COP27: Loss and damage at injury time

COP27   ‘Hope glimmered when many nations unexpectedly rose to say that fossil fuels, all of them, should be phased out, not just the phasing down of unabated coal as was cockily suggested at Glasgow’   By Nnimmo Bassey   The recently concluded 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on […]

Ministry raises alarm, decries influx of fake goods in Nigeria

Henry Ikoh and another official at the event.   ‘We must ensure that our people in South East are prepared for the full industrialization of Nigeria’   By Ahmed Ahmed   The Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) has expressed concern over substandard, counter-fit and defective materials, goods, processes across the country. The […]

Minister, others to attend SON’s Golden Jubillee

SON DG Mallam Farouk A. Salim (file photo)   ‘SON’s 50th anniversary would also be used to showcase some of the major engagements and interventions by the agency towards ensuring Nigeria’s industrial and economic growth’ By Valentine Amanze   The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, will be the special guest at […]

Economy: Osinbanjo  agrees with Peter Obi on transition from consumption to production

Osinbajo (file photo)   ‘Nigeria would be better if it moved from consumption to production.’   By Valentine Amanze   Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has supported the view of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, that the country must transit from consumption to production to save the economy. The vice […]

Nigeria needs $410b to end energy crisis –Sylva

Sylva (file photo   ‘He disclosed that through the Solid Minerals Development Fund, Nigeria was on the verge of unveiling its cutting edge technology in gold mining’ By Mohammed Usman   The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that Nigeria required $410 billion with $10 billion per annum to achieve […]

COP27 failed Africa, say CAPPA, others, seek justice

CAPPA boss Akinbode Oluwafemi (middle);Jakpor (right) and another official at the event.   ‘COP27 was a jamboree that failed below expectation of providing solution to the numerous climatic challenges in Africa’   By Valentine Amanze   The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and other climate justice groups have said that the just concluded […]

Trans fat-free Nigeria: Now is the time for speed

Trans fat  food (file photo)   ‘Eliminating trans fat in Nigeria’s food supply will reduce risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, help individuals cut their health expenditure, and contribute to the development of better health outcomes’   By Abayomi Sarumi   As evidence grew confirming that industrially produced trans fat is toxic and increases risk factors […]

COP27: Still talk, no progress – FOEI

November 11, 2022, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt: Seven women from the global south lead the way, as hundreds of protestors stage a flooding of the venue of the United Nations climate change conference COP27. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert   ‘We didn’t like the #ParisAgreement, but we had to settle for it. It is a legal treaty’   […]

SON advocates ammendment of establishing Act

SON DG, Mallam Farouk Salim (file photo)   ‘Unscrupulous people bring a lot of things into the market; but we are very careful not to allow them’   By Valentine Amanze   The Director General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, has called for the amendment of the Act establishing the organisation. […]

Nigeria’s ex-Defense Minister, TY Danjuma, sues former partner, P&ID, over $11b award

General TY Danjuma (rtd)   ‘A UK tribunal ordered Nigeria’s government in 2017 to pay P&ID $6.6 billion in damages after a gas-supply deal soured’   The last may not have been heard about the Process and Industrial Development Limited’s (P&ID) controversial $6.6 billion business deal with the Nigerian government. A new dimension to the […]