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Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

House of Reps: Mambilla hydropower project only on papers

The Chairman, House of Representatives, Committee on Power, Hon Magaji Da’u Aliyu, has said the over 40 years old Mambilla Hydro-Power project only existed on papers because there was nothing on ground to show that the project has commenced before the coming of this administration.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigeria can’t continue to subsidise power – minister

It called on Distribution Companies in the country to improve on their financial and technical capacity to deliver or the government would intervene more directly to find solutions to darkness.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Governor Ishaku rallies support for $5.8 billion Mambilla hydroelectric power project

Darius Dickson Ishaku, on Tuesday, assembled the elite of Taraba State resident in Abuja to reassure the Federal Government of the unalloyed support of the people on the construction of $5.8 billion Mambilla Hydroelectric Pow­er Project which has lingered for over forty years.
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.

Strike: Electricity workers give federal government 14-day ultimatum

Electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have threatened to resume its suspended industrial action if the Federal Government failed to implement the agreement they signed last month within two weeks.
Abubakar Malami

SERAP urges AGF, anti-graft agencies to fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN; the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye to: “revisit and fast-track prosecution of all cases of corruption in the electricity sector and ensure effective recovery of stolen public funds.”
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari approves committees for Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of two committees for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project in Taraba State.
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director-CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.

President Buhari reverses suspension of NBET chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has yet again overruled the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, over key decisions made in agencies under the ministry’s supervision.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Former REA chief Damilola Ogunbiyi assumes duty at UN

Immediate-past Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi, has assumed duty at her new job at the United Nations.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Power minister, NERC, DisCos, others to face Senate over electricity tariff increase

Barring any last minute change of mind, the Senate may have resolved to summon stakeholders in the electricity sector over the proposed unilateral increase in electricity tariffs.

HURIWA: Suspension of NBET boss illegal

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has declared the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, does not have power under the laws to suspend the Managing Director of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (Plc), Dr. Marilyn Amobi.

President Buhari appoints Ahmad Salihijo as electrification agency chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director-CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.

Nnaemeka Ewelukwa takes over at NBET as Marilyn Amobi steps down

Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Minister suspends rural electrification agency chief

The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Electricity tariff hike imminent

The Federal Government is set to increase electricity tariffs as it expects the completion of power projects across the country, the Minister of Power, Engr Saleh Mamma, has said.

Electricity workers suspend strike action

Barely 24 hours after nationwide strike embarked upon by Electricity staffs to draw Federal Government’s attention to the plights of its members, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has reportedly suspended its strike action.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps summons ministers over power sector crisis

The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Chris Ngige, to explain why nothing was done regarding the 21 days ultimatum given by Electricity Workers Union over unpaid benefits to disengaged employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), as well as improved condition of services by their current employers.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Ministry, other agencies to collaborate for improved power supply

Federal Ministry of Power has called for collaboration and synergy between the ministry and its agencies in the implementation of their core mandates for effective service delivery.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Effective metering will tackle liquidity challenge

The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

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