Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Photo of Daddy Showkey & Pasuma in their youthful days

Veteran Nigerian singer, Daddy Showkey pictured with Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma in a throwback photo shared via Instagram.

Poor power supply: Blame pipeline Vandals , not us' - Electricity distributors tell Nigerians

The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors of Nigeria otherwise known as DISCOs, have asked Nigerians to stop blaming them for the poor supply of electricity being experienced nationwide.

At a press briefing in Lagos yesterday May 17th, the Executive Director of the Association, Sunday Oduntan, said electricity distributors are denied access to gas whenever vandals rupture any pipeline in the Niger Delta.

Oduntan also decried the acts of brutality electricity workers face in the hands of military officers over electricity bills.

"Each time they vandalize gas pipeline in Niger Delta, or anywhere, they are denying the gas station the essential gas which is used to generate electricity. So shortage of gas leads to low generation of electricity. Low generation and poor transmission facility  leads to low distribution. Therefore, Discos are not to blame for poor power supply in Nigeria. There is a place in Abeokuta called Alamala barracks, some soldiers led by a major from Alamala barracks went to a place called Rounder to beat one of our individual staff and we have the pictures of this incident. Up till today, nothing has been done by the military authority. We call on the Federal government, particularly President Buhari who is a retired general, to call his boys to order. We cannot continue to run a country where the military will be beating our boys when we are only asking them to pay their bills"he said

Two men bag 20 Years Jail term for illegal oil bunkering

Wisdom Afangideh and Godwin John were convicted and sentenced by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, to 10 years imprisonment on each of the two count charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

They were both arrested on June 8, 2012 by officials the Department of State Service in Oku Iboku village in Ikat Adakpan LG of Akwa Ibom State, with one DAF truck (registration number XQ 926 APP Lagos) with 33,000 litres of suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).
However, the convicts were also given an option of paying N3M fine each. Also the truck and the product are to be forfeited to the Federal Government.