EKEDC goes tough on saboteurs, prosecutes three for fraud, impersonation

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), one of the leading power utility firms in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has gone tough on saboteurs as it began the prosecution of three persons over offenses bothering on fraud, conspiracy and impersonation. The three persons were arraigned before Magistrate A. A. ADESANYA of the Ojo Magistrate Court on Thursday 9th July 2020 on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit fraud, impersonation, forgery and tampering with electricity installations within the Ojo District of EKEDC. The three, identified as Magnus Obinali a cleaner within the Ojo District;…

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US firm battles Nigeria over $80m Yacht linked to Diezani, Aluko

  Enron Nigeria Power Holding rejects Nigeria’s power deal suspension, demands $22 million from sale of seized Galactica Star   A former unit of Enron Corporation, the United States energy-trading giant, Enron Nigeria Power Holding Limited, has began a legal battle with Nigerian authorities over suspended power deals. The company has also joined the country and the United States (U.S.) authorities in serious bickering over the proceeds of the sale of a luxury yacht, Galactica. The U.S. authorities seized the Galactica in 2018 after filing a lawsuit to recover assets…

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Nigerian Court remands Mother, Daughter in Prison over Energy theft on Ikeja Electric Network

  A Nigerian Court has remanded a mother and her daughter in prison pending the perfection of their bail conditions over alleged energy theft on the network of Ikeja Electric, one of the two utility companies that connect Lagos – Nigeria’s commercial capital – to the grid. The two, who, according to a statement made available to Platforms Africa by Ikeja Electric, are residents of Fatokun Street in Abule Taylor, Off Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos, were arraigned before Ogba Magistrate Court. The duo of Latefat Shofidiya, 65 and Ekundayo Taiwo, 40…

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s biggest power plant, Egbin Power reacts as employee’s newborn dies

  Newborn of our staff dies from post-delivery, not COVID-19 complications – Egbin MD   Egbin Power, one of Africa’s largest thermal electricity generation companies, has denied report that a newborn by one of its staff died on its premises due to COVID-19 protocols. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the plant that provides a quarter of Nigeria’s total power generation, Paul Harriman, declared in a statement to Platforms Africa that though the newborn of one of its staff died due to post-delivery complications outside the facility, the death has nothing…

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Nigerian Court jails two for assault on EKEDC female staff

  Two people  who assaulted a female staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), a top utility firm that connects Lagos – Nigeria’s commercial capital – to the grid, have been jailed. A Magistrate court sitting in Agbara Ogun State presided over by B. O. Ilo on Tuesday June 30, 2020, sentenced Adetayo Adefila and Faith Ogunmade to three months imprisonment for assaulting the Field Representative of Eko Electricity Distribution Company while going about her official duties on behalf of the Company. This was contained in a statement released by…

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Nigeria’s labour union Threatens War over Banks, Power charges hike

  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened a war over attempt by either public or private enterprises in the Africa’s biggest crude oil exporter to hike user access and service charges under the guise of economic downturn occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who, in a statement made available to Platforms Africa, vowed that all labour unions would resist the move, noted that Nigerians were already passing through a chain of very hard times, said they were entitled to fair, equitable and just utility…

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EKEDC underscores top service delivery, begins new tariff

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), a top power utility firm in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, has underscored top service delivery as it announced that customers that have more supply would pay more for power consumed from July 1, 2020. The company, which stated this in a statement sent to Platforms Africa, noted that this new service reflective tariff is in line with  regulatory policies aimed at improving service delivery. The review, the statement issued by EKEDC’s spokesman, Godwin Idemudia – an accomplished corporate communication veteran – read, is…

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How Nigerian electricity customers will be billed in new tariff regime – Ikeja Electric

  Ikeja Electric, a leading power utility firm in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has given details of how electricity customers on its network would be billed in new tariff regime which is slated to begin on July 1, 2020. The utility firm declared this in a statement made available to Platforms Africa, maintaining that the new tariffs, which are Service reflective, are end-user rates to be paid for electricity based on the level of service (including availability and reliability) provided to a cluster of customers. This, the statement issued by…

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Power market’s debts profile to NDPHC hits N190bn

  The total debts profile of the Nigeria’s electricity market to the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has hit N190 billion. Managing Director of the NDPHC, Chiedu Ugbo, who said this during a presentation at the Senate hearing on power, declared that the N190 billion debts has become one of the challenges hampering the growth of the power market. Despite the challenge posed by the debts, the NDPHC is still working assiduously to deliver on its mandate, Ugbo said.   Stating that the firm’s output is also being hampered…

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Ikeja Electric deepens metering target to 520,000 households by 2022

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), a major utility firm that connects major part of Lagos – Nigeria’s commercial  capital – to the grid, on Monday declared plans to hit 520, 000 mark in metering of its customers by 2022. The company, which stated that it had begun implementation of new price hike for prepaid meters on June 1, added that it had already connected over one hundred and twenty thousand households out of the 520,000 on metering system between 2018 and June 2020. This feat, which the company said is in…

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