The Managing Director of Enugu Distribution Company, Mr. Robert Dickerman, who spoke on behalf of all the Discos, said the entire industry had been operating at a deficit of N20 billion per month. This, he attributed to the non-metering of over 50 per cent of electricity consumers and absence of another 30 per cent of electricity [...]
The second day of the ongoing Senate probe into alleged corruption in the power sector was on Wednesday disrupted by intermittent power outages. There were power cuts two times within the space of six minutes between 2.20pm and 2.26pm. A third outage occurred at 3.12pm. In his presentation, the Director-General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises, [...]
The Senate has begun probe of the power sector under the administrations of three former presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the late Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Essentially, the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly is seeking explanation for releases and expenditures made from May 29, 1999 to date.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today (Friday) charged the Senate Adhoc Committee on Power to urgently work towards the resolution of all the challenges currently facing the power sector. Saraki who spoke while inaugurating the Committee headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari in Abuja, said the economic woes in the country can only be addressed [...]
The senate has declared that officials of the Federal Ministry of Power, its departments and agencies as well as other key players within the sector would soon appear before it. Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc committee on power, Senator Abubakar Kyari made the declaration Friday when Senate President, Bukola Saraki inaugurated a 14-member fact-finding panel at the [...]
The Senate on Thursday approved a 75 million World Bank loan for Edo state’s Development Policy Operation (DPO) as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. The approval followed the consideration of a single-prayer report of the ad hoc Committee on Local and Foreign Debt presented by Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC Kano South). The committee in its [...]
The leadership of the Senate has described late Ooni as a detribalised Nigerian and a bridge builder. Senate reached this decision yesterday at plenary following a point of order, Order 42 and 52 moved by Senator Babajide Omoworare (Osun East) calling the attention of the senate to the demise of the Kabiyesi as announced by [...]
The Senate on Tuesday reviewed the operations of the electricity distribution companies (Discos) since the unbundling of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), describing them as fraudulent and extortionist, acts which must be rejected by all. However, Senator Adamu Aliero took a lone stand when he pleaded with his colleagues to give the distribution companies [...]
Senators who contributed to the motion narrated tales of woes on electricity supply and billing in their respective districts as well as their personal ordeals in the hands of the Discos, warning that the trend must not be allowed to continue.
The Senate on Tuesday reviewed the operations of the electricity distribution companies (Discos) since the unbundling of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), describing them as fraudulent and extortionist, acts which must be rejected by all. The senators listed the ‘unwholesome’ activities of the Discos to include arbitrary billing of hapless Nigerians despite irregular power [...]
The Senate yesterday debunked speculations in some quarters that Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was an underground launch of his 2019 presidential campaign. A national daily yesterday reported that Saraki’s visit to Maiduguri was part of his plans for the Presidency in 2019. The Senate president had on [...]
After four and a half hours of screening behind closed doors, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of the four service chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 13. The new service chiefs are Major-General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General Tukur Buratai as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral [...]