As countries around the world are ‘feverishly attempting to adapt to the rapidly changing dynamics in the energy industry’ to ease impact ... of climate change as per OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, there are concerns that the push for net-zero emissions could prove turbulent rather high-yielding for the global economy. This is especially worrisome in oil-dependent economies, such as Nigeria, that are contributing significantly less to global carbon dioxide emissions.
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Nigeria's outspoken transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi delivered a blunt message to local construction companies who've long complained that ... they're shut out of bids for the large infrastructure projects that often go to Chinese contractors: "We are not using our local contractors because they are not qualified. If you want to participate, build capacity. We can't give you a life-threatening contract if we don’t trust your capacity."
For many in Nigeria, there’s a feeling of déjà vu about the capture of Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu by President Muhammadu Buhari's ... administration. That's because in 1984, then as a military head of state, Buhari engaged cross-border security operatives in a failed attempt to kidnap and smuggle home from London a Nigerian fugitive and former minister, Umaru Dikko.
In Nigeria, a political party is often thought to be only as powerful as the number of states it controls. Having lost the presidency, the Peoples ... Democratic Party (PDP), whose 16-year rule ended in 2015, keeps losing governors to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a further threat to its dreams of regaining control of the presidency. The latest? Zamfara State's Governor Bello Matawalle.