Environmental Justice and Water Conflicts in Africa

In 1964, construction of the Kainji dam, 800 km (497 miles) north of Lagos, was undertaken by a consortium of three Italian companies, Impresit Spa, Girola and Lodigiani, who then merged into Impregilo, together with the Netherlands Engineering Company (NEDCO) and the English firm Balfour Beatty Ltd. The dam, which takes its name from anContinue reading “Environmental Justice and Water Conflicts in Africa”

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Opportunities present themselves during recessions

Nigeria is in a recession. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is expected to confirm this in less than two weeks when it releases the country’s second quarter (Q2) GDP results. The economy had contracted by 0.36 in the first quarter and it could not have done better in the second quarter. “Recession is likeContinue reading “Opportunities present themselves during recessions”

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Africa’s entertainment and media industry have since moved on from tradition

“The line between traditional media and digital media is blurred – consumers want more flexibility and freedom in how they consume content.” – PwC Albums in physical forms don’t really sell anymore. Digital disruption in the music industry over the last decade has changed things. According to a new report by professional services firm, PwC,Continue reading “Africa’s entertainment and media industry have since moved on from tradition”

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From Somaliland to Eritrea, Flydubai has a thing for uncharted routes

When Emirati budget airline Flydubai began operating flights to Somaliland recently, many wondered why the company chose to add the unknown country to its growing African routes. But barely two months after the four times a week flight to Somaliland started, has it proven to be a good business decision. “Flights to Somaliland which weContinue reading “From Somaliland to Eritrea, Flydubai has a thing for uncharted routes”

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Buhari’s people-centric policies may be his greatest undoing

“We will stop corruption and make the ordinary people, the weak and the vulnerable our top priority,” said Muhammadu Buhari while delivering one of the speeches in which he reeled out promises to Nigerians ahead of the 2015 Presidential election. Now president, Buhari is trying his best to stay true to his words but theContinue reading “Buhari’s people-centric policies may be his greatest undoing”

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East Africa’s Fate As Oil Crisis Worsens

Recent oil and gas finds across the East Africa region has positioned it as a lucrative investment destination in Africa. Research has shown that discoveries in the last few years are more than that of any other region in the world, and the boom is expected to continue for the next five years. This impressiveContinue reading “East Africa’s Fate As Oil Crisis Worsens”

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How Africa Is Losing Billions To Conflicts

When American author and poet, Maya Angelou said “I thought if war did not include killing, I’d like to see one every year,” she apparently wasn’t thinking of the economics of war. Conflicts in Africa have led to the squandering of rich mineral, agricultural and human resources that should have benefited the masses, while robbingContinue reading “How Africa Is Losing Billions To Conflicts”

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666, The Electronic Tattoo, RFID Chip, Obama Healthcare Plan; Is the End Here?

Is this the prophecy coming true?  Come to think of it, the other prophecies have been coming true, what stops this from also coming true? I grew up reading the Holy Bible where the mark of the beast was discussed in Revelation 13:16-18, and US President Barack Obama’s Healthcare scheme struck a chord with theContinue reading “666, The Electronic Tattoo, RFID Chip, Obama Healthcare Plan; Is the End Here?”

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Nigeria At 52: The Ministry of Misery

I’ve been like a castle in the air, Heavily laden with despair While you live in vanity fair; You’ve been walking on air, While for me everything is a flying mare. Why is your ministry misery? Everything I give is green, Yet it all ends up gloomy Why are you so mean? Will I everContinue reading “Nigeria At 52: The Ministry of Misery”

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The Yellow Peril; Between The United States and China

Many years ago, I read about the yellow peril in my old dictionary. My dictionary(Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 1973 edition) defined the yellow peril as the supposed danger that the very large number of people in eastern Asia will destroy or take over the civilizations of the Western countries. The events that have unfoldedContinue reading “The Yellow Peril; Between The United States and China”

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