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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC, TUC suspend nationwide industrial action

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.
Electricity pylons are seen along the cooling tower of the defunct Orlando Power Station in Soweto, South Africa, June 28, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Ex-President Jonathan’s administration created problem in power sector – minister

The Federal Government has said that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan created the problem in the power sector by selling the power generating and distributing companies to incompetent investors.

Power: NERC working to monitor quality of service – official

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it is working on ways to monitor the quality of service of power supplied to customers.

Electricity consumers to pay full tariff from mid-2021

Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021.

Hoteliers, tourism operators reject electricity tariff hike

Operators in the hospitality industry in the country, including hotel owners and tourism operators Friday rejected the September 2 electricity tariff hike by the federal government.

NERC: Landlord’s outstanding bills cannot be enforced on new tenant

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has clarified that the outstanding electricity bills of landlords are not to be enforced on new tenants.

Kano Disco clarifies new tariff increment, assures customers of improved supply

The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says the new tariff increment as approved by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is not applicable to all its customers in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
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President Buhari: Deregulation will bring down price of petrol

Though the deregulation of petrol is causing hardship across the polity, the initial pain will eventually give way to greater benefits among which include a significant reduction in the price and availability of the product at all times, according to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.

Joe Okei-Odumakin: Fuel, electricity hike’ll worsen hardship

President, Centre for Change and Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has faulted the increase in electricity tariff and petrol price would worsen hardship.

Nigeria could lose $600 million to imported meters

Nigeria may lose over $600 million to capital flight in favour of China in addition to hurting the local content pursuit with the recent presidential approval to defer for one year, the 35 per cent import taxes on three million pre-paid electricity meters, which are to be imported into the country, the meter manufacturers in the country have warned.
Petrol prices in France have dropped again this week, with an official price of €1.4028 per litre of diesel, as crude oil supplies continue to be affected by uncertainty over the new coronavirus epidemic.

Protest hits Osogbo over electricity tariff, fuel hike

Members of the Coalition for Civil Societies in Osun State Friday morning protested against the hike in electricity tariff and petrol price.

KEDCO begins implementation of new tariff in mandate areas

The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Wednesday, announced that it has begun the implementation of the new service reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Eko, Ikeja Discos begin implementation of new tariff plan

The distribution companies made the announcement in separate notices to their customers through their social media accounts on Tuesday saying the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had approved the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2020 which took effect from Tuesday.

IBEDC commences service reflective charge

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) as part of efforts to deliver excellent service, has commenced the implementation of the Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) from the 1st of September 2020, as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

NLC urges NERC to take decisive action on electricity tariff increase

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to take decisive action on the plan by DISCOs to hike electricity tariff in the country.
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.

Group tasks NERC on price of prepaid meters

The All Electricity Protection Forum, an electricity advocacy group, has appealed to Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to reduce the cost of prepaid meters in the country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari urges families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as telling families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara governor relaxes curfew from 8am to 6pm

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has reviewed the curfew on the people of Ilorin, the state capital from 24 hours to 12 hours.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 62 new virus infections, one death

The 62 new cases were reported from 11 states – Taraba (18), Ogun (15), FCT (6), Kaduna (6), Katsina (4), Ondo (4), Ekiti (3), Rivers (3), Kano (1), Osun (1), and Sokoto (1).
Local war epic Sacrifice topped the box office on its opening weekend (October 23-25) in China, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway, grossing $53m in three days.

China box office: War epic ‘Sacrifice’ grosses $53m on opening weekend

Local war epic Sacrifice topped the box office on its opening weekend (October 23-25) in China, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway, grossing $53m in three days.
#EndSARS protests

#EndSARS: Economy loses N54 billion daily under curfew – bank

At the backdrop of the destructions of public and private properties and businesses in the wake of the #EndSARS protests, businesses have been counting their losses while economy experts have listed the immediate challenges the crises have thrown up against Nigeria’s struggling economy.