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BBC and Trust TV to Face Sanctions By Federal Government
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BBC and Trust TV to Face Sanctions By Federal Government

The Federal Government has vouched to sanction the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Trust TV for propagandising terrorism and banditry. The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed made the announcement on Thursday. This announcement came after media houses, Trust TV and BBC Africa Eye aired documentaries showcasing the activities of bandits and terrorists. Lai Mohammed reacted to the documentaries, calling the media houses unprofessional as they intended on promoting activities of terror and violence. See Also: Bandits Abduct Motorists On Abuja – Kaduna Highway He criticized the media house, Trust TV for interviewing bandit kingpin, Shehu Rekeb, saying the media outlet is promoting the acts of terrorists. The Minister also condemned the BBC, saying...
ASUU Strike: Unease As Electricity Workers Declare Readiness To Join NLC Protest
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ASUU Strike: Unease As Electricity Workers Declare Readiness To Join NLC Protest

Power sector workers have declared readiness to join the protest scheduled by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to persuade the federal government to resolve the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The workers under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, confirmed its readiness in a memo issued by its General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, after a meeting of the central working committee and national working committee. According to the memo, all members were directed to “massively mobilise and actively participate in the NLC/ASUU solidarity protest”. Ajaero called on vice presidents, state/administrative councils and chapter secretaries to collaborate with the leadership of state executive councils for “a successful outing”...
National Grid Collapse: TNC Offers Update
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National Grid Collapse: TNC Offers Update

Following the collapse of the national grid on Wednesday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said that the repair is at the final stages. This was disclosed by the TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, in a statement issued to journalists. According to Mbah, although the national grid experienced challenges around 11:27a.m on Wednesday, the repair was at the final stages as at 11:0p.m. She said, “The incident was as a result of a sudden drop in system frequency from 49.94 Hertz (HZ) to 47.36Hz, which created system instability,” she said. See Also: Nigerians Experience Power Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again Hertz is a unit of frequency that replaces the earlier term of one cycle per second (cps). According to the general manager, r...
Power Generation Crashes By 903MW, National Grid Crisis Persists
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Power Generation Crashes By 903MW, National Grid Crisis Persists

Power The latest figures on Nigeria’s power grid performance released on Tuesday showed that the quantum of electricity generated on the grid had continued to fluctuate, as it fell by 903 megawatts on Monday, April 18, 2022. Nigeria’s electricity grid has been characterised by some sort of instability lately, witnessing about four different grid collapses in less than two months. A document on the country’s 24-hour grid performance, obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja on Tuesday, showed that the fluctuation of electricity generated on the grid had yet to abate. It was observed that while peak power generation on the grid at 22.00 hours on April 17, 2022 was 3,829.7MW, it crashed to 2,926.8MW at 03.00 hours the next day. This implies that power generation on...
Electricity, Water Supply Didn’t Cease For 7 Months I Was In Benin Republic Prison – Sunday Igboho
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Electricity, Water Supply Didn’t Cease For 7 Months I Was In Benin Republic Prison – Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, said he was surprised that he spent seven months in Benin prison without any power blackout or running out of water. Igboho said there would have been no reason for agitation in Nigeria if the government had developed the country and protected the lives and property of the citizens the way the government of Benin Republic had done for its people. Igboho, who spoke during a conversation with the leader of the Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye; his deputy, Prof Wale Adeniran, and a few others in the Republic of Benin, said, “Wht was the cause of my coming out and running around to go demand a better country? “If Nigeria were to be like the Benin Republic of today, what would have made me co...
Nigerians Experience Power Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again
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Nigerians Experience Power Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again

Power Several Nigerian cities including the Federal Capital Territory were thrown into darkness Friday after the national grid collapsed again. Electricity distribution companies announced the breakdown, the fifth this year after prolonged hours of outage experienced in some parts of the country. The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company said, “Dear Esteemed Customers, the management of Kaduna electric regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a collapse of the national grid.” “The collapse occurred at about 18:29 pm this evening. Normal power supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is restored. “We sincerely apologise for all inconveniences,” the spokesperson of the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi said. The A...
Grid Collapse: Lawmakers Lambast Power Minister, Demand Improved Electricity Supply
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Grid Collapse: Lawmakers Lambast Power Minister, Demand Improved Electricity Supply

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Power yesterday criticised the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu mandating him to take concrete actions aimed at solving the current nationwide blackout rather than always presenting theories that do not translate into power supply to Nigerians. The Committee, led by Hon. Magaji Da’u Aliyu at a meeting with the minister, expressed disappointment over the lackadaisical attitude of the ministry towards power issues whenever there was national emergency, saying there was nothing in his presentation to show that the ministry was solving the challenge of increased power outages being experienced by the country. The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Nebolisa Anoka, had enumerated the challenges facing the sec...
President Apologises to Nigerians over Power Outage, Fuel Scarcity
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President Apologises to Nigerians over Power Outage, Fuel Scarcity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday apologised to Nigerians over the prolonged fuel scarcity and frequent power outages being experienced across the country. Buhari said the shortage of petroleum products was something his government had successfully averted in its seven years in office. Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, also yesterday, likened the worsening power situation across the country to a war situation.  But Aliyu assured that the federal government was doing everything possible to resolve the situation However, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) explained that the power situation was caused mainly by the activities of vandals on the country’s gas supply assets. Buhari, in a statement issued yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu...
President Buhari Regrets Inconvenience Caused By Petrol, Electricity Shortages
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President Buhari Regrets Inconvenience Caused By Petrol, Electricity Shortages

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sincere regrets for the inconvenience caused to citizens of the country following a prolonged shortage of petroleum products, something that the administration has successfully averted in its seven years in office. President Muhammadu Buhari According to the President, “the administration knows the fuel shortage has placed a strain on Nigerian citizens and businesses, but relief is on the way. I especially apologize to all sections of society for this. “The government is working round the clock to attend to this issue. An action plan agreed upon earlier this month is being implemented to address the scarcity. Working together with the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Assoc...
FG Halts N600 Billion Electricity Subsidy, Confirms Power Tariff Hike 
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FG Halts N600 Billion Electricity Subsidy, Confirms Power Tariff Hike 

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday declared that subsidy on power amounting to about N600bn during some period had now been stopped by the Federal Government. Power Minister Abubakar Aliyu It also revealed that electricity tariffs were raised in February this year, and was quick to, however, state that the tariff payable by some customers in the franchise area of one of the distribution companies was reduced. This came as power generation companies condemned the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading company, stating that the NBET was failing in its obligations in terms of payment for power generated by the Gencos. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on the challenges in the power sector and other issues, the Chairman, NERC, Sanusi Garba, stated that subs...