We’ll End Insurgency This Year, Buhari Vows + His Request from Nigerians

  President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the North East, Nigeria, may be wrapped up this year. The war against terrorism in the North East has been raging since 2009, when Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) started their blood-letting campaign against the State. To achieve the target of ending the war, however, President Buhari has urged the citizens to pray for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN). Apart from the counterinsurgency war, the military is also undertaking operations against bandits and kidnappers in the…

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Nigeria’s Power transmission hits all-time peak of 5,552.80MW

  The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has successfully transmitted an enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80 Mega Watts (MW) on Wednesday at 8.15pm. General Manager, Public Affairs of the company, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, who said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, added that this latest all-time peak transmitted, surpassed the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was effectively transmitted by TCN on Oct. 30, 2020 by 32.40MW. The new peak, she said, was an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the…

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Nigeria shifts electricity tariff hike implementation to January End

  The Nigerian Government has shifted the implementation of fresh electricity tariff hike for its citizens to the end of January 2020. Country’s Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, who stated this in a statement obtained by Platforms Africa, maintained that he had directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies(DISCOs) to revert to tariffs that were applicable in Dec. 2020 pending the time. Speaking through the statement by Mr Aaron Artimas, his Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications, Mamman declared that the reversal to…

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Trump says ‘Biden Can’t Be President’ if Election Fraud Claims are verified

President Trump is once again charging that last month’s presidential election was rigged and rampant with fraud. In an address posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages that the president described as possibly “the most important speech, I’ve ever made,” Trump charged that “lots of bad things happened” during the election. And he argued that “if we are right about the fraud, Joe Biden can’t be president. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of votes. We’re talking about numbers like nobody has ever seen before.” Taking aim again at the surge in absentee balloting and…

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EKEDC deepens CSR investments, donates Ventilators to LUTH, LASUTH

  Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Thursday deepened its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) investments with donation of two ventilators to tertiary hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The two tertiary hospitals – Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) – received the equipments at separate occasions. Managing Director, EKEDC, Engineer Adeoye Fadebiyi, was represented by Company Secretary and Chief Legal Office, Eko DisCos, Wola Joseph, to donate the ventilator to LASUTH while the Chief Human Resource officer, Mr. Aik Alenkhe, represented him by leading…

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Nigeria’s power grid collapses, plunges nation into blackout

The outage Nigerians are experiencing is due to a system collapse on the National Grid, one of the leading power utility firms in Nigeria, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDP, said on Sunday. The power distribution company announced this on its twitter handle, noting that it is working with TCN to restore the light. Lagos, Kaduna and other states have experienced total blackout on Sunday. “Dear customer, The outage you’re experiencing is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply…

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Nigeria Phases Out N1.8trn Power sector’s Intervention Fund

  President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the scraping of the Power Assistance Fund (PAF) domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and targeted at supporting tariff shortfalls, as well as other interventions in the power sector. A document made available to the Senate revealed that the interventions had gulped a whopping N1.8 trillion since the beginning of power privatisation on November 1, 2013. Buhari, who made this announcement in Lagos, during the commissioning of the power system’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) project centre put in place by…

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Buhari commissions West Africa’s first Power sector SCADA system by EKEDC

Buhari commends EKEDC for milestone   Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned the power system’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) project centre put in place by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in Lagos, which he decribed as the first functional SCADA in West Africa. The centre for SCADA is one of the most advanced technologies in the power distribution business globally, and Buhari declared optimism that the system would translate to improved service delivery to customers within EKEDC’s network. Represented by the minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, the…

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Nigeria’s power grid collapses, plunges Lagos, others into darkness

  The Electricity Transmission System also known as National grid in Nigeria on Friday suffered a partial collapse, which plunged the whole of Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, and environ into total darkness for about 37 minutes. Platforms Africa exclusively gathered that the collapse occurred around 12:58 West African Time (WAT). Electricity supply were, as a result of the collapse, cut to Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC); Ikeja Electric (IE) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) for more than 30 minutes. Sources at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), an…

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Nigeria’s Electricity Regulator budgets N2bn for Office furniture, others

  Electricity industry regulator in Nigeria has budgetted N2 billion for furniture and partitioning of office space at its headquarters in Abuja, administrative capital of the country. Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) particularly wanted the legislators to approve this spending, saying it requires a total of this N2 billion in the 2021 Budget, to partition and furnish its headquarters. Chairman of NERC, Prof. James Momoh, disclosed this yesterday at a budget defence with the House of Representatives Committee on Power. He said the partitioning and furnishing of the eight-floor headquarters…

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