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National Assembly Considering Ban On Importation Of Generators

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The National Assembly has disclosed that it is mulling over enacting legislative measures to safeguard the growth of Nigeria’s nascent liberalised power sector.

The National Assembly Thursday, also expressed worry over incessant vandalisation of key pipelines that convey gas to thermal power stations in the country.

This came just as the Ministry of Power announced the approval of President Goodluck Jonathan for the constitution of a hybrid National Council on Power, made up of high profile representatives from the three tiers of government; federal, state and local governments in Nigeria to work out shared challenges in the country’s power sector.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Senator Philip Aduda stated the national assembly’s displeasure with developments in the gas-to-power segment of the country’s power sector. He noted that such legislative measures may include a ban on importation of generating sets into the country.

If the lawmakers ban the importation of generating sets, it may restore confidence in Nigerians on the government’s commitment to ensure improved power supply in the country. Many are already of the opinion that big powers behind major importation of generating sets are the ones sabotaging the government’s efforts or good intentions towards improved power supply in the country.

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  1. GAA

    January 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    The step is ok but let the electricity supply be stabilised especially in Ibadan and othe cities first

  2. Godwill

    January 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Liston T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ me so called national assembly. Why did u show the picture of small I pass ♍Ɣ‎​‎​‎​ neighbour generator. I will prefer u show the one u use I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ U̶̲̥̅̊Я houses. Or your type ℓ̊s not called generator? When u hav failed due T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ U̶̲̥̅̊Я corrupt aptitude nd now blaiming it on vadalised gas line. What has govt done I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ the last 15yrs? ℓ̊s it vandalisations that stop their delivering? If u have nothing T̶̲̥̅Ơ̴͡ offer nigerians, pls just sactisfy U̶̲̥̅̊Я fat stomach and get out of that place.

  3. Eben

    January 30, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    If this ban is successful without the prior solution to our epileptic power supply, then it will be the dumbest decision ever. Absolute rubbish!!!

  4. Eazy

    January 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    If only if d cost of maitenance of aso rock plant and d cost of buyin diesel to fuel those heavy generators cld b bound from d annual budget…

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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