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What if it was possible to boost both national and local economies while increasing energy access and saving rural residents money? That is exactly...

11.03.2020 , Muhammad Bello, Nehal Johri

Toxic smoke and no jobs in the oil-rich Niger Delta

Decades of exposure to gas flaring by the foreign oil refineries in Niger Delta has harmed the health of residents. The thick plumes of black smoke...

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...

Country News

The solar-powered kiosk was the brain child of the World Bank Assisted APPEALS-Project whose core...

The UN Office for Project Services and SHS will mobilize 3rd party investors to fund the initiative.

The federal government has said its electrification programme for rural areas in the country would...

Nigeria, plagued by a large energy supply deficit with only 33% of households and 30% of businesses...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said Nigerians will be willing to pay for electricity if the...

Government will facilitate the participation of private sector solar providers including startups...

The policy would see solar power generation equipment installed on 5 million households, serving...

These two hybrid mini-grid systems include 134.64kW of solar PV, 180kWh of lithium battery storage...

Fed up with frequent power cuts, a school in Nigeria now generates its own electricity. The initial...

No fewer than 110.7 million Nigerians out of a 195.8 million estimated population had access to...

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, has announced the completion of phase 1 of the...

The project supports mini-grid developers through the productive use subsidy programme to encourage...