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Nigeria’s Power Supply Boosted As Shiroro Plant Adds 150MW

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Shiroro-Hydro-electric-power-plantThe Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station has increased its power output by 150 megawatts (mw), the Executive Vice Chairman of North South Power Company Limited, Engineer Olubunmi Peters, has said.

A structural failure of water intake in one of the four turbine generator units saw the plant’s power output drop from 600mw to 450mw recently. However, following its repairs, the nation is set to get a boost in its power supply.

Mr. Peters added that with the rise of water level in the dam, the power plant can generate up to 800 megawatts.

“The damage of Unit 4 occurred about 60 meters under zero visibility water. It was difficult to access and repair. This raised concern about further catastrophic failure. This factors cast a shadow on the viability of the unit which resulted to the reduction of Shiroro Hydro Plant power output from 600 megawatts to 450mw”, he said.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Shiroro, Niger State, at the completion of repair works on Unit 4 Water Intake of the plant, Peters said the unit has been down since 2010, adding that the damage became more visible as it was not serviced.

According to him, about $8.5million was expended to bring the unit back to live, adding that it was now functioning well.

In the same vein, the Chief Operating Officer of Shiroro station, Engineer Daudu Abdul-Aziz, assured that the power station would do its best to live up to its corporate social responsibility to the host communities.

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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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