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Kaduna Earmarks N3.12bn For Power Generation In 2017

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Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N3.12 billion for various electricity projects in the state in 2017.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the projects would be coordinated by the State Power Supply Company.

The amount, contained in the 2017 Budget document for the state, indicated that the administration would inject N1.2 billion to complete the Kudendan Power Project.

The gas plant project, with a capacity of 215 megawatt, was to provide power to industrial areas of Kaduna, and is scheduled for completion by August 2017.

Also in the budget, a total of N200 million was provided for the completion of the 30 megawatt Gurara Hydro Power Plant.

The government indicated that it would secure N1.5 billion loan from India Exim to finance the power project.

According to the breakdown, more than N2.25 billion of the finances would be provided through Concessional Multilateral Loans and Credit.

The government also earmarked N31.3 million for the procurement of 30 Units of Modular 50KVA Waste-to-Power Generator, to generate 1.5 megawatts of electricity.

It also made provision to procure N45 million worth of generators, and the sum of N70 million to provide power infrastructure to new layouts and deployment of Mini-Grid Solar Systems.

On solar energy, the government has earmarked N52 million for its Solar Rooftop Initiative, and N25 million for the “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings project.“

Source: NAN

 

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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.

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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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