Two-time African Player of the Year, Kanu Nwankwo will contest as president come 2019 election. Former Nigeria international, vows to unseat President Muammadu Buhari.
Probably inspired by George Weah’s feat, Kanu who once played for Ajax, Inter Milan, and Arsenal during his active days, said he had the dream to transform Nigeria.
According to Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie the awakening has begun.
I applaud my brother Nwankwo Kanu's decision to run for President.
I wish you the very best.
The awakening has truly begun.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) April 3, 2018
Is Kanu Nwakwo who we need to move this country forward?
Nigeria is expected to increase the export of electricity to two neighbouring countries, Niger and Benin Republics to 1,540 megawatts by 2025 from 387MW in 2020, a document sighted by newsmen said.
According to The Punch, the document, entitled: ‘Transmission Expansion Plan’, which was obtained from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, revealed that 780MW and 760MW would be exported to Niger and Benin, respectively by 2025.
In the document, it is understood that between 1973 and 2015, peak electricity generation in Nigeria was increased from 385MW to 4,884MW, reflecting an average growth rate of about 6.3 per cent.
It noted that peak generation reached 4,883.9MW in 2015 and peak output reached 5074.7MW on February 2, 2016.
The document read in part, “Presently, the produced energy cannot cover the demand. Main reasons for shortage of generation are outages of generation units and the unavailability of gas for power generation.
“The gas supply is very often interrupted because of sabotage of pipeline network. The main concern for the future expansion of generation, however, is the availability of gas for additional generation capacity and the expansion of the gas pipeline network. Currently, most of the power plants are installed in the southern part of Nigeria close to the oil and gas fields.”
It said based on provided information, the already installed gross power generation capacity stood at about 13,300MW, of which some 11,800MW were noted as net available capacity.
According to the document, considering the latest information by the generation companies, about 9,500MW (80 per cent) of this capacity should have been available at the end of the year 2015, but only 5,900MW net capacity has been available as statistics of the National Control Centre show.
It added, “Reasons for unavailability are: planned outages for maintenance or forced outages due to technical deficiencies of assets, as well as unplanned unavailability due to shortage of fuel supply or sabotage of gas pipelines.
“A further analysis of provided information shows that about 20 per cent of installed generation capacity is based on plants, which are 25 years old or even older. Some of these plants have an efficiency of less than 30 per cent. It is obvious that most of the old thermal power plants are, or will be causing more frequent forced outages or long term planned maintenance outages in the near future.”
The report noted that the old plants should be replaced by new facilities with higher efficiency, adding that some of the generation companies had already started the modernisation process during the past 15 years.
It stated, “The availability of gas is the most uncertain factor in the generation development. A large quantity of the present gas production is exported. To make more gas available for electricity generation huge investments in gas exploration, gas treatment facilities and gas supply systems (pipelines, etc.) will be required.
“Also, the planned measure for rehabilitation and replacement of existing generation capacity at the end of the economic lifecycle will require huge investments. In 2020, the total generation required to meet the load in Nigeria is 10,700MW and since the generation from new power plants that are envisaged to be in operation by 2020 is limited, the existing generating units, which are currently out of service for various reasons, must be made available if 10,000MW of load is to be served.”
A video has shown the really horrifying moment eight people including a mother and her newborn baby were killed after a minibus was swept away by a flooded river in Lesotho.
The bus, which was carrying 15 people at the time, was trying to cross a flooded bridge in central Thaba Tseka district when it was pushed into the river.
Video shot by another driver captures the moment t
he bus is swept away, and the desperate struggle of passengers as they try to make it to the shore.
Seven people, including the driver, managed to escape the vehicle and survived, but the other eight were killed.
Police spokesman Mpiti Mopeli told IOL News that rescuers began searching for survivors immediately, but heavy rains hampered their efforts.
Most of the bodies were discovered scattered downstream on Saturday, once the rains had eased.
Heavy rain and hail storms have brought chaos and dozens of
deaths to Lesotho and parts of surrounding South Africa over the past week.
Another four workers were swept to their deaths in Lesotho after their lorry was caught in a flash flood amid a heavy rainstorm.
The South African capital Pretoria was left without power for a time last week after heavy rains damaged the electricity network.
A student of Jigawa State College of Legal Studies has allegedly made a shocking revelation on why slashed the throat of his pregnant girlfriend.
“I took her to the outskirt of the town at around 9 p.m. on a motorcycle that I borrowed from a friend. I snuffed life out her after I slit her throat with a jack knife. She was four months pregnant for me and I decided to kill her for refusing to agree to an abortion.”
There has been a serious riot at the Gosa Market Abuja, following government asking the traders to vacate the market without providing for them, a new site.
“Here are some exclusive videos of the scenes as reported by a Candy Person live at the scene @ Joseph Precious
There has been reports of security officials shooting and releasing tear gas to drive away reluctant marketers