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Nigerian Senate calls for inclusion of nuclear in energy mix

Nigerian Senate calls for inclusion of nuclear in energy mix

The Senate of Nigeria has called on the government to consider the inclusion of nuclear power in the country's energy mix. In resolutions agreed yesterday, it asked the government to give the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission a mandate to ensure timely talks with nuclear reactor vendors.

Nuclear Policies 21 November 2019


Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

The operator of the Nigerian Research Reactor-1, known as NIRR-1, has shown a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low-enriched uranium as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. It made a number of recommendations to the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission to further enhance safety.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2019


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


IAEA helps Nigeria plan for new research reactor

IAEA helps Nigeria plan for new research reactor

A new peer review service has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency to assist member states in the development of infrastructure for nuclear research reactors. The first Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors mission was carried out last week in Nigeria.

New Nuclear 13 February 2018


Agreements signed for Nigerian nuclear project

Agreements signed for Nigerian nuclear project

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.

New Nuclear 31 October 2017


Nigerian regulator committed to safety, says IAEA

Nigerian regulator committed to safety, says IAEA

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.

Regulation & Safety 12 July 2017


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

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

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'.

Nuclear Policies 31 May 2016


West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

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.

Nuclear Policies 29 July 2015


Rosatom signs international deals

Rosatom signs international deals

Kiriyenko opens AtomExpo 2012 76x48Nigeria signed a cooperation accord with Russia towards the construction of its first nuclear power plant today at the AtomExpo event in Moscow. Bangladesh and South Africa also agreed to extend their nuclear cooperation with Russia.

New Nuclear 04 June 2012