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Black Friday and Saturday as President Buhari Loses Two Family Members in Hours

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President Muhammadu Buhari has had to deal with the terrible demise of two extended family members in a matter of hours.

Halima Dauda ( 56 ) who was buried in Daura on Saturday morning is the president’s niece and younger sister to his close associate and nephew, Mamman Daura.

She died passed on leaving behind 10 children, four of them male and six female including one of President Buhari’s personal assistants, Mohammed Sabi’u Tunde.

The burial, according to Garba Shehu, the spokesperson to the president, was attended by a federal government delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Others on the team were Hadi Sirika, Minister of State in charge of aviation; Isma’ila Isa and Sayyu Dantata, both of them businessmen; three Senior Special Assistants to the President, Sarki Abba, Ya’u Darazo and Garba Shehu; the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi and the State Chief of Protocol, Lawal Kazaure.

The Buhari family had earlier buried Ai’sha Mamman on Friday. She was the wife of the president’s older brother, Alhaji Mamman.

“Receiving condolences, Malam Mamman on behalf of the family and the Emir, Alhaji Umar Faruk for the people of Daura Emirate thanked God for the lives of the deceased and all the visitors for sharing the moment of grief with them,” the statement said.

It also said among those received by the family in Daura are the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu and a former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Jafaru Isa.

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Emmanuel Ekon’s brother, Charles buried [PHOTOS]

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Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio, Representatives of Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar (Waziri of Adamawa), President/CEO of Dangote Group – Aliko Dangote, NNPC GMD, Mr. Maikanti Baru, Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, Managing Director of OGFZA, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, Managing Director of NNDC, His Excellency Nsima Ekere, members of the National Assembly led by Rt. Hon. Sam Ikon, Hon. Emmanuel Akpan, Hon. Chukwudi Jones Onyereri, Hon. Owoidoho Ekpoattai; PDP State Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, PDP National Legal Adviser, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, Member Representing Etim Ekpo /Ika State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Toby, Hon. Eseme Eyibo, Former Commissioner for Works, Hon. Don Etim, Former Commissioner for Information, Hon. Elder Aniekan Umanah, party stalwarts and top echelons from Total, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Ship and the entire oil and gas industry were among the sympathizers at the funeral mass in honour of Mr. Charles Ekon, the elder brother of Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekon, Member Representing Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency held on Thursday 15th February 2018 at St. Joseph’s Parish, Iwukem – Etim Ekpo Local Government Area.

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IPC Reveals Reasons for Recent Power Outage in Akwa Ibom

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Ibom Power Company (IPC) has revealed reasons for the break in power supply in the last few days in Akwa Ibom State.

According to the power generation company, Akwa Ibom State is experiencing distribution and transmission problems.

Head of Plant Operations Aniebiet Umoh, said: “Ibom Power Unit 3 has been producing an average of 112 mw every day, there is no reason Akwa Ibom State should be without power supply at any time, if the distribution systems are on.

“Feeder Details in Akwa Ibom State estimate the total capacity of the three major Injection substations responsible for distribution of electricity at 159mw – Eket (56mw), Uyo (64mw) and Itu (39mw).

“Recently, the 132kV transmission line from Itu, in Akwa Ibom State to Aba, in Abia State snapped which disconnected the State from the national grid. Ibom power Management pre-empted this occurrence when they installed a Dead bus technology which allows Ibom plant to operate on island mode giving power to Akwa Ibom state independent of the national grid.”

He explained that on island mode, over 100mw produced by Ibom power plant can be utilised in Akwa Ibom as long as Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) picks the minimum 10mw load requirement for the plant to remain on the mode.

“When the minimum load was not picked we had to shut down the plant until the line from Itu was reconnected,” Umoh said.

The Head, PHEDC Integrated Business Centre which covers Eket region, Akanimoh Ekpe, said as a  safety precaution, PHEDC turned-off its system in the region when the Itu – Aba line snapped. He said after taking the necessary precautions when PHEDC was ready to turn on their system, Ibom power was already shut down.

He said PHEDC was working with Ibom Power and Akwa Ibom State government on distribution network system improvement through the “Power for all” initiative, which includes metering all customers in Akwa Ibom. He added that implementation of the power for all initiative will enhance sustainability of steady power supply across the State.

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Bus crash claims 22 secondary school students

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At least 22 secondary school students died on Tuesday in a road accident in Gaya local government area of Kano state, Premium Times reports.

The Kano command of the Nigeria police confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene trying to “calm the situation”.

The accident, which occurred at about 11.00 a.m., involved a truck and a bus conveying the students from Misau local government, Bauchi.

The students were going on an excursion at a radio station.

A witness, Tella Maiunguwa, said the bus collided with the truck as both were trying to avoid a pothole at Samia Uku village.

Mr. Maiunguwa said the accident occurred close to Maitama Sule College by Dudduru.

Musa Majiya, the police spokesman said the police was ”taking care of the situation.”

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