Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, visit President Buhari in London; Lagos to realize steady electricity by 2022; White House confirms Trump’s dialog with Buhari and far more.
1. Saraki, Dogara go to Buhari in London
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday led a four-member delegation of National Assembly members to see President Muhammadu Buhari in London.Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun, and Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, met the president who travelled to the UK for a 10-day trip on January 19, but later prolonged the trip indefinitely.
2. Lagos to achieve 24-hour energy supply by 2022
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says there are plans by the state to attain 24-hour energy supply by means of the era of 3000 megawatts of electricity by 2022.Mr. Ambode stated the target of the state government is to generate as much as 3,000 MW of power through accelerated deployment of assorted embedded power plants in strategic areas in the state within three to five years.
3. Oshoala joins Chinese facet
Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala, has left Women’s Super League One membership, Arsenal Ladies, in England to join Chinese side, Dalian Quanjian.The 22-year-previous won the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year Award in 2015 before becoming a member of Arsenal from Liverpool.
4. Nigeria’s inflation fee increases, hits 18.Seventy two per cent
From 18.Fifty five per cent in December 2016, Nigeria’s inflation rate elevated to 18.Seventy two per cent in January 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has stated.In keeping with the Bureau, the consumer Price Index, CPI, which measures inflation, elevated by 18.Seventy two per cent (12 months-on-year) in January 2017, 0.17 share points higher from the rate recorded in December.
5. White House confirms Trump’s dialog with Buhari
The White House confirmed that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to President Donald Trump from London on Monday.Some Nigerians expressed doubts about the dialog especially because the president has not spoken on to Nigerians since he left the country on January 19.
6. Dangote’s rice venture in Sokoto
The Chairman, Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote, says 15,000 farmers would benefit from the primary section of his rice growing and processing challenge situated in Goronyo city in Sokoto State.Mr. Dangote additionally instructed journalists that his company was in the state to embark on a significant transformation of agriculture sector beginning with rice and sugar.
7. Arik Airline
The Managing Director of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, mentioned the company took over Arik because the airline was owing it N146 billion.Mr. Kuru said the N146 billion owed the corporation was part of a complete of N352.5 billion debt profile of the airline.
8. Angry neighbours mock ex-NNPC boss Yakubu
Residents of Zaria Road, Sabon Tasha, a poor suburb of Kaduna, haven’t any sympathy for his or her neighbour from whose home the staggering sum of $9.7million and 74,000 pounds was recovered final week.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, last Friday announced it recovered the cash (about N3 billion in complete) from a home in Sabon Tasha belonging to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu.“His boys will inform me come right this moment, come tomorrow. Asheh plenti dollar dey for the home. Na wah ooo, rich folks wicked oo!” said one of many neighbours.
9. South African rand hits 16-month excessive in opposition to U.S. dollar
South Africa’s rand touched a 16-month excessive against the greenback early on Wednesday on improved danger appetite with traders eyeing a brand new batch of home and U.S. financial information for recent catalysts.The media reported that the rand continued to learn from the results of the local municipal elections which noticed the ANC weakened considerably, losing several main metros.
10. NSCDC to recruit 3,500 personnel
The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana, stated the agency plans to recruit additional 3,500 personnel in 2017.Mr. Gana, who made this known on Wednesday whereas presenting NSCDC’s 2017 finances of N61.4 billion before the House of Representatives Committee on Interior in Abuja, said this is to allow the corps meet the demands from some MDA’s.