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Politics and Nigeria’s Electricity Sector, By Reuben Abati

What the federal government must watch closely and be careful about is the repeated threat that it intends to either review the privatisation of the electricity sector or cancel it altogether, whatever that double-talk There are larger implications about investor confidence, cost of likely litigation, the sanctity of contracts, service…
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Opinion

Yola DisCo: Matters Arising and Why BPE Needs To Suspend Its Re-privatisation, By Odion Omonfoman

It would therefore be more practical to consider a different approach and re-design of the privatisation model for Yola DisCo to achieve a successful re-privatisation. Breaking up Yola DisCo into several DisCos along state boundaries, and also adopting the concession model are strategies that would ensure success of its re-privatisation.…
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Opinion

Jonathan Did Not Order Reversal of Electricity Tariff, By Sam Amadi

...take it from the horse’s mouth: Jonathan did not reverse any tariff. Sam Amadi and his colleagues changed the tariff through the normal due process and as part of effective regulation of the sector. I have read some piece of news suggesting that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan ordered the reversal of…
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Opinion

APC Promised Nigeria Restructuring, By Femi Falana

- The late Professor Abubakar Momoh ...I believe that the greatest tribute that Professor Abubakar Momoh deserves from us is a renewed commitment on the part of ASUU and other progressive forces to mobilise the Nigerian people to campaign for the actualisation of the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of…
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Opinion

Power Issues and the PHCN Labour Union, By Ikeogu Oke

Mr. Joe Ajaero, Secretary General of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) On April 25, 2016, I was a guest of "Kaakaki", the breakfast programme of the Africa Independent Television (AIT). My interlocutor, who took part via telephone, was Mr. Joe Ajaero, Secretary General of the National Union of…
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Opinion

Understanding the New Electricity Tariffs: the Case for And Against Tariff Increase, Odion Omonfoman

In our view, the tariff increase was necessary and is the right step to take to stabilise the power sector and provide investor assurance. However, tariff increase alone will not address the liquidity challenges, which is the biggest problem in the sector. The liquidity challenges arise as a result of…
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Opinion

Revisiting Collection Loss Debate in Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, By Yusuf Abdussalam

Mr. Gates, an orange dealer supplies certain exotic oranges from Ondo State to hotels, restaurants and retail fruit outlets in Abuja. He transports the oranges from Ondo to Abuja in an old truck that spends days in transit. Due to the stacking and long period of the transit, some 10…
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