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  •  The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Onitsha has confirmed the evacuation of a leaking tanker conveying cooking gas on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha Express Way The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Onitsha Mrs Margaret Onabe told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday The articulated tanker had a gas leakage Because of this there was a gridlock on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha and environs With the removal smooth vehicular movement is gradually reducing and normal traffic flow is expected in due time she said NAN reports that there was pandemonium on Tuesday on the Onitsha Awka Road by the New Tarzan area Nkpor Anambra as a tanker conveying cooking gas spilled its contents on the road The development which was said to have started at about 10 a m caused a serious gridlock on the ever busy road as the area was cordoned off and vehicles prevented from moving closer to avoid a fire outbreak NAN reports that vehicles going in and out of Onitsha that were caught up around the area stood on standstill for several hours while men of the fire service were on standby to forestall any fire incident Commuters and passengers going in and out of Onitsha alighted from vehicles and started trekking away from the scene of the incident The development caused serious chaotic traffic situation as motorists were advised to use alternative routes even as the routes became almost impassable NAN reports that the The Anambra State Sector Commander FRSC Adeoye Irelewuyi while confirming the incident in a statement said motorists are advised to use alternative routes from Awka enter the road at Nkwelle Junction to burst out at 33 to GRA or Nkpor to burst out at Boromeo roundabout and to Onitsha The men of the FRSC personnel from the RS5 3 Nteje Unit Command who were at the scene completely blocked from both lanes to avoid sudden fire out break The incident happened at a location called Sister which is between the Building Materials and Tarzan Junction where our traffic control personnel are controlling traffic and also observing the situation The driver of the tanker was carrying cooking gas which started leaking and decided to park the truck at that location Meanwhile the gas vapour is still leaking as of this time but the fire service personnel are also on the ground neutralising the area Vehicles other than tankers and trailers diverted from toll gate drove against traffic to the Building Material Junction towards Ogbunike to Old Road the FRSC officials said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FRSC confirms evacuation of leaking gas tanker in Anambra
     The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Onitsha has confirmed the evacuation of a leaking tanker conveying cooking gas on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha Express Way The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Onitsha Mrs Margaret Onabe told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday The articulated tanker had a gas leakage Because of this there was a gridlock on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha and environs With the removal smooth vehicular movement is gradually reducing and normal traffic flow is expected in due time she said NAN reports that there was pandemonium on Tuesday on the Onitsha Awka Road by the New Tarzan area Nkpor Anambra as a tanker conveying cooking gas spilled its contents on the road The development which was said to have started at about 10 a m caused a serious gridlock on the ever busy road as the area was cordoned off and vehicles prevented from moving closer to avoid a fire outbreak NAN reports that vehicles going in and out of Onitsha that were caught up around the area stood on standstill for several hours while men of the fire service were on standby to forestall any fire incident Commuters and passengers going in and out of Onitsha alighted from vehicles and started trekking away from the scene of the incident The development caused serious chaotic traffic situation as motorists were advised to use alternative routes even as the routes became almost impassable NAN reports that the The Anambra State Sector Commander FRSC Adeoye Irelewuyi while confirming the incident in a statement said motorists are advised to use alternative routes from Awka enter the road at Nkwelle Junction to burst out at 33 to GRA or Nkpor to burst out at Boromeo roundabout and to Onitsha The men of the FRSC personnel from the RS5 3 Nteje Unit Command who were at the scene completely blocked from both lanes to avoid sudden fire out break The incident happened at a location called Sister which is between the Building Materials and Tarzan Junction where our traffic control personnel are controlling traffic and also observing the situation The driver of the tanker was carrying cooking gas which started leaking and decided to park the truck at that location Meanwhile the gas vapour is still leaking as of this time but the fire service personnel are also on the ground neutralising the area Vehicles other than tankers and trailers diverted from toll gate drove against traffic to the Building Material Junction towards Ogbunike to Old Road the FRSC officials said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FRSC confirms evacuation of leaking gas tanker in Anambra
    General news6 months ago

    FRSC confirms evacuation of leaking gas tanker in Anambra

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Onitsha has confirmed the evacuation of a leaking tanker conveying cooking gas on the Onitsha- Awka and Awka- Onitsha- Express Way. The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Onitsha, Mrs Margaret Onabe, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.

    ”The articulated tanker had a gas leakage.

    Because of this, there was a gridlock on the Onitsha- Awka and Awka- Onitsha and environs. 

    ”With the removal, smooth vehicular movement is gradually reducing and normal traffic flow is expected in due time,” she said.

    NAN reports that there was pandemonium on Tuesday on the Onitsha-Awka Road by the New Tarzan area, Nkpor, Anambra as a tanker conveying cooking gas spilled its contents on the road.

    The development, which was said to have started at about 10 a.

    m. caused a serious gridlock on the ever-busy road as the area was cordoned off and vehicles prevented from moving closer to avoid a fire outbreak.

    NAN reports that vehicles going in and out of Onitsha that were caught up around the area stood on standstill for several hours while men of the fire service were on standby to forestall any fire incident.

    Commuters and passengers going in and out of Onitsha alighted from vehicles and started trekking away from the scene of the incident.

    The development caused serious chaotic traffic situation as motorists were advised to use alternative routes, even as the routes became almost impassable.

    NAN reports that the The Anambra State Sector Commander, FRSC,  Adeoye Irelewuyi, while confirming the incident in a statement, said, “motorists are advised to use alternative routes from Awka, enter the road at Nkwelle Junction to burst out at 33 to GRA or Nkpor to burst out at Boromeo roundabout and to Onitsha.

    ” The men of the FRSC personnel from the RS5.3 Nteje Unit Command, who were at the scene completely blocked from both lanes to avoid sudden fire out break.

    “The incident happened at a location called Sister,  which is between the Building Materials and Tarzan Junction where our traffic control personnel are controlling traffic and also observing the situation.

    “The driver of the tanker was carrying cooking gas which started leaking and decided to park the truck at that location.

    “Meanwhile, the gas vapour is still leaking as of this time, but the fire service personnel are also on the ground neutralising the area.

    “Vehicles other than tankers and trailers diverted from toll gate drove against traffic to the Building Material Junction towards Ogbunike to Old Road,” the FRSC officials said. 


