Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Orji Kalu: Only looters are against Buhari’s second term bid

Orji Kalu: Only looters are against Buhari’s second term bid

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, says it is looters that are opposed to the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the looters don’t want the government to save money for poor people, adding that they are bent on milking the treasury dry.While paying a courtesy call to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Saturday, he [...]

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    Agbakoba on June 12: Kingibe, a big-time traitor, benefited from what he did not fight for

Agbakoba on June 12: Kingibe, a big-time traitor, benefited from what he did not fight for

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says Babagana Kingibe benefitted from the June 12 struggle despite not being a part of the agitation.Kingibe, alongside MKO Abiola, was recently conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). He was the running mate of Abiola during the June 12, 1993 presidential election.In an interview [...]

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    Kola Abiola: I couldn’t get Jonathan to confer GCFR on my father — despite trying thrice

Kola Abiola: I couldn’t get Jonathan to confer GCFR on my father — despite trying thrice

Kola Abiola, eldest son of MKO Abiola, says he couldn’t get former President Goodluck Jonathan to honour his father despite making three attempts.Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, was recently honoured with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) by President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking during a Channels Television programme on Thursday, Kola said he made attempts [...]

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    Club donates books to public schools in Surulere

Club donates books to public schools in Surulere

The Bond Club of Surulere, a social club of professionals who grew up in Surulere, Lagos state, has reportedly donated at least 3000 exercise books to public primary schools in the area.The public schools that benefitted from the donation were Surulere Baptist Primary School, Adebola Baptist Primary School, Estate Baptist Primary School and Akin Jacobs Memorial Baptist Primary School.Other primary [...]

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    Inform the public when there’s a problem with power, Fashola tells DisCos

Inform the public when there’s a problem with power, Fashola tells DisCos

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has asked power sector operators to pay more attention to service delivery, repairs, and maintenance of equipment.The minister said this at the 28th monthly meeting of operators in the electricity industry, which held on Wednesday at Mando Transmission Station, Mando, Kaduna state.He said the challenge of power supply disruption during the rainy [...]

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    You lack power to probe criminal cases, court tells n’assembly

You lack power to probe criminal cases, court tells n’assembly

A federal high court in Abuja says the national assembly lacks powers to investigate criminal allegations, indict or absolve anyone of crime.In a ruling on Tuesday, Gabriel Kolawole, a judge, declared as null and void the practice of the national assembly to investigate criminal allegations involving individuals.Kolawaole said law enforcement agents or the executive have the powers to handle such [...]

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    NERC approves power generation, distribution licences for Ariaria market

NERC approves power generation, distribution licences for Ariaria market

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it has approved a 9.5 megawatts (MW) embedded electricity generation and distribution licence to two firms.The firms are to provide electricity for the popular Ariaria market in Aba, Abia state.Vivian Mbonu, head of NERC media unit, said the commission issued power generation licence to Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited while Ariaria Independent [...]

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    Malami asked to ‘rescue’ whistleblowers whose salaries are being withheld

Malami asked to ‘rescue’ whistleblowers whose salaries are being withheld

African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation, has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to rescue two reinstated whistleblowers whose salaries have been withheld.In a statement on Wednesday, Chido Onumah, coordinator of the anti-corruption organisation, said two whistleblowers in the public service who were unjustly sacked for exposing financial fraud and subsequently recalled are [...]

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    Bayelsa gov orders arrest of official ‘collecting salaries of 300 workers’

Bayelsa gov orders arrest of official ‘collecting salaries of 300 workers’

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has ordered the arrest of a local government official for allegedly collecting the monthly salaries of 300 persons for years.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commissioner for information and orientation, disclosed this on Monday at a town hall meeting on civil service reforms in Yenagoa local government area of the state.Iworiso-Markson said the undisclosed official, an accountant in one [...]

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    TCN raises $1.57bn to build transmission lines, substations

TCN raises $1.57bn to build transmission lines, substations

Usman Mohammed, chief executive officer of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says $1.57bn has been raised to build critical infrastructures across the country.Mohammed disclosed this at a power roundtable organised by Sahara Power in Lagos.According to THISDAY, he said the $1.57 billion would be deployed to build transmission lines and substations to stabilise the national grid.He said $408 million from [...]

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    NERC approves eight additional firms for prepaid meter distribution

NERC approves eight additional firms for prepaid meter distribution

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it has approved eight additional firms to participate in the distribution and installation of prepaid meters.In a statement on Thursday, Vivian Mbonu, head of NERC media unit, said the newly approved companies have been issued a ‘no objection’ to serve as meter asset providers (MAPs) in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).The newly [...]

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    Tinubu: Honouring Abiola has buried the notion that Buhari isn’t a democrat

Tinubu: Honouring Abiola has buried the notion that Buhari isn’t a democrat

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says MKO Abiola and some activists gave up their lives that Nigerians might have democracy.In a statement on Thursday, the APC leader described the conferment of national honours on Abiola and Gani Fawehinmi and Baba Gana Kingibe as good news for democracy and a proud moment for Nigeria.Tinubu said [...]

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    Falana: Buhari can confer honour on any Nigerian — dead or alive

Falana: Buhari can confer honour on any Nigerian — dead or alive

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not prohibited by law to confer national honours on deserving Nigerians, dead or alive.Falana said this on Thursday in reaction to a statement by Alfa Belgore, a former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), describing as illegal, the conferment of Nigeria’s highest national honour on MKO Abiola, presumed [...]

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    Amnesty International: We’ll continue to raise our voice despite the attempt to silence us

Amnesty International: We’ll continue to raise our voice despite the attempt to silence us

Amnesty International (AI) says no amount of threat from the military will deter it from defending human rights.In a statement on Thursday, Isa Sanusi, the organisation’s spokesperson, said the military responded to its report by organising smear campaigns and threats.On May 24, the human rights group released a damning report which documented the prevalence of sexual violence against starving women [...]

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    Power sector ‘records N201bn loss’ in six months

Power sector ‘records N201bn loss’ in six months

A report by the advisory power team has shown that the sector lost N201bn revenue in the last six months.The advisory power team, under the office of Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo, released its report on Wednesday in Abuja.The report indicated that a total of N201,298,000,000 loss was recorded between January 1 and June 5 this year.The report detailed the repeated shortfalls in [...]

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    NERC to review electricity tariff

NERC to review electricity tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it intends to review the financial model used to determine the tariff payable by electricity consumers.Last week, James Momoh, NERC chairman, was quoted to have said the commission, under his watch, will not adopt the multi-year tariff order (MYTO) software in a bid to determine whether consumers are being cheated.In a statement on Tuesday, Vivian [...]

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