NATIONAL POWER GRID COLLAPSES IN 9 DAYS

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Power generation has continued to wobble, as the data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Monday in Abuja showed that the country’s electricity grid collapsed twice in the past nine days Figures from the FMPWH showed that electricity generation crashed from the 2,548.5 megawatts recorded on April 14, 2019, to as low as 18MW on April 15. Another collapse of the grid was recorded the next day being April 16, as power generation crashed to 19.7MW. This, however, moved up to 3,964.8MW…

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HOW WE GENERATED ELECTRICITY FROM WASTES- UNN VC

Outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Prof Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, spoke to a team of Vanguard reporters on his achievements and challenges. Ozumba, who would be bowing out after a term of five years, said his ambition was to make UNN financially self-sufficient and stop it from going cap in hand to the Federal Government for funds for research, salaries and allowances. Excerpts: Prof Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba Can you tell us the highpoints of your five-year administration? I don’t even know where to start. When I…

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FIEL SCARCITY LOOMS AS MARKETERS RATION PETROL IN LAGOS OGUN

NNPC assures Nigerians of products supply at Easter Some marketers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in parts of Lagos and Ogun states yesterday began to ration the product for motorists as high landing cost takes toll on their businesses. New Telegraph had reported that the landing cost of petrol hit N205 per litre two days after depot owners hiked the ex-depot price from N133.28 per litre official price to N139 per litre. More privately owned filling stations, checks by this newspaper showed yesterday, have begun to…

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NIGERIANS TO NOW PAY BETWEEN 37,000- 67,000 FOR ELECTRICITY METER

Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says going forward, Nigerians would pay between N36, 991.50 and N67, 055.85 to get electricity meters installed and maintained at their premises by approved third-party meter providers of the distribution companies (Discos). The arrangement comes under the Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) scheme, which NERC signed off for Discos to facilitate massive deployment of meters to electricity consumers, close up the huge metering gap, and reduce the estimated billing practice. In a statement Saturday made available to THISDAY in Abuja, NERC’s…

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OIL EXPOLRATION IN THE NORTH WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE PRODUCT IS FOUND – NNPC

Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said oil exploration in the North would continue until the commodity is found. Native Reporters has learnt. Baru said this would enable the NNPC do massive appraisal of the discovery of gas reserves, made in 1999 in the region. The NNPC GMD, who was in Kaduna for the 40th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair, said the Corporation is working on the Kolmani River 2; with optimism and high expectation. He said President Muhammadu Buhari had…

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BORNO BUILDS LARGEST SOLAR PLANT IN AFRICA, SEE PICS

Lanre Babalola Governor Kashim Shettima’s Borno State is unveiling Africa’s biggest Automated Solar Panel manufacturing plant aimed at setting the stage for the industrialisation of Borno State. This is coming months after Borno residents complained of lack of power supply. The state govt has built the cheapest, best and biggest solar plant in Africa, beating South Africa and Egyptian large solar plants. At 40MW now and 150MW by 2022, it will supply stable power to their industries.

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POWER: WHY OUTAGES LINGER NATIONWIDE- OSINBAJO

Osinbajo upstanding as the Dean, Faculty of Law, #UnilagNigeria and the University Orator, Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa reads his citation ahead of the #Unilag2018Convocation Lecture. Photo/TwitterUnilag/Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has blamed the lingering epileptic power supply across the federation on distribution challenges. Although generation had improved reportedly from 4,000 to 8100 megawatts, he, however, lamented that over 2000 megawatts were still not being distributed. Addressing the 50th convocation lecture of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in his presentation titled, ‘Nigeria rising: The path to prosperity’, yesterday at Akoka, Yaba, he…

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TINUBU ASKS FG TO REVISIT POWER SECTOR PRIVATISATION, NIGERIANS REACT

Nike Popoola, Success Nwogu and ’Femi Asu Stakeholders in the nation’s power sector have expressed divergent views on the call by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, for the Federal Government to revisit the privatisation of the sector. The Federal Government handed over the nation’s generation and distribution companies to private investors on November 1, 2013, following the unbundling of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria. Tinubu, at the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja on Thursday, urged the government to revisit the privatisation of…

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SEE SHEHU SANI;S REACTION TO FASHOLA’S CLAIM THAT SOME STATES NOW ENJOY 24 HOURS NON STOP ELECTRICITY

Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central has reacted to the claim by Mr. Babatunde Fashola that “Some States Have Almost 24 Hours Supply” His Tweets: Some of the states that now enjoy 24 hours of electricity are Uranus,Venus,Jupiter,Mars,Saturn and Neptune. Recall, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing has said that some cities in Nigeria can now boast of constant power supply. “Sitting down here I can tell you some states that have almost 24 hours – Kebbi, Yobe. Some have five, some have 10 and…

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OIL MARKETERS CRY OUT OVER 2BIL DOLLARS BANK DEBT

•Thousands of jobs on the line •Banks reject requests Oil marketers are set to send thousands of workers away – unless the Federal Government pays its debts. The debts are owed on importation of petroleum products, accrued interest on loans from banks and exchange rate differential. Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA)  and  Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs), in a joint communiqué yesterday after a meeting in Lagos, said many marketers and oil companies were…

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