Association expresses concern about FG’s N701bn Power Intervention Fund

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) says the N701 billion Power Intervention Fund by the Federal Government has the potential to worsen revenue shortfalls bedeviling the power industry. The ANED Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Mr Sunday Oduntan, said on Sunday in Lagos that the fund was a partial solution to the sector’s liquidity……

Zungeru Power Project: FG compensates 98 communities

The Federal Government on Saturday commenced the payment of compensation to the 98 communities affected by the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Dam Project in Niger. Alhaji Abdulmalik Cheche, Chairman, Compensation and Relocation Committee of the project, said this in Minna while addressing the people of the affected communities on how to go about documentation and payment.……

Bello Calls For Improved Power Supply To FCT

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called for improvement in the volume of electricity supplied to the Federal Capital Territory from the national grid to effectively power critical infrastructure in the capital city. The Minister made this call while receiving the new Managing Director, of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) who led…

Eko Disco launches Energy Club in Lagos schools

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Wednesday launched Energy Club in three secondary schools in Lagos to encourage youths to attain their dreams of becoming engineers. The schools are Eko Akete Secondary School, Ajele, Lagos Island; Girls Junior and Senior Academy, Sura and Girls Senior Secondary School, Keffi, Ikoyi. Mr Oladele Amoda, Chief Executive……

Niger Delta: Buhari Presidency Activates $20b Ogidigben Gas Industrial Project

  Acting President On Gas Industrial Revolution “We are unwavering in our commitment to the Niger Delta”— Acting President Osinbajo Laolu Akande, Abuja; In what is called a ‘Gas Revolution,’ and following the renewed interactive engagements of the Federal Government with oil-producing communities in several states in the Niger Delta region, a plan to put…

Edo Govt. to provide 24-hour power supply in parts of the state–Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration will sign its first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) next week to ensure constant electricity supply in some parts of the state. Obaseki disclosed this Thursday in Benin at the on-going Technical and Vocational Education Workshop organised by the State Government. He said that his administration’s resolve was……

Blackout hinders Ministry’s budget defence

The Ministry of Women Affairs has blamed consistent blackout at the Federal Secretariat for delay in submitting necessary documents for the 2017 budget defence to the House of Representatives. The Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, disclosed this before the House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development on Tuesday in Abuja “The challenge……

Uteh Benin residents lament six months power outage

Electricity consumers in Uteh area of Benin City, have decried the six months power outage in the community, caused by the breakdown of transformer serving the area. Some of the residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Benin, that the community had been in darkness for six months now. They called……

US gives Nigeria conditions to support its power sector with $1bn

Though Nigeria has been listed as one of the priority countries to benefit from United States $10bn-assisted power project for Africa, the USAID-funded Energy Initiative (UEI) said the country should indicate the most important areas of the sector that need urgent attention for it to draw $1 billion support from the total fund in 2017….

People should pay for power supply — US

Mr Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator of the United States Power Africa Project, has advised people in Nigeria and other African countries to pay for steady power supply. The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria said in a statement that Herscowitz made the observation at a workshop for Nigerian Power Distribution Companies. “There are 600 million people on the African continent without……

Zamfara Govt House, others in blackout for not paying electricity bills

Zamfara State Government House in Gusau has remained in darkness following the disconnection of electricity supply to the premises by the Kaduna Power Holding Company. Speaking to journalists on the development on Wednesday, the Business Development and Relationship Officer of the company in Gusau Area Office, Mr. Aminu Yakubu, said the action followed the failure……

10 communities appeal to Nasarawa Govt. for power supply

Ten communities in Lafia North Development Area of Nasarawa State on Friday appealed to the government to provide them with electricity to boost their socio-economic activities. Mr Agule Christopher, the Spokesman for the communities, made the appeal when members of the communities paid a courtesy visit to Alhaji Ibrahim Alkali, a member representing Lafia North……