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Onitsha has confirmed the evacuation of a leaking tanker conveying cooking gas on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha Express Way The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Onitsha Mrs Margaret Onabe told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday The articulated tanker had a gas leakage Because of this there was a gridlock on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha and environs With the removal smooth vehicular movement is gradually reducing and normal traffic flow is expected in due time she said NAN reports that there was pandemonium on Tuesday on the Onitsha Awka Road by the New Tarzan area Nkpor Anambra as a tanker conveying cooking gas spilled its contents on the road The development which was said to have started at about 10 a m caused a serious gridlock on the ever busy road as the area was cordoned off and vehicles prevented from moving closer to avoid a fire outbreak NAN reports that vehicles going in and out of Onitsha that were caught up around the area stood on standstill for several hours while men of the fire service were on standby to forestall any fire incident Commuters and passengers going in and out of Onitsha alighted from vehicles and started trekking away from the scene of the incident The development caused serious chaotic traffic situation as motorists were advised to use alternative routes even as the routes became almost impassable NAN reports that the The Anambra State Sector Commander FRSC Adeoye Irelewuyi while confirming the incident in a statement said motorists are advised to use alternative routes from Awka enter the road at Nkwelle Junction to burst out at 33 to GRA or Nkpor to burst out at Boromeo roundabout and to Onitsha The men of the FRSC personnel from the RS5 3 Nteje Unit Command who were at the scene completely blocked from both lanes to avoid sudden fire out break The incident happened at a location called Sister which is between the Building Materials and Tarzan Junction where our traffic control personnel are controlling traffic and also observing the situation The driver of the tanker was carrying cooking gas which started leaking and decided to park the truck at that location Meanwhile the gas vapour is still leaking as of this time but the fire service personnel are also on the ground neutralising the area Vehicles other than tankers and trailers diverted from toll gate drove against traffic to the Building Material Junction towards Ogbunike to Old Road the FRSC officials said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FRSC confirms evacuation of leaking gas tanker in Anambra
     The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Onitsha has confirmed the evacuation of a leaking tanker conveying cooking gas on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha Express Way The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Onitsha Mrs Margaret Onabe told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday The articulated tanker had a gas leakage Because of this there was a gridlock on the Onitsha Awka and Awka Onitsha and environs With the removal smooth vehicular movement is gradually reducing and normal traffic flow is expected in due time she said NAN reports that there was pandemonium on Tuesday on the Onitsha Awka Road by the New Tarzan area Nkpor Anambra as a tanker conveying cooking gas spilled its contents on the road The development which was said to have started at about 10 a m caused a serious gridlock on the ever busy road as the area was cordoned off and vehicles prevented from moving closer to avoid a fire outbreak NAN reports that vehicles going in and out of Onitsha that were caught up around the area stood on standstill for several hours while men of the fire service were on standby to forestall any fire incident Commuters and passengers going in and out of Onitsha alighted from vehicles and started trekking away from the scene of the incident The development caused serious chaotic traffic situation as motorists were advised to use alternative routes even as the routes became almost impassable NAN reports that the The Anambra State Sector Commander FRSC Adeoye Irelewuyi while confirming the incident in a statement said motorists are advised to use alternative routes from Awka enter the road at Nkwelle Junction to burst out at 33 to GRA or Nkpor to burst out at Boromeo roundabout and to Onitsha The men of the FRSC personnel from the RS5 3 Nteje Unit Command who were at the scene completely blocked from both lanes to avoid sudden fire out break The incident happened at a location called Sister which is between the Building Materials and Tarzan Junction where our traffic control personnel are controlling traffic and also observing the situation The driver of the tanker was carrying cooking gas which started leaking and decided to park the truck at that location Meanwhile the gas vapour is still leaking as of this time but the fire service personnel are also on the ground neutralising the area Vehicles other than tankers and trailers diverted from toll gate drove against traffic to the Building Material Junction towards Ogbunike to Old Road the FRSC officials said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FRSC confirms evacuation of leaking gas tanker in Anambra
    General news6 months ago

    FRSC confirms evacuation of leaking gas tanker in Anambra

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Onitsha has confirmed the evacuation of a leaking tanker conveying cooking gas on the Onitsha- Awka and Awka- Onitsha- Express Way. The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Onitsha, Mrs Margaret Onabe, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.

    ”The articulated tanker had a gas leakage.

    Because of this, there was a gridlock on the Onitsha- Awka and Awka- Onitsha and environs. 

    ”With the removal, smooth vehicular movement is gradually reducing and normal traffic flow is expected in due time,” she said.

    NAN reports that there was pandemonium on Tuesday on the Onitsha-Awka Road by the New Tarzan area, Nkpor, Anambra as a tanker conveying cooking gas spilled its contents on the road.

    The development, which was said to have started at about 10 a.

    m. caused a serious gridlock on the ever-busy road as the area was cordoned off and vehicles prevented from moving closer to avoid a fire outbreak.

    NAN reports that vehicles going in and out of Onitsha that were caught up around the area stood on standstill for several hours while men of the fire service were on standby to forestall any fire incident.

    Commuters and passengers going in and out of Onitsha alighted from vehicles and started trekking away from the scene of the incident.

    The development caused serious chaotic traffic situation as motorists were advised to use alternative routes, even as the routes became almost impassable.

    NAN reports that the The Anambra State Sector Commander, FRSC,  Adeoye Irelewuyi, while confirming the incident in a statement, said, “motorists are advised to use alternative routes from Awka, enter the road at Nkwelle Junction to burst out at 33 to GRA or Nkpor to burst out at Boromeo roundabout and to Onitsha.

    ” The men of the FRSC personnel from the RS5.3 Nteje Unit Command, who were at the scene completely blocked from both lanes to avoid sudden fire out break.

    “The incident happened at a location called Sister,  which is between the Building Materials and Tarzan Junction where our traffic control personnel are controlling traffic and also observing the situation.

    “The driver of the tanker was carrying cooking gas which started leaking and decided to park the truck at that location.

    “Meanwhile, the gas vapour is still leaking as of this time, but the fire service personnel are also on the ground neutralising the area.

    “Vehicles other than tankers and trailers diverted from toll gate drove against traffic to the Building Material Junction towards Ogbunike to Old Road,” the FRSC officials said. 


