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Reps Urge Buhari to Declare State of Emergency on Power Sector

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the country’s power sector. The lawmakers took the decision following a motion of Urgent Public Importance by Nnolim Nnaji (PDP, Enugu) during the plenary. Nnolim, in the motion tagged, “Urgent

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NEC Seeks to Reverse Power Sector Privatization

By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday in Abuja, described the 2014 privatization of the power sector as a “total failure”, saying there is the need for a reversal of the decision. This was part of the recommendations by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el- Rufai-led committee, inaugurated last year to ensure

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Reps Order NERC, Discos to Suspend Tariff Hike

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja The House of Representatives, through its committee on Power has directed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend its planned electricity tariff  increment. The electricity regulatory body had earlier announced planned hike which will take effect from April. The committee chaired by Aliyu Magaji made the announcement

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Gas Explosion: Buhari Mourns Energy Commission Chairman, others

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the gas explosion, which led to the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Simon Mallam, his son and three others at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna on Saturday. A statement by Senior Special Assistant to President on

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