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Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

NEPA/PHCN pensioners protest non-payment of N25 billion arrears

Pensioners of Nigeria Electricity Power Authority/Power Holding Company of Nigeria (NEPA/PHCN), yesterday, protested non-payment of their over N25 billion benefit arrears since 2012 till date.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Power minister, NERC, DisCos, others to face Senate over electricity tariff increase

Barring any last minute change of mind, the Senate may have resolved to summon stakeholders in the electricity sector over the proposed unilateral increase in electricity tariffs.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of ex-President Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of grand corruption in Nigeria.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on campaign trail to Lagos on Saturday, said his administration’s economic policies have been making the desired impact as evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.-15

President Buhari: Our economic policies making desired impact

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on campaign trail to Lagos on Saturday, said his administration’s economic policies have been making the desired impact as evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Minister: Seven coronavirus patients discharged in Abuja, 39 may follow soon

Seven patients who recently tested positive for Coronavirus and housed in the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Abuja have been discharged after fully recovering from the dreaded virus.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi governor sacks vice chancellor, rector

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof Mohammed Abdulkadir.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Bringing Chinese doctors to Nigeria is against national interests – Reps minority caucus

Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has said that the importation of Chinese doctors into Nigeria will be against the national interests of the country.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo records two suspected coronavirus cases

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on Tuesday evening, recorded the confirmation test of two suspected cases of Coronavirus, which came back positive, bringing the total cases of the virus to eleven in the state.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Oyo, University of Ibadan partner over containment of coronavirus pandemic

IN its readiness to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, the Oyo State Containment and Decontamination Project on Tuesday expressed its readiness to embark on immediate decontamination of all areas suspected to have come under the attack of the novel virus.