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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Obasanjo meets with Jonathan again in closed-door meeting

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, met with ex-president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience at their residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa state this morning. The former presidents held a closed-door meeting with other dignitaries including the governor of Bayelsa, Mr. Seriake Dickson. Obasanjo who arrived Yenagoa, the state capital yesterday with other notable personalities for this month’s ... Read More »

Dangote, Gates partner to reduce malnutrition in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have expressed commitments to reduce malnutrition in Nigeria through improved quality fortification of foods. They made the pledge during the Food Processing and Nutrition Leadership Forum in Lagos where chief executives of leading food processing companies committed to adequate fortification in major food staples by 2020. Larry Umunna, Country Director, TechnoServe ... Read More »

Electricity price drops by 6% in Kenya

There has been a reduction in the retail price of electricity by 6 per cent, subsequently cushioning 3.6 million users in Kenya. Kenya’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced the reduction. According to ERC, the overall unit cost of power will reduce from Kshs 17.77/($0.18)KWh in 2017/18 to Kshs 16.64($0.17)/Kwh 2018/19 representing an overall reduction of costs by 6% over the ... Read More »

Transcorp Hotels HY 2018 PAT expands by 85%

Transcorp Hotels Plc has announced its unaudited financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2018. The company showed significant growth over same period last year recording a turnover of N8.01billion, Profit Before Tax of N2.02billion and Earning Per Share of 17.84 Kobo. Transcorp Hotels delivered a commendable 29% year-on-year growth in revenue at the close of the first half of 2018, ... Read More »

PENCOM begins verification of FG workers 

The National Pension Commission (PenCom), on Monday commenced the verification and enrolment exercise of 3,000 employees of Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Ogun and Lagos State. Head, Corporate Communications Department of PenCom, Peter Aghahowa, in a statement said the exercise was meant for employees due to retire between January and December 2019 who had attained the age ... Read More »

Discos’ consumers received 93,219 prepaid meters in Q4 2017 — NBS

The total number of electricity consumers with prepaid meters increased by 6.23 per cent to 1,589,805 in the first three months of this year from 1,496,586 in the fourth quarter of 2017. Almost five years after the privatisation of the power sector, many consumers continue to groan over estimated billing as demand for prepaid meters from distribution companies remains unmet. ... Read More »

Ebola-like disease kills 12 in north-eastern Congo

Authorities on Monday confirmed that 12 people died from an unknown disease with symptoms similar to that of Ebola in north-eastern Congo. “The deaths began in early July in the village of Mangina, near the town of Beni,’’ local administrator Donat Kibwana told newsmen. Meanwhile, a local civil society group in Beni, said it had counted 15 deaths caused by ... Read More »

Institute creates offices in Nigeria to provide employment

The Director-General, Institute of Public Administrators of Nigeria (ICPAN), Dr Vitalis Onah, has said that the Institute has created six zonal offices in the country in order to provide employment for Nigerians. This is as the Institute has conferred Doctoral honours on seven of its members and Fellowship awards on nine others. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Institute’s ... Read More »

Niger owes WAEC, NECO N664m

Niger state government has disclosed that it owes N664 million to the two major examination bodies in the country, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO). The state Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Fatima Magudu, who told journalists in Minna on Monday explained that the debt was inherited by the government from its predecessors. It was ... Read More »

30-year-old accused of raping 10-year old

Mr Goddy Inyama, a 30-year-old has been arraigned before a Magistrate court in Lagos for allegedly raping a pre-teen girl. Inyama was brought before the Ajegunle Magistrate court by Police Inspector Augustine Ejembi for defiling the 10-year old both vaginally and anally. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of non-consensual vaginal and anal sex as well as ... Read More »