A bill for an Act to amend the Electric Power Reform Act to prohibit and criminalise estimated billing by any of the Electricity Distribution companies in Nigeria, passed the third reading in the House of Representatives yesterday January 22nd.

The bill, which is being sponsored by the Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had scaled public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The lawmaker argues that there is no civilised Nation in the world that bills their electricity consumers arbitraily the way electricity companies in Nigeria do.

“Any regulation that allows estimation of bills when the actual consumption can be ascertained is against natural justice and equity and should not stand'’ Gbajabiamila said

He said the bill, when passed, would put an end to the estimated billing by the DisCos, stressing that it would bring about a win-win situation for both the consumers and the companies.

“The bill will ensure that prepaid meters are installed in all houses, so long as the customers apply for the meters,” he said.

 The House unanimously voted in favour of the bill when it was put to voice vote by the Deputy Speaker, Yussuf Lasun (APC-Osun), at the plenary on Today.

A suspected thief was caught on camera stealing the Macbook of a guest at Radisson Blu Ikeja, recently. The hotel has released the CCTV footage showing the moment the thief stole the Macbook.
Please watch the CCTV footage from the hotel to help identify the thief and report him to the nearest police station.

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A WhatsApp voice note which Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala sent to friends before his plane vanished has emerged. In it, the 28-year-old seemed scared for his life.
In a voice note sent from the light aircraft which disappeared on Monday night in the Piper Mailibu near Alderney in the Channel Islands, Sala told them to send someone to come find him if they don't hear from him. He sounded calm but exhausted.
He said in Spanish in the audio recording:

Hey guys, how is it going? Brother, I am really tired now. I was over in Nantes sorting things out, doing this, doing that. 
I am now aboard a plan that seems like it is falling to pieces. I'm going to Cardiff now, crazy, and tomorrow we get going. I will train with my new team tomorrow.

The striker, who was recently signed to Cardiff for a whooping sum of £15 million, said in a separate voice note that came later:

How are you guys, all good? 
If you do not have any more news from in an hour and a half, I don't know if they need to send someone to find me. I am getting scared!

The Argentine who used to play for Nantes completed a move to Cardiff City on Saturday.


Earlier it emerged he told his former Nantes teammate that he feared for his safety. He was making a round trip in the same plane and when he arrived in France, he reportedly told ex-teammate Nicolas Pallois, who drove him back to Nantes-Atlantiqe airport, that the trip out 'had been bumpy and he feared his safety for the journey back.' 
His last Instagram post was a photo of him posing with his former teammates with the caption: 'The last goodbye'. 


Sala and his pilot last made contact from their Piper FA-46 Malibu just off Alderney at 8.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday coastguard helicopters and lifeboats scoured 1,100 square miles of sea before halting the search at nightfall, Daily Mail reports.
In a statement Guernsey Police said:

During the course of the 15-hour search, which used multiple air and sea assets from the Channel Islands, UK and France, a number of floating objects have been seen in the water. 
We have been unable to confirm whether any of these are from the missing aircraft.
We have found no signs of those on board. If they did land on the water, the chances of survival are at this stage, unfortunately, slim.



Speaking from Argentina, Sala's father Horacio said he was 'desperate' for news, and broke down in tears as he described him as a 'small town humble boy', adding: 'I just can't believe it.'   
The footballer's mother, Mercedes Taffarel was emotional as she said her son was 'enjoying the best moment of his career so far.'

Two sisters have been arrested by officers of the Kuje Medium Security Prison in the Federal Capital Territory for attempting to smuggle substances suspected to be cannabis and Tramadol into the prison premises for an inmate identified as John Ifeanyichukwu.

A statement from the FCT prisons service command spokesperson, Humphrey Chukwuedo, says the prime suspect identified as Blessing Chinwuba, allegedly concealed the prohibited items in a carton of neatly packed noodles, which she wanted to take into the prison.

Blessing reportedly feigned ignorance of the contents of her illegal cargo after she was caught. During interrogation, she claimed that the consignment was given to her by her younger sister, Victoria who denied knowledge of the banned substance.

They have both been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, FCT command, for further investigation and possible prosecution.

Maryam Sanda, who was charged with the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, in Abuja in November 2017, revealed to the police in her statement, that the nude photos of a female she found on her late husband, Bilyaminu Bello's phone, led to their fight which sadly led to his death.

Maryam allegedly stabbed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, in the chest, neck and genital area, over alleged infidelity. He later died from his injuries.

At the resumed hearing of the case yesterday January 22nd, a police officer involved in the investigation of Bilyaminu's death, Josephine Onyinyedu, told the court that Maryam in her statement which was tendered in court as exhibit, stated that she saw the nude photos a lady had sent to her husband on November 20th and that when she challenged him, it led into a fight.

The police prosecutor told the court that Maryam in her statement, said during the fight in their Maitama residence, Bello who is the son of former PDP chairman, Haliru Bello, had slipped on a wet floor and then fell over a broken shisha pot. She added that she drove husband to the General Hospital in Maitama where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

At the trial, the prosecuting counsel attempted to present to the court a medical report from the hospital where Maryam had rushed Bello to on the day of the incident. However, the defence counsel objected to this,insisting that it must be the doctor that released the medical report that must present the report him/herself to the court.

The case was then adjourned to February 27th for continuation of trial.

The funeral of former Chief of Defence Staff and former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh, is ongoing at the Pentecoastal Church, Air Force base in Abuja.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, governors of the Plateau and Adamawa state, Simon Bako Lalong and Bindo Jibrilla, Cheif of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, are amongst the dignitaries at the funeral.
Badeh was murdered while returning from his farm in Abuja in December 2018.
Photos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex BadehPhotos from the Funeral of former AirForce chief, Alex Badeh
photo credit: Amos Benjamin
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