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Nigeria, US Sign MoU To Boost Power Sector

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The Federal Government and the United States of America have entered into partnership to build a 1,500-megawatts power plant as part of effort to boost the nation’s power sector.
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According to the Punch, the two countries on Thursday signed two Memoranda of Understanding at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja, to build a 1,500-megawatts power plant and other power infrastructure.
It was gathered that the agreements was propelled by the Power Africa Initiative inaugurated last year by the US President, Barack Obama.
James Entwistle, US Ambassador to Nigeria, who signed the documents on behalf of his country, stated that following the agreements, both countries had agreed to work together to increase access to and availability of electricity in country.
“In Nigeria, Power Africa supports the strengthening of the energy sector through credit enhancement, grants, technical assistance and investment promotions efforts. Power Africa is working to mobilise affordable and long-term financing for capital and operational expenditure requirements for the generation and distribution companies to accelerate the electricity market development,” Entwistle said.
Speaking also at the signing, Dr. Peter Nwangwu, Senior Vice-President for Africa, Global Edison Corporation, expressed optimism that the agreement will bring to realty a 1,500MW power plant and Solar Panel Company.
“Two MoUs were signed today for Global Edison. For the first MoU, we are building a 1,500MW gas fuelled power station and for the second MoU, we are building a 70MW solar panel manufacturing company in Nigeria, which will be the largest in West Africa. The significance of this is that we will be able to now power our rural areas and villages with reliable solar panels that will last for 30 to 50 years. Imported panels have given solar business a bad name, but when properly designed and installed, they can be almost maintenance free for 30 to 50 years. And that is what we intend to achieve here,” Nwangwu said.
When newsmen asked Entwistle, if the agreement covers only the gas and solar power, he said: “We are not particularly committed to any one kind of energy. What we are committed to is increasing the overall vibrancy of the power sector. So, we are looking at solar, gas and others.”

However, stable power supply, which has been one of the major problem that the country has been facing with for a long time now, was supposed to take a new form following the Federal Government’s promise that it will generate more than five billion dollars from the sale of ten National Integrated Power Plants (NIPP).

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  1. chibuike

    July 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

    This is good news. And supported.

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Cleric Warns Bobrisky, Reveals When He Will Die (Video)

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Popular Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky has been told to change his ways as he has just few years to live before he dies.

Islamic cleric, Hammed Ademola who claimed that Bobrisky’s money is from the devil said the crossdresser has about 3 years before he dies.

He further added that Bobrisky’s friends would soon have problems in their lives, which is a consequence of befriending an evil.

Ademola also said that Bobrisky would soon have regrets for going under a knife to be transformed from a man to a woman.

Recall that she recently issued a warning to all crossdressers to not think of taking her throne because she is the queen of crossdressers.

Watch the video below:

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Dead Man Made To Sit On A Chair At His Own Funeral (Photos + Video)

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In what will come across as a really startling development, a dead man has been made to sit at his own funeral.

According to Trinidad Express, the dead man was embalmed into a sitting position, placed in the tray of a hearse and given an open-air last ride past the Office of the Prime Minister on the way to his funeral.

Dressed in a suit and in a chair, murdered Che Lewis was placed in the back of a pick-up van by Dennie’s Funeral Home and driven around Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Witnesses and social media users were stunned.

TTPS Road Safety Co-ordinator Brent Batson told Express via a What’s App message that the funeral home’s manner of transporting the deceased will be investigated.

The dead man was made to sit on a chair at his funeral

Batson said, “The TTPS is disappointed in the reckless behavior engaged in by a funeral home being circulated on social media whereby persons were seen seated in the vehicle tray seemingly as part of a funeral procession. Carrying persons in a dangerous manner is an offence Regulation 38 Rule 17 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act (MVRTA) with a $1,000 penalty and the TTPS will be continuing investigation into funeral company’s conduct on the road.”

Several videos of the ‘last ride’ were posted on social media, with many commenting that this was “proof that Trinidad is not a real place”, while others said they idea was only novel in Trinidad but was done in other countries.

Lewis, 29, and his father Adlay Lewis, 49, were shot and killed on November 15 at their home at First Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin.

His funeral was streamed live on social media, but not all the viewers were aware that the man sitting at the entrance to the church was the deceased.

There was also a question as to why he was not wearing a mask.

The funeral home informed that because of the “unique funeral, the church was astonished and refused the entrance of Che”.

Following the funeral service at the St John The Evangelist R.C Church at Church Street, Diego Martin the bodies of father and son were interred the St John The Evangelist Cemetery.

The funeral home also intends introducing a new form of body disposal to Trinidad and Tobago.

It is know as alkaline hydrolysis, a process for the disposal of human and pet remains using lye and heat.

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Shebi You Have Your Own Life, Why Can’t You Mind Your Own Business – Bobrisky Slams Critics

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Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky has slammed those trying to advise her on how she’s living her life asking them to mind their business.

According to her, in this era of the new world, no one tells anyone how to live their lives not to talk of a 29yrs old like hers who is living her life as she wants.

Adding that those trying to advise her all have their own lives to live therefore they should mind their own business and stop trying to advise her.

At this rate, it’s obvious Bobrisky is not ready to listen to any advice from anyone on how to live her own life as he’s now a big boy at 29.

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