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Croatia thrashing means nothing now – Luis Enrique

Spain head coach Luis Enrique

The Roja ran out easy winners in the corresponding fixture back in September, but their coach has warned his charges to be on their guard

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Osheku Certified As Athletics Statistician

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The Association of Track and Field Statisticians (ATFS) has certified respected athletics coach, Chief Anthony Osheku as its newest member in Nigeria. The certification brings to two the number of track and field statisticians in Nigeria who have enjoyed global recognition from the international body.The first was Samuel Ademolu Fatunla who worked for over 20 […]

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Ambrose Backs Hibernian To Bounce Back from Winless Run; Tips Eagles To Beat Bafana

Ambrose Backs Hibernian To Bounce Back from Winless Run; Tips Eagles To Beat Bafana

By Johnny Edward:   Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has backed his Scottish Premier League club Hibernian to bounce back from their winless streak of four games when they return from the international break, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.    Hibernian have failed to record  a game in their last four games in the Scottish Premier League, and they currently […]

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Poverty Not An Excuse For Human Trafficking — Cardinal Onaiyekan

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His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, says that neither poverty nor any form of hardship is an acceptable excuse for Nigerians to engage in human trafficking.

Onaiyekan made the assertion on Wednesday in Abuja during the First Africa Regional Conference of the Santa Marta Group in Collaboration with the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN).

The two-day conference has the theme: “Church and State Working Together to Restore Dignity to Trafficked Persons�.

According to Onaiyekan, all hands must be on deck to combat the worrisome degree of trafficking, especially in humans, as it has to do with the dignity of a person.

He said the first problem in human trafficking was not poverty, because if it was poverty then, “how come all the victims that ended up being trafficked paid to be trafficked?�.

According to him, these victims either pay from their own savings or their families put this money together with the expectation that when this particular son/daughter gets to Europe, he/she will pull them out of poverty.

“This kind of thing happens in Nigeria and maybe, if one or two cases have succeeded, others emulate the same process.

“But, the reality is that in each success story of a  young man/lady who goes abroad and comes back to ride a big car here at home, there are also hundreds of others left behind there who will never come back home.

“ It is believed that, that’s the only way to make big and quick money so, people are ready to take the risks in selling all their properties, including their family land just for their children to go abroad.

“ Why was the land not sold for the family to get into meaningful trade for their sons/daughters here in Nigeria?

“A person who has a landed property has something, poverty cannot be the cause of human trafficking when the victims have the money to pay to be trafficked,� he said.

Onaiyekan said that people had attributed poverty, lack of education, immigration policy, environmental conditions, fractured families and lack of good job opportunities as the real causes of human trafficking.

“There is no doubt that these conditions create a toxic cocktail of vulnerability that makes it easier for human traffickers to exploit their victims,“ he said.

According to him, human trafficking needs to be put within the context of the modern increase in human mobility, which is largely due to progress in means of transportation, communication and the ever-growing accompanying process of globalisation.

“People now move around the planet with ever greater ease; most people move legally, doing their legitimate business in their host countries, for the benefit of all concerned.

“ We should not allow the relatively few problematic cases to close our eyes to this large positive picture of the presence of immigrants in many countries of Europe and America,� he said.

According to Onaiyekan, problems also arise when people are unable to move freely and legally to their desired destination as they end up seeking other ways to reach their objective.

“The flow of movement is mainly along these lines: from poor nation to relatively more affluent ones, this means mainly from Africa to Europe; from war-torn areas for refuge elsewhere, example, Middle East, Eritrea, Eastern Congo.

“From places with natural disaster, including drought, floods and many forms of climate change; in almost all these cases, human traffickers infiltrate and exploit the vulnerable victims.

“It will soon become modern slavery buying and selling of human beings, like cattle; we still remember the disgraceful slave markets of Libya,� he bemoaned.

The archbishop urged the Federal Government to put measures to stem the factors that make young people desperate to migrate illegally.

“The Federal Government must know that the major factors that make young people desperate to leave the country for greener pasture is unemployment and uncertain future.

“The government, in finding lasting solution to human trafficking problem must first and foremost tackle unemployment, of which the rate becomes alarming by the day.

“Now, people are fighting for increment in the minimum wage, but nobody is talking about unemployment in the Nigeria because they don’t have a body as a group to fight for them,’’ he said.

He advised government at all levels to create jobs as a way of discouraging people, especially youths from this modern human slavery.

The cleric also urged Nigerians not to leave the fight against human trafficking alone to the Federal Government, but they should collaborate with the government and other relevant agencies to put an end to it.

Onaiyekan also advised clerics to use their sermons to create awareness on human trafficking, its dangers and consequences.

He said that the knowledge about trafficking framed in a compassionate way for young people within the churches and communities would open doors for dialogue with vulnerable children and teens.

