Nigerian gov urged to review the privatisation of the power sector

first_img BRICS According to local media Vanguard, Senator Lawan said: “I think the privatisation has not worked. It has failed because the essence of privatisation is to create efficiency.” “We are going to support the executive arm of government… We will suggest that going forward we have to revisit the privatisation because apparently the companies are not able to provide the power that we thought they could by now.” Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Read more about Nigeria’s power sector Lawan acknowledged that the efforts of the government were out of desperation to create a better situation for the privatised sector. However, as a result, the government “gave out a lot of money to the companies”. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is calling on the Nigerian government to review the privatisation of the country’s power sector. Get involved in discussions around investing in African power and energy and more at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event. TAGSdiscosNigeria Previous articleFirst continental report on implementation of Agenda 2063 unveiledNext articleEquipping African digital leaders for the fourth industrial revolution Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Finance and Policy Generation He said: “I think the time has come for the government to take a very drastic but necessary decision. If we have privatised the DISCOs and the GENCOs, I think, the private sector, those who have taken them [the companies] over, should be able to make them work better than they were before. “If they cannot, I think we need to revisit this privatisation because we cannot go on like that. We should look at the larger interest of Nigerians, not of those companies that have taken over the power sector – the DISCOs and the GENCOs. “It appears most of the companies, the DISCOs (Distribution Companies), have no sufficient capital and probably the same thing with the GENCOs (Generation Companies),” he noted. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It is reported that the Senate was addressingthe Executive Committee of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ((MAN) inAbuja.last_img read more

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WellRed meets: Korey Smith

first_imgYou spent the early part of your career at Norwich City. What do you remember of your time there?It was a big part of my life obviously and they were the first professional club that I played for. It was a whole new world for me, entering that professional environment at 15 or 16-years old and moving away from my family.But it’s a lovely place where I enjoyed living and I had some great years after breaking into the first team. We won promotions and I have nothing but good memories of my time there.I met my partner Hatti there as well and I still have friends there so it will always be a huge part of my life.How did Norwich City spot you?I come from a place called Hatfield where I was coached in primary school by a man called Laird. One day, we were about 15, my friend DJ knocked for me and we rode up to the university which had 3G pitches. So we’d climb over the fences and sneak in to try and play football up there.One time we were up there, we were seen by Laird and he told us about the development centre which was looking to recruit young footballers from the London area. They were looking for people within a two-hour radius to try and get trials for Norwich City. He said to both of us to go down that week for a training session, so we did.I must have done well in that session because he came over and said to me he was going to get me a trial at Norwich City. I was phoned later that evening and he told me I would be playing against West Ham that Saturday.I played in a five-game trial over six weeks and within six months I was moving to Norwich! To be honest, it all came out of nowhere. I was doing my GCSEs at the time and I moved as soon as I left school. It was a crazy time.I was so lucky that my friend came and called for me that day for a kick about!last_img read more

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Galway’s National Football and Hurling League Fixtures Announced

first_img14.02.2016 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 1 Pearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Corcaigh Walsh Park, Waterford 14:00 Port Láirge v Cill Chainnigh The Fixtures in Full are as Follows…..Allianz League Fixtures 2016 31.01.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 1 Derry G.A.A. Centre, Owenbeg 14:00 Doire v Fear ManachPáirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00 An Mhí v Ard MhachaHealy Park, Omagh 14:00 Tír Eoghain v An CabhánO’Moore Park, Portlaoise 14:00 Laois v Gaillimh 20.03.2016 (Sun)Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 5 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 14:00 Cill Chainnigh v Áth CliathSemple Stadium, Thurles 14:00 Tiobraid Árann v CorcaighWalsh Park, Waterford 14:00 Port Láirge v Gaillimh 27.03.2016 (Sun) [Easter Sunday] Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 6 Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan 14:00 An Cabhán v LaoisDerry GAA. Centre, Owenbeg 14:00 Doire v An Mhí St Jarlath’s Park, Tuam 14:00 Gaillimh v Fear Manach 07.02.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 2 Brewster Park, Enniskillen 14:00 Fear Manach v An MhíPearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Tír Eoghain Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 4 Pearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Tiobraid Árann Walsh Park, Waterford 14:00 Port Láirge v Áth Cliath Galway’s Senior Hurlers and Footballers face tough opening games in the Allianz National Hurling and Football league next year. 13.03.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 5 O’Moore Park, Portlaoise 14:00 Laois v DoirePáirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00 An Mhí v Tír EoghainAthletic Grounds, Armagh 14:30 Ard Mhacha v Gaillimh center_img 06.03.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 4 Brewster Park, Enniskillen 14:00 Fear Manach v LaoisPearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v An Mhí Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 3 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 14:00 Cill Chainnigh v Gaillimh Semple Stadium, Thurles 14:30 Tiobraid Árann v Port Láirge The Footballers will be first up as they take on Laois in O’Moore Park Portlaoise on the 31st of January at 2pm. The Galway Hurlers have a home game on the 14th of February when they welcome Cork to Pearse Stadium for a 2pm throw in. 28.02.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 3 Celtic Park, Derry 14:00 Doire v Gaillimh O’Moore Park, Portlaoise 14:00 Laois v Tír EoghainPáirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00 An Mhí v An Cabhán 20.02.2016 (Sat) Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 2 Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork 19:00 Corcaigh v Port LáirgeParnell Park, Dublin 19:00 Áth Cliath v Gaillimh 03.04.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2Round 7 Athletic Grounds, Armagh 14:00 Ard Mhacha v DoireKingspan Breffni Park, Cavan 14:00 An Cabhán v Gaillimh Brewster Park, Enniskillen 14:00 Fear Manach v Tír Eoghainprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Houston Baptist takes on Texas A&M in NCAA Tournament

