Saturday, August 18, 2018

African Development Bank Mourns the Passing of Kofi A. Annan

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

He was a staunch advocate of the Bank’s ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’, a partnership-driven effort which aims to achieve universal access to energy in Africa 
by 2025

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, August 18, 2018/ -- The African Development Bank ( has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tokenization and Film Financing

Tokenization and Film Financing

J.D. Seraphine, Vision Tree: : We’ve had some success in the past with crowd funding so we were looking to use a similar approach to get the audience invested and engaged in the project. We created a security token which means the people who buy the tokens to own a stake in the movie itself. Simultaneously, we created a utility token which has a specific application within the ecosystem of the platform. Users can earn utility tokens through engagement on social media and can use them to vote on things such as choosing which will be the official trailer.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Video of Illegal Possession of AK47 Guns By Gunmen in Northern Nigeria

Video of Illegal Possession of AK47 Guns By Gunmen in Northern Nigeria

Who are the suppliers of these guns?
Are the arms dealers invisible?

A house to house search of all the communities located in the troubled areas of conflicts is long overdue.

Illegal possession of arms is rampant from the Niger Delta to Lake Chad.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Meet the Nigerian Girls Who Won Top Honours at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit in America

Junior Gold Scholarship Winners
Save A Soul

FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector) helps identify fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. The app leverages a drug's barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date. Save A Soul will also partner with NAFDAC (National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control), an agency responsible for regulating drugs in Nigeria.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

AfDB Invests Over $400M To Promote Jobs for Youths in Nigeria

AfDB Invests Over $400M To Promote Jobs for Youths in Nigeria

Nigeria: African Development Bank inaugurates task force on Youth Employment and Skills Development

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 06 August 2018 / PRN Africa / -- The African Development Bank in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a Task Force to drive its first Public-Private Round Table on Youth Employment and Skills Development.

The Round Table scheduled to take place later this year, will seek to accelerate investment in youth employment and skills enhancement.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Barack Obama and the American Dream

In 2008, I actively participated in the political arguments and debates on the U.S  presidential campaigns of Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama of the Democratic Party until the presidential nomination and election of Barack Obama as the first African American President of the United States of America.
I compiled and documented selections of my arguments, comments and commentaries I posted in responses to the reports and opinions of others, including posts from my blog on the Des Moines Register of Iowa.  I decided to publish the book of over 400 pages for the benefit of public knowledge and studies in the political history of America on how the son of an African immigrant became the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009. A book that parents can read and share with their children and millions of people in America, Africa and the rest of the world can read and keep in both private and public libraries.
I got one of the best book editors in America, Pamela Guerrieri to edit it and I paid more than US$1 per page she edited. Then I submitted the book for publication to an American publishing company that replied that it was not the kind of book it publishes . But it recommended another publisher who told me that members of her editorial board would have disagreements over it and referred me to
Hillcrest Media Group.
Then she also said:
"First, I believe that the person’s merit is based on what they do and how they act, not on the color of their skin. Second, I do not support anyone who seeks to take away the freedom that our for fathers and mothers fought long and hard to gain.  I believe that Obama and his agenda are inherently socialist, and a socialist agenda is anathema to the freedoms I hold as sacred, such as the freedom to choose how I care for my body, my mind, and my children (all freedoms that are taken away in the “Healthcare reform” bill.)"
I have decided to consider more intellectually informed publishers that will appreciate and publish this very important book of American democracy in the 21st century.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,

Friday, August 3, 2018

How Dangote Refinery Will Create More than 1 Million New Jobs

By 2020, Dangote Refinery will start operations and the impact will be seen in the socioeconomic ecosystem of Lagos state.
The project is located in Lekki Free Trade Zone on a vast land mass of 2,200 hectares, an area eight times bigger than the entire Victoria Island in Lagos.

R-L:  Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with President of Togo, Mr. Faure Gnassingbe; Minister of Trade, Investment & Industry, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the visit of the Togolese President to the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lekki, Lagos in 2017.

With Dangote Refinery, the biggest refinery in Africa's largest megacity, Lagos may become the second biggest economy in the continent.

The refinery will create more than one million new jobs from industries producing petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel and fuel oils and petrochemicals feed stock like ethylene and propylene.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Why Sambo Dasuki Should Not Be Released

Enemies of the State are sponsoring malicious opinions of their political campaigns of calumny against President Muhammadu Buhari and the national ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) published in Nigerian newspapers and the foreign press, including Bloomberg and New York Times. These enemies of Nigeria include sponsors of the Boko Haram terrorists. The following article was written by a member of Nairaland, Africa's largest online news and information forum in reply to the malicious report, Army Habits Die Hard as Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders by Dulue Mbachu and Yinka Ibukun published by Bloomberg on July 30, 2018.

Why Sambo Dasuki Should Not Be Released

Arguably the most high-profile detainee is Sambo Dasuki, once a security adviser to Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan. Charged with offenses related to money laundering and diverting money supposed to be used to buy arms to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Dasuki has been held for three years as bail orders, including from an Economic Community of West African States court, have been ignored.

You even mentioned Dasuki is a high profile-detainee.
Anybody that wants this cruel rogue released without the country knowing the main root of the matter is nothing but a fellow rogue and devil.
A man who hundreds of soldiers died on the battlefield and was charged with offenses related to money laundering and diverting money supposed to be used to buy arms to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Clickatell Ushers in New Era for African Enterprises With WhatsApp Business Solution

Pieter de Villiers, Clickatell Group CEO (PRNewsfoto/Clickatell Limited)

Clickatell Ushers in New Era for African Enterprises With WhatsApp Business Solution

REDWOOD CITY, California, August 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Global customer engagement company, Clickatell, is an authorized WhatsApp Business Solution Provider. Clickatell's customers on WhatsApp Business solutions include Absa Bank, GTBank, First Bank of Nigeria and United Bank of Africa. These banks are partnering with Clickatell to roll out their chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across Africa.

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WhatsApp, a simple, reliable, and private way to talk to anyone in the world, is currently one of the most popular messaging services around the globe. More than 1.5 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch, anytime and anywhere.

Monday, July 30, 2018

‘Feed Nigeria’ Spurred by CIAT Agreement with Alluvial on Groundbreaking Block Farming Initiative

‘Feed Nigeria’ Spurred by CIAT Agreement with Alluvial on Groundbreaking Block Farming Initiative

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) today announces a partnership with Alluvial Agriculture, a collective farming business grouping thousands of smallholders in Nigeria.

Dimieari Von Kemedi, Alluvial’ Managing Director.

CIAT, a research center for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) – a global research partnership for a food-secure future supported by private foundations, national governments and multilateral development agencies – will sign its agreement with Alluvial on the opening day of the Feed Nigeria Summit, the biggest annual gathering focused on this nation’s frontline role in addressing global food security. CIAT Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Debisi Araba, and Alluvial Managing Director, Dimieari Von Kemedi, will address the conference before signing their agreement today (Monday) at 3pm in Abuja.