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Blackout as electricity grid collapses twice in 16 hours

Within a space of about 16 hours, the country’s electricity grid collapsed twice, leaving many parts of the country in total blackout.

It was learnt that the first collapse of the power transmission grid occurred on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at about 10.20pm, while the second happened at 2.19pm on Wednesday.

Senior officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria told our correspondent that the first collapse contributed largely to the second shutdown, as the country lost about 3,000 megawatts of electricity due to the incidents.

The first grid collapse was due to a fire incident on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited.

 

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