Following the chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola, decision to sell House Hold Kerosene (HHK) at N50/litre, being over 50 per cent reduction of its current pump price, the billionaire oil magnate has effortlessly made a grand entrance into the pantheon of Nigeria’s 21st century crusaders. calls it ‘Buhari Kerosene’ and has ordered that all his fuel stations across the country should henceforth sell HHK at N50/litre in furtherance of his decision to identify with President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to ameliorate the hardships faced by millions of Nigerians daily.
The Forte Oil boss had recently blown the lid off the activities of shady characters in the oil sector whom he blamed for selling House Hold Kerosene (HHK) as Jet A1 fuel, also called Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK), to airline operators.
In a statement signed by him, Otedola revealed: “This illicit act has been identified as the major factor contributing to the rising cost of kerosene in the country and may also be the cause of some of the air mishaps we have encountered in the country in recent times.”
The Forte Oil boss stated that while HHK is sold by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), an arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at the regulated price of N40.90k with the objective of selling to the average Nigerian at the pump price of N50 per litre, major HHK dealers sell the product to poor Nigerians at the pump price of N125 per litre. And the development is attributable to the emergence of mushroom marketers who are desperate to make a killing by selling kerosene as Jet A1 fuel to major local and international airlines at the pump price of N140/litre or even higher. He explained that this is possible because HHK shares some physical and chemical properties with Jet A1 fuel.
Culled from TheCapital
*Life is gonna be easy for us all. What a good way to start the Mber month? But people that do not use kerosine nko????
Diddy finally reaches out to Niniola after four years of sending him DMs without response
Top Nigerian Afrobeats songstress, Niniola, and American music star cum businessman, Diddy are set to collaborate.
The duo linked up for the very first time via video call after Diddy was informed about her music and he showed interest in working with her.
It is a story of divine providence and destiny as Niniola sent DM to the rapper as far as 2018, but she never got a response until four years later.
Fast-forward to 2022, and faith had beautiful plans for the singer who was eventually connected with the music executive.
Niniola did not only did get a response from Diddy, but also a spoke with him via FaceTime and he explained the whole situation.
According to the Bad Boy Records CEO, he just never saw her messages because of flooded DMs, however, when he started scouting for an artiste to hop on his Afrobeats remix, someone suggested Niniola.
It was when he tried to send her a message via Instagram that he saw tht had previoulsy DM’s him but he never knew.
Niniola who shared a video of her speaking with the award-winning musician, noted that dreams do come through.
Ed Sheeran faces trial for plagiarism on ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Ed Sheeran, a British megastar, will testify in court to defend himself against claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye for his international hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”
Ed Sheeran, a top-charting artist and internationally successful pop star, has been informed by a federal judge that he must go to trial in response to claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s 1973 smash song “Let’s Get It On” on his 2014 track “Thinking Out Loud.”
In his application to the court, Ed Sheeran argued that the copyright claims should be rejected because they were “baseless” and “far too frequent.”
The plaintiffs claim that Ed Sheeran and his writing partner Amy Wadge copied and exploited, without authorization or credit the Marvin Gaye song, “including but not limited to the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation, and looping.” They are seeking $100 million (£90 million) in damages.
A lawsuit was recently filed against Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners John McDaid and Steven McCutcheon over claims that a chorus from their song “Shape of You” was lifted verbatim from Ross O’Donoghue and Sami Chokri 2015 single “Oh Why.”
The High Court Judge ruled that the imitation was “not purposefully nor unconsciously” made during the trial that took place in March 2022. Ed and his co-defendants were given £900,000 in costs.
Ed wrote on his Instagram page following the court decision that he hoped it would put an end to more unfounded claims. Ed Sheeran is not yet getting his desire, though, as he must deal with another lawsuit.
Mr Ibu joins ‘Obidient’ rally in Jos despite endorsing Tinubu (Video)
Mr. Ibu, the comic actor, has joined a rally being held in the name of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
A large crowd trooped out on Wednesday evening to receive Obi and Yusuf Datti, his running mate, in Jos.
The visit came as the campaign season for the 2023 election officially kicked off in accordance with the timetable.
The crowd and Obi’s team assembled at Rwang Pam township stadium for the rally amid cheers from supporters.
In the crowd was Mr Ibu who would later take to the podium to deliver a short solidarity speech for Obi.
“He is ready to rule us. He is ready to take up the seat of the president. I want you to be obidient,” he said.
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