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    FG launches $200m renewable energy project ‘to light up 500,000 households’

FG launches $200m renewable energy project ‘to light up 500,000 households’

The federal government has launched the $200 million Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) to provide off-grid energy to over 500,000 people across 105,000 households in rural communities across the country. The project, sourced from the African Development Bank (AfDB), was launched in Abuja, on Tuesday. The off-grid solution, which is expected to commence in the next five months,  will also provide clean and reliable energy [...]

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    Minister: Cabal in power ministry denying Nigerians of electricity

Minister: Cabal in power ministry denying Nigerians of electricity

Sale Mamman, minister of power, says the "cabal" in his ministry who are bent on denying Nigerians electricity. The minister said this while reacting to the criticism which trailed his suspension of some top officials in the ministry. Mamman had suspended Damilola Ogunbiyi, former managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), and Marilyn Amobi, managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity [...]

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    Buhari appoints Salihijo Ahmad as REA MD

Buhari appoints Salihijo Ahmad as REA MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). On December 24, Sale Mamman, minister of power, ordered the indefinite suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi, former REA managing director. The minister also ordered an investigation into alleged infractions by the agency under Ogunbiyi. Mamman said the move was to sanitise the activities of the agency [...]

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    Minister suspends Ogunbiyi, REA MD, indefinitely

Minister suspends Ogunbiyi, REA MD, indefinitely

Sale Mamman, minister of power, has ordered the indefinite suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi, managing director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA). In a statement on Tuesday, Aaron Artimas, special adviser to the minister, said the suspension is with immediate effect. According to him, Mamman has also ordered an investigation into alleged infractions by the agency. “Following some apparent infractions in the Rural Electrification Agency, [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Nigeria told UN that 7 varsities run strictly on renewable energy, but is this true?

FACT CHECK: Nigeria told UN that 7 varsities run strictly on renewable energy, but is this true?

In September, Mohammed Mahmood, Nigeria’s minister of environment, said seven federal universities are running strictly on solar energy. Speaking at the 2019 climate action summit in New York, US, the environment minister said 30 more federal universities are subscribing to the use of renewable energy. “We are sourcing some money through climate financing. I am proud to say that Nigeria is [...]

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    OAU to enjoy 24-hour electricity as varsity begins power generation by October

OAU to enjoy 24-hour electricity as varsity begins power generation by October

Eyitope Ogunbodede, the vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, says the institution will exit the national grid by October to generate its own electricity. Speaking on Monday at a biennial conference of the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Ogunbodede said the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has provided the university with a gas-powered turbine that will [...]

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    We’ll address this situation, says Abuja DisCo on village where darkness is killing people

We’ll address this situation, says Abuja DisCo on village where darkness is killing people

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it will address the condition of the residents of Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi village in the federal capital territory (FCT). The company disclosed this a day after TheCable published a story on the condition of the village under the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The village is under the franchise area of the electricity distribution company, [...]

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    FG secures fresh $200m loan from AfDB to fund electrification project

FG secures fresh $200m loan from AfDB to fund electrification project

The federal government has secured a $200 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund electrification projects in the country. In a statement on Monday, the bank said its board of directors approved the sovereign loan to finance the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). While AfDB approved $150 million, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), a $2 billion facility sponsored by [...]

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