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Nigeria: BEDC Graduates 134 Trainees to Improve Service Delivery

The BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has turned out another set of 60 graduate trainees and 74 technician trainees, in its quest to improve service delivery to customers and bridge skills gap in the power sector. The Disco also announced the take-off locations for the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme in …

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Thousands In Nigeria Protest Three Years Of No Electricity

Agbarha-Otor community, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State has staged a protest against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over power blackout in the last three years. The protest which began on Thursday, entered its second day (Friday), caused gridlock along the Ughelli-Warri section of the ever-busy East-West …

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Licence revocation: GENCOs put generation capacity at 13,496mw

Indict TCN, DISCOs for inability to take load By Ediri Ejoh   As the clamour to revoke licenses of the buyers of the privatised power assets continues, the Electricity Generation Companies (GENCOs), have disclosed that they have increased Nigeria’s generation capacity from 12, 500 megawatts, mw to 13, 496mw. In …

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IOCs turn host communities to beggars, dictate to state govts — Sheriff Mulade, CEPEJ boss

…DESOPADEC serving govt, politicians, not oil communities …Why Delta riverine communities want Coastal Areas Development Agency By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Niger Delta NIGER-DELTA Activist and Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Mr. Sheriff Mulade, has accused International Oil Companies, IOCs, of turning host communities in …

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We will continue to partner with BEDC over power upply – Gov. Okowa

“As a state, we have taken the power sector very seriously within the limit of extra pledges. “One of the key economic objectives of our administration is to have a state with a secured energy supply, sufficient to meet our projected economic needs and aspirations. “One of the ways to …

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Delta govt to provide 24-hour power supply in tertiary institutions

By Festus Ahon ASABA—DELTA State Government has restated the resolve of the state government to ensure 24 hours power supply to the state-owned tertiary institutions within six months with solar energy. Power Supply: Some FCT communities to experience load shedding— AEDC State Commissioner, Ministry of Higher Education, Prof Patrick Muoboghare …

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Lady shares photo of how she transformed her fridge since PHCN refused to restore power

– A Nigerian lady has taken to Facebook to lament the situation of the electricity in her area – According to Abiona Opepemi Vern, her small generator cannot power the fridge and it is just occupying space – To solve the problem, Vern decided to turn her fridge into a …

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Six transmission towers vandalised in Delta, says TCN

Everest Amaefule, Abuja Electricity supply in Delta State has been threatened following the vandalisation of six towers belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, General Manager, Public Affairs at TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said it would take another four weeks before vandalised towers …

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Nigeria: Pains of Electricity Consumers

By Peter Uzoho Peter Uzoho in this report, examines the harrowing experience of electricity consumers in the country When in 2013, the distribution companies (DisCos) took over the responsibility of electricity distribution in the country, many Nigerians thought that the end to years of darkness had set in. To Nigerian …

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Breather for Chevron as Delta negotiates ceasefire with enraged oil communities

By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South CHEVRON Nigeria Limited, CNL, whose most important operations are in oil-rich Delta state have had it  rough in recent times with the people of Kokodiagbene, an Ijaw community in Warri South-West Local Government Area, laying siege to the company’s Otunana Flow Station. This was shortly …

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