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National Electricity Regulatory Commission

Senate Rejects U.S. Based Professor As Electricity Commission Boss

The Senate has rejected the nomination of an American-based Nigerian professor, Akintunde Akinwande, as the head of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission. Mr. Akinwande was rejected for his failure to attend confirmation hearing. The decision was announced Tuesday. Other nominees [...]

January 11, 2017 Power
Northern Govs, General Electric Sign MOU For 5 Power Plants

Northern Govs, General Electric Sign MOU For 5 Power Plants

The Northern States Governors’ Forum and the General Electric ‎International, on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding, MOU, for the construction of five solar plants some parts of Northern Nigeria. The plants are expected to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. [...]

November 29, 2016 Power
Nigerians Should Not Expect Improved Power In Next 5 Years

Electricity Distribution Boss: Nigerians Should Not Expect Improved Power In Next 5 Years

The Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Olufunke Osibodu, has urged Nigerians not to expect any improvement in the power sector in the next five years.     Speaking at the 11th Annual Founder’s Day event of the [...]

November 21, 2016 Power

US Firm: President Muhammadu Buhari Lied, We Are Investing $150m Not $2.2B In His Oct 1, Speech.

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s deliberate misleading speech on the Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary is still generating ripples across the world, as a US multinational company, General Electric (GE) has disassociated themselves with the claim that they are planning to invest $2.2billion in [...]

October 4, 2016 Economy, Foreign relations, Government and politics, Oil & Gas, Power
Lagos Airport Records 3 Power Outages In 30 Minutes

Lagos Airport Records 3 Power Outages In 30 Minutes

The Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, suffered three power outages in less than one hour on Monday, TheCable can report. The outages, which occurred between 9:15pm and 9:42pm, lasted an average of two minutes each as officers of the Nigeria Immigration [...]

October 4, 2016 Power
International Flights Board In ‘Pitch Darkness’ At Lagos Airport

‘A New Low’: International Flights Board In ‘Pitch Darkness’ At Lagos Airport

‘Pitch Darkness’ At Lagos Airport: The Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Saturday, August 27, 2016 hit a new low as darkness enveloped the premier airport due to power outage at the time passengers were boarding flights to different [...]

August 29, 2016 Power
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Nigerians are responsible for poor power supply – Minister of Power, Fashola

    The Minister of Power, Work and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday, expressed shock at the destruction of public properties by Nigerians who also yearn for better service from government. Fashola expressed his frustration while speaking on Thursday at [...]

June 13, 2016 Power
Overcome Power Outage Fashola

I’ll Use Tough Approach To Overcome Power Outage, Says Fashola

Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, in Kano said he will use tough approach to overcome the lingering power outage affecting the country. Speaking while launching the mass meter deployment of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Fashola [...]

June 13, 2016 Power
Shehu Sani

Fashola and Discos Now Distributing Darkness To Nigerians – Shehu Sani

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Domestic Debt and Loans, Shehu Sani has expressed deep concern over the darkness being experienced across the country.     He stressed that no excuse by power stakeholders was cogent enough to substantive hardships that [...]

June 12, 2016 Economy, Power

Fashola, His Lies And Buhari’s Failed Ministries

When I, Edward Essien, saw Tunde Fashola (minister of darkness) Thursday, June 8, 2016 on Channels TV (other liars were super liar Lai Mohammed, Udo Udoma, and Aisha Mohammed), lying and whining about militants responsible for the poor power situation [...]

June 10, 2016 Economy, Power
Electricity Drops To Zero Six Times In One Month

Electricity Drops To Zero Six Times In One Month

Electricity Drops – The nation’s power generation plunged to zero megawatt six times last month, the highest level since 2009, industry data obtained by our correspondent on Friday showed.     Electricity supply to households and businesses across the country [...]

June 5, 2016 Economy, Power
electricity cost

We Won’t Reverse Hike In Electricity Cost, Says FG

The federal government says there is no going back on the 45 per cent increase in electricity cost, revealing that a reversal will cost over N575 billion.     “One of the reasons why the tariff had to go up [...]

June 1, 2016 Economy, Power

There Will Be Power In All Homes In Six Months If I Was In Charge – Fashola [March 09, 2015]

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, said the solution to the problem of power sector could be achieved in six months if the Distribution Companies, DISCOs, were ready to yield some percentages of their concessions to the state government. [...]

May 19, 2016 Economy, Power
Kaduna Refinery

Reps Oppose Fresh N309bn FG Bond To Finance Power Sector

The House of Representatives on Wednesday opposed fresh plans by the Federal Government to float a bond of N309bn to finance the power sector, which is already 60 per cent private sector-driven.     The  Federal Ministry of Power/Works and [...]

April 29, 2016 Economy, Power
babatunde Fashola

Poor electricity supply: My children are also suffering the effects- Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says his children are also facing the effects of the poor electricity supply presently being experienced in the country. He said they suffer from heat rashes, sweat a lot and also wonder [...]

