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Gov, Mama Bakassi Offer Relief After Viewing Centre Tragedy in Cross River State

Posted: May 7, 2017 at 12:51 am   /   Discos, Government, Port Harcourt

Help and relief have been pouring in for victims of the viewing centre tragedy in Cross River State. The latest came from the Cross River State Governor, Dr Ben Ayade and Mrs Florence Ita-Giwa popularly called Mama Bakassi. Governor Ben Ayade offered help and succor when he visited the community and the victims in the […]

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Electricity Thieves Beware, FG is Coming After You

Posted: May 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, Government

A special task force for the investigation and prosecution of electricity theft cases under the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 has been inaugurated by the Federal Government. The task force was inaugurated by the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Umar, during a joint conference organised by the Abuja Electricity Distribution […]

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Death of 5 Abuja Children not Caused by Electricity-AEDC

Posted: April 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm   /   Abuja, Discos

Abuja Electricity Distribution (AEDC) company has distanced itself from the unfortunate inferno which claimed the lives of five children in Mpape area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Company, in a statement signed by Ahmed Shekarau, Head of Public Relations & Media said, while it expresses its deepest […]

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Energy Theft: EKEDC to Reward Whistle Blowers, Jail Energy Thieves

Posted: March 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm   /   Discos, Eko

The FG said it would pay whistle blowers anything between 3and 5% if their leads lead to actual loot recovery. For Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC), whistle blowers would get 20% of the total money recovered from such energy theft. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum in Festac Town in Lagos, Chief Operating Officer of […]

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N701bn Power Intervention Funds Too Small to Resolve Power Problems

Posted: March 13, 2017 at 11:08 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Government, Ministry of Power

While a lot of people heaved a sigh of relief following FG recent intervention in the power sector, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) speaking on behalf of the 11 distribution companies has declared that the N701 billion intervention fund approved by the federal government for payments to Gencos has the potential to worsen […]

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Fashola Calls for Realistic Expectations from Power Customers

Posted: March 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Government

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has called on electricity customers in the country to be patient with government and the operators in the power sector. According to him the raft of recent decisions, such as the inauguration of commissioners for the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the approval of […]

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AEDC Flags off Business Process Reform Project

Posted: February 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm   /   Abuja, Discos

The Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution (AEDC) Plc has flagged off the Company’s Business Process Reengineering (BPR) project, which is a two-year project geared towards instituting a better work culture, greater productivity and improved customer service delivery. Equally, the AEDC Management used the opportunity of the flag off ceremony to formally unveil the 76 employees […]

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No Steady Power Unless Tariff Rises – NERC

Posted: January 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

“No Way to Tariff Increase” says Senate Committee The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has declared that without an increase in electricity tariff payable by consumers or an intervention in form of subsidy from the Federal Government to the power firms, the country would not be able to enjoy steady power supply. However, the above declaration […]

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NERC to Sanction DisCos for Non-Metering of Industrial Customers

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has restated its readiness to invoke sanctions on any electricity distribution company, DisCos, that fail to meter her maximum demand customers by the end of February. The NERC had directed all electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to conclude metering of all maximum demand (MD) electricity customers in their networks not […]

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Power Boss Offers Bleak Narratives on State of Power in Nigeria

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm   /   Discos, Government

The Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Olufunke Osibodu, has painted a bleak picture of the state of power in Nigeria and concluded that Nigerians should not expect any improvement in the power sector in the next five years. Speaking at the 11th Annual Founder’s Day event of the American University of Nigeria […]

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