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Yuletide: NGO donates food to less- privileged in Kogi

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organization, Waves of Success Foundation, has donated food items to the palace of Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Okene, Kogi state for onward distribution to the less-privileged. The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, while receiving the items,  called on individuals and  corporate organisations to always extend hands of fellowship to the less-privileged in order to compliment government’s effort Read More

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Power generation drops 0.87% to 3844MW

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Power generation has dropped to 3844 megawatts (MW) on Monday from 3878MW released on Sunday representing 0.87 per cent reduction.According to a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President a copy of which was obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, the report said the electricity sent out by the Read More

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Reps and the national population question

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Census in Nigeria is usually tales of controversies with the latest conducted in 2006 perceived as inaccurate thereby rendering growth rate projections not reliable, The House of Representatives last week took a look at the call for a realistic population number for Nigeria. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Estimated current population  Available statistics has it that Nigeria, featuring over 500 ethnic groups with different Read More

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BEDC to inject 572,392 meters under in franchise areas

October 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has announced a total rollout plan of 572,392 meters within the next two years across its franchise areas covering Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti state under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme. The breakdown, according to a statement from BEDC included: Edo, 190,000 meters, Delta; 200,200 meters, Ekiti; 67,452 meters and Ondo; 114740 meters respectively. The Read More

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16,059 Kogi flood victims to benefit from NEMA fertilizers

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in an attempt to reduce the suffering of flood victims in Kogi state has flagged off the distribution of fertilisers to farmers that lost their farmlands to the 2018 flood. The distribution of fertilizers will benefit 16, 059 flood victims in the nine affected councils in Kogi state. This was contained in a statement issued in Lokoja  Monday by Read More

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Kaduna shortlists 13,700 applicants for recruitment

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Kaduna state government has shortlisted 13,700 persons out of 41,971 applicants that applied for recruitment for the next stage of the exercise.A statement issued by Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, on  Wednesday said the shortlist emerged after an initial assessment.According to him, the 41,971 applicants had earlier submitted essays online and they were assessed for plagiarism Read More

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Kebbi residents protest erratic power supply

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Residents of Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi capital have staged a protest over erratic power supply. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesters barricaded the gate to the Government House before moving to Business office of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO). One of the protesters, Muhammad Abdullahi, said the erratic power supply has crippled their businesses  and caused Read More

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TCN lifts suspension order on Port-Harcourt DisCo

August 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Tuesday lifted the suspension  and disconnection order on Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC). The lifting order was posted on TCN’s twitter handle @TCN _Nigeria. TCN said lifting of the suspension order took effect from Monday. According to TCN, lifting of the suspension followed the DisCo’s compliance with the market conditions/participation agreement. PHEDC was suspended Read More

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CUPP condemns fake news on alleged ICPC siege on Utazi’s house

August 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Enugu state chapter has condemned false reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has sealed the country home of Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu North senatorial district. Chief Festus Ogbonna, the CUPP chairman, who spoke in Nsukka, appealed to appealed to journalists to verify their facts before going Read More

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INEC to begin nationwide CVR, PVCs distribution

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would soon begin the continuous voter registration across the country. The commission added that the distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) which was suspended prior to the 2019 general elections would also commence nationwide. Acting Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, Dr. Muslim Omoleke stated this while speaking with journalists in Read More

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Yobe, NECAS flag-off distribution of 100 tractors to farmers

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government in collaboration with North-east Commodity Association (NECAS), an accredited Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) anchor borrower programme has flagged-off the distribution of 100 tractors to farmers in Yobe to boost its agricultural activities. Governor Mai Mala Buni who flagged-off the distribution at August 27 Stadium, Damaturu, Yobe state capital on Wednesday, said no Nation can be more Read More

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NNPC pledges to sustain steady supply of fuel at Easter

April 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to the sustenance of the present seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country. Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this commitment during the NNPC Special Day at the 30th Enugu International Trade Fair. Dr. Baru assured that the present zero queues in the Read More

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Kebbi distributes100m bags of grain to flood victims

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Food items worth over 100 million naira has been procured by the Kebbi state government for onward distribution to last year’s flood victims across the state. Delivering the items to the District Head of Ambursa, Alhaji Isah Haruna Rasheed, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Mohammadu Maccido said that the gesture was to assist the victims who counted loses as a result Read More

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FAAC augments January allocation with N50bn

February 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…As FG, States, LGs share N660.36bn The Federation Accounts Allocations Committee (FAAC) Wednesday distributed to the three tiers of government, the sum of N660.136 billion for the month of January.  Briefing journalists after the FAAC, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said the Committee had to take the sum of N50 billion from the ‘forex equalisation account’ to augment Read More

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Navy intercepts boat with 35,000 litres of stolen petrol

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft has intercepted a wooden boat popularly called ‘Cotonou boat’ laden with stolen petrol worth N5.75 million.  The Executive Officer of NNS Beecroft, Captain Paul Dogara, who represented the Commander, Rear Admiral Okon Eyo, while parading persons arrested in connection with the stolen product in Lagos on Wednesday, said “The estimated suspected stolen PMS is Read More

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Postponement: INEC retrieves already distributed sensitive materials across Nigeria

February 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential andparliamentary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed to moststates of the federation. The materials were distributed last week in preparation for theFebruary 16 election. However, hours before the commencement of theelections, the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announced apostponement. Yakubu gave challenges of distribution of materials as Read More

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EO urges women to collect PVCs before deadline

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Electoral Officer (EO) Gombe local government, Mrs Eunice Dogo, has called on women to take advantage of the remaining hours to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) before the expiration of deadline today. Dogo, who made the call in Gombe Thursday, said that the number of women coming out to collect the cards had not been encouraging, hence the Read More

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Sun Life shoots past market expectation in Q3 2018

November 9, 2018 Administrator 0

Sun Life has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 20, reporting a net income of CA$567 million (around SG$593 million) and underlying net income of CA$730 million (around SG$763 million). “In the third quarter, underlying net income was strong at CA$730 million, and return on equity was 14%, at the high end of our target range,” Read More

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NNPC vows to sustain nationwide fuel supply

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has assured that it will ensure that the prevailing stability in the supply and distribution of petroleum products is sustained across the country. The Group Managing Director (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, who gave the assurance, on Monday in Abuja at the winding down of activities at the corporation’s fuel Supply War Room. The Read More

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NEMA distributes 135,500 bags of Chinese rice to IDPs

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Maiduguri The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has taken delivery of the first few consignments of 6,779 tonnes of rice to NEMA in Maiduguri for distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs). Zonal coordinator of NEMA, North East, Alhaji Bashir Garga Idris, stated at a press briefing with newsmen in his office yesterday that the rice was donated to the federal Read More

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Sokoto govt awards contract for 250 solar-powered water Scheme

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja with agencies The Sokoto state government has awarded contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water scheme in the 23 local government areas. The spokesman to the state governor, Imam Imam, in a statement on Sunday in Sokoto, said the project which would be completed in three months included solar pumping system, control room, distribution Read More

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No plan to increase fuel price – NNPC

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has once again emphasised that there “is no plan to increase the prices of petroleum products both at the ex-depot level and pump price ahead of the forthcoming Yuletide.” The NNPC, in a statement issued yesterday, stated that the ex-depot petrol price of N133.38 per litre and the pump price of Read More

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ANED says Eligible customer regulation is premature

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), has described as premature the pronouncement by the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), that electricity distribution companies lacked the authority to declare a notice of force majeure in the electricity sector. Director-General, BPE, Alex Okoh had last week condemned the notice of force majeure by the Discos to the federal government. In a Read More