• Companies dump dirty fuel in West Africa – report

    Companies dump dirty fuel in West Africa – report

    Swiss commodity trading companies are blending and dumping dirty fuel in West Africa with sulfur levels far higher than those allowed in Europe, causing health and environmental hazards, a new report said Thursday.

    The companies take advantage of weak African standards to use cheap and dirty additives to create what’s called “African Quality” fuels, according to the report from Swiss watchdog group Public Eye.

    The practice is not illegal. The report quotes companies Oryx, Trafigura and Vitol as noting that the blends […]

  • Meet Dr. Mgbajah Ogadimma, the first female Heart Surgeon in Nigeria and West Africa

    Meet Dr. Mgbajah Ogadimma, the first female Heart Surgeon in Nigeria and West Africa

    Dr.  Mgbajah Ogadimma has made history as the first female Cardiothoracic Surgeon to come out of Nigeria and West Africa as a whole. Dr. Ogadimma took to twitter yesterday to share the good news. She wrote: “Very long journey, 7 years plus, three continents! #heartsurgery #first female heart surgeon in West Africa!”

    “Dr Mgbajah Ogadimma. First female Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Nigeria and West Africa! #Historymaking #trail blazer!

  • Nigeria to become West Africa’s Internet Transmission Hub

    Nigeria to become West Africa’s Internet Transmission Hub

    According to reports, Indications emerged yesterday that Nigeria could well become West Africa’s Internet transmission hub. This is because the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), the country’s Internet gateway, has achieved a major milestone by its elevation to the status of the West African regional Internet Exchange Point.

    Confirming this development yesterday, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Muhammed Rudman, disclosed that the huge stride was made by successfully vying in the Africa Union Commission (AUC)’s African Internet Exchange […]