Alternative Energy

Firm targets 3,000MW with solar power

May 27, 2014

An electricity generating firm, Super Solar Group, has said it is deploying a new technology across the country to generate up to 3,000 Megawatts. The group, which gave the assurance during a visit to the Minister of State for Power, Moha-mmed Wakil in Abuja, said the plan was to complement the passion to deliver on…

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Jigawa signs pact for N34 billion solar power project

May 26, 2014

The Jigawa State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with NOVA Scotia Power Development Limited for the development of 50 megawatt solar power in the state. The project will cost the firm N34 billion and it is expected to be completed by the middle of next year, said Mati Ali, a spokesman for the…

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Minerals sector at risk of becoming a dumpster

May 22, 2014

Solid minerals, even though abundant in Nigeria, contribute below five per cent to the gross domestic product (GDP) as a result of illegal mining activities which deprive both government and communities of revenues accruable to them. Ruth Tene Natsa looks at the menace The solid minerals sector in Nigeria is said to be witnessing its…

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Ranapower to build solar plant in Nigeria

May 22, 2014

The Chief Executive Officer, Ranapower Company Limited, Mr. Yuan Xu, and the Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, have said the company will build a solar plant in Nigeria to address the energy challenges in the country. They added that in five years’ time, there would have been substantial solution to the current…

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FG targets 30,000MW of renewable electricity in 10 years

May 20, 2014

The federal government has disclosed a grand plan to supplement on-grid electricity generation and distribution across Nigeria with renewable energy sources like solar, hydro, wind and biomass. Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this to visiting Vice- President of China Hydro International, Mr. Han Yang, recently in his office in Abuja. He said…

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FG to unveil national policy on renewable energy

May 16, 2014

The Federal Government on Friday said it had concluded plans to launch a National Policy on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to boost power supply in the country. The Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, made the disclosure in Abuja when the Vice President of China Hydro International, Mr Han Yang, visited him…

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Nigeria to get $6 billion nuclear plant in 2022 – NAEC

May 16, 2014

The Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, NAEC disclosed yesterday that plans have been concluded to procure a $6 billion nuclear plant in 2022 to ensure stable power supply in the country for a period of 60 years. In its presentation before the Rashidi Ladoja-led Committee on Energy at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Director, Human Resources of the…

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NEXIM Bank supports mines and steel with N1.3bn

May 15, 2014

Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM) will support the mines and steel sector with N1.3 billion during the year as part of efforts to boost performance in the non-oil sector, an official said. The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Roberts Orya, made the plan known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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Nigeria, Japan to collaborate on waste management, renewable energy

May 14, 2014

The Japanese government has pledged to assist Nigeria in the areas of renewable energy and waste management. Speaking at a media roundtable with journalists in Abuja, the visiting Japanese foreign minister on environment Mr. Hideki Makihara said: “We have observed that waste management system in Africa is not good. We have greatly improved our technology…

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FG to cancel under performing coal mining licences; Dangote indicates interest in mining sector

May 14, 2014

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday said government would soon cancel all the licences of under performing miners across the country. Sambo stated this when the leadership of the Dangote Group, led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, paid him a courtesy call at the State House, Abuja. He said the licences would be cancelled to attract…

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