17/09/2019 – As part of plans by the federal government to improve electricity generation through nuclear means, ROSATOM, a Russian government-owned nuclear energy firm, has begun training of Nigerian professionals and youths in that regard. Continuer à lire … « Russian firm trains Nigerians on nuclear energy »
27/08/2019 – The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has warned that Nigeria’s decision to build nuclear power plants to augment poor electric power supply in the country will result in mishaps similar to the Arkhangelsk region explosion in Russia recently which led to a spike in radiation levels and mass evacuation of communities near the facility. Continuer à lire … « Russia nuclear mishap, foretaste of what Rosatom-Nigeria deal will unleash —ERA/FoEN »
2018/08/10 – Nigeria is following the right measures in its drive to acquire nuclear power, Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy corporation renowned for the construction of nuclear power plants, has said.
According to the firm, the development of Nigeria’s nuclear energy programme, which commenced about 10 years ago, has shown that the Federal Government is committed to generating electricity from nuclear sources. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Nigeria – Nigeria’s nuclear power programme receives Rosatom approval »
2018/08/30 – Nigeria has restated its calls for the total elimination of nuclear weapons to engender a peaceful and secured world.
Amb. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Other International Organisations, stated this in Gemeva at the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Continuer à lire … « Nigeria restates call for total elimination of nuclear weapons »
2018/08/26 – Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant.
Governments across the continent are devising development policies to become middle-income countries in the medium term. Socioeconomic growth comes with a rise in energy demand—and a need for a reliable and sustainable energy supply. Continuer à lire … « Is Africa ready for nuclear energy? »
2018/07/16 – Rosatom—Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation—has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of African nations to build nuclear power plants within their borders. I spoke to David Himbara, a professor of international development and African energy activist, about the likelihood of Rosatom actually building these nuclear plants. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear Power in Africa? #Uranium #Russia »
2018/05/03 – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has carried out an eight-day mission to Niger to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear energy programme.
Niger’s economic development is hampered by a lack of consistent electricity supply and the country is considering a potential role for nuclear power in its energy mix. Continuer à lire … « Niger – IAEA helps Niger plan nuclear energy programme »