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Tinubu Signs Electricity Act 2023, Empowers States, Private Companies To Generate Power | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  NEWS President Bola Ahmed Tinubu The Nigerian military President, Bola Tinubu, has signed the 2023 Electricity Act which is a replacement for the Electricity and Power Sector Reform Act of 2005 into a law. The newly enacted law will de-monopolise Nigerian electricity generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity at the national level. This new law will empower states, companies, and individuals to generate, transmit and distribute electricity in the country. Recall that the Electricity Act 2023 was initially passed by lawmakers in July 2022 to allow the states to issue licences to private investors who can operate mini-grids and power plants within the state. But the Act precludes interstate and transnational electricity distribution. The Nigerian Energy Regulatory Commission (NERC) would be able to govern the energy industry within Nigeria under the Electricity Act 2023, without prejudice to the states' authority to pass laws, create electricity markets, and regulate

VIDEO: I Never Knew Tinubu Is So Intelligent, Prepared For Nigeria says Labour Party Federal Lawmaker, Amobi Godwin Ogah

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NEWS Amobi Godwin Ogah House of Representatives member-elect on the platform of the Labour Party, Godwin Amobi Ogah has extolled President Bola Tinubu, saying he never knew the APC presidential flagbearer was so intelligent and prepared to serve Nigeria. Amobi, who was elected from Abia State, stated this in an interview he granted to newsmen after the meeting between the federal lawmakers-elect and Tinubu at the State House to resolve the ongoing leadership crisis in the National Assembly. By his comments, the LP House of Reps member subtly denounced Peter Obi, his party’s presidential candidate, who is still contending the victory of Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja. Recall it was earlier reported that Tinubu met the lawmakers-elect from opposition political parties over the intensifying leadership tussle. The meeting was attended by opposition senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Part

G-5 Governors: What We Discussed With Tinubu by Gov Seyi Makinde | #NwokeukwuMascot

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NEWS Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has disclosed that the G5 otherwise known as the Integrity Group visited the President Bola Tinubu to brief him of the latest happenings and the group’s stance for fairness, equity and justice in the country. Makinde, who was flanked by the four other members of the group who are now immediate past governors, further acknowledged that nation building is a difficult task and demand constant evaluation. The G5, according to him, will keep meeting with the President on the way forward for the country. Addressing State House correspondents, the Oyo governor said, “Nation building is a very difficult task. You have to keep evaluating, you know what you’re doing, where you’re going. So, we have to keep seeing the President, you know, to let him know what is happening. “The G-5, the Integrity Group, came to let the President know what we stood for: fairness, justice, and equity. This is the third time that Makinde would be visiting the President with so

Portable left my house because I advised him to do body wash – Small Doctor | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  ENTERTAINMENT Portable Popular Nigerian street-hop singer, Adekunle Temitope, popularly known as Small Doctor, has explained why Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable left his house after gaining fame. Small Doctor, in an interview with the Echo Room on Thursday, said Portable fled after being advised to do a body wash. He said, “When he met me, I told him that he has to do body wash to look good but he disagreed because he believed I want to use packaging to kill him. “I continually advised him to stop doing like a tout, and dress properly, adding that he was a superstar. The Agege-born star also added that Portable has been his boy since 2018 when he has been attending his concert. On what led to their disagreement, Small Doctor said, “DJ Spirit had called me that day that he has an artiste, Portable that he wants me to jump on his song (Zazuu). I was surprised to see that my conversation with them on social media which attracted calls from several people including my manage

Tinubu signs new law that harmonises retirement age of Nigerian judges | #NwokeukwuMascot

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 NEWS The Nigerian Senate had in May passed the bill raising the retirement age of High Court judges to be at par with those of the Supreme Court. President  Bola Ahmed Tinubu   President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assented to a constitutional amendment bill harmonising the retirement age of judges across courts. The Director of Information, State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, disclosed in a statement on Thursday that the president signed the bill presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly. “In exercising the powers vested in him under the 1999 Constitution as amended, President Bola Tinubu on Thursday at the State House assented to a fresh amendment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “President Tinubu signed into law the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023’ presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly. “With the signing of the constitutional amendment Bill, retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers h

My advice to the unsuspecting traders rushing to Isi gate by Promise Uzoma Okoro(PUO) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  ADVISE Photos of Ubani Market Traders Relocated to Isi-Gate, Umuahia City Center. The Government of Dr Alex Otti will not last forever, no reasonable government will allow that kind of activities in the name of trading to go on there, it makes the city center dirty. I commend Senator Theodore Orji who summoned the political will to relocate the traders to Ubani market, Orie Ugba and others, his successor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu also did his best to sustain it. Remember that in 2013, some of you lost your businesses, shops and other valuable when the Abia State Government demolished the market, don't fall into the trap of experiencing such ugly experience again. Those who are collecting money from innocent traders and assuring them hope of protection should know that this present Government won't last forever. If you start spending money on your allotted space, remember that this Government won't last forever. A stitch in time saves nine. ________________________________________

