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Why Petrol Queues and Power Failure will Persist – Kachikwu

Why Petrol Queues and Power Failure will Persist – Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has declared that it was important for the country to address issues surrounding the pricing of petroleum products and gas if Nigeria must overcome the challenges in the supply of petrol, power and gas. Kachikwu stated this on Tuesday at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum


Power Supply Worsens as TCN Records 6 Systems Collapse

Investigation by Vanguard showed that the equipment include 1x150mva, 330/132kv T1A Mitsubishi power transformer in Jos, which was completely burnt, and will take N850 million to replace. Another major burnt equipment was the 1x30mva, 330/33kv T2 Toshiba transformer at Gusau substation, which would require N300 million for a total replacement. Other damaged equipment include: 1x100mva,


RenCap Report Says Lack of Trust Prevents Nigerians from Paying Electricity Bills

Nigerians are not willing to pay estimated electricity bills by the power Distributing Companies (DisCos) because they do not trust the estimates, THISDAY reports. This formed part of the findings by Renaissance Capital, in a report on their visit to Nigeria’s policymakers and development finance institutions in Abuja earlier this month. According to the report, recovery rates


Nigeria’s Stagnant Electricity Output

Despite what seems like the best efforts of the present administration to achieve its target of 10,000MW of electricity output by 2019, power generation has remained largely stagnant, hovering at an average 4,500MW since December 2012, Ejiofor Alike reports Barely a year after assumption of office, President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 toed the footsteps of


Emir of Gwandu Welcomes Measures on Electricity

The Emir of Gwandu and Chairman, Council of Chiefs in Kebbi State, Alhaji Muhammad Iliyasu Bashar, has directed District Heads and Community leaders in the Emirate to support the new strategy designed for timely payments of monthly electricity bills to the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company in order to avert impending power outage in the State.

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