Tag "Power Outage"

    EXTRA: FCT judge cancels court session over lack of diesel

EXTRA: FCT judge cancels court session over lack of diesel

Peter Kekemeke, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court sitting in Nyanya, Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to hear all the cases scheduled to come up before him due to power outage.The case list contained at least 11 matters which were slated for fresh hearing, continuation of hearing and final ruling.Litigants, including lawyers and witnesses, were seated in the [...]

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    59 years of power outage, horrific roads, insecurity and poverty

59 years of power outage, horrific roads, insecurity and poverty

There are two things we can thank God for as we become 59 years old as a nation tomorrow:  One, our oil is yet to dry up. Two, we have successfully kicked poverty, power-outage, insecurity and poverty from the corridors of power. I guess that was the sole reason why our political leaders went to the mosque on Friday and [...]

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    Nationwide blackout as grid collapses after fire outbreak in Benin

Nationwide blackout as grid collapses after fire outbreak in Benin

A fire outbreak at a power substation in Benin, Edo state, has led to the total collapse of the national grid.The situation has led to power outage across the country.In a statement, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) attributed the fire outbreak to  high voltage.Ndidi Mbah, general manager, public affairs of TCN, said the development led to a massive drop of [...]

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    Power outage affects courts in Badagry

Power outage affects courts in Badagry

Court proceedings at the Lagos state high and magistrate's courts in Badagry have been marred by power outage.According to NAN, the lack of electricity have plunged the court rooms and offices into darkness since June 1.Judges and magistrates are said to be conducting proceedings with doors and windows to the courtrooms open in order to brighten the courtroom and aid [...]

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    A’Ibom PDP raises the alarm over ‘plot to arrest’ top members

A’Ibom PDP raises the alarm over ‘plot to arrest’ top members

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to frame up, arrest and detain critical stakeholders of the party throughout the electioneering season.The party said it has information that plans have been concluded to ensure that during APC rallies, buses branded as [...]

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    Passengers stranded as power outage hits Lagos international airport

Passengers stranded as power outage hits Lagos international airport

Passengers were stranded on Tuesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos state following a power outage.The passengers were said to have been kept in the dark for hours as immigration officials did not not address the anxious crowd.According to Yemisi Adegoke, a BBC reporter, the airport did not switch to another alternative power while the power outage lasted.Officials [...]

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    System collapse causes power outage in parts of Lagos

System collapse causes power outage in parts of Lagos

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has attributed the power outage in some parts of the state to system collapse.Godwin Idemudia, general manager, corporate communications unit of EKEDC, made this known on Saturday.He said the national control centre, responsible for all monitoring done by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), attributed the outage to system collapse.Idemudia said there was a [...]

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    Fire outbreak at Alagbon power station

Fire outbreak at Alagbon power station

A fire outbreak was recorded at the Alagbon injection station in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday.The fire was as a result of an explosion of a 66MVA power transformer, within the 132/33kv transmission substation belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).Witnesses said the situation was managed by the joint efforts of firemen from the Federal Fire Service, Lagos [...]

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    Total blackout across Nigeria — two days after Buhari celebrated power landmark

Total blackout across Nigeria — two days after Buhari celebrated power landmark

There was blackout across the country on Tuesday as a result of the collapse of the national grid.The situation was caused by a fire incident on one of the pipeline systems in the country, the ministry of power said in a statement.It identified the pipeline system as Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo state.The ministry, which also includes works [...]

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    FAAN apologises over power outage at Lagos airport

FAAN apologises over power outage at Lagos airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has formally apologised to Nigerians over the power failure that interrupted business at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos.The power failure at the airport grounded activities for more than one hour before the battle to restore light in the ever busy airport was successful.Henrietta Yakubu, the general manager (corporate communications) of FAAN, [...]

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    ALERT: Residents of Ikoyi, VI will experience 5-day power outage

ALERT: Residents of Ikoyi, VI will experience 5-day power outage

There will be disruption of electric power supply for five days in some parts of Lagos this week, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) said on Monday.In a statement, Godwin Idemudia, EKEDC spokesman, said the outage was to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) address technical issues at Alagbon transmission station in the state.He said the outage, which will [...]

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    Power outage in Edo caused by vandalism, DISCO tells residents

Power outage in Edo caused by vandalism, DISCO tells residents

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has attributed the current power outage in some parts of the state to attacks on its staff and facilities by some youths in Irua, Esan Central local government area of Edo.Caleb Ntem, spokesperson in charge of Edo North/Central, disclosed this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo.Ntem [...]

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    Power outage disrupts screening of ambassadorial nominees

Power outage disrupts screening of ambassadorial nominees

Power outage at the senate disrupted the screening of non-career ambassadorial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday.On January 12, Buhari submitted a revised list of ambassadorial nominees to the senate for confirmation.However, when the committee of foreign affairs began screening the nominees, there was interruption of power.The committee resorted to using rechargeable lamps until power waa restored.Speaking earliert, Monsurat Sunmonu, [...]

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    Expect 9-hour power outage in parts of Lagos

Expect 9-hour power outage in parts of Lagos

There would be a nine-hour power outage in some parts of Lagos state on Monday, says the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was made known by the company in a statement on Saturday.Areas expected to be affected by the outage are: Lagos Island, Victoria Island and Ikoyi.Godwin Idemudia, head of corporate communications, said, [...]

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    Electricity supply interrupted at White House

Electricity supply interrupted at White House

The official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States (US), popularly known as White House, experienced power outage on Tuesday, following widespread power outages in Washington DC. According to a US official who spoke to CNN, the outage, which affected a major part of the US capital, was caused by a small explosion at a power transfer [...]

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