Abuja DisCo Moves to Disconnect FCDA, SGF House, HOS, 25 Others Over Huge Electricity Debt

…See Full List of Ministries and agencies with huge electricity burden By Our Correspondent ABUJA. – The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) has given Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Secretary to the Government of the Federation’s House, Head of Service (HoS) and 25 others up till June 3rd to pay their huge electricity debt or risk dosconnection. Some government agencies including ministries have been marked for disconnection by Abuja DisCo. The AEDC disclosed this via a notice issued on Saturday, June 1, which contained the full details of its debtors with unpaid electricity bills. Police headquarters, Army barracks and 25 other companies were affected as the power company threatened to take swift action if all clients failed to settle their debts by June 3, 2024. The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has listed 27 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) with unpaid electricity bills. AEDC has threatened to disconnect top government agencies that refuse to pay their electricity bills. AEDC threatens disconnection from Monday, June 3. In a notice issued on Saturday, June 1, the power company stated that it will …

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Again, BBNaija All-Stars Reunion to Begin Streaming in June

…As Ebuka Obi-Uchendu returns as moderator By Our Correspondent ABUJA – The Big Brother All-Stars Reunion will begin streaming on June 24, 2024, on Showmax, according to the Net Nigeria. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is returning as the moderator. “The BBNaija All-Stars Reunion is finally coming to our screens! The reunion show, which will premiere on June 24, promises to bring all the behind-the-scenes drama from the gossip to the failed ships,” the post from the Net Nigeria on Instagram said. The All-Stars season, one of the biggest and most-watched seasons of the reality show, saw guests from previous seasons return to the Big Brother House to compete for the prize money. Ilebaye Odiniya who was evicted from the house in her initial season early in the show, won the prize money in the All Stars season. Auditions for the new season, “2 to Tango” ended in April. Obi-Uchendu will also host this year’s season. This comes after the organisers have come under heavy backlash from season 7, Level Up winner, Josephina “Phyna” Otabor over outstanding benefits that she says she is …

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One Year Anniversary: How Subsidy Removal Took Away Gains Tinubu Would Have Recorded – Hon Yusuf

…Says part of the problem we have is that state Governors buy dollars at the end of after collecting monthly allocation to store wealth  By Our Correspondent ABUJA –  Grassroot politician and federal lawmaker that represented Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency of Kogi State in the 7th, 8th and 9th House of Representatives, Hon. T. J Yusuf has given his verdict on  the performance of President Bola Tinubu after one year in office, saying that the subsidy removal took away  whatever gain his administration and party would have gotten.  Hon Yusuf also stated that part of the challemges we have is that since the removal of subsidy, a lot of Governor who were getting N4.5billion now get up to N15bn and after collecting it, they use it to buy dollar to store wealth. The former federal lawmaker  who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in his Abuja office on Thursday, said he does not belong to those category of people who had high hopes, maintaining that it might be reason why he is not disappointed by the state of the economy. …

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‘I don’t mind sex on first date’ – Actress Moet Abebe

Nigerian media personality and actress, Moet Abebe, has said she is open to sex on the first date. According to her, she has done it before and has no regrets. The thespian disclosed this in the latest episode of the ‘Bahd And Boujee’ podcast, co-hosted by her and reality star Tolanibaj. Tolanibaj asked: “Would you have sex on a first date?” Moet replied: “Yes, why not? I have done it before. To be honest, I have no regrets. I don’t regret anything in my life. If I want you, I want you. And I’m also shameless.” The actress also said she dislikes it when her friends suspect her of snatching their partners. “I hate when women who are close to me think I want to take their man,” she said. Tolanibaj inferred, “It’s because you are endowed. I can understand why they are insecure. Your backside is intimidating. But that is because they are also not sure of themselves.”

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India’s Six-Week Election Ends With Vote In Hindu Holy City

India’s marathon election drew to a close Saturday, six weeks after voting began. Voters endured a scorching heatwave to cast their ballots in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long been widely expected to win a third term when results are announced Tuesday, in large part due to his cultivated image as an aggressive champion of India’s majority faith. Exit polls — though historically unreliable at capturing voter shifts in an election with 968 million eligible voters — are expected to give some initial indication of whether he has succeeded later on Saturday night. Many in the 73-year-old premier’s constituency of Varanasi were eager for that to be the case. “I voted for growth and development of my country,” local resident Brijesh Taksali told AFP outside a polling station. “There’s only one leader that I know… Narendra Modi. I voted for him.” Varanasi is the spiritual capital of the Hindu faith, where devotees from around India come to cremate deceased loved ones by the Ganges river. It is one of the final cities to vote …

