Middle aged man tortured to death over missing goat

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By Peter Duru The Chairman of Ushongo Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state, Mr. Joseph Asawa has ordered an investigation into the alleged torture and death of a middle aged man, one Ordue Akume over a missing goat. According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Information Officer of the LGA, Mr. Edmund Igbawua,
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$2.6bn AKK pipeline project: Reps query NNPC, contractors, summon BPP

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…want full implementation of local content …frown at use of Chinese coy over Nigerian firm …as firm vows to petition Buhari By Levinus Nwabughiogu House of Representatives Tuesday queried the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC over the alleged exclusion of Bablinks Resource Ltd, a Nigerian firm in the construction contract of the 40’’× 318.6km BVS12 Kaduna-Kano
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Beware of Nipah virus, potential next disease pandemic, WHO warns

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75 times more deadly than novel Coronavirus By Sola Ogundipe As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, a brain-swelling viral disease known as Nipah, which is 75 times more deadly than COVID-19, could potentially mutate to become the next global pandemic, scientists have warned. The fruit bat-borne virus that manifests
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60% of electricity consumers lack prepaid meters — NERC

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*Says exploitation  through estimated billing persists By Udeme Akpan ENERGY About 60 per cent of Nigeria’s electricity consumers lack prepaid meters and are currently being exploited through estimated billing. Disclosing this in its Second Quarter 2020 Report, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, said: “The huge metering gap for end-use customers remains a key challenge in
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N100 levy: NLC wades in, resolve strike action by commercial tricyclist in Kano

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By Bashir Bello The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has on Tuesday waded in and resolve the strike action embarked upon by tricycle operators on Monday. Recall that the tricycle operators had began a strike action by withdrawing their services in the state to register their displeasure over an N100 levy and method to
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S-west PDP caucus urges Gov Makinde to stop causing division

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…as party affirms return of Olafeso, others as zonal exco By Adeola Badru In preparation for the Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the southwest caucus of the party, Tuesday, affirmed the endorsement of the return of the Dr. Eddy Olafeso led Zonal Exco, calling on delegates from the zone to elect them. 
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Electricity: 60% of electricity consumers lack prepaid meters – NERC

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By Udeme Akpan About 60 per cent of Nigeria’s electricity consumers are currently exploited through estimated billing, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. In its just-released Second Quarter 2020 Report, obtained by Vanguard, the Commission, stated: “The huge metering gap for end-use customers remain a key challenge in the industry. The records of
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How Flagrant Police Misconduct led to #EndSARS protests Nationwide – Ex-IGP Smith

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By Kingsley Omonobi The Chairman, Police Service Commission, IGP Musiliu Smith (rtd), on Tuesday opened up on the causes of the #EndSARS protests Nationwide saying it was occasioned by the Flagrant misconduct of officers of the Nigeria Police Force. Alhaji Smith regretted the level of misconduct in the police force and it’s recurrence nothing that
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Eulogies as Abudah, cultural activist, journalist dies at 78

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By Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY – THE Nigerian media has again been thrown into mourning as a foremost journalist and cultural activist, Alhaji Usman Abudah who was also the Dania of Auchi Kingdom in Etsako West local government area has reportedly died in Auchi General Hospital after a brief illness. He died last Friday and
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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori was never invited by EFCC – CPS

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By Festus Ahon CHIEF Press Secretary, CPS to the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Dennis Otu, Tuesday, said the Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori was never invited by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC over the purchase of cars for members of the House. Otu in a statement made available to newsmen
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