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Prelate Samuel Uche condemns selective fight against corruption

The Methodist Church Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to fight its war against corruption no matter who is affected.

Firm fined for supplying power to EKEDC’s customers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has slammed a fine on a power firm, PIPP LVI DisCo Limited, for supplying electricity to customers of Eko Electricity Distribution Company without approval.
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TCN: Why Benin, others get stable electricity than Nigeria

Nigeria supplies about 80 per cent of the total quantum of electricity consumed in the Republic of Benin but power is more stable in the neighbouring country than it is in Nigeria, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said.

AEDC: 900,000 meters to be distributed in three years

The process to bridge the huge metering gap in the Nigerian electricity sector industry may have begun with the scheduled distribution of about 900,000 prepaid meters by the Abuja Electric Distribution Company (AEDC) to customers in its franchise area.
Fola Ojo

Kidnapping: The thing speaks for itself

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the US President in tough times. The Great Depression and World War II were harrowing events that could have mowed Americans down to the rubble. But, the 32nd President successfully pulled the country to safety and succour. There is none in American history granted more frequent access to sit in the Oval Office as President Roosevelt.

Community gives Chevron three-days to meet demands

The people of Ugborodo communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta on Monday protested over its alleged neglect by the Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL).
A damaged water tank after Cyclone Fani hit Puri in the eastern state of Odisha [Reuters]

At least nine dead as monster Cyclone Fani enters Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit the Indian subcontinent in years, has barrelled into Bangladesh after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India.
An Indian candy vendor walks along a closed beach in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on May 2, 2019, as cyclone Fani approaches the Indian coastline. – Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated ahead of a major cyclone packing winds gusting up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour and torrential rains, officials said on May 2. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP)

Two dead as monster cyclone batters eastern India

Two people died Friday after Cyclone Fani slammed into eastern India, officials said, as the storm sent coconut trees flying, blew away food stands and cut off power and water.
Ahmed Mansur

Nigeria’s business environment challenging – survey

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has said the Composite Manufacturers’ CEO’s Confidence (MCCI) index for the first quarter of 2019 stood at 51.3 per cent.
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Don: Nigeria may not get adequate electricity in 2,000 years

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Adesoji Adesina, says it may take 2,000 years for Nigeria to get steady electricity.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

Apo substation fire: TCN restores normal bulk power transmission

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says it has restored normal bulk transmission of electricity to its Apo transmission substation after a fire outbreak on one of its 45MVA 132/33kV power transformers on Sunday.

Nigeria loses $29.3 billion yearly to erratic power supply

The Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) at the weekend said the country loses $29.3billion yearly to low supply resulting from load shedding and inadequate facilities.
Saudi Arabia is ranked among the top five executioners in the world and has executed at least 100 people this year [Sedat Suna-EPA-EFE]

Commission asks US to punish Saudi Arabia over Shia executions

The United States government commission on religious freedom has urged action against ally Saudi Arabia after its mass execution of 37 people, most of them Shia Muslims.

Power generation drops as gas shortage forces closure of four GenCos

Four power generation companies (Gencos) have been unable to generate electricity to the national grid for several days, due to gas supply challenges, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) disclosed yesterday.
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President Buhari: Governor Shettima’s industrial park a realistic project

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commissioned some projects executed Borno State by Governor Kashim Shettima.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

AfDB: Nigeria needs cost effective tariff

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.
President Buhari today received Akin Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the State House - 23rd April 2019 4

AfDB attracts $38.7 billion investment to Africa

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed that the African Investment Forum facilitated by the bank in 2018 succeeded in mobilizing $38.7 billion of investments for Africa.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government targets improved electricity supply with fresh $200 million support fund

The federal government has said about 500,000 people without electricity in Nigeria would be able to have access to power in no distant time as it plans to spend about $200 million on providing electricity for about 105,000 households.

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IITA wants reduction of green house gas to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri, the Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)’s Research for Development, Ibadan, has emphasised the need to eliminate Green House gas to mitigate the effect of Climate Change on the African continent.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his spectacular strike in a 3-2 victory away at Manchester City.

Andros Townsend wins Premier League Goal of the Season for thunderbolt against Man City

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his spectacular strike in a 3-2 victory away at Manchester City.
Chris Isiguzo

Tribunal rejects PDP’s plea for recounting of ballot papers in Edo

The Election Petition Tribunal in Benin has rejected the prayer by the PDP candidate in the March 9 c Federal Constituency election for the recounting of the ballot papers used for the poll.
Chris Isiguzo

NUJ President vows to achieve enhanced media salary structure

The President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chief Chris Isiguzo, says the union is determined more than ever to achieve a salary structure for media practitioners in the country.
Sola Sobowale

Nollywood, Hollywood team up in new movie “Shadow Parties’’

Nollywood stars, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Sola Sobowale and two Hollywood stars, have joined in the much-anticipated blockbuster movie, ‘Shadow Parties’.