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Indonesian Firm Builds Refinery In Akwa Ibom

FDI: Indonesian Firm Builds Refinery In Akwa Ibom

The hope that Nigeria will begin to engage in local refining has been rekindled as an Indonesian firm, PT Intim Perkasa Nigeria Ltd, a subsidiary of PT Intim Perkasa, Indonesia, has indicated interest to build a refinery in Nigeria. Mr. [...]

June 22, 2017 Power
China To Support Nigeria Build Own Transformers

China To Support Nigeria Build Own Transformers

China To Support Nigeria Build Own Transformers – The power sector continues to be a vital component for development. Nigeria, known for its erratic power supply and unstable services, has sought the assistance of China to make transformation in that [...]

June 18, 2017 Power
Babatunde Fashola

‎10,000MW Still Achievable By 2019 – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the Nigerian government’s target of providing 10,000MW of electricity by 2019 is still achievable. ‎According to a statement by the power ministry, Mr. Fashola said this while fielding questions on [...]

June 4, 2017 Power
Poor Power Supply Persists

Poor Power Supply Persists Despite Rise In Supply To 3,578 MW

Power generation has risen from 3,161 megawatts, MW to 3,578 MW over the weekend as Electricity Generating Companies; GENCOs continue to increase generation after the recent system collapse. This showed 9,222MW below the nation’s 12, 800 estimated daily national demand, [...]

May 9, 2017 Power
Nigerian Engineer Invents Device That Can Supply The Entire Africa Uninterrupted Power Supply

“24 Hours Electricity Guaranteed” – Nigerian Engineer Invents Device That Can Supply The Entire Africa Uninterrupted Power Supply

A Nigerian engineer, Obayagbona Emmanuel Imafidon, has revealed that he has invented a power-generating device that can solve the problem power outage in the country. In an interview with Guardian, the graduate of Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Management [...]

April 4, 2017 Power
3 Month’s Dept Nationwide Blackout Looms As GENCOs Threaten To Shut Down

3 Month’s Dept Nationwide Blackout Looms As GENCOs Threaten To Shut Down

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) have not been paid for their services by the Nigeria Electricity Bulk Trader in the last three months. A source in the power sector told Sunday Vanguard in Abuja, at the weekend, that the situation of [...]

April 2, 2017 Power
Century Power To Complete 1,500mw Power Plant In 2020

Century Power To Complete 1,500mw Power Plant In 2020

Century Power, a subsidiary of the Obijackson Group, Thursday, said its 1,500 megawatts (MW) power generation plant would be completed by 2020 and would start making a contribution to the national grid. The company in a statement in Abuja, said [...]

March 25, 2017 Power
6 GENCOs Generated Zero Electricity In 1 Week

6 GENCOs Generated Zero Electricity In 1 Week

The challenges bedeviling the power sector appear worsening as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, through the daily operational report of the National Control Centre, NCC, yesterday, reported that six power generating companies, GENCOs, failed to generate power in seven [...]

March 24, 2017 Power
Military, MDAs Owe Power Companies N51 Billion

Military, MDAs Owe Power Companies N51 Billion

MDAs Owe Power Companies N51 billion – An audit report of debt by Federal Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to power distribution companies (DISCos) has revealed an indebtedness of N59.3 billion by top 100 customers, like defence, military and [...]

March 14, 2017 Power
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
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