Economy News & Analysis WORLDReport

Covid-19 Management: Europe’s Economy May Recover Faster than US – JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs

America’s failure to get a grip on the pandemic is putting the brakes on its rebound compared with Europe, where many former virus hot spots managed to resume economic activity without causing a similar surge in infections. Crucial for a sustainable recovery is confidence that the virus is no longer out of control, and Europe’s …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Analysis Power WORLDReport

Hydrogen Fuel Economy Is Finally Going Mainstream

Hydrogen power has been on the market for decades but has never really been able to break the glass ceiling of mass-market appeal, mainly due to a host of technical and cost issues.  Indeed, battery power appears to be winning the race to replace the internal combustion engine (ICE) more than any other alternative fuel type. …read more →

Economy ENERGY Infrastructure News & Analysis Power WORLDReport

The Oil & Gas Sector Could Already be in Terminal Decline

The fossil fuel industry has faced serious headwinds for several years, but the rise of renewables combined with the fall in consumption as a consequence of the global corona crisis is pushing it over the edge and into “terminal decline”. Although global coal consumption continues to grow slowly, its use has peaked in developed regions.  According …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Analysis Opinion

$2.8 BILLION AKK PIPELINE PROJECT: BUHARI STRIKES AGAIN! BY FEMI ADESINA

Something good is already happening. Something marvelous is in store, as Federal Government kickstarts the $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) National Gas Pipeline Project next Tuesday. It’s another humongous signature milestone by President Muhammadu Buhari, which will leave his footprints inexorably on the sands of time. Roads, Bridges, Rail, Airports, Social Investment and many others. Buhari …read more →

ENERGY News & Analysis WORLDReport

Oil Prices Will Hit $50 Before the End of the Year

Despite fears of a second wave of COVID-19, oil markets rebounded last week, showing signs of improving fundamentals as global supplies continue to tighten. On Friday, Brent closed at $42.19, up by 8.20 percent w/w, while WTI closed at $39.75, up by 9.03 percent w/w. Furthermore, the 1-2 month Brent spread flipped into backwardation for the first …read more →

Infrastructure News & Analysis SPECIAL REPORT Technology Telecom

5G Technology: Why the US Can’t Stop Huawei

US government officials, including presidential economic advisor Larry Kudlow and Attorney General William Barr, expressed alarm recently over Huawei’s dominance of 5G technology, which promises to give its customers – in China and globally – a decisive edge in a wide range of new technologies. In order to compete, new technologies are being proposed by …read more →

AFRICAReports Infrastructure News & Analysis News & Reports Technology Transportation

Nigeria Yet to Embrace Electric Trucks and Buses with Modern Charging Infrastructure

As the world moves towards electrification in Commercial Vehicles (CV), the prospects for its introduction in Nigeria looks very slim as dilapidated fossil fuel-using commercial trucks and buses with dangerous gas fumes emission wax stronger on its roads. New commercial vehicles being bought across the nation, which use fossil fuels, indicate a lack of strategy …read more →

Health Infrastructure News & Analysis

COVID-19: Massive Shut-downs worldwide to affect Africa’s Infrastructure, Energy & Mining Development

The Corona virus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across all economic sectors in a rare “twin supply-demand shock”. With South Africa having just reported its first cases of COVID-19, Africa is beginning to feel its full impact and plans …read more →

ENERGY Environment Infrastructure News & Analysis Power

Developing Gas Pipeline Infrastructure In Nigeria Is the Responsibility of Government – Nwaozuzu

Gas pipelines Environmental concerns have made the use of natural gas very attractive. Surging electricity demand is also one of the major drivers of increased consumption of natural gas. Globally, energy use for electric power generation is expected to increase more than 25% faster than fuel use of all types over the next 10 years. …read more →

Economy ENERGY FOCUS Infrastructure Infrastructure Financing News & Analysis SPECIAL REPORT

How To Establish A State Sovereign (Wealth) Future Investment Fund Authority (S-FIFA)

BY OGENE ESHOMOMOH  The rainy day is not far-fetched after all. With the global Corona Virus pandemic and the global economic downturn oozing from the pandemic and falling oil prices, states without savings are in for a hard time. Ogene Eshomomoh of the Jury Justice Rectitude Advocacy Initiative says it is never too late to …read more →