Power generation drops by 1,087.6MW over gas pipeline rupture

Power generation drops by 1,087.6MW over gas pipeline rupture A sudden collapse in power generation across six thermal stations has led to the loss of 1,087.6 mega watts (MW) of electricity from the national grid. The dip in power generation resulted from a gas pipeline rupture and other technical issues at Shell gas wells.   The Transmission Company of Nigeria...... more

Aba: Soldiers, policemen in heavy shootout, 3 feared dead

Aba: Soldiers, policemen in heavy shootout, 3 feared dead There was pandemonium yesterday in Aba, Abia state as soldiers believed to be from the Ngwa High School Forward Operation Base (Charlie Coy) and personnel of Mobile Police Force (PMF 55) unit in Osisioma near Aba engaged in heavy shootout said to have claimed the lives of three persons. Some passersby...... more

APC not for everyone – El-Rufai

APC not for everyone – El-Rufai Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday said the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not for everyone. El-Rufai stated this in his remarks during the formal inauguration ceremony of newly elected Executive Committee members of the party, held at APC Secretariat, Kaduna. He noted that some members joined the party to...... more

Dangote named most admired African brand

Dangote named most admired African brand The Dangote Group has been voted as the most admired African brand by consumers ahead of telecommunications giant, MTN, according to the South African-based Brand Leadership Movement in collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Dangote brand, which is also the leading brand in Nigeria, came atop in the fresh ranking...... more

Auto crash claims seven lives in Enugu

Auto crash claims seven lives in Enugu The Police Command in Enugu state has confirmed the death of a family of seven in an auto crash which occurred at Ugwu-Onyeama on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Sunday. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement, said the accident occurred at about 8am on...... more

Kogi borrowed billions from banks — despite Paris Club refund and bailouts

Kogi borrowed billions from banks — despite Paris Club refund and bailouts The Kogi state government obtained loans of at least N16 billion between May 2017 and January 2018, TheCable reports.  This is despite over N20 billion which accrued to the state from the Paris Club refund. Paris Club refund is a partial settlement of long-standing claims by state governments relating to over-deductions...... more

Umeh dedicates NUJ award to judiciary

Umeh dedicates NUJ award to judiciary The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Chief Victor Umeh, on Friday dedicated the award of the 'NUJ man of the year" bestowed on him by the Anambra State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists to the Nigerian judiciary. Speaking at the NUJ summit in Awka, Anambra State capital, Umeh...... more

17m people left Africa in 2017 – UN report

17m people left Africa in 2017 – UN report No fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said. The ‘Economic Development in Africa’ report also said 5.5 million people moved to Africa from other continents while some 19 million...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi inaugurates first new fire service station in 56 years

…appeals to FG to reimburse expenses on federal roads History was made in Enugu State at the weekend as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi inaugurated one of the five new Ultra Modern Fire Service stations being constructed by his administration across the three Senatorial Districts after 56 years such projects were built in...... more

Passengers sue Med-View Airline for cancelled flight

Passengers sue Med-View Airline for cancelled flight Passengers on Med-View Airline flight VL2120 and VL2118 scheduled to travel from Lagos to Kaduna and Abuja on Sunday, August 13, 2017,  have dragged the airline before the Federal High Court in Lagos over the alleged cancellation of their flight. The suit was filed by Maj. Gen. Obidah Ethan (retd.) and...... more

Oil price could hit $100 ‘in coming months’ – Total CEO

Oil price could hit $100 ‘in coming months’ – Total CEO THE CEO of French oil giant Total said Thursday he would not be surprised to see the price of a barrel of crude reach $100 later this year. “We are in a new world. We are in a world where geopolitics are dominating the market again,” Patrick Pouyanne said at an...... more

Offa bank robbery: Association of Licensed Private Security indicts Police

Offa bank robbery: Association of Licensed Private Security indicts Police Fresh facts have emerged on the recent dastardly armed robbery attack on five banks in Offa, Kwara state as the state chairman of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, Olusola Obadeyi, has indicted the police command, accusing it of inaction despite being briefed ahead of the attack‎.Speaking with...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students of State’s Polytechnic, Iwollo

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students of State’s Polytechnic, Iwollo …inaugurates School of Engineering Complex In line with the Enugu State government’s policy on education and the need to discover and assist intellectuals in the rural areas, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday granted scholarship to 340 indigent students of the Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state....... more

You don’t need license to establish solar power plants – Fashola

You don’t need license to establish solar power plants – Fashola BABATUNDE Fashola , Minister of Works, Power and Housing, says interested investors are free to establish commercial independent power generation plant or solar power plant without seeking license from the Federal Government. Fashola made the remarks while fielding questions from newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday during his two-day duty tour to...... more

Why Enugu, Anambra get poor power supply ---EEDC

Why Enugu, Anambra get poor power supply  ---EEDC     Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has explained that the loss of supply currently experienced in parts of Enugu and Anambra States was due to fault on 132KV transmission line radiating from Onitsha. EEDC’s Head Communication, Mr Chukwuemeka Ezeh, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu. Ezeh noted...... more