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Bolt bringsRide hailing platform Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney My Permanent Voter Registration Journey an initiative to ease the registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card The initiative which began in 2021 was established as part of the company s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship The Country Manager Bolt Oludele Dare stated this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos Dare said that Bolt identified mobility challenges Nigerians face which have encouraged voter apathy He said it had therefore set out to aid the public in overcoming the obstacles as the electoral dates draw nearer Dare said two key challenges identified by Bolt were lack of awareness of nearest Permanent Voters Card registration locations and inadequate transport opportunities in Nigeria s biggest cities Dare said that Bolt had come with the offering of a 50 discount to 24 Independent National Electoral Commission INEC local government offices in Lagos and Abuja to solve the challenges He said that the app would automatically apply the 50 discount to the ride as users choose any of the selected locations as their destination When we launched the MyPVCJourney last year it was a mega success with our microsite receiving over 16 000 pledges by Nigerians who commenced their PVC process As the electoral process begins its final stretch we understand our responsibility as the leading ride hailing platform to partner with Nigerians and assist them as best as we can in becoming active citizens This initiative is just one of the many ways we continue to commit to developing the socio political and economic landscape in Nigeria To bolster the initiative and voter participation Bolt will be reactivating its MyPVCJourney microsite where users can learn more about voting in Nigeria he said The selected locations applicable for the discounts in Abuja include Near Women Centre off Abaji Toto Road Abaji Action Area Layout Secretariat Road opposite High Court Bwari and No 10 Olusegun Obasanjo Way Area 10 Garki Others are Plot 32 Obana Motel Road Federal Low Cost Housing Estate Gwagwalada AMAC Beside Magistrate Court Karu Beside FCMB Bank Plot 33A Sauka Extention Kuje and KDA 301 Phase II Unity Bank Road Kwali Also in Lagos areas applicable for discounts include 20 Arigbanla Street Orile Agege Ajeromi Ifelodun Temidire Street by Tolu Police Station Ajegunle Alimosho LCDA Secretariat Idimu Road Ikotun and First Gate by First Avenue FESTAC Town Amuwo Odofin They also include Km 15 Lekki Epe Expressway Igbo Efon Eti Osa Ibeju Lekki Lekki Free Trade Zone Road before Akodo General Hospital Orofun Orimedu Ijaye 6 Bamgboye Street Alagbado 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way Ikeja and No 1 TOS Benson Road GRA Ikorodu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bolt brings back PVC support initiative
      Bolt bringsRide hailing platform Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney My Permanent Voter Registration Journey an initiative to ease the registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card The initiative which began in 2021 was established as part of the company s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship The Country Manager Bolt Oludele Dare stated this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos Dare said that Bolt identified mobility challenges Nigerians face which have encouraged voter apathy He said it had therefore set out to aid the public in overcoming the obstacles as the electoral dates draw nearer Dare said two key challenges identified by Bolt were lack of awareness of nearest Permanent Voters Card registration locations and inadequate transport opportunities in Nigeria s biggest cities Dare said that Bolt had come with the offering of a 50 discount to 24 Independent National Electoral Commission INEC local government offices in Lagos and Abuja to solve the challenges He said that the app would automatically apply the 50 discount to the ride as users choose any of the selected locations as their destination When we launched the MyPVCJourney last year it was a mega success with our microsite receiving over 16 000 pledges by Nigerians who commenced their PVC process As the electoral process begins its final stretch we understand our responsibility as the leading ride hailing platform to partner with Nigerians and assist them as best as we can in becoming active citizens This initiative is just one of the many ways we continue to commit to developing the socio political and economic landscape in Nigeria To bolster the initiative and voter participation Bolt will be reactivating its MyPVCJourney microsite where users can learn more about voting in Nigeria he said The selected locations applicable for the discounts in Abuja include Near Women Centre off Abaji Toto Road Abaji Action Area Layout Secretariat Road opposite High Court Bwari and No 10 Olusegun Obasanjo Way Area 10 Garki Others are Plot 32 Obana Motel Road Federal Low Cost Housing Estate Gwagwalada AMAC Beside Magistrate Court Karu Beside FCMB Bank Plot 33A Sauka Extention Kuje and KDA 301 Phase II Unity Bank Road Kwali Also in Lagos areas applicable for discounts include 20 Arigbanla Street Orile Agege Ajeromi Ifelodun Temidire Street by Tolu Police Station Ajegunle Alimosho LCDA Secretariat Idimu Road Ikotun and First Gate by First Avenue FESTAC Town Amuwo Odofin They also include Km 15 Lekki Epe Expressway Igbo Efon Eti Osa Ibeju Lekki Lekki Free Trade Zone Road before Akodo General Hospital Orofun Orimedu Ijaye 6 Bamgboye Street Alagbado 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way Ikeja and No 1 TOS Benson Road GRA Ikorodu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bolt brings back PVC support initiative
    General news6 months ago

    Bolt brings back PVC support initiative

    Bolt bringsRide-hailing platform, Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney (My Permanent Voter Registration Journey), an initiative to ease the registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card.

    The initiative which began in 2021 was established as part of the company’s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship.

    The Country Manager, Bolt, Oludele Dare stated this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

    Dare said that Bolt identified mobility challenges Nigerians face which have encouraged voter apathy.

    He said it had, therefore, set out to aid the public in overcoming the obstacles as the electoral dates draw nearer.

    Dare said two key challenges identified by Bolt were lack of awareness of nearest Permanent Voters Card registration locations and inadequate transport opportunities in Nigeria’s biggest cities.

    Dare said that Bolt had come with the offering of a 50% discount to 24 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) local government offices in Lagos and Abuja to solve the challenges.

    He said that the app would automatically apply the 50% discount to the ride as users choose any of the selected locations as their destination “When we launched the MyPVCJourney last year, it was a mega success with our microsite receiving over 16,000 pledges by Nigerians who commenced their PVC process.

    “As the electoral process begins its final stretch, we understand our responsibility as the leading ride-hailing platform to partner with Nigerians and assist them as best as we can in becoming active citizens.

    “This initiative is just one of the many ways we continue to commit to developing the socio-political and economic landscape in Nigeria.

    “To bolster the initiative and voter participation, Bolt will be reactivating its #MyPVCJourney microsite where users can learn more about voting in Nigeria,”he said.

    The selected locations applicable for the discounts in Abuja include Near Women Centre, off Abaji-Toto Road, Abaji; Action Area Layout, Secretariat Road (opposite High Court), Bwari and No 10 Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Area 10, Garki.

    Others are Plot 32, Obana Motel Road, Federal Low-Cost Housing Estate, Gwagwalada; AMAC Beside Magistrate Court, Karu; Beside FCMB Bank, Plot 33A, Sauka Extention, Kuje and KDA 301, Phase II, Unity Bank Road, Kwali.

    Also in Lagos, areas applicable for discounts include 20 Arigbanla Street, Orile Agege; Ajeromi-Ifelodun Temidire Street (by Tolu Police Station), Ajegunle; Alimosho LCDA Secretariat, Idimu Road, Ikotun and First Gate (by First Avenue), FESTAC Town, Amuwo-Odofin.

