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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, last night regretted the current poor power supply in the country, declaring that making life more miserable for Nigerians who were on lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic was unacceptable.
The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission over a viral video by Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh.
The Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, has explained that the suspension of take-off of the new electricity tariff hike till next three months was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of March 29 granting a moratorium for certain Federal Government’s funded facilities to the Nigerian public.
Following the current lockdown of economic activities and the many implications of the Corona Virus outbreak, there are indications that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) may later on Tuesday announce the suspension of the proposed increase in electricity tariff expected to hike bills by over 50 per across the country.
The Member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, Honourable Busayo Oluwole Oke, has appealed to the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), to facilitate the immediate restoration of electricity supply to Esa Oke town in Obokun Local Government area of Osun State which had been in total darkness for six months.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday said most customers are backing a spinning reserve strategy, an ancillary service to stabilize electricity supply nationwide and cut down on incessant system collapses.
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it is planning to decommission Unistar Meters assigned to about 11, 000 customers within its franchise areas.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday, postponed till Monday 16, March 2020, a Public Hearing on the on the application for the extraordinary tariff review for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has assured customers of providing 330,000 meters this year and an investment of N43 billion in networks with the new tariff to boost electricity supply.
The National Electricity Regulations Commission (NERC), on Tuesday, declared that no electricity consumer should be made to pay for energy he/she did not consume.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
Ikeja Electric (IE) says it is designing a proposal to refund its customers for pre-paid meters procured under the ongoing Meter Assets Provider (MAP) scheme.
Electricity consumers on Monday opposed the planned tariff increment by Ikeja Electric (IE), demanding that 90 per cent of customers should be metered before any upward review of tariff.
The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has decried that only the average of 170, 000 out of 470, 000 of its customers settle their monthly electricity bills in Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states.
Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc says it is targeting total revenue of N170 billion in 2020 with the implementation of the increment in various classes of electricity tariffs.
Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, has urged footballers across the world to do more to try and help with the fight against coronavirus.
Thousands of musicians across the country would heave a sigh of relief as the Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, on Tuesday, started disbursing the sum of N50 million to them to cushion the adverse effects of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown on them.
The Kano State Government said over 6,000 medical and health professionals have applied to assist the state as volunteers in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the oldest man in the race for White House, has announced his withdrawal.
Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
Following announcement on Monday that wife of the controversial patient who died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital on the 3rd of April, Alhaji Muhideen Obamomo Jimoh, has tested positive for coronavirus which implied that the deceased may have also died from the deadly disease, the management of the hospital has set up a ten-member panel headed by Prof E. O Afolayan with Mrs. O.O Olu-bolaji as secretary.
Many churches in Awka, Anambra capital witnessed a low turnout of worshippers on Sunday for the Palm Sunday service as they comply with social distancing orders by the government.
Uganda’s central bank cut its policy rate by 100 basis points on Monday to 8% to support the economy which has been hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.