‘FG paid N1trn to DISCOS, GENCOS without evidence of electricity’

ormer President of Trade Union Congress, TUC, Mr. Peter Esele, has disclosed that the Federal Government paid over N1 trillion to Electricity Generation Companies, GENCOs and Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, since the commencement of the privatisation of the  power sector with nothing to show for it. He accused both the GENCOs and DISCOs of failing to fulfill their bargain in …

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Why Atiku was searched ― Sirika

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the search carried out on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is routine, noting that even though his travel bag was searched, the former Vice President was accorded his respect. In a statement made available by the presidency but signed by Sirika, on Sunday, accused …

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Giroud ‘very important’ for Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri says Olivier Giroud is “very important” to Chelsea after the forward’s first goal since May put the Blues into the last 32 of the Europa League. The France international, who had not scored under Sarri, headed in Emerson’s cross at the near post early in the second period to maintain the Blues’ 100% Group L record. “I’m pleased …

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MF warns Nigeria on debt service

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned the Federal Government  to be mindful of the country’s rising debt service to revenue ratio and take steps to mitigate the situation. IMF Senior Resident Representative in Nigeria Mr. Amine Mati yesterday issued the warning in Abuja at the public presentation of the “Regional Economic outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Capital Flows and the Future of …

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Outrage over FG’s claim of spending N3.5m monthly to feed El-Zakzaky

Nigerians have berated the Federal Government over its claim of spending N3.5m monthly to feed the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. They called on the Federal Government to obey the court order granting the Islamic leader bail to put a stop to feeding him with N3.5m monthly. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai …

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Buhari, Atiku clash over N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari explained yesterday his position on what the least paid worker should earn. The Ms Ama Pepple committee set up to resolve the matter recommended N30,000. The President said he was “fully committed to having a new National minimum Wage Act in the very near future” when the committee’s report was presented to him on Tuesday. This was …

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Pochettino has qualifying ‘belief’ after Kane keeps hopes alive

Manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can qualify for the Champions League knockout stage after coming back from the brink of elimination during their win against PSV Eindhoven. With 12 minutes remaining Spurs looked down and out before Harry Kane helped turn his side’s fortunes around with two goals. Their first win of the competition this season means the Premier League …

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