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945MW To Be Added To Grid Before Year End, Fashola Assures

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday said that additional 945 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid before the end of the year. Fashola said this at the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce breakfast business meeting in Lagos themed: “Power Sector and the Way Forward’’. He said that additional power would ...

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‘Dangote Refinery Project To Boost Activities In Downstream’

The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, has described as magnificent and spectacular the impact the Dangote Oil Refinery project would have on the Nigeria’s downstream petroleum sector. Ruwase, who led members of the chamber on a tour of Dangote Jetty, Refinery and Fertilizer plants recently in Lagos, expressed excitement over the pace of ...

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Obi Dismisses Allegation Of Ethnic Bias In Onitsha Bridge Head Clean-Up

•Denies comments on first class travel, foreign medical trips Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has dismissed the allegation of ethnic bias in the Onitsha Bridge Head clean-up currently trending in internet chat rooms of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The clean-up exercise, which hitherto received much commendation, was ...

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Protest In Court Over Alleged Disbandment Of Osun Election Tribunal

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State are protesting on the premises of the Osun State High Court following the alleged disbandment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal hearing matters arising from the recently concluded governorship poll in the state. Scores of PDP members while staging a peaceful protest in the court premises  carried  placards with the inscriptions ...

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Atiku Disowns Online Grant Scheme

The attention of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization has been drawn to an on-going scheme that purports to disburse grants to unsuspecting Nigerians. In a statement, the organisation said the scheme code-named ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’ (see linkbit.ly/2NP4vup) is asking unsuspecting members of the public to contribute a certain amount of money which will be multiplied for them after they ...

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Couple Sells One-Day-Old Baby For N250,000

A couple has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Afam, in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State, for selling their day-old child for N250,000. The couple, Richard and Chidinma Benson, however, said they sold their baby to enable them to leave their village in the Isiala Ngwa North LGA of Abia State ...

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EFCC Releases Photos Of Alleged Fayose’s Houses

As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) digs deeper into the graft accusation against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, it has released photos of his properties. Fayose’s houses captured by EFCC The Spokesman for the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, released copies of the pictures on Wednesday. According to him, the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating ...

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We Sold 31 Human Heads And Many Body Parts To Some Prominent Nigerians, Kwara Suspects Confess

Eight suspected ritualists arrested by the police in Ilorin Kwara state have confessed selling 31 human heads to some yet-to-be identified prominent personalities in the country. They also confessed selling vital body parts for rituals and spiritual powers. The suspects were busted by a Police Joint Investigative team, following the arrest of the principal suspect, Azeez Yakub, in whose house ...

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Abia Pipeline Explosion: Atiku Commiserates With Victims, Donates N10m

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has commiserated with the people and government of Abia State over the fatal pipeline explosion that killed scores of people in Umuimo and Umuaduru communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state. A delegation led by the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP and former Anambra State Governor, Mr. ...

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Obi Didn’t Lie About London Houses — Spokesman

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, never at any time claimed that he had no house in London. His Special adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, made the clarification on Wednesday while reacting to false stories being spread online by Obi’s detractors that he lied about owning houses in London. Obienyem said: ...

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