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Lafarge Africa intensifies moves to harvest electricity from biomass for production

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Leading cement solutions providers, Lafarge Africa Plc has expressed its readiness to adopt biomass as an alternative source of energy generation in order to boost operational success. This was revealed by the Legal Director of the company, Mrs. Edith Onwuchekwa, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, during the tour of its cement plant in Mfamosing by shareholders and investors. ...

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More confusion trial FG’s claims on progress of work on $1 billion Ogoni cleanup

Ogoni cleanup

The Nigerian Senate has joined the league of bodies trailing recent discovery that work may not have started on the publicized resumption of cleanup activities at polluted sites in Ogoniland, Rivers State. Speaking at plenary, the Senate mandated its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the celebrated Ogoni cleanup exercise. The Federal Government launched the Ogoni cleanup project ...

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NERC begins consumer awareness drive, opens up on rights of electricity consumers

Tony Attah

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the body empowered to meet the yearnings of Nigerians for stable, adequate and safe electricity supply, has taken the bull by the horn by releasing to the public, the rights of every electricity consumer. In a statement, NERC listed the key rights of electricity users to include the following: All new electricity connections must ...

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W/Bank’s report faults non privatization of transmission segment of power sector


Latest report of the World Bank on power in Africa has faulted federal government’s idea of not involving private participation in transmission infrastructure, saying the segment is in need of massive investment which only the private sector can provide. The new report, released today, is calling for increased private sector investment in Nigeria and Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure. The ...

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Delta Community indicts Army, NDPC, others in oil pollution cover up

Oil Pollution site

Disquiet is raging currently in lead oil producing community in Burutu Council Area of Delta State, Yeye Community over an oil spill at Ekeremo Manifold in the area. A statement signed by Pastor Philip Fianka and Prince Onaro, Chairman and Secretary respectively, showed that the Nigerian Army had since taken over the site of incident, preventing community stakeholders from gaining ...

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Online payment, allocations of petroleum products’ll reduce crisis, traffic gridlocks

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Leading analysts petroleum products marketing and distribution, Ademoroti Emmanuel, has called for change from depot payments and allocation to online payment of loading and dispatch of petroleum products. The idea according to him will among other things free the Apapa expressway and ports access roads from endless traffic gridlocks and related crisis amongst the trade unions. He said “If online ...

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Minister did the right thing the wrong way in PH refinery concession—Experts

Eni NNPC deal

Following the recent halt order in the concession of Port Harcourt refinery to a joint venture involving Italian energy giant, ENI and Oando, leading energy industry analysts have started looking at the matter and apportioning blame to the minister, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu. Business Hilights recalls that the Senate Committee had halted the concession in reaction to some germane issues. In ...

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Confusion over status of Ogoniland cleanup as Minister, community differ

Ogoni cleanup

… Amnesty International aligns with community, says work yet to start Contrary to a recent claim by the Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibrin, that the Federal Government has not dumped the cleanup of polluted Ogoniland and work is seriously in progress, indigenes and Amnesty International have voided the position, saying work is yet to start. Otherwise, Environmental Rights Action ...

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10 months after caution, Discos still charge communities, streets for faults repairs

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Findings by Business Hilights across the federation and Lagos State in particular show that communities and mainly streets are still surreptitiously pressured by Power Distribution Companies (Discos) to contribute fund for repairs of installations and changing of collapsed eclectic poles in their localities. Discoveries across select streets and areas in Lagos and Ogun States show that in places where users ...

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ActionAid, others deepen calls for review of power sector concessions

Babatunde Fashola

In line with observed failures in the performance of every department in the Nigerian power sector operations especially generation and distributions, ActionAid, an international development organisation working in Nigeria and 44 other countries, has called for review of the agreements. It would be recalled that a senior official of the Ministry had last week revealed that the plan of the ...

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