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Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how

Emmanuel Graham, York University, Canada, Ismael Ackah, University of Cape Coast, Nathan Andrews, University of Northern British Columbia, Ransford Edward Gyampo, University of Ghana After Ghana discovered oil and gas in 2007, the government and civil society aspired to avoid the “resource curse”. This is when countries have an abundance of non-renewable natural resources but no economic growth. Nigeria, Sudan, Angola,...

Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-COVID-19 game

Africa remains one of the regions least affected by COVID-19, although evidence suggests it is an evolving and growing pandemic. It is now present in all African countries and territories. From the start, the responses across many African countries have mirrored those of other countries where the pandemic has been more prevalent. These measures generally include the promotion of social...

Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge construction begins early 2021

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Says The Construction Of Fourth Mainland Bridge Will Start In The First Quarter Of 2021. Hamzat Said This While Discussing Gov. Babajide Sanwo Olu/dr Obafemi Hamzat’s Administration In The Last One Year On An Online Show Tagged: ”covinspiration” On Tuesday. The Show Was Moderated By Dayo Israel, A UN Special Representative...

A brief history of the coronavirus family – including one pandemic we might have missed

Scientists have known of the human coronavirus since the 1960s. But only rarely has it garnered wider recognition over the past half a century. One example was in 2003, when the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) caused an outbreak of the disease severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in mainland China and Hong Kong. Another was in 2012, when the...

Renewvia receives $1.2 million commitment from All On to electrify communities in the Niger Delta

Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, and All On, a Nigerian off-grid impact investor, today announced a partnership to electrify rural communities unserved by conventional utilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The agreement includes a commitment of $1.2 million from All On to enable Renewvia to develop and operate solar minigrids to bring clean energy, and ultimately...

Can Yemen’s Oil Industry Make a Comeback?

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt an immense blow to businesses and nations all around the planet, yet there is one specific sphere where it might actually deliver some positive outcomes – namely, ending long-standing and costly wars. The Yemeni civil war, one of the most sanguinary conflicts of the 21st century that has rekindled internecine distrust and elevated regional...

Women in Energy Network unhappy with women exclusion in the NNPC reconstituted board

The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari on the reconstitution of the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) following the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. President of WIEN, Mrs. Funmi Ogbue in a statement thanked the President for committing at several fora to ensure that more women are...

FG extends lockdown by 2 Weeks: begins gradual opening of the economy

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The Federal Government has extended the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown across the country by two additional weeks. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who also doubles as the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF). He made the disclosure during the COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday in Abuja. The...

Buratai inspects local construction of combat vehicles in Maiduguri

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inspected ongoing manufacture and repairs/overhaul of combat vehicles in Maiduguri, Borno. The combat vehicles include Armoured Personnel Carriers and mine resistant anti Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) by Army Engineers in Maiduguri. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said this in a statement on Saturday. Musa said that the work was...

Elon Musk ‘overcome with emotion’ after SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch

You'd be, too, when 18 years of work pays off like this. SpaceX founder Elon Musk was choked up with emotion after his company successfully launched astronauts to space for the first time on Saturday (May 30). "I'm really quite overcome with emotion on this day, so it's kind of hard to talk, frankly," Musk said in a post-launch press conference...

Traffic Congestion: Sanwo-Olu flags off construction of Regional Road

On Saturday, the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu flagged off the construction of the long-awaited Regional Road in Lekki region, a critical infrastructure proposed in the Lekki-Epe master plan aimed at decongesting traffic gridlocks in the entire Eti Osa Local Government Area. At a groundbreaking ceremony held on the project site, the Governor described the development as “a manifestation” of his...

Babagana Zulum: A different view of servant leadership

Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state is making news for all the right reasons. Ordinarily this shouldn’t make headlines, because as a professor, the highest academic achievement possible in Nigeria, nothing less is expected of him. But this isn’t always the case, we have had highly educated Nigerians, who promised heaven on Earth for their electorate...

President Buhari reconstitutes NNPC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has reconstituted the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) following the expiration of the previous board appointed in 2016. According to a statement signed by Buhari’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the appointment is for three years. The statement issued on Saturday listed six representatives from all Geopolitical zones. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved...

BREAKING: Former NNPC GMD Dr. Maikanti Baru Is dead

Immediate past Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Engr. Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru is dead. His successor, Mele Kyari made the announcement through his verified Twitter handle early Saturday. According to him, Baru died late last night. “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night. He...

Einstein’s two mistakes

Scientific research is based on the relationship between the reality of nature, as it is observed, and a representation of this reality, formulated by a theory in mathematical language. If all the consequences of the theory are experimentally proven, it is considered as validated. This approach, which has been used for nearly four centuries, has built a consistent body...