“There is urgent need to involve the church  and well-meaning Nigerians in the fight against human trafficking as the fight involves the society and the government.

“With the support of the government at all levels, the church and relevant agencies will be effectively equipped to combat human trafficking.

“We call on all Nigerians to report suspected cases of human trafficking to relevant agencies for proper investigation and possible prosecution,� he said.

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You can trust me, Mr Peter Obi to fix our economy , says Atiku

You can trust me, Mr Peter Obi to fix our economy , says Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar says his commitment is to fix the ailing Nigerian economy.

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Five allegedly killed as two communities clash in Cross River

No fewer than five persons have been allegedly killed and several others missing in a communal clash that ensued between the people of Ebijakara, Ebom and Usumutong communities in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State. The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when the people of Ebom, who had been refugees […]

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Sex-for-marks Scandal: ICPC to arraign ex OAU Professor

Former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard Akindele<br />allegedly demanding sex from one of his students, Ms Monica Osagie

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will on Monday, Nov. 19 arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo.

He is to be arraigned for allegedly demanding sex from one of his students, Ms Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result from fail to pass.
Spokesperson for the Commission, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to her, Akindele will be docked based on a three-count charge having been accused of using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand for sexual benefit from a student.

The Commission said his actions were contrary to Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and are punishable under the same sections.

One of the counts reads, “That you, professor Akindele, on or about the Sept. 16 2017 at Ile-Ife did corruptly ask for sexual benefits for yourself from Ms. Monica Osagie on account of favour to be afterwards shown to her by you in the discharge of your official duties as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, to wit.

“This altered her academic grades in the course with code MBA 632- Research Method from fail to pass; and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8(1)(a)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.�

The spokesperson said the the 57-year-old professor had asked for plea-bargain having admitted guilt.

She added that Akindele also cited ill-health as a factor that might make him unable to stand the rigours of prison life, notifying the commission through his lawyer, Omotayo Alade-Fawole.

He pleaded that his prayers for plea-bargain be considered, more so as he was already serving punishment for his offence having been sacked by the university.

“It would be recalled that in an interview granted The Punch newspaper, Osagie had expressed a lack of confidence in the capacity of ICPC to give a fair hearing.

“This public announcement of Akindele’s impending arraignment is in fulfillment of the commission’s promise to the public in a rejoinder in the same newspaper dated Sept. 7, 2018 to avail them of the outcome of the investigation in due time.�

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Chelsea and Everton among Arnautovic suitors, claims agent

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic

The West Ham forward is ready to move on to a bigger club, according to his representative

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Diabetes: Obaseki Assures Health Sector Initiatives Will Ease Burden

  The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the various initiatives in the state’s health sector will ease the burden of diabetes disease among sufferers, urging lifestyle changes to keep the disease at bay. Obaseki gave the assurance in commemoration of the United Nations World Diabetes Day, observed on November 14, each […]

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Strike: FG opens talks with ASUU

ASUU wages wageThe Federal Government has opened talks with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on how to resolve the ongoing strike by the lecturers.

ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who confirmed the development on Wednesday said a meeting has been scheduled for 1:00 pm at the instance of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and the government negotiating team.

The Federal Government had in reaction to the strike, said the demands of Union were high in view of the current economic crisis being faced in the country, seeking fresh negotiation with ASUU.

Ogunyemi, however, said the N20 billion released by the Federal Government in September 2018 was not an issue and that N200 billion ought to have been released in October 2017.

ALSO READ: 60 per cent of Nigeria undergraduate projects are plagiarised — Okebukola

This the Union said was in line with the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at which Government agreed to inject N1.3 trillion to fund universities at N220 billion yearly for five years.

ASUU said if the government fails to fund public universities the situation on campuses might degenerate worse than the already poor quality teaching and learning obviously in the majority of public primary and secondary schools, where even government officials prefer to patronize private schools

ASUU President insisted that the ‘No work no pay’ threat by the Federal Government could not be directed at the lecturers as the industrial action is legal in Nigerian labour law and international conventions which Nigeria is a signatory

He said he was hopeful that the meeting scheduled for Thursday will be used to deliberate on resolving the issues at stake and not to continue to raise the alarm that past administrations made bogus agreements with the university teachers.

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LIMCAF expanding beyond limits … as Shyllon, Achebe urge govt to support art

LIMCAF expanding beyond limits … as Shyllon, Achebe urge govt to support art

THE 2018 grand finale of Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) has come and gone , but the memories of the festival which is regarded as the longest running art festival in the country will to linger in the minds of many art lovers.

