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PHCN Staff Electrocuted While Working To Restore Power Resulting From Electrical Fault

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There was pandemonium at Satellite neighbourhood/NTA Road in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Wednesday, as a man identified as Mr Samuel Job Isaac was electrocuted while working on an electrical fault in the area.

Isaac, who died on the spot, was said to be a worker of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).


The deceased, said to be an Electrical/Electronics Engineering gra-duate of the Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, allegedly met his death when a high tension cable landed on him while trying to repair a fault on the electrical pole.

His body, which was badly burnt, was said to have been deposited at the morgue of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti.

The public relations officer of the Ekiti PHCN district, Mr Kayode Brown, said the victim was working on the feeder to detect fault on the high tension, which had caused power outage in the area.

He said Isaac was employed about three years ago and had cognate experience to handle such electrical work, adding that the victim might have died of what he called “back-feed” on the high tension.

Chairman of Ado Local Government Area of the state, Mr Sunday Ibitoye, who visited the scene of the incident, expressed shock about the incident.

-Naija Gists

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  1. ceejay

    October 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    May his soul rest in peace….I sure hope PHCN ve plans for family members of staff who falls victim of such occurrence

  2. tounjee

    October 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    How could an experienced Engineer be working on 11KV line with power ON !!!!!!. The Supervisor or whoever is in charge of this should answer to that. What shot of “back feed” would happen to a dead 11KV line.

  3. Ajayi Esther

    October 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    so sad! d man leaves close to my house at ado ekiti

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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