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Agreements signed for Nigerian nuclear project

New Nuclear

31 October 2017

Russia-Nigeria_agreements_Oct2017-(Rosatom)-48Nigeria and Russia have signed agreements on the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant and a nuclear research centre, including a multi-purpose research reactor, in the African country.

Nigerian nuclear program based on 'safety, security and respect'

Nuclear Policies

31 May 2016

Nigeria wants to develop nuclear power to diversify its energy mix beyond the current mix dominated by fossil and hydro, Franklin Osaisai, head of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, told the AtomExpo conference in Moscow today. He wants Nigerian people to share ownership and management responsibility in a future program based on 'safety, security and respect'.

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2015

The newly created West African Integrated Nuclear Power Group prepared a draft memorandum of understanding and three-year action plan at its first meeting, held last week in Niamey, Niger. The heads of delegations from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal will take the MOU document to their respective governments for signature, which will commit them to proceeding with the initial planning for a regional nuclear power program.

Nigerian regulator committed to safety, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

12 July 2017

Nigeria has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded. However, it noted challenges related to its independence in implementing regulatory decisions and activities.

Niger uranium project receives mining permit

Uranium and Fuel

01 February 2016

Madaouela_drilling_(GoviEx)_48Niger has approved GoviEx's mining permit application for the Madaouela 1 tenement area, the company announced today. The approval means that the project is now fully permitted for construction and production.

'Balanced partnership' for Areva and Niger

Uranium and Fuel

27 May 2014

The Nigerien government and Areva have signed a new partnership that provides Niger with higher sovereign royalty payments from mining operations led by the French state-controlled firm.