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Kaduna Electric Loses N386m to Vandals in Six months – Mgt

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has lamented, in strongest terms, the rising cases of vandalism of power supply infrastructure in its franchise, saying the menace is taking a serious toll on the Company’s operations. This was contained in a statement issued by the Company on

Fuel Scarcity: IPMAN threatens strike action over unpaid claims

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Adamawa/Taraba chapter, has threatened to embark on strike, if the Federal Government failed to promptly pay their outstanding bridging claims. IPMAN’s Chairman, Alhaji Dahiru Buba, made this known on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen on its members’ grievances, which border on the high

Plateau State launches “Building Energy Efficiency Code”

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau State Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC) has been launched, which was birthed from concerns as regards power supply consumption and promotion of policies in the field of energy efficiency in building. Speaking at the occasion, Director of Electrical Engineering Services, Engr. Cyill O. Onyeneke (from the

Kaduna community suffers 5 months’ power outage after contributing money

…Each compound tasked over N4,000. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Five months down the dream, residents of Angwan Boro Primary School Area in Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna suburb is without electricity supply. Each compound within the unit has reportedly contributed over N4,000 to assist Kaduna Electric Company to ratify the power problem – but all

Kaduna residents decry over-exploitation on monthly electric bills

...As ex-Generals, residents threaten protest. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Barely four months after, electricity consumers and residents of Barkallau GRA Kaduna have decried what they termed as “cheating and over-exploitation of consumers” by Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KAEDCO) through outrageous bills. A consumer had just Thursday complained bitterly of outrageous electricity bill to her residents in Barkallau and warned

Bauchi Govt sings MoU with UK’s Power Dot energy firm

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Bauchi State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of N30.9 billion with a United Kingdom-based energy firm, ‘Power Dot,’ for 10-Megawatts of energy through waste products. While signing the MoU at the Mini Chamber of Government House, Bauchi, the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, assured to provide the required support

Insufficient funding cause of slow-pace in National Metallurgical Development – DG

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The insufficient funding has been attributed as the cankerworm militating against fast-tracking development at the National Metallurgical Development Center (NMDC). The Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Metallurgical Development Centre(NMDC), Engr. Prof. Linus O. Asuquo, cited research and development equipment, staff training, overhead, completion of 2No.electric Arc furnace pilot plant as well as operationalization of

Kaduna Electric on indefinite shut down operations in Kafanchan over protest against outrageous tariff hike

...With casualty figures in conflict. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) has said it has shut down operations in Kafanchan business units indefinitely, as a result of the protest that turned violent in the area, arising from the people’s anger over high increase in electricity tariff and poor power supply. The Head of Corporate Communication of the

Foundation electrifies Kaduna community with 150 units of streetlights

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna In a bid to provide social infrastructures and reduce social vices to Kaduna communities and beyond, chairman and CEO of Sardaunan Badarawa Foundation, Hon. Usman Ibrahim, has installed about 150 units of streetlights in and around Badarawa community, a suburban settlement located in Kaduna North in Kaduna Central Federal Constituency. Usman Ibrahim, popularly known as