Monthly Archives: September 2017


FG, China to Utilize Export-Import Financing Model for Mambilla Hydro Plant

FG, China to Utilize Export-Import Financing Model for Mambilla Hydro Plant

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that China will finance the construction of a project that would become Nigeria’s largest hydro power plant – the 3,050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla plant – through an export-import financing model, THISDAY reports. Fashola, who spoke on Arise News – a sister broadcast arm of THISDAY


FG to Provide Solar Power to Sabon-Gari Market in Kano

Federal Government is set to provide solar power to Sabon-Gari Market in Kano, Damilola Ogunbiyi, the Managing Director, Federal Rural Electrification Agency (FREA), says.  Ms. Ogunbiyi made this known when he paid courtesy visit to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at the Government House, Kano on Wednesday. The managing director said the agency would


Four Years Not Enough to Resolve 60-Year Rot – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has spoken of the serious problems in the nation’s power sector and the inability of the private investors in the sector to turn things around, saying four years was not enough to change what could not be done in 60 years in the electricity distribution sector.


TCN Reiterates Commitment to Improving Wheeling Capacity

Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has emphasised its commitment towards improving its wheeling capacity and at the same time maintaining cordial relationship with all stakeholders in the sector.  This, according to the TCN, is aimed at ensuring that Nigerians enjoyed a more stable electricity supply. The company stated this as it announced the appointment of


FG Warns TCN Against ‘Lack of Maintenance’ Culture

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has warned the Transmission Company of Nigeria against the ‘lack of maintenance’ culture, urging them to make available spare parts for their equipment. According to a statement obtained by SweetcrudeReports on Monday, the Minister said lack of maintenance had caused the untimely death of TCN’s many substations due

Power Pole and Electricity Station

BPE Explains Initiatives in Power, Others to Grow Economy

The current initiatives of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) are aimed at positively impacting the Nigerian economy in areas of power generation and supply, improvement in infrastructure, food security and human capital development leading to the overall economic growth of Nigeria, the Director General of the Bureau, Mr. Alex A. Okoh, has declared. Speaking


Investigation: Could Garbage Solve Nigeria’s Energy Crisis?

Regular supply of electricity has been a great issue to many Nigerians. This is because, epileptic power supply has killed many businesses in Nigeria, thereby increasing the number of unemployed youth in the country. In order to solve this menace, many state governments, especially Lagos state started waste to power initiative. Two kids run across


Group Lights Up Makoko With Solar Light Bottles

The Graduate Engineering Training Scheme (GETS), an initiative of the Energy Institute, has formed a partnership with Liter of Light, Nigeria to provide alternative power supply to Makoko community in Lagos State.  The objective of the project is to train and empower young residents of the riverine community to assemble and install units of affordable

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