Daily Archives: April 12, 2017


Absence of Electricity Inimical to Africa’s Development – S’Africa Minister

Absence of Electricity Inimical to Africa’s Development – S’Africa Minister

Lack of electricity in Africa remained one of the biggest barriers to the region’s development and prosperity, and continues to trap millions of people in extreme and abject poverty, according to South Africa Minister of Power, Lynne Brown. Brown who gave this assertion in a speech delivered at the just concluded Power-Gen Africa Conference in


Paying Bills Just Got Easier For KEDCO Customers

Kano Electricity Distribution Company has recently launched an online campaign to sensitize its customers on new ways to pay their bills. The Utility company has been making great strides in employing new technology to improve its services as they are famously known for having a very stylish and arguably the most well-designed website of all DisCos.


DisCos Reject 10,200 megawatts in 1 month

Eleven electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) rejected 10,200 megawatts (MW) allocation in one month, industry figures have shown. This is coming at a time the country is experiencing low generation of electricity due to gas supply constraints. The incident happened mid February and extended to the second week of March. The DisCos were allocated a total


QG’s Mezzanine Fund Invests in JV to Develop Power Assets in Nigeria, others

QG Africa Mezzanine LP, an investment fund managed by QG Investments Africa Management Ltd. (QGIAM), has announced the establishment of a Power Development Company, QG Power Africa(QGPA), with Tomé International Ltd. (Tomé) and Independent Power Corporation PLC (IPC) to develop power assets across sub-Saharan Africa. QG Africa Mezzanine LP will support this joint venture as

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Reconstituted NERC to be “firm but fair” on Operators – Vice Chairman

The Vice Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), at the 14th Power Stakeholders Forum held yesterday at National Control Centre, Osogbo, affirmed the Federal Government’s expressed commitment to tariffs that ensure a self-sustaining power sector and to supporting NERC in applying sanctions where appropriate to ensure operators comply with the rules. NERC highlighted the recently

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Man Arraigned for Impersonation, Pre-Paid Meter Fraud

A 42-year-old man, Gbenisoye Akano, on Tuesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court over alleged impersonation of staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) to defraud a woman of N130,000. The accused is facing a three-count charge of impersonation, fraud and theft. Akano allegedly collected the money from the complainant, Mrs Oluwakemi Abimbola, on the

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Ibadan: Business Owners, Residents, Relieved Over Improved Electricity Supply

Some residents of Ibadan have expressed delight over perceived improvement on electricity power supply in the metropolis. For some areas including Apete, Apata, Challenge, Felele, Ashi, Oluyole, New Garage, Mokola, Elewuro, Akobo, Orogun, Monatan, Oloodo, Mokore, Ona-Ara, electricity power supply has improved compared to what it used to be. Despite, the noticeable improvement, the residents

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