• Fire guts police barracks in Lagos, renders many homeless

    Fire guts police barracks in Lagos, renders many homeless

    A fire on Friday razed a police barracks in Nigeria’s largest city and commercial hub, injuring one person and once again exposing the abysmal living conditions in the megalopolis of 20 million.

    “It took the fire service more than one hour before they responded to our distress call,” Inspector Mike, a resident of the Ijeh police barrack told AFP.

    “By the time they came, the fire has reduced everything into a rubble. That’s why we drove the fire fighters away,” he said.

    “You […]

  • Eko DISCO to install bulk prepaid meters in military barracks

    Eko DISCO to install bulk prepaid meters in military barracks

    The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (DISCO) is to install bulk prepaid meters in military and other security agencies’ barracks within its operational territory.

    Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

    The statement said that Mr Oladele Amoda, Chief Executive Officer of the company, noted that the installation of the prepaid meters would totally eliminate controversies regarding the accuracy of electricity bills in the […]