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Gunmen abduct 400 level medical student along Benin-Auchi road, demand N7m ransom

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A 400 Level Medicine and Surgery student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Oghogho Christiana has been abducted by gunmen.

It was gathered that the student was kidnapped was along the Benin-Auchi Expressway in Edo State on Thursday, November 19, while on her way to Ekpoma from Benin City.

A family member, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the kidnappers have demanded a N7 million ransom for her release.

In a similar development, gunmen also on Friday November 20, reportedly shot dead the driver of a bus of a popular transport company and kidnapped fourteen Abuja-bound passengers on Benin-Auchi Road.

The whereabouts of the passengers remained unknown as the kidnappers are yet to make any contact for ransom.

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Don Jazzy reacts after his crush Rihanna ‘Found’ herself a new lover, ASAP Rocky

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It is a piece of open news when it comes to how Don Jazzy says he feels about American music star, Rihanna.

He has replied to his fans after the news came out that his long time crush Rihanna is at the moment dating rapper, Asap Rocky by recognised foreign media outlets.

Knowing very well that he will be trolled by his fans because of his acclaimed love for Rihanna, the music mogul has come out with a hilarious reaction which confirms to an extent that he has one heavy crush on her.

The well-built producer posted that he was in wonder on how nobody called to check on him- which indirectly mean he didn’t hang himself or die because his crush-Rihanna has found a new lover when they heard this news.

“So all of you have been seeing this fake news flying around and nobody checked on me. It’s aight.

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The only APC man you can trust is the dead APC man – Dino Melaye tells those defecting from PDP

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Former Senator, Dino Melaye

Former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has shared a post addressed to those defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

In an Instagram post he shared, Dino Melaye who was formerly an APC member said the only ”APC man you can trust is the dead APC man.”

He wrote;

Those planing to leave PDP, my humble advise. The only APC man you can trust is the dead Apc man. Don’t be a fool. SDM

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Car owners to pay N250,000 to convert cars to autogas – FG

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Car owners in the country will have to pay N250,000 to convert their cars to autogas.

Justice Derefaka, Technical Adviser on Gas Business and Policy Implementation to Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva who appeared on a Channels Television programme on Wednesday December 2 after the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari on Tuesday December 1 said that one million cars are to be powered by Autogas free of charge, averred that vehicle owners will have different payment plans to covert their cars to autogas.

He said;

“The cost varies. So in terms of cost implication, it depends on the cylinder of the vehicle and of course, for a typical SUV cylinder, it is a bit higher but on the average, it is around N200,000 to N250,000 and this is for a four-cylinder vehicle but it becomes a little bit higher for a six-cylinder SUV vehicle.”

Also commenting on the different payment plans for car owners who want to convert their cars, Derefaka stated that the conversion is not totally free.

He added;

“The owner of the car basically will decide to say I want to run on autogas or CNG or LNG and like the honourable minister had mentioned it as well, conversion basically, has different strands, you can partner with your bank and then the bank will now agree with the conversion centre to say ‘Convert this our customer’s car for free.’ Not free in its entirety.

“But then you now go and covert your vehicle. What happens is that the installer will put some form of mechanism that each time you buy the gas; a certain amount will be deducted to pay for the conversion kits.”

Dimissing fears of many Nigerians seeing the conversion fee as expensive, the aide noted that payment can be done within five to seven months.

Derefaka said;

“And that in its self has saved you the use of gas in lieu of petrol to about 45-50 per cent,” the Marine Engineering graduate from the Rivers State University (RSU), Port Harcourt added. “So, there is a huge cost-saving in that regard.”

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