Japanese Government Donates Solar Power Worth $9.7 Million To Nigeria

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 The Japanese government has donated solar power worth $9.7 million to the Federal government to boost electricity in the country. The donation was made through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative of JICA, Nigeria office, Mr Hirotaka Nakamura, said improving core infrastructure including power sector in Nigeria was one of the priority […]

Kaduna State To Save N360 Million Through New Energy Efficiency Policy

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 As part of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s efforts to boost energy efficiency in Kaduna State, the government announced on Monday it’s plans to ban the sale of of high energy consuming bulbs. Disclosing this to the media at the state capital, the state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi said before the ban is in […]

Ghana Is Currently Producing More Electricity Than It Needs

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 The Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company has hinted of a temporary suspension of the load-shedding exercise in the country since July 29, 2016. This, William Amuna attributes to the country’s production of an extra 110 megawatts of power. A shortfall in power supply resulted in unannounced power cuts in the country in June and July this year. Many experts […]

Nigeria’s Advancing Communications Technology And Lessons For Government – Japheth J, Omojuwa

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 People talk about how this government has lost the media war; they often do not tell us why this is the case. It has always been the job of the media to be critical of the government of the day by default. What the government does in reaction often determines whether the criticisms are sustained […]

How to Achieve a Green Revolution in Africa

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 Excerpts from the conclusion of theAfrican Agriculture Status Report 2013, published by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: The persistence of low levels of agricultural production, increased food insecurity, unstable agricultural prices and increasing costs of inputs contribute to the challenges facing African agriculture. Even though these challenges are worldwide, for Africa, where […]

The fight against corruption in Nigeria takes technological turn – Jennifer Ehidiamen

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   On June 20th 2013, West African NGO Network (WANGONeT) launched a web portal called Anti-Corruption Internet Database (ACID) www.antigraft.org, Nigeria’s first web repository for all corruption related issues in the country. According to Tunji Lardner, the founder of WANGONet, the idea of creating a website to monitor and report corruption related activities in Nigeria […]

Tanzania Eyes Geothermal Energy to Curb Power Shortages

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 The government intends to diversify the power generation mix in the national grid system by increasing the proportion of natural renewable energy sources. Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Stephen Masele revealed the information in Dar es Salaam, while opening a workshop on Geothermal Legal and Regulatory Framework. "We have noted that electricity […]