AVIATION ENERGY Housing Infrastructure News & Reports

FEC approves new policy on public building maintenance, oil pipelines contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new policy towards maintaining public buildings in the country. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who announced this while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, said the new maintenance policy and framework seeks to institutionalise a maintenance culture in Nigeria. He said …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Reports

Ikeja Electric commences e-tagging of high tension poles

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) says it has commenced electronic tagging of electricity poles across its network to optimize operations through adequate maintenance of installations and reduction of downtime. Spokesman for the company, Felix Ofulue, said the exercise, known as E-Pole Tagging Project, entailed labelling of all 11KV and 33KV High Tension (HT) poles with electronic …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Reports

FG inaugurates off-grid power solution in Iponri

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to continually intervene in the power sector. Fashola gave the assurance in Lagos during a visit to 700 kilowatts mini-grid electricity supply under Energising Economies Initiative (EEI) at Iponri Market. He also said such interventions would include solar energy …read more →

ENERGY News & Reports

Fashola commissions NEMSA’s safety compliance laboratory

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Friday commissioned an upgraded Chemical and Engineering Laboratory of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) in Lagos. “This is now an ungraded and properly fitted laboratory to help the agency in enforcing compliance in the power sector. “This will also make them do …read more →

AFRICAReports News & Reports Tourism

How tourism is impacting economic development in Africa

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the latest World Tourism Barometer which covers world tourism rankings. According to the report, international tourist arrivals totalled 1.4 billion (+6 per cent) in 2018, 2 years ahead of expected time according to UNWTO‘s prediction in 2010 that the 1.4 billion mark will be achieved by 2020. Meanwhile, …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Reports

Buhari commissions 9.5mw off-grid power plant in Ariaria market

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday commissioned a 9.5 megawatts (MW) capacity off grid gas-fuelled power system built by a private consortium under the Energising Economies Initiative (EEI) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to supply electricity to up to 47,000 shops and small businesses operating at the Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia State. The market, which supplies …read more →

News & Reports Technology

Dell technologies unveils new interactive monitor, PCs

Dell Technologies has announced new additions to its portfolio of purpose-built technology designed to challenge, engage and inspire K-12 educators and students worldwide. This newest line of products, including an interactive monitor plus intelligently tough Latitude and Dell Chrome book devices and a new charging cart, helps educators integrate technology with new teaching and learning …read more →

ENERGY News & Reports

Estimated bill to attract 1 year jail term, N1m fine

Electricity Power Reform Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday prohibiting and criminalising estimated billing has proposed a one-year jail term and a fine of N1m for defaulters. The proposed law, which will be transmitted to the Senate for concurrence, and onward transmission to the President for his assent, also …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports

Fashola calls for accelerated infrastructural development

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has called for accelerated infrastructural development in the country in order to foster prosperity. He said there was nothing wrong with Nigeria as a country, saying wrong choices that were made in terms of infrastructure and investment in the past were the problems. Speaking to …read more →