September 14, 2023
A “total system collapse” caused widespread power cuts across Nigeria on Thursday.
Early in the morning, levels of power generated in Africa’s most populous country fell to zero megawatts.
Connections were gradually restored throughout the day.
Grid power supplies are often erratic in Nigeria, located in the west of Africa, despite its role as a major oil and gas producer.
Thursday’s was the most serious outage for a year – the West African country’s grid collapsed at least four times in 2022, which the authorities blamed on technical problems.