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Philip Chiyangwa on funding Zimbabwe to the Afcon

Zimbabwe need at least a point in Monrovia to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals for the fourth time

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Job Vacancies at Box Residence Hotels

We are a boutique style luxury property located in the heart of the Lekki of Lagos, We are few blocks away from VFS Global, diplomat Office, 3 minutes drive from Nike Art Gallery, Lekki 3rd Roundabout. We offer exclusive and affordable rooms and two beded apartments to our distinguished guests. Our property is renowned for it’s convenient and strategic location in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
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Experts Laud Edo Govt’s Job Creation Drive, Chart Pathway For Sustainability

Experts drawn from the organised private sector, multilateral organisations and grant-making firms, have lauded the job creation drive of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in Edo State, urging for intervention in agriculture, gender issues to sustain the gains that have been made. This was the submission by experts during a policy session moderated by Afolabi […]

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Afreximbank Inaugurates $15m Facility To Increase Viability, Bankability Of African Projects

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has inaugurated a 15million dollar project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of a viable and well-prepared projects in Africa that is bankable and attractive to investors.

Prof. Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank’s President said this in a statement signed by the bank’s Head of Media, Mr Obi Emekekwue on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Afreximbank Project Preparation Facility (APPF), was inaugurated in Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov. 8, on the side-lines of the Africa Investment Forum.

It aims at providing technical and financial support to early stage companies in the preparation and development of projects from conceptual stage to bankability stage to attract interest from equity investors and debt financiers.

Afreximbank has set up the APPF with an initial seed capital investment of up to 15 million dollars.

The statement quoted Oramah as saying “the facility would support transactions that sought to implement logistical platforms that supported export growth and diversification’’.

He said it could also support transactions that facilitated the assimilation of African commodities into global value chains, or increased the volume and flow of tradable goods and services along Africa’s trade corridors.

According Oramah, the facility supports Afreximbank’s mandate and strategy which seeks to promote intra-African trade, industrialisation and export development activities in the continent.

The statement also quoted Mr Tshepo Mahloele, the Chief Executive Officer of Harith General Partners, a leading pan-African infrastructure developer as commending the APPF.

Mahloele said the facility was a bold step in the right direction to assist Africa to unleash its full potential through de-risking of investments early on in the project preparation cycle.

He said the project preparation step was often overlooked in the pursuit of quick returns, and Harith was ensuring an efficient and professional preparation of infrastructure projects.

According to him, Africa has long been at the mercy of poor planning, leading to infrastructure project backlogs that has limited Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth by at least two per cent per annum.

Also speaking, Mr Zitto Alfayo, the Manager, Project Finance, said that the APPF would be operated on full cost recovery basis and would be primarily open to African governments, public-private partnerships and private corporates.

Alfayo said Afreximbank’s intervention would complement the on-going project preparation initiatives and culminate in shortening the project preparation cycle, thereby fast-tracking Africa economic development.

NAN reports that the specific sectors of intervention were activities related to development of logistical platforms.

The platforms include industrial parks, value added projects supporting manufacturing and services exports, tradable services, ICT and trade enabling infrastructure encompassing energy, transport and logistics sectors.

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2019 Budget: Kano Gov presents N219.7bn before State Assembly

2019 Budget: Kano Gov presents N219.7bn before State Assembly

Kano state Governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has Wednesday presented N219.7bn for the 2019 budget before the State House of Assembly which is tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development”.

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Rooney to wear number 10 shirt against USA and receive armband from Delph

Wayne Rooney in England training

The former Manchester United star is gearing up for an emotional farewell to international football, which he will finish as Three Lions skipper

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The YNaija Cover – the 14th of November

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Tony Nwulu, Eunice Atuejide, Adebo Ogundoyin… see the #YNaijaPowerList2018 for Politics

 

#YNaijaPowerList2018: Davido, Genevieve Nnaji, Wizkid… These are the 10 most powerful people in entertainment

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Gareth Southgate: Disappointing that Wayne Rooney has to defend his England inclusion

England manager Gareth Southgate says it is “disappointing to see Wayne Rooney have to defend his inclusion” in the squad for his farewell game.
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Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

[FILE PHOTO] Roberto Moreno Ramos, 64, was due to be put to death by lethal injection at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT Thursday) in the penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas.

The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights groups.

Roberto Moreno Ramos, 64, was due to be put to death by lethal injection at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT Thursday) in the penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas.

He was sentenced to death for bludgeoning his wife and two of their children, aged seven and three, with a sledgehammer in 1992 in the town of Progresso, near the Mexican border, where the family had been living for several years.

He hid the bodies under the tiling of the bathroom in their house and three days later married his mistress, who had no idea he was married. The bodies were only found two months later.

During his 25 years on death row, his lawyers have argued in vain that he suffers from brain damage and is bipolar.

Mexico, and its human rights defenders, have long decried the fact that Ramos was not informed that he could have access to legal aid from the Mexican consulate, a right guaranteed by the 1963 Geneva Convention of which the US is a signatory.

