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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....

$6.7 billion approved for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project by Federal Executive Council

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari,yesterday approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a standard gauge railway project from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, addressed the State House correspondents immediately after the meeting held inside the council chamber of the presidential villa declaring the rail project to “cost $6.7 billion, with a completion period of three years.” According to Mr. Amaechi, the Kaduna to Kano standard gauge project had earlier been awarded by the government. It would be recalled that the Federal Government had approved 1.2 billion dollars for the construction of the Kano-Kaduna standard gauge railway project.‎ Amaechi s...

Sevilla FC overruns Manchester United, but David de Gea’s saves ensured 0-0 parity

Sevilla fc has not been able to defeat Manchester United at the Sánchez Pizjuán but its supporters are hopeful of reaching quarter-final of the UEFA Champions league competition for the first time in their history as they came close to winning Manchester fc at home yesterday. Manchester United on its part, managed to produce a controlled display to secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League last-16 first leg tie at Sevilla. Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, went into the tie at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan with a game-plan to keep things tight and ensure his side goes into the return fixture at Old Trafford in a good position to reach the quarter-finals. However, the Red Devils must have been too elated for the decent result of not conceding a goal. Man. U was totally overrun most of th...

Fayose challenges President Muhammadu Buhari to Publish details of all properties recovered by EFCC before sell off.

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday called on the Federal Government to publish all properties it claimed to have recovered from looters, and their owners as well as buyers of the properties when they are eventually sold. Governor Fayose tackles President Muhammadu Buhari informing him that Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed with propaganda. Fayose said: “Nigerians want to know how many properties were recovered and who bought the properties. Who authorized the sale? Nigerians want details, not propaganda because most of these properties have been sold and resold.” The governor made the assertions via a released press statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, saying “the federal government should create a websit...

School Girls abducted by Boko Haram rescued by the Nigerian Army – Yobe Govt.

Director General on press affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, Abdullahi Bego, announced to the public the rescue of the school girls missing since Book Haram attacked their school on Monday. Mr Bego said “The Yobe State government hereby informs the public that some girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday has been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted them. He further said that the rescued girls are in custody of the Nigerian Army and will provide details about their numbers and conditions in due time. “Governor Gaidam Ibrahim, who is very grateful for the gallantry and hard work of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army involved in the opera...

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

Senator Abdullahi Adamu suspended as the Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum

The Northern Senators forum has removed Senator Abdullahi Adamu, as the chairman of the forum and was replaced by Senator Aliyu Wamakko. During plenary on Wednesday, Deputy senate leader, Senator lke Ekweremadu read a letter on the floor announcing the removal of Sen. Adamu. Senator Shehu Sani and the  Senate spokesman who briefed the journalist as to the reasons of his suspension. Apparently, he was suspended because he allegedly mismanaged 70 million naira belonging to Northern Senators. He added that Sent. Adamu is not being targeted by the senate because he disagreed with the senator’s resolution on the sequence of elections. Until his dismissal, Senator Adamu was a former minister of the state, ministry of works, and housing a member of the executive council and a senator in the...

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Messi gives Barcelona advantage, ends Chelsea goal drought in a tense Champions League clash.

Antonio Conte defends Andreas Christensen after error in Chelsea draw with Barcelona Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, yesterday defended Andreas Christensen following his mistake that costed Chelsea in a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday. Chelsea looked to be cruising to victory after Willian finished brilliantly in the 62nd minute to give the home side a deserved lead in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. However, Andreas Christensen gave away the lead to Lionel Messi when he made a weak pass across his own box which Lionel Messi took advantage of to punish Chelsea with a much needed away goal in the tie thus gifting Barcelona fc an advantage going into the second round of 16 scheduled for 14th March. Speaking at the po...

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...

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