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Nigeria plunged in to darkness by power grid meltdown as millions watched World Cup build-up on TV

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NIGERIA suffered a major power cut on the first day of its World Cup campaign, according to local reports.

The power grid melt down came on the same day the national team played Croatia in its first fixture.

 Nigeria has suffered a nationwide power cut after millions watched their national team play Croatia at the World Cup

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Nigeria has suffered a nationwide power cut after millions watched their national team play Croatia at the World Cup

The Super Eagles lost 2-0 on the day, but millions turned out to watch the game.

An own goal from new Stoke recruit Oghenakaro Etobo, and a spot kick from Luka Modric were enough to break hearts in Africa.

But many fans would have been spared the agonising loss – as the power went out across swathes of the nation.

Local media reported a total collapse of “all the nation’s power plants.”

The report said: “A top executive of one of the nation’s electricity distribution companies, told our correspondent on condition of anonymity that the national grid first collapsed on Friday.

 Nigeria's Zebra-striped training top impressed social media users

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Nigeria’s Zebra-striped training top impressed social media users
 Supporters were equally impressive with their style in the stands

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Supporters were equally impressive with their style in the stands

“When contacted to find out the cause of the outage in parts of Lagos he said ‘It’s a general thing; it is a system collapse’.

“‘It happened yesterday and this morning. All the power plants were shut down’.”

Footie fans in Nigeria have taken to social media to say their power has since been restored.

The national team may have got off to a slow start, but Nigera is winning the World Cup fashion show so far.

After their snazzy tournament kit sold out in minutes, and they wowwed the world with their travel outfits, Nigeria had one more treat for fans on Saturday night.

Twitter fell in love with the team’s Zebra-striped training top as they warmed up at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday night.

 

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8 Comments on "Nigeria plunged in to darkness by power grid meltdown as millions watched World Cup build-up on TV"

  1. Outcast_Searcher on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 3:44 pm 

    And, this “news” is shown here, why?

  2. onlooker on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 3:47 pm 

    It is about an energy grid and this site at its core is about energy

  3. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:44 pm 

    OS, get ready because this is part of what may be
    In the future closer to home as the grid possibly destabilizes. There are dynamics at work that could lead to brown outs eventually. Peak oil and economic decline coupled with continually growing populations is a recipe for trouble. Climate change will aggregate everything with a likely unstable climate. That is why this news belongs here.

  4. Boat on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 5:50 pm 

    The dynamics are Sharia law Muslims blowing up infrastructure. A scourge to be fought all for the sake of some religion. China and Russia trading with these lawless killers is expected but for a few dollars the EU will go down that rabbit hold. Just a matter of time when a little oil will gained is billions and lives lost.

  5. Kenz300 on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 9:49 pm 

    Distributed solar powered systems are much more reliable than centralized distributed power.

  6. Simon on Mon, 18th Jun 2018 4:55 am 

    Hi Kenz

    They are more resilient, not more reliable, more moving parts, who does the maintenance etc.

  7. Davy on Mon, 18th Jun 2018 5:36 am 

    I have an off/on grid system. I could not live as I do totally off grid and no reason to. I try to gather as much power as I can daily to utilize my panels. I need some kind of payback to offset the investment. I am avoiding deep cycling of my batteries to increase their life. The reality of my off grid system is the cost is likely more than just using cheap electricity from a strictly cost perspective but when you add in the resilience factor then I jump way ahead. All my critical systems of water, heat, refrigeration and light can be run by my current off grid system. My heat is a wood boiler but it needs electric to run the pump and fan. I also have a powerful wood stove that will heat the whole house. I have more wood than I know what to do with. Lights are all LED. Water is a ½ HP well pump with oversized pressure tank. I can get plenty of water ass needed. My pump only runs for a short time to pressurize the well tank then I can switch to running my wood boiler to heat water if hot water is needed. I can’t run everything at once but I can use my transfer switches to power what is needed when needed. I value this resilience but it is not cheaper. It could be cheaper if grid power prices jump which they will likely do someday. The reliability in one sense is better than a grid tied system because if the grid goes down so does the renewable source. Mine still runs. The maintenance will be an issue long term if SHTF but if SHTF longer term then life will be an issue and energy will be only one of the issues.

  8. niggeria on Mon, 18th Jun 2018 7:07 pm 

    that’s great. now rapes will double as will the birth rate. Hopefully the murder rate will keep up.

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