Nigeria – Petroleum industry records 95% of nuclear licenses – NNRA

2018/08/12 – The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) on Monday said that 95% of the nuclear licenses it has issued are for the petroleum industry. 

Its Director-General, Prof. Lawrence Dim, who made this known to reporters said that although other industries such as the beverage, breweries and paper mills also use nuclear materials, the oil and gas industry deploys nuclear materials heavily for well-logging and radioactivity.  Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – Petroleum industry records 95% of nuclear licenses – NNRA »

Russia/Nigeria – Nigeria’s nuclear power programme receives Rosatom approval

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 »

Nuclear/Africa : African Universities Meet to Prompt Human Resource Development in Nuclear Science and Technology with IAEA Support

2018/09/11 – A shortage of qualified workers in nuclear science and technology remains a significant challenge common to several African IAEA Member States. Additionally, education and training often rely on foreign educational institutions and on training provided in other regions.

With the support of the IAEA, a first-of-a-kind meeting focusing on means to address these human resource development needs in Africa, gathered Vice-Chancellors of African universities and representatives of regional bodies involved in education and training on 25-26 June 2018. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear/Africa : African Universities Meet to Prompt Human Resource Development in Nuclear Science and Technology with IAEA Support »

Canadian firm, StarCore proposes 23 mini nuclear power plants for Nigeria

2018/06/15 – Canadian Company, StarCore Nuclear Inc. has proposed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the rollout of 23 small modular reactor nuclear power stations to help provide electricity supply which will be accessible to millions of Nigerians who currently have unreliable or no access to electricity. Continuer à lire … « Canadian firm, StarCore proposes 23 mini nuclear power plants for Nigeria »

Africa/Russia: Lavrov embarks on tour of African countries to discuss ways to boost trade (05/03)

03/09/2018 – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plans to discuss the fight against terrorism and ways to boost trade and economic cooperation during this tour of African countries beginning on Monday, as he himself said in an interview with the Hommes d’Afrique Magazine. Continuer à lire … « Africa/Russia: Lavrov embarks on tour of African countries to discuss ways to boost trade (05/03) »