A move to give Nigerians electricity relief for three months is curiously meretricious. Truth is that thetree-month tariff relief cannot make anydifference in the economic wellbeing of electricity consumers. But rather than improve, the power supply situation has been on the decrease, yet the tariff is frequently reviewed based on MYTO. For instance, NERC based the present hike in electricity tariff on MYTO 2015 and the Minimum Remittance Order (MRO) for 2020. It should be noted by the authorities that the damage being done to the country as a result of poor electricity supply is unquantifiable.
October 23, 2020 06:45 UTC
It was gathered that angry protesters again attacked three petrol laden trucks and burnt the oil tankers on Thursday in Warri, Delta State. The Public Relations Officer, IPMAN, Chief Chinedu Ukadike, told our correspondent in Abuja that three petrol tankers with products belonging to oil marketers were set on fire on Thursday. He said, “The protesters are burning our petrol trucks as we speak right now in Warri. “That advise on the temporary halt of tankers movement was vital, particularly for volatile locations where protesters are highly aggressive. So that is what is happening now in Warri, the petrol trucks of oil marketers are being burnt,” he stated on Thursday.
October 23, 2020 01:07 UTC
He was Matthew Malik, 62 years old and until his death, he worked as a security guard with the Federal University, Oye Ekiti. It was the next time that dad went to the farm to work when he was killed. It was when he was killed that my mum called me that dad had been killed. I was in the office when my mum called me that I should start coming to Oye Ekiti that dad had been killed. My dad, who was killed in that manner, did not deserve that kind of death.
October 23, 2020 00:11 UTC
Adelani Adepegba, AbujaThe Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission has arraigned a member of the House of Representatives, Oghuma Egwakhide, for collecting N1.6m bribe from three contractors. He was alleged to have collected N1.6m from Feola Ventures Nigeria Limited, the company handling the project, as bribe after the award of the contract by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. His counsel, Samuel Sibiri (SAN), prayed the court to grant him bail on self-recognizance. “The prayer was not opposed by the ICPC lawyer, Adesina Raheem. The sureties must be resident of the FCT and should be gainfully employed, the court said.
October 22, 2020 23:59 UTC
Rapper and social crusader, Folarin Falan popularly known as Falz, while answering questions from Christiane Amanpour on CNN has stated that he is not afraid of dying. He said, “I am not afraid for my life because where we are right now, I feel like I can easily die by anything else anyway. I do not know where to start because we have a non-existent healthcare system for example. People have to travel abroad to have proper healthcare. Why should I be afraid of dying?
October 22, 2020 22:18 UTC
I believe Emir Bamali knows differently. In an interview after he was announced as the new Emir of Zazzau, Bamali acknowledged that it was a stiff contest. In 1902, Emir Aliyu, Bamali’s grandfather was selected for the throne following the arrival of the British forces of occupation. Emir Bamali must have spent all his life watching his steps, ensuring he didn’t do anything that could stain the good reputation of his forebears. His ascension is historic because it’s exactly 100 years ago that the new Emir’s grandfather departed the Zazzau throne.
October 22, 2020 20:03 UTC
Abiodun Nejo, Ado EkitiFormer Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, expressed disappointment with the broadcast of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Thursday night. Eyewitnesses had said soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters around 7pm at the toll gate, adding that about seven persons died in the attack. Sanwo-Olu had said he did not order the deployment of uniformed men to the protest ground. But the President was silent on the incident which has been condemned by both local and international civil rights groups and personalities. Earlier, Fayose had said, “Life does not matter to a clueless leader whose only fulfilment is that he is called Mr President.
