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The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, who disclosed this in series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, explained that the Siemens deal would expand Nigeria’s power grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

Why Nigerian government suspended new electricity tariff hike

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 assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigerian government orders reversal of hiked electricity tariff

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite committee at the State House on Monday, August 31, 2020.

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Labour union representatives on Sunday staged a walk-out from a meeting with the federal government, barely five minutes after it started.

Fuel price hike: NLC, TUC stage walk out from meeting with Nigerian government

Labour union representatives on Sunday staged a walk-out from a meeting with the federal government, barely five minutes after it started.
The money laundering trial of a former Minister of State for Power, Muhammad Wakil, has been adjourned by the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, till November 4, 2021

Court adjourns N450 million fraud case against ex-energy minister

The money laundering trial of a former Minister of State for Power, Muhammad Wakil, has been adjourned by the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, till November 4, 2021
Goddy Jedy Agba

#EndSARS: President Buhari orders ministers to meet constituents

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a marching order to members of his cabinet to relocate to their home states for the purpose of dousing the tension created by the #EndSARS protests and the destruction of property by hoodlums hiding under the protest.
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Labour: Major reason we suspended strike

Organised Labour has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action for two weeks over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price in the country.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Nigerian government, labour talks on fuel price hike end in stalemate

A Federal Government effort to forestall the nationwide mass protests and industrial action through meeting with organised labour, yesterday, was truncated as the meeting ended in a stalemate.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Nigerian government to electrify five million homes in rural communities with N2.3 trillion

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to expend N2.3trillion on electrification of rural communities, targeting five million homes under the Economic Sustainability Plan, ESP.
Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing 34th West African Power Pool (WAPP) co-ordination meeting of technical and financial partners, said that this decision was adopted by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of energy on December 4, 2018 and subsequently approved by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on December 22, 2018 through Supplementary Act.

Nigerian government to electrify rural communities with N2.3 trillion under ESP

Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, the Minister of State Power said this in Abuja on Tuesday, while inaugurating the First 12 Kilo Watts Peak (KWP) Volus Solar for Health (VSFH) Mini-Grid with 58 KWH Battery Bank at Karu Primary Health Centre initiated by Volus Energy Ltd.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

SERAP urges court to order President Buhari to publish details of government loans since...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been spent.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AFDB to invest $200 million on mini-grids roll out

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has disclosed plans to invest $200 million on roll-out of mini-grids to boost power supply in Nigeria.
The Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jeddy Agba, has assured that the ongoing power plant project on the campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun state would be completed soon.

OAU power plant ready soon – minister

The Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jeddy Agba, has assured that the ongoing power plant project on the campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun state would be completed soon.
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.
John Owan-Enoh

Senator Owan-Enoh calls for reconciliation in Cross River APC

Sen. John Owan-Enoh, the All Progressive Congress (APC) 2019 governorship candidate in Cross River, has called on members of the party to close ranks and build a united and stronger party in the state.
Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing 34th West African Power Pool (WAPP) co-ordination meeting of technical and financial partners, said that this decision was adopted by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of energy on December 4, 2018 and subsequently approved by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on December 22, 2018 through Supplementary Act.

West Africa power investment to gulp $36 billion – minister

The Federal Government yesterday said that the investment requirement for power in the West African sub-region is over $36.4 billion.
Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing 34th West African Power Pool (WAPP) co-ordination meeting of technical and financial partners, said that this decision was adopted by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of energy on December 4, 2018 and subsequently approved by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on December 22, 2018 through Supplementary Act.

Federal government supports N13.2 trillion ECOWAS energy projects to connect Burkina Faso, others

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jeddy-Agba, has said the federal government is committed towards implementing the $36.4 billion (about N13.2 trillion) Energy Master Plan for the development of the West African regional generation and transmission infrastructure.

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Former minister Abdullahi Ibrahim dies of coronavirus

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