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Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by References: 9:19am On Nov 09, 2019
Tweet from aedcelectricity; ekedp; ikejaelectric;josdisco

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by idesylvester(m): 9:21am On Nov 09, 2019
We're experiencing power failure here at Ijegun too

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Racoon(m): 9:25am On Nov 09, 2019
Failed government with overt manifestation of their failures everywhere.

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by References: 9:39am On Nov 09, 2019
@yedc
@eedc

Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by fergie001: 9:42am On Nov 09, 2019
idesylvester:
We're experiencing power failure here at Ijegun too
It's everywhere......let's bear with them sha!

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by gloriaunobi(f): 10:04am On Nov 09, 2019
No update from EEDC and BEDC
Oh south east and south south

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by References: 10:07am On Nov 09, 2019
gloriaunobi:
No update from EEDC and BEDC
Oh south east and south south
Added

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Nobody: 10:09am On Nov 09, 2019
Racoon:
Failed government with overt manifestation of their failure everywhere.

The problem with power is that we need at least $100billion to fully replace and upgrade the grid., and even more hundreds of billions to improve generation as well. Especially since the grid is in a mess. And cannot even carry the power safely.

That's why power was privatised in 2014, so as to bring in funding for the sector. The problem is, most Nigerians don't pay for the little power they use. Then the law setting up the privatisation does not allow DISCOS to set the price...driving away foreign investors (and if the govewrnment revokes the law,and prices go up, people will shout opression), the banks don;t want to lend because they know they won't see their cash, and so on.

So far, all we have is the government plan to improve generation to 11000mw...which isn't enough anyway. And to be frank, we need power at 40000 MW before we even start seeing improvements. Lagos needs 10000mw for 24 hour light.

Yes, government has failed...but, without defending APC , PDP too has no answer to the power problem. Nor do any of the parties. Even if your Atiku took over, the sector is still going to face the issues I have enumerated.

It is either Nigerians are ready to face the truth and pay for improved power...government and people, or we forget about it, and keep on using generators.

And yes, before you shout...that is how some of us used to bash PDP until 2013...when this privatisation thing came up, and some of us had to do some reading and face the harsh truth and realise the problem is beyond PDP and APC. Nigeria needs a lot of money, possibly beyond what we have to fix power. Time we faced the truth.

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Nwadiuto247: 10:20am On Nov 09, 2019
Electricity workers are the criminals. They collect bribe from customers rather than making them to pay their bills.

In my area i know some people who are in this business with electricity workers.

Each month they come and collect their usual bribe while their bills keep rising and unattended.

I ve encouraged them to get meter for themselves so that they stop getting estimated bill but they are not interested. They are cool with bribery

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by saaron(m): 10:23am On Nov 09, 2019
Rarely hears about National grid collapse prior to 2015 elections till the brainless one became president.
Very useless regime.

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by ainas247: 10:31am On Nov 09, 2019
Just watch out!!! these people complaining now...
when 2023 comes they won't vote, they'll say my vote won't count
or they brainwashed again...

soo bad

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by RedBlackPepper: 10:31am On Nov 09, 2019
Even when the national grid didn't colapse; are we enjoying light? Mchewww

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Slawormir: 10:31am On Nov 09, 2019
Damnnnnn
Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Nobody: 10:32am On Nov 09, 2019
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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Monogamy: 10:32am On Nov 09, 2019
Who else notice how Nepa took the light slowly like generator that ran out of fuel?

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Nobody: 10:32am On Nov 09, 2019
Nwadiuto247:
Electricity workers are the criminals. They collect bribe from customers rather than making them to pay their bills.

In my area i know some people who are in this business with electricity workers.

Each month they come and collect their usual bribe while their bills keep rising and unattended.

I ve encouraged them to get meter for themselves so that they stop getting estimated bill but they are not interested. They are cool with bribery

And that's a big part of why DISCOS and GENCOS cannot raise funds for power in Nigeria.

Nigerians don't want to pay for power. They want it for free. Hence the bribery and corruption

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Mrshape: 10:33am On Nov 09, 2019
How are they calculating their hours?
I don't even know the maths people learn during their primary school.
2134hrs hmm na wao
They did not only give us power failure,
The also give maths failure

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Four4Clien(m): 10:33am On Nov 09, 2019
this electricity problem is a very big issue in Naija. It should be tackled abeg





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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by NonFarmPayrol: 10:33am On Nov 09, 2019
For what reason was Jonathan voted out?


Cause I I dey try understand

What has really changed under Buhari?
Power f9
Corruption a1
Infrastructure 90%l federal roads f9.
No new refinery?
More debt
Higher prices of goods

Unemployment blazing hot

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by hotwax: 10:34am On Nov 09, 2019
They closed border against power too.
Soon they will close border against oxygen..or start collecting VAT on breathing

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Kendumazy(m): 10:35am On Nov 09, 2019
They don't need to announce it. Smart ones amongst us knew already that it's certain since FG budgeted billions of naira for their generator fueling.

It's the shirt seller again! Check my signature below for more details.

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Nobody: 10:35am On Nov 09, 2019
Kanade21:


And that's a big part of why DISCOS and GENCOS cannot raise funds for power in Nigeria.

Nigerians don't want to pay for power. They want it for free. Hence the bribery and corruption

Okay, why is it so hard to give everyone prepaid metres so that this stùpid myth of 'Nigerians don't pay for the electricity they use' can be laid to rest once and for all.

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by ForeThinker: 10:35am On Nov 09, 2019
Compensation is the key
Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by clarocuzioo(m): 10:36am On Nov 09, 2019
'Any government that cannot provide power for it's citizen in six months is irresponsible, " vote out PDP if you want improved power supply" those were the words of Fashola, unfortunately empty vessel they say, makes the greatest noise, prior to 2015 APC was all over the media space making noise about what they have the slightest iota about, today their emptiness has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt.


Look at thebcountrynjust five years of taken over from PDP, everywhere and everything in the country has been turned upside down.

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Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by IdioticNLmods: 10:36am On Nov 09, 2019
I'm tired of this grid of a thing
Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Sukueponmalu: 10:36am On Nov 09, 2019
saaron:
Rarely hears about National grid collapse prior to 2015 elections till the brainless one became president.
Very useless regime.
Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by olasaad(f): 10:36am On Nov 09, 2019
Professoraboki2:
We've not had light for days now.

Eaya! and we are tired of it in my area
Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Nobody: 10:37am On Nov 09, 2019
GidiWoodsMan:
Why is it so hard to give everyone prepaid metres so that this stùpid myth of 'Nigerians don't pay for the electricity they use' can be laid to rest once and for all.

Useless country.

Prepaid meters can and have been bypassed.

And if DISCO officialls come to check on them, they would be chased off.

(Yes, it happened near where I used to live, and the Police had to be involved).
Re: Darkness pervades the country as national grid collapses again by Yorubabyblood: 10:37am On Nov 09, 2019
this country is finished, even when i
the grid hasn't collapsed,
we cant even boastbof 24/7 power supply,
or does it collapse everyday?
can we ever celebrate 1 year of uninterrupted power supply ?

hopto1

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