February 2018

Abuja DisCo Donates N8m Ferryboat to Idah Community to Enhance Transportation

Posted: February 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm   /   Abuja, Discos, Photo

By Dele Ogbodo The Managing Director of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Mr. Ernest Mupwaya, has said that the company is donating an N8 million 46 ton Ferryboat to Idah community in Kogi State and its environs in the riverine communities to ease the challenges of movements within the locality and across the River Niger. […]

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$350M Power Fund: Nigerian Sovereign Fund Boss Says Disclosure to be made in April

Posted: February 22, 2018 at 12:11 pm   /   Government

$350M Power Fund: Nigerian Sovereign Fund Boss Says Disclosure to be made in April By Dele Ogbodo Following the controversy which trailed the diversion of the $350 million belonging to the Nigerian Electricity Bulk Trading Company (NEBT), which necessitated the Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN and his counterpart in Finance, […]

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Why 10 NIPP Projects Were Inconclusive- Olotu, Former Power Boss

Posted: February 19, 2018 at 12:47 pm   /   Government, NDPHC

By Dele Ogbodo The former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Mr. James Olotu, has attributed the inconclusiveness of the 10 NIPP projects to the sudden rise in foreign exchange against the local currency and insecurity which was pervasive across the country then. Olotu, who spoke over the week end in […]

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FG Seeks Creative Solution to Deliver 2000MW of Unutilized Power, As Sector Losses N288b Annually through Imported Energy

Posted: February 13, 2018 at 8:14 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo

By Dele Ogbodo The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, on Monday called on all stakeholders of the energy industry to evolve creative solution to the utilization of 2000MW energy that has remain largely stranded. The minister, who made the disclosure at the 24th Monthly meetings of stakeholders in the industry, […]

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FCT Set to Experience More Power Supply as FG Commissions 100MVA Katampe Transformer

Posted: February 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN

Gwarinpa, Maitama, Life Camp, Jabi, Kado, Mpape, Gudu, Asokoro, Katampe 1/2, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and several other settlements in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are expected to experience remarkable improvement in electricity supply as Federal Government on Monday commissioned the newly completed 1 x100MVA, 132/33kV Katampe Transmission Substation located at Katampe along the Kubwa […]

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A Wrap up of Trending Power Sector Stories for the Week

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm   /   Uncategorized

Friday, 9th February, 2018 Eko Disco Decries Violent Attacks on Its Workers by Consumers Eko Disco Decries Violent Attacks on Its Workers By Consumers Ambode targets 24-hour power supply in Lagos Ambode targets 24-hour power supply in Lagos  Ex-public servants convicted for breach of rural electrification projects https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ex-public-servants-convicted-for-breach-of-rural-electrification-projects.html Power stations generate 94,627MWh in 2017 Q4 […]

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Electricity for Africa Agenda: AfDB Invested $1.39bn in Sector in 2017- AfDB President

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

By Dele Ogbodo and Raph Omamogho The President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina, has said the pan African Bank invested $1.39 billion into the continent’s energy sector in 2017, as part of its determined effort to provide electricity in the continent. He explained that the investment covered 31 operations across 27 countries, representing […]

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Fashola: Why Nigeria Lags Behind S/Africa in Energy Generation, Usage

Posted: February 5, 2018 at 6:16 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power

By Dele Ogbodo Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has said Nigeria though more highly populated than South Africa, lags behind her in energy generation and usage because Nigeria is largely a trading nation, while S/Africa is a mining and industrialized country. Addressing a stakeholders conference made up of civil society […]

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A Wrap up of Trending Power Sector Stories for the Week

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 2:35 pm   /   Uncategorized

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 Erratic power supply not reason why economy isn’t growing – Fashola- Punch Erratic power supply not reason why economy isn’t growing – Fashola Fashola seeks actions on supplying 2,000mw stranded electricity- Dailytrust https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/fashola-seeks-actions-on-supplying-2-000mw-stranded-electricity.html Thursday, 1st February, 2018 Blackout looms as two transmission towers destroyed in Nsukka- Dailytrust https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/blackout-looms-as-two-transmission-towers-destroyed-in-nsukka.html IBEDC, US Power […]

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New Meter Regulation Will Address Meter Shortfall & Estimated Bills- FG

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 12:26 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo

Corporate Offices of the Ministry of Power, Works & Housing soon to Run on Solar By Maxwell Ogbodo and Raph Kesiena The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has assured that Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, would soon unveil a new electricity metering regulation geared towards addressing the challenge of meter […]

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