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The Azura $1.2bn affair: Five questions for presidential adviser

    The Azura $1.2bn affair: Five questions for presidential adviser

Ahmed Zakari, special adviser to the president on infrastructure, on Wednesday made a number of claims on the Azura power project. In a press statement, Zakari, who works in the

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DOCUMENTS: How Nigeria signed itself into $1.2bn trouble with Azura Power

    DOCUMENTS: How Nigeria signed itself into $1.2bn trouble with Azura Power

On August 21, 2015, the federal government signed partial risk guarantees (PRGs) with the World Bank to provide backing for the privately-owned Azura-Edo Power. PRGs are a suite of agreements

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Presidency source’ lied — Azura $1.2bn deal was signed in August 2015

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘Presidency source’ lied — Azura $1.2bn deal was signed in August 2015

An unnamed presidency source told reporters on Sunday that the Azura Power deal was signed by the government of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 — but TheCable can report that

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Andrew Nevin: Nigeria’s N2.3trn COVID-19 stimulus isn’t enough

    Andrew Nevin: Nigeria’s N2.3trn COVID-19 stimulus isn’t enough

Andrew Nevin, the chief economist for PwC Nigeria, says Nigeria’s approved N2.3trillion COVID-19 fiscal stimulus is small when compared to the size of the economy.   Nevin said the ideal stimulus

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NCAA: Chartered flights will resume when operators meet COVID-19 protocols

    NCAA: Chartered flights will resume when operators meet COVID-19 protocols

Sam Adurogboye, the spokesman of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), says chartered flights will resume once operators have met COVID-19 flying requirements. In an interview with TheCable at the

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INSIDE STORY: The N13.5bn civil war between Adeleke’s power plants, NERC and NBET

    INSIDE STORY: The N13.5bn civil war between Adeleke’s power plants, NERC and NBET

When the next managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) assumes office, one of the knotty issues he will have to crack is the N13.5 billion claim

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Vivour-Adeniyi: It’s a myth — Lagos study shows people don’t get raped for how they dress

    Vivour-Adeniyi: It’s a myth — Lagos study shows people don’t get raped for how they dress

Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), says a study by the

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EXCLUSIVE: Accugas moves against Nigeria over Calabar GenCo’s debt

    EXCLUSIVE: Accugas moves against Nigeria over Calabar GenCo’s debt

Accugas Ltd, gas supplier to the Calabar Generation Company Limited, has issued the dreaded “notice of non-payment” to the Nigerian government

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REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

    REPORTER’S DIARY: I went to Cross River, pretended to have COVID-19 symptoms and this happened

To check how serious Cross River state was about screening for COVID-19, especially as the state is the only one

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DisCos ask court to stop FG’s forensic audit

    DisCos ask court to stop FG’s forensic audit

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have dragged the federal government to court over alleged undue interference in their business operations. The

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INSIDE STORY: How Kogi is turning a blind eye to patients with COVID-19 symptoms

    INSIDE STORY: How Kogi is turning a blind eye to patients with COVID-19 symptoms

It was scorching hot on Saturday afternoon in Lokoja, Kogi, when Godwin (not real name) visited one of the hospitals

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UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

Twenty-four hours to the trip, Otos, a worker at one of the bus terminals in the Jibowu area of Yaba,

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Porous borders threaten COVID-19 fight of Sokoto, neighbouring states

    Porous borders threaten COVID-19 fight of Sokoto, neighbouring states

BY TUNDE OMOLEHIN Since the index case of COVID-19 was announced in Sokoto state on April 20, 2020, the seat

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EXCLUSIVE: With COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria seeks to review Sunrise $200m settlement

    EXCLUSIVE: With COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria seeks to review Sunrise $200m settlement

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has written Leno Adesanya, chairman of Sunrise Power Transmission Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPTCL), to

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EXCLUSIVE: Sunrise lawyer issues deadline to Nigeria over Mambilla $200m settlement

    EXCLUSIVE: Sunrise lawyer issues deadline to Nigeria over Mambilla $200m settlement

Nigeria must commit to paying $200 million settlement claims to Sunrise Power over the Mambilla power project by Friday, April

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EXCLUSIVE: We don’t have $200m to settle Sunrise over Mambilla, Buhari tells Malami

    EXCLUSIVE: We don’t have $200m to settle Sunrise over Mambilla, Buhari tells Malami

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the federal government does not have $200 million to pay Sunrise Power Transmission Company

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