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High Voltage Cause System Collapse, Reactor Fire In Benin City

High Voltage Cause System Collapse, Reactor Fire In Benin City

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the National Grid experienced a system collapse yesterday at 9.10am due to high voltage following massive drop of load by the electricity distribution companies. Revealing this in Abuja, in a statement, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, noted that the high voltage also caused a ... Read More »

IGP Orders Massive Manhunt For Perpetrators Of Monday Morning Attack On Police Station

IGP Orders Massive Manhunt For Perpetrators Of Monday Morning Attack On Police Station

Following the attack on Agudama Ekpetiama Police Station, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, by unknown gunmen, in the early hours of today, 1st July 2019, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered a massive manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly act. The IGP condemned the attack which resulted in the death of the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ola ... Read More »

Five Internet Fraudsters Jailed In Enugu

Five Internet Fraudsters Jailed In Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office has secured five separate convictions that involved Orji Uchenna, Chime Isaiah, Ogbu Obinnna, Dunu Franklyn Tochukwu and Victor Patrick before Justice N.I Buba of Federal High Court, sitting in Enugu, the Enugu State capital on five separate one-count charge, which all bordered on internet fraud. The convicts all pleaded guilty ... Read More »

Corporate Governance: FG to increase own representation on DISCOs’ board to two

Corporate Governance: FG to increase own representation on DISCOs’ board to two

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Bureau of Public Enterprises has summoned a meeting of the shareholders of the nation’s Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs)in furtherance of the move of the Federal Government to increase its representation on the Boards of the electricity distribution companies.. The Bureau at the meeting which held on 26 June, 2019, reiterated the purpose of the reform ... Read More »

Ayade slams NDDC, says Commission unfair  to Cross River

Ayade slams NDDC, says Commission unfair to Cross River

Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has slammed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for its unfair treatment of the state. Ayade voiced his disapproval of the Commission’s attitude towards the state in Calabar when the management of the Commission led by its acting Managing Director, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, paid him a courtesy call recently . He said the ... Read More »

IGP orders massive manhunt on perpetrators of attack on police station in which DPO, three other police officers were killed

IGP orders massive manhunt on perpetrators of attack on police station in which DPO, three other police officers were killed

“…the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of crack detectives from the IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the FCID and Special Operatives of the Marine Police Department to Yenagoa to complement the efforts of the Bayelsa Police Command in carrying out discrete investigation..” Press Release IGP ORDERS MASSIVE MANHUNT ON PERPETRATORS OF MONDAY MORNING ATTACK ... Read More »

Tax Data: Buhari has given marching order to CBN, NIMC, data agencies to cooperate with Joint Tax Board, says Osinbajo

Tax Data: Buhari has given marching order to CBN, NIMC, data agencies to cooperate with Joint Tax Board, says Osinbajo

To ensure full realization of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) initiative of building and consolidating national unified taxpayers database, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all government agencies authorized to manage individuals or corporate data to fully cooperate with the Board and release to it all relevant data as it might need. Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made this disclosure on Monday ... Read More »

Gov Fayemi says no land for herdsmen in Ekiti, vows to end incessant killings

Gov Fayemi says no land for herdsmen in Ekiti, vows to end incessant killings

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has vowed to tackle the incessant killings in the state, adding that herdsmen will not take any land in the state because “the governor of Ekiti State has power over the land of Ekiti and it is the person that the governor gives land in Ekiti that can use the land of Ekiti.” The ... Read More »

Omo-Agege expresses sadness over death of NGE Deputy President

Omo-Agege expresses sadness over death of NGE Deputy President

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed sadness at the death of the Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mallam Umar Tudunwada. Omo-Agege, in his condolence letters to the NGE and the Kano State Government, signed by Yomi Odunuga, his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, said it was unfortunate that the experienced and widely ... Read More »

MacPeple: Former Fortune International Bank Chairman Loses Bid To Stop Police Investigation

MacPeple: Former Fortune International Bank Chairman Loses Bid To Stop Police Investigation

