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Anambra hailed over RoW fee waiver

Stakeholders in the telecommunication sector have commended the Anambra State government for the decision of the Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to waive the right of way charges for telecommunication companies.

KEDCO: Our meters are free

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday said that meters issued out under the ongoing zero phase are free and should not be paid for by customers.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Report: Power supply to improve on declining water constraints

Nigerians are expected to enjoy improved power supply in the coming weeks owing to the return of the rainy season and the resultant decline in water constraints suffered by hydro power plants, a report by the Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) has predicted.

Ikeja Electric: Why metering of customers is slow

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc said that it had metered only some 24,000 customers under the National Mass Metering Programme (NNMP) of the Federal Government flagged off in October 2020.

Port Harcourt DisCo insists NMMP meters not for sale

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it is not selling to customers, meters provided free to electricity users by the Federal Government.
Yemi Osinbajo

NPHCDA: Coronavirus vaccines delivered to 35 states, FCT

A Federal Government agency has told the National Economic Council, NEC, that the COVID-19 vaccines have now been distributed across 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, leaving just one state out.

Port Harcourt DisCo warns against illegal connection of pre-paid meters

Chioma Aniwe, PHED’s acting manager of Corporate Communications, in a statement, on Sunday, in Port Harcourt, said the company’s investigation revealed that many of its customers, in its franchise area were bypassing their meters, using ceiling and roof as cover.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Electricity customers fault DisCos move to phase out obsolete meters

Electricity consumer groups on Thursday faulted directive by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to power Distribution Companies (DisCos) to replace obsolete meters under their networks.

Gombe consumers owe Jos DisCo N2.2 billion – spokesman

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) says 19, 317 households have so far been metered in Gombe state, according to Dr Adakole Elijah, JEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications.

NERC orders DisCos to replace obsolete meters

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has mandated the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to replace faulty and obsolete meters for their customers.

Ikeja Electric schedules all customers for metering under national mass metering programme

Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc says all unmetered customers under its business unit, have now been scheduled for metering under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).

Kano DisCo urges customers to report prepaid meter bypass, get compensated

In a statement on Wednesday, Ibrahim Shawai, KEDCO’s head of corporate communications, said the information will be treated with confidentiality and the whistleblower will get five percent of what the defaulters are charged.

DPR: It’s practically impossible to steal crude oil offshore

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), yesterday, disclosed that majority of the crude oil theft recorded in the country’s petroleum industry occur in the inland terminals, noting that it is practically impossible to steal crude oil from the offshore terminals.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has started the upgrade and migration of its customers to improve electricity service delivery within the entire South-East from Nov. 1.

NMMP: Enugu Disco commences free mass metering to customers

In accordance with the National Mass Metering Programme, NMMP, an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria designed to ensure speedy deployment of meters to electricity customers, as a conscious way of closing the identified metering gap in the sector, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has commenced mass meter roll-out to its customers.

PHED begins distribution of 77,000 meters to customers

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc, PHEDC, has begun the distribution of 77,000 Prepaid Metres to its Customers within its area of operation.

Nigerian government, DisCos miss meter installation target

The pact between the federal government and the power Distribution Companies (Discos) to supply and install one million meters between last October and December did not come close to hitting target, as only 16,308 of the projected installations, representing 1.6 per cent, was done at the end of November.

Man in court for ‘tampering’ with prepaid meter

A 35-year-old man, Femi Adesaji, on Thursday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, for allegedly tampering with a prepaid meter belonging to Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

NERC: Estimated bill threat to power sector survival

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies (Discos) is a threat to the country’s power sector, just as it stressed the need to end the exercise.
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.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Expert: Coronavirus has mutated, become extra resistant

Dr. Emmanuel Opowoye, a Public Health Physician in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), warns that COVID-19 virus has mutated and built a lot of resistance.

EEDC dissociates self from people demanding payment for pre-paid meters

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has warned residents in the South-East against some people, claiming to be representatives of the company and demanding payment to provide pre-paid meters.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, said the power sector has recorded yet another national peak generation of 5,520.40MW on 30th October, 2020 at 9.15pm,

AEDC boosting innovation, to connect 100 communities – chief

The Managing Director of AEDC, Dr. Ernest Mupwaya, said the company has embraced innovations to boost electricity access while extending new electricity connections to over 100 communities across its franchise area of Kogi, Abuja, Nasarawa and Niger states.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Bandits demand N10 million ransom to release Niger pastor

The kidnappers of the Pastor in-charge of a Baptist Church in Yakila town, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Bitrus Gyang, have demanded a N10 million ransom to release the clergyman.
However, Rodgers singled out in-form Nigerian striker and Leicester forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, for praise in the 3-2 loss to David Moyes’ extremely impressive West Ham United on Sunday at the London Stadium in London.

Leicester City boss praises Kelechi Iheanacho’s efforts vs West Ham United

After a disappointing weekend of English Premier League football for East Midlands club Leicester City, Northern Irish manager of the club Brendan Rodgers had a lot to be concerned about the team’s overall display that led to the Foxes being behind by three goals in 48 minutes and their response, which very nearly led to a draw.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ vaccine inequality

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries.
School owners in Obinze, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state, yesterday lamented the damages the windstorm caused to their buildings.

Windstorm: Imo school owners lament destruction

School owners in Obinze, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state, yesterday lamented the damages the windstorm caused to their buildings.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Southeast governors lunches regional security outfit

The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.