Archive For May 31, 2016

Nigeria signs pact with Russia on nuclear technology

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Nigeria signs pact with Russia on nuclear technology

May 31, 2016 by Prince Osuagwu Originally posted on Vanguard. MOSCOW—Nigeria yesterday signed Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the government of Russian Federation, on cooperation in construction of centre for nuclear science and technology in the country. The MOU, which was signed between representatives of the two countries, Mr Sergey Kirienko, Director Russian Rosatom State Corporation…

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Nigeria’s Senate President receives UK Parliamentarians, seeks global support for clean energy

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Nigeria’s Senate President receives UK Parliamentarians, seeks global support for clean energy

May 31, 2016 by Samson Atekojo Usman Originally published on Daily Post. President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday canvassed for global support for Nigeria in the area of renewable energy, stating that the country stands to benefit in terms of job creation and affordable power supply if renewable energy is well harnessed….

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Popularising Energy-efficient Fuelwood Stoves In Rural Areas

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Popularising Energy-efficient Fuelwood Stoves In Rural Areas

May 31, 2016 by Nkechi Isaac Originially published on Leadership. Energy is essential to meeting basic human needs – food production, running water, heat, light and transport as they are all dependent on energy access. Poor access to energy has severe impacts on health, quality of life, education and economic productivity. Renewable clean energy, climate…

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Shell flags off Nigeria campaign on energy efficiency

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Shell flags off Nigeria campaign on energy efficiency

May 30, 2016 by Shell Press Release Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has flagged off a major public service campaign in Nigeria as part of a global effort to encourage debate on how a rapidly expanding world population can meet its energy needs. Using traditional and social media advertising and other targeted activities, the 2016…

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Russia to establish nuclear centre in Nigeria

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Russia to establish nuclear centre in Nigeria

May 28, 2016 by NAN Originally published on The Guardian. The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Nikolay Udovichenko, on Saturday announced that the Nigerian and Russian Governments plan to sign an agreement for the establishment of a multifunctional scientific research nuclear centre in Nigeria. Udovichenko, who disclosed this in Lagos at this year’s Alumni Congress of…

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Alternative power: Affordable solar panels coming soon

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Alternative power: Affordable solar panels coming soon

May 28, 2016 by NAN Originally published on The News. The management of NASENI Solar Energy Limited (NSEL) on Friday said it would intensify efforts to ensure that the cost of quality solar panel in the country became cheap. Mr Jafaru Mahmud, the acting Managing Director, NSEL, according to NAN, made this known when he…

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University of Ibadan to run on solar power soon – German envoy

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University of Ibadan to run on solar power soon – German envoy

May 27, 2016 by NAN Originally published on Vanguard. Abuja – The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Michael Zenner, has said Germany-Nigeria Solar Power project at the University of Ibadan will commence this year. Zenner said this in an interview in Abuja on Thursday. He said the project, which cost 17,670,000 dollars, is expected to provide…

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Exploring alternative power sources to boost real sector growth

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Exploring alternative power sources to boost real sector growth

May 26, 2016 by Abolaji Adebayo Originally posted on National Mirror. Constrained by the adverse effects of poor electricity supply, stakeholders in the real sector are bracing the odds by exploring alternative power source options to keep their entities afloat and ensure modest returns on their shareholders’ investments. In the Nigerian manufacturing sector, poor electricity…

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World leaders, private sector endorse AfDB’s “New Deal on Energy”

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World leaders, private sector endorse AfDB’s “New Deal on Energy”

May 26, 2016 by AfDB Originally published on AfDB. Influential world leaders and senior business executives have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina’s “New Deal on Energy”, a vehicle through which the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest in delivering electricity for all Africans, by 2025. These included Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Horst…

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Paris agreement, fossil fuel industry and the lesson Nigeria must learn

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Paris agreement, fossil fuel industry and the lesson Nigeria must learn

May 25, 2016 by Ridwan Bello Originally published on The Cable. In December 2015, thousands of diplomats from some 195 countries gathered in Paris to deliberate once again on how to save humanity and the planet from the threat of climate change. After two weeks of intense negotiations, they emerged with a historic deal, the…

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