    They also include Km 15, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Igbo Efon, Eti-Osa; Ibeju-Lekki Lekki Free Trade Zone Road (before Akodo General Hospital), Orofun-Orimedu; Ijaye 6 Bamgboye Street, Alagbado; 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja and No. 1 TOS Benson Road, GRA, Ikorodu.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Lagos State Government has reclaimed encroached portions of Ikorodu GRA Scheme III located at Odonla Lucky Fibre axis of Ikorodu The government has also returned the portions to the original allottees The state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr Idris Salako made the disclosure at the Government House Alausa Ikeja according to a statement by Mr Mukaila Sanusi Deputy Director Public Affairs Unit of the ministry The statement was issued on Thursday in Lagos Salako said that the government dislodged illegal occupants and returned the encroached portions to original allottees who had certificates of occupancy issued by the state s Lands Bureau He said The move is to restore confidence in government schemes give deserved restitution and forestall bastardisation of the scheme Salako said that the government served statutory notices to the encroachers including a stop work order issued on Feb 4 before reclaiming the portions He advised land grabbers to stop in their own interest NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos Govt. returns encroached land to original allottees
     Lagos State Government has reclaimed encroached portions of Ikorodu GRA Scheme III located at Odonla Lucky Fibre axis of Ikorodu The government has also returned the portions to the original allottees The state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr Idris Salako made the disclosure at the Government House Alausa Ikeja according to a statement by Mr Mukaila Sanusi Deputy Director Public Affairs Unit of the ministry The statement was issued on Thursday in Lagos Salako said that the government dislodged illegal occupants and returned the encroached portions to original allottees who had certificates of occupancy issued by the state s Lands Bureau He said The move is to restore confidence in government schemes give deserved restitution and forestall bastardisation of the scheme Salako said that the government served statutory notices to the encroachers including a stop work order issued on Feb 4 before reclaiming the portions He advised land grabbers to stop in their own interest NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos Govt. returns encroached land to original allottees
    General news6 months ago

    Lagos Govt. returns encroached land to original allottees

    Lagos State Government has reclaimed encroached portions of  Ikorodu GRA Scheme III, located at Odonla, Lucky Fibre axis of Ikorodu.

    The government has also returned the portions to the original allottees.

    The state Commissioner for  Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako,  made the disclosure at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, according to a statement by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, Deputy Director, Public Affairs Unit of the ministry.

    The statement was issued on Thursday in Lagos.

    Salako said that the government dislodged illegal occupants and returned the encroached portions to original allottees, who had certificates of occupancy issued by the state’s  Lands Bureau.

    He said.

    “The move is to restore confidence in government schemes, give deserved  restitution and forestall bastardisation of the scheme.” Salako said that the government served  statutory notices to the encroachers, including a stop-work order  issued on Feb.

    4, before reclaiming the portions.

    He advised land grabbers to stop, in their own interest.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The 2022 Enugu State Football League entered the semi final stage Wednesday with four teams billed to trade tackles on July 22 for the final place Flying Angels FC of Uwani Road defeated R and S Lotto of Onitsha 6 5 on penalty shootouts on the last semi final match played at the Rangers International FC training pitch Liberty Estate Enugu Uderika Nwoba put R and S Lotto ahead in the 12th minute before Uzochukwu Ogbabido equalised for Flying Angels in the 68th minute Also Star Plus FC of Ngwo pipped Enugu Angels of Agbani Road 1 0 to reach the next stage with the lone goal from Chidera Pius in the 75th minute Meanwhile Golden Shooters FC of Emene defeated Disdevt In Afrik Academy of GRA Enugu 1 0 on Tuesday Nnaemeka Opah scored the lone goal of the match in the 61st minute after the two teams played out goalless draw into the interval FC Inter of Independence Layout overpowered Giant Brillars FC of New Layout 4 3 in a penalty shootout after a one all draw also on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the semi final paired FC Inter with Golden Shooters while Star Plus will face Flying Angels in the second match that would be played on Friday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu State Football League enters semi final stage
     The 2022 Enugu State Football League entered the semi final stage Wednesday with four teams billed to trade tackles on July 22 for the final place Flying Angels FC of Uwani Road defeated R and S Lotto of Onitsha 6 5 on penalty shootouts on the last semi final match played at the Rangers International FC training pitch Liberty Estate Enugu Uderika Nwoba put R and S Lotto ahead in the 12th minute before Uzochukwu Ogbabido equalised for Flying Angels in the 68th minute Also Star Plus FC of Ngwo pipped Enugu Angels of Agbani Road 1 0 to reach the next stage with the lone goal from Chidera Pius in the 75th minute Meanwhile Golden Shooters FC of Emene defeated Disdevt In Afrik Academy of GRA Enugu 1 0 on Tuesday Nnaemeka Opah scored the lone goal of the match in the 61st minute after the two teams played out goalless draw into the interval FC Inter of Independence Layout overpowered Giant Brillars FC of New Layout 4 3 in a penalty shootout after a one all draw also on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the semi final paired FC Inter with Golden Shooters while Star Plus will face Flying Angels in the second match that would be played on Friday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu State Football League enters semi final stage
    General news6 months ago

    Enugu State Football League enters semi final stage

    The 2022 Enugu State Football League entered the semi final stage Wednesday with four teams billed to trade tackles on July 22 for the final place.

    Flying Angels FC of Uwani Road defeated R and S Lotto of Onitsha 6-5 on penalty shootouts on the last semi final match played at the Rangers International FC training pitch, Liberty Estate, Enugu.

    Uderika Nwoba put R and S Lotto ahead in the 12th minute before Uzochukwu Ogbabido equalised for Flying Angels in the 68th minute.

    Also, Star Plus FC of Ngwo pipped Enugu Angels of Agbani Road 1-0 to reach the next stage with the lone goal from Chidera Pius in the 75th minute.

    Meanwhile, Golden Shooters FC of Emene defeated Disdevt In Afrik Academy of GRA, Enugu 1-0 on Tuesday.

    Nnaemeka Opah scored the lone goal of the match in the 61st minute after the two teams played out goalless draw into the interval.

    FC Inter of Independence Layout overpowered Giant Brillars FC of New Layout 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a one-all draw, also on Tuesday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the semi final paired FC Inter with Golden Shooters, while Star Plus will face Flying Angels in the second match that would be played on Friday.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Medical doctors who performed surgical operation on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to treat a recurrent pain caused by a fracture in his leg have concluded the procedure describing it as successful Osinbajo s Spokesman Mr Laolu Akande posted a statement from the hospital confirming that the vice president had a successful leg surgery on Saturday at the Duchess International Hospital GRA Ikeja Lagos The vice president was admitted to Duchess International Hospital GRA Ikeja Lagos today on account of a fracture of his right femur thigh bone possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors including Dr Wallace Ogufere Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Om Lahoti Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr Babajide Lawson Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Others were Dr Ken Adegoke Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka Consultant Anaesthetist and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu Ogunbi Consultant Physician and Medical Director The operation was successful and Osinbajo is expected to be discharged within the next few days Dosunmu Ogunbi said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbanjo’s surgical procedure successful–Medics
     Medical doctors who performed surgical operation on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to treat a recurrent pain caused by a fracture in his leg have concluded the procedure describing it as successful Osinbajo s Spokesman Mr Laolu Akande posted a statement from the hospital confirming that the vice president had a successful leg surgery on Saturday at the Duchess International Hospital GRA Ikeja Lagos The vice president was admitted to Duchess International Hospital GRA Ikeja Lagos today on account of a fracture of his right femur thigh bone possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors including Dr Wallace Ogufere Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Om Lahoti Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr Babajide Lawson Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Others were Dr Ken Adegoke Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka Consultant Anaesthetist and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu Ogunbi Consultant Physician and Medical Director The operation was successful and Osinbajo is expected to be discharged within the next few days Dosunmu Ogunbi said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Osinbanjo’s surgical procedure successful–Medics
    General news7 months ago

    Osinbanjo’s surgical procedure successful–Medics

    Medical doctors, who performed surgical operation on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, to treat a recurrent pain caused by a fracture in his leg have concluded the procedure, describing it as successful.