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Soldiers invaded my home, took away my sister, 15-year-old brother- Abia doctor

A Nigerian medical doctor, Rose Agwu, has cried out for help after soldiers invaded her home in Abia State and arrested her 15-year-old brother and sister. Agwu, who resides near Obikabia Junction in the Aba area of the state, said the soldiers broke into her home and took away her siblings, sparing only her 72-year-old father at about 5 am on Friday. She revealed this in a series of posts on her X handle on Friday morning. According to Agwu, her siblings were taken without any information on their whereabouts or the reason for their arrest. She stated, “Around 5 am in the morning, the Nigerian Army invaded my house, broke the gate and our door, and took my 15-year-old brother and my sister, who had just come home, away, leaving only my aged father. “Till now, they have not been released. We are still trying to locate them. Please help us ask the Nigerian Army the logical reason behind this and how they can account for all the people they took and their plans for them. “I don’t want …

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Ex-BBNaija housemate Saga calls out colleague, Khalid, over alleged debt

Saga, an ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, has called out his colleague, Khalid, over alleged non-payment of debt. Saga called Khalid out in a post on his Instagram page. He accused Khalid of being a liar and a thief for not paying his money. He wrote, “You are a liar and a literal thief. “I don’t know what else to do to get you to pay me the money you took from me. “It’s been four months, pay me.”

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‘I plan to adopt kids if I’m single at 35’ – Selena Gomez

American singer and actress, Selena Gomez has revealed that she has plans of adopting children if she is still single at 35. The 31-year-old said she conceived the plan after staying single for five years before entering a relationship with producer and songwriter, Benny Blanco, last year. In a recent interview with Time Magazine, the former Disney star talked about how she struggled with loneliness initially and what helped her feel better about not being in a relationship. “I was alone for five years, and I got really used to it,” she said. “A lot of people are afraid of being alone and I probably tortured myself in my head for like two years being alone, and then I kind of accepted it. Then I came up with my plan, which was I was going to adopt at 35 if I had not met anyone.” The singer said her current relationship with Blanco happened when she least expected it. She confirmed she was dating Benny Blanco in December 2023. Gomez dated The Weeknd, for a brief 10 months back in …

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Abba Kyari welcomed by family members after release from prison

The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has received a warm welcome from family members after his release from detention. Kyari was released from the Kuje Custodial Centre in the Federal Capital Territory after spending 27 months in detention. He was arrested on February 14, 2022, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, over alleged connections to an international drug cartel. In pictures circulating on social media on Saturday, Kyari was seen in the company of his family members, with a design on the wall that reads, “Welcome back.” Kyari was arraigned on March 7, 2024, along with four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team – Sunday Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu.

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‘I respect England but I’ve no regret choosing Nigeria’ – Alex Iwobi

Fulham and Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi has said he has no regret choosing Nigeria over England. Speaking in an interview with Kiss Fresh, London, Iwobi stated he respects England but feels more at home in Nigeria. He added that football in Nigeria is like a festival, stressing that the entertaining atmosphere in Nigerian stadia gives him a sense of belonging. “I actually felt more at home in Nigeria. Football out there is like a festival, it’s like a party. You go into the game, you see people blowing trumpets, and drums, it doesn’t even feel like a proper match. I was like, ‘Yeah, this is where I belong.’ “Of course, I have respect for England but I have no regret in choosing Nigeria.” Iwobi represented England up to under-18 level. He made his senior international debut for Nigeria in October 2015.

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Police Confirm Killing Of One In Rivers Community, Nine Arrested

An incident involving youths and local vigilantes in the Egbema community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State has claimed the life of one person. The incident which occurred on Friday is believed to have started when some youths of the community protested against the individual occupying the position of Community Liaison Officer (CLO). Our correspondent gathered that the Divisional Police Officer from Rumuji addressed the crowd and they left the protest location. However, the leader of the local vigilante is believed to have encountered the protesters at another location. While the events are not yet clear, eyewitness accounts state that the local vigilante ONELGA Security Planning Advisory Committee (OSPAC) fired some gunshots into the air during which one Innocent Didia, a native of Egbeda was killed allegedly by Mr Murphy the OSPAC leader. Following the fatal shooting, irate youths in retaliation set fire to Mr Murphy’s car and destroyed his house. The Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident revealing that nine people have been taken into custody while Mr Murphy is still at large. The …

