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Group asks court to order government to provide free, pre-paid meters to all Nigerians


The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Federal Government and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over “their collective failure, refusal and/or negligence toenforce their own directives to electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to provide free pre-paid meters to all Nigerians and end the use of patently illegal, arbitrary, unfair and discriminatory estimated billing across the ...

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Fuel-flexible plant to power Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo

Digital industrial company, GE, on Monday, March 13 2017 announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The organisation says the plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, a ...

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Green bonds: Government to power 9 varsities with solar

usman jibril

Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has disclosed that the Federal Government will power nine universities in the country with solar energy under efforts to ensure a clean and healthy environment through the issuance of sovereign green bonds. The minister made the submission on Thursday, March 9 2017 when he paid a working visit to the National Agency ...

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Mixed reactions greet proposed nuclear power plant in A’Ibom

Nuclear Plant

Members of Ikot Ebon Community in Itu Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State have expressed divergent views over plans by the Federal Government to build a 1200MW nuclear power plant close to their neighbourhood. The news apparently came as a shock to some members of the community who claimed not to be aware of such a proposal when ...

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Oil, power, environment and 2016 National Budget

Dr Bukola Saraki

In a presentation in Abuja at the National Assembly’s Interactive Session with civil society organisations (CSOs) on the 2016 Budget convened by the Senate President (Dr Bukola Saraki) on Wednesday (February 10, 2016), Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation – HOMEF) raises questions regarding some key sectors. He also charges the National Assembly to publish details of its ...

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How I will transform road, housing, power sectors, by Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Tuesday (December 8, 2015) in Abuja unveiled his short term plans to address housing deficits, provide good roads and urgently increase power generation in the country with extra 2,000 megawatts. Fashola said during his maiden press briefing in the Federal Capital City (FCT) that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which ...

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