Tuesday, May 11, 2021



FEC approves N6.2bn for 6 electricity projects

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved more than $8.29 million as well as N3 billion for execution of various electricity projects in the country.

Electricity restored to Maiduguri after 2 months of blackout

There was wild jubilation by some residents of Maiduguri town following the restoration of electricity on Wednesday evening after two months of total blackout. The...

Boko Haram landmine injures TCN staff repairing damaged powerlines

At least two staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, were severely injured when their vehicle ran on a landmine allegedly laid by...

Nigeria’s electricity generation grew by 1.40% in Q2 2020 – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, says a total of 8.734 million Megawatts-hour, MWh, of electricity was generated in the second quarter of 2020.

Nigerian Army nabs Civilian JTF member over fake report on alleged killing of soldiers

The Nigerian military has arrested a member of anti-Boko Haram vigilante, popularly known as Civilian JTF, Umar Muhammed, for sharing fake information on alleged...

Boko Haram destroys electricity tower in Maiduguri, entire city thrown into blackout

Residents of Maiduguri and environs have been thrown into lingering blackout following the destruction of one of the towers supplying electricity to the city from the national grid.

Parts of Abuja to experience power outage – AEDC

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, says customers in some parts of the city will experience a three-day power interruption.

Reps begin probe of alleged illegal sack of NSITF, MBET, TCN mngt

The House of Representatives has begun investigations into the alleged illegal removal of managements of three federal agencies by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige and the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman.

COVID-19: Electricity workers threaten shut down

The General Secretary, National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, Joe Ajaero, has threatened that the union would be forced to embark on strike to protect its members against COVID-19.

Blackout looms as fire guts 150MVA transformer at TCN sub-station

A 150 MVA transformer and cables were, on Wednesday, gutted by fire at the Ayede sub-station of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, in Ibadan.

TCN to acquire helicopters to attend to National Grid collapse

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has announced plans to acquire helicopters for fault detection across its transmission line network in the country.

62,000 applicants, including MSc, PhD holders, jostle for 7,600 teaching jobs in Kaduna

The Chairperson, Kaduna State Teachers Service Board, TSB, Mary Ambi has said that it had concluded the screening of more than 14,000 applicants for 7,600 teaching jobs in the public secondary schools.

A peep into Nigeria’s power sector, 59 years after independence

Power generation is considered one of the key parameters used in measuring the extent of development of any nation even as research has shown correlation between electricity consumption and Gross Domestic Product.

Nigeria to achieve 20,000MWH of electricity by 2022 – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it is expanding the nation’s electricity transmission infrastructure to meet up with the 20,000 megawatts transmission grid capacity in 2022.

Nigerian governors partner TCN to improve power supply

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has pledged to partner with the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to improve power supply across the country.

TCN lifts suspension on Port-Harcourt DisCo

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has lifted the suspension and disconnection order on Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC.

TCN suspends Kano DisCo from electricity market

The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it has issued suspension and disconnection orders to Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO from the...

Buhari charges DisCos on improving electricity supply

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to work harder in injecting more resources and technical expertise to improve supply of electricity across the country.

Why Kebbi stopped enjoying 24-hour power supply, by Gov. Bagudu

Following customers’ complaint about reduction in electricity supply from 24 to 14 hours, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State on Monday offered explanations as to why the state stopped enjoying a 24-hour electricity service.

TCN reveals causes of transformers failure

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Tuesday attributed the failure of five of its transformers at its Abuja, Benin, and Onitsha sub-stations to inadequate protection and investment on the distribution networks.

Nigeria records 8,686.6 MW increase in power generation

The Federal Government recorded an increase of 8,686.6 megawatts, MW, in power generation in December 2018, as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, transmitted 125,346.4 mw as against 116,659.8 mw in November 2018.

Nigerian transmission coy completes installation of 2 power transformers in Kano, Uyo

The new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in Uyo transmission substation was installed to replace the 60MVA LEEC power transformer, which was gutted by fire in January.

TCN, GENCOs to restore operation on national transmission grid – Fashola

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday announced that the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, and the Generation Companies, GENCOS,...

National grid to get additional 20,000 megawatts – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said its current transmission expansion initiative is designed to increase the nation’s grid transmission capacity to 20,000 mega watts...

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