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‘Manufacturers In Nigeria Spent Over N67.38bn On Self-Generated Electricity In 2019’

BUSINESS NEWS By Akin Adewakun – Lagos On Sep 10, 2020 The president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ahmed Mansur has stated that over N67.38 billion was spent by members to generate electricity off the national grid, so as to keep their businesses going in 2019. Making the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos at a media …

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Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity but damage the environment

REUTERS/TEMILADE ADELAJA Diesel-run generators are seen in Lagos, Nigeria FEELING SMOG Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity supply but are an environmental hazard By Yinka AdegokeSeptember 30, 2019 In Lagos, the culture of noisy back-up generators is so ingrained there’s unspoken etiquette about showing consideration for neighbors about how long you leave yours on late into …

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School in Lagos where students pay fees with plastic bottles

The inside story of a school in Lagos where students pay school fees with plastic bottles ADEREMI OJEKUNLE  Last Wednesday at 3:56 PM WeCycler weighing pet bottles at Morit international school Balikis Muritala lives in Ajegunle, Lagos State, fries and sells yam for a living, makes less than $2 a day, and finds it hard to …

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Solar power could stabilize Nigeria’s Electricity grid and save it money

May 30, 2019 10.17am EDT Author Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje Research fellow, University College Cork Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country’s epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance. This unreliable …

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Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper

Fred Tanneau / AFP / Getty Images CHARGING AHEAD Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper By Eric Holthaus on Apr 3, 2019 Get yourdaily dose of good newsfrom GristSubscribe To The Beacon Batteries are critical for our clean energy future. Luckily, their cost has dropped so low, we might be …

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