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The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Enugu of a planned outage by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) scheduled to take place on 4th November, 2023.  The outage is to enable the TCN engineers carry out maintenance on their T1A 150MVA Power Transfomer at the their New Haven Station, Enugu.   This exercise will affect our Kingsway Line 1&2 33KV, New Haven 33KV, Government House 33KV, Independence Layout 33KV, and New NNPC 33KV feeders.  Consequently, electricity supply to our customers in parts of Emene, entire 9th Mile and sorrounding communities, New Haven, Independence Layout, Coal City garden, GRA, Golf, areas behind Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), State CID, Okpara Avenue, Station Road, Colliary, Constitution Road, Railway/Good shed, Western Avenue, Bank Avenue, Ridge Way, Club Road, Kingsway Way Raod, Enugu Secratariate, Red Cross and Court Avenue, Abakaliki Road, Ogui Junction, Zoo Estate, Old Government Lod


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Imo State that the loss of supply currently being experienced is as a result of the industrial action by the organised labour union in Imo State. This led to the union shutting down our source of supply at Egbu Transmission Station, leaving us with no energy to distribute to our customers.  As a result of this development, the whole of Imo State is without electricity supply.  We appreciate the inconveniences this situation must have caused our customers, and we hope that the issue will be resolved soon.  Be assured that we are on standby to restore supply once the industrial action is called off.  EEDC is committed to improving on its processes and delivering improved services to her esteemed customers.

Trade Minister, Uzoka Anite Backs Uzodinma's Re-election Bid

The second term bid of Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has received a major boost as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite has thrown her weight behind him, declaring that there is not vacancy at the Douglas House Imo state seat of government until 2027. Uzoka-Anite, in a statement  noted that Governor Uzodimma has performed beyond expectations in his sterling delivery of the dividends of democracy to Imolites. She also said that the governor has paid keen attention to key areas of the economy with a main focus on infrastructural renewal, housing, road construction, urbanization. Other areas that Uzodimma has done well, according to the Minister, are health sector rehabilitation, youth and women empowerment, security, employment and Job creation, digitization of the economy, civil servants’ welfare, education, and a whole lot of other areas of the economy. She also noted that the re-election Uzodimma would further set in motion the s

Breaking: First Niger Bridge on Fire

Tragedy struck 1 hour ago as the historic First Niger Bridge in Onitsha sparked off in fire. This is due to careless driving from a driver with fuel tanker, causing a massive explosion that is presently rocking the bridge, NIGERIAN NOTCH reports. The incident is currently sending shockwaves through the region, as  Onitsha and its surroundings at the moment is in thick smoke coming from the inferno. The First Niger Bridge, a vital link connecting the eastern and western regions of Nigeria, the bridge fell victim to the relentless flames, resulting in severe transportation disruptions and heightened safety concerns at the moment Eyewitnesses reports have it that the horrifying moment the fuel tanker erupted in flames, unleashing massive fire that rapidly devoured the bridge’s structure. The ensuing chaos prompted locals to evacuate the area, while emergency services mobilized to bring the situation under control.

Rivers Lawmakers Plot Separate Impeachments against Gov Fubara

The political war in Rivers State took a an alarming dimension yesterday as members of the state House of Assembly initiated impeachment moves along partisan lines, with Speaker of the House, Martins Amaewhule; his deputy, Dumle Maol, and Chief Judge of the State, Justice Samuel Chibuzor Amadi, as the first casualties of the impasse.  However eight members of the state legislature loyal to Governor Siminalayi Fubara impeached the Speaker and his deputy. Not satisfied, the eight lawmakers suspended the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Amadi, and directed the governor to appoint an Acting Chief Judge for the state. In a counter attack, 24 members of the state assembly loyal to FCT minister and immediate past governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, same yesterday signed a notice of impeachment against Governor Fubara. Meanwhile, the eight lawmakers who sat in one of the buildings in Government House, Port Harcourt, elected the impeached Leader of the House, Edison Ehie, as the ne

