Tunji-Ojo: The power of vision

February 2, 2024 Femi Salako 0

If there is anything that separates great leaders from the crowd, it is the power of vision. Strategic foresight, the ability to anticipate future events, challenges and prospects and roll out mechanisms for coping with them, is beyond rhetoric: it materialises in lived-in experience. It presents robust evidence of vision. In the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, this quality Read More

FG, Borno gov seek collaboration for improved power supply 

January 26, 2024 Tope Sunday 0

  Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has disclosed that his administration has spent over N500 million to purchase transformers for different communities in the state. A statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Mr. Bolaji Tunju, the Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, quoted Zulum as speaking during his visit to the Read More

Embracing new beginnings and the power in you

January 10, 2024 Abdullahi Abdulqudus 0

It’s another year and it presents us with an opportunity to reflect on the past, learn from it, and look forward to a brighter future. The New YEmbraear is a time of renewal, when dreams are sparked with endless possibilities. It also serves as a reminder to the youth – the driving force of our society – that giving up Read More

Unbundling TCN ‘ll improve power performance, reliability – Experts  

January 8, 2024 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Some power experts have said that unbundling of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) would lead to increased efficiency, performance and realisability of power in the country. The experts, who disclosed this Monday in Lagos, said the power sector will witness a remarkable improvement. The minister of Power had on December 20 2023 disclosed that it would unbundle TCN into two Read More

TCN to boost Lagos power supply with seven new transformers

December 28, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

In a bid to enhance the power supply in Lagos State, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has received seven new power transformers. The transformers, with capacities ranging from 60MVA to 100MVA, were recently delivered to the Akangba 330/132kV Transmission Substation. The TCN’s General Manager,  Public Affairs,  Ndidi Mbah,  in a statement she issued on Thursday in Abuja,  saidthe new transformers Read More

Farouk assumes leadership at NAMA, harps on power generation

December 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The new Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Engr. Ahmed Umar Farouk has harped on the need to improve on infrastructure in the management of the country’s airspace and emphasized a renewed commitment to safety. He noted that his administration will prioritizes communication and airspace stability just as he declared a state of emergency on power within Read More

Power minister seeks states’ involvement for sectoral transformation

December 9, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Minister of Power Chief Adebayo Adelabu has said meaningful transformation in the power sector was hinged on the active participation of governments at the state level. He said to achieve that the ministry planned to collaborate closely with state ministries of power, energy, and public utilities. Speaking in Abuja Friday during a courtesy visit by the governor of Abia state, Read More

Power sector privatisation a curse or blessing?

December 8, 2023 Admin III 0

TOPE SUNDAY in this piece asks whether the privatisation of Nigeria’s power sector in the last 10 years is a curse or blessing. Concerns The issue of power has been a long-standing problem for Nigeria, with a history of inadequate electricity supply affecting the country’s economic growth and development. In 2010, the federal government made the crucial decision to privatise Read More

Nigerians’ll enjoy improved power supply soon – FG

December 2, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said Nigerians would soon enjoy improved power supply. According to the minister, the objective of making the 2023 Electricity Act is to improve energy supply. He vowed that the citizens would soon record improved power supply nationwide. He said this Thursday at the 3rd edition Workshop of the Power Correspondents Association of Nigeria Read More

Defence, infrastructure get lion share of N27.5trn 2024 budget 

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

  The Defence and Security sector N3.25trillion of 12 percent budget, N1.32trillion on Infrastructure sector both gulped the 2024 budget of N27.5 trillion budget based on the exchange rate. The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning,  Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu during the public presentation of the Federal Government of Nigeria 2024 Budget proposals in Abuja said Defence and Security sector Read More

Transcorp Power appointed WAPP executive board member

November 15, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme, 0

Transcorp Power Limited (TPL), one of the power subsidiaries of Nigeria’s leading conglomerate, Transnational Corporation Plc (TRANSCORP), has been appointed member of the Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) at the 18th Session of the WAPP General Assembly, which held on November 10, 2023 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. TPL was admitted as a member of WAPP in 2019 Read More

Still on Nigerians’ verdict on power sector privatisation after 10 years

November 10, 2023 TOPE SUNDAY 0

As Nigeria celebrates 10 years post-power sector privatisation, some Nigerians have scored the sector’s performance low; TOPE SUNDAY takes a look at the scenario. In 2013, Nigeria decided to privatise the sector. But 10 years later, the expected yields from the privatisation of the NESI have been hampered. With such constraints, although the total national installed generation capacity stands at Read More

Power outage: We are helpless in Imo – EEDC

November 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has explained that the prolonged power outage which has affected the whole of Imo State, occasioned by the industrial action by organized labour is beyond its control while empathizing with its customers in the state. This was made known in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, Read More

