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KEDC Sacks 10, for Faud, Indiscipline

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As Company Reflects New 7. 5% VAT on Customers’ Electricity Bills The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC) says it has sacked 10 members of staff for cases of fraud and indiscipline, The Street Reporters Newspaper reports. Mr Abdulazzez Abdullahi, the Company’s head of Corporate Communication, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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Osibanjo Calls For Better Synergy Between The Executive And Legislature

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called for improved synergy between the Executive and Legislative Arms of government in order to address the challenges bedevilling the country. The Acting President made the call while declaring open the 16th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officer’s Conference, Africa Region, held in Abuja. Professor Osinbajo expressed optimism that with stronger collaboration between the ...

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FG Commited to Sustainable Infrastructure – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has restated the federal Government’s determination to develop stable power supply, good road network and affordable housing for Nigerians. This is contained in a statement from the Minister’s Special Adviser (Communications), Mr Hakeem Bello yesterday in Abuja. It said Fashola gave the assurance when he spoke at the African Alliance ...

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Capacity Building Key To Achieving 10,000mw By 2019 – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has emphasized that the target of 10,000MW by 2019 will not be realized except skill man-power needs are addressed in the sector, adding that design, building of plant, its operation and maintenance can only be carried out by key skilled manpower. So, the role of National Power Training Institute ...

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Saving Nigerians From Activities of Electricity Distribution Companies, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission By Chima Ugwuanyi

After grappling over the decades. with the reform of the power sector by successive governments, committing trillions of Naira into it, with the genuine intention of making electricity available in abundance to Nigerians for both industrial and domestic uses, efficient electricity generation, transmission and supply to end users had continued to elude government, hence the decision by government to privatize ...

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Epileptic Power Supply: Fashola Calls For Patience

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has said government appreciated the challenges Nigerians are facing as a result of the shortfall in electricity supply in the country, asking for patience, while noting that the government also shares the pains associated with insufficient electricity supply in the country. He, therefore, made a passionate appeal to all ...

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Electricity: Power Distribution Companies Exposed

The National Union of Electricity Employers (NUEE) has alleged that Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) are adding to the power outages nationwide by rejecting load from Generation Companies (GENCOs), thereby worsening power supply to customers. The Union, on Monday, declared that the DISCOs have devised a means of rejecting load as a way of cutting costs adding that the action was ...

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Container Weigh-stations : FG Moves to Beat IMO Deadline

Federal Government is to establish weigh-stations at the nation’s seaport to beat the new International Maritime Organisation, IMO, law that makes it compulsory for all consignment meant for export to be weighed before leaving their port of origin. The law is expected to take effect from the 1st of July, 2016. A senior staff in the ministry of transportation, who ...

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FG Condemns Attack On Permanent Sectretary, Other Fashola’s Men

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Sunday condemned an attack by some protesters on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry (Power), Mr Louis Edozien and other top officials of the Ministry. In a statement signed by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mr. Timothy Oyedeji, the Ministry said it was an affront on the Federal Government that ...

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The Tripod of Buhari Administration By Kachukwu

Written By Chris Ugwuja, Nsukka The Tripod of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is hinged on ensuring security of lives and property, growing the economy and achieving zero tolerance for corruption. Making the assessment at the Nsukka Campus of the University of Nigeria was the Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu during the 45th convocation lecture titled ...

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Port Harcourt, Kaduna Refineries Shut Down Over Militants’ Attacks

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been forced to close down operations at the Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries over alleged sabotage activities by restive youths in the Niger Delta region. The Street Reporters learnt that the operational shutdown was as a result of inability of the refineries to access crude oil supply. This followed a resurgent attacks on oil facilities in ...

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