Monday, September 20

Month: December 2016


Another Top leader of Boko Haram nabbed in politicians house

The Nigerian Army operating under ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in Borno and other north-eastern states has arrested one of the most-wanted Boko Haram insurgent in the state. The chairman was also arrested for hiding the top Boko Haram Commander, whose identity is yet to be revealed, in his house at 1000 housing estate along Maiduguri-Damaturu- Kano road, the Vanguard reports. The report quoted sources living in the estate as saying the chairman's arrest was not surprising since many of the sect members have fled the Sambisa Forest where they lived for years while carrying out attacks. The report describes that local government as about 40 kilometres drive from Maiduguri the state's capital. The report quoted a neighbour of the politician as saying that soldiers and some security operat...

We Pay Crazy’ bills: No respite for Nigerian electricity consumers

Three years after the nation’s power sector was privatised, millions of Nigerian households are still groaning under the weight of ‘crazy’ bills and poor power supply from the distribution firms, ‘FEMI ASU writes With his fury so palpable, Chief Ade-Owas Owabunmuwa, in a no-holds-barred interview on December 29 in front of his office, echoed the sense of disappointment and frustration millions of electricity customers in the country have. “When we heard that the government wanted to privatise the power sector, we were leaping for joy – thinking that at least it will be the saving grace. But considering the past and present experiences, the privatisation is not working,” he said. According to the 70-something-year-old, who is the president-general of Amuwo-Odofin (New...

Ambode thanks Lagos residents, vows more transformation in 2017

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday thanked Lagosians for the massive support given to his administration in 2016. Ambode, in his New Year message, promised to would work assiduously to ensure that the state is taken to the next pedestal in 2017, especially in the area of physical and social infrastructural development. He assured the residents of the state that he remained totally committed to his promise to deliver a vibrant, non-discriminatory, clean, prosperous and safer Lagos. “The state witnessed significant improvements in its performance indices due to the massive investment on its tripod of security, infrastructure and job opportunities in 2016. “More emphasis will be placed on sustaining the growth in 2017 through people-oriented programmes and pol...