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TCN asks Togo, Benin to pay $9 million electricity bills

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has asked its international electricity customers to pay $9 million outstanding power bills.

Official: TCN collaborating with Lagos, Edo, eight others on networks expansion

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Friday it is collaborating with state governments on the Right of Way (RoW) to expand transmission networks.

TCN begins maintenance, promises to restore power nationwide

Barely a few minutes after the suspension of strike by the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has intensified efforts, targeted at completing maintenance and restoring power supply to consumers nationwide.
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.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: Fake news affecting fight against insurgency

A retired military intelligence officer, Colonel Ola Majeoyegbe, urged Nigerians to support the army in the fight against insurgency, stressing that with the support of Nigerians, the troops would perform well. =
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.

Kano faces blackout as TCN threatens KEDCo with termination notice

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday issued a notice of intent to terminate the operations of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government raises installed power generation capacity to 13,427MW

The Federal Government has increased installed power generation capacity to 13,427 megawatts (Mw), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 68

Golden Eaglets begin camping in Abuja for Brazil 2019

Five-times champions Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja got their camping programme for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals holding in Brazil from Oct. 26 to Nov. 17.

Tailor bags one year in jail with hard labour for stealing

Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger, on Friday sentenced a tailor, Abdullahi Nasiru, to one year in prison with hard labour, for stealing a motorcycle.
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TCN to upgrade 7 power lines, targets 10,000MW soon

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it is set to raise transmission wheeling capacity to 10,000 megawatts (MW) this year by re-conductoring seven critical lines nationwide.
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Court remands two herders over robbery

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday, ordered that two cattle rearers, Cheche Garba and Usman Mohammed, charged with alleged armed robbery, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) on Tuesday declared Transcorp Power Consortium as the winner of the financial bid for the privatisation of Afam Power Plc.

Power generation falls to 3,390MW, seven plants idle

The nation’s power generation dropped to 3,390.7 megawatts on Monday as seven plants, including three built under the National Integrated Power Project, sat idle.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi seeks law against project abandonment by new governments

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has canvassed the enactment of a transition law to prevent succeeding governments from abandoning projects initiated by past administrations.
Usman Mohammed - TCN

Federal government, investors to capitalise DisCos with $4.7 billion

The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Monday said that shareholders of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that consist of the Federal Government and the private investors in the firms, are to jointly raise $4.7 billion to recapitalize the firms to upgrade power distribution equipment in the country.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Gombe governor constitutes committee to recover government properties

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has constituted a seven-man committee to recover all illegally acquired government properties from 10th March, 2019.

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