Pirates hijack ship with 23 Indian sailors near Nigeria

Pirates hijacked a ship owned by a Singaporean firm off the shores of Nigeria on Tuesday with its 23 Indian sailors on board. Officials of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) who announced this said the vessel was carrying fuel and was sailing towards the open sea. IMB said Nigerian authorities have been notified of the [...]

Nigeria: Is Weather Modification deterring Rain in Lagos?

It’s been light showers over the last 3 weeks around parts of Lagos Mainland and Lagos Island, against the experiences of downpour prior to this time. Remarkably, things changed after the commencement of maintenance works on third mainland bridge, and public suspicion over possible weather manipulation has grown. It has also been cold, and rainfall [...]

Lagos Traffic Solution as Third Mainland Bridge is repaired

Maintenance work commenced last week at third mainland bridge, as directed by a top government official. It is scheduled for completion by November, and will see eight expansion joints replaced on both sides of the carriageways of the bridge. This maintenance work was initially scheduled to commence two weeks ago, but was postponed, possibly to [...]

Beyond Nigeria, South Africa Bi-National Commission

Against all persisting fault lines in diplomatic relationship, Nigeria and South Africa inked a document on Bi-National Commission in Cape Town last week with the purpose of trashing out all petty bilateral issues and strengthening technical cooperation, existing bilateral agreements and customs and administration. Vice President Namadi Sambo and his South African counterpart, Kgalema Motlanthe [...]

Africa hit by weak global environmental policies, says 5th Global Environment Outlook report

In what looks like affirming allegations by Africa’s civil society, the fifth global environmental outlook (GEO-5) report released Wednesday by the UN Environment Programme shows that only four out of possible 90 goals and objectives to achieve global sustainable development are in progress. The report launched few days to the Rio+20 Summit points out that [...]

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