Government

We are still listening to Stakeholders – El- Rufai

Posted: January 24, 2020 at 7:44 pm   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC

If you were expecting quick fix report from the Federal Government Committee to review the present ownership of power assets in the country, you have to tarry awhile. According to the Chairman of the committee, Mallam El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, they are still listening to stakeholders before they make up their minds as to […]

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Ghana, Siemens sign €250m Power Grid Improvement Deal

Posted: January 16, 2020 at 2:50 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN, WAPP

While some Nigerian Power Sector operators and experts have issues with the recent Nigerian Government agreements with Germany for Siemens to reposition the nation’s power infrastructure, the Government of Ghana has wholeheartedly signed a similar mega deal with the company. Siemens has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Ghana to upgrade […]

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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila wades into Electricity Tariff Increase controversy

Posted: January 13, 2020 at 1:39 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

The Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has spoken his mind on the current controversy of electricity tariff increase recently announced by the power industry regulator. For the Speaker, he would want the National Assembly to support the increase in electricity tariffs, making it cost reflective so that it would be […]

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President Buhari over-rules Minister of Power, reinstates NBET MD

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 11:02 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NBET, NERC, REA

The Power Sector has of recent become the theatre of chess games! The latest move is that of President Buhari reversing the moves of the Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamman. The Minister of Power had in the wee hours of December 2019 technically “sacked” the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, NBET […]

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President Buhari Appoints Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as MD, REA

Posted: December 31, 2019 at 8:36 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA, Uncategorized

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has a new Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer in the person of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad. According to a just released twitter post by the Office of the Minister of Power @PowerMinNigeria, the appointment of Salihijo Ahmad has been approved by President Mohammadu Buhari. The appointment of the new MD was […]

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Power Minister Asks MD, NBET to Step Down, Suspends MD, REA

Posted: December 29, 2019 at 7:41 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NBET, REA

In one fell swoop, the Federal Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamam has asked the Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, Dr Merilyn Amobi to step down and suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, REA, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi in what seems to be a major shake up in the Power […]

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Federal Government Commends WAPP Development Partners, Calls for more Support to Realize Regional Power Trade

Posted: November 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm   /   Gen. Biz, Government, Ministry of Power, Photo, TCN, WAPP

By Innocent Okoye The Honourable Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamman has declared the 34th Technical and Financial Partners Meeting open in Abuja. The Technical and Financial Meeting is a major part of the 14th session of West African Power Pool meeting currently holding in Abuja. Mr Goddy Jedy Agba, Honourable Minister of State, Power […]

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More Problems for the DisCos as NERC Issues Intention to Cancel Licences of 8 DisCos

Posted: October 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm   /   Discos, NBET, NERC, Regulation

The times are really not good for the electricity distribution companies, DisCos, in Nigeria. They have been receiving bashing from the Transmission Company of Nigeria for rejecting huge amount of electricity generated by the GenCos and transported to load centers. Only a few months ago, the Electricity Market Operator descended on several DisCos for not […]

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We are prepared to work with DisCos to improve power supply delivery- MD, TCN

Posted: September 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Photo, TCN

BY: Innocent Okoye The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has offered to work in tandem with the managements of all the Distribution Companies, DisCos, to ensure superior power service delivery to the people of Nigeria and beyond. The problem however is that the managements of the DisCos are not prepared to work with […]

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NERC Directs System Operator to Prioritize Dispatching all Hydro Power Stations to check flooding

Posted: September 20, 2019 at 11:06 am   /   Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, TCN

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has directed the System Operator to prioritize the dispatching of power generated by the three hydro power stations in Nigeria in order to manage effectively the water inflow into the dams. The order is also meant to check the result of flooding that might occur if there is an […]

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