Why, How Nigeria, USAID Inked N115.2Bn Electricity Deals

Minister Adelabu; USAID/Nigeria Mission Director, Melissa Jones; Permanent Secretary, Mahmuda Mamman – Line-up of dignitaries and what they said at the net-zero carbon emissions enabling event The Nigerian government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the effective implementation of N115.2 Billion for Electricity Reforms and Clean Energy Transition in the country. Platforms Africa reports that this was contained in a statement by Chinwe Udouwem, Chief information and Public Relations Officer, ministry of power. Speaking at the event, which, according…

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Five Key Things To Know About Lagos Electricity Bill

The bill by Lagos, a state that hosts two major power distribution companies (EKEDC and Ikeja Electric), to own its electricity market has reached its crescendo. Here, according to the lawmakers, are the implications of this to residents and businesses in the state     Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Wednesday said the Electricity Bill currently before the House is the confirmation of the state government’s zeal to ensure regular and uninterrupted power supply to residents. Platforms Africa reports that this came…

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‘4th Time In 7 Months,’ National Grid Collapses Again

The electricity transmission network also known as national grid has experienced another collapse, leading to a nationwide blackout, Platforms Africa reports. This leading news media reports that the latest incident is the fourth major system collapse in the last seven months. The system has recorded a few other itches in-between. Confirming the blackout in a statement on Saturday, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said the power outage being experienced within its franchise is due to a system failure from the national grid. “Please be informed that the power outage…

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‘N206.80 To N209.50/kWh,’ DisCos Hike Tariff For Band A Customers

. IBEDC speaks on third tariff adjustments in four months   The electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in Nigeria have effected upward adjustment of the tariff for customers in Band A. Platforms Africa reports that this review confirmed by the  Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) is the third in the last four months. The Acting Managing Director, IBEDC, Francis Agoha, stated that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved the tariff increase from N206.80/kWh to N209.50/kWh for users in the category. According to a public notice signed by Agoha on Wednesday,…

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Six Companies Get Licences To Distribute Power

The Federal Government has issued six licences to different firms for the independent distribution of electricity in Nigeria, data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission showed. An analysis of the recent licensing and permits’ sections of the commission showed that the regulator issued the Independent Electricity Distribution Network licences to the six companies in 2023. The commission explained that the networks were designed to be independent of the main transmission system and operate on a smaller scale, providing electricity to specific areas or communities. It said the development of…

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How We’re Resolving Power Challenge In Ibadan Communities – IBEDC

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has rolled out alternative measures towards resolving the issue bordering on the continuous disconnection of power supply to the Lalupon community and its environs , Ibadan for over 10 years. It would be recalled that residents of the communities, had on Monday, staged a peaceful protest at the IBEDC office. Giving an update on the power supply situation in the area during a press briefing in Ibadan, the Coordinating Head, Corporate Services, Mrs. Angela Olanrewaju said as part of solutions taken currently, 65 percent…

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Starfield College Student Wins Robotics Competition

‘Robotics on effects of bullying among students,’ How the project of Aduragbemi, daughter of the energy editor of The SUN newspaper, Adewale Sanyaolu, was adjudged one of the best three in Lagos   A senior secondary school student of Starfield College, Lagos, Aduragbemi Sanyaolu, has emerged the first runner up in the ITGEN Robotics Competition for SSS students held in Lagos at the weekend. Platforms Africa reports that the keenly contested competition had participants who emerged finalists at their various school levels slug it out at the final event. The…

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‘No To Darkness,’ Protesters Shut Down IBEDC Office in Ibadan

Ekectricity consumers and customers of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Monday besieged the office of the utility firm in protest of what they described as “darkness allegedly meted to them by the company. Platforms Africa reports that the IBEDC has since closed their offices to prevent a breakdown of law and order. The protesters who came from Olodo to Iyana Offa in Oyo State took to the streets to protest against what they described as the continuous disconnection by the IBEDC. READ ALSO: ‘Shot Dead,’ American Rapper Killed On…

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‘Oh, Charlie,’ Ghanaians Brace For Three Weeks of Power Cuts

Power cuts are expected to last at least another three weeks in parts of Ghana because of a shortage of supplies from Nigeria. A statement from the state power firm said a temporary shutdown for maintenance works at an unnamed Nigerian gas supplier was to blame. Ghanaians have endured years of regular power shortages and they even have their own nickname – “dumsor” – which means “on and off” in the Akan language. Power demand has steadily increased over the past two decades, partly due to rapid urbanisation and population…

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Rains Are Here: 5 Ways To Stay Safe From Electrocution, Hazards

. What EKEDC, IBEDC want customers to know about threats associated with the season It is raining already in many parts of Nigeria. This special weather condition, which signifies the end of heatwaves, comes with attendant threats and opportunities. As a part of Platforms Africa solution journalism series, here is a special report on how to stay safe from electricity related death and injuries. For consumers of electricity and customers of distribution companies, it is important for you to know that this period comes with the increased risk of electrical…

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