UN, Nigeria launch $15m electronics waste initiative

Nigeria generated 290,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2017 and also remains a major recipient of used electronics from abroad

Nigerian bank invests in solar power solutions

Daystar Power is working with Unity Bank to help it transition to clean solar generation

Nigeria banks on solar energy access with renewable collaboration

Daystar Power is also to equip branches of the Nigerian Bank of Agriculture with solar panels

EU e-waste ‘being illegally shipped to Nigeria’

The annual volume of total imported e-waste was assessed at around 60,000 metric tonnes in both 2015 and 2016

Nuclear reactor review service begins in Nigeria

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer review service to assist countries in developing nuclear research reactor infrastructure. The first review has taken place in Nigeria which is planning to build the country’s second research reactor – it will be used for experiments, development, education and training. The operation of a […]

Russia to build nuclear power station in Nigeria

Russian energy giant Rosatom is to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Nigeria. The two nations have also signed agreements for the construction of a research centre housing a multi-purpose nuclear research reactor. They will conduct feasibility studies for the project, which will include site screening as well as establishing the capacity, equipment […]

ExxonMobil discovers 1bn barrels of oil off Nigeria

ExxonMobil has announced it has discovered up to one billion barrels of oil in Nigeria. One of its wells, Owowo-3, found around 140 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. It was safely drilled to 3,173 meters in 576 meters of water. That well extends the resource discovered by the Owowo-2 well, which encountered about 157 metres of oil-bearing […]

Japan gives Nigeria $9.7m solar boost

Japan has donated solar energy equipment worth $9.7 million (£7.35m) to Nigeria. It has been provided by Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and is expected to help boost power supply by around 1.2MW at the Usman Dam Water Treatment Plant and reduce strain on the grid. It will mean the cost of improving the water supply […]

Shell accused of failing to clean Nigerian oil spills

Shell’s claims to clean up the oil spills in Niger Delta are “blatantly false”, according to a new report. Amnesty International has also accused the Nigerian Government for failing to regulate the oil industry. It claims the country’s watchdog, the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), is “under-resourced and continues to certify areas […]

UK pledges support for Nigeria’s energy sector

The UK Government has pledged to support the energy industry in Nigeria. Minister for Africa Grant Shapps will meet ministers and senior government officials during his visit to the country this week to discuss on working together to increase prosperity, trade and security. He will also see how the UK’s investment in Nigeria’s solar market […]