Infrastructure

National Grid Restored After Partial Collapse – TCN
Infrastructure, News, Nigeria

National Grid Restored After Partial Collapse – TCN

The National Grid has been fully restored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) after the reports of its partial collapse on Monday. See Also: Grid Collapse: Lawmakers Lambast Power Minister, Demand Improved Electricity Supply General Manager and Public Affairs of TCN, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, stated this on Monday in Abuja. She revealed the partial collapse of the national grid occurred at about 10.51 am. Mbah noted a sudden drop in the system frequency resulted in the partial collapse of the grid. The restoration of the grid commenced immediately at 11.55 am in the affected areas, which were Osogbo, Ihovbor, Jebba, Osogbo, Kainji, Jebba, Benin, Onitsha, Shiroro, Kaduna, Shiroro, Katampe, and Alaoji, Ikot-Ekpene. Others affected by the collapse were Lokoja, Gwagwalad...
DisCos Generates N398.16bn in Six months – NBS Reveals
Economy, Infrastructure, Nigeria

DisCos Generates N398.16bn in Six months – NBS Reveals

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have generated N398.16 billion in both the first and second quarters of the year. See Also: Naira Devalues to N700/$1 as Dollar Demand Rises Comparing results from the previous year, NBS noted that revenue collection declined by 7.97% quarterly and 11.42% yearly. A document by NBS reads "Electricity Report Q1-Q2 2022.” “Revenue generation by the DISCOs stood at 204.74 billion in Q1 2022 and 188.41 billion in Q2 2022. This shows a fall on a quarter-on-quarter basis by 7.97 per cent." “On a year-on-year basis, revenue collected rose by 11.42 per cent and 1.71 per cent from 183.74 billion Q1 2021 and 185.24 billion in Q2 2022.” It revealed that in the first quarter of 2022, es...
Port Harcourt Refinery to Begin Production in 2023
Infrastructure, News, Nigeria, Petroleum

Port Harcourt Refinery to Begin Production in 2023

The old Port Harcourt Refinery is about to be restored to refine 60,000 barrels per day (BPD), with which production will begin in the first quarter of 2023. Ahmed Dikko, The Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited, announced the new development when the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee visited the refinery to assess the 1.5 billion dollar rejuvenation project of the facility. See Also: Ex-Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Nigerian Government To Probe Over 100 Deaths At Illegal Refinery He mentioned that when the project is fully completed by the end of 2024, the refinery will have the capacity to refine 210,000 barrels per day, also noting that the project will be done based on the time stated and the budget approved. He also added that to stick...
Seven Die as Train Derails in DR Congo
Congo, Infrastructure, News, Safety, Transportation

Seven Die as Train Derails in DR Congo

At least seven people have been confirmed dead when a cargo train derailed in the South-East Democratic Republic of Congo, the second accident in the area in a fortnight. Confirming the incident, a local official from the National Railway Company said that the accident occurred in the village of Buyofwe, Lualaba province on Saturday. The freight train which was made up of eight wagons was leaving Tenke in Lualaba province for Kananga in the Kasai region. See Also: Terrorists Bomb Abuja-Kaduna Rail Track, Attack Train Passengers “Seven people died and 14 were seriously injured” in the latest accident, Lualaba Interior Minister, Deoda Kapenda, told newsmen on Monday. “The toll could rise because a large number of clandestine passengers were trapped under the upturned wagons,...
Fashola, Ngige’s Convoy Crashes In Delta, Four Policemen Feared Dead
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Fashola, Ngige’s Convoy Crashes In Delta, Four Policemen Feared Dead

