Hope rises for Enugu community without electricity for decades

After the decades-long challenge of grappling with the problem of lack of access to grid electricity, it now appears respite is on a clear perspective for the people Ugwu-Isiokwe, a hilly community in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, thanks to community efforts. Ugwu Isiokwe is within the larger Akama Oghe community; but while other areas have access to grid electricity, Ugwu Isiokwe has had to suffer a fate of lack. Anthonia Neke said that she was born “on this hill and has lived here all my life.” She…

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Fuel Subsidy: Petrol Landing Cost Now N180 Per Litre, Says Kachikwu

The landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, is N35 higher than the pump price of N145 per litre, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said on Tuesday.Kachikwu said the rise in global crude oil prices after the 2016 hike in petrol price brought back subsidy.Recalling the experience of 2016, when the government increased petrol price from N86.5 to N145 after months of severe scarcity, he described fuel subsidy as an emotive issue. “You have very positive argument that says, ‘Why is this…

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Fuel scarcity looms as anticipated petrol subsidy removal triggers panic-buying

…NAEE, LCCI okay removal …Cost hits N731bn Fuel shortage appeared to have worsened over the weekend as queues of vehicles were seen at filling stations in Abuja, Lagos, Ondo and Ekiti. Investigation showed that the shortage was fuelled by the Federal Government’s announcement that it might undertake a gradual phase out of fuel subsidy, which the World Bank said cost Nigeria N731 billion in 2018. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who announced the decision of the Federal Government, was reacting to a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund, IMF,…

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Ojo Lanre’s appointment by Gov. Fayemi is putting a round peg in a round hole -OMPAN

The Oyo State Chapter of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria has congratulated Mr Wale Ojo Lanre on his appointment as the Director General, Council of Arts and Culture by the Ekiti state Governmenor, Dr Kayode Fayemi The Association also commended the governor for considering more journalists including Mr Samuel Oluwalana of Daily Independent and others for appointment into his cabinet. According to a press statement jointly signed by the association’s Chairman, Remi Oladoye and Public Relations Officer, Dare Adeniran,they described Ojo Lanre’s appointment as putting a round peg in…

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FG. CANCELS GOTV LICENCE OVER 2.5 BILLION SCANDAL

The Federal Government in partnership with the Nigerian Broadcasting Cooperation (NBC) has nullified the licence granted to Details Nigeria Ltd, owners of GOTV. Now Update gathered that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) headed by Modibbo Ishaq Kawu, granted a three-year licence to Details Nigeria Ltd. However, Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, nullified the licence citing irregularities as his motive. According to reports from Daily Independent newspaper, the decision came after a N2.5 billion scandal involving the NBC which the Independent Corrupt Practices and associated Offences Commission (ICPC) had investigated. The…

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Ibom Air Set To Offer 4000 Direct and Indirect Jobs

By Umoh-Obong Kingsley_ Recruitment is ongoing at the first state-owned airline in Africa, Ibom Air, for qualified persons with sufficient skills and potentials to face the dynamics in the aviation industry. The Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, Mr. Akan Okon told newsmen shortly after the arrival of the 3rd aircraft in the fleet of Ibom Air at the Victor Attah International Airport, on Thursday that over 400 direct staff and 4000 indirect staff opportunities are envisaged in the airline. Mr Okon, who was accompanied by the Commissioner for…

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Meet Nigerian lady who becomes the first black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering

– The talented lady is said to be a national aeronautics and space administration whiz – 30-year-old Wendy Okolo has achieved so much in her career Nigeria is known for producing geniuses who almost always break barriers in their several industries. These Nigerians have put the country on the map and in the eye of the global community with their amazing talents. A young Nigerian lady identified as Wendy Okolo has become the first black woman to get a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering. The 30-year-old lady who was born…

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BREAKING!!: “Ibom Air” See Pictures Of First State Owned Airline In Nigeria (Photos)

Suncity News exclusive report that Akwa Ibom state is launching the first state owned airline with three modern aircraft. The fuel efficient CRJ900 series each of which can seat 78 to 90 passengers. Here is a sneak peak of the air craft branded in orange which is Akwa Ibom state official color. The aircrafts will be arriving Nigeria on or before christmas. The State governor has announced that the Ibom Air will lunch scheduled commercial passenger services before the end of 2018. Akwa Ibom state currently runs the only state…

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Teleology Holdings Finally acquired 9mobile as NCC approves deal.

…9mobile will issue a statement in due course- Spokesperson The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Wednesday, approved the sale of 9mobile – the third largest mobile network operator in Nigeria to Teleology Holdings Limited. A source close to NCC exclusively informed The Daily Times that the sale of the third largest telecoms to Teleology was approved at cost of $500 million This puts to rest one year of back and forth struggle, process of selecting a preferred bidder amidst a media war that raged…

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Manufacturing, key to economic growth, development- Dangote

Executive Director of the Dangote Group, Hajiya Halima Aliko-Dangote, has urged millennials in Nigeria and across Africa to diversify from service-oriented enterprises to manufacturing and agriculture in a bid to fast-track the development of the continent and better life for its nationals. According to Halima Dangote, the economic realities around the world have shown that the way to go is agriculture and that the youths must take the lead more when most African countries are still grappling with low economic growth. Speaking at the 58th Annual Conference of the Nigerian…

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