Opinion

Improved Service Delivery – The Key to Unlocking Cost Reflective Retail Electricity Tariffs, By Odion Omonfoman

The implementation of the service delivery model in determining cost reflective retail electricity tariffs will be beneficial to the power sector. It will put an end to the perennial complaints of non-cost reflective tariffs by DisCos, a complaint that has plagued the power sector since the conclusion of the privatisation…
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Columns

New Electricity Tariffs: Questions, By Reuben Abati

Will the increase in tariffs translate into efficiency? I doubt it. Efficient service delivery is important. Will government agencies, the biggest debtors in the electricity sector, now pay their debts? We don’t know. Or has there been a quid pro quo at the people’s expense? Is government planning to write…
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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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Columns

Combating Corruption, the Smart Way, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Our anti-corruption approach shows that the effective enforcement of the rule of law and the achievement of low levels of corruption require two complementary factors. First, effective ‘vertical’ enforcement of rules from law makers and their agencies above, and second an effective ‘horizontal’ enforcement of rules by the actors involved…
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Opinion

Federalism: The Decentralisation of Electricity Transmission In Nigeria, By Ugochukwu Amasike

...if Nigeria is to achieve its goal of constant and reliable power supply, then the just and equitable devolution of constitutional power and resources to the states and the concomitant decentralisation of electricity transmission should be effected. In line with the calls for the devolution of power to the states,…
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Guest Columns

2018 Appropriation Bill: A Budget of Consolidation, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria is currently emerging from a very difficult economic period. If we all cooperate, and support one another, we can consolidate on our exit from the recession and firmly position Nigeria for economic As a government, we are determined to bring succour to our people, improve their lives, and deliver…
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Opinion

Solutions to Addressing the Challenges of the Power Sector Privatisation, By Odion Omonfoman

The privatisation of the power sector, while transparently conducted, was fraught with a number of missteps and set to go wrong from the start of the process. Four years after, the privatisation has proven to be problematic, and may result in a sovereign debt burden for Nigeria and Nigerians. The…
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Opinion

Eligible Customer Declaration – Matters Arising, By Odion Omonfoman

- Minister for Power, Babatunde Raji Fashola However, the big elephant in the room is how the policy would be implemented, particularly the DUoS for eligible customers at 11KV and 33KV served by DISCOs, as well as the potential revenue shortfall that may further weaken already financially stressed Discos. We…
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Opinion

For Nigeria, Did God Really Say, “Let There Be No Light”?, By ‘Tope Fasua

...I’m not hopeful that we can make the needed change in this matter, to be candid, because Nigeria has never been a truthful country. The darkness we are in is at once a symptom of our dark hearts, as it is a metaphor for the state of our nation. Perhaps…
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Opinion

Forty-Five Power Sector Prophecies In 2017, By Odion Omonfoman

Electricity customers should pray against further devaluation of the naira. Customers should pray violently against the floating spirit of the naira. It’s the start of another new year. And as usual, “prophets” are dishing out all sorts of prophecies - from the mundane to the ridiculous, in very, very vague…
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