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MASSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR ASIWAJU IN LAGOS, TINUBU URGES NIGERIANS TO PREVENT PDP FROM NATION’S COMMONWEALTH, ASK LAGOSIANS TO RE-ELECT SANWO-OLU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
CHIEF SHODERU INSTALLED AS 4TH PRESIDENT OF ICCI, SENATOR ABIRU EXPRESSES OPTIMISM ABOUT NEW LEADERSHIP ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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12TH LARGEST CITY IN NIGERIA: IKORODU NEWS NETWORK (INN) SET TO RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO, PROMOTING LAGOS WATERBED REGION, CAMEO APPEARANCE BY FOLA TINUBU, JIMI BENSON, FOLASHADE, AMA, OTHERS ®™√ INN Nigeria © FOURTH MAINLAND BRIDGE: LAGOS TO ANNOUNCE PREFERRED BIDDER BY END OF 2022 AFTER SHORTLISTING THREE FOR RFP STAGE II ®™√ INN Nigeria © GIVING FOR LIVING FOUNDATION COLLABORATE DIVINE HERITAGE CHILDREN’S CENTRE, MARKS ORPHAN DAY WITH PROVISION OF RELIEF ITEMS FOR LESS PRIVILEGED KIDS ®™√ INN Nigeria © MASSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR ASIWAJU IN LAGOS, TINUBU URGES NIGERIANS TO PREVENT PDP FROM NATION’S COMMONWEALTH, ASK LAGOSIANS TO RE-ELECT SANWO-OLU ®™√ INN Nigeria © CHIEF SHODERU INSTALLED AS 4TH PRESIDENT OF ICCI, SENATOR ABIRU EXPRESSES OPTIMISM ABOUT NEW LEADERSHIP ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
Sep
2022
26

BLACKOUT AS NATIONAL GRID COLLAPSES AGAIN! ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

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Nigeria’s electricity national grid has collapsed again, the 6th time this year.
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The last national system collapse was recorded on the 13th of June 2022.
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Checks by Vanguard on National System Operator’s data showed that as of noon today no power generation plant was on the grid.
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Further checks showed that as of 10 am, 19 plants were generating a combined 3,302 Megawatts with Shiroro Hydro at 573MW.
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In a notice to its customers, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC, EEDC, informed its “esteemed customers of a system collapse which occurred at 10:51 am today, 26th September 2022. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.
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“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
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“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo”, the statement by Emeka Ezeh, Head, Corporate Communications, stated.
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The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which manages the grid was yet to advance reasons for the latest collapse at the time of filing this report.

Nigeria’s electricity national grid has collapsed again, the 6th time this year. The last national system collapse was recorded on the 13th of June 2022. Checks by Vanguard on National System Operator’s data showed that as of noon today no power generation

Sep
2022
9

IKEJA ELECTRIC SOLICITS COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO TACKLE ENERGY THEFT, VANDALISM ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

In a continued effort to curtail the rising cases of energy theft and vandalism amidst huge investment in power infrastructure, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria's largest electricity distribution company is soliciting the support of stakeholders in tackling the issues within its network. Speaking to a gathering of Community Media Publishers, Head Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, said the alarming cases of illegal connections, meter bypass, apathy to payment of electricity bills and vandalism have been on a steady rise recently. He narrated instances where customers using prepaid meters connive with electricians to bypass meters to evade payment for energy consumed. "Despite the company's huge investments in power equipment, infrastructure upgrade and network optimisation which runs into billions of Naira, the negative impact of the rising cases of energy theft and vandalism has become worrisome to the company, that is why we have commenced an intensive campaign against energy theft and vandalism across our Business Units to curb the illegalities, while we are also soliciting the support of communities to assist Ikeja Electric in curbing these illegal activities." "The provision of improved and stable electricity supply is a collective responsibility that requires the collaboration of stakeholders and should not be treated lackadaisically, as the ricocheting effect will not only impede progress in the power sector and affect revenue, but will also erode the quality of electricity supply to our customers," Ofulue explained. According to him, the company has intensified efforts towards closing the metering gap within its network by ensuring postpaid customers acquire prepaid meters seamlessly, whilst the Disco has also stepped up its sensatisation campaigns against meter bypass across the six Business Units. He warned of dire sanctions for offenders, saying it is a punishable offence under Section 94(3) of the EPSRA Act 2005 and culprits are liable to imprisonment for not less than five years and not more than seven years. Ofulue reiterated the company's commitment to curbing energy theft, vandalism and other illegalities perpetrated by these unscrupulous elements within the network. He also urged community leaders and customers to avoid taking laws into their hands by carrying out what is popularly known as jungle justice. According to him, community leaders or members should endeavour to report energy theft through our whistle-blowing platform exopressyourself@ikejaelectric.com<mailto:exopressyourself@ikejaelectric.com> and also handover any apprehended vandals to police authorities for prosecution, while making sure that adequate security measures are put in place to safeguard the infrastructure within their communities. exopressyourself@ikejaelectric.com<mailto:exopressyourself@ikejaelectric.com> and also handover any apprehended vandals to police authorities for prosecution, while making sure that adequate security measures are put in place to safeguard the infrastructure within their communities. The company noted that it has been working closely with security agencies to address issues of vandalism, and energy theft including assault on IE staff. He used the occasion to advise customers not to attack Ikeja Electric staff in the course of carrying out their legal duties. Customers who have complaints or issues that need to be addressed should contact the customer care unit through customercare@ikejaelectric.com<mailto:customercare@ikejaelectric.com>, or 01-7000250, 01-2272940 or visit the nearest office. customercare@ikejaelectric.com<mailto:customercare@ikejaelectric.com>, or 01-7000250, 01-2272940 or visit the nearest office. For emergencies, customers can call the emergency line at 081-800-00741, the company explained.