    Osinbajo’s Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, posted a statement from the hospital confirming that the vice-president had a successful leg surgery on Saturday at the Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

    “The vice-president was admitted to Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.

    “He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr Wallace Ogufere, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Om Lahoti, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr Babajide Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

    “Others were Dr Ken Adegoke, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka, Consultant Anaesthetist and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, Consultant Physician and Medical Director.

    “The operation was successful and Osinbajo is expected to be discharged within the next few days,” Dosunmu-Ogunbi said.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Police in Edo on Tuesday disclosed that they shot and killed a notorious armed robbery suspect recovered one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges in a gun duel in Benin This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO ASP Jennifer Iwegbu in Benin Iwegbu said the operation followed a distress call to the Divisional Police officer in charge of Ugbor division that there was an ongoing armed robbery operation along Abuja quarters by Benson Idahosa University Ugbor GRA Benin The DPO personally led operatives to the scene with the aim to arrest the suspects On arrival at the scene the suspects on sighting the police engaged them in a gun duel However the superior fire power from the police operatives neutralised one of the suspected armed robbers Items recovered from the suspect included one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges She said that effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police kill armed robbery suspect, recover pump action gun in Benin
     The Police in Edo on Tuesday disclosed that they shot and killed a notorious armed robbery suspect recovered one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges in a gun duel in Benin This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO ASP Jennifer Iwegbu in Benin Iwegbu said the operation followed a distress call to the Divisional Police officer in charge of Ugbor division that there was an ongoing armed robbery operation along Abuja quarters by Benson Idahosa University Ugbor GRA Benin The DPO personally led operatives to the scene with the aim to arrest the suspects On arrival at the scene the suspects on sighting the police engaged them in a gun duel However the superior fire power from the police operatives neutralised one of the suspected armed robbers Items recovered from the suspect included one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges She said that effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police kill armed robbery suspect, recover pump action gun in Benin
    Defence/Security7 months ago

    Police kill armed robbery suspect, recover pump action gun in Benin

    The Police in Edo, on Tuesday disclosed that they shot and killed a notorious armed robbery suspect, recovered one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges in a gun duel in Benin.

     

     

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, in Benin.

     

    Iwegbu said the operation followed a distress call to the Divisional Police officer in charge of Ugbor division that there was an ongoing armed robbery operation along Abuja quarters by Benson Idahosa University, Ugbor GRA, Benin.

     

    “The DPO personally led operatives to the scene with the aim to arrest the suspects.

     

    “On arrival at the scene, the suspects on sighting the police, engaged them in a gun duel.

    “However, the superior fire power from the police operatives neutralised one of the suspected armed robbers.”

     

    Items recovered from the suspect included one pump action gun and 5 live cartridges.

     

    She said that effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing gang members.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Edo Government has embarked on massive clearing of bushes in public places across Benin the capital city of the state The state Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability Jonathan Lawani told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the exercise was aimed at achieving a clean and healthy environment According to him government wishes to take a lead in ensuring bushes in both public and private places in the state are cleared as the rains get intensified As they say that leadership is by example What we are doing today is to pass a message that cleanliness is next to Godliness and for this rainy season we must ensure we clear our environment We know rain comes with grasses growing everywhere with its effect of flood erosion and bushes in our surroundings We take the initiative to show to the people of Edo that we can do it by maintaining cleaning and healthy environment by clearing the grasses in our environment to ensure Edo State becomes a clean state for all This is a continuous exercise all through the season of rain For private places our health and safety officers are going round to serve abatement notice to those who are not clearing the front of their premises We are clearing public places that are government facilities and the roads across the city I believe you went to Uselu road all through to University of Benin and the surroundings in the GRA he said Lawani an engineer noted the ministry had directed a similar exercise in all local government areas in the state through the appropriate ministry and organs of government As part of the initiative we are going to be championing the cleanest city or cleanest local government in Edo state We want to start it during this rainy season so it becomes a culture and part of our activities on a yearly basis the commissioner said He also urged the public to ensure proper waste disposal planting of grasses flowers and trees during the season to mitigate the effect of climate change in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo Govt. begins clearing of bushes in public places
     Edo Government has embarked on massive clearing of bushes in public places across Benin the capital city of the state The state Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability Jonathan Lawani told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the exercise was aimed at achieving a clean and healthy environment According to him government wishes to take a lead in ensuring bushes in both public and private places in the state are cleared as the rains get intensified As they say that leadership is by example What we are doing today is to pass a message that cleanliness is next to Godliness and for this rainy season we must ensure we clear our environment We know rain comes with grasses growing everywhere with its effect of flood erosion and bushes in our surroundings We take the initiative to show to the people of Edo that we can do it by maintaining cleaning and healthy environment by clearing the grasses in our environment to ensure Edo State becomes a clean state for all This is a continuous exercise all through the season of rain For private places our health and safety officers are going round to serve abatement notice to those who are not clearing the front of their premises We are clearing public places that are government facilities and the roads across the city I believe you went to Uselu road all through to University of Benin and the surroundings in the GRA he said Lawani an engineer noted the ministry had directed a similar exercise in all local government areas in the state through the appropriate ministry and organs of government As part of the initiative we are going to be championing the cleanest city or cleanest local government in Edo state We want to start it during this rainy season so it becomes a culture and part of our activities on a yearly basis the commissioner said He also urged the public to ensure proper waste disposal planting of grasses flowers and trees during the season to mitigate the effect of climate change in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo Govt. begins clearing of bushes in public places
    Environment7 months ago

    Edo Govt. begins clearing of bushes in public places

    Edo Government has embarked on massive clearing of bushes in public places across Benin, the capital city of the state.

    The state Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Jonathan Lawani, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the exercise was aimed at achieving a clean and healthy environment.

    According to him, government wishes to take a lead in ensuring bushes in both public and private places in the state are cleared as the rains get intensified.

    “As they say that leadership is by example. What we are doing today is to pass a message that cleanliness is next to Godliness, and for this rainy season, we must ensure we clear our environment.

    “We know rain comes with grasses growing everywhere with its effect of flood, erosion and bushes in our surroundings.

    “We take the initiative to show to the people of Edo that we can do it by maintaining cleaning and healthy environment by clearing the grasses in our environment to ensure Edo State becomes a clean state for all.

    “This is a continuous exercise all through the season of rain. For private places, our health and safety officers are going round to serve abatement notice to those who are not clearing the front of their premises.

    “We are clearing public places that are government facilities and the roads across the city. I believe you went to Uselu road all through, to University of Benin and the surroundings in the GRA,” he said.

    Lawani, an engineer, noted the ministry had directed a similar exercise in all local government areas in the state through the appropriate ministry and organs of government.

