FG suspends fuel, diesel supply to border stations

The federal government has announced the suspension of diesel and petrol supply to filling stations within 20 kilometres radius to all Nigerian borders.

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, issued the directive in a memo on Thursday, November 6.

 

The authenticity of the memo was confirmed to Daily Sun by the Customs spokesman, Joseph Attah.

He said the directive has been given to all commands through Chidi A, Deputy Comptroller-General enforcement, inspection, and investigation Customs.

The comptroller general of Customs has directed that henceforth no petroleum products no matter the tank size is permitted to be discharged in any filling station within 20 kilometers to the border.

“Consequently, you are to ensure strict and immediate compliance please,” the memo read in part.

Attah said the move was in strict obedience to government’s desire to safeguard the economy of the nation.

Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria on Monday, November 4, said that until member nations of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) respect rules of origin, it will not reopen its land borders.

 

This was stated by he minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, who said that all goods exported into Nigeria from ECOWAS countries must have not less than 30% local inputs, adding that such goods must be escorted directly from the port of member nations directly to Nigerian borders.

 

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At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram fighters in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said Thursday.

At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram fighters in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said Thursday.

Another 12 soldiers were missing after a column of troops on patrol was ambushed by the jihadists on Wednesday in Damboa district of Borno state, a military officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“We lost 10 troops in the intense fighting with the terrorists who ambushed our soldiers conducting a clearance operation in the area,” said the officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to speak about the incident.

 

“Nine soldiers were injured and 12 are still missing.”

The decade-long jihadist insurgency in northeast Nigeria has killed 35,000 people, displaced two million others and spilt into neighbouring countries.

The troops came under attack while returning to their base in Damboa, 88 kilometres (55 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri, said a second military officer who gave the same casualty toll.

The area of the attack is on the edge of the Sambisa Forest which is a stronghold of the Boko Haram faction led by long-time leader Abubakar Shekau.

Soldiers were forced to withdraw after an hour-long battle in which nine jihadists were also killed, said the second source.

The militants burnt five military vehicles and took away a pickup truck along with six machine guns.

Troops destroyed one jihadist truck and recovered three Kalashnikov rifles, he said.

Boko Haram has splintered into two major factions: one loyal to Shekau and the other aligned to the Islamic State group.

There has been a lull in attacks on troops from the jihadist factions in recent weeks as the military has intensified operations against the fighters.

Attacks on Nigerian troops had increased since June last year, with most of the deadly assaults blamed on or claimed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction.

ISWAP split from Boko Haram in 2016 and focuses on attacking military targets while Boko Haram is notorious for attacks on civilians.

 

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Our Roads Are Worse Than They Are Portrayed: Reno Omokri Tells Fashola — Information Nigeria

Popular social media activist, Reno Omokri has slammed Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola over his comments that Nigeria’s roads are not that bad. Nigerian author, Reno OmokriRecall that Fashola expressed during a recent interview that roads in the country are not as bad as they are portrayed, which has generated debate on…

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SELF APPRAISAL IS THE KEY TO SELF DEVELOPMENT.

I have been in argument with so many people in recent times over the level of decadence in LAGOS state presently that confirmed the kind of low ebb performance of the man at the helm of affairs.

In the course of argument,I realised that the led do more evil to leadership than what we think our leaders are doing.

Flimsy excuses and lean defence were made on behalf of our leaders that made someone to keep thinking how our society has become compromised to the level of moral and intellectual decadence.

Reading the caption on “Pulse Nigeria” yesterday about how the present Lagos State government agreed that his performance is below expectation.

This confirmed that he is a leader that listen to himself and his level of reasoning is human.

This sorts of self appraisal is rare in this part of the world,and it is what is needed for self discovery that would attract self development that is needed for a leader to perform to the expectations expected from them at any point in time.

With the kind of experience I had recently,I realised that it is better for any leader that wants to perform well to take time to listen and peruse over whatever people that are tagged Wailers are pushing across in reality and on virtual space—social media.

Many of the so called hailers and supporters are enemies of progress that open their eyes but refused to see and listen to the voice of reasoning.

Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat need to buckle up and study the templates Fashola maximised in making LAGOS State a toast of other states when he was at the helm of affairs.

Lagos needs a change in every facet of human and material development.

Infracstructures are in bad shape and it will be better for all of us to address this lacuna on time so that residents will understand that Lagos State has started becoming what it ought to be as a State that is practically on the move to be among the best place on earth where people can stay as a normal human being.

Notwithstanding, someone needs to appreciate Sanwo-Olu for being mature in owing up to himself that his performance is below expectation for now.

We hope that changes will surface gradually.

Wailers should continue wailing.

Hailers should have a change of mind.

As for me,I will always wail for good governance and better performance.This will forever be my contribution to humanity as long as I am living.

 

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