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Mainstream raises Kainji, Jebba capacity to 922MW, decries N72bn energy debt

Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) said it can now generate 922 megawatts (MW) at Kainji, Jebba hydropower plants in Niger State but that 72 billion energy invoices remains unpaid in the Nigerian Electricity Market.

Federal government releases funds to purchase 12 Tucano aircraft

The Federal Government has released funds for the purchase of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America in its bid to fight terrorism in the North-East.

NiMet predicts below normal rainfall in 18 states

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted dwindling availability of water for various socio-economic purposes over most parts of Nigeria in 2019.

French agency approves $245 million for power transmission projects in northern Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says the Board of French Development Agency (AFD) has approved 245 million dollars for the implementation of transmission projects in northern corridor.

NAF begins in-country maintenance on three Alpha jet aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it has begun the in-country Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) of three Alpha Jet aircraft at the 407 Air Combat Training Group (407 ACTG), Kainji.
Boko Haram

ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

International Criminal Court (ICC) says despite trials of Boko Haram suspects by the federal government, there are limited number of cases against high-level terrorist commanders in Nigeria

TCN attracts $1.57 billion donors funding in two years

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has received a total of $1.57 billion as pledges from international donors to finance critical projects that will soon result in improved electricity transportation from generation to distribution companies
Okechukwu Enelamah

Federal government unveils plans to add 4200MW to national grid

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, yesterday unveiled plans by the Federal Government to deploy under-utilised power assets to deliver incremental power to industrial centres and needy communities in the country.
River Niger

NEMA advises communities in Niger, Kwara to shun river banks

The National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities in Niger and Kwara, living on downstream of Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba Dams to stay away from river banks.
River Niger

NIHSA issues warning on impending flood incidents

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has warned the public to be on alert of possible flooding due to the high intensity of rainfall across the country.
Amnesty International

Amnesty hails federal government over trial of Boko Haram suspects

Amnesty International has commended the Federal Government over the trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, describing the ongoing trial as ”good progress for the justice sector”.

Flooding: Kwara government asks residents of riverine communities to relocate

Kwara state government has advised residents of the state living along banks of River Niger to immediately relocate to safer areas to avoid loss of lives and property that could result from impending flooding.

Nigerian Air Force graduates more fighter pilots

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has graduated additional fighter pilots to boost its operational capability to meet contemporary security challenges.

Chibok girls kidnapper jailed for 20 years

A second man has been jailed for his part in the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than four years ago, the government said on Thursday.

Court jails 113 Boko Haram members

The special court designated to trial terrorism related cases sitting at the Wawa Military Cantonment in Kainji, Niger State, has sentenced 113 Boko Haram members to jail over their involvement in act of terrorism.

Alex Okoh: BPE to review power sector privatisation

The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) says it will review Nigeria’s power sector privatisation process, to remove fundamental flaws hindering effective operations in the sector.

DHQ: Amnesty International’s report calculated to weaken Nigerian military

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said the recent report released by Amnesty International (AI) on human rights abuse committed by the Nigerian military was a calculated attempt to weaken the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Court concludes trial of 301 Boko Haram suspects, convicts 205

The Special Court created by the Federal High Court to try terrorism cases sitting Wawa detention facility in Kainji yesterday concluded the trial of about 301 suspects.

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