Connect with us

Nigerian News

Atiku Blasts Buhari Govt Over Increase In Electricity Tariff

Published

on

Atiku Blasts Buhari Govt Over Increase In Electricity Tariff

Peoples Democratic Party former presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has slammed the federal government over the electricity tariff increase. He said in a tweet, Nigerians need stimulus, not an increase in their electricity bill.  He called the tariff increase “ill-advised,” especially because of the disruption to Nigeria’s way of life as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

READ:  Covid-19: DELSUTH Doctors Lament Shortage Of Face Masks, Others

The multi-year electricity tariff increase was approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

Nigerian News

30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Explosion – Officials

Published

on

By

30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Tanker-Gas Explosion - Officials

Thirty persons are confirmed injured in a Lagos gas explosion that occurred on Thursday in Iju-Ishaga and Iju-Ajuwon communities in Ifako-Ijaiye council area of Lagos State.

READ:  Nigeria's Agricultural Sector Expected To Boost By 2050

National Emergency Management Agency southwest coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye says the tanker was trying to enter a gas plant when it exploded.

NEMA says 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were burnt.

READ:  Improving Local Rice Production In Nigeria

No deaths were reported.

Residents of the area have appealed to the state government to relocate gas plants away from residential areas.

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction ‘Suspends’ Fayemi From Party

Published

on

By

Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction 'Suspends' Fayemi From Party

The crisis in Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has worsened as the party suspends the state governor Kayode Fayemi for what it called anti-party activities.

READ:  Insecurity: CAN Urges Buhari To Sack Service Chiefs

A party statement accused Fayemi of playing a contrary role to the provisions of the party in the recently concluded Edo governorship election.

APC executives claim that five days before the Edo election, Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC.

READ:  Court Sentences Shell MD, Others To 3 Months In Prison

The party also said governor Fayemi played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo state and supported the PDP candidate to defeat that of APC.

READ:  Covid-19: DELSUTH Doctors Lament Shortage Of Face Masks, Others

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

Bauchi Govt Update On Devastating Effects Of Flood, As NEMA Warns State, Others

Published

on

By

Bauchi State governor, senator Bala Abdulkhadir Mohammed, says the recent flooding in the state had claimed at least 25 lives while seventeen others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The governor gave the update when a delegation of the National Emergency Management team, NEMA, visited him at the government house in Bauchi.  The delegation was led by NEMA’s director-general, retired air vice marshal Muhammad A. Muhammad.

READ:  Presidency Targets Diezani, MDAs As Salami Panel Gets More Powers

The governor said as many as thirty-five hundred houses and more than two thousand farmlands worth nearly one billion naira were destroyed by flooding.

The governor was represented by his deputy, senator Baba Tella who said 16 of the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State experienced flood this year.  He said the flooding was caused by unusual rainfall experienced so far.

READ:  Nigerians Not Better Off Under Buhari - Atiku

The governor has called on the federal government to do more to mitigate the effects of flood.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 African News Network. All Rights Reserved.

%d bloggers like this: