News updates in Nigeria today;
Abule Ado Updates: Young Girl Rescued From Lagos Explosion Site
Emergency officials have rescued a three-year-old girl from the rubble at the Abule-Ado explosion site in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area.
The young girl is simply identified as Favour. Chairman, Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) Lagos branch, Adebola Kolawole while explaining on Monday how Favour was rescued said she was found amidst the rubbles during rescue operations on Sunday night.[CHANNELSNEWS]
￼Lagos Govt Announces N2billion Relief Fund, Sets Up Investigative Committee
The Lagos State government has announced N2billion relief fund for the victims of the Abule-Ado explosion in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area.the government has also set up an investigative committee to investigate the fire incident at Abule Ado over the weekend.
APC National Executive Council meeting postponed over Oshiomhole debacle
President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the All Progressives Congress have postponed the National Executive Council meeting of the party.
The meeting was scheduled to hold on Tuesday, March 17, but following a meeting which lasted for about thirty minutes at the State House, the leadership of the party decided to postpone the meeting.[CHANNELSNEWS]
Coronavirus: How drop in oil price affects Nigeria’s economy
As Nigerian economic outlook remains bleak. Despite the absence of reassuring words from the Federal Government, Nigerians have cause to be concerned, as the global spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and the continuous drop in the price of crude oil in the international market would definitely take a heavy toll on the Nigerian economy.
Laughable Bill to ban generators
A senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Bima Enagi, has taken it upon himself to sponsor a legislation entitled: “A Bill For An Act to Prohibit/Ban the Importation And Sale of Generating Sets to Curb the Menace of Environmental (Air) Pollution and to Facilitate the Development of the Power Sector”. The Bill provides that anyone who “knowingly” sells generators in Nigeria should be jailed for 10 years. It commands “all persons to stop the use of electricity generating sets which run on diesel/petrol/kerosene of all capacities with immediate effect”.[CHANNELSNEWS]
Court of Appeal reinstates Adams Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman
The Court of Appeal Abuja has ordered a stay of execution of suspension on suspended National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Adams Oshiomhole. Justice Abubakar Datti Yahaya who presided over a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal, gave the order on Monday while delivering a ruling in an ex-parte application filed by Oshiomhole.[VANGUARD]
Togo, Niger, Benin owe Nigeria N30bn for electricity
The Republics of Togo, Niger and Benin owe Nigeria a total of N29.97bn for the electricity supplied to them from January to September last year, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Nigeria, through its electricity transmission company, supplies power to these countries, which are classified as international customers in the Nigerian power sector.[PUNCH]