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Mainstream raises Kainji, Jebba capacity to 922MW, decries N72bn energy debt

Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) said it can now generate 922 megawatts (MW) at Kainji, Jebba hydropower plants in Niger State but that 72 billion energy invoices remains unpaid in the Nigerian Electricity Market.

French agency approves $245 million for power transmission projects in northern Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says the Board of French Development Agency (AFD) has approved 245 million dollars for the implementation of transmission projects in northern corridor.

GenCos accuse federal government of selling electricity to neighbouring countries on non-commercial terms

Electricity generation companies (Gencos) have accused the Nigerian Government of taking power from them and selling to countries in the West African region under the West African Power Pool (WAPP) on non- commercial but diplomatic terms.

ECOWAS inaugurates regional electricity market

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday inaugurated its Regional Electricity Market to address power challenges and fast track efficient cross-border electricity trade among member states.

Fed govt begins ESIA study on Lagos Benin Republic transmission line

The Federal Government has commenced work on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, ESIA, Study on the second 330 kilovolt (kv) transmission line from Ikeja West in Lagos to Sakete in Benin Republic.

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Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
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Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.