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Mr President Has Allocated Over N340bn In The 2024 Budget Towards Improving Power Infrastructures In The Country, This Will Improve Nigeria’s Electricity Supply”.

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“Mr President Has Allocated Over N340bn In The 2024 Budget Towards Improving Power Infrastructures In The Country, This Will Improve Nigeria’s Electricity Supply”.

Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Chief of Staff (COS), disclosed on Saturday that the Federal Government allocated N340 billion in the 2024 Budget to improve power sector infrastructure.

Additionally, Gbajabiamila stated that the Tinubu administration maintained constant communication with stakeholders in the power sector to address the multifaceted challenges hindering stable electricity supply in the country.

The Chief of Staff made this announcement while speaking at the commissioning of two units of a 20MVA injection substation in Surulere, Lagos. This project, a public–private sector partnership between the Federal Government and Eko Distribution Company, underlines President Tinubu’s commitment to enhancing electricity supply nationwide.

Gbajabiamila, represented by Senator Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, emphasized Tinubu’s concerns regarding energy theft, estimated billing, and the theft of power infrastructure. He urged Nigerians to protect power infrastructure in their communities, while also urging Distribution Companies (Discos) to address issues of estimated billing and poor meter distribution.

“Citizens must protect power infrastructure in their various communities as we expect the electricity distribution companies to address cases of estimated billing and poor meter distribution,” Gbajabiamila said.

Furthermore, Gbajabiamila stressed that access to reliable electricity is not a privilege but a fundamental right. He highlighted the importance of collective investment in projects that empower citizens and drive the nation forward.

“As we always say, access to reliable electricity is not a privilege; it is a fundamental right that drives productivity, fosters innovation, and improves the quality of life for all citizens,” he stated.

Regarding the challenges faced by Nigerians, the Chief of Staff mentioned President Tinubu’s efforts to alleviate these difficulties. He described the commissioned project as a beacon of hope for the future.

“The president is committed to rolling out wage awards for workers, financial support for SMEs, loans for students, unemployment benefits, and many other social security programmes to improve living conditions for all Nigerians,” Gbajabiamila added.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, affirmed the state government’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders to ensure stable power supply. He assured residents that within two years, some areas of the city would bid farewell to darkness.

Governor Sanwo-Olu urged residents to pay their bills promptly, refrain from assaulting Disco staff, and avoid bypassing meters, which could jeopardize the profitability of the Disco.

“I speak with you as one involved in the value chain. Change is here, and for that change to have an impact, all of us must behave responsibly,” the governor emphasized.

Mr. Derin Otubu, Chairman of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc., highlighted the significance of the day’s event, stressing the importance of light for happiness, relief, and economic activities in Surulere and its environs.

Otubu commended the contributions of Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila in addressing the issue of sustainable power distribution. He urged residents to take ownership of the project and protect it from vandalism.

“We would satisfy you, what we get, we would distribute to you,” Otubu assured, emphasizing Eko Disco’s commitment to providing quality service to “lighten up Lagos.”

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Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN! Ugolorji!!! Celebrating a noble man, brightest scholars and legal icons.

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If integrity and nobility were a person’s name, it would be Chief Mike Ahamba – a thoroughbred intellectual of the highest order whose integrity permeates everything with nobility as its anchor.

Some time ago, he informed me — only a few people know this, that Mike Ahamba has been President Muhammad Buhari’s personal lawyer for over two decades and a member of his political inner circle.

He has led the legal team in all the president’s electoral cases, up to the Supreme Court.
However, in 2015, Dee Ahamba pursued a different political path, distinct from his friend’s.

Though their personal relationship remained cordial, they remained on different political sides through out the President’s 8 years tenure, as Dee Ahamba refused to compromise his integrity by supporting a presidency that conflicted with his political beliefs at the time.

Indeed, it was in Dee Ahamba the saying of my mentor and personal idol, Prof. Chinua Achebe came to be a reality — ‘One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised’.

Today, on his birthday, we salute his courage in maintaining his impeccable integrity and standing up for what he considers right.

We wish him good health, longevity, and the courage to continue upholding his values.

Happy birthday, sir!

Ambrose Nwaogwugwu.

June 18, 2024.

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BREAKING: The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, accusing him of undermining the police recruitment process.

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Nigeria Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, accusing him of undermining the police recruitment process.

The PSC also refuted allegations of corruption leveled against it.

During a press briefing in Abuja, Adoyi Adoyi, Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Joint Union Congress of the PSC, expressed discontent over what he termed as false accusations against the Commission.

Over the weekend, the IGP, through a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, claimed that the recruitment process was riddled with irregularities and corruption.

Adoyi countered these claims, revealing that there was reliable information suggesting that elements within the police force had attempted to insert over 1,000 names into the recruitment list clandestinely.

“This action undermines the integrity of the recruitment process and the credibility of the police force,” Adoyi stated, urging the President to act swiftly to maintain the integrity of the nation’s police recruitment.

 

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Prince Williams attends royal ascot with Kate Middleton’s parents

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It was the Middleton’s first public appearance since their daughter’s cancer announcement.

Just days after making a radiant return at this year’s Trooping the Colour, Kate Middleton was notably absent as her parents, Prince William, and a number of other key royals made an appearance at the Royal Ascot. On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales joined Queen Camila, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and Zara and Mike Tindall at the prestigious equestrian race, along with Carole and Michael Middleton – who were seen chatting and catching up with their son-in-law on the second day of the event.

Despite Kate’s absence at the Royal Ascot, her parents’ appearance was notable as it marked their first public event since she announced that she’s undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in March.

The Middletons were seen talking to members of the royal crowd as well as William, who was photographed speaking closely to them and even holding Carole’s hand in the Parade Ring ahead of the race.

Only time will tell whether Kate’s parents will get more involved in public-facing duties and events as the Princess of Wales and King Charles both go through cancer treatment, but it highlighted reports from the Palace that emphasized that Kate’s surprising Trooping the Colour appearance didn’t mean she was returning to work.

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