“Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Taps Ken Etete’s Century Group on Aje Field”

Written by Chika Amanze-Nwachuku. Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum (YFP) have engaged indigenous oil services group, Century Energy Services Limited-CESL, raising the bar on Nigerian Content development in the streaming of Aje field, an offshore oil concession which brings Lagos State into the league of oil producing states in the country. Industry analysts see this as “a…

IDEAS TO IMPACT

AN ADAPTATION OF A PAPER DELIVERED BY MR KEN ETETE AT MIT SLOAN AFRICA INNOVATE CONFERENCE APRIL 8TH 2017 IN BOSTON When I received the invitation to speak on the theme “Ideas to Impact”conditions for success, what readily came to my mind to share, was a collection of all the stories of my, still, very…

FEDHA

It is amazing how little children respond to sounds, and the different emotions expressed through their eyes. In most cases where they can relate with it, it is a rhythmic movement of the body. We were all like that at one point in our lives. As we grew up, the sounds began to be less…

A Sinking Ship

Nigeria reminds me so much about James Cameron’s 1998 movie “Titanic” with the mixture of fortunes and of course the hobnobs choice passengers had. She can indeed be likened to a ship which set sail some fifty five (55) nautical miles from her present location to a destination that is the dream of all passengers….

BINDING STRINGS: THE BAYELSA STORY.

Every now and then, we hear folktales and read books that aim to pass different life lessons. I recently read a portion of the bible that echoed through my senses and I thought it wise to share. In the book of MARK 3: 25, Jesus said “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that house…

OUR COMMON WEALTH

On the 3rd of September, 2015, it was reported by AfrAsia Bank and the New World Wealth that there are about 163,000 millionaires in Africa. Mind you, the currency of reference is the United States Dollar. This got me wondering about the number of African billionaires there are, so I visited my friend- Google who…

AFRICAN STRIDES

So much has been said about the wealth of the African continent which has not been harnessed due to lack of human capital and corruption. This is a reality that has got a number of us thinking ourselves into knots. In life, there are always two extremes. It is either you are here or there,…

“WE” and “THEM”

Language as a vehicle of communication for a given culture is by its nature unique. It however has certain universal expressions that without doubt are the root causes of the challenges of our world today. I am talking about “We” and “Them”, words that highlight class; the classic reason for virtually all clashes. What we create is a class division along religious, ethnic, social, economic and political lines. One is therefore either a majority or minority, weak or strong and the feud between “We” and “Them” is an endless one where there are no rules. Most times, minorities are relegated or assigned to the lower strata of life while the majority occupy the other extreme.