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UK’s Energy Africa to boost solar power in Nigeria

UK’s Energy Africa to boost solar power in Nigeria

The Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo has signed an agreement with the UK government to increase the deployment of solar energy in West Africa and other rural communities. The signing follows the launch of the UK’s Energy Africa access campaign in October recently, which is designed to help the continent achieve universal energy access by


Power Nigeria confab holds in Lagos, 3rd November 2015

STAKEHOLDERS in the power sector are set to gather at the forthcoming Power Nigeria conference slated for November 3-5, 2015 at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to the organisers, the fourth edition of the conference and exhibition has already recorded 14 per cent increase in both exhibitor numbers and floor space, as conglomerates


Alternative solutions needed as S.Africa’s energy demand doubles by 2035

With the country’s power demand expected to double in the next two decades, there is a great need to bring more clean power projects. In South Africa, one of the country’s largest financial institutions, Standard Bank, has been the financial backing to 14 operational renewable energy projects across the country, which are producing more than

620m Africans don’t have access to electricity: Kofi Annan

Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the UN, said over 620 million Africans lack access to electricity and that 300 million would still lack access by 2040, a decade after the UN target of developmental goals for universal energy. “This is intolerable, avoidable and profoundly unfair. It leaves the World’s poorest people to pay the

Osinbajo to sign Nigeria/UK solar energy deal

VICE President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday left Abuja for the United Kingdom, to participate in the launching of the Energy Africa Campaign in London at an event holding today. During the three-day visit, Osinbajo is expected to sign a commitment on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria to partner with the United Kingdom government on

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Power endorses the West African Power Industry Convention as forum returns to Lagos in November

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Power has enthusiastically endorsed the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC), taking place at the Eko Hotel in Lagos from 24-25 November. Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Power, Ambassador Dr Godknows B. Igali, says “the success of the previous event held in 2014 has given the Ministry the confidence

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