Most petrol stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had complied with Federal Government’s directive to sell petrol at N86 per litre for NNPC retail stations and N86.50k for other marketers.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who went round the town reports that all the stations visited had enough products, as well as standby trucks loaded with the petrol.
NAN also reports that the stations visited such as Conoil, Oando, total and Mobil filling stations within the city centre witnessed very low patronage.
Mr Suleiman Mohammed, the Sales Representative of NNPC retail station and a Supervisor of FCT retail stations, said that the directive took effect from 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016.
Mohammed said all NNPC stations in the FCT have substantially complied with the new directive. Read More →
By Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
The national headquarters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party wore a mournful look on Tuesday following the defeat of its presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.).
Signs that the party was not favoured to win the elections had earlier emerged on Monday when most of the employees of the party failed to turn up for duty.
Its Staff Park, located close to the national secretariat at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, which was usually full of cars by its employees, was devoid of the usual vehicular traffic.
Also, only a handful of the majority of the security guards, who are made up of policemen, civil defence corps and private guards, were at their duty posts.
On Tuesday, as the results were being announced by the Chairman of the Independent National Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, employees of the party gathered to discuss its possible outcome.
“We have squandered our goodwill,” one of the members of the National Working Committee of the party told our correspondent in confidence.
by Agency Reporter
A bomb scare on Friday forced the evacuation of offices in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
As soon as rumours spread that an Improvised Explosive Device had been planted in a sack at a spot between Top View Hotel and the headquarters of the Nigerian Security and Civil Dfence Corps, people hurriedly evacuated their offices and fled the area.
The area is also home to the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
When the police anti-bomb squad searched the sack, it was found to contain rags dumped by an unknown person.
Since the October 1, 2010 bomb blast in abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has been hit by periodic bomb scares.
Sacks have been used by the Boko Haram sect to conceal IEDs in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Damaturu and some parts of Abuja.
An anti-bomb officer was killed in Kaduna some months ago while rummaging through a sack which contained an IED.
More details later.