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Power Generation Drops By 480MW Due To Vandalism – TCN

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Transmission Company of NigeriaThe Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said vandalism of the tower number 62, along Okpai-Onitsha 330kV double circuit transmission line, had reduced the power generation by 480MW.

This is contained in a statement signed by the management of TCN and sent to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the incident took place at Asaba Uchi, Ndokwa East Local Government and had resulted in the reduction of available power to the national grid by about 480MW.

The statement stated that the construction of a new tower would cost TCN millions of naira which it would have used to build more tower lines.

It stated that the transmission line was used to evacuate power from the Okpai Power Station in Delta to other areas.

The statement stated that on Nov. 10, the Okpai – Onitsha 330KV transmission line tripped and the fault was traced to tower No 62, which was found to have been vandalised.

It added that the vandals cut the two of the four legs of the transmission tower which made it to hang dangerously.

It said that the cutting was a threat to transmission grid integrity, adding that total collapse of the tower would bring down other towers along the transmission line route.

The statement stated that TCN’s engineers responded to the incident and mobilised an engineering firm to fix the tower temporarily to avoid total collapse.

It said that TCN would soon energise one of the circuits on the tower to enable it to recommence partial power evacuation from the Okapi Power Station to the national grid.

The statement stated that energising the circuit would be completed within two weeks, adding that TCN would construct new tower to replace the vandalised one.

However the statement said that due to the swampy site, TCN could only start construction in the dry season when vehicular access was possible.

The management of TCN reassured its customers that it would continue to work towards a robust transmission grid in the country.

TCN also appealed to its host communities to cooperate in fighting the activities of vandals in Nigeria. (NAN).

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

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

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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