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On April 12, 2017, Aliyu Umar, 27, began his day, carefully preparing a charcoal fire with which he would prepare breakfast of noodles, bread, fried...

Unpopular Opinion: Entrepreneurship Can Also Be A Bad Thing

Over the years, the benefit and impact of entrepreneurship have, time and...

11.10.2019 , María Yetano Roche, Hans Verolme, Chibuikem Agbaegbu, Taylor Binnington, Manfred Fischedick, Emmanuel Olukayode Oladipo

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria’s power sector

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and home to approximately 10% of the un-electrified population of Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2017, 77 million...

Nigeria's frenetic commercial capital, Lagos, is plunged into darkness several times a day. Then its generators roar, and the lights flood back on.

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In the quest to finding lasting solutions to the energy challenges that befall Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises in Nigeria (MSMEs), one of the...

10.01.2019 , Victoria Onehi & Simon Echewofun Sunday

How women rose in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector, quenching darkness

It is no longer news that what men can do, women can do better. This applies to the growing Nigerian power sector where women are taking their place...
Energy prosperity has always had a female face. Every day, women around the world face the worst consequences of not having modern energy access. They...

Access to power expands the number and variety of business and job opportunities available. Electricity means that small businesses, such as barbers...

31.08.2018 , Eromo Egbejule, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Fed up with costly, dirty fuels, Nigerians switch to cleaner alternatives

For Rhoda Tanko, preparing dishes of okra or egusi soup in her small shack was a daily ordeal spent battling the dizzying, toxic black fumes spewed...

27.08.2018 , Andrew Morton

Why Mobile Money Has Failed in Nigeria

Mobile Money as a financial product is inherently a fast moving consumer good, which Nigerian banks are ill-equipped to market and promote, Andrew...

Country News

The number of women-owned businesses in rural communities is decreasing rapidly.

The project is implemented by REA and supported by the World Bank.

MTN Nigeria is empowering over 2,000 retailers across the country with the “Kiosk as a Service”...

The 2020 application window opens on January 15 and closes on February 29, 2020.

Nigeria has launched a $75m fund to provide electricity to its citizens, with solar panel...

Triton Solar, a US-based manufacturer of solar panels, in conjunction with Silicon Valley Nigeria...

The entire system is capable of producing 64 kWp with a 360 kWh battery storage system.

he Experience centre would serve as the retail footprint for ZOLA in Nigeria as part of its...

The project will provide clean, safe and reliable electricity to an expected three thousand people...

The programme has impacted lives as over 180 students from nine universities have been trained under...

Minigrids are bringing electricity to rural areas, but residents do not benefit if they cannot...

The project, which is the third to be inaugurated under the Rural Electrification Fund, will provide...