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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $210 million power transmission projects for Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria announced on Thursday that the board of the African Development Bank had approved its $210m NTEP-1 projects.

Egbin’s output drops to 600Mw to deepen power sector woes

Nigeria’s biggest power station, Egbin, with output capacity of 1320 megawatts (Mw), currently produces 600Mw due to what the Group Managing Director of Sahara Power Group, owners of Egbin, Mr. Kola Adesina, described as “system issue.”

Economic summit: 22 investors show interest in Osun

As the 2019 Osun Economic and Investment Summit came to an end on Thursday, no fewer than 22 investors have shown interest in partnering with and investing in the state.

Eko Disco blames system failure for power outage

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, has blamed ‘national system failure’ for the outage being experienced by electricity consumers in the Lagos area since Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari directs stronger electricity regulation, penalties for firms to perform

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that power utility regulators across West Africa must ensure strong and proactive regulation, applying penalties for electricity firms to give quality performance.
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.

West Africa power investment to gulp $36 billion – minister

The Federal Government yesterday said that the investment requirement for power in the West African sub-region is over $36.4 billion.
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.

Federal government supports N13.2 trillion ECOWAS energy projects to connect Burkina Faso, others

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Jeddy-Agba, has said the federal government is committed towards implementing the $36.4 billion (about N13.2 trillion) Energy Master Plan for the development of the West African regional generation and transmission infrastructure.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

TCN: $1.66 billion from international donors increases power generation

The Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Alhaji Usman Mohammed, said that the 1.66 billion dollars received from international donors increased generation capacity in the country.
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Defunct NEPA helicopters for sale

After years of neglect, four helicopters inherited from the defunct National Electric Power Authority by the Transmission Company of Nigeria have been valued at $720,000 (N259.20m) ahead of the proposed sale of the aircraft.

TCN: Federal government sets aside $1.61 billion for 24 hour power supply

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Alhaji Usman Gur says the Federal Government in collaboration with international donor agencies has set aside over 1.61 billion dollars to ensure constant power supply in the country.

Report: Why Nigeria’s economic growth is slow

The decline in government revenues and the slow and uneven growth in key sectors of the economy are key factors in the stagnation of the nation’s economic development, an economic analysis conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) shows.
The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has set machinery in motion to supply Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, 1,000 megawatts of power from the grid under its Eligible Customers arrangement.

TCN set to supply Eko Atlantic City 1,000mw from national grid

The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has set machinery in motion to supply Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, 1,000 megawatts of power from the grid under its Eligible Customers arrangement.

Electricity: DisCos are deceiving Nigerians – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday took a swipe at the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), saying the group was indulging in wholesale falsehood to deceive Nigerians.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting was held at the forum’s office in Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday evening.

NGF: Highlights of issues discussed

The Nigeria Governors’ forum meeting was held at the forum’s office in Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday evening.
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)

NGF partners TCN to improve power supply

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has pledged to partner with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to improve power supply across the country.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the lower chamber of the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for.
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Bailout deductions: Governors demand for audit

Nigeria governors have demanded an audit of money owed to states by the Federal Government as a condition for repayment of the N614 bailout fund.

Governor Lalong: We’ll recover lost economy fortunes of Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has said that his administration is determined to recover the economic fortunes of the middlebelt state and create employment opportunities for young people and women as a way to strengthen the existing peace.g

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.