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Fuel Scarcity: Airlines Cancel Flights, Radio stations ration airtime, MTN warns of network disruptions

The lingering fuel crises is gradually grinding the Nigeria state to a halt. Already, Nigerians can no longer fuel their vehicles or household power generators. The effect on the latter is made worse with national power supply now at 1,300 MW, the lowest in 16 years.

The effect has now hit the big businesses as well. Airlines have announced cancelations of the flights and radio stations are now rationing their time on air.

Yesterday, May 23, 2015, Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM all went off air at about 8pm for the first time since they started 24 hours broadcast.

Similarly, MTN has warned that fuel supplies to all its facilities – most of which run on generators- is running low thereby warning of a disruption in its network operations.

In other words, as the fuel situation degenerates, Nigerians may not be able to stay comfortably in the houses, store food items, move around, travel, listen to radio or even make phone calls with the way things are falling apart.

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