Change: A Year After

At 5pm on the 31st of March, 2015, when news filtered out of President Jonathan’s concession phone call, there were scenes of jubilation on the streets in many places, sighs of relief that it happened without bloodshed by many, and indifferent surprise or simple indifference in some places. Online (on Twitter) you had tears, jubilation,…

NAPE 2013: Thoughts on Nigerian Oil

I was at the 31st  edition of the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) annual conference and exhibition which held from the 10th-14th November . This was my first experience  of this largest gathering of Nigerian geoscientists related to the Petroleum Industry and it was an opportunity to feel the pulse of the Nigerian oil industry…

In and Around the Rift: Nigeria at Night

The National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) unveiled images of the Earth as it looks at night during the ongoing American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Fransisco, USA. The images are from the  new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  Suomi NPP satellite and are a composite of cloud free images acquired throughout…

Jegged!

Nsukka 2nd April, 2011 12 noon: The long anticipated first Saturday of the 2011 election had arrived. The anticipation, palpable in the last few days had reached fever pitch from the bloggers to the social network users to the man on the street. Even though for various reasons (including chronic procrastination) I was not able…