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Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials

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Nigeria to issue first green bond in next few weeks: officials

June 1 2017 by Reuters Originally published on CNBC AFRICA Nigeria plans to launch its delayed “green” bond – the first for an emerging market country – within a few weeks, the country’s former environment minister said. Amina Mohammed, now deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation proceeds from the sovereign…

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Strancton mulls waste-to power plant for Kaduna

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Strancton mulls waste-to power plant for Kaduna

March 28th, 2017 by Simon Echewofun Originally published on Daily Trust A private developer, Strancton Limited, has announced plans to build a waste-to-power plant in Kaduna State as it engages federal government agencies and stakeholders. The chief executive officer of Strancton, Chief Edozie Njoku, disclosed this in Abuja recently after meeting with key officials of…

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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

February 21, 2017 by Michelle Faul, Associated Press Originally published on PennEnergy In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 20, 2017, Esther Peter, a plantain and onion vendor, plies her wares by lantern light in Lagos, Nigeria. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours, Dutch company Lumos offer enough solar…

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Solar Power Taking Hold in Nigeria, One Mobile Phone at a Time

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Solar Power Taking Hold in Nigeria, One Mobile Phone at a Time

February 9th, 2017 by ASAF SHALEV Originally published on Inside Climate News Sunshine is plentiful in Nigeria, and is increasingly becoming a source of power for those not connected to the country’s electric grid. Credit: Getty Images A fast-growing energy solution is springing up in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country, where three-quarters of people still have little…

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Nigerian village receives PayGo solar home systems

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Nigerian village receives PayGo solar home systems

February 7th, 2016 By Editor Originally published on Esi Aftica An international technology firm, Azuri Technologies, partners with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to launch its PayGo solar home systems in Nigeria. On Tuesday, Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, inaugurated the PayGo solar home systems in Wuna village, a rural community in Gwagwalada Area…

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FG to boost energy capacity with two hydropower plants

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FG to boost energy capacity with two hydropower plants

January 24, 2017 By Editor Originally Published on Ecofin Agency The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed plans to boost electricity generation with the establishment of two small hydropower plants capable of adding 2000KW of electricity to the country’s energy capacity. This was disclosed by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, at a…

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Dulas solar fridges dispatched to Nigeria

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Dulas solar fridges dispatched to Nigeria

January 11, 2017 By PennEnergy Editorial Staff Originally published on PennEnergy Leading British renewable energy specialist has contracted to deliver a total of 309 VC150SDD fridges to three regions of Nigeria. Dulas, a leading British solar refrigeration manufacturer and renewable energy specialist is in the process of delivering over three hundred of its VC150SDD solar…

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Nigeria set to build nuclear power plants

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Nigeria set to build nuclear power plants

December 24, 2016 by Aanu Adegun Originally published on Naij The federal government said it has concluded plans with Russia to build nuclear power plants in Kogi and Akwa Ibom states. The power plants which will be located in Geregu and Itu areas of the two states respectively, after completion, are expected to meet the…

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Lagos plans to generate electricity from garbage

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Lagos plans to generate electricity from garbage

December 17, 2016 By Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Originally published on Punch The Lagos State Government has proposed a new model in its approach to environmental waste management. According to the state government, Olusosun, a popular landfill that has been a dumping ground for years, will soon become a model for the urban renewal and waste to…

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Nigeria, China Exim Bank reach $1.3bn power plant deal

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Nigeria, China Exim Bank reach $1.3bn power plant deal

December 16, 2016 By Editor Originally published on Punch The Federal Government, in partnership with the China ExIm Bank, will spend about $1.3bn on the construction of the 700 megawatt-capacity Zungeru hydroelectric power plant project, The Punch reports. The Vice President, Power China Internationale Group Ltd., Mr Tian Haihua, on Thursday in Zungeru said that…

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