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The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, who disclosed this in series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, explained that the Siemens deal would expand Nigeria’s power grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

Minister links power outages to technical, gas, water hurdles

As power outages worsen across the country, this week, the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has said there are technical issues across 17 Generation Companies (GenCos), forcing a huge drop in the national grid.

Port Harcourt DisCo insists NMMP meters not for sale

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it is not selling to customers, meters provided free to electricity users by the Federal Government.

PHED introduces new electricity billing system in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has introduced a new electronic billing system to make payment of electricity bills easy for customers in four states in its franchise area.

Blackout looms in four states as Port Harcourt Disco workers threaten strike

Rivers and four other states under the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc may be plunged into darkness following an industrial dispute that greeted the alleged sacking of 60 workers of the electricity company.

Port Harcourt Disco denies sacking of workers in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has denied the rumour that it sacked some workers from its offices in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states on Dec. 30.
The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) on Tuesday declared Transcorp Power Consortium as the winner of the financial bid for the privatisation of Afam Power Plc.

Total blackout in Rivers as angry youths shutdown Afam power station

Some angry youths in the late hours of Friday, shutdown the Afam power station belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) resulting to total blackout in Rivers.

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, has arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters in the wee hours of Sunday, May 9, 2021.

EFCC arrests 52 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Benin

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, has arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters in the wee hours of Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Leicester City prepare for ‘big task’ ahead

Leicester City have a big week coming up as they look to give their Champions League hopes a major boost as well as make club history by lifting the FA Cup.
A man sifts through cocoa, removing unwanted debris, at a cocoa cooperative in Gagnoa, Ivory Coast. Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images

Police rescue 68 children working on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

Police in Ivory Coast have rescued 68 children working on cocoa farms, most of whom were trafficked from neighbouring Burkina Faso, authorities said.

General Abdulsalami denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid el-Fitr: Police ready to provide security in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has assured the residents of the state that the police will provide adequate security before, during and after the Eid el-Fitr in the state.

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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Official: Nigerians in southern Caribbean didn’t request to be evacuated

The federal government says the Nigerians in St. Vincent and the Grenadines did not request to be evacuated after a volcanic eruption hit the island.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari welcomes freed Kaduna students, pleads for greenfield abductees, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the release of the 27 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State.
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kiribati's President Taneti Maamau shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS

Kiribati lawmaker: China plans to revive strategic Pacific airstrip

China has drawn up plans to upgrade an airstrip and bridge on one of Kiribati’s remote islands about 3,000km southwest of Hawaii, lawmakers told Reuters, in a bid to revive a site that hosted military aircraft during World War Two.
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APC: President Buhari committed to welfare of Nigerian workers

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has risen in defence of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration amid allegations of a planned reduction of worker’s salary, saying the president remains committed to the well-being of Nigerian workers.
The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Police: Man nabbed with human head, hands in Kwara

The spokesperson of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said a team of operatives, on a stop and search duty along Ajase-Ipo road, stopped a commercial bus and in the process of searching a bag, one boy took to his heels while his partner was held.