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Buhari Has Improved Power Supply In Nigeria – Adesina

Buhari Has Improved Power Supply In Nigeria – Adesina

The Federal Government on Tuesday night said the electricity supply under the administration of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has improved tremendously compared to what it used to be in the past years. The Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, stated [...]

September 22, 2022 Power
South Africa power cuts may not end in a year, Eskom says

South Africa power cuts may not end in a year, Eskom says

South African government plans to end recurring power cuts could take at least a year to deliver results, a top executive at state energy utility Eskom has said. Africa’s most industrialised economy is set for its worst year of electricity [...]

September 13, 2022 Africa, Power
Fresh Nationwide Strike Looms In Power Sector

Fresh Nationwide Strike Looms In Power Sector

Two weeks after suspension of the nationwide strike by electricity workers that threw the nation into blackout, indications have emerged of a fresh looming strike over alleged unwillingness of government to resolve issues of unpaid entitlements to former workers of the [...]

September 7, 2022 Power
The day electricity workers held Nigeria to ransom

The day electricity workers held Nigeria to ransom

The day’s business had remained seamlessly for hours until sudden darkness enveloped John Okechukwu’s shop last Wednesday, disrupting the day’s operations for the young entrepreneur. Mr John, who runs a photography and general printing business—colloquially referred to as “Business Centre”—at [...]

August 24, 2022 Power
Senate Passes Bill For States, Individuals To Supply Electricity

Senate Passes Bill For States, Individuals To Supply Electricity

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Electricity Bill 2022 to allow states and individuals to generate and distribute electricity. Chairman of the senate committee, Senator Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue), said, “Since electricity is on the concurrent list in the constitution, the bill [...]

July 23, 2022 Power
Nigerian businesses turn to solar sources amid high diesel costs

Nigerian businesses turn to solar sources amid high diesel costs

Nigeria’s solar companies are seeing a surge in demand for mini-grids and equipment as businesses in Africa’s biggest oil producer look for alternative power sources after the cost of diesel soared locally due to rising global oil prices. Supply constraints [...]

July 13, 2022 Economy, Power
South Africa: Eskom could repeat worst power cuts in its history

South Africa: Eskom could repeat worst power cuts in its history

South African state power utility Eskom may be forced to implement power cuts lasting at least six hours a day, after 10 generation units went offline overnight and a strike disrupted its operations. The cuts could begin on Tuesday, company [...]

June 29, 2022 Africa, Power
Nigerian cities in darkness as electricity grid collapses again

Nigerian cities in darkness as electricity grid collapses again

Nigeria’s wobbly national electricity grid has collapsed yet again, throwing several cities including the federal capital Abuja into darkness. Electricity companies announced late Sunday that the collapse occurred just before 7pm. It is the sixth reported collapse in 2022, although [...]

June 14, 2022 Power
Power sector collapse imminent, stakeholders warn

Power sector collapse imminent, stakeholders warn

Stakeholder in Nigeria’s power sector has warned that the sector faces imminent collapse as a result of myriads of challenges. Speaking with journalists, yesterday, they highlighted the acute foreign exchange shortage in the country as a major challenge affecting the [...]

June 7, 2022 Power
Nigerians hit by electricity outage as fuel scarcity continues

Nigerians hit by electricity outage as fuel scarcity continues

Nigerians in several cities including Abuja and Lagos have been hit by a “double-whammy” of fuel scarcity and electricity outage, leaving millions struggling to keep up with their daily activities and businesses. For weeks, the country has faced fuel shortage [...]

February 18, 2022 Oil & Gas, Power
Port Harcourt Disco Launches New Model To Increase Electricity Supply

Port Harcourt Disco Launches New Model To Increase Electricity Supply

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company announced a new business model to ensure consistent electricity supply to users in its service area. The franchise states for the company are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, and Rivers. The indication came from [...]

February 15, 2022 Power
Oyo Government, Ibadan Firm, IBEDC Agree To Restore Electricity

Oyo Government, Ibadan Firm, IBEDC Agree To Restore Electricity

The Oyo State Government and the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) have come to a resolution following a misunderstanding that led to the closure of the company’s offices on Wednesday. This was contained in a statement issued jointly by Temilolu [...]

February 11, 2022 Power
25,000MW Siemens Power Project Begins Q1 2022

25,000MW Siemens Power Project Begins Q1 2022

The Federal Government has said the Siemens AG power project which plans to grow Nigeria’s power delivery to 25,000 megawatts will be revived in the first quarter of 2021. The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, said on Thursday that the [...]

December 11, 2021 Power
Crisis in power sector as Buhari sacks AEDC management

Crisis in power sector as Buhari sacks AEDC management

In a rare and bold move, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved the immediate sacking of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) following industrial action. The announcement made through the Ministry of Power with the purported backing of [...]

