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ICPC tracks 67 constituency projects in Nasarawa

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday said it has started tracking 67 selected constituency projects in Nasarawa State.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Niger Delta abandoned projects: We’ll recover all money paid to contractors – Senator Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the government’s determination to recover every money paid to contractors on all abandoned projects by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor revokes N79 billion public utilities contracts

Zamfara State governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has approved the immediate revocation of rural water and electrification projects worth over N79.6 billion awarded by the previous administration and warned contractors to refund state fund or face prosecution.
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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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.