• Telecoms Tariff Hike: Why senate rejected plan -Saraki

    Telecoms Tariff Hike: Why senate rejected plan -Saraki

    Senator Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s senate president has revealed why the Senate today rejected the plan by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to increase the price of internet data, adding that the Senate will continue to make sure Nigerians had access to affordable Internet.

    He said, “Today, the Senate condemned the proposed increase of data tariffs by Service Providers, in line with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

    “We strongly believe that we must protect the Nigerian people that sent us to […]

  • BREAKING NEWS!!! Senate stops planned data tariff hike

    BREAKING NEWS!!! Senate stops planned data tariff hike

    The Senate has this morning, urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to halt the planned increase in data tariff by major mobile telecommunications operators in the country.

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  • Akwapoly students protest against fees hike

    Akwapoly students protest against fees hike

    According to reports, the Students of Akwa Ibom Polytechnic on Monday protested against the 100 per cent increment of fees by the school’s authority.

    The Students Union Government’s (SUG), President, Kingsley Eyo, told newsmen at Ikot Osurua in Ikot Ekpene on Monday that the students were not consulted before the increment.

    He added that the students were not comfortable with the Rector, Dr Israel Afia’s style of administration, demanding his removal by the State Government.

    Eyo said students wondered why the school’s management […]

  • AAU shut down, as students protest hike in tuition fee

    AAU shut down, as students protest hike in tuition fee

    The Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State has been shot down till further notice.

    Management of the institution took the decision following a violent protest by students over alleged hike in school

  • Buhari has not asked us to hike pump price – NNPC

    Buhari has not asked us to hike pump price – NNPC

    According to reports, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says there is no plan to increase the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) above N145.

    The corporation said there was no time it met with President Muhammadu Buhari to push for a hike in the pump price to N150 per litre.

    “NNPC is not empowered statutorily to tinker with the pricing template of petroleum products as erroneously reported in some dailies,” it wrote on Twitter.

    “The price adjustment in NNPC downstream facilities from […]

  • CNPP warns FG against fresh fuel price hike

    CNPP warns FG against fresh fuel price hike

    Amid rumour making the rounds of a possible increase in pump price of petrol, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) on Monday warned the Federal Government against imminent consequences of any such plan at a time an average Nigerian citizen can hardly afford one good meal a day.

    The conference, in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu counseled the citizens never to put their hope Labour unions in Nigeria for any reversal of a hike in […]

  • NNPC wrong on petrol price hike, says Minister

    NNPC wrong on petrol price hike, says Minister

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, says the recent N4 increase in price of petrol in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling stations, is wrong.

    Kachikwu said this after receiving an award at an event organized by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) in Abuja on Sunday.

    NNPC had been selling fuel at N141 but on Thursday, Nov. 3 increased it by N4 to the government benchmark of N145.

    ”It is obviously humbling and too […]

  • Petrol price hike not on the cards, says Kachikwu

    Petrol price hike not on the cards, says Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has said the federal government is not about to increase the price of petrol in the country, at least not in the near future.

    Kachikwu, instead, said the government would review some of the elements in the pricing template of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), which are still within its control with operators in the downstream sector to ensure that the price remains in line […]

  • No hike in fuel pump price, says Kachikwu

    No hike in fuel pump price, says Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has dismissed insinuations of any increment in the pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly called petrol.

    The dismissal came on the heels of widespread panic in Abuja yesterday that major petrol stations, including the retail outlets of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC, had jerked up their pump prices from the official N145 to N149 per litre.

    Kachikwu, who was approached by our reporter at the end […]

  • Hike in petrol price inevitable – IPMAN

    Hike in petrol price inevitable – IPMAN

    The speculation about possible increase in price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol, may hold some water as the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, yesterday warned of a threat to product availability in the country.

    This came as expert blamed marketers of insensitivity to price moderation when government placed a cap on petrol price in May.

    But, other operators have argued that the price of petrol was driven by economic variables, which could not be altered for […]

  • FGGC Benin condemns hike in fees, calls for reversal

    FGGC Benin condemns hike in fees, calls for reversal

    The parents of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in Benin City, arising from a meeting yesterday, condemned the recent hike in the fees for some services at the college, despite recent increase by the federal government in the school fees in Unity schools.

    The meeting attended by over 100 parents condemned in strong terms, fees charged their wards by the managers of the schools in the state where they said the Ministry of Education must clear the air on the alleged […]