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    NERC: The people who steal energy are the top guys

NERC: The people who steal energy are the top guys

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says the "top guys" are responsible for energy theft in the country.The commission said no amount of technology can eliminate energy theft.Nathan Shatti, NERC’s commissioner for finance and management services, said this at the April edition of the monthly power dialogue of the nextier advisory in Abuja.He said the commission had met with Femi Gbajabiamila, [...]

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    Police promote 45 officers who captured Evans

Police promote 45 officers who captured Evans

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved special promotion of the 45 police officers who captured Chukwudumuje Onuoamadike, kidnapped kingpin better known as Evans, and 21 member of his gang.Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the decision was taken at the 27th plenary meeting of the PSC presided over by Mike Okiro, [...]

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    Elumelu: Government policies making it hard for African youth to succeed

Elumelu: Government policies making it hard for African youth to succeed

Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heir Holdings, says government policies have been making it hard for African youth to succeed in their endeavours.Speaking on Thursday at a session of the ongoing Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, Elumelu said governments of African countries need to prioritise their youth.He described youth as "determined, energetic, hungry to succeed and make [...]

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    VIDEO: Angry Omokri hits Buhari over ‘lazy youth’ comment

VIDEO: Angry Omokri hits Buhari over ‘lazy youth’ comment

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has fired yet another salvo at President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment that a lot of youth in Nigeria are lazy.While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London, Buhari said many youth just want to sit and do nothing, relying on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.This sparked [...]

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    NEMA DG to reps: Suspended directors  didn’t get fair hearing

NEMA DG to reps: Suspended directors didn’t get fair hearing

Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the six suspended officials of the agency were not given fair hearing.He said this on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness the alleged breach of public trust at the agency.The committee is also investigating the suspension of the officials.The officials, [...]

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    Magu appears before reps panel

Magu appears before reps panel

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently appearing before the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.The committee is investigating the alleged breach of public trust at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).They are also investigating the alleged illegal suspension of six officials of the agency by its governing board. [...]

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    Buhari’s NPC nominee remanded in prison over N182m fraud

Buhari’s NPC nominee remanded in prison over N182m fraud

Saadu Alanamu, a nominee as commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC), has been remanded in prison over an alleged N182m fraud.Alanamu was among the 23 nominees forwarded to the senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari.In August 2017, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time, named Alanamu as one of the nominees to the board of the Independent [...]

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    FG begs health workers to call off strike, says ‘consider sick patients’

FG begs health workers to call off strike, says ‘consider sick patients’

The federal government has appealed to the striking members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to return to work.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, made the appeal in a statement issued on Wednesday by Samuel Olowookere, director of press in the ministry.Ngige said he was surprised that the union decided to embark on another round of nationwide strike [...]

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    No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is unconstitutional for any legislative chamber to suspend or sack a member.He said this on a Channels Television news programme on Wednesday in reaction to the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege from the senate.Falana said only a competent court of law can suspend or remove a member of the legislature whether at local, state [...]

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    FG approves N33bn for Bida-Lapai-Lambata road, N6bn for airports

FG approves N33bn for Bida-Lapai-Lambata road, N6bn for airports

The federal government has approved N33bn for the construction of Bida-Lapai-Lambata road and another N6bn for aviation equipment at Lagos, Abuja, Akure and Benin airports.Mustapha Baba Sheuri, minister of state for power, works and housing, made this known to state house correspondents on Wednesday after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.He briefed journalists alongside [...]

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