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Delta Communities to Experience Power Outage

Some communities in Delta State, Warri and Effurun in Warri South and Uvwie Local Government Areas, will witness eight days of blackout from Monday, December 4 to Monday, December 11, 2023. The Benin Electricity Distribution Company disclosed this in a statement issued by BEDC, Warri Region,  which were made available to newsmen on Sunday. According to the statement, the planned weeklong power outage is to enable the electricity distribution company […]

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Technology News

Unverified Users to Pay Annual subscription on X

X, formerly known as Twitter, has announced a new programme requiring new and unverified users to pay a $1 annual subscription fee to sign up. This was contained in a statement shared on the support account of the popular social media platform on Wednesday, October 18. According to X, the program is now being tested in New Zealand and the Philippines. the test will allow new accounts to post and […]

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Business

Vandals Destroy 108 Power Transmission Towers

Data obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, on Monday revealed that a total of 108 power transmission towers were destroyed by vandals in various parts of the country between January 2022 and September 2023 The vandalism of transmission towers occurred in places like, Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Enugu,  and Benin regions. According to reports, the vandals destroyed 132kV double circuit power transmission lines, 330kV double circuit lines, and carried out […]

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Technology News

NCC Launches Application for Talent Hunt Research

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched applications for the third edition of its Talent Hunt Research through Hackathon. NCC’s Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Muoka said this was part of giving expression to its Strategic Vision Plan 2023-2025, to encourage the development of new technologies and indigenous content through cutting-edge research. He said that the commission had invited Tech Hubs, […]

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Technology News

Google Lists Naira as Payment Option on Play Store

Technology firm, Google has listed Nigerian currency, Naira, as one of the currencies to be used for payment on its Play Store. This is the outcome of its partnership with Verve, which aim is to make digital transactions on Google Play Store easier for Nigerians. According to the firm, Nigerians can now use their Verve cards to make purchases on the Google Play Store. It stated that under its new […]

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NERC Discloses Distribution Companies for Tariff Increment

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has disclosed that the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have applied for tariff increments. This was revealed in a notice posted on the commission website on Friday. NERC, in the notice, called on stakeholders, Nigerians, to comment on the rate review applications by the DisCos. Meanwhile ,NERC said the tariff review is coming on the heels of the need to reflect the macroeconomic parameters […]

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Technology News

5G Technology to Increase SME

The adoption of 5G technology has been projected to increase efficiencies of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and large scale industries across various verticals in Nigeria. The General Manager, Fixed Broadband, MTN Nigeria communications, Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka said this at the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Thought Leadership Programme on Tuesday in Lagos. According to Ikenna-Emeka, the journey from 1G to 5G showcases humanity’s relentless pursuit of technological advancement and underscores […]

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Technology News

EEDC Gives Reason for Power Outage

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EEDC) has attributed the power outage currently being experienced in parts of the South-East to a rainstorm that occurred on Sunday which damaged some of its facilities. EEDCs' Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, in a statement on Monday, disclosed that the situation resulted in faults occasioned by fallen trees and a high rate of broken high and low tension poles. Ezeh added that the […]

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FG Commence Disconnection of Some Power Firms for Non-adherence to Rules

The Federal Government has commenced the disconnection of some power firms from the national grid as a result of their non-adherence to the Electricity Market Rules. According to the Federal Government, these rules were sacrosanct and must be complied with by all existing or new players in the sector. The government noted that the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry was governed by rules, which were absolutely necessary for the viability and […]

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