TCN Resumes Bulk Power Supply In North-East



The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it has restored bulk power supply in the North-East.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the wheeling of power to the zone which commenced on Monday at 9:37 pm followed the restoration of the Jos-Gombe 330kV Single Circuit Transmission line.

“The line now wheels normal load allocation from the National Control Center, NCC, to transmission substations in the North East and to distribution load centers for Kano and Jos DisCos to offtake and distribute to its customers in the North-East.

“We are thankful of every assistance rendered by the governors in the North East and patience displayed by all the affected electricity consumers. Our gratitude also goes to the security operatives who always escorted our contractor and staff to the sites of the incidents as well as the contractor and TCN engineers who quickly mobilized to site at a very short notice.

“TCN is by this release, appealing to residents in communities hosting or close to power installations to be vigilant, and to report any act or suspicion of vandalism to security operatives. This would help us quickly arrest the situation, so as to preserve our power transmission towers and lines nationwide,” TCN said.

TCN originally set a timeline of 27 May to restore supply to the zone which has been in darkness for the past one month due to vandalisation of four towers and transmission lines, but witnessed another setback when the fourth tower collapsed during reconstruction and restringing by engineers, and additional towers and lines were vandalised in the area.

The company had earlier announced the completion of work on the vandalised towers.
[3:48 PM, 6/5/2024] Rahila Aljazirah KD: Good afternoon sir, story on the kaduna assembly’s probe will be sent soon please.
[3:49 PM, 6/5/2024] Henry Benue: Alia Celebrates Speaker Dajo @ 48

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue State Governor,Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has lauded the examplary leadership and patriotic qualities of the Speaker,Benue State House of Assembly,Aondona Dajo as well as his seamless handling of legislative duties in the 10th Assembly.

Governor Alia in a congratulatory massage to celebrate the speaker, Dajo,on his 48th birthday anniversary noted with satisfaction that since hia emergence as speaker of the 10 th Assembly, his relationship with the executive has been wonderful.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula released yesterday in Makurdi, further described the level of cooperation and strategic synergy between the executive and legislative arm of …
[3:56 PM, 6/5/2024] Senate Aljazirah: Na wa ooo
[3:59 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 806 615 9863: NGO Wants Federal Government To
Declare A state Of Emergency On The Environment


A non-governmental Organization, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has urged the Federal Government to urgently declare a state of emergency on the environment as it joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Environment Day

HOMEF made the call in a statement to commemorate the 2024 World Environment Day in Benin City, Edo State.

A statement signed by, Executive Director, HOMEF, Nnimmo Bassey said the World Environment Day with theme ‘Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought
Resilience’ is dedicated to communities whose lands and livelihoods have been lost to extractivism and pollution.

Bassey said that steps must…
[4:04 PM, 6/5/2024] Rahila Aljazirah KD: Loans: Assembly Expose El-rufai, Aides Over Misappropriation Of Over N453Billion


The ad hoc committee set up by the Kaduna State House of Assembly to investigate all finances, loans and contracts awarded under the immediate past government has indicted Mallam Nasir El-rufai and some of his aides for misappropriation of over four hundred and fifty three billion naira.

The Committee averred that its investigation into the allegation of misappropriation in the last political dispensation, under El-rufai has shown several cases of corruption in the running of the affairs of the Government, Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Kaduna State from 29th May, 2015 to 29th May, 2023.

Presenting the report during plenary on Wednesda…
[4:10 PM, 6/5/2024] Paul Effiong Aljazirah: Extra Judicial Killings of Nigerians in South Africa: Reps Urge FG to Step Up Protection Strategies

….mandate committee to investigate circumstances

By Paul Effiong, Abuja

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to set up.strategies for the protection of Nigerians living in Diaspora over cases of
unlawful killings and torture.

The lawmakers at the Green Chambers also urged the Federal Government to prioritize the protection of lives of Nigerians living abroad and leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice for compatriots who have suffered injustice and oppression in the hands of foreign nationals.

This was sequel to the adoption of a motion of urgent national public importance moved during plenary yesterday by Hon Tochukwu Chinedu Orere.

In his defense for the motion, the lawmaker raised concern over the recent reports of unlawful killings, torture, and inhumane treatment of Nigerian citizens living in South Africa,S/A.

According to the lawmaker, Ebuka Nwoko, 43, popularly known as Jeff, was allegedly murdered while in the custody of South African security officials in Danielskuil, Northern Cape, South Africa.

