Facebook has resolved all those glitches you’ve been facing

More than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users complained about Facebook and WhatsApp.  Earlier in the day, many users globally were not able to send and receive images, videos and other files over its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram, and the social media company said it was working to fix the problem. Facebook Inc said on Wednesday an issue with uploading or sending media files on its apps and platforms has been resolved. Earlier in the day, many users globally were…

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Where is Nigeria’s science and technology museum?

By YINKA AWOSANYA Techpoint.africa About five years ago, I visited the Brazilian Barracoon in Badagry, Lagos Nigeria and I learnt about the life of Seriki Williams Abass, a Nigerian slave trader who himself was once a slave. Like the significance of the National War Museum, Umuahia in Abia State in telling the story of the Nigerian Civil War, the importance of museums cannot be ruled out in our society. Museums are a good source of knowledge while also serving as an avenue to preserve and promote heritage. Nigeria, and Africa…

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Nigeria can generate, transmit over 7,000MW of electricity -Fashola

Lukman Olaonipekun/Pool Photo -NAN The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says that the country now has the capacity to generate not less than 7,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity. Fashola, who was responding to questions on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, also said that transmission chain had also developed capacity to transmit the same megawatts. “Today we have the capacity to generate over 7,000MW, we can transmit also over 7,000 MW but we cannot distribute more than 5,200MW now. “So if there is…

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Nigeria’s power sector recorded 230 systems collapses over 8 years

Despite the fact that the nation’s natural gas reserves rose by 4.067 trillion cubic feet (tcf) from 187.998tcf in 2014 to 192.065tcf in 2015, the power sector continues to suffer various setbacks as it recorded 230 systems breakdown or collapses in eight years, Vanguard reports. Investigations showed that the development was fueled by limited distribution infrastructure, insufficient gas supply, inadequate transmission facilities and unstable water levels. A breakdown showed that Nigeria recorded a total of 42 system breakdowns (highest) in 2010, of which 22 were total, while 20 were partial…

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World Bank to Support Nigeria’s Power Recovery With $2.6bn

The World Bank Group has expressed its willingness to assist the Federal Government’s Power Sector Recovery Programme with $2.6bn. According to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the financial intervention from the bank for the PSRP would help to fully fund historical and future deficits in the power sector. The PSRP is a series of policy actions, operational, governance and financial interventions to be implemented by the Federal Government over the next five years. Its target is to restore the financial viability of Nigeria’s power sector, improve transparency…

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Nigeria: We are working hard to restore power supply stability across the nation- TCN, NNPC

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, have said they are working to restore power supply across the nation through rehabilitation of national grid and maintenance of gas pipeline, which supplies gas from Escravos region of the Niger Delta to Lagos. It will be recalled that system collapse threw the entire nation into total blackout as a result of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd, NGPTC, fire outbreak on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo State on Tuesday. It was gathered…

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