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Electricity: Some FCT communities to experience load shedding— AEDC (See list)

Electricity: Some FCT communities to experience load shedding— AEDC (See list)

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), says some electricity supply feeders from Kukwaba transmission station supplying power to some communities will experience load shedding, pending replacement of the faulty breaker in the station. AEDC’s General Manager,Corporate Communications, Mr Fadipe Oyebode said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. He listed the feeders on load shedding to include L31 feeder ... Read More »

World Bank team meets Prince Dapo Abiodun

World Bank team meets Prince Dapo Abiodun

By Mikail Mumuni The World Bank (WB) Country Director for Nigeria and Coordinating Director for West Africa Regional Integration, Mr Mr Rachid Benmessoud and his team on Thursday met with the Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun. At the meeting which took place in Abuja, the WB team briefed the incoming Governor on the various development activities being undertaken by ... Read More »

Cross River workers kick against early payment of salaries

Cross River workers kick against early payment of salaries

Workers in Cross River State have protested the payment of May salaries on the first day of the month by Governor Ben Ayade. He had in each of the last three years paid May salaries on the first day of the month. But speaking on the development, the state chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Clarkson Otu, said ... Read More »

Amosun and I have been friends for over 25 yrs, yet he did everything to stop me- Dapo Abiodun

Amosun and I have been friends for over 25 yrs, yet he did everything to stop me- Dapo Abiodun

Mr Dapo Abiodun, the governor elect of Ogun State gave a testimony of his sojourn in the mine field and sharks invested water of politics at a Redeemed Christians Church of God London parish recently which has been trending on YouTube for some days now. Here is an abridged version of the testimony as transcribed by Tolani Abati. “Someone say ... Read More »

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him 10 years from holding public office

CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him 10 years from holding public office

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN. Onnoghen had been on suspension since January 25, 2019 and had reportedly resigned on ... Read More »

N8.7tn pension fund: PenCom bars PFAs from investing in bonds issued by nine states

N8.7tn pension fund: PenCom bars PFAs from investing in bonds issued by nine states

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, has barred pension fund administrators from investing in the bonds of nine states that have yet to amend their state pension laws and join the Contributory Pension Scheme, The Punch special investigation reveals. This restriction might be extended to 15 other states that had joined the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, but were not showing full ... Read More »

Nationality: I trust the tribunal will treat APC’s claim with the contempt it deserves, says Atiku

Nationality: I trust the tribunal will treat APC’s claim with the contempt it deserves, says Atiku

Former Vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress led government, saying it is the nationality of those who made Nigeria extreme poverty capital that is in doubt, not his. Atiku had filed a petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal ... Read More »

Atiku is a Cameroonian, not qualified to be Nigerian president, APC tells tribunal

Atiku is a Cameroonian, not qualified to be Nigerian president, APC tells tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian and as such not eligible to contest election to become Nigerian president. This was the party’s response to the election petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. APC is the third respondent to the petition. ... Read More »

Relationship :What Many a Woman Wants in Her Man, By Abdulwarees Solanke FCIPDM

Relationship :What Many a Woman Wants in Her Man, By Abdulwarees Solanke FCIPDM

About a fortnight ago, I was part of an impressive audience of Muslim professionals that gathered to listen to the Chief Missioner of the Ansarudeen Society Worldwide, Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad on the troubling phenomenon of crashing marriages and how to deal with the problem. The event was held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Nurudeen Olowopopo Way ... Read More »

Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

 New AI-powered, high-res maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need Press Release: JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 9, 2019/ — Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural ... Read More »

Corps members’ allowance will be increased soon- Kazaure

Corps members’ allowance will be increased soon- Kazaure

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, General Suleiman Kazaure Friday, March 29, assured that the federal government will soon increase the allowance paid corps members. Speaking in Abuja during the swearing-in ceremony of 3,022 Batch A corps members into the FCT orientation camp, he said all hope was not lost as the scheme was waiting for the ... Read More »

City People  Honours Kenny Martins With Life Achievement Award

City People Honours Kenny Martins With Life Achievement Award

The event which will have in attendance the crème-de-la-crème of the society as is always in all Kenny Martins’ events, will also come with the usual glamour of all City People organized programmes.” PRE-EVENT PRESS RELEASE: CITY PEOPLE HONOURS KENNY MARTINS WITH A LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Nigeria’s renowned Celebrity world class entertainment magazine, CITY PEOPLE will on Sunday during her ... Read More »

CBN Communiqué No. 123 of the MPC Meeting – Mar 25-26, 2019

CBN Communiqué No. 123 of the MPC Meeting – Mar 25-26, 2019

Background  The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on the 25th and 26th March, 2019; against the backdrop of developments in the global and domestic economic environments in the first quarter of 2019.  Eleven (11) members of the Committee were present. Global Economic Developments The Committee noted with concern the weakening performance of global output growth at the end of 2018 and observed ... Read More »

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

A new public survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today. Other public institutions identified ... Read More »

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in UAE, UK

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in UAE, UK

Following the success of Diaspora enrolment which kicked off in South Africa early March, 2019, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the programme to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK). “The extension is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria and the diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria ... Read More »

NIMC, NIS to Commence Enforcement of NIN on the New Enhanced e-Passports

NIMC, NIS to Commence Enforcement of NIN on the New Enhanced e-Passports

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)have resolved to commence enforcement of the National Identification Number (NIN) on the new enhanced 10 years validity e-passport. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday, 15th January 2019 while unveiling the new enhanced e-passport with a 10-year validity directed that the NIN which is issued by the NIMC be ... Read More »

PDP’s ‘illegal’ access to INEC server: Keyamo petitions IGP, DSS

PDP’s ‘illegal’ access to INEC server: Keyamo petitions IGP, DSS

the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have gone ahead to file an Election Petition against the clear victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and have repeated the same outlandish claim of having access to INEC’s server which shows that they have some purported results at their disposal giving “victory” to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.’ Director, Strategic Communications, All Progressives ... Read More »

Court Adjourns Trial of El-Zakzaky, Wife Indefinitely

Court Adjourns Trial of El-Zakzaky, Wife Indefinitely

The High Court in Kaduna on Monday adjourned the trial of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat indefinitely. Husband and wife are standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others. The trial judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned indefinitely, following his appointment to serve ... Read More »

Warren Buffett Says Improving This 1 Simple Skill Will Separate You From Everyone Else (and Increase Your Worth)

Warren Buffett Says Improving This 1 Simple Skill Will Separate You From Everyone Else (and Increase Your Worth)

A 22-year-old entrepreneur asked the Oracle of Omaha for one tip to pass on to his generation. Turns out, the advice is for every generation. By Marcel Schwantes Founder and Chief Human Officer, Leadership From the Core@MarcelSchwantes Earlier this month, 22-year-old Michael Hood, the co-founder of the Toronto based start-up Voiceflow, whipped out his smart phone, pointed the video camera ... Read More »

Polls: Buhari, Atiku to renew Peace Accord on Wednesday

Polls: Buhari, Atiku to renew Peace Accord on Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, are expected at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Wednesday to sign a fresh accord to accept the outcome of February 16 presidential election. Also expected at the event are 72 other presidential candidates. The fresh accord, dubbed ‘Renewal of our ... Read More »