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China’s 85% funding for $5.8 billion Mambila hydroelectric power worries experts

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Recent funding deal sealed between Nigeria and Chinese Export-Import Bank that will deliver the 3,050-megawatt Mambila hydroelectric power project in Taraba state within six year, has continued to draw both positive and discordant reactions from power stakeholders. The construction will equally be handled by a consortium of Chinese state-owned construction firms. However, and no matter how sweet and rosy the ...

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Comments during US Senators’ visit lands Egbin Power boss in immigration trouble

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Twist and looming crisis capable of landing Lagos State into darkness have begun, following some comments made by the Managing Director of Egbin Power Plc, Dallas Peavey, which did not go down well with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola. But in an anger-laden outpouring, Fashola averred that Peavey should have told his visitors that Transmission ...

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Buhari excited on Dangote, FMN, NPA partnership over Apapa-Wharf Road—Minister

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was highly astonished on hearing that Alhaji Aliko Dangote agreed to pull resources together with Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to fit the failed Apapa-Wharf Road. Giving the insights while on an inspection tour of some road projects ...

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FG begins construction in 33 states to boost national housing scheme

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As part of drive to reduce housing deficit in Nigerian which has climbed to 20 million at the end of 2016, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, said the Federal Government has commenced construction of houses in 33 states for workers under its National Housing Programme. Explaining the development at the sixth meeting of ...

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7 plants idle, Fashola silent as power generation collapses below 3,000MW

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That the nation’s power generation has fallen below the 3,000 megawatts mark is no more news, rather the number of idle power plants has risen to eight at the last count. However, effort to get the views of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola failed at press time. Otherwise, idle generations rose from five on Friday ...

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30 years of railway negligence forced highways to continuous collapse—Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has linked the steady failure of federal highways to regular use of the infrastructure by heavy duty articulated vehicles which ordinarily would have moved by the rails. In his address in Abuja on the establishment, management and operations of Truck Transit Parks (TTPs) on Tuesday, he explained that “The neglect of the rail ...

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Shut down of works on 2nd Niger Bridge, Lagos/Ibadan road, others imminent—Fashola

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A clearer picture of the reasons behind the delay in assenting to the 2017 national budget by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo were on Thursday, unmasked in Abuja by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola. In an interactive session with select editors, the visibly aggrieved Minister, revealed that series of distortions in several capital budgets including strategic ...

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Weeks after strike on state of Lagos Ports access roads, light appears in the tunnel

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…Dangote, Flour Mills and FG raise N4.34bn There have been signals that the suspended strike action by major business operators at the Lagos ports including Apapa and Tincan may be resumed very soon as the fresh 21 days ultimatum given to the federal government closes in without any sign of repairs. However, the signals seem to have been punctured weekend ...

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Extend whistle-blowing policy to power sector, Fashola urges FG

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There are strong indications that ‘whistle blowing’ policy of the federal government may be extended to the power sector to curb energy theft. The hint came from Enugu on Tuesday when the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made a passionate appeal to the Minister of Finance, the owners of the policy to extent the services to the ...

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3 more days for SERAP to sue Fashola, Discos over hoarding of prepaid meters

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Today, May 25, will make it four days into the prevailing 7-Day Ultimatum handed down to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to either compel electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to provide Nigerians with free pre-paid meters or face legal action. A non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), had on Monday, May 22 ...

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