Day: February 6, 2019

Half-baked and Thoroughbred leaders

IF You look around, you will see two kind of leaders around. The first are those I call half baked, while the others are those I call thoroughbred. Half-baked leaders are those set of leaders who are not well processed – trained. They are the cut and nail kind of leaders. They are so impatient to acquire needed training and exposure. While the thoroughbred leaders, like their name, are well processed leaders who were well tutored, exposed and empowered to lead. These set of leaders were processed and the right tools needed to lead were passed on to them....

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INEC says 2.3m voters were registered in Borno

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said that 2, 315, 956 eligible voters were registered for the 2019 general election in Borno. Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the figure was the cumulative voters registered as at end of December 2018. He said that Continuous Voter Registration (CRV) was conducted between April 2017 and December 2018 as part of comprehensive preparations for the 2019 general elections. The REC said that over 504, 000 voters were captured in the exercise, adding that the exercise captured...

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5 days to Atiku’s Rally: Ganduje shuts Sani Abacha Stadium for repairs

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered the closure of the Sani Abacha Stadium for two weeks. The State government said that the closure is to pave way for general renovation. The closure is coming five days to the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to the directives issued by the office of Governor Ganduje, the proposed general renovation works would last two weeks. The general renovation works will cover the installation of a new scoreboard, the repairs of running track and provision of steady water supply to all...

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Lagos to launch an independent power plant

Lagos State is attempting to rewrite the rules of Nigeria’s power sector by developing an independent power project (IPP) programme, based on both pipeline gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), that would also lead to the creation of its own mini grid within the national grid structure. The state envisages some 3 gigawatts (GW) of new gas-fired power capacity being deployed in the next three-to-five years, building on the 900 megawatts it already takes from the national grid. To achieve this, it wants to sanction the construction of 10 IPPs at strategic locations around the state, selling on the...

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