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The Navy confirms that they have received the controversial presidential yacht, stating that the vessel is intended for training purposes.

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The director of information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, said, that the yacht had been in the country since June 2023, stressing that it was for training purposes.

He explained that the service made a “long overdue request” for the replacement of the defunct presidential yacht during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

When asked if the inability to pay for the yacht was responsible for the delay in using it, he stated, “Correct. It’s tied to the non-payment.”

This implies that until the payment is made, the Navy may not be able to use it for its operational activities.

“Under the immediate past administration, a long overdue request was made for a Presidential yacht to replace MV AMARIA, the defunct presidential yacht. It was also to be used for the presidential Fleet Review 2023 that was held in May this year.”

Consequently, the Senate has summoned an emergency sitting over the matter.

The meeting which was communicated on Friday night was initially scheduled for Saturday morning but was shifted to Monday.

According to Adaramodu, the meeting was fixed to adopt the votes and proceedings of Thursday’s plenary.

“The plenary has been shifted to Monday. We had initially fixed Saturday but we discovered that many senators had gone to be with their constituents. The session is just to adopt the votes and proceedings of Thursday plenary,” he said.

“We were behind time on Thursday based on various committee meetings, so we couldn’t adopt the votes and proceedings. That’s what we want to do on Monday. If we don’t adopt the votes and proceedings, all that we did cannot be filed and documented.”

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A petition has been filed against Governor Abba Yusuf at the United Nations concerning the current wave of unrest in Kano.

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Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kano state, operating under the banner of APC Youth Business Community in Kano (APC-YBCK), staged a protest at the United Nations House in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Friday. Led by Alhaji Umar Ladiyo, the organization claimed that the Kano state government demolished properties worth billions of Naira without due process, which severely impacted businesses and livelihoods in the state....Click Here To Continue Reading>>

The APC-YBCK urged the United Nations to investigate the matter and called for intervention to rein in the Kano State Government, pointing out the potential for chaos and disorder if left unchecked.

 

The protesters called upon the international community to impose sanctions on the Kano state government and its supporters, alleging threats to the judiciary. They also urged the United Nations to allow the Nigerian judiciary to freely decide cases without external interference. The petition, presented by the group, alleged that since the New Nigeria Peoples

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What Doctors Found Inside The Womb Of A 70-year-old Woman Who Gave Birth To Twins, A Boy And Girl

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A 70-year-old woman is the new record oldest mother to have given birth to two twins in Africa. The woman who had been admitted to the Women’s Hospital International Fertility Center in Uganda was blessed with a twin, a boy, and a girl. The woman, who has since been acknowledged by several people worldwide, is said to have struggled for many years looking for a kid, with all attempts hitting a dead rock.

According to information shared by the doctors from the incident hospital and obtained by TV 47 Kenya, the woman, identified as Safina Namukuye, was impregnated artificially using an in vitro fertilization (IVF) method. The woman has been attending facility clinics where tests in her uterus (womb) indicated an abnormal growth that has always affected her fertility development.

The doctors indicated that with the IVF method, the womb had a lot of room to develop the two that were later successful. The woman was unable to deliver normally since her hormonal structure was low. She was able to deliver through Caesarean procedures.

“We are proud of the new technology that has helped the woman give birth successfully at her odd ages. Although the womb had problems, the new technology has made it happen. The mother and the babies are in good condition, although we are keenly assessing their health,” a doctor from the hospital claimed.

 

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The Minister appointed by Tinubu has assured Nigerians that they will soon experience a better power supply.

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During the 3rd edition Workshop of the Power Correspondent Association of Nigeria (PICAN) in Abuja, the Minister of Power Adebayo Adelabu reiterated the purpose of the 2023 Electricity Act. He emphasized the Act’s aim to bolster the nation’s energy supply and assured citizens of imminent enhancements in power distribution nationwide. 

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Speaking on the Act’s significance under the theme “Resolving Nigeria’s Power Crisis: The Implication of the Electricity Act 2023,” Adelabu highlighted the development of the Integrated National Electricity Policy and Strategic Implementation Plan as a key component. He affirmed ongoing efforts with the National Council on Power (NCP) to finalize the implementation strategy for submission to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for approval.

 

Adelabu underscored a shift from the top-down to a bottom-up approach in the administration’s roadmap. The focus would be on prioritizing Metering, Distribution, and Transmission infrastructure. He reiterated immediate attention towards customers and the crucial infrastructure to ensure efficient power delivery.

 

The minister outlined a multi-tiered approach, focusing on distributed power sources, such as renewable energy, particularly solar energy in the North, mini-hydropower plants in the Middle Belt and Southwest, and wind energy in coastal states. He urged media involvement to emphasize the critical issues of power theft, and vandalism, and educate consumers against sabotaging the power supply.

 

Adelabu explained the Act’s provisions empowering states, organizations, and individuals to undertake electricity-related activities. He highlighted the Act’s significance in liberalizing electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. Adelabu reiterated the Act’s alignment with President Bola Tinubu’s vision to revolutionize the power sector.

 

He emphasized the importance of customer payments to maintain financial liquidity in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). The Act encourages renewable energy integration into the grid system and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) obligations for licensees regarding renewable energy. Considering all the above, especially with the liberalization of the sector, Nigerians will soon start to experience the objective that led to the Act – improved power supply across the country.

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