NLC Ajaero bemoans Nigeria’s low megawatts despite billions invested in electricity

By Tony Adibe The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero has bemoaned the low megawatts which Nigeria is generating, in spite of the billions of naira the federal government claimed to have invested in electricity over the years. Comrade Ajaero spoke while giving a goodwill message during the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), 7th Quadrennial/ 12 Delegates Conference themed, “Workers Over Profit”, held in Enugu. Ajaero, said it was a very disturbing development that Nigeria “is still running low in megawatts”, lamenting that no nation…

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United States Of America Lands Unmanned Odysseus Spacecraft On Moon

Photo (Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Images) A Space X Falcon 9 Rocket carrying the Odysseus lunar lander lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on February 15. An unmanned, robotic lunar lander launched by a private U.S. company landed on the moon Thursday evening, February 22, 2024. “We can confirm, without a doubt, that our equipment is on the surface of the moon,” said Stephen Altemus, CEO of Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company that operated the Odysseus spacecraft. “Welcome to the moon.” As it approached the surface…

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Activist Arrested For ‘Terrorism’ After Organizing Protest Over Economic Hardship

By NewsBits Comrade Israel Joe, a prominent activist based in Delta State, has been arrested by soldiers during a planned protest against economic hardship. The demonstration, organized to address the rising inflation and economic challenges attributed to President Bola Tinubu’s policies, was met with a heavy security presence. Israel Joe, who had been invited by the police earlier, was reportedly taken into custody by soldiers from the Nigerian Army 3 Battalion in Effurun. Subsequently, he was handed over to the police in Ekpan Station, where sources indicate that charges of…

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Gov Umaru Bago Inaugurates 10-Man Committee On Recovery Of Grazing Lands And Reserves In Niger State

By NewsBits The Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has inaugurated a 10-man committee on the recovery of grazing lands and reserves in the State. The committee, which is chaired by the Emir of Kagara, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna II, was inaugurated by Governor, Umaru Bago,at the Government House, Minna, the state capital. According to the governor, terms of reference of the committee are to identify all State and Federal government-owned grazing reserves; and trace relevant history associated with each grazing reserve. Others are; to ascertain the establishment, record of acquisition…

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Edo Guber: Ex-NBA President, Akpata Wins Labour Party Ticket

By NewsBits Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has been declared winner of Edo Labour Party (LP) Governorship primary election. Akpata scored 316 votes to win the exercise held in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Friday. The Deputy governor of Abia State, Ikechukwu Emetu, who is the returning officer for the poll made the declaration after collating the results. After his emergence, Akpata paid tribute to a former governor of Ondo State and NBA president Rotimi Akeredolu who was buried on the same day.…

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EEDC Effects STS Prepaid Meter Upgrade In S/East In February 24

By NewsBits The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said that it will effect its technical implementation for the Standard Transfer Specification (STS) prepaid meter upgrade on Feb. 24 within its network in the South-East. The company said that from 6a.m. to 10p.m. on the Feb. 24, EEDC’s vending platform would be shut down for technical work for rollover in readiness for the STS prepaid meter upgrade. EEDC’s Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, told newsmen on Friday in Enugu that as a result of this development, customers would not…

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CBN To Hike BDC Minimum Share Capital To N2billion

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is mulling an increase in the share capital of Bureau De Change (BDC) operators to N2 billion and N500 million for Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses. It was previously N35 million for a general license. This was contained in the draft Revised Regulatory And Supervisory Guidelines For Bureau De Change Operations In Nigeria published by the apex bank. The new guidelines contain several new changes to the guidelines for BDC operations in the country. If endorsed, the new guidelines will be effective at…

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Dignitaries Across The Country, Others Bid Late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Farewell

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, joined President Bola Tinubu, represented by his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume; Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and other eminent Nigerians to attend the funeral service of the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). The funeral service held at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Owo, Ondo State was also attended by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Dapo…

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Calls For Uzodimma’s Sack As PGF Chairman Not Misplaced – UPF

By Tony Adibe The United Progressive Foundation (UPF), a political action committee of All Progressives Congress (APC), has maintained that calls for the removal of Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, as the chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) are not misplaced. UPF said that Governor Uzodimma’s actions over the years have never yielded any positive dividend for APC, stressing that the time has come to remove the governor from influential positions in the party, particularly the headship of APC Governors’ Forum. The group, which made its position public while…

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Unlike IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu, Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Igboho, Returns To Nigeria

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (left) with Sunday Igboho About three years after fleeing the country for Republic of Benin, Yoruba Nation separatist activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, has returned to Nigeria. The separatist leader was detained in Benin Republic in October 2021 while trying to fly to Germany. But his opposite number, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is still languishing in detention despite the courts demanding the Nigerian federal government to let him walk a free man. A report in Channels Television,…

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