Supply prepaid metres to consumers, govt urges Discos

The Federal Government has ordered electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country to supply prepaid meters to electric consumers without further delay. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) gave the order at the end of his third monthly meeting with operators in the power sector at the Ugwuaji Transmission Station, Enugu, […]

Indomie to reward consumers with new promo

Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie instant noodles in Nigeria is set to reward lucky consumers with the chance to win a trip to Dubai with the kickoff of its latest promo tagged: ‘Wrapper Redemption Promo’. According to a press statement issued recently, the promo is designed to reward it loyal consumers for their […]

No More Petrol Queues From Monday – Kachikwu

Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, and Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC has given assurances that the long queues at various petrol stations nation-wide will ease off from Monday (today). He made this statement on Saturday, during an assessment tour of some petrol stations in Abuja. ”We have enough […]

Group unveils made-in-Nigeria products online

An online shop for made-in-Nigeria products has been launched in Lagos to encourage people to buy and patronise indigenous products and to encourage youths in skills acquisition. It is also said to be the gateway to Nigerian products to satisfy the needs of the people. The portal, www.ziino.com.ng, is one- stop online shop for made-in- […]

FG seals noodles outlet, fuel pumps for cheating customers

The federal government (FG), on Tuesday, sealed several fuel pumps and commodity outlets across Abuja for under-dispensing petroleum products and  various weight breaches. The Weights and Measures Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, which led a weight inspection operation across stations and commodity outlets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), also […]

Electricity: Law demands all customers to be metered from 2020

The new electricity Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2015 mandates the 11 Distribution companies (Discos) to complete metering of all unmetered electricity customers one year after they exhaust their 2019 five-year metering plan, Daily Trust reports. The Order No.142 issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) signed by the former chairman, Dr Sam Amadi, and […]

10 Things You Need To Know About the New N50 Stamp Duty

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has clarified that the N50 stamp duty imposed on bank customers is not per N1000 but on the whole amounts received as long as it is beyond N1000. The apex bank had earlier announced that a N50 duty would be imposed on an amount received by a customer exceeding […]

Why DISCOs are phasing out analogue meters, by EKEDC chief

Non-Functioning  of analogue meters, shortage of spare parts and  advent of smart meters, among others, are reasons the Distribution Companies (DisCos) are phasing out analogue meters, The Nation has learnt. It was gathered that many of the analogue meters are old, thereby making it difficult for the power distribution firms to get accurate reading  from […]

Benin DisCo resolves 50,572 customers’ complaints

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has, through its new payment channels, metering programme and  Customer Complaint Unit, resolved over 50,572 customer matters. Corporate customers on its network have also begun to enjoy better and quality power supply, the firm said. “We have also achieved extensive metering of 216 numbers of 11kv feeders; carried out […]

Tariff reversal: Power firms threaten nationwide blackout

The country may be thrown into a blackout in the near future if the advice by the Senate to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to reverse the new electricity tariffs is heeded, power distribution companies have said. The Senate had on Tuesday advised the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, NERC and the electricity […]

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