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Persistent power crisis forces cybercafés to shut down

Persistent power crisis forces cybercafés to shut down

Persistent fuel scarcity in the country and increasing usage of smart phones by people are knocking cybercafé operators out of business, a check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has shown. The check, conducted in Lagos on Friday showed that many cybercafé operators are facing rough times trying to source fuel to power their

Civil Society groups continue to picket Ikeja DISCO

Civil Society groups, in collaboration with the Citizens’ Access to Electricity Initiatives (CATEIN), on Tuesday resumed the picketing of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company over lingering power outages and the sack of 400 workers The groups barricaded the Ikeja DISCO Office in Lagos, asking the company to address the contending issues. Organised Labour had picketed

Workers picket Jos electricity coy over alleged indiscriminate sacking

The North-East Zone of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Monday picketed the headquarters of Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), alleging indiscriminate sacking of staff. NUEE Vice President in the North-East, Mr Musa Ayiga, who led his colleagues on the exercise, said the union was also angry with JEDC over the “unfavourable working

Shiroro power to increase generation by 300mw

The Shiroro Hydro Power Station (SHPS) will soon double its operating capacity of 300mw through solar plant. Alhaji Dauda Abdulaziz, SHPS Chief Operating Officer, disclosed this on Thursday in Shiroro to a team from Infrastructure Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE). Abdulaziz said that the new

Warri residents protest poor electricity, outrageous billing

Residents of Sido St., Odion-Urhobo community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta, on Monday protested poor electricity supply. The protesters numbering hundreds also expressed their displeasure over high electricity tariff charged by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). They marched through Warri/Sapele road and disrupted human and vehicular movement for hours. Some of the

Power generation crumbles to zero mega watt, blackouts nation for several hours

Nigeria’s power generation collapsed completely on Thursday at exactly 12.58pm to zero megawatt and this persisted for about three hours. Data from the country’s System Operator showed that around 1pm on Thursday, no power generation company in Nigeria produced a single megawatt of electricity. Industry operators told our correspondent that as a result of the

Electricity tariff: Nigerians will not pay more, TUC insist

The Trade Union Congress of Nige­ria has reiterated its position against the moves by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the distribution and generation companies to increase electricity tar­iff, saying that Nigerians are not ready to pay for the electricity they did not con­sume. Following a meeting held with officials of NERC last Thursday, the

Electricity Tariff: Labour orders nationwide protest over 45% increment

Organised labour in Nigeria has mobilized its members, civil society organisations and electricity consumers across the country to protest the 45 per cent increase in the tariff of electricity as announced by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The protest which will kick off on Monday, February 8, 2016 is supported by the Nigeria Labour

Power transmission firm records 5,074.7MW peak

Nigeria’s Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced its attainment of a new record peak generation of 5074.7MW. In a statement, TCN’s Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, Clement Ezeolisah said it also recorded the highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide of 109,372MWH 2nd February, 2016. It said the new peak generation of 5074.7MW was attained