His execution would constitute “a flagrant violation of human rights and international law,” said the Mexican government on Monday.

UN experts have said the execution would be “arbitrary” while the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights called on Texas to “fully respect its international human rights obligations.”

In 2003, the Mexican government took Ramos’ case, and the cases of 50 other Mexicans on death row in the United States, to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

The court agreed that they had been denied their consular rights and ordered their cases to be re-examined.

But the US Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that US states were not obliged to implement decisions of the ICJ.

Since then, five Mexican nationals have been executed, all of them in Texas, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).

Twenty people have been executed so far this year in the United States, 10 of them in Texas.

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Nigeria Travel Week to honour young tourism personality, others on Nov 23

Preparations for the second edition of the Nigeria Travel Week (NTW) has reached an advanced stage for the tourism event that opens on November 23 at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Lagos, spanning November 24.

This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of NTW, Efe Ahwana, who said that the major event for the first day of the two days gathering is the tourism roundtable, which will feature a number of panellists.

The list includes Prince Yemisi Shyllon of OYASAF, Desmond  Majekodumi of LUFASI Park, Jon Howell of Aviadev Africa, Tana Forsuelo of Wavecrest College of Hospitality, Robin Campbell of Nigeria Field Society and Bernard Bankole of Finchglow Travels.

ALSO READ: Oronna-Ilaro Festival rebrands, targets tourists

The climax of the day, according to him, is the Balearica Awards, also known as the Nigeria Tourism Awards, which will hold by 5:00 pm. For this year, Awhana said that it is only the non – voting category that will be awarded while the voting categories will be put on hold due to the inability to conclude work on them.

Areas to be awarded on the day are Young Tourism Personality of the year, Royal Support for tourism, Best Tourism Governor of the year, Lifetime Achievement, Tourism Personality of the year and the Best Travel Blog.

The second day will feature a tour to Tarkwa Bay where a number of activities have been lined up, including a novelty beach football match between travel professionals and travel influencers

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Atiku vs Buhari: Ohanaeze, other Igbo groups take final position

The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and other groups such as the Igbo Leaders of Thought; the political elite; the intelligentsia; women groups, religious leaders, among others, have resolved to support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi in the 2019. The Igbo […]

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2019 Afribary Limited Campus Ambassador Program

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EFCC Insists Justice Yinusa Collected Bribe Through His Account

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The Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday declined telling a Lagos Special Offences Court the owner of the account used in sending alleged bribe to embattled Federal High Court Judge,  Justice Mohammed Yinusa.
The anti-war graft agency said this when confronted with a sworn affidavit deposed to one Mohammed Awal Yinusa who claimed to be the bonafide owner of an Access Bank account which EFCC claimed Justice Yinusa used in collecting bribes from two senior lawyers.
He, however, maintained that the judge received the money through his Access Bank account.
Justice Yinusa is standing trial before an Ikeja Special for allegedly collecting bribes from former Senior Advocate of Nigeria,  Joseph Nwobike and another Senior Advocate, Rickey Tarfa.
The embattled Judge is standing trial alongside Esther Agbor,  a staff of Tarfa’a chambers who was accused of paying N1. 5 million into his account.
During Wednesday’s proceedings while being  cross-examined by Agbor’s counsel,  J. O Odubela SAN, Moses Awolusi an EFCC investigator  was shown the sworn affidavit deposed to by  Mohammed Awal Yinusa
In the affidavit, Yinusa (the owner of the account)  said he is a legal practitioner who was called to bar in 2010.
The deponent also averred that he was employed as a counsel in Rickey Tarfa’a chambers.
He further stated that he got admission to further his career at Abu Bayero University and he notified the chamber where he works.
Specifically,  the deponent averred that on the 7th of January he supplied his employers with his Access Bank account where the sum of N225,000 was paid in order for him to use it to augment his expenses for the LLM course.
The deponent further attached his statement of account and his account opening mandate bearing his passport photograph was attached to the sworn affidavit
Awolusi admitted that the affidavit was sent to the EFCC but maintained that the account belonged to Justice Yinusa.
“My Lord Justice Yinusa admitted during the investigation that he collected the said sum from the Chambers of Rickey Tarfa for his father’s burial.
” Even the learned Senior Advocate (pointing to Odubela) who works for Rickey Tarfa’s Chambers admitted that they indeed paid the said sum into Justice Yinusa’s account.
“Mr.  Odubela deposed to that affidavit and admitted that they paid the money into the Judge’s account. “
“I know for a fact that N225,000 was paid into Yinusa’s account and Yinusa replied via a text message saying, ” thank you my learned SAN.”
Awolusi also maintained that during investigation,  that the account mandate was obtained,  but however declined to say whose name was on it.
Odubela went on further to ask Awolusi if he was aware that Justice Adebiyi of the Ikeja High Court in her judgement in April 2018 in the case of EFCC vs Joseph Nwobike had ruled that EFCC failed to prove that Nwobike bribed Yinusa with N750, 000.
To which Awolusi said he was not aware.
At the last adjourned date,  the court had subpoenaed EFCC to furnish the court with the Certified True Copies of the investigation report for the 24th of February and the 22nd of June 2016.
But Awolusi at Wednesday’s proceedings brought reports for March 2016.
EFCC prosecutor,  Wahab Shittu told the court that Subpoena was served on the Commission very late, adding that what was tendered was all they could lay their hands on.
The presiding Judge,  Justice Sherifat Solebo ordered that the certified true copies shoukd be made available or the trial would be stalled at the next adjourned date
The matter was thereafter adjourned till December 10 for continuation of trial.

