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AEDC blames drop in electricity to reduced energy allocation

The Management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has announced on Sunday that the recent drop in electricity supply to customers in the FCT was due to a reduction in energy allocated to the company.

This is contained in a statement signed by the company’s Head of Public [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


Residents lambast INEC over inconclusive poll

Residents of Abuja have tongue lashed the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring four area councils’ results inconclusive held on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Those who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer accused the electoral commission of ineptitude and compromise.

Elections [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


63 million Nigerians lack access to clean, safe water - Oxfam

British aid agency, Oxfam, has estimated that about 63 million Nigerians lack access to safe drinking water.
Oxfam made this known at a media briefing it organized to mark this year’s World Water Day celebrations in Abuja.

According to Oxfam’s head of programs, Mr. Constant Tc [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Group demands N40bn reparation over Agatu killings

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation of Benue Farm Lands, MAFO, has protested against the incessant and continuous killings of 10,000 Agatu people in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen and have demanded N40bn as reparation for their losses.

The group in a peaceful rally in Makurdi, on W [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Clark cautions Buhari on cancellation of maritime varsity

President Muhammad Buhari has been called upon not to yield to moves by some individuals pressuring him to cancel the Maritime University in Gbaramatu, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

A leader of the South-South zone, Barr Isa Clark, gave the advice while speaking with jo [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Africa holds 65% world’s arable land, 10% fresh water - UNEP

The coordinator, Africa Regional Climate Change Programme, United Nations for Environment Programme, UNEP, Dr. Richard Munang, has said that Africa holds 65% of the world’s arable land and 10% of internal renewable fresh water sources, which should boost agricultural development to breach existi [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


APC disowns Timi Frank, Deputy National Publicity Scribe

The claim by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, that the party is no more a united family, has drawn the ire of the national leadership of the party, which has insisted that  it remains united and solidly committed  to the task [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


1,000 young Nigerians to receive N500 million grant for start-ups

Over 1, 000 Nigerians will this year be beneficiaries of N500 million grant seed capital set aside for young entrepreneurs and students.  

This was disclosed during the launch of the YES Grant Scheme by the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, in partnership with Heritage Bank.

Wed, 06 April 2016


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