TCN seeks national grid safety, improvement

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has rallied power generation companies for the safety and improvement in stability of the national grid. The company said this in a statement by the TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju. He said that its Interim Managing Director, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, had also commended the Managements of Power Generating Companies for deploying Free Governor Control mechanisms in their power plants, which have resulted in improved grid stability and reliability. It noted : “With the deployment and effective operation of the generating units…

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APC still clearing PDP mess –Hon. Okeyomi

Hon. Dipo Okeyomi popularly referred to as ‘Carry Go’, is a chairmanship aspirant in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State who is very passionate about the transformation of his area. In a recent interview with journalists in Lagos, he speaks about the coming local government election in the state and the good things that await the people of his area if voted into office. OLALEKAN OSIADE brings excerpts…   How do you feel about the release of the guidelines for the Lagos State local government election, considering that…

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NNL to sustain early season gains –Olopade

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National League, Bukola Olopade, has assured Nigerians that the gains of the league will be sustained as the season progresses. The former Ogun State Commissioner for Sports told League Rendezvous that the board had been impressed with what had happened in the league after seven weeks. “Since the beginning of the season, we have been experiencing away wins. This has shown that we are really working hard to have a credible NNL,” Olopade said. “The target is to follow in the footstep of…

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‘Nigeria to save $206m on new rice technology’

Nigeria is expected to save $206 million as foreign exchange in rice if farmers adopt the new rice technology inputs and right fertilizers already tested by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and the National Programme for Food Security (NPFS) on their farms. Coordinator, Feed the Future Nigeria, Agro Inputs Project IFDC, Dr. Kofi Debrah, revealed this in Abuja at an agric forum christened “First Policy Dialogue on Bringing Balanced Fertilisers to the Nigerian Market: Policy and Investment Implication of Soil and Crop Specific Fertiliser blend-based technologies.”…

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FG set to implement NAS, postal reform

The Fedearal Government has said that it has set in motion processes that will make it possible for it to implement the national addressing system and reposition the postal sector for efficient performance. Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, disclosed this in Lagos. He said that the reforms are targeted at ensuring that the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is back to reckoning as one of government’s revamped agencies. Delivering the welcome address at the EMS Operational Performance and Quality Improvement Symposium/ Workshop, organised by NIPOST, Shittu said the Federal Government…

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First Bank, Dolphins maintain winning streak

Zenith Bank Women’s B’ball League: Tournament favourites- First Bank basketball Club and Dolphins of Lagos- on Tuesday maintained their winning way at the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s League taking place at the National Stadium in Abuja. The defending champions, First Bank defeated Plateau Queens 73-33 while Dolphin were better than Delta Force in a tight match that ended 66-65. The two teams have so far won their two games to signify their intention to compete for the top prize in the competition. In other results, AHIP defeated Taraba 87-41, Sunshine…

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Scanners: Bureaucracy cripples planned acquisition

Plans by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to acquire scanning machines for ports and borders before the end of first quarter has hit the rocks. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Last January, the Customs Comptroller General, Col Hammed Ali (rtd), gave assurance that there would be an improvement in trade facilitation with the delivery of new functional scanners for cargo inspection at ports and borders before March, 2017. Currently, cargo examination is being conducted 100 per cent manually. The comptroller general said that the service was working diligently to replace the obsolete idle…

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