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Nigeria: Lawmakers Move to Abolish PPPRA

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Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have moved to scrap the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) following the abolition of fuel subsidies on January 1. Deputy Minority Leader Kawu Sumaila (pictured) said that 200 of the house’s 360 members had indicated support for a bill to abolish the agency, which he plans to introduce as soon as the house reconvenes. 

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UAE: Roads and Transportation Authority, Emarat, Run Awareness Seminar For Fuel Tank Drivers

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Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) has held an awareness programme for drivers of fuel tanks in the Emirate. The programme, organised in cooperation with Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat), was held at the company’s Al Qusais central workshop. 

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Nigeria: Protests Take Place Against Subsidy Removal

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Organised protests against the removal of fuel subsidies have taken place in Abuja, Lagos and Kano, as consumers react to a policy that has more than doubled petrol prices at a stroke. After a long lead-in time, the subsidy on petrol was removed by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), suggested prices from the agency rose from N65 to roughly N144.

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