The lawmaker who is also the
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora and a Member Representing Owerri Municipal, Owerri West and Owerri North Federal Constituency in the National Assembly used the occasion to condernmed in strong term the actions of south African police.

He further expresses profound disappointment and condemnation of what he called” avoidable actions” by members of the South African Police Service, SAPS, adding that such illegality were in violation of human rights and the rule of law.

The lawmaker also cited section 11 of the South African Constitution which he explained supposed to guarantees the right to life and as such, upholds the dignity of human life.

He informed that South Africa as a democratic state is obligated to treat all people with dignity and afford full protection of the law, regardless of nationality, color among others most especially by law enforcement Officers.

He pointed out that the recent tragic and paintul death of Ebuka Nwoko, a 43vear-Old Nigerian allegedly murdered while in the custody of South Atrican security officials, is yet another harrowing example of the severe mistreatment being faced by Nigerians living in that country.

He expressed Saddness, that Nigerian lives are continuously devalued and disregarded, even in nations that claim to uphold democratic values and the rule of law such as South Africa, a nation Nigeria once looked up to as a beacon of hope and progress.

Most lawmakers who contributed during the debate emphasizes the need to engage with the relevant authorities in South Africa, including the South African Government and law enforcement agencies, to ensure that justice is served, and measures are taken to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Ebuka Nwoko.

“We owe it to our citizens, both home and abroad, to take a stand against the systemic injustice and abuse they face”.

Consequently, the lawmakers observed a minute silence in honor of the deceased while the committee on Diaspora was mandated to investigate the murder
[4:27 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: CP gives nod on Commercial motorcycle ban in Delta
By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

Asaba: Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi has hailed the State Government ban on commercial motorcyclists “Okada” in the capital territory and other flash points in the state.

Olufemi gave the nod when he received the executives and members of the Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on courtesy visit in Asaba.

He said that Okada riders have become prime source for conveying criminal elements to commit crime in the state, adding that the ban on Okada and the Metal Scavengers (Iron Condemn) would help to check the tide of crime and enable residents “sleep with their two eyes closed “.

“On the ban on Okada, I pushed…
[4:36 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: Air Force Chief, Abubakar hails Oborevwori over support to military, execution of M.O.R.E Agenda

…as Oborevwori gifts Nigerian Airforce land

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, Wednesday, commended Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for the support the Delta State Government has provided to the Air Force over the years and also on the robust execution of his M.O.R.E agenda in the state.

Abubakar who spoke during a courtesy visit to the governor at Government House Asaba, also hailed Governor Oborevwori for gifting the Air Force land land to fully entrench itself in the state.

He spoke as Governor Oborevwori handed over the Certificate of Occupancy of 66.6 hectares of land to the Air Force.

Air Marshal Abubakar who s…
[4:40 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: One Year In Office: Ekabo extols Gov Oborevwori’s visionary leadership

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

Executive Secretary of Delta State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Very Rev Fr. Christopher Ekabo, has described governor Sheriff Oborevwori as a consummate leader and prudent manager of state resources who came prepared to serve the people, and had achieved so much within one year in office, and counting.

He made the assertion in his goodwill message to the Governor on the occasion of his one year in office, and commissioning of the Delta State High Court mega complex by former President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, saying that the governor is indeed fulfilling his electioneering campaigns promises to the people as encapsulated in his MORE agenda.

Rev Fr. Ekabo, whose me…
[5:06 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: Delta Chairmanship Candidate Resolves Ovworhokpokpo Community Rifts, Paves way for Progress

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

In a groundbreaking move, the Chairmanship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming Delta State Local Government elections in Udu local government area, Chief Vincent Oyibode, has successfully settled the long-standing rift between two factions in Ovworhokpokpo communities in Udu Local Government Area.

The President-General of the community, Joseph Daworhe, made this known while addressing newsmen at the Community secretariat on Tuesday. According to him, the rift, which had been ongoing for months, was as a result of a leadership tussle between the two factions, leading to a breakdown of peace and harmony in the…
[5:26 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: Suspected Robber Shot Dead By Delta Police, Arms Confiscated At Scene..

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

Undercover operatives from Ekpan Divisional Patrol team have eliminated a suspected armed robber, seizing a cut-to-size double-barrelled gun along with two live cartridges from the assailant. The encounter took place on Tuesday around 21:40 hours along the Army Barracks Link Road, off Refinery Road, Ekpan in Delta State

According to police sources, the patrol team encountered a tricycle carrying three individuals, suspected to be involved in criminal activities. Upon realizing they were law enforcement, the suspects attempted to flee but were pursued by the police. During the chase, one suspect was apprehended with a black bag containing the seized firearm.