In a continued effort to curtail the rising cases of energy theft and vandalism amidst huge investment in power infrastructure, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company is soliciting the support of stakeholders in tackling the issues within its network. Speaking to

Aug
2022
6

EFFECTIVE METERING: IKEJA ELECTRIC UPGRADES 140 SELECTED EMPLOYEES FROM IKORODU, SOMOLU, AKOWONJO, ABULE-EGBA, OSHODI & IKEJA ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

screenshot 20220806 1702387E2963168240303057832. Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, has trained 140 employees to boost metering density and meter management across its network.
Speaking during the presentation of certificates to the graduands, the Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric, Folake Soetan, said Ikeja Electric Metering Academy was launched in 2020 as a result of a shortage in the human capacity for the installation of meters, resulting in the slow pace of metering across its network.
The CEO who was represented by Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ikeja Electric, Mrs Sequinat Akinwunmi, said the training was done in collaboration with the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and the Energy Training Centre (ETC).
According to her, the young graduands were selected across Ikeja Electric’s six Business Units – Akowonjo, Somolu, Abule-Egba, Ikeja, Oshodi and Ikorodu.
Akinwunmi said the essence of the training was to bridge the metering gap in the industry which aligns with the vision of Ikeja Electric, as well as the Federal Government’s National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). “The programme will also equip staff to carry out the functions including meter installation, identifying faults and also rectifying the faults. This will in turn improve service delivery, ensure customer satisfaction, and also grow revenue,” she added.
“This programme is very important to us. That is why we have put in a lot of resources and time, and also partnered with NAPTIN, ETC to close up this skill gap in the industry,” Akinwunmi further explained. While congratulating the graduating students, she tasked them to be worthy ambassadors of Ikeja Electric and adhere to safety standards which is one of DisCo’s core values.
The Managing Director, Energy Training Centre, Mrs Ibiene Okeleke said: “Ikeja Electric had invested heavily in the Metering Academy. They partnered with Energy Training Centre (ETC) to ensure the 140 candidates were trained by the Metering Academy, across three batches.
According to her, “The Energy Training Centre had signed a partnership with NAPTIN, which is the sector’s regulated training centre that works with Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). So, NAPTIN was acting as the certifying body, and as such, they ensured that the programme followed the curriculum and the right content, and there is quality assurance as well. And so NAPTIN did not just play this role in certifying, they ensured that the faculty maintained a high standard.”
She commended Ikeja Electric for investing massively in such a laudable programme while noting that the initiative shows the commitment of the company to get people who have the desire to do things the right way. She added, “It was also important for us to reflect on the opportunities to increase the revenue of IE through meter data management, optimization of operations and other initiatives.”
The Director-General, NAPTIN, Mr Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, explained that the institute was saddled with the responsibility to build human capacity and coordinate training in the power sector. He said the training would also help to shore up DisCo’s revenue collection and improve customer satisfaction, apart from increasing the level of efficiency of the graduands.
Speaking on behalf of the graduating students, Mr Akingbade Adeniyi, Mr Tomilayo Oluborode and Ms Gloria Gomina thanked Ikeja Electric for facilitating the training. According to them, they have been equipped on how to install meters, identify meter bypasses and meters management among other things which would improve their job performances going forward.

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution company, has trained 140 employees to boost metering density and meter management across its network. Speaking during the presentation of certificates to the graduands, the Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric, Folake Soetan, said Ikeja

Mar
2022
17

IKEJA ELECTRIC UPGRADE ELECTRICAL WORKSHOP AT GOVT TECH COLLEGE IKORODU TO BOOST TECHNICAL EDUCATION ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

