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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.
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.

Oil benchmark lowered over expected crude glut – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government adopted a lower oil benchmark price of $57 per barrel for the 2020 budget as against the $60 per barrel in the 2019 budget because of the expected oil glut in 2020, as well as the need to cushion against unexpected price shock.
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.

Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 billion in 2020 – minister

Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said under-recovery of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450 billion in 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
Power

Minister assures federal universities of stable power supply

The Minister of Power, Alhaji Sale Mamman, has assured that the present administration was determined to ensure that all the federal universities enjoy reliable and uninterrupted power supply.

TCN board stalls $258 million power projects

The absence of board for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has stalled the approval of $258million JICA loan for the implementation of the payment for material and equipment for the Apapa and Akamgba substation in Lagos.
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin

Oyo assembly passes bill to establish four ministries

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday August 6, 2019 passed the executive bill to establish four ministries in the state namely, Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry bill; Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport bill and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion bill.

Court jails 5, frees one over N5.2 billion rural electricity fraud

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, convicted and sentenced former directors of the Rural Electricity Agency, REA, to various jail terms for their culpability in the N5.2billion scam.

Governor Ishaku appeals to opposition to bury the hatchet

Governor Darius Ishaku has appealed to all Tarabans irrespective of political background to “bury the hatchet and make progress.
Power

Century PowerWhy Nigeria is still in darkness

Nigeria is still in darkness because of infrastructural deficit and the huge debt owed power generation companies (GenCos) by power distribution companies (DisCos), Century Power Generation Company Limited Chief Executive Officer, Dr Chukwueloka Umeh, said at the weekend.

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South Africa partly lifts lockdown to try to fix battered economy

South Africa partly lifted a two month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, letting people outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy.
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Brendan Rodgers using King Power to prepare Leicester for empty grounds

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is planning to hold training sessions for his players at their empty stadium.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Wilfred Ndidi ready for Premier League restart

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is keen for action to restart in the English Premier League and insisted that the squad is in good physical shape despite the coronavirus lockdown.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 15-year-old boy for defiling 3-year-old girl

A fifteen-year-old boy is currently cooling his heels at the police custody in Osi-Ekiti, for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.

PDP wins Cross River councils election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 2020 local government election in the 18 councils and 196 electoral wards of Cross River.