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A United Nations envoy, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, has decried electricity supply challenges in most developing countries battling the coronavirus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has yet again overruled the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, over key decisions made in agencies under the ministry’s supervision.
Immediate-past Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi, has assumed duty at her new job at the United Nations.
The federal government has reversed the suspension of Managing Director of Rural Electricity Agency (REA) Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi.
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Wednesday pledged to work towards finding a solution to global energy poverty.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday commissioned a 9.5 megawatts (MW) capacity off grid gas-fuelled power system built by a private consortium under the Energising Economies Initiative (EEI) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to supply electricity to up to 47,000 shops and small businesses operating at the Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia State.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to continually intervene in the power sector.
The federal government has accused electricity distribution companies (Discos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) of using substandard equipment to execute power projects.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Monday said it provided $150 million for the project. The balance of $50 million was issued from the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF) – a $2 billion facility sponsored by the People’s Bank of China.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo flagged off the pilot project of Special Intervention in Energising Markets as Productive Clusters at Isinkan Market, Akure, Ondo state capital.
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA), on Wednesday, announced that it would develop 10,000 electricity mini grids to support electrification of rural communities in the country.
He said all that was required would have been “a simple letter” requesting his ministry or the agency to clarify issues that agitated lawmakers about the projects.
The Federal Government said it will present to electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) with investments work plan to build 33/11/0.415kV lines and distribution substations to utilise the 2,000 megawatts (MW) generated but currently unutilised.
The project, is part of the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) of the Federal Government aimed at rejuvenating the nation’s education system by providing uninterrupted power supply to the institutions, the ministry said.
The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, yesterday demanded explanation on the solar power projects for nine universities estimated to gulp a whopping sum of N10 billion.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has suggested cancelling the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Report: Paris Saint-Germain terminate Mauro Icardi’s contract after wife/agent reveals he wants to return...
Paris Saint-Germain will be in the market for a striker this summer as one report revealed that the club has terminated Mauro Icardi’s loan deal.
Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.
Nigerian governors urges federal government to suspend all state deductions, restructure debt service payments
Governors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have asked the federal government to urgently put in place measures that would help in the acceleration of an arrangement to suspend all state deductions and restructure all debt service payments on debts owed the central government and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the state is well equipped to treat the only COVID-19 patient it currently has. Governor Akeredolu said the patient would not be transferred to Lagos State.