Total aims for 10 solar-powered filling stations by December

Nov 25, 2015

Total Nigeria Plc, has expressed its commitment to further improve service delivery to customers and has unveiled plans to launch an additional eight solar-powered filling stations to make a total of 10 efficient stations across the country, The Guardian reports. The oil marketing firm already has one solar-powered station in Ikeja Lagos and another in…

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Nigeria climbs in “Climatescope” renewable energy global ranking

Nov 25, 2015

A new study by Climatescope, a clean energy country competitiveness index, shows majority of 2014 clean energy investment and activity occurred in 55 developing nations, including Nigeria. According to a global assessment released yesterday, Nigeria climbed several places up the ranking, particularly because it had a higher amount of investment in 2014 than the year before. It…

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Zungeru Dam communities allege fraud over compensation

Nov 25, 2015

Communities affected by the construction of the Zungeru Hydroelectric Dam project in Niger State have alerted the Federal Government over a large scale fraud in respect of the payment of compensation to members whose lands were acquired for the multimillion Naira project, Vanguard reports. In a letter of protest addressed to the Minister of Power, Mr…

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Shiroro to seek NERC, BPE approval for 300mw solar plant

Nov 24, 2015

The Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station is to  seek  both the  Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE’s) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC’s) approval for the construction of a 300mw photo voltaic  (solar) power plant, The Nation reports. The new plant is to be built within the premises of the existing Shiroro  plant which the Federal…

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FG restates commitment to partnership with World Bank on solid minerals devt

Nov 23, 2015

The Federal Government has expressed its willingness to continue to partner with the World Bank on the development of the solid minerals sector in Nigeria, Vanguard reports. Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this when he received a team from the World Bank, led by its Country Director, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud recently. Fayemi,…

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Renewable energy, coal-to-power policies in the works with NIPPs

Nov 19, 2015

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Louis Edozien, has said the Ministry plans to execute a renewable energy and conservation policy, as well as a coal-to-power policy with generation utilities under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs), ThisDay reports. He said this at the fifth Nigerian International Power Expo and Conference organised by…

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UNDP consultant urges FG to prioritize renewable energy development

Nov 18, 2015

A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) senior consultant, Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo, while delivering his paper on derisking renewable energy’s nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) for the Nigerian power sector recently, said developing countries needed about $250 – $270 billion to be able to increase their renewable energy source to up to 20% and urged the…

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FG explores energy mix, targets 1,200mw from nuclear plants

Nov 17, 2015

Mr. Erapamo Osaisai, the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), has indicated that Nigeria plans to generate power in excess of 1,200mw from each of its nuclear power plants. According to The Nation, he ​said this​ in Abuja after he submitted a report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the development of nuclear power in…

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Ashaka Cem discovers new coal field in Gombe

Nov 17, 2015

Ashaka Cement Company Plc, a subsidiary of Lafarge Holcim has discovered additional coal and limestone in Funakaye local government of Gombe State that will sustain the company for the next 50 to 100 years, The Guardian reports. The Chairman of the company, Malam Suleiman Yahaya said the management of the company has approved the construction of…

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World Bank to support NEXIM Bank on Nigeria’s mining sector

Nov 12, 2015

Senior Mining Specialist, Energy & Extractives Unit, World Bank,  Dr. Francisco Igualada has said that the World Bank has pledged to support the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) with regard to developing Nigeria’s mining sector, The Nation reports. Dr. Igualada said there is need for a structured consolidation of efforts towards developing the sector. This should focus…

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