Month: August 2017

Jang Condoles Angwa Nyagota and Darong Communities over Rainstorm

Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang has condoled with the people of Angwa Nyagota and Darong Communities in Jos South Local Government Area over the rain storm that wrecked havoc in their communities. The rainstorm which occurred last Saturday destroyed houses and uprooted many economic trees while some people were …

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EFCC secures 137 convictions, recovers N419 billion, others in seven months

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday disclosed that the commission recovered N409 billion and secured 137 convictions between January and August 2017. Speaking at an interactive forum with journalists in Abuja, Magu said other cash haul within the period include £230,000, €610,000, $69.5million, 432,000.00 Dinars and 70,500 Saudi …

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N5.792bn Earmarked For Mambilla Hydro Power Plant

Meanwhile, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, told State House correspondents that government approved the award of contract for the construction of Mambilla Hydro Power plant in Taraba State. The project is a joint initiative between the Nigerian and Chinese governments which is expected to cost N5.792 billion and it is expected to …

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ASUU Conditions To End Strike Unsettle FG

The first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari could not arrive at any meaningful decision to pacify members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which recently embarked on an indefinite strike. Instead, the president mandated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to take over the negotiations. He specifically instructed the vice …

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WOMEN JOURNALISTS IN PLATEAU STATE SENSITIZE CHILDREN ON RAPE

Women Journalists in Plateau state under the umbrella of The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), have organized a seminar to sensitize children in the state on the dangers of rape. The Seminar which held in Jos on Wednesday attracted the presence of many stakeholders including Civil Society groups, teachers, parents ,children workers, government functionaries …

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Evans pleads guilty to kidnap charges

Suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans has pleaded guilty to a two-count charge bordering on kidnapping This follows his arraignment today before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the High Court in Lagos by the state government. He was arraigned alongside five others; Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwumonso, at …

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FEC Approves $5.792bn For Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Plant

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the construction of Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power plant the sum of N5.792 billion dollars. This was announced during the FEC meeting which was held today at the council chamber in Abuja. The Minister of Power Babatunde Fashola disclosed that the construction of four damns required would take 72 months. …

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NNPC Boosts Gas Supply to Gencos, Redeploys Top Staff

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) increased its daily average natural gas supply to the nation’s gas power plants by 123 per cent to 730 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) in June. In contrast, the corporation supplied the power plants 327mmscf/d in the corresponding period in 2016, the Monthly Financial and Operations Report …

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Minimum wage: TUC condemns Osinbajo’s comment, warns Nigerian govt

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, has condemned the comment by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, that a new minimum wage will be selectively implemented. TUC warned Nigerian government that the move would be retrogressive, describing it as unacceptable. Osinbajo had disclosed that the administration was considering increasing the remuneration package, especially bonuses of certain …

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