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Wayne Rooney: England record goalscorer to be captain during farewell appearance

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side when he comes on to make his 120th and last appearance.
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UNIBEN to honour Oba Ewuare II, others

UNIBEN to honour Oba Ewuare II, others

Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, is among dignitaries to be honoured at the 44th Convocation and 48th Founder’s Day ceremonies of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Farraday Orumwense‎, has said.

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FG determined to transform NIPOST into world best – Minister

[FILE PHOTO] Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu.

The Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, says the Federal Government is determined to transform Nigeria’s postal sector into one of the most efficient and viable sectors of the Nigerian economy and the best in the world.

Shittu said this in a statement issued by Amina Othman, Head, Public Communications, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to the statement, Shittu said this at the signing of the contract agreement between BPE and KPMG – the Transaction Adviser for the postal sector reforms and the restructuring/modernisation of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

Shittu, who is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee, implored KPMG to demonstrate competence, commitment and efficiency in the execution of the project.

He said the objectives of the transaction were to prepare NIPOST for corporatisation by providing advice and support for the short term restructuring of the enterprise.

Another objective is to provide the requisite advice for the Federal Government to implement the restructuring and of NIPOST in a manner that is consistent with international best practices.

He said it would also offer advice in core operational areas so that NIPOST could be effectively run in the post-restructuring and modernisation era.

“This will make it commercially viable and attractive to customers, while still discharging the social services expected of a government agency,� said the minister.

He said the timeline for the execution of the project was six months.

Shittu added that the committee and all other stakeholders involved in the exercise were committed to working with the organisation to ensure that the project was delivered as scheduled.

Mr Alex Okoh, the Director General, BPE, said the event marked a significant milestone towards the implementation of the postal sector reform in Nigeria.

According to him, the bureau is committed to ensuring that the principle of integrity, professionalism and accountability which played out through the selection process of the transaction adviser is maintained.

This, he said, was aimed at transforming NIPOST into one of the best integrated postal service providers in the world.

“As the agency charged with the mandate of reforming the nation’s postal sector, the bureau will see to the ultimate modernisation and restructuring of NIPOST,� said Okoh.

He recalled that the project commenced with the setting up and inauguration of a Steering Committee and Project Delivery Team (PDT) as approved by the National Council on Privatisation (NCP).

He said that the success of the postal sector reform hinges on the dexterity and commitment of the transaction adviser.

He also appealed to all those involved in the project to deploy creative thinking, unflinching commitment and zeal in the prompt delivery of the assignment.

Okoh commended the minister for his unwavering support and commitment to the project.

The BPE was created through the Public Enterprises (Privatisation and Commercialisation) Act 1999, to diversify the economy and strengthen the private sector as Nigeria’s engine of growth and economic driver.

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FG’s TraderMoni Excites Lagos Traders

Beneficiaries of the federal government’s N10,000 interest-free loans, otherwise known as TraderMoni in Lagos are excites about the loans, saying they have plans to invest in small scale businesses. The traders who spoke to LEADERSHIP at Obalende, Makoko (Asejire) and Oyingbo markets in Lagos, on Wednesday when the TraderMoni team led by the Vice President, […]

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Reus and Kroos to sit out Germany's clash with Russia

Marco Reus in action for Germany

The Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid stars are set for a rest in international week, with the hope they will be available for the UEFA Nations League

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Times Multimedia, owners of Folio.ng announces partnership with CNN

Times Multimedia, a media, digital publishing and technology company, is proud to formally announce an exclusive partnership with CNN, the world’s news leader, in a one-of-a-kind partnership to create a premium news and entertainment platform – Folio.ng. This exclusive affiliation will bring global expertise in content creation and digital publishing to Nigeria with localized context, […]

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Governor Ganduje’s silence on the students stranded in Sudan is a cause for concern

The fate of Kano students currently on scholarship at Elrazi University in Khartoum, Sudan hangs in the balance as the university has stopped the students from attending classes due to the inability of the Kano government to pay their tuition and other fees. And while this decision by the university has been communicated to the Kano government through the state scholarship board in a letter dated October 15, 2018, informing the state of the impending termination of the academic journey of the students in their university, it has met only blind eyes.

