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The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

President Buratai inaugurates soldiers’ accommodation in Kano barracks

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Saturday, inaugurated blocks of multiple flats of accommodation for soldiers in Bukavu Barracks, 3 Brigade in Kano.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

 Nigerian government stops ministers from ‘removing heads of agencies without due process’

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has stopped ministers from removing heads of public agencies in the country without due process.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, file. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

Nationwide blackout looms as electricity workers threaten strike

A nationwide blackout is imminent as electricity workers, under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), have vowed to down tool if the Police and other security operatives continue to lay siege at their offices across the federation as witnessed early Wednesday morning.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Power generation dips to 1,601 megawatts

Power generation of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) at 06:00 hour on Wednesday, dipped to 1,601 megawatts despite the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recent release of N200 billion to gas suppliers.
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Coronavirus: Borno awaits confirmation of index case

The Chairman of Borno High Powered Taskforce on COVID-19, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, says the state’s taskforce is still waiting for results of the first suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19), case in the state.

Nigeria dismisses claim of free electricity to residents

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has dismissed the claim that Federal Government was providing free electricity to Nigerians as government does not own all sections in the power sector.

Nigeria approves N200 billion for gas to boost electricity supply

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the provision was part of the government’s effort to boost electricity supply during the lockdown period.
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Nigeria releases N200 billion to power sector

Mr. Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) disclosed on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting.

TCN, NNPC collaborate to increase gas supply to electricity industry

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has received unprecedented support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the availability of gas

I have supplied over seven AK47 rifles to criminals – gun-runner

A suspected gun-runner, Adamu Numan, who sold firearms to criminal gangs disclosed that he had supplied over seven AK47 rifles to bandits, robbers and kidnappers.

NERC postpones TCN public hearing over scanty data

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday, postponed till Monday 16, March 2020, a Public Hearing on the on the application for the extraordinary tariff review for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
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Kano signs MOU to improve power supply

Kano State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on viable transmission projects to improve power supply in the state.

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.

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Kano governor appoints outgoing BUK vice chancellor as Maitama Sule university pro chancellor

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday approved the appointment of the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, as Pro Chancellor and chairman Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
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Shoprite announces plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Board of Africa’s biggest retailer, Shoprite International Limited, has announced plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria after 15 years.
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South Africa’s rand falls as virus fears hit risk appetite

South Africa’s rand fell to its weakest in more than three weeks on Monday, as fears about the economic fallout from rising COVID-19 cases dented investors’ appetite for riskier assets.