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  • Nigeria: TCN set to rehabilitate national grid infrastructure
    Nigeria: TCN set to rehabilitate national grid infrastructure 8/21/2017

    The managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed, says the company has obtained an estimated $2 billion for the rehabilitation of national grid infrastructure.

  • Nigeria: Dangote-Black Rhino solar power plant on the cards
    Nigeria: Dangote-Black Rhino solar power plant on the cards 8/18/2017

    The Nigerian-based conglomerate, Dangote Group has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Kano State government for a 100MW solar power plant.

  • Ford Foundation, ACA convene push for impact investing in Nigeria
    Ford Foundation, ACA convene push for impact investing in Nigeria 8/3/2017

    Ford Foundation and the African Capital Alliance (ACA) have held an advocacy convening to sensitise corporates and high net worth individuals in Nigeria about the need for impact investing in sustainable development and capacity building in Africa’s biggest economy.

  • Nigerian oil and gas industry targets growth by 2027
    Nigerian oil and gas industry targets growth by 2027 8/3/2017

    In West Africa, the executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Kesiye Wabote, has stated that the Nigerian oil and gas industry will domesticate the full capacity and capability required for the integration of Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO) by 2027.

  • Nigeria: TCN refurbishes Eko transmission network
    Nigeria: TCN refurbishes Eko transmission network 8/3/2017

    The Transmission Company of Nigeria declares to have strengthened the Eko electricity distribution company's transmission network.

  • Nigeria urged to establish nuclear safety legal framework
    Nigeria urged to establish nuclear safety legal framework 8/1/2017

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has presented a report, which directs Nigeria to establish a nuclear safety legal framework.

  • Nigeria seeks to enhance its renewable energy position
    Nigeria seeks to enhance its renewable energy position 7/25/2017

    Nigerian Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has announced the construction of the first solar power project in Nigeria which is the 1.2megawatts solar power plant in the lower Usuma Dam in Abuja. The project is aimed at boosting the country’s renewable energy position.

  • Ford Foundation, ACA convene push for impact investing in Nigeria
    Ford Foundation, ACA convene push for impact investing in Nigeria 7/25/2017

    Ford Foundation and the African Capital Alliance (ACA) have held an advocacy convening to sensitise corporates and high net worth individuals in Nigeria about the need for impact investing in sustainable development and capacity building in Africa’s biggest economy.

  • Nigeria: national collaboration against electricity theft and vandalism
    Nigeria: national collaboration against electricity theft and vandalism 7/21/2017

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are working closely with the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to combat electricity theft and vandalism against state infrastructure.

  • ‘Government should tap into renewable energy potential’
    ‘Government should tap into renewable energy potential’ 7/21/2017

    Harvard and Oxford-trained scholar, Damilola Sunday Olawuyi, is a globally recognised professor of Energy and Environmental Law and director of the leading research think tank, the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute) at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti. He is Vice President of the Nigerian branch of the International Law Association; member of the World Commission on International Environmental Law; and expert member of the International Law Association Committee on Sustainable Natural Resource Development where he represents Nigeria. He served as visiting professor at Columbia University, Oxford University and the China University of Political Science and Law. He has several publications in leading international law journals on the subject of renewable energy, agriculture, climate change and sustainable development. In this interview with the Yetunde Ayobami Ojo, he says government should urgently develop the country’s enormous renewable energy potential.