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

Akwa Ibom gov cautions against electricity facilities vandalism

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Akwa Ibom state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has cautioned indigenes and residents of the state to desist from vandalizing electricity installations. Udom, who particularly lamented the high rates of vandalism along the Abak-Ika-Etim Ekpo high tension lines, regretted that funds invested into electricity in the area have not yielded desired results due to activities of vandals. To this end, the Read More

NERC approves N215.68bn for Ikeja, Eko DisCos upgrades

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has given approval to Ikeja Electric Plc to invest the sum of N121.92 billion for infrastructure upgrade across its network within a period of five years. NERC, which is the regulator of Nigeria’s electricity sector, also approved N93.76 billion for Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) to upgrade infrastructure across its network within the same Read More

Nigeria businesses lose $29bn annually to poor electricity

April 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Epileptic power supply costs businesses in Nigeria about $29 billion yearly, the World Bank has said. The bank says an average Nigerian consumes four times less energy than their counterparts in a typical lower middle-income country.The bank’s conclusion was drawn from its Power Sector Recovery Programme factsheet presented during the World Bank’s virtual meeting with journalists last week. The bank’s Read More

BEDC partners NDPHC to boost power distribution to customers

April 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

BEDC Electricity Plc has said it is collaborating with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) on the development of an End-To-End Power generation and distribution as part of an effort to boost power supply to customers within its franchise coverage. According to statement released by the BEDC in Benin at the weekend, both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding Read More

Nigeria businesses lose $29bn annually to poor electricity

April 25, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Epileptic power supply costs businesses in Nigeria about $29 billion yearly, the World Bank hassaid. The bank says an average Nigerian consumes four times less energy than their counterpartsin a typical lower middle-income country. The bank’s conclusion was drawn from its Power Sector Recovery Programme factsheetpresented during the World Bank’s virtual meeting with journalists last week.The bank’s practice manager, West Read More

EEDC not competent to supply electricity in South-east – Rep

April 16, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

  A member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Afikpo North/South federal constituency, Ebonyi state, Iduma Igariwey, Wednesday, said Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) is not competent to handle electricity distribution in the southeast. The lawmaker also said he slammed N100million suit against the company for refusing to provide power to the constituency. Afikpo has been in total blackout Read More

MAN raises the alarm over multiple taxation in Delta

April 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Edo and Delta states chapter on Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged multiple taxation on its members by the Delta state government. MAN however called for the flush out of touts and area boys who occupied all the major road in the state for extortion. Chairman of the association, Mr Okwara Udensi stated this Read More

Kaduna Electric commends NAF for prompt payment of electricity bills

April 14, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Director/ CEO of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna has commended the Nigeria Air Force Base Kaduna for prompt settlement of its electricity bills by the Managing. Engineer Garba made this commendation when he received the Commander, NAF Base Kaduna, Air Commodore A. Iyamu, in his office in Kaduna Wednesday. The Managing Director/CEO said: “We are quite happy to be Read More