Federal Govt To Generate 10,000MW Electricity In 2019 – Femi Adesina

Dayo Emmanuel Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina has said that the Federal Government will generate 10,000MW of electricity in 2019 in order to keep meeting the energy need of the country. Adesina speaking at the Breakfast Meeting organised by Christian media organisation, Christian Press Association of Nigeria (CPAN), […]

Electricity: A Country In Darkness

**No Power No Vote By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, Esq Yesterday, I posted a story in respect of the revolution that happened in Egypt, where Siemens constructed a 14.4 gigawatts power plant in just two years with the sun of $7.2b. The main focus was partly to show that between 2015 when the Buhari administration took over […]

New Poll Shows Solar Is The Favored Form Of Electricity

Tayo Olanipekun Over three-quarters of American voters want to see more investment from their electricity suppliers and more action by the government that will encourage the use of both large and small scale solar power, a poll has shown. Those polled were across the party lines and 76 per cent of voters and 87 per […]

$16bn Electricity Project: Buhari Tackles Obasanjo, Asks, ‘Where’s The Power?’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday threw a jibe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for spending $16bn on power projects during his tenure, without corresponding power supply to Nigerians. Although he did not mention any name, Buhari said “a former Nigerian leader” was bragging at a time that his administration spent the amount on power sector, […]

Lagos Signs Law To Provide 24-Hour Electricity

A law that will ensure regular supply of electricity and criminalse power theft in the state was among the seven bills Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos signed on Thursday. The bills, described as enablers of the state’s vision to attain a 24-hour economy and global competitiveness, are the Lagos State Electric Power Reform Law, Amended […]

Fashola Laments 2,000mw Idle Electricity

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola disclosed in Lafia, Nasarawa State, yesterday, that 2,000 megawatts of power lies idle because it cannot be distributed. Fashola disclosed this in his address at the 23rd monthly power sector operators meeting in Nasarawa. “We are also putting together a policy position to help expand the distribution […]

Nigeria’s Electricity Grid Collapses

Nigeria’s power transmission grid collapsed on Tuesday night, a development that led to widespread blackout across the country. It was learnt that the collapse was due to a fire incident on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited. The incident led to a shutdown of the pipeline that […]

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NERC releases law on direct power purchase from Gencos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday released the newly-approved eligible customers’ law and outlined the terms that would guide the direct purchase of electricity by end-users from power generation companies. In May this year, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, declared that eligible power consumers would be free to purchase electricity […]