April 27, 2016 Economy, Power, Video
Fashola

No Plan To Fix Roads, Power Until Budget is Passed – Fashola

  The controversial passage of the 2016 budget has put Nigerians in a total hardship. Contrary to that, Babatunde Fashola, Minster of Works, Power and Housing has also expressed frustration over the delay in the passage of the 2016 budget. [...]

April 26, 2016 Economy, Power, Video
Mr Ayodele Fayose

Fayose Behind Fuel Scarcity, APC Alleges

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of alleged complicity in the fuel supply crisis in the state.       In a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun,  the party said it [...]

April 25, 2016 Economy, Power

U.S. to offer Nigeria ‘technical assistance’ to solve fuel scarcity

  The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, on Thursday promised that the U.S Embassy in Nigeria would offer technical assistance to help Nigeria solve its lingering challenge of fuel scarcity. Ms. Power made the promise on Thursday in [...]

April 22, 2016 Power
Babatunde-Fashola

Sorry Nigerians, Poor Power Supply May Continue Till May.

  The lingering epileptic power supply in the country may continue as major repairs on the vandalised Forcados terminal will not be completed until May. This emerged during the visit of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to the terminal in Delta State. [...]

April 18, 2016 Power
Fashola

Fashola Under Undue Pressure To Resign

Fashola Under Undue Pressure To Resign Nigeria’s electricity woes worsened on Tuesday, April 5, as two additional power generating plants collapsed, bringing the total number of plants not generating Megawatts, MW, of electricity to 10. According to reports, Shiroro power [...]

April 9, 2016 Economy, Power
Shiroro Sapele Power Plants Shut

Blackout: Shiroro, Sapele Power Plants Shut

Sapele Power Plants – The nation’s electricity woes worsened on Tuesday as two additional power generating plants were shut down, bringing the total number of plants not generating any megawatts of electricity to 10. The two shut plants are Shiroro [...]

April 6, 2016 Economy, Power
Buhari And The Budget Designed

Buhari Is Corrupt As $4.2 Billion Miss in NNPC – US Government

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is withholding billions of dollars in revenue from the government’s coffers despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s war on corruption, according to a report published Thursday by the Natural Resource Governance Institute, a New York-based watchdog. [...]

April 4, 2016 Economy, Power
House of Representatives

Buhari Change: Power Generation Crumbles To 0MW For Hours

Nigeria’s power generation collapsed completely on Thursday at exactly 12.58pm to zero megawatt which continued for about 3 hours. Data from the country’s System Operator showed that around 1pm on Thursday, no power generation company in Nigeria produced a single [...]

April 2, 2016 Economy, Power

Fashola: Nigerians Will Get 24 Hour Power Supply – If They Can Afford It

Nigeria’s Power Minister, Babatunde Fashola, has said that a new power tariff will be launched in the country which will ensure Nigerians pay more for electricity – if they want to consume more. He spoke during the inauguration of additional [...]

March 28, 2016 Economy, Power
Buhari

Buhari: I Don’t Know What To Do About Power Problem

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated his administration is in a difficulty as to how fix the constant power problem. Buhari tagged the cul de sac,  “the classic dilemma” over the privatisation of the power sector. He said the privatisation of [...]

March 23, 2016 Power
Urine Generator

Four Nigerian Girls who invented the Urine-Powered Generator

Four Nigerian Teenage Girls – Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15 stunned the world when they unveiled their invention of a urine-powered generator at Maker Faire Africa. The process makes a whole lot [...]

July 30, 2015 Power
NSCDC commences training to counter nuclear disaster

NSCDC commences training to counter nuclear disaster

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has restated its preparedness to prevent and manage nuclear disaster that may arise in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Emmanuel Okeh, NSCDC spokesperson, and made available [...]

June 20, 2015 Economy, Power, Video
Nigeria - Don't Expect Power Always

Nigeria – Don’t Expect Power Always

Nigeria – Don’t Expect Power Always – Nigeria experienced a massive shortage of fuel in May possibly. The scarcity not just affected sector, but also domestic life of several Nigerians that depend on generators for their electricity. In a normal [...]

June 18, 2015 Economy, Power, Video
General Electric Nigerian Power

General Electric Plans $1 Billion Investment in Nigerian Power.

General Electric Co. (GE) Chairman Jeffrey Immelt said the company will invest $1 billion in Nigeria over the next five years by building a manufacturing plant to support power generation and oil production. “We are committed to playing our part [...]

June 2, 2015 Power
FG installs three power sub-stations in Lagos

FG installs three power sub-stations in Lagos – BY MICHAEL EBOH

The Federal Government, Wednesday, gave a boost to power supply in the country with the acquisition and installation of three units of 15 MVA (Megavolt Ampere) injection sub-stations in Lagos. Speaking during the commissioning of the three new 15 MVA [...]

May 19, 2015 Power

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