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Nigeria now able to produce 7,000MW – Babatunde Fashola

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says Nigeria’s power generating companies (GenCos) are now able to produce 7,000MW.

Federal govt recovers 500 stranded containers with transmission expansion equipment

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja announced that it has recovered 500 “stranded’’ containers belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Gencos gulped N152.9bn of N701bn power sector fund in seven months

The Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) has disbursed a total of N152.974 billion to 23 power generation companies (Gencos) within the first seven months of 2017, according to a report.

Federal govt intervention funds saved power sector from total collapse – Chiedu Ugbo

For the N701 billion intervention funds granted the Power Generation Companies, GENCOs, by the Federal Government early last year, the power sector would have experienced total collapse, Managing Director of Niger-Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, Mr. Chiedo Ugbo, has said.

Power supply to improve as burnt pipeline repaired – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister Of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the Western gas pipeline that got burnt last week has repaired and restored.

Lagos, Ondo, Ogun plunged into darkness as fire guts NNPC pipeline

Some states in the western parts of the country may remain in darkness, as repair work is yet to commence on the damage caused by a fire on the Escravos to Lagos Pipeline (ELP), which supplies gas to six power plants in the west.

Expert lauds federal govt on electricity transmission network

Mr Sunday Makinde, an expert in the power sector, on Wednesday lauded Federal Government’s effort at improving electricity transmission network across the country.

TCN, GENCOS working to restore operation on national transmission grid – Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday announced that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Generation Companies (GENCOS) were working to restore the technical hitches recorded in the national transmission grid.

Power plants to generate additional 1,129 mega watts in 2018 – Babatunde Fashola

The Federal Government on Monday announced that when some power generation projects were completed by 2018,they could generate additional 1,129 Mega Watts to the current 7,000 Mega Watts in the country.

New regulation threatens N466 billion power sector loans

The nation’s banks could lose over N466 billion exposures to the power sector due to new policy by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

NERC to roll out new regulation for metering businesses – Babatunde Fashola

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has been granted approval to roll out a new regulation targeted at enabling operators in different sectors play active roles.

Negative income from PHCN sale?

Public expectation for adequate and stable power supply may have been raised when President Goodluck Jonathan handed over share certificates to private investors in five generation companies (GENCOs) and ten distribution companies (DISCOs) which were created from the unbundled Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

Senate calls on fed govt to appoint separate minister for power sector

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to appoint a separate minister for the Ministry of Power to ensure optimal performance.

Nigerian Economic Summit Group urges review of sold power assets, electricity tariff

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has recommended a review of the privatisation of the power sector.

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‎Zamfara killings: Governor Yari vindicates me on $1 billion withdrawal – Ayodele Fayose

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Ibrahim Idris: Police lose 9,028 to retirement, dismissal, death annually

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Russia insists it didn’t meddle in US election

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House of Reps probes NEMA over N2.4 billion contract

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Zamfara killings: Police arrest three principal suspects

The police on Sunday said they had arrested three principal suspects in connection with the killing of over 20 persons in Birane village in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State last week.