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Today's Headlines: PDP Lost Prominent Aspirant To Death, Petroleum Minister Blows Hot On Petrol Cost

PDP senate aspirant dies in Cross River

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senate aspirant during the Cross River North by-election which held in December 2020, Dr Mary Iji, has passed on.

Dr Iji who teaches in the Faculty of Education, University of Calabar died on Tuesday morning at the General Hospital Ogoja where she was rushed to for medical attention.

A close source, Abang Simon, told Vanguard that the deceased complained of mild headache and body weakness and was taken to hospital where she gave up the ghost.

Suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ protest arrest by EFCC

Scores of suspected internet fraudsters known as ‘Yahoo boys’ on Tuesday morning stormed Ilesha/Osogbo road, Osun State, to protest alleged incessant arrest by Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The Nation gathered that they went on a rampage by making bonfires on the major road and blocked the Osogbo/Ilesa road.

Fear grips Bayelsa community as gunmen kill soldier, cart away AK-47 rifle

Palpable fear has gripped the people of Apoi Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a military officer and carted away and with his AK-47 rifle.

Already, the indigenes of the community have fled the community to neighbouring villages and elsewhere for fear of reprisal attack on the community by the military.

Be ready to bear pains of high petrol cost, Minister tells Nigerians

The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has admonished Nigerians to be ready to bear the pains of increased petrol pump price as crude oil price climbs above $60 per barrel.

Speaking at the official launch of Nigerian Upstream Cost Optimisation Program on Tuesday, Sylva said with no provision of subsidy in the 2021 budget, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, cannot continue to bear the cost of under-recovery.

Presently, the pump price of petrol ranges from N160 –N165, the price set when crude traded just above $43 per barrel, four months ago.

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