FG issues power licenses to Junaid Synergy, 14 other companies

October 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued new power licenses to Junaid Synergy Limited and 14 other companies. During the second quarter of 2023, NERC issued new licenses to many entities. Blueprint recalls that the Commission recently assessed distribution companies’ performance in Nigeria. The Commission said in its Q3/2023 Electricity on Demand report that it Read More

With teamwork, we can resolve power sector challenges – AEDC MD

October 18, 2023 Admin III 0

The Managing Director of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Mr. Christopher Ezeafulukwe, has called for team teamwork among operators of the various segments of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), to resolve the challenges facing the sector. Speaking at the Bi-annual joint generation, operations, and DisCos planning meeting in Abuja, recently, Ezeafulukwe said the sector can only grow when Read More

Firm raises $13m to power renewable energy

October 3, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

WATT Renewable Corporation, an independently owned provider of hybrid solar solutions, has secured $ 13 million in funding from Empower New Energy. The company said this significant investment will catalyze its efforts in advancing renewable energy solutions in Nigeria. The funding also marks the largest investment to date for Empower New Energy. WATT specializes in hybrid solar energy solutions and Read More

USAID, Power Africa launch Green Jobs for women in Nigeria

September 29, 2023 David Agba 0

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Power Africa launched “the Growing Green Jobs for Women in Nigeria” initiative to foster gender equality and promote clean energy solutions. This initiative will equip approximately 500 women and youth with the required skills and opportunities to secure better jobs in Nigeria’s energy sector. Historically, women have been underrepresented in energy-related professions in Read More

A plea for improved power infrastructure

September 25, 2023 Mukhtar Jarmajo 0

It is a tragic reality that for the past few years, Nigeria has been plagued by the incessant collapse of its national grid. The nation has never been capable of generating, transmitting, and distributing sufficient electricity to its vast population. Daily life in Nigeria is synonymous with power outages, leaving citizens in a state of perpetual darkness. The country’s electricity Read More

Electricity consumers call for power sector overhauling

September 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Electricity Consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have asked the Minister of Power, Mr Adebayo Adelabu to overhaul the power sector in order to ensure stable power supply. The consumers, who spoke in separate interviews in Abuja, said overhauling the sector would improve power supply and boost the country’s real sector capacity. The President, Nigeria Consumer Protection Network, Mr. Read More

Renewable energy experts pledge supports for massive transformation of power sector

September 6, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Experts in renewable energy have pledged support for massive transformation of the sub-sector as an integral component of Nigeria’s energy landscape. They spoke at the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Renewable Energy event with theme: “Renewable Energy: Innovation, Transition, Opportunities, and Challenges” in Lagos. Mr. Ralph Gbobo, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Gas, said the theme of the event underscored the Read More

Power Oil partners Ali Nuhu on creating awareness

August 29, 2023 David Agba 0

Power Oil announces further amplification of its health promotion campaign in Northern Nigeria. The brand pioneered branded zero cholesterol and healthy cooking oil in Nigeria and recently partnered with Ali Nuhu Mohammed (a Nigerian actor and director also known as the king of Kannywood) as they will be embarking on a campaign to build awareness on a healthy lifestyle.The campaign Read More

My thoughts on the mystification of power

July 6, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

Pity our public officers – the president, the state governors and even the local government chairmen. They are products and victims of a pernicious social system that has hardened into a tradition, to wit, the almost criminal mystification of power. If you mystify power, you make the power holder a demi-god or even god. It takes something away from the Read More

It shouldn’t be all about money

July 6, 2023 Lawan Bukar Maigana, 0

Richness is beyond having money. That is exactly what the fifth Law of Power, “So much depends on reputation—guard it with your life,” promotes, teaches, and tries to instill in people. Recently, my organisation paid for some radio slots for programmes and jingles at a popular radio station through me, being the communication officer of the organisation. The money was Read More

Osun expresses fears as 50 communities protest power outage

June 23, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

No fewer than 50 communities in Osogbo, Osun state, on Friday barricaded the regional office of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in protest against the disconnection of their electricity. The protesters condemned the action of the IBEDC who they accused of paralysing business activities with no genuine reasons. Speaking with our correspondent, Dapo Onanuga, a resident of Ayegbami community, Read More

Will the 2023 Electricity Act revolutionalise Nigeria’s power industry?

June 13, 2023 Admin III 0

The 2023 Electricity Act that was signed into law by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu with the expectation that it would open up the country’s power industry?  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officially signed the 2023 Electricity Act into law, marking a significant milestone in Nigeria’s electricity sector. While the immediate impact on the average Nigerian in terms of increased electricity Read More