Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Major energy projects for Kano

03 March 2016, 20:43

Abuja - Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has welcomed the multi-billion dollar investment announced to increase access to energy in the region.

Blackstone and Dangote Industries on Wednesday in Kano announced a commitment by Black Rhino, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners, to jointly invest up to $10 billion in energy infrastructure projects in the state and across East-South Nigeria.

“The project will bail Kano State out of its prevailing economic depression and uplift the state to another level of economic prosperity and development,” said Ganduje.

Also read: Germany endorses Nigeria energy programmes

“Now that the national economy is dwindling, we have no better way to revive it than to invest in agriculture and resuscitate our industries,”

the governor added.

He pledged the state government would provide land, among other inputs, to enable the project to materialise.

Ganduje pointed out power was crucial to the survival.

He said the state government is making efforts to provide electricity through the ongoing multi-billion Naira Independent Power projects at Tiga and Challawa.

These generate 35 megawatts of electricity.




- CAJ News

Tags abuja energy

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...