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    Irregular power supply: Ex-MAN chairman urges NERC to penalise discos

    Dr Wale Adegbite, former Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ogun Chapter, has advised the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to penalise discos across the country for failing to fulfill their contractual obligations. Adegbite gave this advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ota, Ogun. He spoke in reaction to the upward review of…

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  • General NewsNigeria needs visionary leaders to save education from imminent collapse – Author

    Nigeria needs visionary leaders to save education from imminent collapse – Author

    Dr. Bulus Danmagaji, author and retired Executive Director, Market Operations, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says the nation’s education sector needs visionary leadership to save it from imminent collapse. Danmagaji, who also served as Human Resource Manager at Power Holding Company of Nigeria, spoke in Abuja on Saturday at the launch of a book titled “Leadership and Education Reform in…

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  • economyTariff: FCCPC wants stiffer actions to protect consumers, backs NERC’s AEDC fine

    Tariff: FCCPC wants stiffer actions to protect consumers, backs NERC’s AEDC fine

    The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has appealed for robust and vigilant enforcement by NERC towards greater transparency in billing and electricity supply. A statement issued by the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Adamu Abdullahi, in Abuja on Sunday said the enforcement would ensure balance with the recently increased tariff for Band A customers. Abdullahi…

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  • economyElectricity hike: Experts urge FG to review 300% tariff increase

    Electricity hike: Experts urge FG to review 300% tariff increase

    A power expert, Mr. Chinedu Bosah, has urged the Federal Government to review the 300 percent increase in electricity tariffs recently introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. Bosah, National Coordinator, Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, a comprehensive…

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  • MetroReps minority caucus says hike in electricity tariff insensitive, inhuman

    Reps minority caucus says hike in electricity tariff insensitive, inhuman

    The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives says the hike in electricity tariffs across the country by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is insensitive, inhuman, and uncalled for. Rep. Kingsley Chinda, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said such an abrupt hike placed an unbearable burden…

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  • economyExpert wants FG to reduce import duties on raw materials

    Expert wants FG to reduce import duties on raw materials

    An Expert in Power, Mr. Kunle  Olubiyo,  has appealed to the Federal Government to reduce customs import’s duties and other critical statutory charges at the port of entry and land border. Olubiyo, who is also the President of the Nigeria Consumer Protection Network, said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking to the News Agency of NAN about the recent…

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  • General NewsATWAP Chairman laments hike in electricity tariff

    ATWAP Chairman laments hike in electricity tariff

    The Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria (ATWAP), Ogun Chapter, has decried the 300 percent increase in electricity tariffs approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Mr. Babatunde Lawal, state chairman of ATWAP, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ota that the hike would further raise the cost of production. Lawal noted that electricity…

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  • economyCCPE hightlights urgency in addressing electricity value chain challenges

    CCPE hightlights urgency in addressing electricity value chain challenges

    The Center for the Promotion of Private Enterprises (CPPE) has emphasised the need to address some fundamental issues in the electricity value chain. Its founder, Dr. Muda Yusuf, gave the advice on Wednesday in Lagos in reaction to reports of an electricity tariff increment for Band A consumers by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).   The News Agency of…

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  • economyStakeholders decry 300% electricity tariff hike

    Stakeholders decry 300% electricity tariff hike

    Some power experts have expressed their dissatisfaction with the 300 percent increase in electricity tariffs approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos, the experts lamented that such an increase would further burden electricity consumers across the nation. NAN reports that the announcement of the tariff…

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  • General NewsNERC approves electricity tariff increase for customers on band A

    NERC approves electricity tariff increase for customers on band A

    The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved an increase in the electricity tariff paid by Band A customers from N68/KWh to N225/KWh. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Band A customers are those who enjoy electricity supply for 20 hours per day. Mr. Musliu Oseni, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), said this at a news…

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  • General NewsWe disconnected UCH over N400 debts – IBEDC

    We disconnected UCH over N400 debts – IBEDC

    The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc says it was compelled to disconnect power supply to the University of Ibadan College Hospital (UCH) due to an outstanding debt. IBEDC’s Chief Key Accounts Officer, Johnson Tinuoye, said in a statement issued on Wednesday in Ibadan that the amount owed the company by UCH was N400 million. Tinuoye said that…

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  • ElectricityNERC warns electricity consumers against buying transformers, poles for Discos

    NERC warns electricity consumers against buying transformers, poles for Discos

    Hajia Aisha Mahmud, Commissioner, Customers Affairs, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has cautioned electricity consumers against self-procurement of transformers, cables, and accessories without formal agreement with distribution companies. Mahmud gave the warning at the commission’s three-day Customer Complaints Resolution Meeting with Eko Electricity Distribution Company’s customers on Friday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that customers at…

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  • ElectricityNOA, NERC partner to resolve customers’ complaints on electricity

    NOA, NERC partner to resolve customers’ complaints on electricity

    The National Orientation Agency’s (NOA) Kano State Directorate is to partner with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to resolve customers’ complaints about electricity. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Acting Director of NOA in Kano State, Alhaji Salusu Garba, made this known during a road walk to mobilise the public for a three-day customer complaint resolution…

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  • PoliticsSenate urges FG to stop planned increase in electricity tariff via subsidy withdrawal

    Senate urges FG to stop planned increase in electricity tariff via subsidy withdrawal

    Senate has urged the Federal Government to stop its planned increase in electricity tariffs via the planned withdrawal of electricity subsidies. The upper legislative chamber made the call through a motion it adopted at plenary on Wednesday in Abuja. The motion was captioned “Planned Increase in Electricity Tariff and Arbitrary Billing of Unmetered Customers by Distribution Companies (DisCos)” and brought…

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  • judiciaryMinister lauds judiciary for attracting investment in power sector

    Minister lauds Judiciary for attracting investment in Power Sector

    The Minister of Power, Mr. Adedayo Adelabu, has commended the judiciary for attracting private investment into the power sector. Adelabu gave the commendation in Abuja on Tuesday at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) seminar for judges, with the theme “Reforms in the Nigerian Electricity Sector, Towards Sustainability.”. He said that the judiciary’s pivotal role through notable pronouncements had contributed…

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  • Energy & EnvironmentNERC approves electricity tariff increase for customers on band A

    148,389 meters installed in Q3, 2023-NERC

    Abuja, Dec 23, 2023(NAN)The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says a total of 148,389 meters were installed in Quarter 3, 2023. According to NERC, this represents a decrease of 32,670 installations compared to the 181,059 meters installed in 2023/Q2. The commission said this in its Q3, 2023  report pasted on its website on Saturday. The report said that during the quarter,147,736 meters…

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  • FeaturedLate Gov Rotimi Akeredolu

    Akeredolu committed to restoring electricity to Ondo south, says Commissioner

    Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is committed to restoring electricity to the Southern Senatorial Zone, after 14 years of total blackout. The Commissioner of Energy, Mines and Mineral Resources, Mr Razaq Obe, made this known after a meeting with the Ondo South Power Committee in Akure. The committee is led by Oba Festus Olumoyegun, Oniju of Iju-Odo in Okitipupa…

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