These students have been left stranded as the university has banned them from entering the campus nor attending lectures. The affected students have sent several SOS to the state government and the public through social media but respite is yet to come their way.

The danger of this is that if the needful is not done at the right time, their visas might be revoked, endangering their prospects of completing their academic journey in Sudan.

It is not too much to demand that the Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje intervene in this issue and return these students to their classes.

Education either local or foreign is a right of these students and they should not be denied this.

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Fresh Jobs at the Broadoak Schools

At the Broadoak Schools, we aim at offering a complete education for life, helping our pupils realize their full potentials by providing a secure setting with individual attention and a mixture of traditional and modern teaching methods; thus the imagination can be kindled and academic potentials fulfilled.
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2019: Count on our support, Enugu East Urban, Ibagwa-Ani Community tell Ugwuanyi

2019: Count on our support, Enugu East Urban, Ibagwa-Ani Community tell Ugwuanyi

The people of the ancient kingdom of Ibagwa-Ani and Enugu East Urban, in Nsukka and Enugu East Local Government Areas respectively, yesterday, joined thousands of groups that have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for a second term in office.

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Nigeria is lagging behind on all fronts | Here’s what the 2018 Africa Energy Review has to say

by Mondiu Jaiyesimi and Jibril Ojolowo

Background

This report is a snapshot of Africa’s current energy industry using data from the recently published BP Statistical Review of World Energy as well as the data banks of the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)) aimed at highlighting trends, challenges and possible long-term solutions.

The energy industry remains a key driver of the global economy, especially in Africa where it accounts for a significant proportion of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) driving fiscal revenue and foreign exchange receipts.  More importantly, energy prices, as well as production volumes, have continued to play a key role in shaping the macroeconomic dimensions of the continent in relation to economic growth and terms of trade. Indeed, the national endowment of energy sources and the degree at which they are exploitable are diverse across the continent. Hence, this report explores the current outlook in Africa’s energy industry vis-à-vis development, distribution and production of key energy resources.

Africa’s Rising Oil Reserves and Production

In the past 20 years, crude oil reserves in Africa have grown by 68%, higher than the rates of growth in Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and The Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia and former Soviet Republics). Globally, proved crude oil reserves stand at 1696.9 billion barrels (bbl. hereafter) with Africa accounting for 7.5% of that with 126.5 bbl. Africa’s crude oil reserves have also been on the increase at least since 1989 culminating in more than double the original estimates in an 18-year period.

Libya (48.4 bbl.), Nigeria (37.5 bbl.), Algeria (12.2 bbl.), Angola (9.5 bbl.) and South Sudan (3.5 bbl.) occupy the top five positions as the continent’s largest crude oil reserves holders. Incidentally, the high rate of commercial oil exploration in Angola between 1995 and 2015 resulted in the Southern African country having the highest reserves growth rate in the top five from 3.1 bbl. to 9.5 bbl. In particular, the marked surge in Angola’s reserve was occasioned primarily by deep-water production investment in the oil rich continental shelf of the Angolan coast by international oil companies.

Africa currently produces approximately 9% of the daily global crude oil output and Nigeria has consistently ranked as the continent’s largest producer since 1979 in every 12-month period. Angola has also witnessed the most remarkable rise in crude oil production rankings from 13 thousand barrels of oil in 1965 behind Libya, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Gabon to the second biggest producer in Africa only behind Nigeria in 2017. As a consequence, there has been a massive growth in Angola’s economy and it now ranks among the top five largest economies in Africa only behind Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and Algeria according to the World Bank.

Algeria ranks third on the list of top crude oil producers in Africa with a production volume of 1540 thousand barrels per day followed by Libya (865 thousand barrels per day) and Egypt (660 thousand barrels per day). It is worth noting that one of the most significant production drops occurred in Libya as a result of the political instability which afflicted the North African country. It went from being the third highest producer of crude oil in Africa in 2007 (after Nigeria and Algeria) at 1820 thousand barrels daily to 426,000 thousand barrels in 2016, a threefold decrease, figuring a well over 300% drop. Coincidentally, this resulted in a cumulative decrease in oil trade movement in North Africa from 3.2 MBD in 2005 to 1.7 MBD in 2016 as well as an effect on global crude oil prices.

