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Nigerians Lament New Electricity Tarriff Approve By NERC***See What You Will Now Have To Pay

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Nigerians have criticized the new increase in electricity tariff for electricity distribution companies (DisCos).

Questions bordering on an increase in electricity supply reflecting the increase in tariff have been asked.

For years, Nigerians have lamented the epileptic supply of electricity despite alarming tariffs being paid with no remedy.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) (NERC), announced the approval for the new tariff in a series of publications tagged ‘2016-2018 minor review of the 2015 multi-year tariff order’ (MYTO) for each DisCo,

The review was published on Wednesday, August 21.

The tariff that will see Nigerians paying more for electricity consumption became effective on Monday, July 1.

“Determine and recognise the historical (2015 2018) tariff deficits pursuant to the objective of resolving the impairment of the financial records of DisCos arising as a consequence of the deficits. “This order has taken into consideration the actual changes in relevant macroeconomic variables and available generation capacity in updating the operating MYTO 2015 Tariff Order for the period January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018, in line with the provisions of the MYTO Methodology (Amended). Projections were made for macroeconomic variables for the year 2019 and beyond based on best available information. “The commission shall make necessary adjustments to reflect actual values at the time of the next minor review that will take effect on 1 January 2020,” the document read.

The DisCos had earlier complained that its major challenge in the sector was lack of cost-reflective tariff, which they said had also prevented them from investing in their networks. The DisCos in 2018 claimed they were incurring huge losses as they were buying electricity at N80.88 and selling to consumers at N31.50, recording a shortfall of N49.38 per kilowatt.

The tariff increase for each DisCo differs, going by figures in the documents released by commission. Breakdown of the new tariff For Abuja DisCo’s minor review assumptions 2015-2021, NERC stated that the DisCo’s end-user cost reflective tariff from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 per KWh were N42.81, N46.44, N52.86, N46.02 and N44.29 respectively. The commission, however, stated that the end-user allowed tariff from 2017 to 2019 per kWh was N32.66 in each of the years, while those of 2020 and 2021 were put at N42.46 and N44.21. The difference between what Abuja DisCo’s customers pay currently and what they will pay from next year, going by NERC’s figures, is an increase of N9.8/kWh.

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For Eko DisCo, the commission said the end-user cost reflective tariff from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh were N39.7, N41.8, N46.1, N39.8 and N39.2, respectively. For the end-user allowed tariff from 2017 to 2019 per kWh, it said this was N28.3 in each of the year, while those of 2020 and 2021 were put at N36.8 and N39.2.

The difference between what Eko Disco customers pay currently and what they will pay from next year is an increase of N8.5/kWh. For Benin DisCo, the commission said the end-user cost reflective tariff from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh were N51.37, N54.36, N59.07, N47.61 and N43.79, respectively. It also stated that the end-user allowed tariff from 2017 to 2019 per kWh was N32.50 in each of the years, while those of 2020 and 2021 were put at N42.25 and N43.79. The difference between what BEDC’s customers pay currently and what they will pay from next year is an increase of N9.75/kWh. For Ibadan Disco, the end-user allowed tariffs for 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh are N30.6, N39.7 and N44.2, respectively. This implies that by next year, Ibadan DisCo customers will pay more; the difference is an increase of N9.1/kWh in their tariff. For Ikeja DisCo, electricity consumers will have to pay additional N8.2/kWh from next year as the end-user allowed tariffs in the order from NERC put the tariffs for 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh at N27.3, N35.5 and N37.1 respectively.

to consumers at N31.50, recording a shortfall of N49.38 per kilowatt. List of cities/towns to find WAEC exam centres in your states The tariff increase for each DisCo differs, going by figures in the documents released by commission. Breakdown of the new tariff For Abuja DisCo’s minor review assumptions 2015-2021, NERC stated that the DisCo’s end-user cost reflective tariff from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 per KWh were N42.81, N46.44, N52.86, N46.02 and N44.29 respectively. The commission, however, stated that the end-user allowed tariff from 2017 to 2019 per kWh was N32.66 in each of the years, while those of 2020 and 2021 were put at N42.46 and N44.21. The difference between what Abuja DisCo’s customers pay currently and what they will pay from next year, going by NERC’s figures, is an increase of N9.8/kWh. For Eko DisCo, the commission said the end-user cost reflective tariff from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh were N39.7, N41.8, N46.1, N39.8 and N39.2, respectively. For the end-user allowed tariff from 2017 to 2019 per kWh, it said this was N28.3 in each of the year, while those of 2020 and 2021 were put at N36.8 and N39.2.

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The difference between what Eko Disco customers pay currently and what they will pay from next year is an increase of N8.5/kWh.

For Benin DisCo, the commission said the end-user cost reflective tariff from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh were N51.37, N54.36, N59.07, N47.61 and N43.79, respectively. It also stated that the end-user allowed tariff from 2017 to 2019 per kWh was N32.50 in each of the years, while those of 2020 and 2021 were put at N42.25 and N43.79. The difference between what BEDC’s customers pay currently and what they will pay from next year is an increase of N9.75/kWh.

