Ikeja Electric bridging metering gap, reducing estimated billing with meter roll-out

In its bid to deliver the yearnings of customers, Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc, has intensified the roll-out of prepaid meters to further close the metering gap within its network. While abiding by the regulator’s guideline which states that all customers have a right to a properly installed and functional meter, and un-metered customer should be issued with electricity bills strictly based on NERC’s estimated billing methodology, the DisCo emphasized that it is also poised to reduce estimated billing with the deployment of prepaid meters. The…

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BREAKING News: FG charges Ekweremadu, Akpan over non- declaring assets

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s attempt to be Vice President to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the run-up to 2019 presidential election under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may have hit the Ogbunike cave in Ogidi, Anambra State, following fresh charges brought against him by the Federal Government. the Deputy Senate President and Senator Bassey Akpan, who represents Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, have been charged with offences bordering on their alleged refusal and negligence to declare their assets to the Special Presidential Investigation…

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Agbani Darego announces birth of her babyboy

One month after giving birth to her baby-boy child, the 2001 Miss world winner Agbani Darego, has just announced the birth of her son, on social media. The Nigerian model and beauty queen wrote on her page and posted a picture of her cradling her tummy while she was pregnant. She wrote: #Joylikeariver ❣ #babydanjuma It’s only been a month with my baby boy, and it has been nothing short of amazing… my heart has never been so full! Mommy, Daddy and Baby Danjuma are doing great, and are thankful…

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USAID increases support for good governance, health in Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced additional development assistance to support achieving the development goals outlined in the bilateral Development Objectives Assistance Agreement between the U.S. and Nigerian governments signed in 2015. Of the new funding, $25 million will strengthen good governance by supporting state governments’ efforts to bolster Nigeria’s Open Government Partnership commitments to improve transparency and fight corruption.  An additional $1.5 million will support a healthier, more educated population in targeted states through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), for a total…

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Power Supply: Consumers demand debt rebate months after prepaid meter deployment

Following the deployment of thousands of prepaid meters by Ikeja Electric (IE) to its customers in Shomolu area of Lagos to further close the metering gap, some customers have appealed to the electricity distribution company to offer debt forgiveness on their accumulated outstanding. Hitherto, the customers had lamented the burden of excessive and outrageous billing by the company, hence sought for pre-paid meters. This made IE to deploy over 1,500 prepaid meters to the community recently. However, some communities in Shomolu are yet to migrate from the analogue meters or…

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South East divides over VP slot

There are palpable wars of attrition in South East zone of the country over the slot of Vice President seat allotted to the zone. The fight to the finish is between the five states of the zone, who are claiming the right to produce the VP to Atiku Abubakar. Peoples Democratic Party, PDP immediately after their successful convention in Port-harcourt where they elected their flagbearer, allotted the ticket to the zone to compensate them for their support for the party. Even as the zone is trying to figure out itself…

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Minimum Wage: Civil Servants lay ambush

Nigerian workers are no longer losing sleep over the seeming reluctance of the authorities to approve and commence the payment of the minimum wage. They have rather resorted to fate and to lay ambush for the vote seekers in 2019. According to some of the civil servants who spoke to Daily Mandate on grounds of anonymity, it was very obvious that the authorities were not serious about the minimum wage. “Just a few months to the expiration of this administration, it is still romancing with the minimum wage imbroglio. What…

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2019: Obasanjo adamant on not supporting Atiku

All entreaties from Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, to plead with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to support his former Vice-President, seems to have hit the rock as a source has claimed that the  Former president, Obasanjo, has rejected persuasions from his kinsmen to back the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party’s flag-bearer, Atiku Abubakar. Recall that on Tuesday, the Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere led by Ayo Adebanjo, including Senator Femi Okurounmu, Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, among others met with the former president on it was gathered that they arrived at the…

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