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Federal Executive Council Approves 215 Megawatts Power Plant for Kaduna

Federal Executive Council Approves 215 Megawatts Power Plant for Kaduna

Abuja—on Wednesday, The Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave approval for the construction of a power plant in Kaduna which is expected to generate 215 megawatts of electricity. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, dropped the hints while briefing State House Correspondents alongside his colleagues in the Ministry of Information, Budget and National


Global Renewable Investment Rises to $285.9 Billion; Nigeria Plans to Follow Trend

Global investment in renewable energy rose from $285.5 billion in 2011 to $285.9 billion in 2016, representing a five per cent increase from the previous year. According to United Nations Global Renewable Investment 2016 report released recently, investment in renewables has been running at more than $200 billion per year in the past six years.

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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


Men Electrocuted to Death While Stealing Electric Cable in Owerri

Two men were found dead while stealing electricity cables in Orji Community, a nearby town in Owerri, the Imo State Capital. According to reports, the suspected thieves reportedly went to steal electricity cables connected to a transformer around 2am on the fateful day, but got electrocuted in the process. Electricity was reportedly restored while they


Kano Electricity Company Laments Dwindling Power Generation

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has expressed concern over the sharp drop in power generation in the country, blaming the situation on vandalisation of cables and other facilities. The Chief Technical Officer of the company, Mr David Omoloye, made the remark while addressing newsmen in Kano on Monday. “Power generation has dropped sharply due to


Protest Going on at Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Edo State

The Benin Electricity distribution company (BEDC) Edo state has been on lockdown since yesterday. No staff was allowed to enter even this morning as protesters from the Network of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria (NOCSON) blocked the entrance. The protesters of NOCSON demanded that the electricity tariff be reduced and the epileptic power supply be


Fashola Tasks Hydro-power Stations on Stable Power Supply

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has asked Hydro-power stations in Nigeria to ensure stable power supply. Mr Fashola made the request on Monday at a meeting held in Shiroro, Niger State, with the owners of the hydro-power stations across Nigeria. At the 5th monthly meeting attended by participants across all


We Simply do not Have Enough Power – Babatunde Fahola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has declared that the power being generated by Nigeria is insufficient to cater to millions of Nigerians. ‘The simplest way I can put it is to say that we do not have enough power.’ According to the Minister, the maximum energy Nigeria has generated since 1950

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