Akpabio Advocates Increased Revenue Generation To Tackle Economic Challenges

To engender all-round development and economic prosperity in the country, concerted efforts must be deployed to remove Nigeria from the shackles of a mono-economy. This, according to the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, will be done through government's committed focus to other chains of the economy like agriculture, solid minerals, and other revenue generating nets to boost the GDP and rescue the country from its hyper-inflation situation. Akpabio stated in his remarks at the 2023 Convocation Ceremony of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILDS)/University of Benin Post-graduate Programmes. Represented by Senator Muhammad Sani Musa, representing Niger East Senatorial District, the President of the Senate noted that the direction of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to shoring up the revenue base of the country is the way to go to realise the yearnings of the people.  He also reassured the commitment of the 10th National Assembly to developin

Breaking: Prof Ben Nwabueze is dead

The erstwhile Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Professor Ben Nwabueze, SAN, is dead. Born in 1931, in Atani, Anambra State, Prof Nwabueze before his death was a Constitutional lawyer. Nwabueze died on Sunday evening in his home, sources close to this Newspaper reveled Details later:

Federal Govt, Labour Meet On Palliatives Today

The organised labour will today meet with representatives of the federal government to discuss the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  signed by both parties in respect of palliatives measures for fuel subsidy removal. The meeting is expected to evaluate the implementation level of the 12-point MoU signed on October 2, 2023, as the 30-day implementation window given by the organised labour comes to an end this week. Last week, the Labour Centre threatened a fresh strike after accusing the minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, of breaching item 6 of the MoU and the ratified agreement by taking sides with a faction in a move to address the crisis rocking the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). But the minister has since refuted the allegation, describing it as unfounded. Although today’s meeting is at the instance of the chief of staff to the president, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, NLC national president, Comrade Joe A


.....Tasks beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity offered by Government Bigly Oil & Gas Services, an authorised revenue collection agency and partners of the Anambra Internal Revenue Service, has applauded the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, about his quest to break the poverty cycle in the State with the 1Youth 2Skills Initiative,the first of its kind in Anambra state Recall that Governor Soludo, in an unprecedented feat, empowered 5000 Anambra youths with the sum of 2.5Billion Naira and in the process churned out 5000 job creators in a massive human capital development drive recently.  Following this development, Bigly Oil & Gas, a strong believer in the capacity of Prof Soludo's administration, commended the Governor for making sure that Anambra Youths have not only been taught how to fish, but also given fishes to make themselves better.  Speaking to journalists in Awka, Bigly Oil & Gas, through their Public

Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi election will be conducted without interference — Ribadu

Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi election will be conducted without interference — Ribadu The National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, has assured Nigerians that Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi off-cycle governorship elections would be conducted without any form of interference. Ribadu stated this at the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting on Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections held on Friday at the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in Abuja. He said that the security agencies would work with INEC to ensure that the election was free, fair and credible. “We want to give assurance to Nigerians that this election will be even better than what we have had in the past. This election is going to be free and fair. “This election will be without interference. This election is going to be without violence. This election is going to be credible. “It is going to be litmus test for us. Three important states, one in the North-Central, one

Nigerian women arrested with drugs worth N63m in India

Two Nigerian women, Adaeze Jaye, 43, and Success Chamika, 23, have been arrested with drugs worth over N63m in Rajasthan, India.   Pushkar police arrested the two women with a total of 65 grams of Mephedrone (MD) and a cash of Rs 65,000 cash  late on Friday, October 27, 2023.  Police in a statement on Saturday, said Rs 65,000 cash, and a digital wave machine were also seized from the accused. The value of the seized drugs has been estimated to be approximately Rs 6 lakh, the police said.    Police station in-charge, Rakesh Yadav said police have registered a case against both under the NDPS Act and started investigation.  The higher officials and the control room have been informed, Yadav added.

Addiction And The Journey To Recovery

Seeing a helpless youth in a messed up state and unable to do normal function and normal coordination is not just appalling but grossly pathetic. Is this the fault of their indulgence? Was it peer pressure? ’’In Nigeria, a population of 30 to 35 million spends approximately USD $15,000 and USD $30,000 annually on psychotropic drugs and alcoholic beverages, respectively. The abuse of drugs and other substances and associated crime have driven the considerable rise in the number of youths imprisoned in recent years. A report by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) in Nigeria indicates that 14.4 per cent (14.3 million) of people aged between 15 and 64 years abuse drugs. The statistical analysis of the findings of a 2015 nationwide survey of 10,609 respondents showed that alcohol is the drug with the highest prevalence rate, whereas cannabis is the most abused illicit drug. Drug abuse in Nigeria is prevalent across educational levels and reaches down to the secon