Following a burst at one of Nigeria’s hydro-power stations, the Kainji Dam located in New Bussa town in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State, some Nigerian states will likely experience blackout.
Reports say the embankments of the dam caved in after the opening of the four spillway gates to free surplus water caused by heavy rains.
On Sunday, the managers, Mainstream Energy Solution Limited (MESL) opened the points but discovered that the dam was impounding more water than it should.
“We opened the 4 spillway gates because of the water pressure. Now, it is hitting the embankment and will continue to expand if not reinforced. The embankment is falling, rocks are falling into the water”, an official told Thisday.
The firm is carrying out repairs that could take about 760MW of electricity off the national grid.
Abdulrasaq Jakada, a top official of the Emir of Borgu’s palace said the monarch has been informed of the development.
In a statement on Monday, Olugbenga Adebola, MESL Head of Corporate Communications, said the dam is in full operation and currently supplying power to the national grid.
“The Kainji Hydro Power Plant is currently carrying out water spillage exercise to regulate the water flow along the river Niger. The dam reservoir is currently not at its fullest capacity and will not be in the coming months, therefore bursting its banks does not arise.
“This is an exercise carried out annually to ensure that the reservoir is well secured and that the expected flow of water along the River Niger and its tributaries are controlled”, Adebola noted.
The statement added that the firm was working round the clock to ensure power supply to the nation and integrity of the dam.
After claims by Beatrice Wealth, a former basketball player of being sexually abused by the church’s Director of Sport, Pastor Paul Bankole, in his office in 2016, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG has now spoken!
Wealth, who represented the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos in basketball competitions, made the allegation on Twitter on Sunday.
“Our attention has been drawn to your (Wealth’s) tweet on sexual harassment by Pastor Paul Bankole during your visit to his office at the Redemption Camp,” Funso Odesola, an Assistant General Overseer in RCCG, stated in a reply to Wealth’s allegations on Twitter made available to our correspondent.
“We would like to have a physical meeting with you at your earliest convenience in order to further investigate these allegations to forestall a reoccurrence....
A popular Kenyan socialite, Vera Sidika has revealed the huge amount she spent on her breast implant.
According to the curvy lady, she spent a total sum of $20000 (N7.1m) on her breast surgery, years ago in Beverly Hills, US.
Speaking on why she spent such a huge amount on her breasts, Vera said she went in for the surgery to make her body proportional because she used to be thick with a flat chest.
“I wasn’t proportional.I used to be thick but not proportional so I just decided to be proportional and added more Boobs and I at least don’t wear bras anymore.It cost me $20000 (N7.1m). I got it done in Beverly Hills. They are actually good because they don’t interfere with your breasts as...
Alleged internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha has shared his regret of returning to Nigeria which he defined as a "disaster".
In a post, he shared via his Instastory, Mompha who has an ongoing court case centred on money laundering expressed hope of all his tests and trials becoming a thing of the past in the future.
" 2 years ago when you don't know coming to your own country will be a disaster, surely it will all come to pass'' he says
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Kemi Filani News recalls that Mompha was recently released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] on Wednesday, 26th August.
This came two weeks...