Niger (i/ˈnaɪdʒər/ or /niːˈʒɛər/;French:[niʒɛʁ]), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000km2, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of 17,138,707 is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in the far-southwest corner of Niger.
Niger is a developing country, and is consistently one of the lowest-ranked in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI); it was ranked last at 187th for 2013. Much of the non-desert portions of the country are threatened by periodic drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence and some export agriculture clustered in the more fertile south, and the export of raw materials, especially uranium ore. Niger faces serious challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, high fertility rates and resulting overpopulation without birth control, poor education and poverty of its people, lack of infrastructure, poor health care, and environmental degradation.
Niger, is term taken from the Niger River, which also refers to one of Africa's five political, Sports, and Geographical regions. Other administrative divisions include the Sahara, Congo, Nile, and the Kalahari regions.
•Gas shortage cripples operations of power plants in South-west ...Minister of Power, Mr ... Also yesterday, the Managing Director of the NigerDelta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Mr ... All the power plants in the South-west are non-functional as a result of gas constraints, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has said.
Ugwem Eneyo, co-founder and CEO, SHYFT Power Solutions (LinkedIn) ...Growing up in the NigerDelta exposed Eneyo early in life to the realities of both grid failure and the ecological and social devastation caused by the oil and gas industry ... Jessica Matthews, founder and CEO, Uncharted Power (LinkedIn).
PHED is the power distribution company serving some 14 million electricity consumers in four states ... The management of the company also said it has entered into a bilateral agreement with the NigerDeltaPowerHolding Company (NDPHC) aimed at taking power supply in the state to the next level.
As vandals target armoured cables in most parts of the NigerDelta, causing frequent power outages that last for weeks and months, the Port HarcourtElectricityDistributionCompany (PHED) has made good its threat to take the war to energy thieves and those who vandalise its sensitive facilities ... N ... He is an only son and only child.
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the NigerDelta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled ...Today, Shell is still gas flaring in the Niger Delta.
Dan Rosa, CEO and co-founder of Oolu, said ... Leo Schiefermueller, Director of RP GlobalAfrica, comments ... “Their success across the region and Nigeria gives All On the confidence that this investment will further enhance our commitment to enabling the deployment of affordable off- grid power solutions in the NigerDelta and Nigeria as a whole.” .
All writers from the NigerDelta region of Nigeria are typically activists fighting for their communities ... Like a prophet with uncanny powers, he led the way for the reversal of the anticipated negative prediction - especially in the Niger Delta - by championing solutions to the region's economic, social and environmental problems.