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    FG remains committed to power sector transformation – Adelabu

    The Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, says the Federal Government  has been steadfast in its mission to transform the country’s power sector. Adelabu gave this assurance during the ninth edition of the Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF 2024) Conference on Monday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NEF 2024 theme was entitled: “Energising Sustainable Industrialisation.” According to the…

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  • economy

    FG to boost power sector investment for economic development

    The Federal Government on Monday, in Abuja expressed its commitment to engage with relevant stakeholders to boost power sector investment for economic development. A statement by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director, Information and Public Relations of Ministry of Finance said the Minister, Mr Wale Edun, disclosed this at a meeting with World Bank delegates. The delegate was led by Dr Ndiamé…

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  • Featured

    Minister fumes over condition of 215 MW Kaduna power station

    The Minister of Power, Adelabu Adebayo, has voiced his dissatisfaction with the current condition of the 215 Megawatt Kudenden power generation plant in Kaduna State, assuring its imminent completion. The minister, during a visit to the plant on Tuesday,  also issued a stern warning to the management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) for not being transparent about the challenges…

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  • Featured

    Power restored at Aliko Dangote varsity after KEDCO disconnection

    The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has reconnected power supply to  Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, after the payment of N100 million. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Musa Yakasai, confirmed the restoration of power supply to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Friday. He said power  supply was  restored  to the institution at…

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  • Featured

    Drone attacks: Power cuts reported in southern Russia

    Drone attacks have disrupted electrical power and gas supplies and hit phone lines in Russia’s Belgorod region along the border with Ukraine, Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported on Monday. “There was damage to phone cables, to the gas and electricity supply. Electricity has been cut in a string of villages,’’ Gladkov posted on his Telegram channel. He mentioned Grayvoron and…

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    Constitution review: Power devolution , electoral reform key to re-building Nigeria — LP

    The Deputy National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Dr Ayo Olorunfemi, says the ongoing  process of constitution amendment would not made much meaning if it ignores restructuring and electoral reforms. Olorunfemi, a former General Secretary, Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporation and Government Owned Companies (SASGOC) saif in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday…

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  • economy

    Power restoration: TCN reassures North East Governors on May 27 deadline

    The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reassured  the North East Governors Forum (NEGF), that it is doing everything possible to  restore power supply to the region  by May 27. Mrs Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Mbah said that the company was doing everything possible in its power to…

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  • Featured

    Tariff hike, epileptic power supply, unacceptable in Bayelsa – Labour

    The organised labour unions in Bayelsa have rejected the recent hike in electricity tariff by the Federal Government (FG) by staging a picketing exercise. The Nigeria Labour Union (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had on Monday picketed the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Yenagoa to express their resentment toward the hike. Bayelsa NLC Chairman, Comrade Simon Barnabas,…

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  • economy

    KEDCO, energy developers partner to increase power supply

    The Kano Electricity Distribution Company(KEDCO) is partnering with some leading energy supply companies to develop Embedded Power Generation and Interconnected and Isolated mini-grids with focus on renewable energy. Head, Corporate Communications, KEDCO, Malam Sani Bala Sani said this when he addressed newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. Sani said the company was partnering with the governments of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa…

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  • Featured

    Transcorp increases power generation to the National Grid as it commissions rehabilitated GT Unit 20

    TransAfam Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Transcorp Group, has announced the completion of the rehabilitation of its Afam 5 GT unit 20 Gas Turbine power-generating unit located at Okoloma – Afam, Ndoki in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. The rehabilitated unit, which has been successfully commissioned and synchronized to the national grid, bringing an additional 138MW to its…

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  • Energy & Environment

    Minister commends NBET for contribution to growth of power sector

    Minister of State for Power, Mr Giddy Jedy-Agba has commended the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc. for its contributions to the growth of the power sector. He charged it not to relent. Ms Henrietta Ighomrore, NBET Head, Corporate Communications, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday that Jedy-Agba gave the commendation when he visited the agency’s head office.…

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  • News

    Power sector development: Ikeja Electric inducts 20 young engineers

    Nigeria’s largest Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric (IE), has inducted 20 young Engineers into a 12-month comprehensive developmental programme targeted at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven young talent to improve their capacity and practical field practice experience. The programme, which is in its sixth edition, is known as the Young Engineers’ Programme (YEP). It is designed to be an…

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  • Energy & Environment

    Seven plants produce Nigeria’s 59% electricity – World Bank

    Power supply in Nigeria comes majorly from seven power generation plants that produce 59 per cent of the total electricity supplied across the country, the World Bank has said. According to the bank, Nigeria’s power sector had been operationally inefficient and this was further exacerbated by high losses and lack of payment discipline. It disclosed this in additional details contained…

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  • NEWS

    We did not export power worth $81.48bn – FG

    The Federal Government has denied allegations in the media that the nation has continued to export power to neighbouring countries, despite being owed the sum of $81.48 billion by their respective governments. The report had claimed that, in the face of black-out, Nigeria has continued to export electricity on credit to three West African countries – Niger, Benin Republic and…

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  • Features

    Ogoja: Old town deliberately crippled by power supply

    The poor power supply situation in Ogoja has made owning and running a business a trying venture, writes Jubal Kanayo. Many who remember the Civil War which stretched from 1967 to 1970 will remember Ogoja as one of the towns in the then Biafra, which was ‘conquered’ by Federal Troops on their way to taking the region and re-uniting it…

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  • News

    Minister inaugurates Task Force on Power

    The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, on Thursday, inaugurated a Ministerial Task Force on Power which will serve as an advisory team on policies and innovative technology in the sector. The 22 member Task Force has Prof. Abubakar Sambo as Chairman, Mr Lateef Ogunleye as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, while Mr Haruna Ladan, Deputy Director, Appointment, Promotion and…

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  • Nigeria

    Government-private Sector Collaboration will Boost Power Supply in Nigeria – Expert

    The Private sector collaboration with government on renewable energy is the fastest way to jumpstart Nigeria’s economy, a Power Electronics Specialist, Mrs Peace Ibe, has said. Ibe, who is the Director, Nexgen Energy and Allied Service Limited, stated this in Ibadan on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “Nigeria can indeed become a 24-hour economy…

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