`Think outside the box’ to end fuel scarcity, NUPENG advises FG
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has told the Federal Government to “think outside the box,’’ to end persistent fuel scarcity in Nigeria. The President of the union, Mr Igwe Achese, told labour correspondents in Lagos on Friday that government must make a paradigm shift to resolve the energy crisis which…
Why fuel scarcity will persist, by IPMAN
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said that scarcity of fuel would persist unless government breaks the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s monopoly of importation and distribution of petroleum products. Western Zonal Chairman of IPMAN, Debo Ahmed, stated this yesterday at a press conference in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, adding that…
Angry Nigerians yell at, stone DPR officials over fuel scarcity
Residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, angry at the Federal Government’s failure to address the perennial fuel scarcity in the country, yesterday, yelled and threw stones at officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), who were on surveillance visit to some filling stations across the state. The residents and motorists shouted that…
Fuel scarcity holds Abuja residents to ransom despite Senate’s ultimatum
The effects of the lingering fuel scarcity is not receding in the Capital city of Abuja, and may have even defied every logic, as the city was on Monday, thrown into increasing traffic as motorists spend hours on queues searching for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). The Development may be ridiculing a seven-day ultimatum issued…
Fuel scarcity: FRSC warns against carrying petrol in vehicles
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists against carrying petrol in their attempt to beat fuel scarcity during travels.Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ota, Ogun.
Ogun sets up task force to end fuel scarcity
The Ogun State government yesterday named a task force to find solution to the perennial fuel scarcity in the state.This came as long queues still persist in most cities in the state, especially, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Petrol scarcity ends in Lagos, persists in Port Harcourt, others
Residents of Lagos and Abuja have begun heaving sighs of relief from the recent fuel scarcity, leaving people in Imo, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano and other parts of the country longing for similar respite.
Fuel scarcity: OrderPaper demands progress on Baru-gate probe
As the Senate commenced a public hearing on the fuel scarcity which inflicted untold hardship and marred the Christmas and New Year celebrations of millions of Nigerians across the country, OrderPaper Nigeria has challenged the National Assembly to provide an update on its probe into the $25billion contracts award scandal at the Nigerian National Petroleum…
The last fuel scarcity at Christmas?
Once again, the nation has gone through another trauma of fuel scarcity at the peak of Christmas and New Year celebrations. It is an annual ritual deliberately visited on hapless and suffering Nigerians.
Subsidy, scarcity, and never-ending question of fuel prices
The Nigerian economy seems to be synonymous with fuel scarcity. It does not seem to matter which regime is in charge, every couple of years, or in some cases months, the problem of fuel scarcity rears its ugly head.