Parliament Fumes as Nigerian Govt Mortgages Country’s Sovereignty to China

Parliament Fumes as Nigerian Govt Mortgages Country’s Sovereignty to China Transport Minister blackmails parliament with threat of China withholding loans if probe continues July 29, 2020 The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised alarm over lethal clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China which allegedly…

Dr. Adesina: African Development Bank President Completely Exonerated

July 28, 2020 High Level Independent Review Panel led by former Irish President Mary Robinson gives the Nigerian technocrat clean bill. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – A much awaited report by an Independent Review Panel has completely exonerated the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina of any ethical wrongdoings. The Independent Review Panel was…

Senegal’s Oil Projects Devastated by Virus–President The ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating for the oil and gas dreams of Senegal, the Macky Sall has finally admitted. As he puts it: “We have seen major oil companies who are no longer capable of meeting their commitments in production. They cannot raise the…

Rethinking ‘Victory’ in Counterinsurgency Operations in Nigeria

RETHINKING ‘VICTORY’ IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA by Okechukwu C. Iheduru, Ph.D.   Read here:  iheduru, RETHINKING VICTORY IN COUNTERINSURGENCY IN NIGERIA 2017   Abstract The popular notion of “victory” has continued to elude the Nigerian military in its counterinsurgency operations against the Boko Haram Islamist group for the past nine years. Nigeria’s military has so…

What’s China’s ‘Responsible Cobalt Initiative’ and Why’s Daimler Joining?

  Daimler joins China’s Responsible Cobalt initiative German car-maker Daimler has joined the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, a program established under a Chinese industry body to tackle risks in the cobalt supply chain arising from artisanal mining. Cobalt consumers are under pressure to ensure the material they use is not tainted by child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the source of about 60%…