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BEDC drags NERC to court over planned licence for Asaba distribution

The Benin Electricity Distribution (BEDC) has dragged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to court over the regulator’s plan to grant an operating licence to Asaba Distribution Limited (ADL).
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Century Power boss: Increased electricity tariff tough for consumers to pay

Chief Executive Officer of Century Power Generation Limited, Dr Chukwueloka Umeh, says that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC’s, failure to increase electricity tariff in smaller, steady steps from 2015, as stipulated in the Multi-Year Tariff Order, MYTO, has made the almost 100 per cent increase for some consumers very discomforting, especially at this time of unprecedented economic hardship.

Nigerian government, DisCos miss meter installation target

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.

PHED: Why blackout persists in Rivers communities

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company said five power towers were damaged by suspected vandals at the Elelenwo transmission substation in Obio/Apkor Local Government Area, plunging several communities in Rivers State into darkness.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigerian government commended over suspension of electricity tariff hike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Sunday, commended the Federal Government over its directive suspending the recent electricity tariff hike in the country.

VON chief lauds President Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammad Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike in the country.
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.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Electricity consumer groups oppose minor tariff adjustment

Electricity consumer groups on Wednesday kicked against the minor adjustment in electricity tariffs approved for the 11 electricity distribution companies by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The Edo State Judicial Panel of Enquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses has ordered the arrest of a retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Carol Afegbai for failing to appear before it to explain her alleged complicity in the murder of a 500 Level student of University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu in 2015.

#EndSARS: Edo community demands N50 billion compensation for five slain youths

The head of the Imiakebu community in the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Chief Ugheiemhekhia Yahaya, on Tuesday, asked for N50bn compensation for the alleged murder of five youths by a police officer, John Agaga.

TUC: Electricity tariff hike another betrayal of trust

TUC, in a statement by its President and Secretary-General, Quadri Olaleye, and Musa-Lawal Ozigi, respectively, said: “We are disappointed by the recent hike in electricity tariff, while negotiations were ongoing with the Organised Labour on the last hike because of the untold hardship it has brought on the workers and Nigerians as a whole.

Minister: Nigerian government didn’t increase electricity tariffs, only adjusted bands

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says the Federal Government didn’t increase electricity tariffs but adjusted some bands for users to pay what they are supposed to pay.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Nigerian labour rejects new electricity hike

The NLC also accused the Federal Government of deceit and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians at this period the Coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc to the people, adding that if the action of the government was not resisted, exploitation in the country would have no end.

PDP rejects fresh hike in electricity tariff

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has kicked against the New Year ‘gift’ of hike in electricity tariff as approved by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, saying the new tariff should be jettisoned with immediate effect.

PMNN: Electricity tariff hike bad taste for Nigerians in New Year

Following Federal Government’s New Year ‘gift’ through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, of 50 percent hike in electricity tariff effective from January 1, 2021, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Tuesday, condemned and rejected the increase in all ramifications.

NERC: No 50% increase in electricity tariff

The management of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says there is no 50 per cent increase in electricity tariff.

NERC: Estimated bill threat to power sector survival

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies (Discos) is a threat to the country’s power sector, just as it stressed the need to end the exercise.

Nigerian government hikes electricity tariff by 50 percent

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has approved over 50 per cent hike in electricity tariff effective January 1, 2021.

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