New import duty threatens Nigeria’s N18bn solar market:
Nigeria’s bourgeoning solar market valued at over N18bn is under threat, operators say, due to the imposition of up to 10% import duty on solar panels despite belonging to a classification system which grants it exemption. Consequently, discharge of goods from the ports has been hampered and demurrage charges have risen for operators…
EU bank provides €25 million investment in African off-grid solar
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has this week announced its plans to invest in innovative solar systems to provide power to rural communities on the African continent. The €25m of financing into the San Francisco-based company d.light design will enable the development of solar kits, consisting of panels, lamps and low-energy equipment, such as radios or TVs.
Meningitis, not ‘strange disease’, killed eight in Kano – Official
The Kano State Government says the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis was responsible for the death of eight persons in Dungurawa village of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state. The state commissioner for health, Kabiru Getso, made the disclosure at a news conference in Kano on Wednesday.
NACA advocates increased HIV/AIDS media awareness campaign
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS is advocating to states in the country to increase their HIV/AIDS media awareness campaign, with emphasis on state owned media as vehicles to delivering HIV prevention messages. “Nigeria’s HIV epidemic still remains a major public health challenge, going by the large number of people estimated to be living with the virus in the country.