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Darkness persists, generation falls to 2,943MW, 10 plants idle
Darkness persisted across several parts of the country on Sunday as 10 power plants sat idle.
Total power generation fell to 2,943.4MW as of 6am on Sunday from 3585.6MW on Saturday, data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator showed. The number of plants shut down increased from eight as of 6am on Saturday to 10 on Sunday.
The affected plants were Sapele (steam), Sapele II, Alaoji, Olorunsogo II, Omotosho II, Ihovbor, Gbarain, Ibom Power, AES and ASCO.
APC govs to meet Buhari, Obaseki consults Wike, Akwa Ibom governor
Barring any last-minute change, governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress will be holding a meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari over the Edo State APC governorship primary crisis.
One of our correspondents gathered in Abuja on Sunday that the governors would seek Buhari’s intervention in the crisis, which had led to the disqualification of the Edo State overnor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, from the state APC primary scheduled for June 22.
As the APC governors were preparing to meet Buhari, Obaseki on Sunday held separate meetings with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Udom Emmanuel.
Ex-gov Ahmed siphoned N1.8bn with road contract –Speaker
Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi, has said a former governor of the state, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, turned the 33km Ilesha/Gwanara Road contract in the Kaiama and Baruten Local Government Area of the state into a conduit to siphon the resources of the state.
Danladi made the allegation while speaking with journalists during the one-year celebration of the 9th Assembly in the state.
No punishment too severe for rapists –Adeboye
The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says he and his prayer warriors will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of rape are accorded stiffer penalty.
“My prayer warriors and I will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of this evil are brought to justice, not only in Nigeria but all over the world. Everyone who has ever committed rape, particularly in Nigeria, and the world, the all-knowing God will fish them out.
“As much as I hate death sentence, I think every form of punishment that will be given to a rapist cannot be considered too severe,” Adeboye said during a live programme on DOVE TV.
Soldiers who rescued kidnap kinpin, Wadume, attacked us with machine gun – Policeman
A member of the Intelligence Response Team, ASP Felix Aidolije, who led the detectives that arrested a kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (Wadume), in Taraba State, has said soldiers commanded by Capt. Tijjani Balarabe fired at their vehicle with a machine gun.
Three policemen and two civilians died during the attack by the soldiers attached to Battalion 93, Takum.
The team leader said the soldiers who were in a Toyota Hilux chased them and fired several rounds which made their Toyota Hummer to somersault three times.
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