Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Staff dies a mysterious death on phcn line.

Like people always say, fire is a good servant but a bad master. In the same way, electricity is a good servant and in fact a servant needed in our daily activities. However making a mistake with electricity could lead to a situation where the person affected would not be able to witness the resultant stories.

On Saturday, the 27th of October, 2012, during a fault rectification on a 132kv line that links Osogbo to Akure, a staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria(PHCN), Osogbo Works Centre named Babawale Adeyemi fell off a 132kv pylon in the switch yard due to induction around the line.

The major suprise is that according to a reliable source, the line was earthed properly before he went on the line. In fact if allowed, it could be said the line was 'over earthed'. The mystery is how there could still be induction on a line that has been effectively earthed. Although an explanation was given later about a tree that fell on the line on its path to Akure which caused an earth fault, there is still an anomaly in the story.

A line before being operated on will have been isolated from both sides connected to the line. Even a tree falling on an isolated and earthed line will not generate electricity. The simple fact is that the story does not add up.

There are many questions begging for answers. In this part of the world, people believe in works of spiritual powers. Some are exploring this option by concluding it was a spiritual attack. He was forty-six at the time of his death. He is survived by wife, children, brothers, and sisters. He is to be buried on Thursday, 1st of November.

May his soul rest in perfect peace. There was a recent occurrence which happened when a phcn staff was electrocuted on a 33kv line in Ekiti. It can be concluded that these events are screaming safety! safety!! safety!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The official name of Nigeria is Federal Republic of Nigeria(F. R. N). Nigeria is a country of about 170 million people located in the Western part of the African continent.

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. Also, Nigeria is the country with the highest number of black people. The name Nigeria was formed from the Niger river and area by the wife of Lord Luggard, Flora Shaw.

Nigeria has an area of 923,768sq.km. Land area of 910,768sq.km. while the rest is water. In comparison, Nigeria is a little bit bigger than double of California(in the U. S. A) in land area and smaller than Alaska.

The geographical coordinates of Nigeria are 10 00` North of the Equator on the latitude and 8 00` East of the Greenwich Meridian on the longitude.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dr. Rahman Olusegun Mimiko has been declared the winner of the 20th of October,2012 gubernatorial elections in Ondo State. INEC through the returning officer Prof. Adebiyi Daramola declared Mimiko winner at 1:25pm at INEC's collation centre in the Ondo State capital, Akure. Mimiko led the nearest candidate to him with 104,238 votes.

Calling that a landslide victory won't be bad choice of words. The breakdown is as follows:

1. LP 260,199;
2. PDP 155,961;
3. ACN 143,512.

President Jonathan has since congratulated Dr. Mimiko through the special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

He said; "as Governor Mimiko looks forward to the commencement of his second term in office, the President urges him to be prepared to work even harder to justify the fresh mandate given to him by the people of Ondo State who voted for his re-election on Saturday."