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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.

BPE: Siemens power sector roadmap to commence by year-end

The implementation of the technical and commercial proposal on electrification roadmap for Nigeria by Siemens Group will commence by the end of the year, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Alex Okoh, has said.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Report: Why stable power supply’ll remain a mirage

An end to the erratic power supply in Nigeria is far from sight. Reason: Nigeria’s power sector losses have risen to N332.4 billion due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure between January and July, 2019.
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.
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Zainab Ahmed, Godwin Emefiele join experts at IMF/World Bank meeting

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, will join other economic experts from around the world to discuss issues affecting global economy in...
Alhaji Abdu Ringo, Chairman, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity will earn him second term in office.

Election: President Buhari’s integrity will earn him second term – APC chief

Alhaji Abdu Ringo, Chairman, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity will earn him second term in office.

NERC highlights effects of epileptic power on economic growth

Momoh, stated this recently at the official lunch of Foluseke Abidemi Somolu Foundation at the University of Lagos, while delivering a lecture titled: ‘The Nigerian Power supply Question: Challenges and Solutions’ in Lagos.

AfDB okays fresh $200 million for Nigeria’s power sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Monday said it provided $150 million for the project. The balance of $50 million was issued from the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF) – a $2 billion facility sponsored by the People’s Bank of China.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. Photo- NAN

Kano government approves mandatory drug test for political appointees, civil servants

The Kano State Government has approved compulsory drug test for political appointees, civil servants and students seeking admission into the tertiary institutions.

Benue Assembly approves Governor Ortom’s N3.5 billion loan request

Benue House of Assembly has approved the sum of N3.5 billion loan request by Governor Samuel Ortom.

Minister: National Housing Programme designed to integrate persons with disabilities

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the National Housing Programme was designed with ‘Ramps’ for mobility and interactions in consideration of people living with disabilities.

Bauchi government to spend N395 million on electrification project

The Bauchi State Government has approved N395million for the electrification rehabilitation of some communities in Alkaleri and Misau Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state.

REA to develop 10,000 electricity mini grids for rural communities

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA), on Wednesday, announced that it would develop 10,000 electricity mini grids to support electrification of rural communities in the country.

Boko Haram: 8.5m people need live-saving support in North-East – UN

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says over 8.5 million persons need life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Labour urges federal govt to stop funding DISCOs

Organised Labour has advised the Federal Government to stop any plan to further give monies to privately-owned Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, in Nigeria.

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Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos: Blue rail line to commence operation next year

Lagos State government on Sunday gave an assurance that by December 2020, the Blue Rail Line project will come on stream and will be fully operational in the next two years from Mile 2 to Marina in its aggressive drive to address the transportation problem in the state.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Asiwaju Tinubu: We must handover strong, vibrant nation to young Nigerians

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has identified the need for all and sundry to be committed to steadying the nation with a view to handing over a vibrant and strengthened nation to young leaders.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

Arewa CF: Killing of aid workers in Borno is a clear desecration of Islam

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the killing of four aid workers by Boko Haram in Borno State on Saturday as a clear desecration of Islam which preaches sacred inviolability of the individual.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Ibrahim Gusau to face AFN probe panel Wednesday over corruption allegations

Embattled and suspended president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has been given Wednesday, December 18, 2019, to appear before the panel set up by the federation investigating allegations of financial impropriety, misapplication of funds and breaches of the AFN constitution against him.
The Nigeria women national basketball team, D’Tigress on Sunday defeated hosts Senegal in the final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket to win their fourth continental title. - 20

Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress coach invites Murjanatu Musa, 13 others

D’Tigress Head Coach Hughley Otis Jr. has named 2019 Nigeria Women’s Premier League MVP Musa Murjanatu in the 14-player roster for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next year.