Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

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We Want to Be Nigeria’s Biggest Provider of Power-Elumelu

We Want to Be Nigeria’s Biggest Provider of Power-Elumelu

Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, says the group’s goal is to be the biggest provider of power to the Nigerian economy. He said this on Tuesday while commenting on the appointment of Adim Jibunoh as the new president of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. In a statement by Napoleon Esemudje, the company’s

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Eskom Electrification Drive Reaps Rewards

South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, disclosed on Monday that its universal electrification programme is making significant strides in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces. The parastatal has spent ZAR830 million ($63 million) in connecting 47,402 new households to the electricity grid across the Eastern Cape during the financial year ending 31 March 2017. The

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When Transformers Become Bombs

If there is anything that confirms how little life is valued in Nigeria, it is in the manner in which people die from avoidable causes. Last week, no fewer than seven football enthusiasts died of electrocution in Calabar, Cross River State Capital, with scores of others injured while watching the Europa Football League match between

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YEDC to Distribute 130,000 Meters to Customers Free

The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) says it will distribute 130,000 meters free to customers in Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Borno states in 2017. The Company Secretary, Alhaji Bala Mohammed, disclosed this at a Customers Consultative and Enlightenment Forum in Jalingo on Thursday. According to him, the company is taking its time to deliver the

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World Bank Declares Support For Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Plan

The World Bank Group has declared its support for the Nigerian Power Sector Recovery Program. The Group and the Federal Government of Nigeria today had a high level consultation meeting to discuss World Bank Group support for the Government’s Power Sector Recovery Program, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria on March

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Why Electricity Problems Persist in Nigeria

Nigerians have been experiencing series of problems in the power sector, ranging from irregular supply, total denial of electricity and electrocution. To unravel rea­sons behind this anomaly, this medium approached Chief Ofodum who enumerated the reasons why the problems per­sists and marshaled out the way forward. For him, one of the problems is the continued

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