Tag: power

  • Buhari Summons Uzodimma, Minister Over Power, Economic Devt

    Buhari Summons Uzodimma, Minister Over Power, Economic Devt

    Teddy Nwanunobi Apparently worried over the state of power in the country and insecurity in Imo State, President Muhammadu Buhari summoned Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, and his Chief Economic Adviser, Professor Doyin Salami, to a meeting at the Presidential Villa, yesterday. Buhari’s media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, […]

  • How Power Sector Corruption Inflicts Hardship On Nigerians

    How Power Sector Corruption Inflicts Hardship On Nigerians

    The complaints of electricity consumers in Nigeria have shifted from erratic supply, arbitrary disconnections and poor customer service to outrageous estimated billings, which the Distribution Companies (DisCos) do without remorse. Rather than monitor the consumption of power by customers, DisCos workers prepare for and send bills to unoccupied and abandoned buildings. Pushed to the wall, […]

  • Nigerians Spend N7trn Yearly On Power Generation

    Nigerians Spend N7trn Yearly On Power Generation

    Charles Ebi Nigerians, and by extension, their businesses, expend about N7 trillion annually on power generation, a Renewable Energy expert, Mr Stephen Ogboko, has said. Ogboko, also the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Off Grid Tech Solutions Ltd., made this known at a virtual news conference in Lagos. He spoke on the theme: “Analysing […]

  • Privatisation: Unending Woes For Power Sector

    Privatisation: Unending Woes For Power Sector

    Alyiu Galadima Sixty years on, since Nigeria gained independence, the country is yet to come close to attaining any level of sufficiency in its pursuit of reliable power for its people and their businesses. Today, it’s no longer shocking to see offices owned by electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in several states of the federation, being […]

  • NDPHC: 16 Years of NIPP Implementation, Challenges of NIPP/NDPHC Investment In The Power Sector Value Chain

    NDPHC: 16 Years of NIPP Implementation, Challenges of NIPP/NDPHC Investment In The Power Sector Value Chain

    Prior to the coming of the new Democratic Government in 1999, the Power Sector had gone over 20 years without a single investment, thereby making the investment that would be needed to revive the sector a massive one. In order to fast track bringing different government funded project mainstream, The National Integrated Power Projects, NIPP, […]

  • Why Govt Interference In Power Sector Jeopardizes Growth, Deters Investment

    Why Govt Interference In Power Sector Jeopardizes Growth, Deters Investment

    Investors fear delay will affect projected growth Govt may pay N26bn shortfall for suspension Cyril Ogar The Federal Government has agreed to provide a tariff relief of 10 naira 20 kobo per kilowatt of electricity for the next three months and also massively distribute free meters to electricity consumers. This comes on the heels of […]

  • NDPHC To Add 125 MW To National Electricity Grid

    NDPHC To Add 125 MW To National Electricity Grid

    Cyril Ogar The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) says it plans to add 125MW of electricity to the national grid to boost power supply in the country. The Managing Director of NDPHC, Mr Chiedu Ugbo, disclosed this in Abuja when Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State visited the company’s headquarters. Ugbo said that NDPHC […]

  • N1.02Trn Power Bailout Funds Fail To Lift Sector

    N1.02Trn Power Bailout Funds Fail To Lift Sector

    By Cyril Ogar The Federal Government has committed the sum of N1.023 trillion in bailouts in the form of low-interest loans and grants to Nigeria’s power sector within the last three years yet the country is unable to witness any stable power supply. In 2015, the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) […]

  • Power: Operators Must Live Up To Expectation – Buhari

    Power: Operators Must Live Up To Expectation – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is committed to lawful interventions to ensure that operators in the business of electricity distribution live up to expectations of Nigerians. The President stated this in his broadcast to the nation to mark the 19th year of Nigeria’s nascent democracy and the 3rd anniversary of his administration in Abuja on […]

  • Ex-NEPA Worker Dies On Alleged Illegal Connection In Delta

    Ex-NEPA Worker Dies On Alleged Illegal Connection In Delta

    Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba  Ex-NEPA Worker, Monday Onyero Ebor in Agbor, Ika South Local Government of Delta State, has died of alleged illegal connection. Reports said Monday was invited by residents of Owanta Alosimi area to help rectify the aged long low tension wire of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) when the bubble burst. Sources said […]

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