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Vandalism: Power Supply Drops By 4,446MW

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Power-supplyAttacks on gas pipelines by various militant groups in the Niger Delta brought power supply in the country on Sunday down by 4,446Megawatts (Mw).

As a result, the Nigeria System Operator (SO) of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) could only send out 2,902Mw to the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos).

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) on its website yesterday.

While the NESI said there was no water constraint on the day in review, it noted that the electricity sector, which recorded 214Mw line constrain, lost an equivalent of N2,237,000,000.

“On July 24, 2016, average power sent out was 2902Mwh/hour (up by 43 Mwh/h). The reported gas constraint was 4,446Mw. The reported line constraint was 214MwW. The water management constraint was 0Mw. The power sector lost the estimated equivalent of N2,237,000,000 on July 24, 2016 due to constraints”, it said.

Where there no constraints, the electricity market would have supplied 7,562Mw to DisCos but the gas and line challenges keep holding down the power sector, the NESI disclosed.

The NESI had said on July 17, 2016 that “average power sent out was 2670Mwh/hour (down by 100 Mwh/h).  The reported gas constraint was 4200Mw. The reported line constraint was 438Mw. The water management constraint was 0Mw. The power sector lost the estimated equivalent of N2,226,000,000 on July 17, 2016 due to constraints”.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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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.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

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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