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Panel blames PHCN CEOs for power sector challenges

Panel blames PHCN CEOs for power sector challenges

A committee set up by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to look into metering and electricity supply in Nigeria has faulted chief executive officers of PHCN for the “inefficiency and lack of accountability in the sector.” The committee was set up by NERC in December 2011. Presenting the committee’s report to NERC in Abuja on […]

Reps go tough on GSM masts, power transmission lines

Reps go tough on GSM masts, power transmission lines

The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved close to ensuring that erection of telecommunications mast and electricity transmission lines pass through tight regulation, by passing for second reading a bill to that effect. At its plenary, the House passed the bill that would ensure the stricter enforcement of laws guiding the location of telecommunication masts […]

Seventeen countries to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

Seventeen countries to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

Just as some Nigerian politicians are calling for negotiation with the Boko Haram sect, the military is getting ready for a fresh offensive against the militant group. A report monitored on the Voice of America (VOA) on Wednesday said no less than seventeen countries had signed on to help Nigeria step up its security. The […]

No interference in Keshi's work – NFF

No interference in Keshi's work – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had in no way been interfering in the work of Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi. Reacting to allegations of interference by some NFF officials in the coach’s work, the federation’s boss, Aminu Maigari, told journalists in Abuja that it was rather in support of Keshi. Hed said […]

Soyinka expresses shock at UNILAG name change

Soyinka expresses shock at UNILAG name change

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday expressed shock at President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to name the University of Lagos after the late Chief MKO Abiola without consulting with the leadership of the foremost institution. Soyinka said in a statement titled, “Goodluck Jonathan’s gift horse,” that it was deplotable for Jonathan to have violated the […]

Soldiers arrest key Boko Haram official

Soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force on Operation Restore Order have arrested a “high-profile” member of the Boko Haram sect in a raid in Kano. JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Iweha Ikedichi, told Agence France Presse that the suspect was picked from his hideout around 6a.m on Tuesday in Darmanawa, an area believed to harbour several […]

Charles Taylor gets 50-year jail term for war crimes

Charles Taylor gets 50-year jail term for war crimes

Former Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, was on Wednesday sentenced to 50 years in jail by a United Nations-backed war crimes court. Last month Taylor was found guilty of aiding and abetting rebels in Sierra Leone during the 1991-2002 civil war. Judges of the Special Court for Sierra Leone said the sentence reflected his status as […]

Veteran broadcaster, Sele Eradiri, dies at 57

Veteran broadcaster, Sele Eradiri, dies at 57

Veteran broadcaster, Ms. Sele Eradiri, has died at the age of 57 in Lagos. She died in the early hours of Tuesday. She was said to have been hospitalised at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos for some months after falling ill upon returning from a successful surgery in India. Eradiri, who was […]

Hodgson submits Euro 2012 final list

Hodgson submits Euro 2012 final list

Roy Hodgson has submitted his final 23-man squad for England’s UEFA Euro 2012 campaign, with Liverpool forward Andy Carroll handed the No9 shirt. There are no late surprises as Scott Parker, Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson retained their places despite recent injury scares, fifa.com reports. And Carroll, who struggled for large periods with Liverpool this […]