Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project to be commissioned first quarter, 2023 – Minister 

The Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project in Niger State estimated at $1.2 billion and expected to add 700 Mega Watts of electricity to the national grid will be inaugurated in the first quarter of next year.   This was disclosed by the Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu during an inspection visit to the Power Plant in Zungeru. The Minister who was accompanied by the Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane revealed that the project was at the 98% completion stage.   Engr. Aliyu who went…

Gombe customers commend Jos DisCo

Customers in Gombe State last Thursday commended the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc just as the company urged unmetered customers to embrace metering under the Meters Asset Providers scheme currently in place.   The commendations and the call were made at ABMAR HALL opposite Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe during a consultative forum organised by the electricity outfit to sensitize customers on the negative effects of vandalism, energy theft, staff assault, and the need for metering amongst other things. Alhaji Aliyu Abagah of the National Emergency Management Agency and Alhaji…

NNPC disowns letter on non – appearance before Senate  …. As Downstream Committee summons GMD 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited ( NNPCL) ,has disowned letter allegedly written by it to the Senate Committee on Finance as an independent corporation insulated from being summoned by any relevant committees of the National Assembly .   Disowning of the purported letter by NNPCL , concides with summoning of its Group Managing Director ( GMD) Mele Kyari, by Senate Committee on Petroleum ( Downstream ) on Wednesday .   Chairman of the upper legislative chamber’s committee on Finance , Senator Olamilekan Adeola ( APC Lagos West), had penultimate…

Petrol will cost N462/litre without subsidy — NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) says it is paying N297 subsidy on every litre of Premium Motor Spirit, commonly known as petrol, that is sold in the country.   The company said the combination of various present cost elements has translated to retail pump price of N462 per litre, adding that the subsidy payment of N297 is to make the product easily affordable to Nigerians.   The company, which made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, said Nigeria consumes 68 million litres of fuel everyday.…

Sorry I can’t support you, give S/East a chance, Obasanjo reportedly tells Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu with former President Olusegun Obasanjo   All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu with former President Olusegun Obasanjo   Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly declined to support the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   Former President Obasanjo made his stance known when the later paid him a courtesy visit at his Otta residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.   News Band had earlier reported…

JUST IN: Electricity workers suspend strike

Electricity workers, under the umbrella of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), have suspended their strike.   The suspension is coming after the entire nation was thrown into darkness hours ago.   News Band reports that the electricity workers embarked on industrial strike action on Wednesday to press home their demands.   The federal government immediately summoned an emergency meeting with the electricity workers after they shut down the national grid.           NewsBand

Port Harcourt refinery to commence operation first quarter of 2023

The Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited, Ahmed Dikko, has given an assurance that the rehabilitation of the Old Port Harcourt Refinery with a refining capacity of 60,000 barrels per day would be completed and put to use by the first quarter of 2023. Dikko gave the assurance at the weekend when the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on the state of the country’s refineries visited the facility in Rivers State for an on-the-spot assessment of the $1.5 billion rehabilitation project of the facility. He said the…

Renewable Energy, Major Driver for Youth Engagements – Gov Sani Bello

Renewable energy has been identified as one of the 21st century skills and major driver to get more youths engaged. This was the position of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and Member of Parliament, United Kingdom (UK) Helen Grant while interacting at Portcullis House, London on policies that will bring about youth engagements, women empowerment and improved girl child education. Governor Sani Bello also observed that renewable energy was capable of improving energy and addressing electricity inequality not only in the state but the country at large as it can be…

Why Nasarawa’s future is in oil and gas, says Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has expressed confidence that the future of the state lies in oil and gas, essentially because of the miraculous discovery of commercial quantity of hydrocarbons in parts of the state.   Engineer Sule disclosed this while playing host to elders of the Alago nation who were on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Wednesday.   According to the Governor, Nasarawa State is blessed when it comes to the area of oil and gas, following the discovery that the initial discovery of hydrocarbons…

Niger Gov lauds Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has commended the Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited for the tremendous role it is playing in the pursue of excellence and professionalism in the power and energy sector.   The Governor disclosed this at the official presentation of three International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certificates to Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.   Governor Sani Bello who was represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further revealed that Mainstream Energy, the operator of Kainji and…