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Police Arrest Man For Selling Five-Year-Old Daughter N1.5 In Bauchi

Police authorities in Bauchi State have apprehended a man accused of attempting to sell his five-year-old daughter for N1.5million. The suspect identified as Yusuf Umar, 49, claimed to be a Warji Local Government Council staff member. According to the police report, Umar had already arranged to hand over the child to an unknown person, unaware that the potential buyer was actually an undercover police detective. “On the 26th of May 2024, the accused to the infant 5-year-old daughter from the estranged wife in Warji LGA under the pretence that he will take her to his sister in Bauchi town. “Unknown to the mother he had already arranged to hand the daughter to unknown person not knowing that he is a police detective,” Commissioner of Police in Bauchi, Auwal Mohammed said. He said the suspect was arrested in a hotel in Bauchi. Meanwhile, the police also arrested 4 members of the professional hunters group for their involvement in criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide after torturing a young man named Jacob Ayuba to death on allegations that he stole N150,000.

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South Africa’s ANC Loses Majority, Needs Allies

South Africa’s ruling ANC faced a search for allies to help it form a new government Saturday after it lost its three-decade-old absolute majority in a watershed election. With 99 percent of the votes from Wednesday’s election counted, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress had only 40 percent, a catastrophic slump from the 57.5 it won in 2019. This marks a historic turning point for South Africa as the party has enjoyed an absolute majority since 1994, when liberation leader Nelson Mandela led the nation out of white-minority rule and into democracy. The ANC must now either negotiate a coalition government or persuade other parties to back Ramaphosa’s re-election in parliament to allow him to form a minority government reliant on other parties for support to pass budgets and legislation. “We have been talking with everybody even before the election,” ANC’s deputy secretary general Nomvula Mokonyane said, saying the party’s NEC decision-making body would meet to decide on a course of action after final results are announced. “It’s about ensuring that the stability both in government and stability in our …

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Peter Obi Hails All Who Made His 2nd Round of Thank You Tour of America a Success

…Commends Samuel Alia for waiting with a cheque in hand to show his support at the prestigious Wilson International Center for Scholars By Our Correspondent ABUJA – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has hailed those who contributed in one way or the other in making his second round of “Thank You Tour of America” a success. Peter Obi also commended the enthusiasm of Samuel Alia for his enthusiasm for Nigeria’s transformation and heartwarming long waiting with a cheque in hand to show his support at the prestigious Wilson International Center for Scholars. The former Anambra state governor called for collaborative efforts to build a Nigeria and Africa that is prosperous, peaceful, and just—a continent where our children and grandchildren can thrive and reach their full potential. Obi further stressed that we owe it to ourselves, our communities, and our continent to rise above present challenges and seize the opportunities that abound. He gave the charge on Saturday when he took to his X account and said: “I wish to express …

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Construction workers threaten strike over sack of 30,000 workers

ABUJA- The Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) and National Union of Civil Engineering Construction Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW), have threatened to stop work on major roads due to some crises. The unions affiliated to the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), represent the senior and junior staff in the construction industry. The National President of CCESSA, Ayodeji Adeyemo, and the NUCECFWW President Stephen Okoro, at a news conference on the state of the construction industry on Friday in Abuja, raised alarm over the plight of construction workers. According to Adeyemo, the construction industry is the second largest employer of labour in Nigeria after the Government. He, however, expressed concern that a lot of workers were being laid off by construction companies and the trend was creating a crisis in the sector. “Over 30,000 workers have lost their jobs and about 52,000 workers may lose their jobs if care is not taken. “Over 20,000 have already lost their jobs in the last three months and 32,000 will also lose their jobs …

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FCT gets new Controller of Corrections

ABUJA- The new Controller of Corrections, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Usman Ibrahim has assumed duty on Friday in Abuja. Ibrahim took over from John Francis, who was recently redeployed to Kaduna State Zonal Headquarters. Francis thanked the officers of the command for their support and urged them to extend the same gesture to Ibrahim, whom he believed would take the command to greater heights. On his part, Ibrahim expressed confidence for a mutual working relationship, towards achieving the mandate of the service in FCT. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ibrahim was enlisted into the service in 1990 and had served in 14 Custodial Centres. Until his deployment as Controller of Corrections, FCT Command, Ibrahim was the Controller of Corrections in charge of Operations at the National Headquarters. (NAN)

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