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MAIDUGURI  —  Business activities related to the use of electricity as a source of energy were crippled for the past three weeks as a result of the power outage experienced by residents of Maiduguri metropolis and its environs. It was learned that the situation was caused by vandalisation of poles by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Most of the people who run businesses on the national grid as power sources have now resorted to the use...

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Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, in January 2020 embarked on decommissioning of meters which they tagged obsolete despite the fact that such meters were not dysfunctional in any way. With no plans for replacement, they disconnected and destroyed prepaid meters in homes with instructions that such persons apply for new meters while their homes be on direct electricity connections; such homes were then placed on estimated billing, a perfect means to rob the people. In...

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A businessman, Jerry Okolo on Wednesday dragged The A Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), before an FCT High Court, Gudu, for alleged illegal billing. Okolo, who instituted the suit against the defendant along with his landlord, Abimaje Ebute as co-claimant, is also demanding N10 million as general damages for the alleged illegal and unlawful actions of the defendant. The claimants are also praying for N5 million as damages for inconveniences and losses incurred by them....

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The minister of power, Saleh Mamman on Thursday ordered the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to stall implementation of the reviewed tariff. The commission had earlier approved an increase in electricity tariffs across the country. The minister in a statement said the tariff review will be on hold until the conclusion of the joint ad hoc committee’s work at the end of January. He mentioned that the government had initially subsidised the tariff of all...

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The Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to revert to tariffs that were applicable in Dec. 2020. Mr. Aaron Artimas, Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Power, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the reversal to the old tariff was to promote a constructive conclusion of the dialogue with...

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The Federal Government has again increased the electricity tariff that power consumers across the country are expected to be paying. The new hike in the electricity tariff was approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The increase varies. It was based on different consumer classes and took effect from January 1, 2021. The tariff hike was announced by the NERC in its December 2020 minor review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) and Minimum...

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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has warned residents in the South-East against some people, claiming to be representatives of the company and demanding payment to provide pre-paid meters. The Head, Corporate Communications of EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, who gave the warning in a statement, on Tuesday, in Enugu, said that the conmen usually asked unsuspecting members of the public to make payment for meter into a personal bank account, number 0813317416, domiciled in a...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has commissioned Solar Power projects in Adamawa worth over four billion naira (N4b) which are being funded by the European Union, EU and implemented by the Department for International Development DFID. The projects cover the 78 watts solar scheme each in Maiha and Gulak Cottage Hospitals, ten watts each in Garkida, Michika and Mubi General Hospitals, 28 watts for the in College of Health Technology, Mubi, as well as 36 watts for Michika Maternity Hospital and  36 watts for...

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The Federal Government has said it would sanction any electricity distribution company or its representatives selling meters or asking Nigerians to pay money to get the item. The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr. Ahmed Zakari, gave the warning at a stakeholders’ engagement on electricity tariff, organised by the FGN/NLC-TUC Ad-hoc Committee. Zakari said, “We have made it clear through the regulator’s direct order as well as the intervention from the Ministry of...

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored the collapsed electricity grid system across the country. The Acting Managing Director of TCN, Mr Sule Abdulaziz, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. Abdulaziz said the system which collapsed on Sunday evening was restored within 40 minutes of the incident. He explained that the company immediately went into action and stabilised the system in Abuja, before other parts of the country....

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