NNPC mulls support for CNG facilities’ deployment

September 13, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. Speaking on TVC Business Show, Business Nigeria Live, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, affirmed that Read More

Banks now responsible for DisCos collections, remittances to NBET, TCN — CBN

August 25, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

Collections and remittances of electricity distribution companies to both the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will now be the responsibility of banks providing guarantees to DisCos. In a recent circular issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria titled DMB Led Electricity Market Collections and addressed to “All Banks,” DMBs providing Bank Guarantees to Read More

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Committee adopts system standards for renewable energy

January 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian National Technical Committee on Electrical/Electronics (E/E)  has recommended 12 PICO PV systems standards, guide for renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification to the Nigerian Standards Council for adoption as Nigeria Industrial Standards. The recommendations were made at the just concluded 2-day TC meeting held in Lagos at the weekend. The Technical Committee (TC) Chairman, Engr. Ayodele Read More

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Power supply: GenCos releases 3,485mwh to national grid

October 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations on Monday released an average of 3,485 megawatts/hour of electricity into the national grid. This is according to a daily energy report by the Advisory Power Team, office of the Vice President, a copy of which was obtained journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The report said the electricity sent out by the Read More

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Energy saving bulbs, injurious to human health – Expert

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An electronic waste expert  and founder, E-waste Relief Foundation, Dr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, has cautioned Nigerians on usage and disposal of energy conserving bulbs, saying they contain several carcinogenic chemicals which are injurious to human health. Ochonogor, who spoke in an interview in Lagos recently, said a lot of scientific studies had been performed on mercury in the Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFLs). Read More

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World Bank, AfDB provide $550m for rural electrification projects–Ohiare

June 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Director in-charge of Rura Electrification Fund at the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Dr Sanusi Ohiare, has said the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB) are providing the sum of $550m to support the agency. Ohiare in an exclusive interview with Blueprint in Abuja Monday said the World Bank was providing the sum of $350m to support the agency’s activities, Read More

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General elections: Candidates not elected on popularity base –NSUK don

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Dr Abubakar Abubakar Kana is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Nasarawa State University, keffi (NSUK). In this interview with Dominic Akpensuen, the don stressed the importance of democracy and the role of the citizens toward the success of democratic ideals, even as he also called for national unity as the springboard of development. Excerpts. Nigeria has successfully transited Read More

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GenCos release 4,114 megawatts of power

March 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Electricity generating companies in Nigeria released an average of 4,114 megawatts of power into the national grid on Monday, a daily energy report has said. The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. It stated that the energy released by Read More

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10 developments that will shape Africa’s energy sector in 2019

January 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

This year will be key for the advancement of new exploration and production development projects from West to East Africa. After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa’s old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent’s position as the world’s hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019.However, the new year also brings a new set Read More

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Ministry official canvasses more renewable energy usage

January 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director of Bi-resources Department, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Mr. Abayomi Oguntunde, has canvassed for more usage of renewable energy to boost power generation in the country. According to him, renewable energy development is the best alternative to improved electricity generation in the country, adding that such feat would improve efforts toward national development. Oguntunde, who spoke Read More

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Aiteo Cup: Rangers go for broke against Sunshine

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Enugu Rangers coach Gbenga Ogunbote has said his team will go for broke today (Friday) when they face fellow NPFL side Sunshine Stars in a final group game of the Aiteo Cup. Rangers maintain top spot in the group based in Kano with four points going into the last match of the group against Sunshine Stars, who are on two Read More

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Bwari junior school invents solar cooker

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Basic Science and Technology Teacher in Junior Secondary School, Bwari, Mr. John Adikwu, has said the school had invented solar cooker to tackle environmental problem. Adikwu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) yesterday. He said the project was exposed to the public for the first time when the school received invitation to Read More

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RSG, Shell Nigeria sign gas supply agreement

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By David Agba Abuja The Rivers state government and Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the distribution of gas to industries in the Greater Port Harcourt area and its environs. The signing of the MoU was announced in a statement in Port Harcourt by Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, Shell Nigeria Media Relations Manager. Mr Richard Read More

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DPR seals 8 petrol stations in Kaduna

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), North-west Zonal office yesterday sealed eight filling stations in Kaduna for under dispensing and selling above pump price. The DPR acting zonal operations controller and deputy manager/ head downstream monitoring and evaluation, Engr Yahaya Maishera, who disclosed this to energy correspondents in Kaduna yesterday, said there was enough fuel to Read More