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After raising electricity tariffs, is NERC monitoring service delivery?

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It is now four months since the electricity sector regulator, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), nearly doubled electricity tariffs but questions remain regarding how effectively it is monitoring service delivery. In November 2020, the regulator began implementing the service-based tariff system where customers are supposed to pay for power based on the number of […] Read Full Story

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John Magufuli, Tanzanian President dies of suspected COVID-19 complications

Tanzanian 61-year-old leader once nicknamed “the bulldozer” has died, after weeks of speculation that he was infected with COVID-19, the government has announced. Magufuli had been criticised for his controversial handling of the pandemic in Tanzania. Speculation had been rife about his possible infection with the coronavirus. Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, […] Read Full Story

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Electronic ticketing on Abuja-Kaduna railway boost profit by 33% – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

Rotimi Ameachi, the Minister of Transportation has said the government’s decision to introduce the electronic ticket has increased monthly profits from around N70 – N90million to N120million, or an estimated 33percent. “Before the introduction of the e-ticketing we were making N70- N90million profit after costs have been deducted, now we are generating about N120m,” Ameachi […] Read Full Story

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Energy sector takes a toll from lockdown

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When the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Nigeria, February, Jude Emelike was providing support services to vendors at an oil rig in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. The next month, March, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. Following this, the Department of Petroleum Resources, the sector regulator […] Read Full Story