UPDATED: Nigeria experiences total power outage across country

Lamp in Darkness

There was power outage across Nigeria on Tuesday night.

The power ministry, in a statement in the early hours of Wednesday blamed the outage on fire at a gas pipeline system which interrupted gas supply and affected the national transmission grid.

“The sudden loss of generation due to interruption in gas supply from these stations caused the national transmission grid to trip off around 20:20 on 2nd January 2018. The national transmission grid is owned and operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN),” the ministry stated.

The statement signed by the power minister, Babatunde Fashola, said the problem would be temporary,

By Wednesday morning, electricity had been restored in many parts of the country.


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    the dark continent, with mumus always in leadership, that’s Africa.

    • SholaJohn

      Going by your post everyone who has experienced a fire outbreak in their homes/offices should be categorized as mumus. Nothing made by Man is perfect even if it lasts 200years without interruption it’s still subject to faults.

      • KELLOGGS

        No, what you see is a result of linear thinking, and wickedness. Power grids are set up in series, as to avoid total failure.

        The country is in the cusp of evil occupiers, foreigners, austerity pushers, only on the people, while their families are living large.

        Buhari did this before. Behold your Petroleum Minister is a serial evil man.

        • Reginald Dandeson

          Please don’t mind them. I doubt that they would understand your technical input. It’s even laughable for them to contemplate a series-based national grid when they don’t even have enough power to feed each line of the series system.

  • Dan Arewa

    That is why Nuclear power plant is the best when handle properly.

    • de Gea Messi

      You want people who can’t handle simple board appointments to handle nuclear plants??
      Joke of the century.
      That’s when you guys will appreciate the danger of appointing dead men to do the work of the living.

      • Dan Arewa

        Another noise maker. Always rising irrelevant debate. What has appointing dead men got to do with these?

        • Reginald Dandeson

          He’s just trying to tell you that the government simply doesn’t have any level of competence to handle nuclear power plants, PERIOD. A government that has not been able to handle the simplest of issues in governance.

          • de Gea Messi

            Thank you my brother. I suspect he equates running after cows in the bush to running nuclear plants.

          • Dan Arewa

            You should name the government that show good governance more than the present government in Nigeria since 1999.

        • de Gea messi

          It will be impossible for you to grasp the import of my comment since you don’t know the diff between ‘raising & rising’.

          • Dan Arewa

            Your afraid to reply my post. What has “rising” and “raising” got to do with the when post. Edfeated Biafrud arrays. Always looking for small irrelevant mistake.

  • Olusola

    Daily dosses of excuses! If you cannot handle a job reason demand you resign!

  • oyoko

    Responsible Govt. Thank you for informing, things can go wrong, but with communication like this gives hope that somebody is on top of the situation.

  • Tony Ezeifedi

    Any serious govt should be able to fix NEPA in 6 months. Fashola are you there? We are waiting for your 6 months.

  • Arabakpura

    Nature has joined Nigerians in protesting the lies of this government! This is a direct response to the President’s new year lie on power generation!

    • Reginald Dandeson

      Great observation indeed. Nature will join hands with Nigerians to chase out this government of lies and propaganda. Insha Allah.

  • thusspokez

    There was power outage across Nigeria on Tuesday night.

    Here are some popular solutions (in no particular order):

    1 Restructure Nigeria
    2. Break-up Nigeria
    3. Destroy all the generators and build new ones.
    4. Go back to using firewood and candles.