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Eta-Zuma Group is developing an on-grid coal power plant in Itobe, Kogi state, with 1,200mw installed capacity and having provisions for expansion to 3,000mw. The federal government has assured Nigerians and potential investors of its commitment to the coal-to-power initiative, aimed at utilizing the abundant coal reserves spread across nine states in Nigeria...

I must tell you that if Nigeria wants to solve the unemployment problem, it must actively engage and actively provide the enabling environment and put policies in place to support mining and agriculture. These two industries in all parts of the world have always generated the highest number of employment. Petroleum does not generate a lot of jobs. It can give you a lot of money but it does not generate a lot of jobs. Mining, on the other hand, has several value chains from the time of mining, loading, processing and other activities...

Dr. Innocent Ezuma, the Executive Director of Zuma Steel Company, a co-buyer of the Jos Steel Rolling Mills has cleared the air of various allegations leveled against him on his business acquisition of Jos Steel Rolling Mills. In this exclusive interview with the Nigerianvoice.com in his office in Abuja Nigeria, he disclosed that the whole report about his purchase of the company being a scam or fraud is pure blackmail from certain quotas of people who are trying...

The recently constituted National Council on Power (NCOP) has recommended that a minimum of N160 billion be made available to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to take care of its annual expenditure on operations. NCOP however stated that about 75 per cent of such fund, depending on its source should be expended on meeting the capital expenditure (Capex) of TCN in ramping...

The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, said on Monday that appropriate sanctions would be meted to any operator in the power sector found wanting on safety. Amadi spoke at the public presentation of Health and Safety Code for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) in Abuja...

The Minister of Transport, Mr Idris Umar, on Monday urged Nigerians to utilise the opportunities provided by Inland Container Deports/Dry Ports established by Federal Government across the country. Umar made the call during the inauguration of Funtua Freight Station/Dry Port in Katsina State. He said the measure was part of the initiatives aimed at bringing imports and exports …

The Minister of Transport, Mr Idris Umar, on Monday urged Nigerians to utilise the opportunities provided by Inland Container Deports/Dry Ports established by Federal Government across the country. Umar made the call during the inauguration of Funtua Freight Station/Dry Port in Katsina State. He said the measure was part of the initiatives aimed at bringing imports and exports …

Despite the enormous deposits of coal in the country, Nigeria is not yet reckoned with in the global coal production and consumption, as the Statistical Review of World Energy 2014, made no mention of the country's coal potential. According to the Review, coal consumption grew by three percent in 2013, well below the 10-year average of 3.9 percent, but it is still the …

Chineme Okafor writes that of the six countries slated to start off the United States broad-based partnership to increase access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa through Power Africa, Nigeria with on-going reforms in her power sector stands a good chance to exploit the advantages offered in the new initiative Structural reforms as was recently stated by the Director General of …