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Nigeria Security Challenges To Be Over Soon – Osinbajo

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the current security challenges will be over soon.

He stated this in Abuja on Thursday while responding to remarks made by members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group, who visited him.

“A lot of the security challenges we experience in Nigeria today will be resolved in due course.

“This country will be stronger and greater.

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“We must never relent in ensuring that we keep to the ideals of the country and we don’t lose sight of what we are trying to achieve here.

“The president has always remained steadfast and focused in resolving the problems of the country beginning with security.

“He is a steady hand; he is unflappable, he is not panicky, he is focused and looking at the security issues every day, and trying to advance the best possible solutions,’’ Osinbajo said.

“People who suggest that the country breaks up, whatever may be the reason for their views, are certainly not correct and we must say so to them at every turn.

“The unity of this country is important for all of the different ethnicities, religions, everybody. Whatever the group or ideology, unity is important for every one of us.

“It is wrong for a country that is the largest economy in Africa and definitely going to be one of the largest economies in the world, to start thinking in terms of fragmenting itself.

“If you fragment, the problems are going to multiply, poverty will multiply,’’ the vice-president added.

Earlier, the National Coordinator of the visiting group, Usman Ibrahim, commended Osinbajo for his commitment to leadership and promotion of national unity.

Ibrahim said Osinbajo’s performance in office, his excellence, humility, loyalty, industry, professionalism, and dedication to duty were enviable.

He pledged the loyalty and support of the group for the actualization of the objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

“We appreciate you for your sacrifices and commitment to the actualization of the `Next Level’ agenda, especially your commitment towards improving the welfare of the downtrodden through the platforms of “Tradermoni’’ and “Marketmoni’’, programs.

Ibrahim told the vice-president about the forthcoming launch of a compendium showcasing the achievements of the Buhari administration across different sectors.

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MYTO: NERC Moves To Review Electricity Tariffs

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MYTO: NERC Moves To Review Electricity Tariffs

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced a review of electricity tariffs, in its Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO).

This was disclosed in a statement by the Electricity Regulatory body, posted on its official website stating that the review does not mean an increase in tariffs.

The statement titled ‘Notice of Compliance in Respect of the Biannual Review of the Revenue Requirements of Licensees’ Read;

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“Pursuant to the provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission adopted the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) Methodology in setting out the basis and procedures for determination of licensees revenue requirements and review of electricity tariffs in Nigeria.

“The methodology provides for Minor Reviews (every 6 months), Major Reviews (every 5 years), and Extraordinary Reviews in instances where industry parameters have changed significantly from those used in the operating tariffs to such an extent that a review is required urgently to maintain the viability of the electricity industry.

“We wish to clarify that such reviews do not automatically translate to an increase in tariffs. Indeed where the impact of improved efficiency in operating parameters for individual licensees exceeds the impact of changes in macroeconomic parameters, the end-user tariffs may be reduced as exhibited in some tariff classes under MYTO 2022.

“In compliance with EPSRA and other relevant industry rules, this notice is issued to inform the general public and industry stakeholders of the Commission’s intention to commence the processes for the July 2022 Minor Review of MYTO 2022 to consider changes in relevant macroeconomic indices, generation capacity and CAPEX required for evacuation and distribution of the available generation capacity in compliance with extant rules”.

The notice came two weeks after the Commission unveiled the new rates for electricity tariff which it effected on February 1, 2022.

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UTME 2022: No Errors In Our Scoring System, Be Wary Of Sham, JAMB Warns

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UTME 2022: No Errors In Our Scoring System, Be Wary Of Sham, JAMB Warns

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) examination is error-free, regardless of circulated rumors.

The JAMB’s PRO Director, Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in a statement, warning candidates of fraudsters who are spreading fake news on another UTME for the 2022 session.

“The UTME is a computer-based test that is scored electronically with no human mediation whatsoever. According to the statement.

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“The board has no plans to conduct another UTME for the 2022 session.

“Consequently, the unfounded rumors making the rounds are nothing but the products of the deceitful brains of the masterminds of these baseless imputations.

“Hence, the Board reiterates that there is no room for errors in its electronic scoring system, nor does it plan to

“This clarification became necessary following reports of a purported rescheduling of the UTME from a section of the social media citing phantom errors in the computer scoring system and a purported apology from JAMB to the effect that another UTME would be organized.

“The Board wishes to state that the report is not only false, mischievous but also misleading and crafted out of the frustration and inability of these fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting candidates owing to the series of innovative strategies the board had put in place to protect candidates.

“The public would recall that the board had envisaged some of these inglorious strategies of these nefarious individuals and had sounded a warning to the candidates and the general public alike to preclude the possibilities of them falling victims of the evil machinations of fraudsters.

“JAMB, once again, advises the general public to disregard these items of news as it does not emanate from JAMB, nor has it authorized any individual or group to make such a pronouncement on its behalf.

“The Board, therefore, advises candidates to avail themselves of its user-friendly advisories on assessing their 2022 UTME results and other processes through periodic visits to www.jamb.gov.ng.”

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Illicit Drugs Valued Over N10Mn Destroyed – Police

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The Lagos State Police Command has destroyed illicit drugs valued at over N10 million at the Ewe-Elepe dumpsite in Ikorodu.

According to the report by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), the drugs which were contained in 4,000 bags include; Marijuana, Cocaine, and Loud.

Destroying the drugs which were seized over a period of 4 months, a team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, said the police secured a court order to the effect which was being executed.

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“We are here to execute the court order in respect of the destruction of hard drugs recovered by RRS of the Lagos Police Command. The commissioner stated.

“Here we have about 4000 wraps of different kinds of drugs recovered in the last four months by the RRS and the value is over N10 million. The drugs were impounded after diligent investigation.”

According to Kontagora, the destruction of the drugs was part of efforts to curb illicit substance abuse, adding that the action would be continuous.

The DCP said three suspects were arrested in connection with the illicit Drugs and had since been charged in court, warning other traffickers, and peddlers to have a rethink.

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) were represented at the event.

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