Blackout looms as electricity workers join NLC’s proposed strike

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has directed its members to withdraw their services nationwide on Wednesday, June 7 and join the strike action proposed by the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC over the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal government.   In a memo signed by its acting general secretary, Dominic Igwebike, the NUEE urged its members to comply with the directive and stop work from the early hours of Wednesday.     ‘’All National, State and Chapter

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Russia stops gas supplies to Finland days after halting electricity supply

Russia has halted its supply of natural gas to Finland, the Finnish state-owned energy firm Gasum has said.   After the EU and US sanctioned Russia over the war, Russia said “unfriendly” countries must pay for gas using the Russian currency, a move the EU considers blackmail. Finland imports most of its gas from Russia but gas accounts for less than a tenth of the country’s energy consumption and Finland said it will not pay for its supplies in roubles. 

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Singer Skiibii laments over electricity bill he was given

Singer Skiibii has taken to Instagram to cry out over the electricity bill he was given.    The bill from Eko Electricity Districbution Company was over a million and the singer disclosed that he doesn’t stay in his house all the time to get such.    Skiibii wrote;    How much is transformer sef if this is Nepa bill ??I don’t even stay in this house …I be gon for months so who’s using this light???? Is this because they know

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Woman fighting for her life after she was beaten, gang raped and left hanging naked from an electricity pole in India

A woman is reportedly fighting for her life after she was beaten, gang raped and left hanging naked from an electricity pole in India. The victim was left for dead after she was reportedly ambushed by a group of men as she went to an open toilet during a wedding celebration at her home. She was later found hanging from the pole in the village of Chakhabib Rudhiya in the northern state of Bihar on Tuesday, May 25. Villagers rushed

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100% electricity tariff hike put on hold as Lawan and Gbajabiamila intervene

The 100% hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday, July 1, has been put on hold.   This comes after the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and others in the power chain, Monday night, June 29.   The DisCos announced over the weekend that the tariff  pushed forward from April 1 would take effect from July 1.   Customers protested the planned increase but the

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World Bank approves $750m loan to improve electricity in Nigeria

The World Bank has approved a $750 million loan to the Federal government which is to be used to improve electricity supply in the country.   In a statement released today Wednesday, June 24, the World Bank said the loan is for the power sector recovery operation (PSRO) to achieve financial sustainability and enhance accountability in the sector. According to the bank, the PSRO will ensure that 4,500 MWh/hour of electricity is supplied to the distribution grid by 2022.   Shubham Chaudhuri,

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