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90% of Nigerians lack access to safe, efficient electricity - Report

An estimated 90 per cent of Nigerians and 2.3 billion people globally lack access to safe and efficient electricity, according to Schneider Electric. The company’s Managing Director, Anglophone West Africa, Mr Christophe Begat, said access to reliable power in Africa remained a challenge.  “About 90 per cent of Nigerians do not have access to safe, efficient electricity and this is a challenge to us to solve.  “Globally, an estimated 2.3 billion people do not have either or reliable access to electricity,’’ he said at the firm’s Digital Innovation Day 2019 in Lagos.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 500 participants, including stakeholders and experts in technological innovations, automations and energy management had converged on Schneider Electric’s Innovation Day held at Lagos Continental Hotel on Saturday.  Deliberations and interactive sessions centered on contextu...

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EFCC explains why its lawyer visited judge's house

EFCC admits one of its lawyers visited the home of a judge presiding over his case, but that it was a mere coincidence. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has cleared the air on reports of one of its prosecutor, S. M. Galadanchi's visit to Justice Joyce Obehin AbdulMalik's house making rounds on social media. In a statement made available to the public, the anti-graft agency expressed concern over an incident that occurred at the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on October 8, 2019, in which the judge openly chastised Galadanchi. Justice Abdulmalik was said to have openly chastised the EFCC lawyer for visiting her home with the intent of influencing her decision in a case pending before the judge. Clarifying the circumstances that led to Galadanchi's visit, the EFCC confirmed the visit, with claims that the counsel was unaware that it was the judge's residence until his arrival....

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MURIC seeks justice for 9 kidnapped Kano children

MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Monday, charged parents to be security conscious and for Muslims not to allow the incident generate animosity between them and their Christian neighbours.  The Muslim Rights Concern has condemned the abduction and conversion to Christianity of nine children from Kano, urging the Police to quickly prosecute the suspects. MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Monday, charged parents to be security conscious and for Muslims not to allow the incident generate animosity between them and their Christian neighbours.  According to him, the nine children were rescued by the police on Oct. 11 from Anambra where they were taken and allegedly sold as slaves. “The children were abducted in Kano and taken to Onitsha in Anambra State. “Kidnappers have taken over the house of God. The phenomenon of kidnapping for Christ has now rented...

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Brazil vs Nigeria: Babangida reacts to Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw, reveals how NFF should expose young players

Tijani Babangida, former Super Eagles winger, has commended the Super Eagles over their 1-1 draw with the Samba Boys of Brazil on Sunday. Babangida expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Super Eagles in the draw with the star-studded Samba Boys of Brazil in Singapore. Super Eagles had yesterday drew their match with the Selecao […] Brazil vs Nigeria: Babangida reacts to Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw, reveals how NFF should expose young players

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Bureaux De Change Operators condemn VAT increment, say it will promote poverty

ABCON says FG's move to expand the VAT net and hike it, is a conflicting strategy. Bureaux De Change (BDC) operators in the country under the auspices of the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators (ABCON), have condemned the Federal Government's proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) increment. While warning the Federal Government against the implementation of the proposed VAT hike, the BDC operators faulted the move, with claims that it would accentuate unemployment and promote poverty in the country. “The immediate implication is that every Nigerian will either directly or indirectly be affected by the whopping 50 per cent increase in VAT," ABCON was quoted. The group also made known that the move to expand the VAT net and hike it is a conflicting strategy that the Federal Government should not embark on. Disclosing that the average VAT collection in the past six years is about N900 billion, t...

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Igbo presidency: Power won’t return to North until 50 years – Fani -Kayode fires back at Junaid Mohammed

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has expressed optimism that power would be wrestled from the north in 2023. Fani-Kayode said it will take 50 years for power to return to the north after it’s taken from them in 2023. He made the remark while reacting to claim by Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed on who […] Igbo presidency: Power won’t return to North until 50 years – Fani -Kayode fires back at Junaid Mohammed

Latest News / Local - 4 hours ago

Clarke replies Sagay over claim that 8th Assembly frustrated Buhari

Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said he disagrees with the notion, which suggests that the Eight National Assembly frustrated President Muhammadu Buhari Government in the fight against corruption. Chief Clarke, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, made the comment in reaction to a statement by the Chairman of […] Clarke replies Sagay over claim that 8th Assembly frustrated Buhari

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Ex-BBNaija housemate under fire for sharing nude photo online

Some Nigerians on Instagram have expressed shock and disappointment over the release of nude picture by ex-BBNaija housemate, Gifty Powers. Gifty, ex-BBNaija housemate of ‘Double Wahala’ edition on Saturday shared a nude picture on her Instagram page. The reality show star alongside a picture where she only covered her private part wrote: “If there is […] Ex-BBNaija housemate under fire for sharing nude photo online

Latest News / Local - 5 hours ago

Ogun: Truck crushes woman on okada

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, confirmed the killing of a woman in an accident at Toll Gate, Sango Ota area of Ogun State. Akeem Ganiyu, the Sango-Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, told newsmen in Ota that the accident happened on Sunday. Ganiyu explained that a truck, with registration number XC 791 LSR, […] Ogun: Truck crushes woman on okada

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Police officer beheaded in Kwara as robbers attack NNPC

Suspected armed robbers over the weekend beheaded a police officer in Kwara State. It was gathered that the police sergeant alongside other security personnel attached to the station were beheaded while the armed robbers attacked Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station in Ilorin. Spokesperson of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident […] Police officer beheaded in Kwara as robbers attack NNPC

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EFCC issues warning to Nigerians, Yahoo boys

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has again warned Nigerians over money doublers. The anti-graft agency on Sunday warned Nigerians to avoid wonder banks and money doublers. EFCC also advised Nigerians to stay away from businesses without offices, adding that no one; even politicians are not exempted from being arrested if found committing any […] EFCC issues warning to Nigerians, Yahoo boys

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Falana sends message to Buhari over 2020 budget

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has told the Federal Government to embark on a drive to recover Nigeria’s looted wealth to garner resources to fund the 2020 budget. Falana made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Imota, near Abeokuta on Sunday. He said the Nigerian Government must […] Falana sends message to Buhari over 2020 budget

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ASUU rejects IPPS, to challenge Buhari on agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent directive he gave to the Accountant General of the Federation to include university lecturers in the Integrated Payroll Personnel System (IPPS). The National Auditor of the union, Comrade Christ Piwuna, made this known during a public lecture organized by […] ASUU rejects IPPS, to challenge Buhari on agreement

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Islamic group attacks Christians over kidnap of 9 Muslim children in Kano

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned what it described as kidnapping for Christ. DAILY POST reported that nine children were kidnapped in Kano and taken to Onitsha in Anambra State where they were sold. MURIC claimed that nine Muslim children were converted to Christianity and sold into slavery. The Islamic human rights group said […] Islamic group attacks Christians over kidnap of 9 Muslim children in Kano

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