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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Nigeria’s electricity generation declines to 2,684MW

Electricity generation in Nigeria on Monday dropped to 2,684 megawatts, as there was decline in output from the hydropower plants and some gas-fired stations, including Egbin in Lagos. According to reports from the Ministry of Power, Words and Housing, the total generation capacity of 4,463.3MW was unavailable as of 6am on Monday, compared to 3,631.4MW on Friday. Gas constraints and frequency management occasioned by electricity distribution companies’ load demand left 2,365.5MW and 2,087MW, respectively idle. Total electricity generation, which stood at 3,462MW as of 6am on Sunday, fell to 2,684.20MW on Monday. The nation generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants,...

No date for National Assembly reconvening on INEC budget

THE National Assembly on Tuesday as said there is no date yet for recovening on issues bordering the 2019 elections budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission. President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 17, 2018 submitted request for INEC budget to the National Assembly for consideration. The National Assembly reaction was contained...

NASS invasion: PDP reveals plan of Buhari Campaign Organisation

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the brazen threat by the Buhari Campaign Organization to take over the National Assembly, should the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency fail in their bid to forcefully change the leadership of the Senate, as treasonable. The party said the threat has also further...

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

By David A. Andelman ATLANTA, United States of America, August 13, 2018/ -- Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the...

SERAP asks NBC to lift the ban on radio station, Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, others

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) “to immediately lift the ban on Jay FM 101.9 Jos, stopping the radio station from playing songs such as Falz's 'This is Nigeria', Wande Coal's 'Iskaba' and Olamide's 'See Mary, See Jesus', and rescind the...

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Sack of DSS DG: Demonstration of Constitution supremacy – PPA

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Jega advocates stiffer laws against fake election results

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Atiku reacts to Osinbajo sacking DSS boss

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