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Electricity Consumers Decry Epileptic Power Supply In Jigawa

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PHCNElectricity consumers in Hadejia, Jigawa, on Monday decried the epileptic power supply in the area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hadejia and its environs had been facing persistent outage in the last three weeks.

The poor power supply had affected businesses and made life unbearable, a situation a cross section of the residents who spoke to NAN in Hadejia, described as worrisome.

A resident, Aminu Umar, said the persistent power outage has made life difficult due to the prevailing hot weather.

He said that the situation had forced many families to sleep outside, inspite of the ravaging mosquitoes and other pests.

Another resident, Muhammad Garba, said he often relied on a generator, adding that the cost of scarce petrol was taking a toll on his finances.

“There has been no electricity supply in the last three weeks. I am spending so much on fuel to run my power generator”, he said.

A shop keeper, Uwani Jubril, decried the outrageous billing by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company, saying residents were paying for services not rendered.

“Electricity consumers are being short-changed and exploited inspite of the inability of the company to supply power”, she said.

She urged the Federal Government to adopt proactive measures to boost power supply in the country.

An official of the power company, who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, attributed the situation to the drop in power generation across the country. (NAN)

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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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