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I Didn’t Reject NERC Job – Professor Akinwande

I Didn’t Reject NERC Job – Professor Akinwande

Abuja—Contrary to reports in some quarters that he rejected his recent appointment as chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ( NERC), Professor Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, has said he didn’t do so. Akinwande, who is currently an employee of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, United States, said he would still honour the invitation for screening by

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A Clear-Cut Job for Ugbo at NDPHC

Last Wednesday, the federal government confirmed Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as substantive Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), a special purpose vehicle funded by the three tiers of Nigeria’s government to fast-track power generation and delivery in the country. Through a circular from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of

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Nigeria’s Energy Mix: A Conversation We Must Have Now! – Japhet Omojuwa

Africa’s installed capacity of power is 90GW. That is about the equivalent to Germany’s installed capacity from wind and solar sources alone. This tells two major stories; Africa is actually more power poor than it is poor in other instances when compared with other countries – before you even begin to do a country by

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2ND QUARTER OF THE STATE'S 2013 BUDGET IN LAGOS ON THURSDAY (11/7/13).

Running Three key Ministries Not Overwhelming – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has stated he was not overwhelmed running the affairs of three key ministries. The minister stated this at the inaugural “Buharimeter Town Hall Meeting,’’ organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). Fashola who was responding to questions from audience at the town hall meeting, said

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U.S. Goverenment Expresses Concern About Niger Delta Violence

The United States (US) government through its mission house in Nigeria, Tuesday expressed worry over the increasing spate of violence and the use of explosions on pipelines and gas installations in the Niger Delta region Although it praised the efforts of the government in engaging the militants, the US government asked that the human rights

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Blackout in Northeast Over Attack on Power Installations

The destruction of gas installations by the Niger Delta militants and attack on electricity poles, cables and installations along Biu-Damboa-Maiduguri road by Boko Haram militants have thrown a large part of the North Eastern region into darkness with Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, not having light in the last six weeks. Senior Communications Officer of

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Pay Your Electricity Bills or Get Disconnected – NERC Tells MDAs

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has charged the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to pay their electricity bills or get disconnected. NERC gave this charge on Sunday as it clarifies its earlier position on mass disconnection. In a statement from Dr. Usman Abba Arabi – Head, Public Affairs Department, the Commission said following the

Power Sector: Held Down by Old Habits

Despite assurances from government and industry operators, electricity supply has taken a consistent dip amid attacks on gas installations from resurgent militants, threatening President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s resolve to provide reliable energy to the populace. President Buhari recently made a pledge to add extra 10,000mw to the national grid by 2019. While stakeholders applaud government’s

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