    “As part of the initiative, we are going to be championing the  cleanest city or cleanest local government in Edo state.

    “We want to start it during this rainy season, so it becomes a culture and part of our activities on a yearly basis,” the commissioner said.

    He also urged the public to ensure proper waste disposal, planting of grasses, flowers and trees during the season to mitigate the effect of climate change in the state.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Irked by the large scale destruction caused by perennial flood state governments in the North East region have scaled up sensitisation activities as part of a renewed campaign to control the menace in the region Some of the stakeholders in the environment sector who spoke in Adamawa Bauchi Borno Gombe and Yobe said the campaign was imperative to create awareness on the dangers and preventing measures of flood The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA in its 2022 Annual Flood Outlook AFO predicted flooding in parts of the country The agency indicated that flash flood triggered by high intensity rainfall would be recorded in the Northeast region In Adamawa the State Emergency Management Agency ADSEMA has recommended relocation of communities in the riverine areas to higher grounds to avert flood save lives and property The Executive Secretary of the Agency Dr Muhammad Suleiman said the AFO predicted flood in nine of the 20 local government areas in the state He listed the areas to include Yola North Yola South Lamurde Demsa Numan Guyuk Fufore Song and Gombi According to him five LGAs are being placed under high probability while four others will experience minimal flood He said the Agency had extended its outreach in flood prone areas to educate the people on the need for them to relocate to safer areas Suleiman said the Agency also identified upland areas to fast track effective response evacuation and resettlement of the affected communities He said SEMA was working in collaboration with sister agencies to enhance response to emergencies and urged residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to check perennial flood Also Mr Mohammed Ahmed General Manager Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency GOSEPA said proactive measures had been employed to mitigate the impact of flood in the state He said the Agency had conducted desilt exercise to clear drains in flood prone areas adding that the measure was necessary to mitigate the environmental impact of the disaster We have evacuated dirt and sand in drains to ensure that they are empty to take only water during raining season He said the Agency accorded pririoty to drain and waste clearance to ensure free flow of water from residential areas Similarly Dr Muhammad Goje SEMA s Executive Secretary in Yobe said government had mobilised resources to scale up its preparedness against flood and other disasters He said Gov Mai Mala Buni had directed the agency to replenish its manpower and equipments to facilitate effective response to emergencies He said the agency was creating awareness in major towns and red flag locations to promote sanitation and good environmental habit In the same vein some residents of Maiduguri in Borno had embarked on drain and waste clearance to control flood in the area Maiduguri and its environs had experienced perennial flooding caused by rainfall due to lack of drains and blockage of water ways in the metropolis The residents through communal effort conducted drain clearance exercise at GRA Gwange Bolori and Polo areas of Maiduguri Mr Bako Muhammed a resident said the exercise was necessary to control flood due to indiscreminate dumping of waste and blockage of waterways Drain clearance exercise will allow easy flow of water and control flooding he said Babagoni Umar an official of the Borno State Environment Protection Agency blamed the flood to negative attitude of the residents toward the environment He said the state government had embarked on drain construction projects to address the disaster Also Mr Augustine Bangshak Progress Officer Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA Bauchi Field Office attributed flood on highways to installation of service cables on road ends He said the installation were not done properly which exposed the roads to flood adding that rain water covered the area where the cables laid thereby eroded the embankments and the roads submerged by flood At culverts and bridge locations there is erosion caused by poor laying of the service cables This resulted to increase in the flood disasters in the state he said He further urged the contractors handling cable installations to desist from destroying road shoulders and embankments to avert flooding On his part Mr Adamu Nayola Director Planning Research and Strategies Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency SEMA said the agency had set up emergency management committees to educate the people on the disaster across the 20 LGAs of the state He said the committees were educating the people on how to mitigate the adverse effects of flood According to him the Agency is working in collaboration with media and other stakeholders to disseminate information on flood outlook and how to prevent it For his part Philip Jakpor Director Programmes Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa CAPPA an NGO said flood are caused by climate change and human induced activities CAPPA is working to address challenges and abuse of natural resources environment and people through the promotion of corporate and state policies as well as environmental best practices He said the world has been experiencing unusual rain patterns due to climate change which resulted to flood in urban and rural areas The environmentalist attributed perennial flooding to lack of vegetation drains and poor urban planning in Bauchi State He said flood disaster could be control by ensuring effective mitigation of climate change through tree planting reforestation and construction of drains in the communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    N/East state governments scale up sensitisation on flood control
     Irked by the large scale destruction caused by perennial flood state governments in the North East region have scaled up sensitisation activities as part of a renewed campaign to control the menace in the region Some of the stakeholders in the environment sector who spoke in Adamawa Bauchi Borno Gombe and Yobe said the campaign was imperative to create awareness on the dangers and preventing measures of flood The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency NIHSA in its 2022 Annual Flood Outlook AFO predicted flooding in parts of the country The agency indicated that flash flood triggered by high intensity rainfall would be recorded in the Northeast region In Adamawa the State Emergency Management Agency ADSEMA has recommended relocation of communities in the riverine areas to higher grounds to avert flood save lives and property The Executive Secretary of the Agency Dr Muhammad Suleiman said the AFO predicted flood in nine of the 20 local government areas in the state He listed the areas to include Yola North Yola South Lamurde Demsa Numan Guyuk Fufore Song and Gombi According to him five LGAs are being placed under high probability while four others will experience minimal flood He said the Agency had extended its outreach in flood prone areas to educate the people on the need for them to relocate to safer areas Suleiman said the Agency also identified upland areas to fast track effective response evacuation and resettlement of the affected communities He said SEMA was working in collaboration with sister agencies to enhance response to emergencies and urged residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to check perennial flood Also Mr Mohammed Ahmed General Manager Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency GOSEPA said proactive measures had been employed to mitigate the impact of flood in the state He said the Agency had conducted desilt exercise to clear drains in flood prone areas adding that the measure was necessary to mitigate the environmental impact of the disaster We have evacuated dirt and sand in drains to ensure that they are empty to take only water during raining season He said the Agency accorded pririoty to drain and waste clearance to ensure free flow of water from residential areas Similarly Dr Muhammad Goje SEMA s Executive Secretary in Yobe said government had mobilised resources to scale up its preparedness against flood and other disasters He said Gov Mai Mala Buni had directed the agency to replenish its manpower and equipments to facilitate effective response to emergencies He said the agency was creating awareness in major towns and red flag locations to promote sanitation and good environmental habit In the same vein some residents of Maiduguri in Borno had embarked on drain and waste clearance to control flood in the area Maiduguri and its environs had experienced perennial flooding caused by rainfall due to lack of drains and blockage of water ways in the metropolis The residents through communal effort conducted drain clearance exercise at GRA Gwange Bolori and Polo areas of Maiduguri Mr Bako Muhammed a resident said the exercise was necessary to control flood due to indiscreminate dumping of waste and blockage of waterways Drain clearance exercise will allow easy flow of water and control flooding he said Babagoni Umar an official of the Borno State Environment Protection Agency blamed the flood to negative attitude of the residents toward the environment He said the state government had embarked on drain construction projects to address the disaster Also Mr Augustine Bangshak Progress Officer Federal Road Maintenance Agency FERMA Bauchi Field Office attributed flood on highways to installation of service cables on road ends He said the installation were not done properly which exposed the roads to flood adding that rain water covered the area where the cables laid thereby eroded the embankments and the roads submerged by flood At culverts and bridge locations there is erosion caused by poor laying of the service cables This resulted to increase in the flood disasters in the state he said He further urged the contractors handling cable installations to desist from destroying road shoulders and embankments to avert flooding On his part Mr Adamu Nayola Director Planning Research and Strategies Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency SEMA said the agency had set up emergency management committees to educate the people on the disaster across the 20 LGAs of the state He said the committees were educating the people on how to mitigate the adverse effects of flood According to him the Agency is working in collaboration with media and other stakeholders to disseminate information on flood outlook and how to prevent it For his part Philip Jakpor Director Programmes Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa CAPPA an NGO said flood are caused by climate change and human induced activities CAPPA is working to address challenges and abuse of natural resources environment and people through the promotion of corporate and state policies as well as environmental best practices He said the world has been experiencing unusual rain patterns due to climate change which resulted to flood in urban and rural areas The environmentalist attributed perennial flooding to lack of vegetation drains and poor urban planning in Bauchi State He said flood disaster could be control by ensuring effective mitigation of climate change through tree planting reforestation and construction of drains in the communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    N/East state governments scale up sensitisation on flood control
    Environment7 months ago