2019: Okupe reveals how Buhari can be removed

2019: Okupe reveals how Buhari can be removed A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has said the Coalition for Nigeria Movement will present a credible candidate who will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. He, however, said the group was not formed to either attack the Buhari government or to discredit the APC-led government. Okupe, in...... more

Buhari blames Jonathan for rot in health sector

Buhari blames Jonathan for rot in health sector President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed past leaders, especially the immediate past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for neglecting the health sector between 2010 and 2015. Buhari said this while delivering his speech at the 58th Annual Delegates Meeting and scientific conference of the Nigeria Medical Association in Abuja on Thursday....... more

2019: Obasanjo’s letter was abusive – Buhari

2019: Obasanjo’s letter was abusive – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari, has for the first time, made a scanty reference to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and called it “abusive’’. Buhari said he did not want a response to the letter which derided the government and urged Buhari not to seek a second term “Even when the Minister of Information and...... more

May Day: FG not ignoring workers’ demands, rights – Osinbajo

May Day: FG not ignoring workers’ demands, rights – Osinbajo The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured workers that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is working tirelessly to make the country better as demanded by the workers. Osinbajo gave the assurance while speaking at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Tuesday as he explained...... more

2019: Labour leaders threaten to mobilise against non-performing public officers

2019: Labour leaders threaten to mobilise against non-performing public officers As workers across the globe mark this year’s edition of May Day, labour leaders in Nigeria have threatened to mobilise their members against hostile and non-performing public officers across all levels of governance. They also said the harsh working environment the Nigerian worker has to endure due to unfavourable government policies...... more

PDP, APC Supporters clash over Motion to impeach Buhari

PDP, APC Supporters clash over Motion to impeach Buhari Youths and supporters of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have clashed at the Benin Airport over the motion seeking the invocation of Section 143 of Nigeria’s Constitution. The PDP supporters were at the airport to give a rousing welcome to Mathew Urhoghide, the Senator who...... more

President Buhari appoints NERC Chairman, Others

President Buhari appoints NERC Chairman, Others FOLLOWING the confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved five new appointments.     The new appointees are Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu from Imo State,  Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, Ondo, Chika Ama Nwauwa, Imo State, Nwogu N. Nwogu, Abia State,  and Professor James Momoh, Edo State.    ...... more

Anarchy looms in Nigeria, Constitution now suspended, Fayose Warns

Anarchy looms in Nigeria, Constitution now suspended, Fayose Warns Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has raised the alarm that Nigeria was drifting towards a state of anarchy, calling on the international community to intervene and rescue the country from turning to a war zone, where mass killings is a usual occurrence. Governor Fayose, who was reacting to the killing...... more

How Air Force personnel, others robbed Magu’s farm house –Police

How Air Force personnel, others robbed Magu’s farm house –Police The Police yesterday, revealed how two Air Force personnel, and two other suspects allegedly robbed the farm house of Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu. It will be recalled that gunmen had, on December 12, 2017, invaded the farm house located at Karshi, a suburb Abuja,...... more

Fulani Herdsmen kill 2 Catholic Priests, 17 others in Benue

Fulani Herdsmen kill 2 Catholic Priests, 17 others in Benue Suspected Fulani herdsmen has attacked Ayar Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area killing  two priests and 17 other church members. Sources from the village who pleaded  not to be named said Fulani herdsmen, early hours of Tuesday morning, attacked a Catholic Church and Parishioners who went for 5.30am Mass. The armed herdmen attacked...... more

Gunmen, bombers attack Kogi, Borno, kill 27

Gunmen, bombers attack Kogi, Borno, kill 27 About16 persons have been reportedly killed in the Sunday attacks on Kpanche and other communities in the Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State. The traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, Alhaji Khalid Bukar, who put the number of casualties at 16, told newsmen in Lokoja that the attacks...... more

INSCURITY: Don’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help From Outside, Ekweremadu Advises FG

INSCURITY: Don’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help From Outside, Ekweremadu Advises FG   The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has advised the Federal Government not to be ashamed to seek help from outside the country in order to bring the wanton killings all over the nation to an end immediately. Ekweremadu made the call while summing up the debate on the...... more

Enugu govt moves to exploit world’s oldest iron smelting site

Enugu govt moves to exploit world’s oldest iron smelting site ...set to recruit 1000 youths The Enugu State government yesterday took a major step towards protecting and exploiting the Iron smelting site discovered at Otobo Ugwudinoke, Lejja, Nsukka Local Government Area of the state. Briefing newsmen after a presentation made to the State Executive Council by an Associate Professor in Department...... more

Businessman attacks Keyamo in court over Buhari appointment

Businessman attacks Keyamo in court over Buhari appointment An Anambra businessman, Bobby Uzochukwu, on Friday attacked Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), on the premises of the Anambra State Federal High Court, Awka, accusing him of “selling out” by accepting to serve as the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid. The SAN was recently appointed the Director, Strategic Communications...... more

Over billing: S’East consumers protest non provision of prepaid meters

Over billing: S’East consumers protest non provision of prepaid meters Electricity consumers in the South-Eastern states  have urged electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to strive to install pre-paid meters to all consumers to check over-billing and estimated billing that causes disagreements.The consumers said this on Thursday in Enugu during a forum of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee to Curb Excessive Electricity...... more

 

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