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Gas shortage hits Nigeria’s power plants

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations said that they could not generate 3,347.5 megawatts of electricity on Wednesday due to unavailability of gas.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,347.5 megawatts

Nigeria electricity sector lost an estimated N1.9 billion on Wednesday due to insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Electricity consumer group says it will oppose hike in tariff

A group, the All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, said on Tuesday that it would oppose the proposed hike in electricity tariffs because it would further impoverish Nigerians.
Power

Nigeria’s power supply drops by 385.65 MW

The power supply has dropped from 3,993.65 megawatts, MW, to 3,608 MW, indicating a drop of 385.65 MW, because of many challenges, including inadequate gas, poor transmission infrastructure and limited distribution facilities.

EEDC: 4,000 megawatts can’t meet electricity needs of over 200m Nigerians

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has said that the 4,000 megawatts generated in Nigeria daily cannot meet the electricity needs of Nigerians.

Ajaokuta Steel equipment not in bad condition – Union

Chairman Nigeria Union of Mines Workers, Ajaokuta Branch, Mr Salami Jamiu, has debunked the belief that installed equipment in Ajaokuta Steel Company are in bad condition.
Power

Power supply worsens as generation drops to 2,915MW

The amount of electricity generated by the nation’s power plants fell below 3,000 megawatts on Friday, dropping by over 600MW in 24 hours.
Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,767 megawatts of electricity into the national grid on Friday.

GenCos release 3,238 MWH of electricity to national grid

Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos), comprising gas-fired and hydro stations, said they released an average of 3,238 MegaWatts/Hour of electricity into the national grid on Sunday.
President Muhammadu Buhari with Governors Godwin Obaseki, Dapo Abiodun and Babajide Sanwo-Olu in New York

UNGA: Lagos governor pursues investment in electricity, health, others

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that 9,000 megawatts is the amount of energy required to transform Lagos State economy.
Chidi Izuwah

ICRC: Power generation to soon receive massive boost

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), says power generation in the country will soon witness a massive boost.

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.
The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) on Tuesday declared Transcorp Power Consortium as the winner of the financial bid for the privatisation of Afam Power Plc.

Report: GenCos release 3,919MW of electricity on June 3

Electricity Generating Companies (GenCos) comprising gas-fired and hydro stations released an average of 3, 919 MegaWatts (MW) of power into the national grid on Monday, a daily energy report has said.

Balarabe Kakale: Nigeria’s laws obsolete, need overhaul

A candidate for House of Representatives seat in Sokoto State, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, has said most laws being used to drive the country’s developmental plans were obsolete and needed to be retooled.

Power generation rises as TCN transmits 116,659.8 megawatts in November

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) rolled out 116,659.8 megawatts in November due to increase in electricity generation.

Expert: Lack of investment reason for poor power sector performance

Stakeholders in the power sector have decried lack of much-needed investment in the power sector and said it is responsible power sector’s poor performance.

Abuja DisCo raises alarm on energy thieves

The Abuja electricity distribution company (Discos) has raised the alarm over alleged sophisticated methods of stealing electricity from its network by consumers under its network coverage areas.

TCN pledges 20,000 megawatts by 2021

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has pledged to increase its production to 20,000 megawatts by 2021.

Minister Fashola confirms GenCos implementation of eligible customer policy

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday disclosed that the eligible customer policy has started yielding fruits as Mainstream Energy Limited, an electricity distribution company (GenCo) has signed on five industrial customers.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
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Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

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Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.