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TCN records 6 systems collapse with huge loss of Power supply, high cost of production threatens Businesses in Nigeria

High cost of production threatens more businesses operating in Nigeria as the nation’s epileptic power situation worsens due to six systems collapses recorded in January 2018 by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. This current development culminated in the damage of nine vital components as reported by Vanguard of which will cost the TCN N3.85 billion to procure relevant equipment and rehabilitate the system within the nine months. Vanguard also reported that the required equipments for purchase include 1x150mva, 330/132kv T1A Mitsubishi power transformer in Jos, which was completely burnt, and will take N850 million to replace. Another major burnt equipment was the 1x30mva, 330/33kv T2 Toshiba transformer at Gusau substation, which would require N300 million for a total replacement....

Dana Airplane Overshoots Runway and lands a bush

Dana Airplane flying from Lagos to Port Harcourt  has reportedly overshots the runway while trying to land in Port Harcourt international airport on Tuesday evening, according to Sahara Reporters. According to their Twitter post, showing pictures of the said airplane at the runway at the airport, the tweet stated “Dana airplane flying from Lagos to Port Harcourt overshoots runway, presently inside the bush from where passengers are being evacuated”. Like 0

US President, Donald Trump, recommends ban on ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic gun modifications.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw his support behind moves to ban “bump stocks” — an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one. The accessory-enabled modification simply allows semi-automatic weapons to fire like automatic weapons and was also used by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who opened fire on a Las Vegas concert in October, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more. Donald Trump yesterday signed a memorandum recommending a ban on bump stocks; the President made the announcement during a ceremony which recognized the bravery of America’s public safety officers, including some of those who have responded to mass shootings. The President also said school safety was a “top priority” for his administration an...

40 Trucks Guts up on fire in Onitsha Markets.

Over 40 Trucks were burnt, yesterday, at the Mercedes Benz Market, Nkpor, near Onitsha Anambra state. No life was claimed in the fire outbreak, but most of the vehicles displayed for sale were consumed by the fire. Mr. Chuma Eruchalu, general Secretary of the state Amalgamated Market Traders association (AMATA), conducted round the scene of the incident by the chairman of the market, Chukwuiekwu Ekobi described the fire as disastrous. He said that nobody knew exactly the cause of the fire because there was electricity in the place, adding that the fire destroyed valuable vehicles worth millions of naira. He stated that, “when he got the information about the fire, I immediately contacted fire service at the building material market, Ogidi, who responded promptly but could not contain...

Unknown Gunmen suspected to be militants allegedly behead soldier in Akwa Ibom.

Gunmen suspected to be militants have allegedly beheaded a soldier attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Etim Ekpo Local Government of Akwa Ibom State. According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday February 18th during a gun battle between Nigerian soldiers and a militant group in Akwa Ibom State. The gun battle also resulted in the death of three civilians within the area. The security agents stormed the community to arrest a wanted militant leader popularly known as ”Aboy Ikpor” and members of his gang for masterminding the Ikot Ekpene Prison jailbreak last month in which 40 inmates escaped. According to online reports, the soldiers met some resistance that led to gun battle with the militants. “The suspected militants later ambushed the soldier and killed him. Th...

Obasanjo, a National Nuisance and ought to be put on trial – Senator Adamu.

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu says , ex- president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo would become a national nuisance if he continues to condemn president Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration. He spoke to journalists in federal capital city, Abuja, saying Obasanjo would have been in jail if Buhari was not selective in his anti-corruption war. He stated that every government has its ups and downs and that president Buhari inherited the rot left behind by his predecessors, and that of Obasanjo inclusive. Which is all part of the challenges he is facing now. Senator Adamu said “I cannot keep quiet when I see attempts by anyone or a group of persons undermine the integrity of the office of the president, the government and our political system. Chief Obasanjo had in an open letter advised Presiden...

Big Brother Naija Drama filled Weekend

K-Brule and Khloe gets disqualified Princess and Bitto evicted from #BBNaija house Dee One and Vandora also evicted Following an intensive argument between K-Brule and Dee One of which K-Brule tried to attack Dee One but was held back by Angel and Lolu; Big Brother found the infractions unacceptable and issued K-Brule a strike making it three strikes after he had sustained two strikes previously, hence he was disqualified. On her part, Khloe got her third strike for comments she made to Kbrule, calling his mother a whore; also, partly following their disagreement after Saturday night party which then led to their automatic disqualification. Big Brother also issued a strike to Dee-One for provocation; however, the strike wouldn’t matter now as his journey came to an end last night with the ...

Zamfara State Governor remains ‘unaware’ and keeps attending to politics in Abuja days after mass killings in his State.

Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers on Wednesday attacked Birane villa in Zurmi local government of Zamfara State killing over 36 persons in two separate attacks, according to the police and were buried on Thursday. The mass killings triggered severe outrage in the social media amongst Nigerians but three days after the incident, the Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari is yet to return to the state to attend to his citizen. The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) chaired a meeting of the NGF on Wednesday night and also attended the meeting of the National Economic Council Thursday at the presidential villa Abuja. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Muhammad Shehu, in a statement Thursday said hunters from Birani village intercepted and accosted...

US Singer, Ciara, celebrates Baby Girl

US Singer, Ciara, celebrates daughter named Sienna in an Instagram post say, “Today is just the beginning, I’m sharing something near and dear to my heart with you…meet my baby girl on my @TraceMe App ❤️ Today is just the beginning, I’m sharing something near and dear to my heart with you…meet my baby girl on my @TraceMe App ❤️ A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Feb 15, 2018 at 8:00am PST     Like 0

Photos: 36 persons killed in Zamfara State by Unknown Gunmen laid to rest

Thirty six people killed by gunmen in Birane Village in Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State on Wednesday were buried yesterday amidst outrage in the social media. According to reports, the attack was a reprisal attack on the villagers for stopping a cattle rustler; the state police spokesperson said investigations carried out by the command indicates that on February 13, hunters from Birani village of Zurmi local government area apprehended a herder in the bush with some suspected stolen cattle and sheeps. They took the stolen items from him and chased him away. According to the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, “The herder abandoned the animals and escaped into the bush, but unknown to the hunters, the cattle rustler went to Isah Local Government Area of Sokoto...

Wake up from your trance – Wole Soyinka to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Prof. Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate said if given the opportunity to speak to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, he would say, “Mr. President, I think you are under a trance.” “The sooner Buhari woke from the dream, the better for the nation, said Soyinka. Asked to explain the nature of the President’s reverie, Soyinka pointed at the missteps of the current administration. So many unforced errors. Take for instance the reinstatement of the fellow who was sacked from the National Health Insurance Scheme (suspended Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf). He was reinstated by the President. What is that about? What is going on? It is like a certain kind of alienation from reality is going on,” said Soyinka. “If the inspector general of police can sit in Abuja and say that an event that is h...

Ahead of 2019 Presidential Election, Southern Women Group threatens to boycott presidential poll over continued Herdsmen Menace

A women group known as ‘Concerned Southern Women for Good Governance’ has declared its readiness to boycott the 2019 presidential election should President Muhammadu Buhari fail to take a decisive step to tackle the rampaging terror and wanton killings being unleashed on innocent Nigerians across the country by Fulani herdsmen. The women group accused President Buhari of handling the security challenges posed by the herdsmen with kid gloves. Leader of the group, Patience Igho, said, “Women are a great economic force that a nation cannot ignore. They are at the bottom of the domestic economic growth pyramid. “Our women in the South are the strength of our agricultural boost because they do the farming and also take the produce for processing and then for sale. “The issue of herdsmen attacki...

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