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As power outages worsen across the country, this week, the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has said there are technical issues across 17 Generation Companies (GenCos), forcing a huge drop in the national grid.
The Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, has stated that he has no political ambition come 2023 as spread in some quarters.
The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
The 5th Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, has expressed the Church’s confidence in the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has said that most Nigerian leaders achieve very little while in office because they were products of bad followership.
The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), has resumed the activities in the prize cycle of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Science, which was put off last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the hand-over of 49 entries to the panel of judges today.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts for the construction of three sub-stations in Kano and Benue states as well as the extension of transmission lines in Umuahia, Abia State and Mbaino in Imo State.
The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of $526 million for power projects in Abia, Imo and Benue.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contracts for the construction of three sub-stations in Kano and Benue States as well as for the extension of transmission lines in Umuahia, Abia State and Mbano, Imo State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Power to collaborate with the Egyptian government on implementing the Presidential Power Initiative.
The federal government and some private firms have planned to build Ashama 200 megawatts (MW) solar power farm, which may be the largest in West Africa.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the nation’s power grid, which partially collapsed on Wednesday, was fully restored within 45 minutes, the fastest in the country’s history.
Receiving members of the Hausa Guild of Actors and Film Producers, otherwise known as Kannywood, on Tuesday, the minister said the funds were provided to augment the shortfall by the distribution companies (DisCos) who have failed to pay for the electricity supply wheeled to them.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that Nigeria is planning to have at least 30 per cent of its total electricity supply from renewable sources, majorly solar power in the next nine years.
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.
Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has directed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to suspend the recent hike in electricity tariff with immediate effect.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to revert to tariffs that were applicable in December 2020.
The Minister of Power Sale Mamman has disclosed that the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has received a N5.061billion loan to procure and install 85,376 prepaid meters for its customers in the North-East.
The Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, has assured that the Federal Government was going to resuscitate the six abandoned power plants located in Abia North zone of Abia State.
Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.
Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, says workers in Nigeria have “never had it so bad” with their survival looking “almost impossible.”
The former chairman of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika, says decision to end the tenure of Adesola Adeduntan as the bank’s managing director was taken in the bank’s best interest.
The Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of Myanmar’s most powerful rebel groups, said on Monday it had shot down a helicopter after returning fire following air strikes by the military, an official at the group said.
The Norwegian international has been heavily linked with a mega money move away from the Bundesliga giants with La Liga pair Barcelona and Real Madrid both tracking him with interest.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s centre-right party has formed an alliance with the conservative Les Republicains (LR) for regional elections in June in the southern Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region, the prime minister was cited as saying on Sunday.