    N/East state governments scale up sensitisation on flood control

    Irked by the large scale destruction caused by perennial flood, state governments in the North-East region have scaled up sensitisation activities as part of a renewed campaign to control the menace in the region. Some of the stakeholders in the environment sector who spoke in Adamawa,  Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, said the campaign was imperative to create awareness on the dangers and preventing measures of flood. The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in its 2022 Annual Flood Outlook  (AFO) predicted flooding in parts of the country. The agency indicated that flash flood triggered by high-intensity rainfall would be recorded in the Northeast region. In Adamawa, the State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) has recommended relocation of communities in the riverine areas to higher grounds to avert flood, save lives and property. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Muhammad Suleiman, said the AFO predicted flood in nine of the 20 local government areas in the state. He listed the areas to include Yola-North; Yola-South, Lamurde, Demsa, Numan, Guyuk, Fufore, Song and Gombi. According to him, five LGAs are being placed under high probability while four others will experience minimal flood. He said the Agency had extended its outreach in flood prone areas to educate the people on the need for them to relocate to safer areas. Suleiman said the Agency also identified upland areas to fast track effective response, evacuation and resettlement of the affected communities. He said SEMA was working in collaboration with sister agencies to enhance response to emergencies, and urged residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to check perennial flood. Also, Mr Mohammed Ahmed, General Manager, Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency (GOSEPA), said proactive measures had been employed to mitigate the impact of flood in the state. He said the Agency had conducted desilt exercise to clear drains in flood prone areas, adding that the measure was necessary to mitigate the environmental impact of the disaster. “We have evacuated dirt and sand in drains to ensure that they are empty to take only water during raining season.” He said the Agency accorded pririoty to drain and waste clearance to ensure free flow of water from residential areas. Similarly, Dr Muhammad Goje, SEMA’s Executive Secretary in Yobe, said government had mobilised resources to scale up its preparedness against flood and other disasters. He said Gov. Mai Mala Buni had directed the agency to replenish its manpower and equipments, to facilitate effective response to emergencies. He said the agency was creating awareness in major towns and red flag locations to promote sanitation and good environmental habit. In the same vein, some residents of Maiduguri in Borno had embarked on drain and waste clearance to control flood in the area. Maiduguri and its environs had experienced perennial flooding caused by rainfall due to lack of drains and blockage of water ways in the metropolis. The residents through communal effort conducted drain clearance exercise at GRA, Gwange, Bolori and Polo areas of Maiduguri. Mr Bako Muhammed, a resident, said the exercise was necessary to control flood due to indiscreminate dumping of waste and blockage of waterways. “Drain clearance exercise will allow easy flow of water and control flooding.” he said. Babagoni Umar, an official of the Borno State Environment Protection Agency, blamed the flood to negative attitude of the residents toward the environment. He said the state government had embarked on drain construction projects to address the disaster. Also, Mr Augustine Bangshak, Progress Officer, Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Bauchi Field Office, attributed flood on highways to installation of service cables on road ends.

    He said the installation were not done properly which exposed the roads to flood, adding that rain water covered the area where the cables laid thereby eroded the embankments and the roads submerged by flood.

    “At culverts and bridge locations, there is erosion caused by poor laying of the service cables.

    “This resulted to increase in the flood disasters in the state,” he said.

    He further urged the contractors handling cable installations to desist from destroying road shoulders and embankments to avert flooding.

    On his part , Mr Adamu Nayola,  Director, Planning Research and Strategies, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said the agency had set up emergency management committees to educate the people on the disaster across the 20 LGAs of the state.

    He said the committees were educating the people on how to mitigate the adverse effects of flood.

    According to him, the Agency is working in collaboration with media and other stakeholders to disseminate information on flood outlook and how to prevent it.

    For his part, Philip Jakpor, Director, Programmes, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), an NGO, said flood are caused by climate change and human induced activities.

    CAPPA is working to address challenges and abuse of natural resources, environment and people through the promotion of corporate and state policies as well as environmental best practices.

    He said the world has been experiencing unusual rain patterns due to climate change which resulted to flood in urban and rural areas.

    The environmentalist attributed perennial flooding to lack of vegetation, drains and poor urban planning in Bauchi State.

