Clerk Denies Allegation Of Tampering With Appropriation Committee Computers, Others

The Clerk of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Dr. Abel Ochigbo has denied allegations that the speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara ordered the shut down, seizure and packing of computers and records belonging to the committee.

Former Chairman of the committee, Hon. Abudmumin Jibrin alleged that the speaker ordered all computers in the secretariat of the committee to be shut down and moved to his office.

He also alleged that the secretariat staff on he orders of the speker are being harrased to keep quiet and suppress facts as well as attempts to break into home office to make away with some vital materials.

But Dr. Ochigbo in a letter addressed to the clerk of the National Assembly, the Acting Clerk of the House of Representatibves and the chairman of the House appropriation committee said the secretariat of the committee is intact and has not been threatened in anyway,

A copy of the letter seen by also said that all records of the committee are also intact and safe-both hardware and software.

The letter further stated that any such report of the allegation as stated above should be totally disregarded.

See the letter below:lLxL1gU7

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Two FM Radio Stations Announces Shut Down Of Operations Over Power Supply Problem, Shortage Of Diesel

Two sister radio stations, The Beat FM and Classic FM announced on Saturday that they would be going off air for the day by 8.30pm due to the shortage of diesel to power their generators.

In messages shared on their social media accounts, the stations said they have to ration what they have.

The statement shared on the handles of the two stations reads as follows:

“We will be shutting down at 8.30pm today due to diesel shortage. We have to ration. We will be back on tomorrow. We will keep you updated.”

Nigeria’s power generation and distribution has continued to take a nose dive, despite the billions of dollars expended.

Only yesterday, the Ministry of Power said that the power generation has fallen to an all time low of 1,327 megawatts.

It had dropped from a recent peak of 4,500MW on April 3, to 2,800 as of March 30.

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