Besides the fall in global crude oil production in 1976 and 1982, Africa enjoyed a steady increase in production (from 9.7% in 1965 to 12.3% in 2008) until the aftershock of the Libyan revolution kicked in post-2010 which led to a growth rate of -13.5% between 2006 and 2016. Other countries which also witnessed negative growth rates during the 10-year period include Nigeria, Algeria, Chad and Republic of Congo.

For countries with significant crude-oil production, this serves as a major component of their GDP and foreign exchange earnings. This reliance can be detrimental to the revenue and infrastructural development of these countries if these resources are not properly managed.

Even with the global approach to less dependency on fossil fuels and the massive solar energy generation potential, crude-oil exploration in several African countries continue, aimed at improving local consumption (as sustainable energy practices are less advanced) and petro dollars needed for infrastructural development. Thus far, it is safe to say in many African countries blessed with this resource, the potential has not been fully exploited.

Increase in Crude Oil Consumption and Refinery Capacities

Crude oil consumption in Africa rose by 644% between 1965 and 2017 and Africa’s share of global crude oil consumption also rose from 1.8% to 4.1% during the 52-year period.

Egypt, the second largest economy in Africa with a population of 95 million, is ranked as the biggest consumer of crude oil on the continent with 816,000 bpd (almost a quarter of Africa’s total crude oil consumption). It is followed by South Africa (580,000 bpd) with a population of roughly 55 Million, Algeria (411,000 bpd) with a population of 41 million and Morocco (282,000 bpd) with a population of 35.28 million. The high rate of energy consumption per capita in these countries despite their low population relative to countries like Nigeria and Ethiopia (both over 100 million) is explained partly by their economic structures. It appears there is a direct relationship between the degree of industrialisation and urbanisation and energy consumption in these countries. This is also particularly true in the case of South Africa ranking as the highest consumer of primary energy in Africa with 120.6 million tonnes of oil equivalents (mtoe hereafter) in 2017.

The top three highest consumers in Africa also have the highest refinery capacities on the continent with Egypt coming first with 810,000 barrels of oil daily followed by Algeria (651,000) and South Africa (520,000). Their aggregate capacity is more than the rest of the African continent combined (1.5million barrels daily).

It is imperative that crude oil giants like Nigeria improve their lower aggregate capacity and also ramp up industrialisation and economic growth by increasing investment and diversification in this sector. A high dependence on imported refined products does not appear sustainable in the long run and fiscal expenditure can be better used to develop refineries. Ramping up refinery capacity can drive intercontinental supply of petroleum products which can help increase foreign exchange earnings, given the current heavy importation of these products from other continents to meet continental consumption.

Natural Gas- Reserves, Production and Consumption

The top four biggest natural gas reserves holders in Africa are Nigeria (5.2 trillion cubic meters, tcm hereafter), Algeria (4.3 tcm), Egypt (1.8 tcm) and Libya (1.4 tcm). Nigeria is also the ninth largest natural gas reserves holder in the world and it ranked as the fourth largest exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in 2015. Egypt is again the largest consumer of natural gas in Africa at 56 billion cubic meters (bcm hereafter) followed by Algeria (38.9 bcm) and South Africa (4.5 bcm). Natural gas production has followed an upward trend in Africa since 1965. Algeria (91.2 bcm) is the biggest producer of natural gas in Africa followed by Egypt (49.0 bcm), Nigeria (47.2 bcm) and Libya (11.5 bcm).

Natural gas is generally employed in generating power, a resource of scarcity in some African countries. Increase in local demand and price deregulation could effectively boost foreign and domestic investment and ramp up production. Gas flaring is still a common practice in Africa despite the discovery of the better use of associated gas (such as Angola LNG) and the cost keeps rising. The Nigerian Senate recently announced that flaring cost the country $2.5 billion annually and 200 people lose their lives monthly due to its toxic effect on the environment. It goes without saying that natural gas abundant African countries can do more with respect to concerted efforts to drive up effective use of natural gas in local regions. This is an area with economic potential where increased production can be matched with intercontinental trade to meet an ever-increasing demand, as evidenced in the recently signed gas pipeline deal between Nigeria (production) and Morocco (consumption).

Coal- Reserves, Production and Consumption

Although the share of coal in Africa’s energy portfolio is minuscule (1.3% of global total), the continent holds an appreciable amount of coal reserves. South Africa is the largest reserve holder of coal in Africa with 9,893 million tonnes of proved coal reserves. It holds 75% of all Africa’s coal reserves and holds more coal than all the countries in Africa, Middle East and South America. Zimbabwe comes second on the continent with 502 million tonnes of coal in reserves. Both South Africa and Zimbabwe are also the largest producers of coal on the continent. South Africa consumes the most coal (85.0 mtoe) followed by Egypt (0.4 mtoe) and Algeria (0.1 mtoe).

