Today’s Headlines: Bus Carrying Wikki Tourists Players Bursts Into Flames, NNPC Speaks On Petrol Price Hike

Bus Carrying Wikki Tourists Players Bursts Into Flames

The bus in which Wikki Tourists players and officials were travelling, burst into flames on Thursday morning.

They were on their way to Uyo for their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Dakkada FC.

The sad incident was confirmed by Wikki players on Twitter.

The cause of the fire outbreak was not immediately ascertained.

The bus, however, did lose two tyres at Hawan Kibo, a town near Jos, Plateau State just before the fire started and the players got out of the bus.

NNPC Speaks On Petrol Price Increase

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured Organised labour and Nigerians that there will be no increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as Petrol in the month of February.

The corporation gave the assurance in a statement signed by its spokesman Dr Kennie Obateru in Abuja, on Thursday.

“In spite of the rise in the price of crude oil in the international market, NNPC has ruled out any increment in the ex-depot price of PMS in February 2021,” he said.

Reports have it that ex-depot price is the price at which oil marketers buy products from the depot.

Monarch Sets Up Panel On Herdsmen Menace.

The Osemawa of Ondo Kingdom in Ondo State, Oba Victor Kiladejo, has called on the Federal Government to take responsibility for protecting the lives and property of citizens irrespective of religion, tribe or other considerations.

The monarch, who decried spate of insecurity in the state, particularly the activities of herdsmen, set up a committee to prevent and tackle the criminal activities of some herdsmen in his domain.

The committee comprises all ethnic groups and security operatives and other stakeholders in Ondo town and its environs

Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting at his palace to deliberate on various security challenges in the country with emphasis on herdsmen’s activities, the monarch charged government at all levels to make concerted efforts in addressing all security challenges affecting the people.

Some Governors Are Not Serious In Tackling Insecurity – Yahaya bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, says some governors in the country are not serious with their jobs as chief security officers of their respective domains.

Bello, who did not disclose the names of such governors, lambasted them for always running to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), when confronted with security challenges such as banditry, kidnapping, farmer-herder clashes, communal conflicts, amongst others.

The Kogi State governor spoke on Thursday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.

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