Friday, 24 November 2017

AEDC Denies Issuing “Force Majeure“ On Direct Purchase Of Electricity


Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc (AEDC) has denied declaring any “Force Majeure“ over the new Eligible Customer Policy in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
“Force Majeure “ is a contractual and legal announcement, which is used to declare the inability of a party to meet up with a contractual obligation with another party in business.
The Minister of Power, Works, Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, had on May 15, declared four categories of customers that could purchase power direct (eligible customers) from the generation companies in the NESI.

PDP Will Win Kastina In 2019 – Sen. Umar Tsauri


An aspirant for national secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Umar Tsauri, has said that the party would regain power in Kastina in 2019 general elections.
Tsauri expressed the optimism in an interview with newsmen in Abuja shortly after submitting his nomination form for the race, at the party’s National Secretariat.
He said that PDP had done what was required to win the election in Katsina.
“We don’t need to campaign for that; PDP has done what is supposed to be done by any other political party rightly.

Maina: EFCC denies sharing 222 recovered pension properties


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied allegations that 222 Pension Properties recovered from pension thieves had been shared under its watch.
Senator Emmanuel Paulker, chairman of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee investigating the controversial reinstatement of wanted Abdulrasheed Maina, had on Thursday alleged that 222 houses recovered by Maina task force had been shared.

Malami: 222 assets recovered by Maina shared among govt officials, others


Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami claimed yesterday that about 222 assets were recovered by the Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reform.
They were shared among some highly-placed Nigerians with links to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), he alleged. The EFCC insists the assets are intact.
The team is headed by fugitive civil servant Abdulrasheed Maina.
Malami alleged that his signature on the document that ordered Maina’s reinstatement into the civil service might have been forged because he did not sign such a memo.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Court Remands First Violator Of Benue Anti Open Grazing Law


A Makurdi chief magistrate court presided over by Isaac Ajim, has remanded in prison custody, a herdsman Gambo Mohammed, for violating anti open grazing law, criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearms.
When the case came up, the prosecutor ASP Imo Edward, told the court that on the 2nd November, 2017 at about 0730hrs, the DPO Logo Division received a distress call from the unit commander, Police Mobile Force 13 Squadron, on special duty at Ayilamo that some Fulani herdsmen stormed Azege village shot and killed a 40 year fisherman Ortse  Kwaghdoo   and also shot one Mr  Akaa  Hingir, in the chest and he sustained serious  injury.

UNDP Constructs 300 Houses For IDPs In Borno


The United Nations Development Programme has begun the construction of 300 housing units for internally displaced persons in Borno, the agency said in its fact-sheet.
The prospective beneficiaries are victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
The data made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Thursday show that the projects are in Ngwom community in Mafa Local Government Area.

43, 806 applied for teaching job, El-Rufai tells Kaduna NASS members



…says we must save future generations from ignorance
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has called on National Assembly members from Kaduna State to help save future generations from servitude by ensuring that quality public education is offered in the state.
El-Rufai made this call in Abuja on Wednesday while holding a regular