In the 1960’s, food manufacturers wanted consumers to buy their margarines and hydrogenated oils. To do that, they had to “discredit” the products people had always used in their homes to prepare their food.
Olive oil, coconut oil and lard were no longer “good for you,” they said. The marketing campaign for their synthetic products began and coconut oil was portrayed as an artery-clogging and cholesterol-raising substance. People were told that it contained too much saturated fat and contributed to heart […]
Reports reaching ADELOVE indicate that the Transmission Company of Nigeria has received 77 of its 218 abandoned containers carrying equipment for power transmission projects across the country.
It was reported that the delivery of the abandoned containers was initiated by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, under the supervision of the Vice President’s Office, and that the containers had been abandoned in various ports and terminals across the country for the past eight years.
Speaking on the commencement […]
THE Federal Government has warned electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) that it would not succumb to blackmails and would only pay verified outstanding electricity debts consumed by Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, gave the warning at the opening session of the 10th Monthly Meeting, with Power Sector Operators in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Fashola, who was reacting to advertorials placed on behalf of the Discos, by the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies (ANED), […]
Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has inaugurated a 330KV power switching station in Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom.
The minister, on Monday at Ikot Inyang village in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, boasted that the station would boost electricity supply in the country.
He said that the station was expected to evacuate electricity from power plants in Alaoji, Afam, Calabar and Ikot Abasi and route same to Ugwuaji in Enugu up to Jos.
Fashola said that the development would […]
Peoples Democratic Party under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said that Nigerians are yearning for the return of former President Goodluck Jonathan to power.
It said this in its congratulatory message on the 59 birthday of the former President.
Spokesperson for the Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, that Jonathan’s legacies and achievements in academia, politics, governance and social life remain indelible and worthy of emulation by well-meaning […]
It was gathered that the management of Eko Electricity Company (EKEDC) on Friday said that power outage currently being experienced by its customers on Victoria Island and Lekki was caused by system collapse from the national grid.
Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager of the company, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos.
Idemudia said that the outages were also affecting Ikoyi, Festac town, Mushin, Surulere and environs.
“We are, therefore, appealing to customers on Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi, […]
Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babtunde Raji Fashola, has expressed the Federal Governments readiness to spend 150 million dollars on rural electrification.
He disclosed this today in Abuja at a business forum on ‘’Financing Opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector’’
He said government would use 44 tertiary institutions and small hydro dams in the rural areas as anchors for the electrification programme.
Fashola said the money would be deployed towards providing Independent Power Plants (IPPs) to supply electricity to tertiary institutions […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the powers of the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the prosecution of judges accused of engaging in acts of corruption.
Buhari maintained that the high court was bereft of the jurisdiction to entertain a suit filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, with a view to stopping the Federal Government from arraigning seven judges arrested after a “sting operation” the Department of State Services, DSS, conducted between October 7 and 8.
It will be […]
It was gathered that the University of Benin has received the approval of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for an embedded electricity generation licence to operate a 7.5 megawatts independent power project within the university.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing journalists on its forthcoming 42nd convocation and founders’ day ceremonies scheduled to hold from November 23 to November 26, 2016.
Orumwense noted that the university also secured a licence to operate an independent […]
It was gathered that the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Sunday apologised to its consumers in Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, and Oniru areas of Lagos over power outage.
Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the company, spoke in a statement in Lagos.
According to him, the outage was due to the damage done to the 33KVA underground cable by the contractors handling the Lagos State Government beautification project along Kingsway Road, Ikoyi.
Idemudia listed the affected areas […]
According to reports, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured Nigerians that with measures adopted by the Federal Government, the country would soon transmute into a rice exporting country within one year.
Ogbeh gave the assurance in Hadejia and Auyo local government areas in Jigawa State when he visited to ascertain the level of rice production in the zone, assuring that rice production in the country was part of efforts designed to discourage the importation of the commodity.
He stated […]