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The Presidency says part of the 311 million dollars ‘Abacha loot’ retured from the United States will be invested in the Mambilla Power Project. It said that part of it would be deployed into the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in the country. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. He expressed optimism that the Mambilla power project when completed, would provide...

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Residents of Toungo Local Government area of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria has no course to smile as the contract for the electrification of the town reached nearly completion stage, state officials confirm. Toungo carved out of Ganye LGA in 1996 is the only Local Government Area (LGA) headquarters in Nigeria without electricity. Speaking on the project, the state commissioner for Rural Infrastructure and Community Development Abdullahi Prambe said that‘’ the project awarded by this present...

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The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has denied a plan to offer two months free electricity to customers as part of palliative to cushion the effect of lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic. PHED, however, said it welcomed the suggestion of a two months free electricity to Nigerians as proposed by the leadership of the National Assembly. Mr. John Onyi, the Managers, Corporate Communications of the company, made the clarification in a statement, on...

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The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) says there will be no disconnection of electricity to non-paying customers during this period of lockdown in Coronavirus pandemic. Its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. John Ayodele made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday. According to him, this is in recognition of the current precarious and tense situation pervading the country and the whole world occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. “IBEDC is a customers cent Ric...

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The transmission company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the shortage of power supply experienced across the country was due to low gas supply and it would last for ten days. According to the statement released by the General Manager for Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the management of thermal stations across the country which depend on gas to generate elelctricity said they would require ten days carry out maintenance work on gas facilities. “The nation’s...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a Power Sector Reform Coordination Working Group, to coordinate the power reforms of various levels of government, a statement by Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor, discloses. The Chairman of the Committee on Power Sector Reforms and Distribution Company Ownership, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, said the working group which would meet every week had commenced work and would bring all power reform efforts under the leadership of the...