Sokoto, Borno, Nasarawa least expensive states in Nigeria – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics says Sokoto, Borno and Nasarawa are the least expensive states to live in Nigeria.

NBS disclosed this in its August Consumer Price Index data released on Friday.

According to the data, Sokoto recorded 20.91 per cent, Borno 21.77 per cent, and Nasarawa 22.25 per cent, recording the slowest rise in headline inflation year-on-year.

In contrast, Kogi, Lagos, and Rivers are the most expensive states to live following NBS’s August inflation data.

Kogi State recorded the highest inflation rate, which stood at 31.50 per cent, followed closely by Lagos at 29.17 per cent and Rivers at 29.06 per cent.

DAILY POST recalls Nigeria’s headline inflation rate rose to 25.80 per cent in August.

(Daily Post)

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Total blackout in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara as fire destroys transmission station

Fire on Thursday gutted the Transmission station of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

The incident, which started in the late hours of Thursday, was said to have destroyed the 60 and 90MVA transformers feeding Kebbi Sokoto and Zamfara States.

Police Public Relations Officer, Kebbi Police Command, SP Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the development but didn’t make any comment on the cause of the outbreak.

The fire outbreak came up a few hours after the restoration of the national grid, which collapsed in the hours of the day.

Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power, said the collapse of the national grid was caused by a fire outbreak on the Kainji/Jebba 330KV line.

However, the affected transformers were feeding Kebbi, Sokoto, and some parts of Zamfara State, which include Talata Mafara, Bakura, Maradun, Anka and other parts of Zamfara West.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna Electric Power Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has attributed the recent power outage in some parts of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara to the fire incident in Kebbi State transmitting station, saying that it regrets any inconveniences the service disruption might have caused to its customers.

“The Management of Kaduna Electric regrets to inform its valued customers in parts of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States that the power outage currently being experienced is as a result of the unfortunate fire incident that gutted some critical power supply infrastructure at the Transmission Works Centre in Birnin Kebbi last night.

“Our counterparts from TCN are assessing the extent of damage with a view to commencing necessary repair works. We deeply sympathize with the management and staff of TCN over the unfortunate development,” the company’s management said in a statement released on its verified Twitter (X) account on Friday.

(Daily Post)

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Niger coup: Terrorists may attack Lagos, Sokoto – Fani-Kayode warns

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned that Nigerian border states might be vulnerable to terrorists’ attacks.

Fani-Kayode said Sokoto and Lagos States might be vulnerable to ISIS and ISWAP terrorists’ attacks if Niger Republic and its allies opened up their corridors to the terrorists.

He warned that some of these terrorists have infiltrated Niger State and some States in the Southwest.

Tweeting, Fani-Kayode wrote: “If Niger Republic and her allies deliberately open a corridor for the elements of ISIS, AQIM, ISWAP etc to move into Benin and Togo, ECOWAS’ weakest link, then the whole of Nigeria’s western borders, from Sokoto to Lagos, would be vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

“Already some of the elements have penetrated into Niger State, around Borgu and Shiriro, very close to Benin Republic and some states in the South West of Nigeria.”

(Daily Post)

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