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Consumers Commend NASS for their Intervention Over the Planned Implementation of Electricity Tariff Hike

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Consumers Commends NASS for their Intervention Over the Planned Implementation of Electricity Tariff Hike

 Electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), commends the Senate for their intervention which led to suspension of the planned implementation of electricity tariff hike by the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).

 Recall that the DisCos proposed an increase in tariff from July 1, but following Intervention by the National Assembly, the action was suspended.

The consumers spoke with NAN in separate interviews in Abuja on Sunday. Mr Dimeji Macaulay, the Director, Movement for a Socialist Alternative (MSA) hailed decision of the Senate to suspend implementing of the increment.

 Macaulay said that the MSA was happy with the suspension but wants the increment in electricity tariff stopped.

 “Nigerians are presently suffering from too much payments of bills.

 “We demand for a restructuring of the power sector democratically controlled by the elected trade Unions, community members and also youths to provide accountability, adequate supply of power and transparency.

 “We also want the Discos to immediately provide prepaid meters for all consumers.

Also Read: Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) Promises Nigerians 2-Month Free Electricity

“We also want the National Assembly to follow up with the Executive Bill to criminalize estimated billing as has been proposed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila,” he said.

According to Macaulay, the movement is of the opinion that the Federal Government should provide palliatives and incentives to Nigerians as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has affected their businesses.

Mr. Okpe Sunday, the Executive Secretary, Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN) Abuja, Nasarawa and Niger chapter, also commended the National Assembly for their timely intervention in suspending implementation of the hike in electricity tariff.

He said that the timing of the increase was not right as a lot of manufacturers were still battling with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses.

 “Increasing electricity now is not the right thing to do as most of our members are still trying to put their businesses together after the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “What the government should be thinking of now is how to assist manufacturers stay in business after the loss most of them encountered due to the effect of COVID-19.”

 So, we want to commend the National Assembly for their timely intervention on the issue,” he said.

Mr Tayo Oluseyi, a Fashion Designer in Lugbe, FCT described the intervention of the lawmakers as a welcome development. According to Oluseyi, power supply is not constant yet the DisCos are planning to increase tariff.

Mrs Sharon Madu, a Stylist  said that she was happy that NASS intervened in the matter. “Our businesses are suffering  due to constant blackouts and yet the DisCos are increasing tariff, let them improve power supply before any increase,” she said.


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#Anonymous Hacks NBC Twitter Account ,threaten to expose govt secrets

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#Anonymous Hacks National Broadcasting Commission's Twitter Account ,threaten to expose govt secrets

#Anonymous Hacks National Broadcasting Commission’s Twitter Account ,threaten to expose govt secrets

The Twitter account of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been hacked by Anonymous.

The hackers put up a message threatening to reveal secrets of Nigerian authorities.

“We #Anonymous are out to expose government’s secret and dirty files”, it read.

“Put an #ENDTOPOLICEBRUTALITY #Twitterdown #NBChacked”, the message added.

The website was also not opening as at 9:25 am.

NBC regulates the Nigerian broadcast industry.

The commission says it adopts scientific research methods to gather data, analyze trends in line with the dynamism of the industry and advise government.

 

NBC receives, processes and considers applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including cable television service, direct satellite broadcast and others

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Woman Crashes Ceremony with Kids to Stop her Husband from Getting Married to another Lady

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Woman crashes ceremony with kids to stop her husband from getting married to another lady

A video of a woman disrupting the wedding ceremony of her supposed husband has since gone viral.

In the video, the woman is seen storming the ceremony with her children claiming she was still married to the groom.

The woman who is seen carrying a baby on her back, beckons on the other children to come into the ceremony

The video which was shared on Instagram shows the moment a lady disrupted a wedding, claiming to be married to the groom. What was meant to be one of the happiest days in the life of a lady turned out to be pretty embarrassing and devastating when her groom’s huge secret was exposed.

The woman claimed that she was still married to the groom. Sharing her story, she claimed they weren’t divorced, and there was no issue between them.

Regina Daniels, Ned Nwoko spotted having fun as they squash marriage crisis rumour (video) She added that she didn’t know why he should be getting married to another lady while she already had children with him.

the special day for a bride and groom was reported to have erupted in drama after a former lover of the groom stormed the church causing the bride to collapse.

The incident reportedly occurred in Benin City, Edo state. When the groom identified as Dele and his bride, Blessing, decided to tie the knot at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Benin City, they would never have foreseen the drama that occurred.

According to reports, the groom’s lover was said to have walked into the church and proceeded to the altar where she grabbed the microphone from the pastor.

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US Election 2020: Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris Debate

With less than a month to go before Election Day, the Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the only vice presidential debate of 2020.

According to CBS Evening News anchored by Norah O’Donnell, It’s unclear how much tonight’s debate will sway voters, many of whom have already cast their ballots.

At least 5.6 million people have already voted in states where early voting has begun.

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Ahead of the debate, polls showed Harris is the only candidate at the top of the ticket with a net-positive favorability rating – on average in national polls, more Americans knew her positively than negatively.

Pence’s favorability is lagging – an average of 48% view him unfavorably, and 43% favorably per an average from Real Clear Politics.

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