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What new electricity tariff will do to the economy — NECAN

Electricity, TCN, DisCos, NUEE

The latest hike in power tariff has attracted comments from many persons and organisations. In this interview with UDEME AKPAN, the National Secretary, Nigeria Electricity Consumers Advocacy Network, NECAN, Mr. Uket Obonga, said the tariff should not be allowed, as it could lead to closure of businesses, unemployment and loss of revenue in Nigeria.

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Amotekun is tokenism, struggle for real solution continues — Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman

Publicity Secretary of pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in this interview, examines issues surrounding the launch of a security outfit for the South-West region, Operation Amotekun, saying the birth of the platform does not foreclose the need for regional autonomy. He dismisses arguments against the outfit, saying any society facing threats posed by suspected herdsmen, kidnappers and others could have done the same.

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ABODERIN-TALABI: Why hard work is not enough for…

Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi is the immediate past Executive Council Chairperson of Women in Management, Business and Public Service ,WIMBIZ. She is also the Founding Publisher of Clever Clogs Books and Convener of Akada Children’s Book Festival. In this interview, she shares her experience as leader of Nigeria’s top female platform dedicated to  inspiring women to attain leadership roles in management, business, and public service.  She also talks about her work as a children’s book author.

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Minimum Wage: Ngige, Workers unhappy about Ngige’s return as labour minister

Nobody is marginalising you, Ngige tells Igbo

MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige is rated high in the South East. His achievement during his tenure as the governor of Anambra State between 2003 and 2006 is still rated high among Anambra people. In this interview, Ngige spoke on the easiest way for the Igbo person to become the president of Nigeria. He also spoke on the Second Niger Bridge, the ongoing repairs at the Akanu Ibiam International Ariport, Enugu, the leadership of APC in the South East and the controversial zoning arrangement for governorship in Anambra State.Excerpts:

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Electricity, TCN, DisCos, NUEE

70% of our people now enjoy electricity — ISOPADEC MD

The Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC), a commission established by the government of Imo State in 2007 to manage the 13% oil derivation for the oil producing communities in the state, has been in the news for the good reasons since the new management led by the Managing Director, Engr. Owuoma Anthony Okwuosha, came on board in July 2019. This is a clear departure from the sordid tales about the Commission some years ago. The act establishing the Commission provides a sharing formula of the 13% oil derivation, with the state government getting 60% of the fund while the Commission manages the remaining 40%. In this interview, the Managing Director explains what the Commission is doing to address the challenges faced by the people of the oil producing communities.Excerpts:

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We cannot ignore the widows among us — Mrs. Bode-Akinwade

Though a top level banker, Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, has regularly taken out time to devote herself to catering for needy widows. She has used the platform of the Chinwe Bode-Akinwande Foundation where she serves as president/founder.
Ahead of the January 1, 2020 outreach to widows in Anambra State, she opened up in an interview on her motivation for looking after widows.

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