Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Benue assembly removes speaker

Benue assembly removes speaker

Terkimbi Ikyange (pictured), speaker of Benue state house of assembly, has been impeached.At plenary on Tuesday, Richard Ujege, lawmaker representing Konshisha state constituency, moved a motion of no confidence on the speaker who was absent.The motion was supported by 21 members out of the 30 members of the house.Also impeached were James Okefe, deputy speaker and Benjamin Adanyi, majority leader, [...]

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    NERC approves 15 additional firms for meter finance, installation

NERC approves 15 additional firms for meter finance, installation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved 15 additional firms to participate in the distribution and installation of prepaid meters.An updated list of July 19 showed that NERC added 15 companies to participate in the exercise.The new firms have been issued a ‘no objection’ to serve as meter asset providers (MAPs) in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) after [...]

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    Oshiomhole to PDP: I’ve defeated powerful godfathers — do I look like I’m losing sleep?

Oshiomhole to PDP: I’ve defeated powerful godfathers — do I look like I’m losing sleep?

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reiterated that he is not losing sleep over the breakaway Reformed-APC faction.The former Edo governor says he has defeated powerful godfathers, stressing that "I will not miss my sleep because a lot of these guys cannot on a good day deliver their unit".Oshiomhole said this in reaction to a [...]

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    DisCos: We are losing N48 per unit over non-review of tariff

DisCos: We are losing N48 per unit over non-review of tariff

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) says electricity distribution companies (DisCos) lose an average of N48 per kilowatt hour (KWH) of power as a result of the non-review of tariff.ANED said the lack of tariff review had slowed down performance in the power sector.The last electricity tariff review was said to have taken place in February 2016. The review [...]

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    Power generation: Fashola replies DisCos, says Nigerians traumatised by your service

Power generation: Fashola replies DisCos, says Nigerians traumatised by your service

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has reacted to claims by electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that he misled Nigerians on power generation capacity.Sunday Oduntan, executive director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), the umbrella body of DisCos, had said the federal government lied about an improvement in power generation.In a statement on Friday, Fashola said Nigerians can testify to the [...]

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    Dogara’s deputy, Aregbesola’s chief of staff, state speaker — top APC aspirants jostling in Osun

Dogara’s deputy, Aregbesola’s chief of staff, state speaker — top APC aspirants jostling in Osun

Few hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Osun state, the party is mired in controversy over the decision to use direct primary to pick its candidate for the September 22 governorship election.Some of the aspirants are alleging that the primary has been schemed in favour of a particular individual. They also complained that they had [...]

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    We can’t release Dasuki, says FG

We can’t release Dasuki, says FG

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government cannot release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), because the allegation against him is a matter of public interest.According to Premium Times, the attorney-general said this in an interview with Voice of America, Hausa.Malami said Dasuki’s right is not important more than over 100,000 people he was "instrumental [...]

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    DisCos: FG misleading Nigerians on power generation

DisCos: FG misleading Nigerians on power generation

Sunday Oduntan, executive director, research and advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), says the federal government lied on its claims of improvement in power generation.ANED is the umbrella body of electricity distribution companies (DisCos).Oduntan, according to THISDAY, said generation capacity as at January 2015 was 6,421MW and not 4,000MW as often claimed by the government.The federal government had said power [...]

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    Disaster looms as flood submerges Ondo community for four days

Disaster looms as flood submerges Ondo community for four days

Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ondo state, is in dire straits after it was submerged by flood for four days.Oluwajuwon Daodu, publicity secretary of Ilaje Advancement Forum, says sea encroachment that flooded the community claimed about 500 meters of land and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.In December 2017, TheCable’s investigation revealed how the N6.2bn shore protection work in Ayetoro, [...]

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    Oshiomhole: We didn’t push Ortom out

Oshiomhole: We didn’t push Ortom out

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), says Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, was not pushed out of the party.He said this on Monday at the party secretariat in Abuja while responding to questions on the withdrawal of Ortom.Ortom had announced that APC had given him a “red card” and this would enable him to join any [...]

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    BudgIT: Adeosun poses a risk to the treasury if her NYSC certificate is fake

BudgIT: Adeosun poses a risk to the treasury if her NYSC certificate is fake

BudgIT Nigeria, a civic tech organisation, has asked Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, to renounce the allegation of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate fraud or resign.In a statement on Monday, Abiola Afolabi, spokeswoman of the organisation, said the minister posed a risk to the treasury with the alleged unauthentic documents which she has used to work in [...]

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    Sowore’s movement: The true winners in Ekiti are those who rejected APC and PDP

Sowore’s movement: The true winners in Ekiti are those who rejected APC and PDP

#TakeItBack movement, a socio-political group amplifying Omoyele Sowore’s candidacy for the 2019 presidential election, says the true winners of the Ekiti governorship election were those who rejected the All Progressives Congress(APC)  and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Sunday evening, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, media director of the movement, said those people will continue to reject the lie that they have [...]

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    Oshiomhole, Lere Olayinka, Secondus — biggest winners and losers of Ekiti poll

Oshiomhole, Lere Olayinka, Secondus — biggest winners and losers of Ekiti poll

The drama, angst, predictions, political permutations and jamborees surrounding the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state came to an abrupt end on Sunday morning. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collated the votes from different local governments and the winner was declared in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The announcement threw some quarters into wild celebrations, while others were subjected to a [...]

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    Amnesty accuses Cameroonian soldiers of extrajudicial killings

Amnesty accuses Cameroonian soldiers of extrajudicial killings

Amnesty International, a human right organisation, has accused the armed forces of Cameroon of committing extrajudicial executions.In a statement on Thursday, Samira Daoud, deputy director of Amnesty International’s West Africa office, spoke of its investigation into a video showing how soldiers killed women and children at a local village indicted the Cameroonian military.Even though the ministry of information in Cameroon [...]

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    Jonathan: Fayose should be given official protection

Jonathan: Fayose should be given official protection

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, should be given protection as the number one citizen in the state.He said this while reacting to reports that Fayose was assaulted by policemen.In a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, Jonathan said security operatives were meant to give voters the confidence to come out on election day, not to intimidate [...]

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    Ex-Ondo deputy governor: How my daughter was murdered

Ex-Ondo deputy governor: How my daughter was murdered

Lasisi Oluboyo, former deputy governor of Ondo state, says his daughter, Khadijat, was murdered for ritual purposes.Speaking with journalists on the circumstances surrounding the death of his first child who was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Oluboyo said he has resigned to fate.Khadijat was allegedly murdered in Akure by Adeyemi Alao, her Abuja-based boyfriend [...]

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