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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.
Twenty four hours after the Nigerian power sector achieved a milestone in wheeled electricity supply in the country, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has disclosed that the industry has once again successfully transmitted another all-time peak of 5,584.40MW.
Nigeria has recorded an all-time peak power generation of 5,552.8 megawatts, the Transmission Company of Nigeria announced on Thursday.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not be distracted from its focus of delivering its campaign promises to Nigerians in spite of the numerous challenges.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.
Ondo State House of Assembly Ad hoc Committee on Utilities and Transportation has held public hearing on the new electricity bill in the state.
Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
The President said, “While we would be working with the legislature to enact laws that would strengthen this fight, we would also be looking at reviewing some of our laws which would ensure that this fight is more effective. On the part of the executive, we would ensure the diligent and timely prosecution of corruption cases, while appealing to the judiciary to ensure that corruption cases are dispensed with expeditiously.”
The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Engr. Saleh Mamman speaking during a familiarization visit to the National Control Center (NCC), Osogbo stated that the major problem facing the Nigeria power sector is that SCADA/EMS is not fully operational.
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has refuted reports that it diverted N14 billion from the proceeds of the privatisation of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
Following the recent introduction of the revised service reflective electricity tariff, the Federal Government in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, engaged the stakeholders on the right way to fully implement the tariff.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday unveiled autogas as alternative for petrol in an expanded programme tagged National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
The Federal Government will next week commence installation of five million solar home systems in under-served and off-grid communities across the country, according to sources in the presidency.
Geometric Power and Interstate Electric, owners of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), have reached a truce over the Aba ring-fenced area, with both firms signing the Asset Sale Agreement (ASA) on Wednesday.
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, on Tuesday kick-started the mass distribution of pre-paid metres, tagged “National Mass Metering Programme”, in Birnin Kebbi.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar, Dikkon Sokoto, the Commissioner of Home Affairs in Sokoto State.
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, has announced Monday, Jan. 18 as its resumption date for the start of academic activities in the Institution, Mrs Kehinde Ekanem, the institution’s Registrar, said in a circular, on Saturday.
Mohammed said the syndicates migrate from one State to the other with same method of defrauding their unsuspecting victims after getting their vital information through bogus links or fake investment adverts on social media platforms.
Two women, Nneka Ayaene and Chineye Okoh, have been nabbed by operatives of the Anambra State Police Command for disfiguring a 10-year-old house help, Chidinma Nworie Ani, with hot water.
Arsenal have came to an agreement in principle with Mesut Özil to terminate his contract with immediate effect, per The Athletic.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that schools in the state will remain closed until Feb. 1, as the state grapples with the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Japan on Sunday reported that four people who had arrived in Tokyo from Brazil were found to be infected with a new variant of the coronavirus.
Former Algerian premier, Ahmed Ouyahia, on trial for corruption, admitted Saturday to receiving gold bars from Gulf donors then selling them on the black market, the official APS news agency reported.
The group however gave federal and state governments 14 days ultimatum to dismantle all road blocks mounted by produce toll collectors on the roads whom they said forcefully collect money and beat them on the highways.
Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.