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FG Says Power Plants Perform below 30 per cent capacity

The federal government has announced that some power generating plants in the country are performing below 30 per cent of their installed capacities after about one year the sector was privatised. Chinedu Nebo, minister of power, explained that many power plants built to generate electricity were only able to utilise a fraction of their installed

Jonathan’s Report Card

President Goodluck Jonathan posts an impressive report card despite challenges as Nigeria marks 54th independence anniversary For the fourth consecutive year, Nigeria marked her independence anniversary inside the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with a ceremonial change of guards which saw the 177 battalion of the Nigerian Army take over guard duties for the

The Face-off Over Ebola

Primary and secondary school teachers may boycott classes this week over Ebola Ordinarily, controversy hardly surrounds resumption dates for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. But from all indications, that is the situation currently facing that sector as the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, and the federal government disagree over the appropriate time for all

Displaced by Fellow Brothers – More and more persons displaced by the crisis in Taraba, Nasarawa and Benue states have become destitute

By Samuel Torlumun Martins Angulu, 35, a farmer and native of Tema village in Bali Local Government, LG, area of Taraba State, is traumatised by the unending massacre in his village. It started in March 2014 when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed dozens in his village. He was lucky to have

National Honours: Driver, Traffic Warden, Cook to Bag Awards

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a list of 305 Nigerians, who will receive national honours this year. A statement released by Tunde Adeyemo, Director, Special Duties, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, showed that the list of awardees include a traffic warden, Solomon Dauda; a taxi driver, Imeh Usuah, a driver

Boko Haram: The Stinging Continues

The Boko Haram insurgents intensify their activities in the North-east, seizing more towns and villages and putting the military and other security agencies on the defensive  The list is growing. And if the rate at which the Boko Haram Islamist group is attacking, conquering and acquiring communities in North-eastern Nigeria is not checked, the dreaded

Mission to Fix Nigeria

Governors Babatunde Fashola and Sule Lamido share their experiences and show the way forward at the inaugural debate of the Kukah Centre’s mission to fix Nigeria  The debate weighs on both sides of governance, using as case study the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC. Babatunde Fashola, governor of

End of Political Union

The war of words between Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, and Tom Ikimi, erstwhile power broker within the party hierarchy, over the latter’s controversial letter of resignation from the party is far from abating  On April 10, 2014, Tom Ikimi, former foreign affairs minister and erstwhile chieftain of the All Progressives

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