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On the 15th of March, 2022, Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric (IE), has renovated and upgraded the Electrical Workshop at Government Technical College (GTC) in Ikorodu, Lagos as part of efforts to support the improvement of technical capacity building in Lagos State. At the commissioning ceremony held on Tuesday, March 15th 2022, at the College, IE noted that the gesture was aimed at boosting technical education in the state, while complementing the efforts of the f the government through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. boosting technical education in the state, while complementing the efforts of the f the government through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ikeja Electric, Folake Soetan emphasized that the company remains passionate about giving back to communities where it operates. “We care about our customers and we look for every opportunity to support them, through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, which has touched thousands of lives positively. the company remains passionate about giving back to communities where it operates. “We care about our customers and we look for every opportunity to support them, through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, which has touched thousands of lives positively. “We acknowledge the efforts of Federal, State and Local Governments in providing quality education for our children and raising the future leaders of tomorrow. No doubt, the responsibility being handled they the government is huge and demand is enormous. Government cannot do it all alone. That is why private organisations like Ikeja Electric throw their weight behind initiatives that support government and drive development”.
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"At IE we give back to the societies where we operate. Therefore, in line with our commitment towards education, we decided to rehabilitate the Electrical Workshop at Government Technical College (GTC), Ikorodu, to further enhance technical capacity building and create a conducive learning environment for the students,” she explained. Speaking further, Soetan noted that the philanthropic gesture demonstrated IE’s commitment to the goal of promoting quality education. “There’s no doubt that education is the bedrock of development for any nation. When technical skills are encouraged among young people, it helps a nation to develop in terms of technology, economy, manpower, self-sustenance, creation of job and reduction of unemployment.” While commending IE for the gesture, Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, who was represented by Dr Funke Oyetola, Director of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Lagos State Education Ministry, expressed gratitude to the Disco for contributing towards improving the facility and adding value to the school while encouraging them to partner more with the State. She commended the exemplary gesture by IE, noting that the impact will be meaningful to the recipients because the quality of learning will improve thereby enhancing the g capabilities and potentials of the students for future challenges.
While commending IE for the gesture, Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, who was represented by Dr Funke Oyetola, Director of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Lagos State Education Ministry, expressed gratitude to the Disco for contributing towards improving the facility and adding value to the school while encouraging them to partner more with the State. She commended the exemplary gesture by IE, noting that the impact will be meaningful to the recipients because the quality of learning will improve thereby enhancing the g capabilities and potentials of the students for future challenges. Similarly, the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board LASTVEB, Ms Moronke Azeez thanked the Disco. She said the mission of the Board was to provide industry response and gender-inclusive technical and vocational education. According to her, the Board was not only interested in the training of the students but was also engaging technical partners to help create startups and employment opportunities for them. She said the state currently had about 400 partners involved in the exercise, adding that there was s a need for more private sector support of technical and vocational education in the state The Principal of Government Technical College, Ikorodu Mrs Kenku Adedoyin also applauded Ikeja Electric for expanding ng resources and time to impact the lives of students and teachers. According to her, the students feel very comfortable in the workshop, they are excited to learn because of the conducive environment. The Principal of Government Technical College, Ikorodu Mrs Kenku Adedoyin also applauded Ikeja Electric for expanding ng resources and time to impact the lives of students and teachers. According to her, the students feel very comfortable in the workshop, they are excited to learn because of the conducive environment. “Therefore, we want to express our gratitude to Ikeja Electric for being our partner in progress in nurturing and supporting the talents that will graduate from this College. We want to reassure them that we will maintain it. And we believe you hear positive news about our students,” she said. talents that will graduate from this College. We want to reassure them that we will maintain it. And we believe you hear positive news about our students,” she said. After unveiling the plaque, the guests toured the facility to witness the rehabilitation works carried out by Ikeja Electric. The DisCo noted that upgrading the Electrical Workshop was part of its contribution towards advancing technical education and capacity building among young talents. Ikeja Electric has been deliberate in its effort to empower youth and develop engineers who can compete on the n global stage. The DisCo has a Young Engineers’ Programme (YEP), a 12-month comprehensive programme designed to improve the capacity of young, dynamic and self-motivated talents in the electrical engineering field. The program which has been running for several years have graduated over 100 engineers. 12-month comprehensive programme designed to improve the capacity of young, dynamic and self-motivated talents in the electrical engineering field. The program which has been running for several years have graduated over 100 engineers.

On the 15th of March, 2022, Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric (IE), has renovated and upgraded the Electrical Workshop at Government Technical College (GTC) in Ikorodu, Lagos as part of efforts to support the improvement of technical capacity building in

Mar
2022
11

TCN: IKORODU RESIDENTS TO ENJOY CONSTANT ELECTRICITY NOW ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

3124277634802446757828. Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State will now enjoy more hours of electricity supply following the installation of a 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in the area.
In a statement, TCN said that the transformer which was installed by the in-house engineers was energised at about 13.05pm on March 2, 2022.
The statement added that with the new 60MVA power transformer, the substation’s capacity to supply bulk electricity to Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) has increased by 30MVA.
“This is because TCN has decommissioned an old 30MVA transformer within the substation, which will be serviced and moved to other areas within its network that has a history of minimal electricity demand.
“This substation capacity upgrade will ensure that more power is made available for Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC) to take to its franchise areas within Ijede and Ikorodu Local Government area axis” TCN, said.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC), Mr. Chiedu Ugbo has expressed optimism that the installation of Lafia Transmission Substation would become Nigeria’s transmission hub with back feed to Abuja.
He noted that the substation would supply constant electricity to over 1 million households and businesses adding that the facility which is expected to boost electricity supply to at least one million households and businesses, will greatly improve the wellbeing of Nigerians in Nasarawa State.
Recall that the new 2X150MVA and 2x60MVA 330/132/33KV transmission substation built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari, recently.

Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State will now enjoy more hours of electricity supply following the installation of a 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in the area. In a statement, TCN said that the transformer which was installed by the in-house engineers was

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