By Our Reporter The Nigerian Police can now resume investigation of petition written against Henry Adawari Macpeple, former chairman of Fortune International Bank, by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC , following the dismissal of the suit he filed against the Inspector General of Police and three others by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Macpeple and his company, Suffolk Petroleum ... Read More »

Breaking: Patience Jonathan loses as  Court orders permanent forfeiture of N9.2bn, $8.4m recovered from her

Breaking: Patience Jonathan loses as Court orders permanent forfeiture of N9.2bn, $8.4m recovered from her

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sums of N9.2bn and $8.4m recovered from former first lady Patience Patience. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ordered that the money should be forfeited to the Federal Government. The judgment followed an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which said the funds were proceeds of crime. ... Read More »

Breaking: COZA Pastor steps down over rape allegation

Breaking: COZA Pastor steps down over rape allegation

Embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo on Monday morning stepped down as the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, over the rape allegation by Busola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo and the widespread condemnation that followed. Fatoyinbo made the announcement in a post via his Instagram page. He wrote: “The past few days have been very sobering on me ... Read More »

Shipping: Nigeria will lead in redressing gender inequality- NIMASA DG

Shipping: Nigeria will lead in redressing gender inequality- NIMASA DG

In response to growing concerns about the global gender imbalance in the maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has moved to redress the situation through deliberate steps designed to accommodate women. The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this at the weekend, said the Agency was set to do more in collaboration with stakeholders. ... Read More »

Falana asks court to compel FG to recover $40 billion and N481 billion unremitted payments by oil companies

Falana asks court to compel FG to recover $40 billion and N481 billion unremitted payments by oil companies

Human rights activist, Femi Falana SAN has filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja in which he is seeking to compel the Muhammadu Buhari administration to recover the sum of $40 billion and N481 billion based on the audit of the extractive industry carried out by the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), an agency of the federal government. ... Read More »

COZA: SERAP condemns arrest of protesters

COZA: SERAP condemns arrest of protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned the harassment, repression and arbitrary arrests by Nigerian law enforcement and security agents of anti-rape activists who peacefully protested outside the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Abuja, on Sunday. In a statement by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said: “The Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those detained and ... Read More »

Wife clears COZA Pastor of rape allegation

Wife clears COZA Pastor of rape allegation

Wife of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Guzape, Abuja, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, Pastor Omodele Fatoyinbo, has said her husband is not a rapist. Mrs. Fatoyinbo spoke at the Sunday service said, “My husband is not a rapist. Even if he was not a believer, he would not be a rapist.” Before she could complete her speech, ... Read More »

12 states have made land available for take-off of RUGA settlements, this is sufficient for pilot scheme-Presidency

12 states have made land available for take-off of RUGA settlements, this is sufficient for pilot scheme-Presidency

RUGA SETTLEMENT IS TO RESOLVE FARMER/HERDER CONFLICTS — PRESIDENCY The Presidency wishes to draw attention to recent unhelpful comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers. “Ruga Settlement” that seeks to settle migrant pastoral families simply means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders, will be settled in an ... Read More »

NAHCON: For the Attention of Nigerian Pilgrims,By Fatima Sanda Usara

NAHCON: For the Attention of Nigerian Pilgrims,By Fatima Sanda Usara

By first week of July, the Saudi Arabian airspace would begin to receive pilgrims from different countries, signifying onset of 2019 Hajj season. All things being equal, NAHCON is honoured to be among those whose pilgrims will be making early entrance for the pilgrimage within the first week of the season, 10th of July to be precise. Here are few ... Read More »

Effects of examination malpractice enormous on society-JAMB PRO

Effects of examination malpractice enormous on society-JAMB PRO

The Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Fabian Benjamin has charged stakeholders in the fight against examination malpractice not to relent. The JAMB spokesman who said the menace has multiple implications for the society enumerated the different forms of examination  malpractice and listed measures taken by the Board to confront them headlong. ... Read More »