Man shot dead by police officer who tried to jump fuel queue in Lagos; police identifies officer responsible

A police officer has gunned down a Lagos resident who prevented him from jumping the queue to buy fuel at a Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) filling station at Obalende in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.    Toheeb Eniafe was in the queue to get petrol on Wednesday evening, May 1, when two men, said to be police officers, attempted to drive into the station to buy petrol even though they were not in the queue to get

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Fuel scarcity will last for 2 more weeks — IPMAN

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said that the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country will last for two more weeks.    Public Relations Officer of IPMAN, Chinedu Ukadike, told newsmen that the product is not available in the country and that it is now challenging to source the product because most refineries in Europe are undergoing turnaround maintenance.   Ukadike blamed the acute shortage in supply on importation bottlenecks and the slow pace of marketers’

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Two burnt beyond recognition as fuel tanker explodes along Abakaliki–Afikpo highway (video)

Two persons have lost their lives in a fuel-laden tanker explosion on Abakaliki–Onueke-Afikpo Expressway in Ebonyi.   Igwe Nnabuife, sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, December 30, 2023, in Abakaliki.   Mr Nnabuife said that the truck, which was carrying Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, known as petrol, caught fire on Friday around 8: 20p.m., at the airport junction axis of the highway in Onueke.  

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Explosion from vandalised fuel pipeline kills 20 in Rivers

At least 20 people have died in an explosion from an illegal oil tapping point in Omoku, Ogba/Egebema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.  The incident occurred on Sunday morning, Dec. 24, after youths allegedly broke a pipeline belonging to one of the multinational oil firms operating in the area and started scopping fuel.  The fire killed those scooping fuel and those nearby.  While 20 are feared dead, many suffered varying degrees of burns and are receiving treatment in different

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No fuel subsidy whatsoever- NNPCL

The Federal government has dismissed reports claiming it has restored subsidy for premium motor spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. Oil marketers and a section of organized Labour have recently alleged that the government had restored the subsidy, contrary to its earlier resolve, claiming that with the removal of the subsidy, fuel pump price stability, despite fluctuations, is unexplainable.   The National President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) Festus Osifo in a recent

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There will be no fuel price hike

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, August 15 assured Nigerians that there will be no increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), or petrol, anywhere in the country.   According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the petroleum market has been deregulated and will remain same way. He stated that the FG will address the inefficiencies within the midstream and downstream petroleum subsectors to maintain prices where they are without having

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