Monthly Archives: December 2014

World Bank To Support Nigeria’s Power Sector with 1.7bn Dollars

    The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) on Monday said that the World Bank would support the Nigerian Power Sector with 1.75 dollars (about N294 billion ) over the next four years.  This is contained in a statement by the Head, Public Communication of the enterprise, Mr Chigbo Anichebe, in Abuja. According to the statement, the

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    FG Considers Harmonising Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Efforts

      A proposal submitted by the Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, is seeking to blend Nigeria’s efforts in growing her renewable energy sector. The proposal, Wakil told THISDAY in a recent interview in Abuja, will likely become the new game changer in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector, ushering in a new strategy for initiating and

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      Nigeria: Bridging Human Capacity Gap in Power Sector

        THEY are ubiquitous. They roam the streets, moving from one office to the other in search of elusive white collar jobs. They parade intimidating credentials from various tertiary institutions within and outside the country, yet with skewed or limited skills. Their sing-song is usually ‘no available jobs’ even when there are jobs requiring specialized skills

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        Subsidising Darkness without a Choice

          Persistent consumers’ complaints of operational ineptitude and fraudulent dealings by electricity distribution companies across Nigeria do not suggest that the improvement in electricity supply expected from the privatisation of the country’s electricity assets by the federal government a year ago is being recorded as pledged in the run-off to the controversial process. Before the privatisation

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          German Bank earmarks $200m facility for renewable energy in Nigeria

            At a Bi-national Commission’s meeting on energy in Abuja, the leader of the German delegation, Renate Von Bodden, disclosed that the German Development Bank, KFW, had earmarked £200 million (USD) support in the form of Green Credit Line. The facility, it was mentioned, is meant as support base for small and medium enterprises, specifically for

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            Japan awards N1.9bn grant for solar power

              The government of Japan, has awarded about  N1.9 billion ($9.8m) grant for solar electricity generation project in Nigeria, as part of its infrastructure development assistance. The Asian technological giant  is also considering a $200 million request from the Federal Government for power transmission project. The Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ryuichi Shoji, who said this

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              Universal access to energy will spur economic growth-WWF –

                David Duli, the Country Director for World Wide Fund Uganda has added his voice to those that say energy access is critical in spearheading Uganda’s socio-economic transformation. “It fuels industrial growth which in turn creates jobs and boosts economic growth,” he said. Duli was speaking at the energy access workshop held in Kampala recently. The

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