President MuhammaduBuhari has on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 written the Senate, informing it that recomposition of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), would be done immediately after the Interim Management Committee had completed its audit oversight of the interventionist agency. Ahmed Lawan, President of the Senate, read the letter on the resumption of plenary today.
Indications are rift that power distribution firms across the country have perfected plans to reflect the new Value Added Tax of 7.5 per cent on all their transactions effective February 1st, as announced by the Federal Government. The disclosure was made by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company on Monday, saying it would implement an upward review at the prices of meters sold to customers under the Meter Asset provider scheme introduced in 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday while in London on a sideline held a bilateral meeting with his Ghanian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, where he throws more light on why Nigeria had to partially close its border. The President special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina revealed this in a statement in Abuja, saying the meeting was held in a side-line of the UK-Africa investment summit 2020.
The Lagos State Government on Monday banned the activities of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada, and tricycles, known as Keke Napep, in some Local Government Areas, bridges, and highways in the State. According to The Punch, the ban also includes Opay and Gokada operators. The government said the full enforcement of the ban would commence on February 1, 2020.
Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has warned that the predominant culture of marrying more than one wife by Nigerians in the northern part of the country is a major cause of poverty in the region. According to The Cable, the emir, who was represented by Usman Bugaji, said this while moderating a paper presentation session on ‘the role of universities in nation building’ at the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara state, on Friday.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has advised customers to report any electricity distribution company (DisCo) that forces them to buy electricity equipment, especially transformer for installation. In a statement on Friday, Usman Abba-Arabi, NERC’S general manager for public affairs, accused some DisCos of forcing customers to pay for the equipment as a condition for getting electricity supply.