October 22, 2020 18:56 UTC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the postponement of 15 bye-elections in 11 States of the federation earlier scheduled for 31st October, 2020. Barrister Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made the disclosure last night in a statement. The last time the country recorded high recoveries was from September 13 to 19 where a total of 4,343 persons recovered and were discharged. The recoveries began to drop from September 20 to 26, when Nigeria recorded a total…#EndSARS: INEC postpones October bye-electionsBREAKING: Hoodlums Set Prisoners Free In Benin During #EndSARS Protest (SEE VIDEO)The Nigerian Correctional Centre facility, otherwise known as prison, located at Reservation Road Junction on Sapele Road, Benin City, on Monday suffered a prison break as the #EndSARS protesters locked down the ancient city. #EndSARS: INEC postpones October bye-elections
October 22, 2020 18:56 UTC
The Managing Director (MD) Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr Sule A. Abdulaziz, has emerged as Chairman of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), executive board. Abdulaziz’s appointment came on the heels of his nomination by the former MD/CEO of PHCN, Engr Joe Makoju, who is an honorary member of the power pool. While making the nomination, Engr Makoju noted that Engr Abdulaziz is an expert in engineering with vast experience in the electricity sector, hence his ability to perform creditably. He further urged all WAPP member utilities to continue to collaborate actively with the secretariat to ensure effective and efficient coordination and implementation of all WAPP programmes. The West African Power Pool (WAPP) was created by Decision A/DEC.5/12/99 of the Twenty-Second Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government and adopted during the Twenty-Ninth Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Niamey.
October 22, 2020 18:11 UTC
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, urged Nigerians to embrace peace but did not speak on the shooting by Nigerian soldiers of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki told gate in Lagos State. In a nationwide broadcast on Thursday, the president though people have the right to protest, they should do it in accordance with the law. So-called protesters have invaded an International Airport and in the process disrupted the travel plans of fellow Nigerians and our visitors. We shall continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens are protected. NIGERIAN TRIBUNEBuhari calls for peace, keeps mum on Lekki toll gate shootings
October 22, 2020 18:11 UTC
“Mitigating the natural decline of production represents one of the largest challenges of the sector and therefore, it is our top priority,” H.E. Diamantino Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas of Angola states in the report. “At this pivotal moment in the Angolan global oil and gas industry, where uncertainty dominates the sector, the Angola COVID-19 Response report helps bring clarity to the public discourse on Angola. The first Angola Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition took place in June 2019 and registered massive success, with the presence of H.E. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Oil & Power Conference.
The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent’s fight against COVID-19. “The widespread use of high-quality rapid testing in Africa can revolutionize the continent’s response to COVID-19,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. The new rapid tests are easy to use, cheaper than PCR tests and provide the results in just 15–30 minutes, enabling countries to decentralize testing. Rapid antigen tests are an addition to PCR tests, not a replacement for them, and WHO recommends tests that are above 80% accurate. Currently the two tests which WHO has approved for emergency use are the “standard Q COVID-19 Antigen Test by SD Biosensor Inc” and the “Panbio COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device” manufactured by Abbott.
The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has cautioned hoodlums and miscreants, engaging in looting, destruction and razing of public property under the disguise of #EndSARS protest not to turn the South-West into war theatres. He, however, condemned the activities of some hoodlums that had used the peaceful protest to destroy public utilities and properties. How could a peaceful protest turn bloody overnight? “Those that were killed in the course of this peaceful protest still remain our heroes even in death,” OPC said in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Oguntimehin, a legal practitioner. “From the reports available, it is obvious that those that engaged in looting and destruction of public protesters have sinister motives that are capable of soiling the image of the genuine protesters.
One prison officer has been confirmed dead as inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, on Thursday, attempted to escape from the facility. The inmates, numbering 107 with outside collaborators, had successfully set the administrative office of the correctional centre on fire before attempting to escape the facility. Before then, the warders were said to have been overpowered by the inmates of the correctional centre and attempted to escape. “We escorted the prison wardens into the prison and they have subdued all the inmates. “Not a single escaped out of the 107 inmates.
October 22, 2020 17:48 UTC
According to Alhaja Olajuwon, “Since on Wednesday, the borders have been free of Customs checkpoints. “Some smugglers used the opportunity of the EndSARS protest to sponsor some youths in some border communities to attack Customs checkpoints at the borders, and this led to the killing of some Customs officers. “The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Michael Agbara in response to the distress information about the attack, had called for immediate reinforcements from Customs patrol teams and other security agencies including the Military and the Police. “In addition to the fatal shooting of our officers, the hoodlums also damaged two Customs patrol vehicles and set another one ablaze. “The Customs Area Controller while expressing his utmost dismay on this unfortunate development commiserates with the family and colleagues of the deceased Officer who died gallantly in active service.
October 22, 2020 17:26 UTC