[5:34 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 814 328 2911: WED 2024: NNPC foundation plants 70 economicrees in FGC, Enugu


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Foundation has planted no fewer than 70 economic trees in Federal Government College (FGC), Enugu as part of efforts to ensure land restoration in the South-East.

The NNPC Foundation tree planting is also part of efforts to nationally sustain the Federal Government Green Initiative as well as commemorate the World Environment Day (WED) 2024, which is held every June 5.

The theme for this year’s WED Day is: “Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience”.

In a sensitisation to students of FGC, Enugu before the tree planting on Wednesday, the Managing Director of NNPC Foundation, Mrs Emmanuella Arukwe…
[5:42 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: Delta Govt Urges Youths To Support Gov Oborevwori’s Administration, warns against Cult involvement

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

The Delta State commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ejiro Jamani, has urged Youths in Sapele Local Government Area and across Delta State to give their unwavering support to the administration of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, in appreciation of the Governor’s strong determination for youth inclusion in his cabinet and massive developmental initiatives across the state.

Mr. Jamani who made this appeal during an interactive session with youths of Ward 6 in Sapele Local Government Area, expressed gratitude to the youths for their support for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last elections and reassured them that Governor O…
[5:43 PM, 6/5/2024] Mariam Abeeb Aljazirah: RMAFC advocate full autonomy for local government, backs FG

Mariam Sanni

The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has advocated for full autonomy for Local Government Councils (“LGCs”) in the country just as it backs the Federal Government in its ongoing efforts to free LGCs from the firm control of State Governments through legal means by giving effect to the provisions of the Constitution.

In a statement, Head, Information and Public Relations, Maryam Yusuf stated that the RMAFC Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Bello Shehu, observed that LGCs as the third tier of government domesticated at the grassroots level ought to be outside the control of State and Federal governments as they are solely established to ensure effective governance…
[6:00 PM, 6/5/2024] Senate Aljazirah: Herders – Farmers Conflicts : Bill on Ranching Divides Senate

From Abdullateef Bamgbose

Heated debate on a bill seeking to outlaw open grazing in Nigeria and replaced it with Ranches in states of origin of Pastoralists, divided the Senate on Wednesday but scaled second reading .

Division among Senators on the bill centred around infractions on relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution , protocols of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS ) as regards free movements of persons and their property from State to State and country to country .

The sponsor of the bill, Senator Zam Titus Tertenger ( APC Benue North West ) had in his lead debate , submitted that the bill among others,
proposes ranching as the only viable alternative …
[6:08 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 703 539 9853: Delta Govt tackles “Unprintable” Adverts Patriotism, Allure, says It’s perfidious pertinence

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba

The Delta State Government on Wednesday described as perfidious pertinence a paid adverts recently published in one of the National Newspapers against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’. In a statement issued and signed the state Commissioner for Information, Dr Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza, a copy made available to Journalists in Asaba said that the advertiser has no knowledge of the workings in Delta State especially the hardworking Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’ whose one year spoke volumes of first among equals

In the statement part of it reads:”Our attention was recently drawn to the advertorial in the Vanguard Newspaper of Monday, June 3, 2024…
[6:13 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 816 667 9312: Jigawa Governor Approves The Appointment Of 59 Aides,Reassigns 3 Advisers

From Abdullahi Idris,Dutse

Governor Malam Umar A. Namadi, has approved a minor adjustment on the portfolios of 3 Special Advisers.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of Jigawa State, Malam Bala Ibrahim.

Those affected by the adjustment are:
Hudu Babangida, Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs (Dutse Emirate) now Special Adviser to the Governor on Senior Citizens Affairs, Samaila Dawaki, Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs (Hadejia Emirate) now Special Adviser to the Governor on Micro Finance Banks while Lawan Muhammad Garba (Bullet) Special Adviser on Inter- Party Affairs is reassigned to Special Adviser to the Governor on Political …
[6:27 PM, 6/5/2024] +234 806 615 9863: Obaseki Launches Technical Talent Devt Policy, Work-Based Learning Programme, Others

………..charges on production, local manufacturing to address nation’s economic challenges


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has launched the Edo State Technical Talent Development Policy (EDO-TTDP) and the Edo State Work-Based Learning Programme (EDOWBLP) as part of a renewed effort to encourage entrepreneurship as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) development.

Obaseki launched the policy during the annual public-private sector business roundtable on technical talent development, held at the New Festival Hall in Government House, Benin City.

The governor, who reaffirmed his government’s commitment …
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