FG Wins As Court Restrain NLC,TUC From Embarking Electricity/Petrol Hike Strike

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government has on Thursday won at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, as an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike was granted. TellAfrica gathered that the order as granted by Justice Ibrahim Galadima, also restrained the NLC and TUC from halting work in whatsoever form as planned from Sept.28 or any other subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. The Court…

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10 years Of Power Outage In Ondo State South Xrayed

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) says an acute power supply limitation and inability to connect more communities in Ondo South to the national grid was due to a damaged breaker at the Ondo 132/33KV Station. The Chief State Head, Ondo and Ekiti States, Kunbi Labiyi, stated this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday in Akure. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the riverside communities have been in darkness for close to 10 years. Parts of Ondo South that are affected by the blackout are…

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World Bank Approves $750m Credit For Nigeria Power Sector

A sum of $750 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation (PSRO) to improve electricity supply has been approved by the World Bank. This was disclosed in statement by the World Bank in Abuja on Wednesday. The aim was to achieve financial and fiscal sustainability and enhance accountability in Nigeria’s power sector. The statement explained that about 47 per cent of Nigerians do not have access to grid electricity and those who have access, faced regular power cut. According to World Bank, the economic cost…

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IBEDC Staff Beaten To Stupor By Irate Youths For Distributing Electricity Bill In Ogun State

Hoodlums Attacked IBEDC Staff in Ogun Amid Pandemic. A staff of IBEDC with Imo Service Hub, Ogun State identified as Mr. Ayorinde Olajide was beaten to stupor on Thursday by angry youths for distributing electricity bills at Isale Igbeyin/ Grammar School axis of Abeokuta the Ogun State capital. According to the victim, who was seriously battered andΒ badly injured in the eyes; “I was busy distributing electricity bills to houses around Isale – Igbehin and Grammar School area of Abeokuta while I was attacked by a group of people asking me…

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COVID 19: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SEEK FREE ELECTRICITY FOR NIGERIANS

Reps Seek 2-Month Free Power Supply To Nigerians -YOMMY AYILARA. The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said. The Speaker said the proposed Bill is to help in boosting the economy through the informal sector as the country prepares for the aftermath of the coronavirus. The proposed Bill, which will be the second Stimulus Bill by the Green Chamber, is to…

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