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Electricity generation steady at 3,000MW despite gas shortage


Despite shortage of gas supply occasioned by disruption of pipelines by incessant bombings by militants, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that power generation has been stable at over 3,000 megawatts, mw, for days due to decisions taken at the monthly power sector meetings. Fashola, who made this known at the eighth stakeholders meeting which held in Maiduguri, …

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Check out latest power generation figures

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Nigeria’s peak electricity generation increased from the 2,993 Mega Watts (MW) it recorded on July 17 to 3,213MW  last Wednesday. Though there has been a slight improvement in power generation, which went down to as low as 1,500MW in June, the country’s electricity output is still less than its installed capacity of 11,720.40MW. Eight power plants shut down due to inability …

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APC came into power by accident – Dokpesi


  Former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has asserted that the failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to deliver on its campaign promises to Nigerians is an indication that the party came into power by “accident.” Dokpesi, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairmanship hopeful, made the remark while addressing party delegates at the party’s …

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Impending power outage in Lagos


The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Lagos Region, on Sunday announced a one-day power outage in some parts of Lagos on Monday to effect repairs. TCN announced the outage in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Celestina Osin, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The statement said the areas that …

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Check out FG drastic action on NDPHC


Reports have it that the Federal Government has dissolved the Executive Management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria Limited (NDPHC). According to a statement by the Secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir David Lawal, consequently, the Managing Director of the company has been directed to hand-over immediately to Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, who has been appointed …

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N55.46bn disbursed by the CBN to 24 power companies


Mr Godwin Emefiele, who is the current Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said N55.46 billion was disbursed to 24 power firms as electricity market stabilization facility. Emefiele said this at the 4th tranche disbursement of the facility in Lagos. He said that three distribution companies got N8.67 billion, 14 generating companies and Nigerian Independent Power Project (NIPP) had …

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Reason for drop in power supply.


The twin attacks, last week, on Chevron’s oil and gas facilities in the Escravos area of Delta State has resulted in a drop in power generation from about 3,600 megawatts (MW) to 2,500MW, translating to a loss of 900MW, THISDAY has learnt. The attacks, which also led to a slump in the country’s crude oil production to a 20-year low, …

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FG reveals what is necessary for regular power supply.


Finding a lasting solution to the problem of gas pricing for adequate power supply was among 34 priority projects the Federal Executive Council (FEC) formally unveiled on Wednesday. The priority projects were contained in a document presented‎ by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to the FEC, which was chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Guardian reports. Briefing State …

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Olusegun Obasanjo remains the ‘undisputed and authentic’ PDP leader – Doyin Okupe


A former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, has insisted that former President Olusegun Obasanjo remained the “undisputed and authentic” leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Southwest region of the country. Mr. Okupe, who disclosed this on his Facebook account on Friday, blasted Buruji Kashamu, a senator, saying he cannot be described …

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Rivers: Beat Amaechi up if you see him at your polling centres – Wike charges voters


The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike have continued their mudslinging ahead of the re-run legislative elections this Saturday. At the grand finale of the PDP campaign rally held at Ikwerre Local government area, Wike alleged that the party had uncovered an alleged plan by the APC to “swap original election result sheets …

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Re-run Election: PDP Wins Yakurr 2 in Cross River


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the re-run election for Yakurr 2 State Constituency of the Cross River State House of Assembly held on Saturday, March 12. The PDP candidate, Mr. Eteng Jonah Williams, was declared winner of the keenly contested election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The declaration of result sheet endorsed by the state Resident …

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