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BEDC officials escape lynching in Warri

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

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