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Prepaid Meters: Finance, corruption reasons for non-patronage of local manufacturers – Expert

Prepaid Meters: Finance, corruption reasons for non-patronage of local manufacturers – Expert

An indigenous meter manufacturer, Mr Atilade Bolarinwa, on Monday listed finance, technical partner influence and corruption as major reasons why Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) were not patronising made-in-Nigeria meters. Bolarinwa, who is the Vice-Chairman of Unistar Hi-teck System Ltd., an indigenous meter manufacturing company, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of

U.S., DisCos sign $9m Power Africa agreement

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and three Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) on Monday signed a nine million-dollar power agreement aimed to enhance their performance. The agreement was signed between the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, who signed for USAID, and representatives of Abuja, Benin and Eko Distribution Companies. Mrs Olufunke Osibodu, Managing

Nigeria signs 5 bilateral agreements with France — Minister.

Nigeria and France have signed five bilateral agreements on Cultural, Scientific Education and Technical Cooperation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said on Saturday. Onyeama, who made this known to State House correspondents in Abuja, said the five bilateral agreements were signed in a closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting

BEDC officials escape lynching in Warri

Some Officials of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, on Wednesday escaped being lynched by angry consumers in Warri, Delta State. Residents of Warri who took a swipe at the Management of BEDC for incessant tariff hike without electricity, noted that they were fed up with the power situation in the area. Even without supply for over a

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