Benin, Liberia and Nigeria lead Africa in ranking at maiden global robotics competition (SEE FULL RANKING)

 Benin and Liberia were ranked highest among the 40 African countries that participated in the just ended FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition held in the United States capital, Washington DC. The six-round maiden international robotics event saw 163 national teams including 6 continental teams made up of students from around the world competing with the common goal of increasing […]

The case of Kenya: will technology deliver a free and fair election?

  Elections present a milestone beyond which countries either strengthen their democratic credentials or become failed states. Often states fail when there are either perceived or blatant election malpractices. This in turn can lead to prolonged civil unrest. Numerous cases exist across the continent. But I will use the Kenyan case to illustrate how election […]

Japanese Government Donates Solar Power Worth $9.7 Million To Nigeria

 The Japanese government has donated solar power worth $9.7 million to the Federal government to boost electricity in the country. The donation was made through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative of JICA, Nigeria office, Mr Hirotaka Nakamura, said improving core infrastructure including power sector in Nigeria was one of the priority […]

Kaduna State To Save N360 Million Through New Energy Efficiency Policy

 As part of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s efforts to boost energy efficiency in Kaduna State, the government announced on Monday it’s plans to ban the sale of of high energy consuming bulbs. Disclosing this to the media at the state capital, the state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi said before the ban is in […]

Ghana Is Currently Producing More Electricity Than It Needs

 The Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company has hinted of a temporary suspension of the load-shedding exercise in the country since July 29, 2016. This, William Amuna attributes to the country’s production of an extra 110 megawatts of power. A shortfall in power supply resulted in unannounced power cuts in the country in June and July this year. Many experts […]

Nigeria’s Advancing Communications Technology And Lessons For Government – Japheth J, Omojuwa

 People talk about how this government has lost the media war; they often do not tell us why this is the case. It has always been the job of the media to be critical of the government of the day by default. What the government does in reaction often determines whether the criticisms are sustained […]

How to Achieve a Green Revolution in Africa

 Excerpts from the conclusion of theAfrican Agriculture Status Report 2013, published by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: The persistence of low levels of agricultural production, increased food insecurity, unstable agricultural prices and increasing costs of inputs contribute to the challenges facing African agriculture. Even though these challenges are worldwide, for Africa, where […]

The fight against corruption in Nigeria takes technological turn – Jennifer Ehidiamen

   On June 20th 2013, West African NGO Network (WANGONeT) launched a web portal called Anti-Corruption Internet Database (ACID) www.antigraft.org, Nigeria’s first web repository for all corruption related issues in the country. According to Tunji Lardner, the founder of WANGONet, the idea of creating a website to monitor and report corruption related activities in Nigeria […]