The convoy of the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and his counterpart in Labour and Employment, Christ Ngige, crashed during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta State. Four policemen were feared dead in the accident that occurred Tuesday evening. It was gathered that the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit. An eyewitness, John Okorie, said the incident happened when the vehicle conveying the victims was negotiating the bend leading to the construction site of the Second Niger Bridge at the Asaba. It was gathered that the police vehicle was speeding to meet up with the ministers’ vehicles when it veered off the road and crashed. Also, a Delta Line ...
FG Has Built 19,478 Out Of 300,000 Homes For Nigerians -Osinbajo
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FG Has Built 19,478 Out Of 300,000 Homes For Nigerians -Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that under the Buhari regime, the Economic Sustainability Social Housing programme has built 19,478 out of its targetted 300,000 units for Nigerians.This is as he said, the regime remains determined in its vision to build a nation where low-income earners have the dignity of a decent home and livelihood.Osinbajo spoke on Friday in Masaka, Nasarawa State, at the commissioning of 248 housing units and commemoration of the 1,000th home built by the Millard Fuller Foundation, MFF.Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Friday titled ‘Vibrant housing market will boost Nigeria’s economy, people’s livelihood — Osinbajo’.The Vice President, who described the commis...
LASG Removes Shanties On Coastal Road Alignment
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LASG Removes Shanties On Coastal Road Alignment

Lagos Shanties Lagos State Government has embarked on the removal of all shanties along the Lekki Coastal road axis in a bid to further protect the Coastal Road alignment. The General Manager, New Towns Development Authority (NTDA), Tpl. Olakunle Aboyeji, who led the exercise on Friday, stated that the squatters and miscreants who had illegally converted the Lekki Coastal Road, Lekki Penisula Scheme I, Maroko beach extension and the adjoining roads to their abode and commercial centre, posed a huge security risk to residents of the area and the adjoining communities. He recalled that each time the stretch of land along the axis was cleared, the dislodged illegal squatters and miscreants, who occupied the roadside and constitute nuisance in the axis, would come back to rebui...
FG Has Procured Six High-Tech Hilux Vehicles To Safeguard Rail Lines
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FG Has Procured Six High-Tech Hilux Vehicles To Safeguard Rail Lines

In a bid to safeguard the rail lines from attack, the federal government yesterday procured and handed over six hilux patrol vehicles inputed with radar scanners to the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to monitor the Abuja-Kaduna corridor. Government had mulls the idea of installing security gadgets along the Abuja-Kaduna rail tracks following a recent bomb explosion at the corridor. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, while handing over the vehicles to the management of NRC led by its Managing Director, Mr. Fidet Okhiria at the Idu Train Station, Abuja, said: “We are all aware of the security situation in the country as a whole but, we thought about supporting NRC on the security architecture of the Idu-Abuja rail track.” According to him, “Remember th...
Nigeria Took Chinese Loans Because They Want To Help With Infrastructure – Buhari
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Nigeria Took Chinese Loans Because They Want To Help With Infrastructure – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government took loans from China because the Asian country was willing to help Nigeria’s infrastructure. Buhari said this on Wednesday during an interview with Channels Television while defending his government’s decision to source loans from China. According to him, anybody that is prepared to come and help Nigeria’s infrastructure to do the roads, rail and power will be welcomed. Recall that according to data from the Debt Management Office, Nigeria has borrowed $2.02 billion as loans from China from 2015 and the nation’s debt portfolio from China has risen to $3.40bn as of March 31, 2021. See Also: FG To Inaugurate Kano-Kaduna Railway December 2022 “We take that (loans) where it is necessary. I told you now of something, what it us...
FG To Inaugurate Kano-Kaduna Railway December 2022
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FG To Inaugurate Kano-Kaduna Railway December 2022

The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the Kano-Kaduna railway will be completed and ready for inauguration in Dec. 2022. Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, while inspecting the level of progress on the project in Kano, said that it would be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari leaves officer. Amaechi noted that so far, the Federal Government had invested more than 400 million dollars for the actualisation of the project. The minister, however, urged the facilitator of the project, the CCECC, to increase the number of equipment and personnel on site in order to ensure the deadline was met. “We are here basically to find out whether these guys have commenced work and how far they have gone. “This is because they have a target of completin...