Tag: power generation

SERAP Wans Buhari To Probe Obasanjo’s $16 billion Spending On Electricity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a letter to Justice Water Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen Chief Justice of Nigeria requesting him to urgently use his good offices and position “to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by the[Read More…]

NERC Commence Investigation To Unravel Cause Behind Electrocution of Abuja Residents

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it is commencing an investigation to unravel the causes behind the electrocution of six residents of Tudun – Wada village, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Acting Director General of the Commission, Mr Anthony Akah, told journalists after visiting the[Read More…]

NERC Reports That Only 5, Out Of 23 Power Plants Are Functional, As Power Supply Hits All-Time Low

By Chris Nomjov The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC),  reports that only five of the country’ 23 power plants are currently functional. This revelation further indicates the deteriorating condition of power generation in the country. This revelation by the energy regulatory agency implies that Nigerians would now have to contend[Read More…]

FG, Brazil Sign MoU On N144bn 700MW Power Plant

The Federal Government on Friday evening signed a N144bn Memorandum of Understanding with Benco Energy Limited of Brazil to construct a 700 megawatts power plant in Nigeria. The plant, which will be built in Bayelsa State, will have a construction period of three years. PUNCH reports that the President, Benco[Read More…]

Generated Power Hits A Record High Of 4,105Megawatts – Nigerian Government

Even as majority of Nigerians groan over the worsened epileptic power situation in the country, Nigeria’s government on Wednesday announced that the country’s generated power has hit a record high of 4,105megawatts. A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Power on Communications, Ms. Kande Daniel, the[Read More…]

Progress In Power Sector Unprecedented- Newly Appointed Minister

The recently appointed Minister of State for Power, Hon Mohammed Wakil has described the ongoing progress so far attained in the Nigerian power sector as unprecedented and unrivaled in Nigerian history. Speaking while resuming work at the ministry’s headquarters yesterday in Abuja,the Minister said “the quantum of investment and turn[Read More…]

FG establishes Power Sector Intervention Fund

NAN The Federal Government on Monday approved the establishment of Power Sector Intervention Fund with initial deposit of N300 billion to facilitate speedy development of the nation’s power sector. President Goodluck Jonathan made this known at an International Conference on Power Sector and Infrastructure Financing at the Presidential Banquet hall,[Read More…]

BPE, NERC Promise Improved Power Pupply

Mr Benjamin Dikki, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), has promised to work with the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to ensure improved electricity supply in the country. Dikki said that the two organisations would ensure that the new owners of the power companies met the country’s expectations of[Read More…]