For Ibadan Disco, the end-user allowed tariffs for 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh are N30.6, N39.7 and N44.2, respectively. This implies that by next year, Ibadan DisCo customers will pay more; the difference is an increase of N9.1/kWh in their tariff. For Ikeja DisCo, electricity consumers will have to pay additional N8.2/kWh from next year as the end-user allowed tariffs in the order from NERC put the tariffs for 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh at N27.3, N35.5 and N37.1 respectively.

Customers under Enugu DisCo will get a tariff increase of N10.6/kWh from 2020. This is because based on figures from the commission, the allowed end-user tariffs for Enugu Disco for 2019, 2020 and 2021 per kWh are N35.3, N45.9 and N41.6, respectively. Customers under Jos DisCo will get a tariff increase of N10.1/kWh from 2020 as they will have to pay N43.9/kWh as against N33.8/kWh which they currently pay.

For Kano DisCo, electricity consumers will pay an increase of N14.6/kWh in the tariff they pay for electricity because NERC increased the end-user allowed tariffs from N30.1/kWh in 2019 to N44.7/kWh in 2020 and N41.8/kWh in 2021.

For Kaduna Disco, customers will be paying an increase of N9/kWh. The end-user allowed tariffs for 2019, 2020 and 2019 per kWh for Kaduna Disco, according to NERC, are N30.3, N39.3 and N41.7, respectively.

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COVID-19 Relief Package: Pastor Adeboye Donates Another N20 Million To Osun State Government

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye has made another donation of N20million to the government of the State of Osun to support the state government’s effort to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on the Osun residents.

Osun as at today, Friday April 3rd 2020 ranks 3rd amongst the states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 20 confirmed cases out of the total 198 confirmed cases in Nigeria as released by the NCDC.

The State no doubt would require all the support that it can get in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and the Twenty Million Naira (N20m) support which was transferred into the Osun State Government dedicated COVID-19 account domiciled with UBA is considered a timely support in this fight against COVID-19.

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The General Overseer noted that by the donation, the mission “ acknowledge the efforts of the state government in curbing the spread of the Virus in the state and prayed that God would put an end to COVID 19, not just in Nigeria but in the entire world in the mighty name of Jesus”.

This new donation is coming just as Pastor Adeboye made a donation of 8,000 Hand Sanitizers, 8,000 Surgical Face Masks and 200,000 hand gloves to support the efforts of the Lagos state government in equipping the medical staff with necessary protective gears needed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic on Monday, March 31, 2020 at the Yaba Infectious Diseases Centre.

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It’s noteworthy that Pastor Adeboye has always been committed to contributing to the wellbeing of humanity and in particular Nigerians of all tongue, religion and belief.

This has shown in his continuous generous giving in various areas long before the outbreak of COVID-19.

It will be recalled that ahead of the Corona virus pandemic, Pastor Adeboye through the RCCG CSR delivered on the commitment of the church to strengthen and support the health system by donating 11 ICU beds fully fitted with Ventilators in Lagos, Ogun and Plateau States these facilities have immensely contributed to government’s efforts in the care for persons with acute medical needs.

 

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Why I Disregarded President Buhari’s Order On Closure Of Border-Aregbesola

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Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed why he disregarded the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari as regards the closure of the Nigerian border.

Defending his decision to open the Nigerian border for returnees, Aregbesola said that every citizen has the right to return to his fatherland “at any time”.

The former governor of Osun State also added that it is embarassing to deny citizens entry into their country.

Speaking while answering questions from journalists at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on Thursday, April 2, he revealed that the Nigerian government signed an international treaty “that says no human being is stateless.

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According to him, “Every citizen of every nation has the right to return to his fatherland whenever he or she wishes regardless of the situation, even at war.

“We have signed into an international treaty that says no human being is stateless,” he said. ”We cannot deny our citizens entry into our nation. If we do that it will be embarrassing and not speak well of our nation.

“It is difficult for us to aggregate our responsibility to our nationals who return by land border. When they get to our land border, what the accredited officials of state do is to first determine they are Nigerians.

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“Once the issue of their citizenship is determined, the governments are contacted to find out if they could isolate them in their isolation centres.”

Recall it was reported a few days ago that the number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Osun State increased from 2 to 14 after 12 persons tested positive in two days. The 12 confirmed cases were among the 127 people that came into the state from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Saturday, March 28.
 

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Who Is This Lola, Presidential Aide, Bashir Ahmad Ask

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If Lola Omotayo-Okoye had any claim to fame in the past, it has been trashed by presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad.

Following Lola’s outcry about the whereabouts of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, she has attracted criticisms from some people including Bashir Ahmad.

Lola Omotayo-Okoye had taken to social media to ask why Nigerians are being kept in the dark regarding the whereabouts of Kyari. She pointed out that there’s so much secrecy surrounding his whereabouts.

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In a video posted on social media, she said:  “Information is key. Do not lie to us. Do not keep away information.”

Reacting to Lola’s outcry, Ahmad reacted thus writing: “Though I really don’t know who this Lola is, but someone close to her should pls tell her to leave Abba Kyari to recuperate in peace, he’s in Lagos & responding well to treatment. If it’s caring she should also use the same energy to ask the whereabouts of other #COVID19 patients.”

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Lola Omotayo-Okoye who is the wife of singer Peter Okoye is also a mother.

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Below are reactions to Bashir’s tweet.

 

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