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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the lower chamber of the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for.

Federal government, Siemens agreement key to Nigeria’s power sector improvement – EKEDC chief

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on the 26th of July, signed an agreement with the German company, Siemens, to help the nation’s power sector.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Power generation dips to 2,970.3 MwH

The electricity generation companies (Gencos) said power generation which was 3,183.2megawatts (Mw) on Saturday dipped to 2,970.3Mw Sunday.

NERC makes u-turn on electricity tariff hike

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) appears to be at crossroads over its recent announcement on increase in electricity tariff across the eleven Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), as it has denied any such hike.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

Power supply: Federal government urged to provide 40 percent funding stake to DISCOS

Some stakeholders in the power sector have called on the Federal Government to fulfill its 40 per cent funding to electricity distribution companies (DISCOS) to enable them function effectively.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers vow to resist electricity hike

Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, expected to become effective from July 2020.

BPE: Federal government, Siemens power project takes off December

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the implementation of the agreement which the Federal Government signed with Siemens for the resolution of challenges in the power sector will take off in December.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

BPE: Siemens power sector roadmap to commence by year-end

The implementation of the technical and commercial proposal on electrification roadmap for Nigeria by Siemens Group will commence by the end of the year, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Alex Okoh, has said.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Report: Why stable power supply’ll remain a mirage

An end to the erratic power supply in Nigeria is far from sight. Reason: Nigeria’s power sector losses have risen to N332.4 billion due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure between January and July, 2019.
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Federal government now to break monopoly on power distribution

Not comfortable with the inability of the Electricity Distribution Companies to live up to their responsibilities, the Federal Government is to focus critically on the power sector in order to break the monopoly on power distribution.
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System collapse: Discos deny dropping load allocation

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) Monday denied the allegation of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that the system collapse that was experienced on Sunday was “due to high voltage following massive drop of load by the electricity distribution companies.”

TCN blames load drop by Discos for transformer explosion in Benin

The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says massive load drop by electricity distribution companies was responsible for the system collapse to the national grid, occasioned by the fire outbreak that gutted their transformer in Benin, Edo State.

TCN records another system collapse

Business and other activities were scuttled nationwide, yesterday, following the system collapse recorded by Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

Federal government orders disconnection of three Discos from national grid

The Federal Government has ordered the disconnection of three electricity distribution companies (DisCos) from the national grid over “non-compliance with the conditions of market rules”.

Federal government moves to cut off Enugu Disco, two others from national grid

The federal government has ordered the disconnection of three electricity distribution companies from the national grid over “non-compliance with the conditions of market rules”.
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DisCos seek measures to drive power sector investment

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria have called for the creation of an enabling environment to ensure cost recovery and further drive investments in the nation’s power sector.
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Federal government, investors to capitalise DisCos with $4.7 billion

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Monday said that shareholders of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that consist of the Federal Government and the private investors in the firms, are to jointly raise $4.7 billion to recapitalize the firms to upgrade power distribution equipment in the country.

Ikeja Electric reiterates commitment to safety of staff

Electricity Distribution Companies, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has reiterated the commitment of the company to the safety of its staff across its network area.

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Digital banking startup raises $10 million for mobile banking in Nigeria

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