Nigeria’s power generation drop by 2,841MW due to gas shortage
27 July 2017 | 5:30 am
Statistics reported by the Transmission Company of Nigeria show that power generation in the country dropped by 2,841MW last week. This has been linked to a shortage of natural gas supply to power stations.
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Thai police deploy rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon in Bangkok as protesters defy Covid-19 restrictions to call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha's resignation and mark the one-year anniversary of a pro-democracy movement.
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