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NDPHC flags-off N5.5bn transmission project in Lafia

The Niger Delta Power Holdings Company (NDPHC) has flagged-off an $18million approximately N5.5 billion substation power project in Akruba, Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.

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.

Governor Al-Makura inaugurates power station to boost supply

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday in Lafia inaugurated 2 by 7.5 MVA power injection substation to boost electricity supply to the state capital and environs.

Four power plants shut down in two days

The number of power plants that did not generate any megawatts rose from five on Sunday to eight on Monday and one more shut down on Tuesday, the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing showed on Wednesday.

President Buhari’s appointees from all zones of Nigeria – Presidency

The Presidency has described as `divisive, mischievous and misleading a newspaper article, titled, “81 of Buhari’s 100 appointees are Northerners’’.

Fed govt approves sale of three national power projects

Three electricity generation companies (Gencos) built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) would soon be sold to private investors in continuation of the 2013 NIPP privatisation that was suspended, the Managing Director of NDPHC, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, has disclosed.

Nigerians require 180,000mw of electricity – United Capital

United Capital Plc has said Nigeria will require 180,000 megawatts (mw) of electricity to meet the need of household and businesses.

Load shedding threatens eight NIPP plants

The inability of electricity distribution companies to absorb the output of power generation firms is threatening the operation of the Gencos, investigation has shown.

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