Posts Tagged ‘Electric Power Sector’

Lagosians Petition EkoDisco over Dunmak Power Engineering Company

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 20, 2020
Sometime in September 2019, the residents of Lafiaji-Lekki area of Lagos State were approached by the Managing Director of a company named “Dunmak Power Engineering Company” with the claim that his company now represents Eko Electric Distribution Company (EKEDC) and that Dunmak could supply the neighbourhood with a minimum21 hours of electricity, daily. The company […]

Siemens signs €250m deal with Ghana to upgrade electricity infrastructure

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 17, 2020
The Government of Ghana, on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020, received, as part of Germany’s Compact with Africa programme, €250 million from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to upgrade and expand the country’s electricity transmission infrastructure. A Memorandum of Understanding, to this effect, was signed at Jubilee House, by Mr. Jonathan Amoako-Baah, CEO […]

Investigation: Despite 36 Mining Licences, 10,000MW Coal for Power Capacity Idle

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 24, 2019
The federal government granted 36 licences for the extraction of coal from the vast deposits in the country, with an estimated 10,000 megawatts (MW) electricity generation capacity, however the licences have yet to improve the national power grid, Daily Trust investigation has shown. Nigeria may also miss a target for coal to contribute four percent […]

Nigeria Runs on Generators and Nine Hours of Power a Day

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 23, 2019
Kabir Sabo’s sewing machine hums busily as he hems a “babariga,” a popular dress in northern Nigeria, in his small corner shop on the outskirts of Abuja. It can hardly be heard over the sound of Nigeria’s worst problem. Sabo’s noisy electricity generator costs him an average of 3,000 naira ($8.30) a day in fuel, […]

Israel cuts power to Palestinian West Bank areas, citing unpaid $717m bill

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 22, 2019
Israel’s national electric company says it has begun reducing power supplies to Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank because of a financial dispute. The Israel Electric Co said on Sunday (local time) it took the step because the Jerusalem District Electricity Co, the Palestinians’ main power distributor, has debts of roughly US$485 (A$717) million. […]

Power Sector Scandal! Fraudulent contracts in PHCN keeping Nigerians in darkness

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 20, 2019
Several frauds in the Nigerian power sector were finally exposed on Thursday by a report released by the Centre for Health Equity and Justice. The report revealed different fraudulent contracts that were awarded in the sector. At the public presentation of the report in Lagos on Thursday, the lead researcher, Dr Yemi Oke, who is […]