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NBET signs agreement to increase grid supply by 40MW

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The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. (NBET) yesterday moved to secure an additional 40 Megawatts of power from Mabon Hydro to boost national grid supply.

NBET in a statement by the Head Corporate Communications, Ms. Henrietta Ighomrore said a meeting to pave way for the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement with the company was held in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to her, the meeting had in attendance representatives of distribution companies (DisCos) across the country, and the Nigerian ElectricityRegulatoryCommission (NERC), as well as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

“The meeting is a pre-cursor towards the finalization of its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Mabon Hydro Power Plant for 40MW. It is part of the series of actions that the Bulk Trader will undertake prior to closing out the PPA with Mabon Hydro Power Plant.

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“This is timely and coming at a time when the country is in need of every available power it can generate and wheel out to the end users.

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“The 40MW electricity from Mabon Hydro Power Plant will contribute immensely to strengthening and balancing the National Grid, as the power plant is the only generating plant located in the North East Region of the country”, Ighomrore added.

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She pointed out that Mabon Hydro Power Plant “is strategically located in Dadin Kowa area of Gombe State. This is also a testament to the Federal Government’s drive to commercialize small hydro plants and bring them upstream to ramp up power generation across the Country.

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“It is also in line with Nigeria’s commitment to the UN COP 26 on accelerate action and support for Climate Change Framework, the Hydro Plant being a clean energy source propels Nigeria towards fulfilling its obligations.

“The President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to reducing carbon foot prints and supporting climate change initiatives. This additional power from Mabon will also contribute further towards reducing the current weighted average cost of power (WACP) within the NBET’s portfolio, as hydro power is relatively cheaper cost of power generation.

“The DisCos made significant contributions at the meeting, with a commitment to working collaboratively with other market participants towards improving the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and enhancing power supply to Nigerians”.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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