N180 Billion Indebtedness: EEDC To Disconnect S/East Government Houses/Offices, CBN, Army, Others

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said that it will be disconnecting South-East Government Houses/offices, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) offices, Nigerian Army and others to recover a whooping over N180 billion electricity debt. This is contained in a statement issued by the EEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, on Friday in Enugu. Ezeh said that some of the indebted customers to be disconnected included: Enugu State Government, Ebonyi State Government, Anambra State Government, Abia State Government, Imo State Government; Innoson Technical and Industries; University of…

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Rupert Murdoch, 93, Marries Fifth Wife

Congratulations are in order for Rupert Murdoch, who has got married for the fifth time, tying the knot with Elena Zhukova at his vineyard in California. The retired media impresario, 93, and molecular biologist Elena, 67, married on Saturday, confirming the news the following afternoon. The ceremony comes just over a year after Rupert called off his engagement to former police chaplain Ann Lesley Smith, which was announced last April. He has previously been married to Mick Jagger’s ex, Jerry Hall, as well as Wendi Deng, journalist Anna Torv and…

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Olubadan Is Dead…Joins His Ancestors At 82 Years

By NewsBits The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun has passed away. The 42nd Olubadan was 82 when he joined his ancestors. Oba Balogun spent two years on the throne of his forefathers, having been presented the Staff of Office by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on March 11, 2022. Confirming his death in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, on Thursday, Makinde said Oba Balogun died Thursday evening at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The governor described the late native ruler as a towering figure…

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Light-Up Nigeria Project Signals New Dawn For Southeast – Governor Mbah

By Tony Adibe Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has said that the Light-Up Nigeria Project signals a new dawn for power and industrialisation of the Southeast region, saying the initiative aligns with his administration’s disruptive approach to governance underpinned by thinking outside the box. Mbah, while commending the Federal Government and the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) for coming up with the project to ramp up power supply to industrial clusters in the Southeast, enjoined industrialists of the region to fully key into it and take advantage…

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Power Is Sinequanon To Industrial Revolution, Says Vice President Kashim Shettima

By Tony Adibe The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima has said that electricity is sinequanon to any industrial revolution in any country just as he described the southeast zone as the economic hub of Nigeria. Vice President Shettima spoke during the formal launch of the ‘Light Up Nigeria Initiative and the Southeast Business Roundtable in Enugu on Monday. Shettima said that Southeast, which he said has 87 million people living in it, was very important to the country, adding that “if Southeast Zone works, Nigeria works.” He, however, added that…

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Kano Governor, Abba Yusuf, Wins At Supreme Court, Floors APC Candidate

By NewsBits The Supreme Court on Friday has set aside the verdicts of the Court of Appeal and election petitions tribunal, which nullified the victory of Kano State Governor Yusuf in the March 18, 2023, governorship poll. Judgment was delivered by Justice John Okoro NAN reports that Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, and his party NNPP, had filed an appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed his sacking as earlier pronounced by the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal. The tribunal had sacked Yusuf and ordered…

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My Dad Didn’t Talk To Me For 10 Years Because I Chose Comedy Over Law – Alibaba

Popular Nigerian comedian, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, popularly known as Alibaba, has recounted how his dad kept malice with him for a decade for choosing comedy over becoming a lawyer. Featuring as a guest in the Christmas edition of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Alibaba recalled leaving the university to inform his dad about his intention to become a comedian and how his reaction forced him to abscond from home. He said he became determined to be a successful comedian in a bid to prove his father wrong. Alibaba said, “My dad…

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Abducted Female Judge, Driver Regain Freedom In Akwa Ibom

Justice Joy Unwana of Oron High Court, Akwa Ibom and her driver who were abducted by unknown gunmen on Monday have regained their freedom. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Ini Ememobong, disclosed this in a statement in Uyo on Saturday. The victims were abducted along the Okobo-Esuk Inwang-Ndon Ebom road in Akwa Ibom, while her orderly was killed. Ememobong said Governor Umo Eno thanked God for ensuring her safe return and thanked the security agencies for their commitment to duty. The commissioner said the governor sympathised with the judge and…

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Education To Rank High In Budget Allocation As Gov Mbah Plans To Rehabilitate Nigerian Law School

By NewsBits The Enugu State governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, has said his administration would earmark high allocation to the education sector in the state even as he assured support for the Nigerian Law School in the areas of new infrastructure and rehabilitation of the existing dilapidated structures in the school. Governor Mbah gave the assurances, Monday, when the senior management staff of the Enugu Campus of the Nigerian Law School led by the Deputy Director General (DDG), Mrs. Maureen Stanley-Idum, paid a courtesy visit in his office at the Government…

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Sacked Kano Governor Confident Tribunal’s Judgement Will Be Upturned

By NewsBits The governor of Kano State, Mr Abba Yusuf who was sacked yesterday by the election tribunal is expressing optimism that the judgment will be reversed. The embattled Yusuf was elected on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Recall that the three-man election tribunal headed by Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay yesterday nullified the governor’s election and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Nasir Gawuna, as the winner of the March 2023 governorship election held in the state. According to the judge, the ballot…

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