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FBI’S FOREIGN SERVICE NATIONAL INVESTIGATOR BAGS DOCTORATE

Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Office of the Legal Attaché, United States Embassy Abuja, Osemeka Jim-Oscar Segun Ikemefuna was conferred Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Public Administration (Honoris Causa) by the prestigious International Leadership Manpower and Management Development (ILMMD), United Kingdom and Northern Ireland today 9th December 2023. Accompanying this honorary doctorate conferment is the ILMMD Distinguished Fellow Award (Platinum Category). This is ILLMD 25th induction and investiture ceremony held at the Nigeria National Merit Award...
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NIGERIA, GERMANY SIGN AGREEMENT TO ACCELERATE SIEMENS POWER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

President Bola Tinubu and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday evening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, witnessed the signing of an accelerated performance agreement aimed at expediting the implementation of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) to improve electricity supply in Nigeria. According to the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement, “The agreement, consummated on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit, was signed by Mr. Kenny Anuwe, the Managing Director and CEO of FGN Power Company, and Ms. Nadja Haakansson, Siemens Energy's...
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OVER 10,000 AFRICAN VILLAGES GET ACCESS TO SATELLITE TV BY CHINESE GOVERNMENT

In 2015, when Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, he announced that China would help implement satellite TV programs for 10,000 African villages. “The project, known as “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages”, has been undertaken by Star-Times, the leading digital TV operator in Africa. About 10,112 rural villages in 23 African countries are benefiting from the project. Each village is aided with two StarTimes Projector TVs, one 32-inch Digital TV set, and 20 DTH decoders with satellite dishes. Projector...
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THIRD DAY OF GASTECH 2023, TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES IN FOCUS

On the third day of Gastech 2023, senior ministers, business leaders, and global climate specialists reached a consensus on the steps required to develop new solutions to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate climate technologies. Participants agreed that globally, a clearer picture of the transformative potential of climate technologies is emerging, with new infrastructure promising to mitigate emissions being brought to market. Climate technology is a critical component of the world’s decarbonisation efforts and, in recognition of this, Gastech has expanded its 2023 edition to include a dedicated Climatetech exhibition and...
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HYDROGEN WILL BE A KEY ENABLER OF ENERGY TRANSITION, SAY INDUSTRY EXPERTS AT GASTECH 2023

The second day of Gastech 2023 has drawn to a close, with high-level participation from policymakers and business leaders from over 100 countries, enabling significant progress on the path to net zero. Discussions focused on how the global energy industry can help tackle crucial challenges, such as identifying the best means of unlocking investment in energy projects and advancing hydrogen production. From sessions on LNG as a driver of energy security in Asia, to industry action on methane emissions reduction, participants explored both policy and technical considerations for natural gas,...
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ADNOC ANNOUNCES FINAL INVESTMENT DECISION TO DEVELOP LARGEST CARBON CAPTURE PROJECTS IN MENA

ADNOC has announced a final investment decision (FID) to develop one of the largest carbon capture projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The pioneering Habshan carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project will have the capacity to capture and permanently store 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of carbon dioxide (CO2) within geological formations deep underground. Today’s announcement is part of ADNOC’s wider carbon management strategy, which aims to create a unique platform that connects all the sources of emissions and sequestration sites to accelerate the...
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GASTECH 2023: MINISTERS, CEOs, GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS COMMIT TO UNIFIED INDUSTRY ACTION TOWARDS NET ZERO

Gastech 2023, the world’s largest meeting place for natural gas, LNG, hydrogen, low-carbon solutions, and climate technologies, opened today welcoming record-breaking numbers to Singapore EXPO. The first day featured a range of insightful contributions from policymakers, CEOs, and business leaders on the multiple, interconnected challenges facing the global energy sector. Delegates discussed the critical role of natural gas, LNG, and hydrogen as key enablers of future energy security and accelerators of the energy transition, in Asia and beyond. Speaking at the Gastech 2023 Gala Dinner at Raffles Hotel yesterday, Rt. Hon. Boris...
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