MISSING $20B: FG APPROVES FORENSIC AUDIT OF CORRUPTION POWERHOUSE

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The Federal government has spoken about its commitment to getting to the root of the missing $20billion as claimed by suspended CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi. This is coming from the presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati. He says President Jonathan has approved the audit of NNPC by reputable international firms.

This is coming after claims the presidency is trying to sweep the matter under the carpet in what the opposition labeled its “usual manner”. This was debunked by Abati however who accused Sanusi of whipping up public sympathy to incite unwary Nigerians against the government. No firm has been appointed to carry out the audit however. Do you think the government is being sincere about the audit?

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UNPAID SUBSIDY: FUEL SCARCITY TO CONTINUE

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has shed light into the reason for the current fuel scarcity in the country. The chairman, Mr. Aminu Abdulkadir confirmed that it is a result of unpaid subsidy claims by the federal government which dates back to nine months. He alleged that members have not been paid claims from the 3rd and 4th quarter of last year.

He however said the products in the system were currently being supplied by the NNPC solely which amounts to about 50% of the country's total needs. He said its members can't continue importing products till their claims were resolved as they were in business for profit. So who are we to believe in the midst of these claims and counter claims, the marketers or the government?

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