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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Four civil servants nabbed for stealing streetlight diesel in Ebonyi

Four staff of the Ebonyi State Ministry of Power have been arrested for allegedly stealing diesel meant to power streetlights by night in Abakiliki and environs.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure.

President Buhari re-appoints Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure.
The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, who disclosed this in series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, explained that the Siemens deal would expand Nigeria’s power grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

Why Nigerian government suspended new electricity tariff hike

Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has directed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to suspend the recent hike in electricity tariff with immediate effect.
Senator Matthew Urhoghide

Senate uncovers loss of N478 million in bank for power project, indicts NYSC over...

The deposit in the bank was meant for payment of compensation to displaced persons under the Zungeru power project and for securing housing facilities for staff of the Ministry of Power.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Nigerian senate raises alarm over possible loss of government’s N478 million in Aso Savings...

According to the Senate, the deposit was meant for payment of compensation to displaced persons under the Zungeru power project for the purpose of securing housing facilities for staff of the Ministry of Power.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

Official: 3,050MW Mambilla Hydropower a priority project

The 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydropower Project is a priority project of the Federal Government, as it will not only accelerate the overall development of the nation but will provide jobs for citizens especially the youth.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

Nigeria’s power generation hits 5,459MW

Nigeria’s power sector has recorded its highest national peak of 5,459.50MW, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said.
The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, who disclosed this in series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, explained that the Siemens deal would expand Nigeria’s power grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

Ministry to collaborate with NSE on power supply – minister

The Ministry of Power is to collaborate with the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to improve power generation, transmission, and distribution in the country.
Some irate Rivers youths have shutdown the Afam transmission station, causing total blackout in Port Harcourt, the state capital, and its environs.

Blackout in Rivers as protesters shutdown power station

Some irate Rivers youths have shutdown the Afam transmission station, causing total blackout in Port Harcourt, the state capital, and its environs.
Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing 34th West African Power Pool (WAPP) co-ordination meeting of technical and financial partners, said that this decision was adopted by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of energy on December 4, 2018 and subsequently approved by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on December 22, 2018 through Supplementary Act.

Nigerian government to electrify rural communities with N2.3 trillion under ESP

Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, the Minister of State Power said this in Abuja on Tuesday, while inaugurating the First 12 Kilo Watts Peak (KWP) Volus Solar for Health (VSFH) Mini-Grid with 58 KWH Battery Bank at Karu Primary Health Centre initiated by Volus Energy Ltd.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular on Monday in Abuja.

President Buhari approves deployment of permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment and redeployment of Permanent Secretaries in the Civil Service of the Federation.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister directs officials, TCN to restore electricity to Igala land

The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has directed officials of the Ministry of Power and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to resolve the intractable power problem in Igala Kingdom of Kogi.
Pensioners who worked in Delta Steel Company, Delta, have threatened to take to the street to protest non-payment of the 9 years pension arrears and what they themed “unjust underpayment” by Pension Transition and Administration Department, PTAD.

Delta Steel pensioners threaten protest over unpaid 9-years pension arrears

Pensioners who worked in Delta Steel Company DSC, Delta State, have threatened to take to the street to protest non-payment of the 9 years pension arrears and what they themed “unjust underpayment” by Pension Transition and Administration Department, PTAD.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Governor Mohammed: My predecessor spent N50 million for a single trip to Abuja

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said that his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar, spent N50m to travel to Abuja from the state each time he travelled.
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director-CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.

Lawmakers reject proposed motion against NBET chief

A proposed motion initiated by some members of the House Committee on Power against the Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), Dr. Marilyn Amobi, was yesterday rejected by the leadership of the House for want of evidence.

Nigeria approves N200 billion for gas to boost electricity supply

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the provision was part of the government’s effort to boost electricity supply during the lockdown period.
Mele Kyari,

Nigeria releases N200 billion to power sector

Mr. Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) disclosed on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

House of Reps: Mambilla hydropower project only on papers

The Chairman, House of Representatives, Committee on Power, Hon Magaji Da’u Aliyu, has said the over 40 years old Mambilla Hydro-Power project only existed on papers because there was nothing on ground to show that the project has commenced before the coming of this administration.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari approves deployment of permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja approved the deployment and redeployment of some new and old Permanent Secretaries to different ministries.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Ministry, other agencies to collaborate for improved power supply

Federal Ministry of Power has called for collaboration and synergy between the ministry and its agencies in the implementation of their core mandates for effective service delivery.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Most bad roads don’t belong to federal government – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.

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The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, on Monday restated the exchange’s commitment to the implementation of various initiatives aimed at promoting gender diversity and empowering women.

CSCS reiterates commitment to deepening capital market

The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) has restatement its commitment in repositioning business to efficiently play a more active and leading role in deepening the Nigerian capital market growth.
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Nigerian government tasks universities on best practices for impact as panel visits FUPRE

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

#EndSARS: Ondo panel recommends N755 million compensations for victims

A judicial panel of police brutality and other related matters has recommended about N755 million as compensations for petitioners.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018 a member of the Nigerian Military Police sits on an armoured vehicle during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada.At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on September 1, 2018. Scores of jihadists in trucks stormed the base at Zari village in northern Borno state late Thursday and briefly seized it after a fierce battle, they said./ AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS

Security agents foil attempted jail break In Kano

Security agents on Thursday foiled an attempted jail break by inmates of Kurmawa prison located within the Emir’s Palace in Kano.
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John Noble: Enyimba now to go all the way to CAF Confederation Cup final

Enyimba have their sights fixed on going all the way to the final of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup after a dramatic qualification to the quarterfinals Wednesday night, according to goalkeeper John Noble.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has backed owner Mike Ashley’s call for pay-per-view (PPV) prices to be lowered.

Steve Bruce delighted to see big six club get a ‘slapping’ over Super League

Plans for a breakaway competition featuring the Premier League’s big six – alongside leading sides from Italy and Spain – crumbled this week following a huge backlash from supporters and rivals clubs, the outrage forcing those involved to withdraw their participation.

Ekiti university proscribes unions, shuts down institution

Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, on Saturday proscribed all labour unions and shut down the institution indefinitely following a protest over poor staff welfare.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers governor: No sane government allows criminals overrun its country

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said no sane government would fold its arms and remain indifferent towards the unprecedented security threats orchestrated by non-State actors.