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Buhari Woos Germany to Invest in Renewable Energy Sector

Buhari Woos Germany to Invest in Renewable Energy Sector

The German Government has pledged to increase its investment in Nigeria, especially in renewable energy and other non-oil sector. The German also pledged to help Nigeria address the challenges of urbanisation. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a press conference on post-President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Germany. Onyeama said

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Buhari Inaugurates Nigeria’s First Solar Power Plant at the University of Ibadan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday inaugurated the first major solar power plant in the country at the University of Ibadan. The plant has the capacity to supply 10 megawatts of renewable electricity to the university community and its environs when completed. The multi-million dollar project is a product of negotiation and financing between the Federal

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Siemens Plans Off-Grid Power Solutions in Nigeria

Siemens Limited has said it is looking to deploy off-grid power solutions in Nigeria as part of efforts to promote energy efficiency in the country. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited Nigeria, Mrs. Onyeche Tifase, disclosed this in Lagos at the launch of the new Siemens brand claim, ‘Ingenuity for Life’. She

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Bintube – We Just Realised Our Vulnerability to Gas-to-Power Projects

Waziri Bintube is the acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, otherwise known as the Bulk Trader. He spoke to Chineme Okafor on recent developments in Nigeria’s power sector, particularly the government’s sudden spirited interest in developing the solar energy. Excerpts: The government is suddenly so interested in solar power. How did

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Nigeria’s Energy Mix: A Conversation We Must Have Now! – Japhet Omojuwa

Africa’s installed capacity of power is 90GW. That is about the equivalent to Germany’s installed capacity from wind and solar sources alone. This tells two major stories; Africa is actually more power poor than it is poor in other instances when compared with other countries – before you even begin to do a country by

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Use Energy Saving Bulbs, NERC Urges Electricity Consumers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday urged electricity users to use energy saving bulbs and standard appliances to complement its energy efficiency programmes. The acting Chairman of the commission, Dr Anthony Akah, made the plea at a seminar on energy efficiency in Abuja. Akah said that the call became imperative in view of

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[Communiqué] August 2016 Nextier Power Dialogue: Implementing Off-Grid Technologies in a Nascent Electricity Market

PREAMBLE 1.  On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Nextier Power, through its initiative, Nigeria Electricity Hub, organised an event to discuss implementing off-grid technologies in a nascent electricity market. The discourse was held at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre in Wuse 2, Abuja. 2.  The guest speakers included Tinyan Ogiehor (Technical Lead, SOLAR Nigeria), Dr. Haliru

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U.S. Goverenment Expresses Concern About Niger Delta Violence

The United States (US) government through its mission house in Nigeria, Tuesday expressed worry over the increasing spate of violence and the use of explosions on pipelines and gas installations in the Niger Delta region Although it praised the efforts of the government in engaging the militants, the US government asked that the human rights

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