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The brief: Power project flop; hospitals shutdown; Incessant jailbreaks

Two years after FG’s $2.3bn Siemens Power Project, work is yet to kick off and Nigeria’s power system is suffering from an imbalance between power generation and demand.

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has shut down 15 private hospital and clinics in the state over alleged illegal operations and promoting quackery.

The high rate of jailbreaks in the country is worrisome. Today, Daily Trust’s editorial dwelt on this and called on the Nigerian Correctional Service to STOP THE JAILBREAKS!

2 Years After MoU, FG’s $2.3bn Siemens Power Project Flops

Two years after President Muhammadu Buhari, the German Government and a German company, Siemens AG, inked a 25,000 megawatts (MW) Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), work is yet to take off at any power station under the phase one that ought to raise the electricity grid to 7,000MW by the end of this year.

Nigeria’s power system is suffering from an imbalance between power generation and demand. Despite more than 8,000MW of operational power generation capacity in the country, only an average of 4,500MW actually reaches consumers.

We Won’t Allow Foreigners Overrun Nigeria – Military

The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, has said the Nigerian military will not allow the Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP), a foreign terrorist group, to have a strong footing in Nigeria.

Musa stated this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, in Maiduguri. “It is very clear that ISWAP are foreigners coming to invade our country which we will never allow to happen.”

Ondo Govt Shuts Down 15 Private Hospitals

The Ondo State Government has shut down fifteen private hospitals and clinics in the southern senatorial district of the state. The hospitals were said to have been shut down over illegal operations and quackery.

Fifteen operators of the health facilities were also apprehended and detained at the police station for allegedly operating private hospitals below the required standard.

PODCAST: How Many Nigerian Workers Lost Their Jobs To COVID-19

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that 20 per cent of the full-time workforce in Nigeria lost their jobs to COVID-19 in 2020.

Businesses were closed due to government restrictions, and the lockdown affected small and big businesses alike.

Nigeria Daily, takes a look at how and why some businesses thrived and others bounced back. Click this link to listen to the podcast.

Stop The Jailbreaks

Incessant jailbreaks in the country have become a worrisome phenomenon. Following an invasion by gunmen who killed four soldiers and a policeman, 240 inmates recently escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State. The gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence.

The spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Mr Francis Enobore, confirmed the incident and said the attack took place at about midnight on Sunday, September 12, 2021. According to him, the heavily armed attackers in their numbers arrived at the custodial centre and immediately engaged the guards in a fierce gun duel. During the attack, security officers on duty comprised of 15 soldiers, 10 police officers and 10 armed guards of the NCoS. Click this link to read our editorial for today.

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CAF Reduces Oladapo’s Doping Ban To Six Months

The Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reduced the ban slammed on the captain of Enyimba, Austin Oladapo to six months.

Oladapo was initially banned for one year for testing positive to prednisolone in a test conducted in May.

Big Brother Asks Housemates To Look For Nini

Big Brother has tasked the rest of the housemates to look for Nini. Biggie gave the instruction one day after asking Nini to sneak out of the house.

After their travel beta task, Big Brother gave the housemates 20 minutes to search for Nini. He said of if they fail to find her …

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