Commentary on the Accelerated Upstream Financing Programme (AUFP)

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has introduced the Accelerated Upstream Financing Programme (AUFP) through which it has secured a US$1.2 billion multi-year drilling financing package from a consortium of indigenous and international lenders to fund drilling in 36 offshore and onshore wells, to cover NNPC’s 60% share of the drilling operations in fields jointly…

PHOTOSPEAK: Kerosene Queues Tell the Story of Women’s Energy Poverty

    Forte Oil, Capital Oil and Total PLC have started selling kerosene at N50 per litre at their pump stations in Lagos. Dejection. Exhaustion. Fatigue. Exasperating optimism. These adjectives and many more are insufficient to describe the expression on the faces of tens of thousands of citizens, predominantly women with babies strapped on their…

Collaborating to Promote Greener Kitchens

As Spaces for Change’s gender and energy policy campaign trumpets: “Women’s access to clean cooking fuels is a human right!” Consistent with this central theme, the directors of Spaces for Change.S4C and Carbon Credit Network met in Lagos on Thursday, August 6, 2015, to explore collaborative opportunities for deepening women’s access to cleaner, carbon-free cooking technologies which are…

Energy Continental Award for Media Excellence (ECAME)

  On July 31, 2015, the organizing committee of the Energy Continental Award for Media Excellence (ECAME) held its maiden meeting in Lagos. ECAME aims to identify and celebrate journalists in Africa who demonstrate strong commitment to intelligent reporting and analysis of issues in the energy, environment and intermediate industries. Through such recognition, journalists will be…