IPMAN tells DPR to sanction erring depot owners

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appealed to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction all private depots in Apapa area of Lagos selling above the regulated price of N133.28k Alhaji Debo Ahmed, Chairman, IPMAN, Western Zone, made that appeal in on Wednesday in Lagos. Ahmed said that many depot owners…

Ondo youths protest alleged exclusion from NDDC board

FILE PHOTO: Protesting youths. The Niger Delta Youth Movement( NDYM), Ondo State chapter, on Wednesday protested in Igbokoda over the exclusion of a representative of the state in the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The protesters, who were led by Mr Alaba Agbejoye, the state Chairman of NDYM, had blocked the entrance…

FG will complete on-going power projects – Fashola

The Federal Government says it will ensure the completion of on-going power projects designed to improve electricity generation, transmission and distribution in the country in no distant time. The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, announced the government’s position while inaugurating the new National Commissioners for the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)……

Dogara Queries N2.7 Trillion Spent On Power Without Commiserate Results

Speaker Dogara Queries Money Spent On Power Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has queried the utilisation of N2.74 trillion spent on the power sector from 1999-2015, saying the sector depreciated more as more funds were pumped into it. Dogara, who was speaking at a 2-day stakeholders Interactive dialogue/workshop on the…

Union calls for sack of Kaduna Electric MD, recall of retrenched workers

Two electricty unions have demanded for the immediate removal of the Managing Director, Kaduna Electric, Garba Haruna for alleged gross incompetence. The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) said they have also declared “a non-working relationship” with the management of the company over the……

Electricity workers union kicks, as Kaduna electric sacks 530 workers

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Thursday said the Kaduna Electric, has terminated the appointments of 530 of its members. Ephraim James, Kaduna State Chairman of NUEE told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the company issued sack letters to the workers on February 1. “The termination letters are being……

Auchi residents decry epileptic electricity supply, outrageous bills

Some electricity consumers in Auchi, Jattu and South-Ibie, in Etsako West Local Government area of Edo have decried the epileptic supply and outrageous billing by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). In separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the consumers said this had crippled economic and social activities in the area. Mr……

TCN decries delay in payment of N100bn electricity wheeling charges

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has not been paid arrears of electricity wheeling charges amounting to N100 billion by the nation’s electricity market. The Managing Director of TCN, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was speaking on the challenges facing the company, said the debt has led to a cash crunch in carrying its……

Power supply improves slightly, as generation hits 3,528 megawatts – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says that the nation’s power generation improved slightly to 3,528.90 megawatts on Feb. 1 from 2,662 megawatts on Jan. 22. This figure was disclosed on the website of the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a sub-agency of the TCN, in its daily forecast on power generation in Lagos on……

Kerosene scarcity: Jigawa residents blame product dealers

FILE PHOTO: Kerosene Queue Residents of Hadejia in Jigawa have blamed petroleum products dealers for diversion of kerosene resulting to the current acute scarcity of the product in the town. The situation has also resulted in price hike of the commodity in the market. A check in Hadejia on Tuesday showed that most of the…

29-point guideline on Nigeria Delta operations released

National Council on Hydrocarbons The National Council on Hydrocarbons on Tuesday released guidelines on how to review, strengthen and initiate robust policies for the oil and gas sector. The guidelines, contained in a communique released by the Ministry of a Petroleum Resources, highlighted 29 needs to aid the development of the sector and the Niger…

NNPC resumes loading of petroleum products, nationwide

NNPC-logo Mr Ndu Ughamadu,the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the corporation has resumed loading of petroleum products in all its depots nationwide. Ughamadu made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. He said that the resumption of activities at the depots across the country…