2023: APC victory certain – Nasarawa speaker 

December 13, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections.  He stated this while inaugurating his 60- man third term  campaign team in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa state Tuesday. “I am here to officially inaugurate my third term campaign Read More

Electricity supply: Between EEDC and Ubomiri residents

November 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ubomiri is a mini-city in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state. It is one of the satellite towns adjacent to Owerri, the state capital. Other satellite towns are Akabo in Ikeduru local government area, Avu, Obinze, Emekukwu, etc. However, whereas all these other satellite towns get a reasonable supply of electricity from the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Ubomiri Read More

Oyo government distributes power generators to 351 PHCs

November 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oyo State Government, Tuesday, kick-started equipping the 351 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in the state with new power generating sets. The presentation of 97 generating sets to some of the PHCs in Ibadan, was held at the state Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. The Engineering Technical Lead of PHCs Renovation Committee, Mr. Ademola Aderinto, said: “henceforth, PHCs will be powered by an Read More

2 housewives in police net for ‘bypassing electricity meters’

November 5, 2022 Patrick Ahanor Benin City 0

Two women, Mrs. Bright Isibor and Mrs. Evelyn Eriamator, are currently cooling off at the Edo state Police Command headquarters’ cell for allegedly bypassing prepaid electricity meters in Benin City. The women were said to have committed the infraction at their business premises around Ekiosa market between 3rd Circular and 2nd East Circular roads. The women were reportedly apprehended on Read More

Like Nigeria, South Africa wallow in nationwide electricity blackout

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had an urgent meeting scheduled with his Cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the country’s electricity crisis which has led to unprecedented levels of nationwide power blackouts in Africa’s most developed economy. The troubled state-owned power utility Eskom, which produces about 95% of the country’s electricity, is implementing scheduled, rolling blackouts in an attempt to save Read More

9 years after, electricity union faults power sector privatisation

September 6, 2022 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

Nine years after the privatisation of the country’s power sector, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has disclosed that the process has not met the expectations of Nigerians. Recall that the power sector was privatised in November 2013, with six power generation plants and 11 electricity distribution companies handed over to the private sector. However, the Federal Government retained Read More

Kwara govt blows hot over electric cable theft

August 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Kwara Commissioner for Energy, Hajia Mariam Ahmed, Tuesday, warned members of the public who indulged in electric cable theft or vandalism to desist. The Commissioner gave the warning in her office in Ilorin while hosting the people of Ilupeju-Lawal community, Madi in Ilorin West Local Government Area of the State, who were on a courtesy visit. She said the Read More

Breaking: Electricity workers suspend strike as Nigerians groan in total blackout

August 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has reportedly suspended its indefinite industrial action for two weeks. The suspension of the strike which the workers embarked upon on Wednesday after a prelude protest at the headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday came as the Minister of Labor and Employment, Read More

FG to add 204MW electricity in Ekiti

August 10, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The federal government has commenced the construction of a 132 kilovolts transmission line and a 2 by 60MVA transmission substation and a switching station in Ekiti state to raise the state’s capacity by 204 megawatts (MW). A statement issued in Abuja by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah, quoted the Minister of Power, Engr. Read More

Take over of DisCos long overdue

July 20, 2022 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Sunday Onyemaechi EzeThe eventual takeover of five ailing Electricity Distribution Companies otherwise referred to as DisCos by the government and Fidelity Bank was long overdue. Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt, Benin and Ibadan were taken over in what the government called restructuring. PMnews reported that; “the Nigerian government in conjunction with Fidelity Bank and AMCON have taken over the affairs of Read More

Kebbi moves to boost power supply, allocate land for 5600MW solar plant

June 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Kebbi government has allocated 200 hectares of land to a private investor to set up a 5,600 megawatts solar power plant in the state, former Chief of Staff to Governor Atiku Bagudu, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad-Argungu, has disclosed. Muhammad-Argungu, who disclosed this to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, said the company would soon begin work on the project, adding that a team Read More

How epileptic power supply heightens insecurity

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The epileptic power supply being experienced across the country recently took a turn for the worse with the citizens and residents lamenting a downturn in businesses. This, according to analysts, has o criminality under the cover of darkness and frustrations. PAUL OKAH reports. In the creation story, as written in the book of Genesis, when God said “let there be Read More

Electricity customers increase to 10.37m in 2020 – Report

June 7, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has disclosed that the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) customers’ numbers in Nigeria increased from 6.99 million in 2015 to 10.37 million in 2020. NBS in its Electricity Report 2015-2020 released in Abuja on Monday, also said the number of customers under the reviewed period (2015-2020) increased successively on a year-on-year basis, with the highest Read More

Epileptic power supply strangulating us, business owners lament

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The dire power situation in Nigeria has become a source of concern to many businesses that have seen their operating costs shoot up on a daily basis; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Yaro, as he is fondly called by his clients and neighbours alike, runs a barbing saloon in Jikwoyi Phase 3. The worsening power supply situation has steadily been affecting his Read More

FEC approves multi-billion naira electricity contracts

April 27, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved multibillion naira contracts for the power sector to boost electricity supply across the country. Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar D. Aliyu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The minister, who presented three memos to the council, said approvals were Read More

Abandoned promises (2): In search of the 40mw

April 7, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

Man may not live by bread alone, but he must live on the promises of his political leaders. A promise is about a better tomorrow. If a promise is broken, abandoned or cynically unfulfilled it casts a shadow on the future for nations and individuals. Nations build themselves on promises of a better and greater tomorrow themselves and their citizens. Read More

The honeymoon is over in Nasarawa

March 23, 2022 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to report that the honeymoon (regarding steady power supply) in Nasarawa state is over. It is as though it was a kind of abracadabra’; pardon my language, but when you are writing in an environment of suffocating heat exacerbated by blackout in the peak of the hot season, it can alter your body system and Read More

Electricity

The colossal cost of dormant electricity

March 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria has been in dense darkness for a greater part of the last two weeks. On two frenzied days last week th9e whole country was in darkness as the national grid collapsed totally. The darkness persisted even after the grid was reactivated. Few communities now enjoy power for five hours in a whole day. Two weeks ago, Russia captured Ukraine’s Read More

14 power stations perform low in 2 months – Report

March 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Following the power outages being experienced across the country, findings have shown that 14 gas-powered generating stations in the country had, in the last two months, either had limited generation or had not generated power alt all. This came on the heels of an announcement by the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, notifying customers of a planned outage from February Read More

Electricity

Nigerians hit with another blackout as national grid collapses

March 15, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

As the country continues to suffer from appalling electricity, Blueprint has gathered that Nigeria’s electricity national grid suffered another collapse on Monday, plunging many homes into further darkness. The grid, which is being managed by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant Read More

Why electricity supply remains unstable nationwide – TCN

March 10, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has explained why electricity supply in the country has remained erratic in recent times, blaming it on low power generation by the power generation companies. In a statement signed by TCN’s, General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, reports that TCN has reduced the load allocation to distribution companies was not correct. “For clarity, TCN Read More

BPE hands over Aba ring-fenced area to Geometric Power

February 16, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government has assured that despite the challenges in the power sector, it would not relent until it resolves issues in the sector and make it attractive to investors. The Director General, Bureau of public Enterprises (BPE), Alex A. Okoh, gave the assurance at the handing over of the Aba ring-fenced area to Geometric Power Wednesday. The BPE DG Read More