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Demystifying Fashola

Demystifying Fashola

The power sector may become the political-Waterloo of the Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Barrister Babatunde Raji Fashola, just as it was for late Chief Bola Ige, himself also a lawyer, with respect to their hard-earned reputation as performers in public office. This column recalls that when the highly regarded Bola Ige, was

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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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Use Energy Saving Bulbs, NERC Urges Electricity Consumers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday urged electricity users to use energy saving bulbs and standard appliances to complement its energy efficiency programmes. The acting Chairman of the commission, Dr Anthony Akah, made the plea at a seminar on energy efficiency in Abuja. Akah said that the call became imperative in view of

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[Communiqué] August 2016 Nextier Power Dialogue: Implementing Off-Grid Technologies in a Nascent Electricity Market

PREAMBLE 1.  On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Nextier Power, through its initiative, Nigeria Electricity Hub, organised an event to discuss implementing off-grid technologies in a nascent electricity market. The discourse was held at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre in Wuse 2, Abuja. 2.  The guest speakers included Tinyan Ogiehor (Technical Lead, SOLAR Nigeria), Dr. Haliru

PIC. 16. GOV. BABATUNDE FASHOLA OF LAGOS BRIEFING NEWSMEN AT THE END OF THE REVIEW OF 

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

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