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Fayemi: Coal to Account for 30% of Nigeria’s Energy Mix

• Says FG set to partner AfDB on coal initiatives Kasim Sumaina in Abuja In a bid to solve epileptic power supply in the country, the federal government on Tuesday disclosed that coal powered electricity plant would account for about 30 per cent of the country’s energy mix.  The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. […]
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Calabar Tragedy: PHEDC Donates Relief Materials, Cash to Victims

Bassey Inyang in Calabar The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) has donated relief materials, including drugs  and cash to victims of last Thursday’s electrocution at a viewing centre in Nyagassang, Calabar municipality, Cross River State. The donations were made yesterday at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), where most of the victims are […]
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Gencos Ask Discos to Prove Their Integrity, Accept Open Revenue Management

Chineme Okafor in Abuja The systemic blame games that have come to define operators’ approach to the current challenges in the Nigeria’s power sector,on Tuesday took a different dimension when the 26 power generation companies (Gencos) called out the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) on their opposition to transparent revenue management model as recently proposed […]
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National Assembly Mourns Adeleke

Damilola Oyedele and James Emejo It was a sombre mood at the National Assembly, following the resumption from the Easter recess yesterday as senators and members of the House of Representatives mourned the demise of Senator Isiaka Adeleke who represented Osun West senatorial district. As practice, both chambers adjourned plenary as a mark of respect […]
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DELTA: APC, PDP flex muscles

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NPC Throws Weight Behind Emir Sanusi’s Call for Birth Control Policy

•Commission to go ahead with preparations for 2018 census despite opposition Paul Obi in Abuja The National Population Commission (NPC) on Tuesday threw its weight behind the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi’s call for birth control policy, where parents could only give birth to the number of children they can cater for.  NPC Chairman, Chief […]
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Dangote, Bill Gates Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa

Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja The African richest man, and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Bill Gate have said that more than 138,000 vaccinators will be carried out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area this week in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this […]
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Ihedioha Tasks Legislature on Need to Apply Oversight Function in Imo

• Laments state’s deplorable leadership Amby Uneze in Owerri Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has taken a swipe at the legislative arm of the Imo State government over it inability to apply the principle of the oversight function as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution, thereby denying the state the […]
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Osinbajo Receives Bangladeshi Army Chief, Calls for Global Co-operation against Terrorism

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday renewed calls for international collaboration in the battle against terrorism, promising that Nigeria will continue to cooperate with the international community in the global fight. Osinbajo who made this call in his office when he received Bangladeshi Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad, […]
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Do You Love Naija? Brush up on your Knowledge of the Country with “12 Incredible Facts about Nigeria” | Watch on BN TV

If, like us here at BellaNaija, you love Nigeria and all things to do with Africa, then Leroy Kenton’s “FTD Facts” series will be an interesting series to watch as he talks about the beautiful hidden gems of several African countries. In this episode of the vlog series, he shares 12 incredible facts about Nigeria. […]
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Re: Resolving the controversy over JAMB

  Fabian Benjamin The article by Niyi Akinnaso in The PUNCH on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 titled as above makes an interesting reading. This followed quickly on the heel of a previous one titled, Notably, the concerns raised by Nigerians on the procedures adopted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in delivering her services […]
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Court Sentences Four Armed Robbers to Death

An Osun State High Court on Tuesday in Osogbo sentenced four persons to death for conspiracy and armed robbery. The convicts, Joseph Moses, 24, Samuel Job, 19, Gideon Ode, 25, and Daniel Abraham, 24, were brought to the court on a four-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy. The prosecutor, Abdulrahman Temitope, had told the court […]
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Awkward…Mr. 2Kay says he’s in a Relationship with #BBNaija’s Gifty Powers but to her “we are JUST friends”

It has been a couple of weeks of back-and-forth reports on the relationship status of singer Mr. 2Kay and actress and former Big Brother Naija housemate Gifty Powers. First, Mr. 2Kay denied being in a relationship with Gifty but following her exit from the house and several recent rumours of Gifty being in a relationship […]
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Court Frees 44 IPOB Members Arrested by Soldiers in Bayelsa

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Tuesday freed  44  members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arrested by soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta.  The court declared that the three-count charge of conspiracy, breach of public peace and unlawful gathering filed against them by the police […]
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