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Renewable energy in Nigeria

  • Nigeria: Dangote Promises to Power Outage in Kano

    NIGERIA, 2017/08/12 Dangote Group has signed a Memoranda of Considerate (MoU) with the Kano National Government for the proposed 100MW Dangote-Black Rhino Solar Power Plant. The formal agreement for the project, which is to be sited at Zakirai, in Gabasawa Local Government Area of the national, took place thursday, at the office of Secretary to the National Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, in Kano.
  • Oil-Rich Niger Delta Aims to 'Light Up' With Renewable Energy

    NIGERIA, 2015/02/04 The Niger Delta is the source of Nigeria's oil. But even here, most people struggle to access grid electricity. Efforts are presently being made to diversify to renewable energy as a way of dealing with frequent power cuts. The waterfront slums of Port Harcourt are constantly faced with complete destruction. The Nigerian government considers the largely self-built communities illegal and vowed to evict around 480,000 people living along the creeks surrounding the city. On June 2012, at the same time as the initial bulldozers came and tore down tens of thousands of homes, some in the community stood in the way."They said they wanted to do some developmental projects, that the waterfront community is a slum and that the buildings are not well-planned," said Babakaye Tubonemi, who lives in Port Harcourt's Okrika community.