Tag Archives: Electricity

Osun Residents Stage Protest Over Electricity Tariff, Increment In Petrol Price

According to SaharaReporters, members of the Coalition for Civil Societies in Osun have staged a peaceful protest over the hike in electricity tariff and petrol price. The protesters who began their march from Freedom Park, Osogbo, early in Friday morning, expressed displeasure over the “approval of new electricity tariff and increment in the pump price of petrol is the…

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World Bank Grants $750m Loan For Improvement Of Nigeria’s Power Sector

The World Bank has International Development Association credit worth $750m for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation to improve electricity supply, SaharaReporters reports. The international financial institution, in a statement on Tuesday,  said the loan was for the power sector recovery operation to achieve financial sustainability and enhance accountability in the sector. It explained that about…

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Transmission Company of Nigeria Says ‘FG Can’t Provide Free Electricity, It’s Propaganda’

Usman Mohammed, the Managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the federal government cannot provide free electricity to Nigerians. Speaking on Thursday April 16, the head of the agency owned by the federal government said the proposal for “free electricity” is mere propaganda, LIB reports. Usman said, “There is this information that went round…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Femi Gbajabiamila Says Free Electricity Proposal Is Not For All Nigerians

According to multiple online reports, the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has made it known that not all Nigerians will benefit from the free electricity proposal amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Speaker reportedly disclosed this after a meeting yesterday April 16, with top federal government officials, principal officers of the House of Representatives and stakeholders in the power…

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There Are States That Have Almost 24-Hours Of Electricity – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says there are states in Nigeria that have constant supply of electricity. Speaking on Wednesday on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, he said country’s transmission capacity has increased. According to Fashola, the transmission capacity has increased to about 8,100 watts as at December 2018.…

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“I’m Not PHCN” – Desmond Elliot Tells Constituent Demanding For Improvement In Power Supply

Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot representing Surulere 1 constituency in Lagos has enlightened constituents on the extent of his influence as a lawmaker. Over the weekend, one of his people took to his Twitter page to bemoan the erratic lack of power supply in their area. Apparently, this was one of the areas Elliot…

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Electricity: VI, Ikoyi, Surulere, Apapa, More To Experience Total Blackout Today In Lagos – TCN

  The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Lagos Region, has announced that many parts of the state will experience total blackout between 10am and 1pm today July 18th. The company’s Public Relations Officer, Celestina Osin, made this known in a statement on Sunday. According to TCN, the black out will occur while the technical team…

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Vice President Osinbajo Explains Reasons Behind Hike In Electricity Tariff

  The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has explained the reasons behind the increase in electricity tariff. Vanguard reports that he Vice President, in a key note address during the maiden edition of the National Forum on the economy organized by The Nation Newspaper yesterday, said shortage in gas supply as well as drop in power…

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FG Apologizes To Nigerians For Poor Power Supply, Promises To Remedy The Situation

The Federal Government has blamed the prevailing power situation in the country on gas failure as well as sabotage and vandalization of power infrastructure, while apologizing to Nigerians for the hardship which the situation has imposed on them. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,…

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