Author Archives: NW Reporter

Bayelsa demands more power amid criticism

Bayelsa State said criticism would not deter it from demanding additional transmission stations to enhance electricity supply in the state. State Commissioner for Energy, Francis Ikio and Special Adviser to the Governor on Power, Engineer Olice Kemenanabo, gave the administration’s position in a joint press statement issued Yenagoa. Reacting to reports in some sections of the media, the duo blasted ...

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Exchange rate: Naira remains firm against the dollar, pound sterling

The Nigerian currency, the Naira, on Friday traded on a stable platform against two major international currencies, the dollar and the pound sterling, as transactions ended for the week. The dollar and the pound sterling were sold at N155.72 and N170 respectively, at the official and bureau de change since January 6. At the black market, the Naira was exchanged ...

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Google linking of social network contacts to email raises concerns

A new feature in Google Inc’s Gmail will result in some users receiving messages from people with whom they have not shared their email addresses, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. The change, which Google announced broadens the list of contacts available to Gmail users so it includes both the email addresses of their existing contacts, as well as the ...

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Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja Lagos Records First Seizure Of The Year

  The Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja Lagos has recorded its first ground breaking seizure of the year 2014, with the interception of two (2) Mercedes Benz Trucks with Registration numbers XA 217 ALA and DGE 915 XA carrying suspected assorted fake Pharmaceutical products. Making the disclosure at the Government Warehouse where the trucks were deposited, the Controller Federal ...

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Court Jail Fraudster over $53,500 romance scam

A 22 years old internet fraudster, Bike John Niye has been sentenced to one and half years imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja,  for defrauding one Laura Wallmam of Indiana, United States of America the sum of $53,500. Justice A Akinlade slammed the prison term on Niye having found him guilty of the four count charge ...

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GOV Elect Obiano Rallies Voters For APGA Chairmen, Councillors

Anambra State Governor-elect, Chief Willie Obiano, has called on all registered voters in the state to cast their votes in tomorrow’s local government election in favour of all the Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). In a statement entitled ‘Ndi Anambra, Let’s Complete the Race’, the Governor-elect reminded Anambra voters that “the power to change ...

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Jonathan to send ministerial nominees’ list to National Assembly

The President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he will be sending a list of new ministerial to the National Assembly upon resumption. The President said this on Thursday while receiving a delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party from the North West Zone who paid him a solidarity visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. ‘We have also agreed to tackle the ...

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2015 elections: Reps promise adequate funding for INEC

The House of Representatives has promised adequate funding for the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 2014 budget. The Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Rep. Albert Tsokwa (PDP-Taraba), gave the assurance at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. “You may well know that 2015 is election year, the house will ensure that INEC is well funded in ...

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Decamp and Lose Your Seats, PDP Threatens Senator

Sen. Ita Enang (PDP-Akwa Ibom) has said that senators who defect from one political party to another will lose their seats as the law does not allow anyone who defects to retain the seat. Enang made the assertion on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. The senator explained that while it was acceptable for politicians to defect to another ...

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Lagos Police Commissoner Advisce Motorists After Tanker Explosion

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command CP Umar A. Mankomni, has advice members of the public, especially owners and drivers of heavy duty vehicles on the need for adequate maintenance and servicing of their vehicle. This is coming on the hills the tanker accident that happened on the January 8th, 2014 at about 11pm at night. According to reports, ...

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