Energy Poverty in It’s Core: A Challenge and Huge Opportunity for Growth

(Cade Adams Agbugba). Stuttgart - Over the past years, interest has grown in the potential for the renewable energy industry to create jobs. Governments are seeking win-win solutions to the dual challenge of high unemployment and climate change. By 2010, US$ 51 billion had been pledged to renewables in stimulus packages (UNEP, SEFI & BNEF, 2010), and by early 2011 there were 119 countries...

Nigeria Girls Who Fled Boko Haram Look To Brighter Future

(AFP) - A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes. But the teenager's life now is one that was unimaginable 12 months ago. On April 14 last year, she was in a packed dormitory at the Government Girls Secondary...

On The Oba Of Lagos – By Chimamanda Adichie

A few days ago, the Oba of Lagos threatened Igbo leaders. If they did not vote for his governorship candidate in Lagos, he said, they would be thrown into the lagoon. His entire speech was a flagrant performance of disregard. His words said, in effect: I think so little of you that I don’t have to cajole you but will...

‘Change’ Unseated Nigeria’s President, But May Be Slow In Coming

(NIGERIA MOMENT). ALJAZEERA: ABUJA, Nigeria — Muhammadu Buhari won an upset victory over Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan this week using a catchphrase that’s familiar to anyone who’s paid attention to American politics over the past eight years: “change.” Buhari leveraged the same slogan used to much success by Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign to unseat Jonathan and his ruling People's Democratic...

Ukaegbu Electoral Table: Jega Bows To Superior Computation And Suspends Allocation 30,000 Polling Units

(NIGERIA MOMENT). After making lopsided proposal to allocate 30,000 new polling units, the INEC Chairman has finally bowed to pressure prompted by superior computation on how the polling units ought to be computed accurately for equitable distribution and at the same time achieve the same result. The computation known as "Ukaegbu Electoral Table"  and shown herewith was first released on this...

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