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Coal supplies make up 40% of global electricity generation and is the world’s most abundant and widely distributed fossil fuel. The IEA also forecasts that coal will continue to play a crucial role in global energy mix despite its negative emission attributes. This makes the future of coal in Africa interesting as the abundance of the fossil fuel has not been efficiently utilised by the continent. Although it is the third most consumed primary energy source on the continent, the common issues plaguing the oil and gas industry such as price volatility and security of supply will continue to make coal an attractive prospect in the medium to long term. This, however, needs to be approached with a strong consideration for cleaner coal solutions such as the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology. Coal being an available resource can be useful in a rapidly developing continent with a high demand for power in both industrial and residential sectors.

Renewable Energy and Nuclear – Biomass, wind, solar, hydro and geothermal

The consumption of renewable energy in Africa is dominated by South Africa with 2.0 mtoe- higher than Hungary (0.7 mtoe), Norway (0.7 mtoe) and Switzerland (0.8 mtoe). South Africa is also the sole generator and consumer of nuclear energy on record in Africa with 15.8 terawatt-hours generated and 3.6 mtoe consumed in 2017.

Solar energy infrastructure is also on the up in Africa as Morocco currently has the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity followed by South Africa who is also the first country in Africa to achieve 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar PV energy. It currently consumes the most solar energy on the continent with 3.7 terawatt-hours, about 63% of the total solar energy consumed on the continent. Solar energy consumption in Africa achieved a growth rate of 19.4% in 2017, higher than Europe’s 9.9%.

Kenya, home to the largest geothermal plant in the world (Olkaria Geothermal power plant 280MW) has the largest annual investment in geothermal capacity in Africa and fourth in the world behind Turkey, United States and Mexico. It is currently the ninth largest producer of geothermal energy in the world with a 15% annual growth rate between 2006 and 2016.

Ethiopia is a leading producer of wind energy in Africa with one of the largest wind farms on the continent. Egypt is the dominating figure in the generation and consumption of hydroelectricity in Africa but The Democratic Republic of Congo is set to build the biggest hydropower plant in the world with the capacity to generate about 40% of Africa’s electricity capacity. The 80 million USD Grand Inga Dam project will have a generating capacity of 40,000 MW, more than twice the size of the second largest hydropower plant in the world. The country also ranks as the world’s largest producer of cobalt (65% of global total).

Biomass still remains the most widely used fuel in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In a bid to invest in low-carbon technologies, Kenya announced in 2015 that it will be building the largest biomass plant in Africa to be located in the Naivasha area of Kenya. According to the IEA and the World Bank, 80% of the population in SSA rely on traditional biomass (fuelwood and charcoal) for cooking. World Energy Outlook states that about 741 million people in SSA currently rely on wood-based biomass for their energy needs while only 4 million people rely on it in North Africa. By 2030, the use of wood-based biomass is expected to reduce in India, China and Latin America based on 2015 levels. It is however expected to rise to about 1 billion users in SSA from 741 million in 2015.

African nations are industry pacesetters in sustainable energy, making giant strides with ample available resources in the areas of solar, biomass and wind energy. Sustained policies and investments could see huge energy demands met and a diversification of the existing energy mix on the continent. However, only a handful of countries are contributing to this impact, as many countries are yet to come to the fold with harnessing the immense potential. Historically, hydro-electricity has been heavily employed in the region and still remains a dependent energy source.

Conclusion

Africa remains a region with immense energy potential but this study highlights the significant gaps in its domestic energy demand and supply chain for a developing and highly populated region. It also shows the investment opportunities available to both local and international players given sound government policies to make the platform viable.

With the well documented environmental effects of global warming and the drive towards environmental sustainability, the continent need not be left behind and thus significant investment needs to be made in greener energy solutions to meet the global trends and adopted policies.

Lessons can be learnt from Morocco, South Africa and Kenya’s leadership in their investment in large-scale renewable energy industries. Governments must promote continued investment (through budgetary allocations, local and international partnerships) and policies to harness the abundant resources in this region to meet domestic and intercontinental demands to boost commerce and industrialisation, areas where there is a significant need for an upgrade.

Leading crude oil giants like Nigeria and Angola must also make use of rich natural gas reserves and diversify their energy portfolio in order to aid industrialisation and further strengthen their growing economic prowess.

Coastal line countries need to take advantage of the wind power potential. Landlocked countries need to use solar power to their advantage. Countries with large riverine areas need to develop hydro dams. Mini-power grids must be encouraged to boost local demands. Technological advancements through research of traditional biomass solutions will be necessary to develop methods already employed in rural areas. International alliances can help knock the current scepticism about nuclear energy development.

Large revenue potentials lie not just in the form of boosting existing capacity to meet local demands but in intercontinental and international trade. It is no secret that nations with fulfilled energy capacities attract developments in industrialisation, tourism and foreign investment.

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