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World Bank begins preparation for Nigeria’s $500m power distribution project

The World Bank has commenced preparations for the $500m Nigerian Electricity Distribution Improvement Project.

Babatunde Fashola: Meter supply to electricity consumers will get better

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says supply of meters to electricity consumers will improve following the approval of a new regulations for meter asset providers.

Minister Babatunde Fashola reassures Nigerians of steady power supply

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola said that the Federal was making efforts to ensure steady power supply in the country.

World Bank approves $486m loan to improve Nigeria’s electricity transmission

The World Bank on Friday approved an International Development Association (IDA) Credit of $486 million for the rehabilitation and upgrading of electricity transmission substations and lines.

CACOL asks President Buhari to sack Minister Babatunde Fashola

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has called for the immediate sack of Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, over his recent assertion that lack of adequate electricity in Nigeria cannot be responsible for the country’s slow-paced economy.

Federal govt committed to power sector recovery programme – Femi Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to the implementation of the Power Sector Recovery Programme.

Power grid records first collapse in February

After collapsing six times in the first eight days of this year, Nigeria’s electricity grid recorded another collapse on the first day of the second month.

Nigeria should not be compared to other countries – Babatunde Fashola

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, says Nigeria is a great country which should not be compared to other countries.

Federal govt assures Nigerians of 4,500MW minimum electricity supply from 2018

The Federal Government says the implementation of the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) will ensure a minimum baseline daily power supply of 4,500Mega Watts (MW) from 2018.

World Bank proposes $1 billion for federal govt’s power reform

The World Bank has its renewed commitment to support the Federal Government’s Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), with a proposed $1 billion Performance Based Loan (PBL).

Labour urges federal govt to stop funding DISCOs

Organised Labour has advised the Federal Government to stop any plan to further give monies to privately-owned Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, in Nigeria.

Federal govt pays N60 billionn MDA’s electricity debt

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday stated that the federal government has paid over N60 billion out of the N70 million verified MDA’s electricity debts.

Fed govt not against state developing own power projects – Fashola

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was not against state governments developing their own power projects to support development and supply of incremental power.

We should all embrace mini grids and allow them to work

I am compelled to start on a sad note, to acknowledge an electrical accident that occurred in Minna, Niger recently, and to commiserate with the victims and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their families and to the people and Government of Niger state.

Minister gives condition for establishment of mini grids

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has given details of requirements for the establishment of mini grids to be met by potential investors as he launched the mini grid regulations.

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