ARE ELECTRICITY TARIFFS IN NIGERIA REALLY THE LOWEST IN AFRICA?

When the Nigerian newspaper Vanguard ran a report in June 2014 headlined, “Power supply: Nigeria electricity tariff, lowest in Africa,” an Africa Check reader asked us to look into the claim. The snappy headline diverged slightly from the content of the story, which stated that, despite recent hikes, Nigeria still had “one of the lowest electricity tariffs in Africa”.…

FASHOLA LAUNCHES BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY GUIDELINES

As part of measures to include Energy Efficiency into the National Building Code, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola,SAN, has launched the Building Energy Efficiency Guidelines. The Minster said that the guide should be a handbook for all professionals in the built environment, which include Architects, Engineers, Builders, Quantity Surveyors and Town Planners, to enable them come up with the realities of Energy Efficiency in buildings. He said…

ENERGY CONSERVATION TIPS

The need to conserve energy, design and erect structures that are energy efficient cannot be overlooked. The first step to producing energy efficient designs is to carry out energy related tests at conception stage which can help to determine peak usage rates and find out means by which power consumption can be cut down or…

TIPS TO SAVE ENERGY TODAY

Being energy efficient can make a big difference to the cost of your energy bill. It doesn’t always need a big investment in time or money to make sure you’re wasting less energy and saving more. Switch off or unplug any chargers or appliances you don’t need on. If they have a standy-by light, a…