Nigerians to pay more for electricity as FG jerks up meter price

November 13, 2021 Editor 0

Again, it appears that consumers of electricity in Nigeria are in for a hard time as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently approved an upward review of unit price of meters. According to a statement made available to newsmen, the price review takes effect from November 15, ç 2021. The affected meter types are the Single Phase Meter and Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Seplat Energy committed to sustainable power supply to Oben Cottage Hospital – CEO

October 4, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Energy Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian and London stock exchanges, has commissioned the project for power supply to Oben Cottage Hospital from its Oben gas facility at Oben Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, as part of the Company’s continuous community development programmes. This is in line with Seplat’s mandate to Read More

Port Harcourt Electricity loses 215 transformers to vandals

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has raised the alarm that over 215 of its electricity transformers have been vandalized in the last few weeks in Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Cross River states. To this end, the Disco has appealed to members of the public to desist from the despicable act of tampering with its network, fittings, meters, Read More

Wärtsilä’s O&M agreement guarantees reliable power supply to Lafarge

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The technology group, Wärtsilä has signed a 5-year long-term Operation & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Lafarge Africa Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading building material producers. The agreement covers the 100 MW Lafarge Ewekoro power plant, which provides a dedicated supply of electricity to the company’s concrete and cement manufacturing processes. Signing of the O&M agreement took place in July 2021, Read More

Citadel Views Estate to provide constant, affordable power via solar

September 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Citadel Views Estate (CVE), a leading sustainable residential housing development company, is providing access to constant and affordable power supply for its prospective residents in the Sangotedo area of Lagos State. Deploying cutting-edge solar energy solutions and biogas sewage treatment system, Citadel Views Estate is perhaps, the first of its kind in Lagos, with a housing model focused on sustainable Read More

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Chinese firm to establish smart metering plant in Bayelsa

September 15, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A Chinese high-tech company, Clou, and its Nigerian partners, Jumbo Goois Global Services, are set to establish a smart prepaid metering   assembly factory in Bayelsa state. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jumbo Goois Global Services, Mr. Timipre Ogoibiri, who led the delegation, disclosed this at Government House, Yenagoa, during a presentation to Governor Douye Diri on Tuesday. Presenting Read More

On sack of agric, power ministers

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is said “destiny can never be denied, but can only be delayed” so whatever happens to us is already written in the book of destiny. It’s good for us to comprehend that democracy is not a perfect system of government, because it’s a combination of different ideologies from different philosophers. Besides, it was formulated based on interest. Permit me Read More

Why Nigeria can’t be self-sufficient in power supply – Experts

September 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Experts in the energy sector have said Nigeria will find it difficult to be self-sufficient in electricity generation and supply because the sector was not well structured, and most importantly, the process of privatisation of the sector was grossly fraudulent. Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission last month announced another increase in electricity tariffs which it said would take Read More

We’ve constructed, commissioned over 350 injection substations since inception – NDPHC

September 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Friday, disclosed that the company has constructed and commissioned over 350 injection substations with a combined capacity of about 3540MW across  the country.  In addition, Oyedele stated that the company since its inception in 2004 till date has also constructed a total of 18 substations. He spoke in Read More

Electricity: Proposed tariff hike insensitive, ill-timed – ActionAid

September 1, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

ActionAid Nigeria has insisted that the proposed increase in electricity tariff by the federal government will not only erode the purchasing power of Nigerian workers but also further impoverish more Nigerians. The non-governmental organisation working to eradicate poverty in Nigeria described the timing of the increase as insensitive and ill-timed saying benefits of previous increases are not being felt by Read More

Nigerians lament as new electricity tariff takes effect tomorrow

August 31, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Electricity consumers in the country have decried the proposed increase in electricity tariff which is expected to take-off by September 1, 2021, without any improvement in services since the last increment in March 2021. The 11 power Distribution Companies (DisCos) recently got approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to increase electricity tariff from Wednesday, September 1. This will Read More

Breaking: NNPC, CMEC, GE sign contract for 50mw Maiduguri emergency power project

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno state, was taken Tuesday with the execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri. The project which is an integral part Read More

Chukuku community to connect with national grid – Sabo

August 11, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman of Kuje area council, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, has promised to connect Chukuku community, a suburb of Kuje area council with national grid. He also promised that the community will get adequate power supply, especially the clinic that has medical facilities. He said: “I will talk to my management team between now and next month. I will give Read More

NERC suspends eligible power evacuation policy

August 11, 2021 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The Electricity market regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission , NERC, has directed the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN to suspend evacuation of electricity to eligible customers introduced by the former Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola. Fashola, who is now the Minister of Works and Housing, was the Minister of Power, Works and Housing during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Read More

Blackout looms as electricity grid collapses again

July 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is currently experiencing a blackout, as a collapse of the electricity grid has been reported. In a recent statement, Oyebode Fadipe, general manager, corporate communications at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), said the system collapse occurred at about 12:26pm on Wednesday. According to him, the incident led to an interruption of power supply in Abuja and its surroundings. Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Ebonyi commissioner installs 18 solar street lights in Afikpo North

July 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Following rising insecurity in states across the country and protracted power supply issues affecting Afikpo North local government area, the Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has installed 18 solar street lights in different communities in his constituency. Speaking with our reporter on Tuesday, Ezeali said his intention is to make sure that communities Read More

Ogun: Abiodun commissions 130 housing units, promises 2,500 houses

July 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun ,Thursday, commissioned about 130 housing units at the Kemta Housing Estate Abeokuta, with a promise that his administration will construct another 2500 units in the next four years. Christened Prince Court Estate, the housing project falls within the first phase of the 300 detached and semi-detached of two and three-bedroom structures to be constructed Read More

Nasarawa govt partners private firm to reduce unemployment, boost economy

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nasarawa state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has taken step to reduce the level of unemployment in the state, therefore partnering a private firm even to boost state economy. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a visit to Halibiz industries, Idu industrial area, Abuja, the governor said his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the organisation set up additional facility Read More

NDPHC, Eko discos sign MoU on 300MW delivery in Lagos

May 29, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed an agreement with Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) to deliver 300 mega watts of power to Ibeju-Lekki and other franchise area in Lagos state. The agreement, which was sealed in the presence of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will see NDPHC supply electricity directly to Eko DisCo from existing Read More

Nigerians lose hope over national grid collapse

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s electricity issue continues to defy solutions in spite of efforts by successive governments to fix the sector. Regrettably, it has continued to crawl after over six decades; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), formerly the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), is an organisation governing the use of electricity in Nigeria. The history of electricity development Read More

ALSCON to generate power supply from National grid

May 10, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government has approved the supply of power to Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom to facilitate its return to full production capacity. The Minister of State Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah disclosed this during his tour of the ALSCON facility in Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom state. The minister stated that the Read More

FEC approves N6 billion for power sector projects

May 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC)has approved N6 billion contracts for the power sector.Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the contracts approved include procurement of transformers and vital spare parts for the maintenance of power transmission equipment.“The Federal Executive Council Read More