Technical Glitch Threw 14 Ogun Communities Into Darkness – IBEDC

No fewer than 14 communities in Ogun State are currently experiencing power outages, which Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has attributed to technical faults in power installations. The spokesperson of IBDC, Busolami Tunwase, confirmed this to The PUNCH in a phone chat conversation on Wednesday. According to the DisCo, a faulty breaker on the Ijoko 33kV feeder had on Tuesday plunged customers in some parts of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government of Ogun in darkness. Some of the affected communities are Sango, Gasline, Oyero, Onipetesi, Agoro, Olowoagolo, Okunola estate, Lagos/Abeokuta road, Elerinko,…

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President Ramaphosa Vows Solutions To Power Outages In Crucial Address For South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday that an end to crippling power cuts was “within reach” and pledged thousands of new jobs in a key speech ahead of knife-edge elections this year. With his historically dominant African National Congress (ANC) party struggling in the polls, Ramaphosa used a state of the nation address to highlight steps taken to address the prolonged energy crisis that has vexed businesses and families alike. We are confident that the worst is behind us and the end of load shedding is finally within reach,”…

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National Grid Collapses, Plunges Nigeria Into Nationwide Blackout

The Nigeria’s transmission system, known as national grid, has collapsed, plunging the country into a total darkness. Platforms Africa reports that Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC), which confirmed this, sai21amat the system failure occured “at 11:21 hours,” on Sunday. The failure led to a shutdown of all 20 power plants, except Ibom Power with 31 megawatts. READ ALSO Why We Sacked 1,973 Employees — Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital CMD Mother of 19 From Different Fathers Pregnant With 20th Child Owner Burnt To Death While Recovering Goods From His Shop N4.9m…

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‘What You May Not Know About Nigeria’s Present Economic Policies’

From power subsidy, 2024 budget, foŕex scarcity,  to relocation of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and departments of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Lagos, renowned wealth creation expert, Dr. Olumide Emmanuel, in this interview, gives a clinical assessment of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government policies with practical tips for Nigerians on how to live a better life at a time like this.   What is your reaction to the Nigeria’s 2024 budget? Many times when I hear people talk about the budget, they have expectations, people talk about…

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Stakeholder Faults $2bn Turnover Requirement For P’H Refinery Concession

A former Group General Manager of Planning at the defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Babajide Soyode, has said no private operator would be ready to take over the Port Harcourt Oil Refining Company from the government for $2bn. Soyode stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos. The chemical engineer wondered why the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited would demand that an operator must have $2bn to acquire the newly rehabilitated oil refinery. Platform Africa reports that the NNPCL said it was seeking to engage reputable and credible…

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NERC Issues New Power Generation, Distribution Licences

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued two power licences to the Alaro Connect Free Zone Enterprise at Alaro City in Epe, Lagos State. The licences would allow the enterprise to generate and distribute electricity within the free zone. The NERC made this known in a statement on its X handle on Monday. READ ALSO: Kwara First State To Key Into SABER Budgeting Template Officers On Stop-And-Search Must Be In Uniform – Force PRO  Suspected Killer Of Nabeeha Arrested According to the commission, the purpose of the first licence is…

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Divorced, Remarried During PhD, Untold Story of Aminat Ige, UNILAG Best Thesis Winner

From the horse’s mouth: Marital turbulence, mental health issues, armed robbery attacks, full tale of tough trouble, challenges and eventual victory of a LASU female maths lecturer.     The University of Lagos (UNILAG’s) overall best doctorate of Philosophy Ph.D student in Mathematics, Dr. Ige Aminat Olawunmi, has revealed how she experienced marital turbulence while pursuing her academic dreams. Ige, who was cynosure of eyes during the 54th convocation ceremony held, on Thursday, disclosed how she suffered divorce and remarried during her academic voyage. “On this Phd program, I got…

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Ikeja Electric Reiterates Commitment To Improved Service Delivery

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has reiterated its commitment to optimising a collaborative approach to stakeholder management. The company, which according to a statement by Kingsley Okotie, Head, Corporate Communications, said this during the first virtual stakeholder/customers engagement session for the year 2024. maintained that the move was in order to ensure the sustainability of its business operations in 2024 and beyond. The company also used the event to express profound appreciation to customers who have been steadfast in their support and constructive criticisms while complaints and challenges were addressed and…

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Six Things To Know About New Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has released a new Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) stating new guideline for tariff. Platforms Africa, which reported this earlier on Thursday, observed misrepresentation in reports on the MYTO while many Nigerians seek proper understanding of what this means to their daily power transactions with DisCos. Though the latest Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) issued by the commission approved a hike in the tariffs upto 35 per cent for DisCos effective 1st of January 2024, it stated clearly that the burden would be shouldered…

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‘DisCos Can’t Hike Bill For Customers,’ NERC Freezes Allowable Tariff

. Okays 35% increase payable through government’s subsidy as it releases new MYTO “(Allowable) tariff frozen for all customers at the rates payable since December 2022, while government pay more on subsidy. In all, the DisCos will still smile to the bank. “   The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has frozen tariffs from customers to the eleven distribution companies (DisCos) at the rates payable since December 2022. Platforms Africa reports that though the latest Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) issued by the commission approved a hike in the tariffs…

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