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Some electricity facilities belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which supplies power to Jos Electricity Distribution Company ,JEDC, located at Zaria Road in Jos were on Tuesday evening gutted by fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filling this report. Correspondent JAMES ABRAHAM reports
A document by the Debt Management Office (DMO) says Nigeria’s public debt stock for both the federal government and the states as at June 30 stood at N19.63 trillion,. The document was obtained from the DMO website on Monday in Abuja. Giving a breakdown of what each tier owed, it said the external debt stock
The Minister of Power, Works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has asked the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate the Managing Director of Egbin Power Plc, Dallas Peavey Jnr., an American, over his visa and work permit status in Nigeria. Fashola, who disclosed this at his 19th monthly meeting with operators in the electricity industry in Lagos
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the concessioning of the Lagos and Abuja International Airports for better management. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the fifth Presidential Quarterly Business Forum aimed at improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria. He, however, did not name the
Major stakeholders in the health sector on Tuesday decried the worsening health situation in Nigeria due to the ongoing strike by Resident Doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors. When JAY FM visited the Jos University Teaching Hospital hospital on Tuesday, patients on admission were seen lamenting their situation as there was


A new Commissioner of Police has been posted to Plateau state. He is Undie Jeremiah Adie Adie takes over from the former Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo who has been posted to the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The new CP has since assumed duty at the state Police Command Headquarters in Jos

Customs intercepts 1,100 rifles at Tincan port

Operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, have busted a syndicate that smuggled weapons into the country. No fewer than 1,100 pump action rifles were loaded in a 20 foot container the gang shipped into the country. The weapons, brought from Turkey, were concealed inside a container which Bill of
Presidential Committee on flood relief and rehabilitation has provided N250 million as relief assistance to victims of the devastating floods in Benue State. The committee is headed by Aliko Dangote as its Chairman. Also, in response to the request by the Benue State Government, the committee has approved the release of one Internally Displaced Persons

Army Denies Invading Nnamdi Kanu’s Residence

The Nigerian Army has denied reports that it invaded the residence of the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State. This followed claims by supporters of the IPOB leader on Sunday that some soldiers opened fire on the residents who came out on sighting an Armoured Personnel Carrier.
The war against terrorism recorded success on Sunday as the Nigerian Army said it successfully ambushed a set of Boko Haram terrorists, recovering many weapons and neutralising the terrorists, in the process. The Troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army on operation LAFIYA DOLE laid an ambush on the suspected Boko Haram terrorists at