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Power: 37 federal varsities using 1,068 generators

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Thirty-seven federal universities in the country are using 1,068 generators as alternative power source, an energy audit of the tertiary institutions has revealed. According to the audit, the generators contribute to noise and air pollution in the universities, as the diesel and petrol engines emit pollutants in the surroundings where they function. A document obtained […]

Ahmed Bello appointed new Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police

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The Inspector–General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has approved the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Bello as new Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State. The command’s Spokesman, Kennedy Idirisu, disclosed this on Friday in Lafia. The new police commissioner, until his posting, was in charge of Homicide Section, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) […]

Obasanjo bags PhD in Christian Theology

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Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday bagged the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Theology. A six-man external panel pronounced him worthy of the award after he spent 163 minutes defending his dissertation before the panel. The ex- President got the degree from the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, National Open […]

Gidado Idris: El-Rufai mourns former SGF

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Gov Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Saturday described late Alhaji Gidado Idris as distinguished elder statesman. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Idris, 82 and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), died in Abuja on Friday. In a message of condolence to the family of the former SGF, the governor said […]

2018: Senate queries N10bn solar streetlight project in varsities

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The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy on Thursday criticised a solar-powered streetlight project in nine universities across the country valued at N10bn. The committee also turned back the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, from the budget defence session held for his ministry over his alleged “unpreparedness to face […]

Fuel scarcity across Nigeria to end in 48 hours, Kachikwu tells NEC

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has assured governors of Nigerias 36 states that the ongoing fuel scarcity will end in 48 hours. Mr. Kachikwu gave the assurance on Thursday while briefing members of the National Economic Council, NEC, comprising the governors and some ministers. The NEC is chaired by the Vice President, […]

Nigeria transmits 5,156MW electricity, highest ever – Official

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Thursday disclosed that it recorded new national peak electricity transmission capacity of 5,155.9 Mega Watt, MW, on December 8. The Interim Managing Director of TCN, Usman Gur-Mohammed, made the disclosure at an interaction with journalists in Abuja. Mr. Gur-Mohammed said the new record exceeded previous national peak record […]

[BREAKING] 20 vehicles burnt as tanker explodes in Festac

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No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were, on Wednesday afternoon, burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State. The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour. Fire fighters arrived at the scene about […]

Saraki faces fresh CCT trial, to appeal at Supreme Court

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The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Tuesday, nullified the acquittal ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal handed down in favour of Senate President Bukola Saraki on false declaration of assets, in June this year. Delivering a unanimous judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the Senate President’s acquittal, […]

Senate queries minister over repeated votes in 2018 budget

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The Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism on Tuesday questioned the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over what they described as an annual ritual of reintroducing items for which appropriations had been made in the previous year. Such items, according to the committee, include office equipment such as computer, furniture, generators […]