Zulum Orders Probe Of Hospital Staff Over Alleged Rejection Of Accident Victims | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  NEWS He gave 24 hours for a probe team to identify the medical workers involved and to recommend appropriate sanctions. Prof Babagana Zulum Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has directed the Ministry of Health to investigate and fish out medical staff on duty for allegedly rejecting victims of accidents rushed to Umaru Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital in Maiduguri. Zulum gave the directive on Thursday at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital. The governor’s visit to the hospital was in response to a video clip which went viral showing how some medical officers allegedly rejected accident victims brought to the hospital on a date and time that that will be determined by investigators. He gave 24 hours for a probe team to identify the medical workers involved and to recommend appropriate sanctions. What happened is “inhuman and unacceptable” Zulum said as he addressed health workers at the hospital. “A situation where patients are left crying for help, yet a hospital rejects th

Abuja Woman Asks Court To End Marriage Over Husband’s Refusal To Pray, Fast | #NwokeukwuMascot

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NEWS A housewife, Hassana Angyan, on Tuesday begged a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court to dissolve her marriage with Shuaibu Abdullahi, over his drunkenness, refusal to pray and fast. Angyan told the court that she got married to Abdullahi 30 years ago, under the Islamic law, and the marriage had produced six children. She then said Abdullahi had formed the habit of drinking beer and had refused to perform the five times obligatory Islamic prayers. She added that her husband also refused to observe the Muslim fast that was just concluded during Ramadan. ‎“Whenever he is drunk, he engages me in physical fight and beats me up mercilessly,” she said. She, however, prayed for the court to dissolve her marriage on the grounds of Abdullahi’s drunkenness, refusal to pray and constant beating. Abdullahi, who is a cleaner at Efab Metropolis Estate, Dutse Express, Abuja, pleaded guilty saying that he would write an undertaking to stop drinking.‎ He also said he would share his salary into two, keep half

"Rivers Is Not A Christian State" - Asari Dokubo Warns Governor Fubara | #NwokeukwuMascot

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NEWS Asari Dokubo Former Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo has maintained that Rivers State is not a Christian state. Dokubo was reacting to Fubara’s remark on assumption of office that Rivers State is a Christian state. In a Facebook live, the former Niger Delta warlord lamented that Fubara started his term on the wrong footing. He stressed that such a comment goes against the principles of inclusivity and religious freedom. Dokubo maintained that the Governor lacked the authority to unilaterally declare the state a Christian one. According to Dokubo: “I am using this medium to advise the governor, Sim Fubara, to better retract the statement. “I want him to know that Rivers state is not and will never be a Christian state. With such a statement, I can say that the Governor is starting on a wrong footing.” _____________________________________________ Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter  for more updates #NwokeukwuMascot

First Class Graduate Commits Suicide Over Unemployment | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  NEWS An ICT and Telecommunication First Class graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, Michael Kibet, 26, has committed suicide over unemployment. The deceased allegedly took his own life at his brother's compound after searching for employment opportunities in vain, K24tv reported on Thursday. Kibet graduated from the university in 2021. Area Chief, David Rugut, confirming the incident, said the deceased hanged himself outside his brother's house out of frustration and caused his family the loss of a bright student and dependable professional in the entire Chepsangor location. _____________________________________________ Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter  for more updates #NwokeukwuMascot

The Elephant Is Big Enough To Share – Tinubu to Senators-Elect on Accepting APC Zoning Arrangement | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  NEWS Tinubu made the appeal while addressing over 43 APC senators-elect led by Senator Akpabio at the Aso Rock Villa late Wednesday night, ahead of the June 13 inauguration of the 10th National Assembly. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu President Bola Tinubu has appealed to Senators-elect on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to accept the party’s 10th National Assembly leadership zoning arrangements, adding that the “elephant is big enough for all members to have a share.” Tinubu made the appeal while addressing over 43 APC senators-elect led by Senator Akpabio at the Aso Rock Villa late Wednesday night, ahead of the June 13 inauguration of the 10th National Assembly. Recall that the APC had zoned the President of the Senate to the South-South, with former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as the party’s preferred candidate and Senator Jibrin Barau from North-West as Deputy Senate President. Tinubu passionately appealed to the senators-elect to