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Tariff Hike Won ’ t Improve Supply – Electricity Workers

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National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has said that plans by electricity distribution companies to increase tariff was merely a ploy to exploit Nigerians. The union said the increase would not in any way improve electricity supply as they are trying to make the public believe. Disclosing this in Lagos yesterday, General Secretary of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero, said tariff increase would not improve electricity supply since power generation is based on gas, which is very expensive.
Lamenting that no single power plant had been constructed in the last seven years, he said the distribution companies were using the increment to exploit Nigerians without enjoying the service.
He emphasised that power generation as at today remained at 4,000 megawatts despite increase in population, adding that as a result of this, the country has continued to be poorly industrialized. Ajaero charged the Federal Government to tell Nigerians why it refused to review the policy after five years. Describing the privatisation as fraudulent, he stressed that electricity distribution companies (Dis- Cos) invested N400 billion in the sector while Federal Government invested N1.7 trillion, but controls 40 per cent equity while operators control 60 per cent. He said the DisCos signed a dubious contract, hence they keep charging Nigerians for their inefficiency.
“For instance, 90 per cent of transformers supplied by the DisCos are overloaded with no relief plan and one of the agreements is to be changing transformers, but because they want to maxi-mize profit, they refuse to do so,” he said.
The NUEE scribe said the privatisation policy was out to destroy the economy of the nation and to milk Nigerians, saying since the distribution companies took over, nothing has changed. According to him, it is a fraud for government to charge Nigerians with international rate when the country has sources to generate power. He, therefore, pleaded with Nigerians not to pay for inefficiency of the system. He also charged the government to hand over power sector to them for proper management.
The union also accused the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of speaking for the investors and not Nigerians, saying until NERC that is people-oriented takes over, things will remain the same.

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‘Buhari Is Not Nigeria’s Problem’ – Zahra Buhari Shares Post

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COVID19 Palliatives: Zahra Buhari reshares a post stating that President Buhari is not Nigeria’s problem
In the last few days, Nigerians have discovered various warehouses where the COVID19 palliatives donated by CACOVID were stored and went ahead to loot them.
The palliatives comprising of food items were stored in the warehouses and were supposed to be distributed to the less privileged Nigerians.
Nigerians took to social media to blast the various state governments for keeping the items when they were supposed to have immediately distributed them.
Filmmaker, Masurah Isah, shared a post on her Instagram page where she pointed out that the discovery of the palliatives shows that the President is not the problem of Nigeria.
Zahra Buhari-Indimi who is President Buhari’s daughter seems to be in agreement with Mansurah’s post and so she reposted it on her Instagram story.

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Taraba Government Declares 32- Hour Curfew On Jalingo

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Following certain bad happenings in the state and around the country, the government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo, the state capital to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
This was disclosed in a broadcast by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on the 24th October 2020.
The government stated that the curfew will run from 11 pm on Saturday 24th October 2020 to 8 am on Monday 26th October 2020 as the government will thereafter review the situation.
Part of his speech reads thus;
“At about 5 pm in the evening of today, Saturday, the 24th day of October 2020, vandals forced their way into government warehouses and looted essential commodities meant for distribution as palliatives in the state.
“Similarly, troublemakers are continuing to lay siege on the streets of the state capital which informed the government’s decision to impose the curfew to stop the situation from degenerating into mayhem.
“As a responsible government, this step has become necessary to protect lives and properties of our dear people.
“The security agencies have been directed to be extra vigilant and stop trouble makers from seizing the opportunity to cause further destructions.
“This, they must do within the confines of the law and by protecting the human rights of our people.
“Let me specifically appeal to our teeming youths to be law-abiding so that their disposition can help government tame the hoodlums perpetuating this breach of public
peace.”
He calls on all law-abiding citizens to remain calm and not panic as their security is guaranteed.

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Tinubu denies traveling to France, alleged abduction of son

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National leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, yesterday, dismissed reports that he travelled to France in the wake of the shooting of protesters by suspected soldiers in Lekki, Lagos.

He also described reports that his son, Seyi Tinubu, was kidnapped in London as fake news.

A day after the shooting of peaceful protesters, the former Lagos State governor was reported to have travelled to France.

On the heels of that, were reports that his son was also kidnapped in London. Both misleading reports were largely reported on social media while the mainstream media avoided them.

Speaking with newsmen during a visit to Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu, who was accompanied by his son, said he is standing with people in this period of crisis.

He further commiserated with the state governor over the civil unrest and destruction of lives and property in Lagos, especially the Lekki Toll Gate shooting.

The APC chieftain, who condemned the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate, berated youths for what he described as the failure to observe the curfew order of the state government. He added that those who sustained gunshot injuries should be questioned.

Tinubu, therefore, appealed to the youths to give peace a chance and desist from vandalising private and public infrastructure across the state.

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