December 9, 2021 Power
Uncertainties as tenure of NERC commissioners ends

Uncertainties as tenure of NERC commissioners ends

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), may this week renew the licence of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), an intervention agency in the power sector, signaling more uncertainties in the sector already overdue for [...]

November 18, 2021 Power
Electricity Deficit: Nigerians Are Using 22 Million Generators

Electricity Deficit: Nigerians Are Using 22 Million Generators

The electricity challenge confronting the country appears to have attained a worrisome dimension as there is an estimated 22 million small generators in households use and MSMEs in Nigeria. Operations Director/Executive Director, Selattyn Energy Plc, Mr. Effiong Okon, stated this during [...]

September 7, 2021 Power
Nigeria’s electricity companies and their perpetual loss-making

Nigeria’s electricity companies and their perpetual loss-making

Almost all of Nigeria’s 11 electricity distribution companies reported huge losses in seven straight years, a distressing scorecard that highlights the struggles of a sector that has failed to meet the power needs of Nigerians nearly a decade after the [...]

August 24, 2021 Power
Power Generation Improves To 4,823.60MW

Power Generation Improves To 4,823.60MW

After several weeks of poor performance, power generation in Nigeria picked up at the weekend, reaching 4,823.60 mega watts on Saturday. Data from the National System Operator, an independent unit in the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, showed that it [...]

July 20, 2021 Power
Nigeria To Sell Electricity To Four West African Countries

Nigeria To Sell Electricity To Four West African Countries

Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries expected to buy unused electricity from it.  The deal will be done through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line. The acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria [...]

June 10, 2021 Power
Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again

Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid experienced a total system collapse on Wednesday resulting in blackout in some parts of the country. The TCN confirmed the development in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah. [...]

May 13, 2021 Power
Nigerians To Pay N4,000 Monthly For Solar System

Nigerians To Pay N4,000 Monthly For Solar System —Presidency

The estimated 25 million Nigerians that will benefit from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems that commences this week will be expected to pay about N4,000 monthly, the presidency has said. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on [...]

November 30, 2020 Power
N-Power Beneficiaries

Sadiya Umar Farouk Approves Payment Of Stipends To Exited N-Power Beneficiaries

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has approved the payment of stipends to the exiting N-Power beneficiaries under one of its National Social Investment Programmes. The Honourable Minister stated on Monday, 24th August [...]

August 27, 2020 Power
electricity tariff would take off in July

New Electricity Tariffs Effective In July – Minister

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has insisted that the new increment on electricity tariff would take off in July. He stated this on Tuesday at the Investigative Public Hearing on Power Sector Recovery Plan and the impact of COVID-19 [...]

June 17, 2020 Power
Sale Mamman

Sale Mamman: Nigerians Now Enjoy 18 To 24 Hours Of Electricity Daily

The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, has stated that the entire country currently enjoys between 18 to 24 hours of power every day. Mamman, who spoke in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), maintained that the President [...]

June 11, 2020 Power
N-Power

Nigeria To Disengage 500,000 N-power Beneficiaries ‘soon’

About 500,000 persons engaged in Nigeria’s social investment programme N-Power will have to look elsewhere for means of livelihood as the government is set to terminate their existing engagement. Their current engagement, spokesperson for the humanitarian affairs, disaster management and [...]

May 28, 2020 General, Power
Free Electricity For Nigerians

Discos, FG Agree On 2 Months Free Electricity For Nigerians

The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) on Wednesday said they have aligned with the federal government to provide a two-month rebate of free electricity to Nigerians nationwide. In a statement by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of [...]

April 9, 2020 Power
N-Power

Why Buhari’s Govt Is Delaying Payment Of N-POWER Stipends

The Federal Government has given reasons why beneficiaries of its youth empowerment programme, N-Power have not been paid their monthly stipends. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, explained that the delay in paying N-Power beneficiaries [...]

March 4, 2020 Power
Electricity

‘Why bill to criminalise estimated billing may not work’

Some stakeholders in the power sector, yesterday, expressed serious worry over a bill at the National Assembly aiming to criminalise estimated billing of electricity consumers by distribution companies, stressing that the proposed law will not work. The industry players, who [...]

November 15, 2019 Power
200,000 N-Power Beneficiaries

FG To ‘Disengage’ Over 200,000 N-Power Beneficiaries

An official has disclosed that the federal government is working on how to disengage over 200,000 N-Power beneficiaries. According to reports, the president’s senior special assistant on social investment, Maryam Uwais, during an interview with NTA, said she is discussing [...]

October 16, 2019 General, Power
Jonathan, Buhari Spent N1.164 Trillion On Power

Jonathan, Buhari Spent N1.164 Trillion On Power In 8 Years

The Nigerian government, between 1999 and 2010, reportedly spent over N4.7 trillion on power, but the country remained in darkness. Eight years later, Jonathan and Buhari administrations invested another N1.164 trillion into the sinkhole through capital releases, but homes and [...]

October 14, 2019 Power