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Senator Omo-Agege: Nigerian government‘ll end estimated billing syndrome in nation’s power sector

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, on Saturday said the Federal Government was committed to ending the estimated billing syndrome in the nation’s power sector.

Ekiti council seals BEDC office over ‘debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

BEDC, Ekiti council tangle over ‘N15 million debt’

The Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State has sealed off the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over alleged N15 million debt.

Benin Disco partners NDPHC to boost power distribution to customers

Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc has said it was 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.
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NDPHC, BEDC sign agreement on 250MW

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed a framework agreement with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to deliver additional 250 megawatts from stranded power to customers within the franchise area.

SLM: Ondo community denied power supply for 15 years

Sunshine Liberation Movement (SLM) has expressed concern over the plight of residents of Ute, a community in Owo Local Government Area, Ondo State, that has lost access to electricity supply for over 15 years.
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Ondo residents threaten massive protest against BEDC

Members of the Parliament Estate Residents Association in Akure, the Ondo State capital have issued two weeks ultimatum to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to energise a newly acquired transformer in their locality or face massive protest.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to get uninterrupted power supply soon

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has assured the people of the state that the government has put machinery in place to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply before the end of his administration.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

BEDC drags NERC to court over planned licence for Asaba distribution

The Benin Electricity Distribution (BEDC) has dragged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to court over the regulator’s plan to grant an operating licence to Asaba Distribution Limited (ADL).
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi procures N759 million patrol vehicles to fight banditry, kidnapping

The Bauchi State Government yesterday disclosed that it had earmarked N759 million to procure patrol vehicles to support the fight against banditry, kidnapping and other criminal elements across the state.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

Benin DisCo set to roll out 90, 870 meters in Edo, others ‎ ‎

The Management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), yesterday, announced that it has finalised plans to roll out 90,870 meters to customers in its franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti in the first quarter of this year.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly holds public hearing on electricity bill

Ondo State House of Assembly Ad hoc Committee on Utilities and Transportation has held public hearing on the new electricity bill in the state.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

2021: Ekiti governor to launch projects to tackle kidnapping, banditry, robbery

As part of the efforts to make Ekiti State safe for investment and safety in 2021, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will launch a safety city project to tackle all forms of kidnapping, banditry, robbery and other social menaces in the state.

Group: DISCOs, NERC conniving to extort consumers

A civil society group, Civil Rights Council (CRC), has accused the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of allegedly conniving with Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to extort electricity consumers through outrageous estimated billings.
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Benin Disco allays fears on new electricity tariff system

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mrs Funke Osibodu, yesterday, allayed fears of customers in the franchise states over the new Service-Based Tariff, (SBT), saying that they will now pay appropriate rates for services rendered based on its availability.
The hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to make an impact in the gubernatorial election in Edo State has suffered a major setback, following the recent defection of over 5, 000 of its members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who reaffirmed their unflinching support for the reelection bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Edo guber: 5,000 APC members declare support for Governor Obaseki

The hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to make an impact in the gubernatorial election in Edo State has suffered a major setback, following the recent defection of over 5, 000 of its members to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who reaffirmed their unflinching support for the reelection bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: I will continue to ensure peace in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured people of Ekperi in Etsako Central Local Government area that his administration would continue to ensure that their is peaceful coexistence among his party and other political in the state.

Landlords association inaugurates committee on electricity in Delta

The IKA Landlords/Landladies Association, a community in Delta, says it has inaugurated a 10-man committee to ensure improved electricity supply in the area.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

Falling electric pole kills Ondo man, injures BEDC official

A yet to be identified middle-aged man has been killed when an electric pole fell on him in Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Electricity: Don’t pay for what you didn’t use – NERC tells consumers

The National Electricity Regulations Commission (NERC), on Tuesday, declared that no electricity consumer should be made to pay for energy he/she did not consume.

TCN: Why we will not wait for DisCos’ recap

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday said its network development will not wait for the recapitalisation of the Distribution Companies of Nigeria (DisCos), because it takes a shorter time to fix distribution infrastructure.
Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, who was involved in a ghastly auto crash on Sept. 5, is in good condition and responding to treatment in hospital, Mr Olumide Akunrinlola, the Senator’s media aide has said.

Ondo senator meets stakeholders to end 10-year blackout in constituency

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, says he has met with management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and other stakeholders to resolve the 10-year-old blackout in his constituency.

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Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Unity schools old students condemn Kebbi abduction

Former students of unity schools across the country, under the aegis of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), have decried Thursday’s attack on the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State during which scores of students and teachers were abducted by bandits.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

Remittance: It is impunity for NNPC to ignore extant laws – PDP governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, has said it is impunity for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) not to remit money to the federation account as stipulated by the constitution.
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APC governors endorse NGF committee on judiciary, state legislature autonomy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have unanimously endorsed the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal-led NGF Committee on the autonomy for Judiciary and State Legislature.
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Ekiti 2022: Governor Fayemi’s performance‘ll make the job easier for APC – party chairman

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Akinlayo Kolawole, has disclosed that the performances of the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration would make next year’s governorship election easier for the party to win in the state.
A farmer prepares to collect a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast says chocolate traders failing to pay farmers living wage premium

Major chocolate traders in Ivory Coast are failing to pay a $400-per-tonne premium on beans aimed at curbing farmer poverty, the country's cocoa regulator said in a draft letter seen by Reuters on Friday.

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The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, formally presented zero draft National Biosecurity Policy to stakeholders.

Stakeholders meet on national policy on biosecurity

The Federal Government has brought stakeholders together to bring up a final policy paper on the nation’s biosecurity.
All England players are screened for possible heart conditions by the FA on a regular basis to try to avoid the situation that saw Christian Eriksen collapse during Denmark's game against Finland on Saturday, Sky Sports News reports.

England players screened for possible heart conditions on regular basis

All England players are screened for possible heart conditions by the FA on a regular basis to try to avoid the situation that saw Christian Eriksen collapse during Denmark's game against Finland on Saturday, Sky Sports News reports.

APGA spokesman denies chairman’s suspension

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Barrister Tex Okechukwu, has countered reported suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Ozonkpu Victor Ike Oye.

Ekiti: 22-year-old man to die by hanging for armed robbery

A High Court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Olajide, 22 to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Captain Gareth Bale said Wednesday’s win over Turkey in Baku puts Wales in a “great position” to reach the Euro 2020 last 16.

Gareth Bale: Wales in ‘great position’ for Euro 2020 last 16

Captain Gareth Bale said Wednesday’s win over Turkey in Baku puts Wales in a “great position” to reach the Euro 2020 last 16.