacking him as governor would not stand. Read more.

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