    He said flood disaster could be control by ensuring effective mitigation of climate change through tree planting, reforestation and construction of drains in the communities. (

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company EEDC and MOJEC International Ltd have partnered to close the metering gap in Enugu with the implementation of the Mobile Meter Asset Provider MAP programme The mobile MAP metering programme ensures prepaid meters are installed same day once a reimbursable payment is made after customer s provision of means of identification and electricity bill Flagging off the programme on Sunday in Jubilee Estate Enugu the Managing Director of EEDC Mr Praveen Chorghade said that MAP was a metering intervention initiative introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Chorghade said that the MAP metering allows meter manufacturers and meter vendors to meter customers while they pay for the meters According to him it is however designed in a way that customers will be reimbursed with the cost of the meter through energy credit over a 36 installment period The need to close the existing metering gap in our network has necessitated our partnering MOJEC International Ltd in our quest to ramp up our metering efforts and move away from the estimated billing and direct connection The introduction of this mobile MAP metering is a clear innovative improvement on the usual MAP meter process which takes up to 10 working days to meter a customer and cut down the process to an Instant Meter Programme to enable EEDC to serve the customers with meter at your door step We have therefore selected two locations in Enugu for the pilot of this exercise and we intend to extend the same to other locations within our coverage area as a conscious way of migrating more of our customers from the estimated billing to the metered platform Today we are at the Jubilee Estate to meter our customers residing at Upper Chime Avenue New Haven and Premier Layout and it will last till June 29 Similarly from June 30 to July 2 we shall be at the Trade Fair Complex Gate to meter customers of GRA Onitsha Road Feeder and Golf Estate All that the customers need to do to initiate the metering process is to simply present a copy of their bill and a valid means of identification pay for the meter and once payment is confirmed the meters will be installed for them the same day The Single phase meter goes for N63 061 27 while the Three phase meter is N117 910 69 These prices are all inclusive of VAT he said Speaking the Group Managing Director of MOJEC International Ltd Ms Chantelle Abdul said that the company produces three million meters annual and was ready to close the metering gap in the South East Abdul said We are committed technically and financially to make this happen through the innovative Mobile MAP metering programme that have started in Enugu and will be spreading in the entire South East EEDC remains a leading DisCo in provision of meters to its customers in the country and we commend the board and management of EEDC for being committed in ensuring Nigerians especially people of South East are metered The Chairman of Electricity Committee of Jubilee Estate Chief Dubem Okoye thanked EEDC and MOJEC for making access to prepaid meters stress free protocol free and timely for residents of the estate and its environs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EEDC, MOJEC partner to extend Mobile MAP metering in Enugu
     The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company EEDC and MOJEC International Ltd have partnered to close the metering gap in Enugu with the implementation of the Mobile Meter Asset Provider MAP programme The mobile MAP metering programme ensures prepaid meters are installed same day once a reimbursable payment is made after customer s provision of means of identification and electricity bill Flagging off the programme on Sunday in Jubilee Estate Enugu the Managing Director of EEDC Mr Praveen Chorghade said that MAP was a metering intervention initiative introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Chorghade said that the MAP metering allows meter manufacturers and meter vendors to meter customers while they pay for the meters According to him it is however designed in a way that customers will be reimbursed with the cost of the meter through energy credit over a 36 installment period The need to close the existing metering gap in our network has necessitated our partnering MOJEC International Ltd in our quest to ramp up our metering efforts and move away from the estimated billing and direct connection The introduction of this mobile MAP metering is a clear innovative improvement on the usual MAP meter process which takes up to 10 working days to meter a customer and cut down the process to an Instant Meter Programme to enable EEDC to serve the customers with meter at your door step We have therefore selected two locations in Enugu for the pilot of this exercise and we intend to extend the same to other locations within our coverage area as a conscious way of migrating more of our customers from the estimated billing to the metered platform Today we are at the Jubilee Estate to meter our customers residing at Upper Chime Avenue New Haven and Premier Layout and it will last till June 29 Similarly from June 30 to July 2 we shall be at the Trade Fair Complex Gate to meter customers of GRA Onitsha Road Feeder and Golf Estate All that the customers need to do to initiate the metering process is to simply present a copy of their bill and a valid means of identification pay for the meter and once payment is confirmed the meters will be installed for them the same day The Single phase meter goes for N63 061 27 while the Three phase meter is N117 910 69 These prices are all inclusive of VAT he said Speaking the Group Managing Director of MOJEC International Ltd Ms Chantelle Abdul said that the company produces three million meters annual and was ready to close the metering gap in the South East Abdul said We are committed technically and financially to make this happen through the innovative Mobile MAP metering programme that have started in Enugu and will be spreading in the entire South East EEDC remains a leading DisCo in provision of meters to its customers in the country and we commend the board and management of EEDC for being committed in ensuring Nigerians especially people of South East are metered The Chairman of Electricity Committee of Jubilee Estate Chief Dubem Okoye thanked EEDC and MOJEC for making access to prepaid meters stress free protocol free and timely for residents of the estate and its environs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EEDC, MOJEC partner to extend Mobile MAP metering in Enugu
    Economy7 months ago

    EEDC, MOJEC partner to extend Mobile MAP metering in Enugu

    The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and MOJEC International Ltd. have partnered to close the metering gap in Enugu with the implementation of the Mobile Meter Asset Provider( MAP) programme.

    The mobile MAP metering programme ensures prepaid meters are installed same day once a reimbursable payment is made after customer’s provision of means of identification and electricity bill.

     

    Flagging off the programme on Sunday in Jubilee Estate, Enugu, the Managing Director of EEDC, Mr Praveen Chorghade, said that MAP was a metering intervention initiative introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

     

    Chorghade said that the MAP metering allows meter manufacturers and meter vendors to meter customers while they pay for the meters.

     

    According to him, it is however designed in a way that customers will be reimbursed with the cost of the meter through energy credit, over a 36-installment period.

     

    “The need to close the existing metering gap in our network has necessitated our partnering MOJEC International Ltd. in our quest to ramp up our metering efforts and move away from the estimated billing and direct connection.

     

    “The introduction of this mobile MAP metering is a clear innovative improvement on the usual MAP meter process which takes up to 10 working days to meter a customer and cut down the process to an ‘Instant Meter Programme’, to enable EEDC to serve the customers with ‘meter at your door step’.

     

    “We have, therefore selected two locations in Enugu for the pilot of this exercise and we intend to extend the same to other locations within our coverage area, as a conscious way of migrating more of our customers from the estimated billing to the metered platform.

     

    “Today, we are at the Jubilee Estate to meter our customers residing at Upper Chime Avenue, New Haven and Premier Layout, and it will last till June 29.

     

    “Similarly, from June 30 to July 2, we shall be at the Trade Fair Complex Gate to meter customers of GRA Onitsha Road Feeder and Golf Estate.

     

    “All that the customers need to do to initiate the metering process is to simply present a copy of their bill and a valid means of identification, pay for the meter and once payment is confirmed, the meters will be installed for them the same day.

     

    “The Single-phase meter goes for N63, 061.27; while the Three-phase meter is N117, 910.69. These prices are all-inclusive of VAT,” he said.

     

    Speaking, the Group Managing Director of MOJEC International Ltd., Ms Chantelle Abdul, said that the company produces three million meters annual and was ready to close the metering gap in the South-East.

     

    Abdul said: “We are committed technically and financially to make this happen through the innovative Mobile MAP metering programme that have started in Enugu and will be spreading in the entire South-East.

     

    “EEDC remains a leading DisCo in provision of meters to its customers in the country and we commend the board and management of EEDC for being committed in ensuring Nigerians especially people of South-East are metered.”

     

    The Chairman of Electricity Committee of Jubilee Estate, Chief Dubem Okoye, thanked EEDC and MOJEC for making access to prepaid meters stress-free, protocol-free and timely for residents of the estate and its environs. (

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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