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ASUU Strike: FG Agrees to Release N30bn Earned Academic Allowance to Lecturers

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The Federal Government has agreed to release N30bn earned academic allowance to University lecturers.

The Federal Government has agreed to release N30bn earned academic allowance to University lecturers.

The Federal government also assured that N20bn would be spent on strengthening the education sector as part of the modification meant to end the seven-month strike announced by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

It was gathered that part of the money would be paid to Lecturers between May 2021 and January 2022.

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These were part of the agreements reached during the meeting between the FG and ASUU on Thursday.

The academics, however, insisted that payment of their outstanding salaries could be made through Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) before full implementation of University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS)but the government insisted on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The Union also directed all his members to reject IPPIS officials reportedly coming to various campuses on Monday for bio-metric data capturing of its members.

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Fuel Queues Spread Over Looming Price Hike

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The queues for petrol grew worse in some parts of the country on Sunday following the shutdown of many filling stations amid heightened expectations of an increase in the pump price of the product.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, had on February 9 said Nigerians should prepare for the pain associated with the increase in crude oil price.

The international oil price, Brent crude, rose by more than 14 per cent in February as it closed at $64.42 per barrel, up from $56.42 per barrel at the start of the month.

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Motorists besieged the few outlets that were open for business in Abuja, Nasarawa, Niger and Borno states, while some others that had dispensed petrol the previous day were locked on Sunday.

Two weeks ago, queues of motorists were seen in many locations after oil marketers raised concerns about petrol pricing by depot owners and how this affected petroleum products supply.

The queues resurfaced on Saturday and Sunday, as only few filling stations were dispensing petrol while others were shut.

Some attendants at some of the shut outlets said that they were not selling petrol because the cost of the product would be increased from March.

Nipco and Gegu filling stations, along the Kubwa-Zuba Expressway, Abuja, had long queues of motorists on Sunday, while IBWAS filling station on the same road that had earlier dispensed products was shut.

Similarly, Major Oil filling station, along Airport Road, Abuja, which had steadily dispensed products up till Saturday, did not sell petrol on Sunday.

Shema Oil, close to Next Cash ‘N’ Carry in Abuja; NNPC outlet in Zuba, Niger State, and few other filling stations in Nyanya/Mararaba in Nasarawa State had queues.

“We have not been advised of any increase in petrol price. Many filling stations are not selling petrol perhaps because they have run out of stock or they are

Many commuters were stranded at bus stops in Maiduguri as motorists struggled at filling stations to get petrol.

“They said there is no fuel but they sell to black marketers; they have refused to sell to us. I have been here since 6:45am because my experience yesterday (Saturday) was horrible as I couldn’t get fuel. I’ve been here for over four hours and I have not got the product,” a tricycle operator, Abubakar Shettima, said

When contacted, the Chairman, IPMAN, Borno, Mohammed Ngala, denied that independent marketers were hoarding petrol, adding that Borno had been experiencing a shortage in recent days.

“Right now, we sell petrol at N165-N170 per litre. But the product is not enough to serve the populace. We don’t hoard fuel,” he said.

The Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society Organisations for Petroleum and Energy Security called on the Federal Government to fully deregulate the downstream oil sector to address the concerns about petroleum products’ pricing.
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Oil Spill Shuts Down Fishing In 10 Delta Communities

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Oil spillage in Delta

A devastating oil blowout has grounded fishing occupation at over 10 oil communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area in Delta State.
Some of the affected communities were Benikrukru, Kokodiagbene, Oporoza, Azama, Inikorogha and Kurutie and the leak was reportedly, at the weekend, spreading to more communities in the area.
Thousands of fishermen in the communities, their families and buyers from different from different parts of the state and beyond have been stranded as a result of the spill.

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Villagers, who spoke, complained that there was palpable fear in the affected communities, as some people have falling sick due to pollution of bodies of rivers which are major sources of water supply to the people.
One of them, therefore, called on concerned stakeholders to live up to expectations by engaging the affected communities, rather than staying mute and denying its involvement in the spill.

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Ikeja Electric Schedules All Customers For Metering Under National Mass Metering Programme

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Ikeja Electric Schedules All Customers For Metering Under National Mass Metering Programme

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc says all unmetered customers under its business unit, have now been scheduled for metering under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).
Mr Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications, IE, confirmed the development in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.

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According to Ofulue, a total of 106,000 customers of the electricity Distribution Company, would be installed with free prepaid meters, under the first phase of the NMMP.
He, however, advised customers not to make any payment to Meter Assets Providers (MAP) installers, or IE staff, during the field survey and meter installation.
Reports show that the Federal Government had on Oct. 30, 2020, flagged off the NMMP.
The programme is aimed at meeting the target of closing the metering gap in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, by December 2021.
It would assist in reducing collection losses, while at the same time, increase financial flows, to achieve 100 per cent market remittance obligation of the DisCos.
Part of the objectives also include the elimination of arbitrary estimated billing, improving network monitoring capability and provision of data for market administration and investment decision-making.

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