New Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola Assumes Duty

Posted: November 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

Without wasting further time, the new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and the Minister of State, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri as well as the newly appointed Permanent Secretary, Louis Edozien have all assumed duties in the ministry, only a few hours after being sworn in by President Mohammadu Buhari. The Minister, […]

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Igali andUhomoibhi Awarded Fellows of Historical Society of Nigeria

Posted: October 12, 2015 at 4:57 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

As part of activities to mark the 60th Annual Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), the body of eminent historians has awarded Ambassador (Dr.) Godknow Igali, its highest honour of Fellowship. Also honoured alongside the Permanent Secretary, Power, is Amb. Dr. Martin Uhomoibhi, the immediate past Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The […]

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NIGERIA @ 55, Congratulations and Happy Independence Day!!!

Posted: October 2, 2015 at 12:48 am   /   Photo

To Nigeria and all Nigerians: Congratulations and Happy 55th Independence Day!!!

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Nigeria Deserves a Well Established Electricity Market – Igali

Posted: September 22, 2015 at 4:35 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Amb. Godknows Igali has charged participants in the electricity market to imbibe best business practices in order to bequeath a well-established electricity market to the next generation. Amb. Igali, who currently supervises all activities in the Federal Ministry of Power, was speaking during the closing ceremony of a […]

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JICA Unveils Plan to Commence 25-Year Power Development Study for Nigeria

Posted: September 4, 2015 at 11:37 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, Regulation

The Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA), is to embark on a comprehensive master plan study on National Power Development for its intervention activities in Nigeria. The scope of the proposed study will include all its collaborative activities in the power sector covering the entire country with a target year between 2015 and 2040 (25 years). […]

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Power Africa initiative on course, says Barack Obama

Posted: July 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

US President Barack Obama defended his “Power Africa” initiative against claims that the $7 billion plan has failed to achieve its goal of doubling access to electricity in Africa. “We are well on our way,” Obama said as he met five vendors in Nairobi using solar technology to further the project’s goal of creating 30,000 […]

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French Agency partners NAPTIN for Human Resource Development

Posted: June 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NAPTIN, Photo

Agence Francaise Development (AFD), has expressed serious desire in partnering with the National Power Training Institute, NAPTIN, to raise the institute’s capacity to achieve its corporate mandate of developing the critical manpower for the power sector in Nigeria. Specifically the French agency wants to integrate into the training needs of the privatized power sector key […]

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NERC Issues 4 New Licences to Boost Power Generation

Posted: June 16, 2015 at 10:01 am   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, Regulation

By Chijioke Igolo In line with its commitment and determination to increase the level of electricity generation in the country and in accordance with the relevant laws which created the commission, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has presented four new licences to four companies to generate 774 Megawatts of electricity into the National Grid. […]

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FG Commissions Gwagwalada 330/132/33KV Transmission Substation

Posted: May 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

The Vice-President, Arc. Mohammad Namadi Sambo has officially commissioned the 330/132/33kV Gwagwalada Transmission Substation, which would enhance power transmission capacity and flexibility within the federal capital axis. Sambo described the project as key in the realization of series of projects executed by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), aimed at improving electricity supply nation-wide. […]

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Power Africa Initiative: Details and Benefits for Africa, Investors and the People

Posted: April 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm   /   Photo, Special Focus Report

During his June 2013 four- nation tour of Africa, the U.S. President Barack Obama inaugurated the Power Africa Initiative. The major objective of the initiative is to set up actions and partnerships that would culminate in the up-scaling of power generation in sub Saharan Africa by as much as 10,000MW and increasing the number of […]

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