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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

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

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

‘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

FG Not Owing N-Power Beneficiaries – Presidency

The Presidency has declared that since the take off of N-Power, one of the social investment programme of the federal government in December 2016, that none of the beneficiaries has been owed. It also disclosed that so far the sum [...]

July 13, 2019 Power
Nigeria Electricity Generation

Nigeria Electricity Generation Falls To 2,616MW, Six Plants Idle

Nigeria electricity generation has fallen to 2,616MW as it was further gathered that six power plants in different parts of the country are idle.  The total power generation declined to 3,978.5MW as of 6.00am on Monday from 4,297MW on Sunday. [...]

May 23, 2019 Power
Nigeria Electricity Generation

Do Not Pay For Electricity After 2 Weeks – NERC Announces New Regulations

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has approached Nigerians not to pay for meter administration charge and the power bill if there is blackout for over about fourteen days. NERC said that the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) guideline had halted [...]

May 11, 2019 Power
Minister of Power

How Will You Rate Fashola’s Performance As Minister Of Power?

Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ministers to submit their report, how will you assess the performance of Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing in giving stable electricity to Nigerians?  As governor, he was reported to have [...]

April 29, 2019 Power
lagos at night

Lagos Airport Road Glitters At Night, Now Has 10 Lanes, Lagosians Hail Ambode

Beautiful! See How The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road Glitters At Night As Lagosians Hails Ambode!! Lagosians have hailed the outgoing Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for giving the Lagos airport road a new face. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road [...]

April 22, 2019 Power

NERC To Begin Mass Metering On May 1

NERC to begin mass metering on May 1 The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission will begin mass metering for electricity consumers by May 1, to bridge the metering gaps in the country. Dr Usman Arabi, NERC General Manager Public Affairs in [...]

April 7, 2019 Power

NNPC considers extending gas pipeline to Algeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is considering extending the ongoing Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline system across the Sahara to Algeria in North Africa. NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, disclosed this while receiving an award from the Petroleum Technology [...]

March 20, 2019 Power

Sovereign fund commits N50 billion to boost power generation

A subsidiary of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), InfraCredit, has opened a N50 billion 600MW Shiroro Hydro Electric Infrastructure Green Bond to boost the plant and power generation nationwide. Launched in partnership with GuarantCo, KfW Development Bank and Africa [...]

March 4, 2019 Power
Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

Buhari vows to probe $16 billion power sector expenditure

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday vowed to probe the $16 billion invested in the power sector by his predecessor in office, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He pledged that every kobo would be recovered and anyone found wanting exposed. Speaking during an All [...]

February 14, 2019 Power

Don’t Renew BEDC License – Oba Of Benin Tells Buhari

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to renew the license of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) for its inability to provide electricity. Oba Ewuare II appealed to Buhari to support Governor’s Godwin Obaseki’s [...]

January 18, 2019 Power
Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Electricity generation companies in the country have said they will be forced to shut down their power plants if the challenges facing them are not addressed. The Association of Power Generation Companies, the umbrella body for the Gencos, said on [...]

January 15, 2019 Power

No budgetary provision for 3,050MW Mambila project –Fashola

There is no budgetary provision for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambila hydropower project, the Federal Government declared on Sunday. The government said the claims that the loan negotiations for the project had stalled since 2017 because of an [...]

January 14, 2019 Power

TCN announces planned power outage in Lagos, Ogun

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced a planned power outage in some parts of Lagos and Ogun States on Jan. 13 and Jan. 15, between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Ms Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager, Public Affairs Unit, TCN, [...]

January 12, 2019 Power

Maiduguri residents protest against uninterrupted electricity supply

Residents of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, said that their 24-hour-electricity supply be cut short immediately. According to them, the constant power supply has caused a huge increase in charges. They are demanding that the Yola Electricity Distribution Company reduce [...]

December 22, 2018 Power

Ikeja Electric launches Academy to deepen safety culture

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) says it has launched a professional Quality Health, Safety and Environment Academy (QHSE) tagged: “i-Empower” to deepen the culture of safety among its employees. Mr Felix Ofulue, the Head, Corporate Communications Unit, said in Lagos on [...]

November 25, 2018 Power