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How Buhari Can Fix Electricity

How Buhari Can Fix Electricity

Chineme Okafor writes that to meet the yearnings of Nigerians for sustainable power supply, the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari, must build on existing reforms in Nigeria’s electricity industry to ensure its quick revitalisation In adopting electricity privatisation, the federal government perhaps viewed it as the best way to solve Nigeria’s long running electricity problem


Nigeria Needs Additional 35,000mw for Stable Power Supply – Aliyu

Niger state Governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu has said that the country needed additional 35,000 megawatts of electricity if Nigeria must attain a stable power supply in the country. This is coming as Nigerians still groaning under epileptic power supply despite the sale of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to private investors in the


Nigeria’s Infrastructure Deficits and our Future – Nasir El-Rufai

In the last 12 months, Nigerians were blessed with about 4 million babies. Within the next 20 years, about 3 million of these babies would have survived infant mortality, malaria and other preventable diseases to become adults, willing and able to join the workforce. Most of them will not have jobs unless the current leaderships


Lack of Electricity Threatens Nigeria’s Destiny – Minister

The common destiny of Nigerians is being threatened by the lack of electricity, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has said. Nebo stated that with the increasing population in the country, there was the need for reinforcement of forces to avert the looming threat to Nigeria’s future as a result of inadequate power supply.

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Why Nigeria Generates So Little Power

Nigeria is the greenest populous country in the world, but it is so entirely by accident. We fuel a population north of 170 million — the seventh largest in the world — on an available installed grid electricity generation capacity of fewer than 6GW. In the context of Barack Obama’s initiative last week with his

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Nigeria’s Electricity Consumption Per Capita Lowest in Africa

Nigeria’s electricity consumption per capital has been adjudged to be the lowest in Africa, according to a report by Agusto & Co. The country’s electricity consumption per capital, measured by the World Bank at 149 KWH, is low due to self generation by most of the citizenry which is often not captured. “Typically, Nigerians resort


Gas Shortage Hindering Effective Power Supply

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) said that sustained shortage of gas had remained a major threat to sustainable electricity power supply in the country. The National President of IPMAN, Chinedu Okoronkwo, made the assertion in an interview with NAN in Lagos. Okoronkwo said that power privatisation in the country would have yielded


Nigeria Moves to Forestall Skill Challenge in Power Sector

In a proactive move aimed at meeting the expected huge skills need in the Nigeria’s privatised power sector, the federal government is on course to launch a scheme that will afford interested Nigerians in every state to be trained with the requisite skills. The National Power Sector Apprenticeship Scheme (NAPSA) which will be launched in

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