Power generation drops to 2,390MW, 15 plants idle

Power generation in the country plunged to 2,390.20 megawatts on Monday as the number of idle power plants rose from seven to 15, according to the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Total electricity generation has been hovering below 4,000MW in recent months and stood at 3,741.30MW as of 6am[...]

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Petrol price stays at N145 -NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked the trending fake news of an impending review of pump prices of petroleum products, especially Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), called petrol. A release today in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, affirmed that contrary to the misinformation in the social[...]

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MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro 2018: Everything Apple just announced

Apple ventured far from its Cupertino home to deliver its annual Mac and iPad news, staging its Tuesday hardware event in Brooklyn, New York. The theme: creativity. The company demonstrated the new faster, more powerful iPad Pro running Adobe Photoshop for iPad and Project Aero, as well as the newly revealed full version of AutoCAD.[...]

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5,000 Kwankwaso Supporters Join APC,

Five thousand members of the Kwankwasiya group have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State. Kwankwasiyya is the political structure of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, representative of Kano Central senatorial zone in the National Assembly. Kwankwaso was one of the presidential aspirants seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party[...]

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We can only pay N22,500 as minimum wage, governors tell workers

Nigerian governors have announced that states can only afford to raise the national minimum wage from N18, 000 to N22,500 as against the N30,000 being demanded by organised labour. The governors said this after an emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in Abuja late on Tuesday. This was even as the Nigeria Labour Congress[...]

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Just in : I will pay any amount adopted as minimum wage – Gov. Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has promised to pay any amount agreed upon by the negotiating committee on minimum wage. Mr Ortom stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi, when members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other sister unions visited him to register their support for the upward review of wages.[...]

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Just in : Buhari Holds Talks With Wike, Three PDP Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with four governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-south region of the country. The meeting held on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The governors who met with the President are Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Bayelsa’s Seriake Dickson, Udom Emmanuel from Akwa[...]

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Wizkid joins league of highest paid artists worldwide

Nigerian pop star, Wizkid 28, has joined the list of highest paid artists in the world following his performance at a royal wedding in India. The artist is said to have performed during a royal wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India. He was reported to have been[...]

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Candidates can now register for WAEC 24 hours before exams commence

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, says it will entertain ‘walk–in’ candidates who wish to sit for examinations 24 hours before the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write commences. According to a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday, by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, the examination will be conducted between[...]

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Nigerian army silent as families seek news of the missing

The soldier's father remembers the exact day when he spoke to his son for the last time. It was August 26. He hasn't heard from him since. He's not alone: dozens of other soldiers stationed in northeast Nigeria, in the heart of Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency, have also disappeared -- but the army is saying[...]

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Five things to know about Real Madrid’s new coach, Santiago Solari

Santiago Solari has been put in temporary charge of Real Madrid after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on Monday. Solari was the coach of Madrid’s B team, Castilla, and is now expected to take Madrid for their Copa del Rey game against Melilla on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the Argentinian: Zidane teammate at Real  Santiago Hernan Solari played five[...]

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Ochanya: The law must take its course –Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured that his government would ensure that “the law takes its course” regarding the death of 13-year old Ochanya Ogbanje. Ortom gave the assurance on Tuesday in Makurdi when some people from Benue State University protested to the Government House to register their displeasure over the unfortunate demise[...]

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Protests: Security beefed up around Aso Rock, secretariat, others

Security was on Tuesday beefed up across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The security beef up was necessitated by the separate protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and members of the organised labour. While the IMN members are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, members of organised labour are[...]

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MTN hires 15 lawyers to challenge $8.1bn demand by CBN

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 4, 2018, for hearing in the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited to challenge the  $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded by the Central Bank of Nigeria over the alleged forex remittances. At the Tuesday proceedings in the case, MTN was represented by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who[...]

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Outpouring of grief for football club owner and four others killed in helicopter crash as grieving Leicester fans lay incredible sea of flowers outside ground

Heartbroken Leicester City fans have laid an incredible sea of flowers outside their stadium in memory of the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The 60-year-old Thai billionaire was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. Leicester midfielder Daniel Amartey was the latest player to lay[...]

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A child born by a Nigerian woman who travels to give birth in the US may no longer enjoy birthright citizenship status, says Donald Trump

Most wealthy Nigerians usually have their wives travel to the United States to give birth in order to confer US citizenship on the child. That practice in under threat now as President Trump is seeking to limit immigration to the U.S., and is set to challenge a 150-year-old constitutional standard that anyone born in America[...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Markle ‘demanded’ her first husband sign a ‘pregnancy contract’ ensuring he would pay for a personal trainer, nutritionist and nanny so she could stay in celebrity shape after having his baby

Meghan Markle, 37, made her first husband Trevor Engelson sign an agreement  that he would pay for a personal trainer and a nutritionist if they had a baby  The agreement did not involve lawyers with Meghan penning an informal document, which also included child care details, for Engelson to sign The former Suits actress met[...]

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Adele crowned richest British celebrity aged 30 and under thanks to £148million fortune- See who else made the list

Adele has retained her crown as the richest British celebrity aged 30 and under for a third consecutive year, having toppled One Direction off the top spot in 2016. The Hello singer, 30, has increased her staggering estimated wealth from £132million to £147.5million, according to Heat magazine's 2018 Rich List. Although she’s been keeping a low profile since[...]

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Q3’2018: MTN reports 28.5 % loss on digital revenues

MTN Group, yesterday, announced a 28.5 per cent revenue decline on MTN Nigeria services, blaming the continued optimisation of its value added services, VAS. This is also as the telco blamed the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, for its inability to accomplish listing process in the Nigerian[...]

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