first_imgHBU and Texas A&M have only met the one time, back in 2008, when the Aggies defeated the Huskies, 6-2, in College Station. HBU led the Aggies 2-1 with 24 minutes left in the match. HBU is 10-6-5 overall and won its first Southland Conference championship. Texas A&M is 18-2-2 and won the SEC Tournament. As of right now, the match is scheduled for Friday at 7 pm from Ellis Field in College Station, Texas. Check back on HBUHuskies.com for any scheduling changes.center_img HOUSTON, Texas – The Baugh Cafeteria on the campus of Houston Baptest went wild when the name Houston Baptist University was shown on the screen. The Huskies learned their postseason fate, as they will face No. 1 overall seed Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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International Mens Day Conference – November 14th 17th 2016

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 26, 2016 – The Department of Gender Affairs, under Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication will be hosting a Men’s Conference in Grand Turk and Providenciales respectively, commencing November 14 – 17 2016.   The Conference commemorates ‘International Men’s Day’, which will observed on November 19, 2016, under the Theme “Making a Difference for Men and Boys”.This noteworthy occasion is yet another milestone for Gender Affairs, as we seek to engage men of the TCI, by recognizing and reflecting on the contribution, sacrifices and progress made in working together with women to make educational, economic, social growth and developmental advances in our society; as well as highlighting men’s reproductive health.The Guest Speaker for this event is Dr. Umar Johnson, who is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues. He is known most for his work in identifying mis-diagnosed learning disabled and ADHD students.  Dr. Umar has been featured on “News One Now” with Roland Martin, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Bev Smith Show, Breakfast Club and has appeared as a special guest life coach on Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA8). He is also a child therapist and he works with depressed and behaviorally-challenged males.The Department is very excited about this conference, and extends an invitation to all men and boys, to join with us as we pledge our commitment to making a difference.  You are encouraged to attend all or any of the conference sessions, all of which are free of charge.The schedule is as follows:November 14th at 10:00 a.m. North Caicos – North Caicos at Kew Community CentreNovember 15th   at 10:00 a.m. Providenciales – Gustavus Lightbourne Sports ComplexNovember 16th at 10:00 a.m. Grand Turk –  H. J. Robinson High School’s Auditorium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#boytomen, #internationalmensdaylast_img read more

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Emery on Nacho Monreals injury

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has given an update on the condition of defender Nacho Monreal after he left the pitch in the 37th minute.Emery was forced to make a change in the 37th minute of Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Burnley, as Monreal came off for Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Arsenal boss confirmed that the defender had suffered a muscle problem and was substituted to avoid exacerbating the injury and hoping he returns next week when Arsenal visit Brighton.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s starting to be a muscular problem and we decided to change and not take more risks with him. But I hope it’s not big and I hope he can be with us next week,” Emery told the club’s website.“I don’t know if he can play at Brighton, but we can play, I think, Koscielny.“Also Mustafi is close to coming with us. We can take more injuries but we can also recover more players.”last_img read more

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