Aso Villa Reads for 4/9/17

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed that the 
depot price of petrol has dropped from N138 to N133.28 per litre in most of its depots, indicating a gain of N4.72 for marketers. PM News reported.
The corporation explained that as a result, the pump price of petrol has fallen steadily from N145 per litre to between N142 and N143 per litre in some stations across the country.

Radio Nigeria reports that the Nigerian Air Force has launched a temporary mobile clinic in Makurdi, Benue State capital for free treatment of flood victims in the state.
The flood victims are being sheltered at the Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) Camp in Makurdi. According to the paper, the 
Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar declared the free treatment open.

Vanguard reports that the Federal Government has deployed 711 N-Power agricultural extension agents to Edo to boost agricultural activities in the state.

According to THISDAY, President Muhammadu Buhari has lent weight to the country’s unity by declaring that every Nigerian could live and work anywhere in the country, irrespective of background, emphasising once again the constitutional right of citizens and the stand of his government against recent hate speeches.

THISDAY reports that three Nigerian entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for Shell LiveWIRE ‘top ten innovators,’ a global competition which highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation. The three Nigerians have come up with creative ideas on energy efficiency and access to chemical and paint products. They join 22 entrepreneurs from nine countries to contest for the prestigious prize. A public vote of the shortlisted businesses takes place September 1 to 8, 2017, with the results helping to determine the winners.

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