To help reduce challenges with cattle grazing and the judicious use of land across Nigeria, MTN Nigeria has launched the MTN Livestock Tracking Solutions (LTS) to assist herdsmen in monitoring and tracking their livestock.
Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings and Founder Tony Elumelu Foundation has called on the United States Congress to pass the ‘Electrify Africa Act’ stating that the passage would make a huge difference in Africa.
A wide range of energy sources exist on the continent. Yet, more than 600 million Africans lack access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. Hundreds of millions are also denied access to basic nutrition, quality education, medical services and sanitation due to lack of adequate energy supply.
Managing Director for Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division of the United Nation International Development Organization, UNIDO, Philippe Scholtes has announced a $2.6 million support fund for rural electricity in Nigeria.
There's a line from a song that's been playing in my mind – bare necessities; these are the bare necessities – for days, now. I can't remember the actual song, or where I heard it; but a couple of situations have made the lyrics that I can actually remember rather apt.
The Federal Government has gotten support for its power program with the signing of an agreement with the United Kingdom on the use of solar energy to provide electricity to rural people.
Shell Nigeria’s Afam VI Power Plant in Rivers State has delivered over 20million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity into the Nigerian grid between its inauguration in 2008 and June 2015, thereby consolidating its position as a leading contributor to the country’s grid generation.
As part of the efforts by the private investors in the power sector to educate electricity consumers on the importance of high quality of electricity equipment installed in homes and offices, Powercell Limited recently gathered electricity consultants and other users of power equipment to sensitise them on the UPS manufactured at ABB’s factory Switzerland.
Barely a month after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)signed agreement withplayers in the power sector in collaboration withthe Ministries of Power and Petroleum Resources as well as the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility (NEMSF), the Bank has signed another agreement with the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country to boost power supply in the country.
This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed memoranda of cooperation with the Eko and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Companies, who together serve nearly one million customers in the Lagos metropolitan area. The agreements formalize the Agency’s partnership with the recently privatized Distribution Companies, both of which previously participated in a USTDA-sponsored reverse trade mission that introduced them to U.S. technologies to help reduce electricity losses on their grids.