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Electricity : FG, Labour Agree To Cut Price By N10 . 20 Per Kwh For 3 Months

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The Federal Government and the Organized Labour, on the completion of the two weeks suspension of electricity tariff have resolved to provide tariff relief of N10.20 per kilowatt hour for Nigerians for the next three months and to distribute six million free meters.
In a communique made available to journalists after a lengthy meeting between Labour and the Federal Government on Sunday evening, it was disclosed that they adopted a two-phase approach to proffer solutions which would help resolve issues affecting the electricity sector in the medium term, whilst providing relief to customers immediately.
They stated that the immediate relief would be provided to citizens for a 2 to 3-month period (which will not exceed December 31, 2020), saying it will be the timeline for the conclusion of an extended scope of work for the Technical Committee.
According to the communique: “Following extensive analyses, it was realised that VAT proceeds from the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)
could be used to secure varying levels of reflief in customer tariffs across bands A, B and C, ensuring that all customers receive some form of relief during this difficult time.
“Cumulatively the per kWh relief that will be provided to customers in bands A, B and C is N10.20 per kilowatt hour (kWh), which will be distributed across the bands. The relief will be in place for the 2 to 3-month period required for the Technical Committee to conclude its extended scope of work. It should be noted that Bands D and E tariffs were not changed, and this freeze will remain in place.”
It was also disclose that the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) will be accelerated. They stated: “This programme will distribute 6 million meters to Nigerians free, off charge. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) having approved the funding for this programme, the meters will begin being distributed to consumers immediately using stockpiles in country and local assemblers. The cost of meters shall be recovered from the DISCOs.
“The 6 million meters to be procured for the NMMP will only be through local meter manufacturers and assemblers. This will create jobs and a new meter manufacturing sub-sector in the country.”
It was also resolved that there will be proper salary protection for electricity workers. They disclosed that In implementing payment discipline measures for the DISCOs, the Government will ensure the protection of the salary for Electricity Workers saying it will be protected in the revised payment waterfall structure for the NESI.
“In order to protect customers from changes in tariff during the 2-3 month period of review by the Joint Technical Committee, DISCOs will be directed to temporarily suspend customer band migration. This means that while DISCOs are expected to fulfil their Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) thereby improving the quality of service to customers, no added charges will be passed on to customers during this period. This measure is aimed at building confidence in the Service Based Tariff structure,” the stated.

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We Got $26. 94 Billion Development Assistance In Six Years – Finance Minister

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The Minister of State for Finance and National Planning, Clement Agba, has disclosed that Nigeria got $26.94 billion foreign assistance inflows into various sectors in the last six years.
He disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners.
He said the funds were provided to undertake various interventions across the country by foreign donors, International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and other bodies.
Agba said $ 2.339 billion was received in 2015, $1.150 billion in 2016, $ 774.933 million in 2017, $22.016 obtained in 2018, $655.642 million received in 2019 while $5.639 million was received in 2020.
The minister said the funds were donated by the European Development Fund (EDF); United Nations Development Systems (UNDS); China through the Bilateral Agreement between the Government of Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China signed since1972.
Others are; Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); Department for International Development DFID; United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ).
He, however, disclosed that the ministry did not receive the funds from the donors but it was involved in the coordination of the projects between the donors and the beneficiaries which are mostly the states and others.
“The implication of this is that donors do not give us the funds for management, rather donors work with the sectoral stakeholders to fund the project directly after identifying the needs by the MDAs/States in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
“For the purpose of clarification, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is responsible for coordinating Nigeria’s multilateral and bilateral economic cooperation,” he said.
Speaking, Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Kabiru Idris, said the Committee had received many petitions, alleging widespread misappropriation, misuse, and diversion of donors’ funds.
He said the petitions also alleged falsification of performance reports for the purpose of obtaining more funds from donor agencies/organisations.
“Also, in line with its mandate, the Committee received a referral from the House of Representatives, mandating it to investigate the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) so as to ascertain their sources of funding, their bases of operations and locations.
“This was after it had deliberated on a motion titled “Need for Special Intervention in the Protracted Situation in the Country,” he said.

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WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date yet to decided – WAEC NIGERIA

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WASSCE SC 2020 Results Releasing Date Altered by #EndSars Curfew Imposed last Week and the Exact Releasing Time to Be Known Soon.

West Africa Exam Council Nigerian Chapter have disclosed on it Twitter on 27th October 2020 that the planned to release WASSCE SC 2020 result on Tuesday 27th October 2020 in fulfillment with their 45 project but due to curfew imposed last week the time was hindered and yet to redecided, the time will be know soon.

WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date: Dear candidates, the Council had planned to release the results today in fulfillment of our Project 45 but due to the curfew imposed last week, it had to be postponed till next week. The exact date will be made known soon.

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Breaking News: His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Aminu Bello Masari Order Automatic Employment to 2019 1st Class.

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1st Class Graduates Breaking News: His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Aminu Bello Masari Order Automatic Employment to 2019 1st Class.

Good News His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Aminu Bello Masari Order Automatic Job to 2019 1st Class of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina.

His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Aminu Bello Masari the governor of Katsina state has order Automatic employment to the 2019 1st Class graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University of Katsina, Katsina state. The Governor made this pledge on Tuesday 27th October 2020, Engr.

Faisal Rafindadi the director general of  Katsina National Talent Hunt team has made a great effort by lead some of the 1st class graduates to the governor.

The parents and friends of the 1st class graduates as well as citizens of Katsina state applauded and praised the great governor of Katsina Rt. Hon. Dr. Aminu Bello Masari for the great endeavor that will serve as a motivational effort to the upcoming student of the state.

Also, some of the parents and great citizens of the nation called for other government agencies and companies to imitate the great motivational effort by the governor.

Congratulation to all the 1st class graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina.

List of Umyuk first class graduates of 2019.                                                 

NameDepartmentLocal government
Yusuf AbubakarComputer scienceKatsina
Anas YusufBiochemistryKatsina
Zukirillahi lawal AudiMicrobiologyJibiya
Audullahi LawalMicrobiologyKatsina
Aliyu BelloBiochemistryMani
Usman BadamasiBiochemistryYantumaki
Salisu sulaimanBiochemistryDanja
Abdullahi AbdullahiMicrobiologyBatsari
Khalid Hadi MasariMicrobiologyKatsina
Almustapha umarMicrobiologyKatsina
Umar faruqGeographyKatsina
Jamilu DahiruMathematicsDutsamma
Sanusi shuaibuAccountingBakori
Hassan Ahmad ImamMicrobiologyDaura
Kabir SaniBusiness AdministrationFaskari
Bashir BawaEconomicsKurfi
Hamza DahiruEconomicsSabuwa
Abubakar MuhammadPolitical ScienceSabuwa
Abubakar Yahayya SaniPolitical ScienceKankara
Bilkisu Usman musawaBiology educationKatsina
Idris salehGeographyKatsina
Zaruku abdulkadirChemistryMai’adua
Ahmad Ahmad AhmadPhysicsMashi
Umar AliyuMathematicsKatsina
Shamsu Abdullahi BetiChemistryMani
List of the 2019 1st Class Graduates of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina

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