By: Emmanuel Akinbobola and Akinbodunde Akinbobola

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To secure the frontline against climate change, humanity needs to seriously confront increasing carbon emissions. The United States’ heavy reliance on fossil fuels-especially fossil fuels with high carbon emissions-challenges progress on achieving net-zero carbon emissions. However, low-carbon fossil fuels like propane, specifically liquified petroleum gas (LP-gas) propane, could be better utilized. Propane/LP-gas, a by-product of natural gas and crude oil processing, is relatively clean-burning, domestic, and a readily available energy source. While many Americans may be used to encountering propane just while grilling outdoors, propane/LP-gas as an alternative energy is already used by farms…


The Canadian mandate, Anticipate, Adapt, Act (), is the military’s neo-dimensional approach to improve effectiveness in the armed forces, which includes but is not limited to land, air, and sea. The approach details the rules of engagement (ROE), and the standard operating procedure (SOP) initiative that aims to achieve Canada’s defense objectives both at home and abroad. Canada’s security challenges today are complexly interwound with several volatile situations that are not mutually exclusive. This includes climate change, domestic insecurity, and threats against allies; thus, Canada requires a modern, sustainable, counteractive course of action such as A3. …


L’essor de l’agriculture en Afrique est devenu un centre important d’attention et d’investissement. Le rendement de ce secteur a triplé en 10 ans sur le continent africain, cela dû en partie à l’augmentation d’investissements et à l’amélioration des méthodes utilisées. La quantité non-négligeable des fonds consacrés à la R&D (recherche et développement) dans les nouvelles technologies et l’amélioration considérable de la culture agricole a fait prospérer les citoyens du continent. Le défi est maintenant de maintenir et de tripler la taux de réussite de ces transformations. …


What is the future of renewable energy in America?

According to the Obama administration’s White House report on ‘Environment and Ensuring Clean Air’, the administration was committed to defending every American’s right to breathe clean air and had taken significant steps to protect the health of American families and save lives by cleaning up air pollution in communities across the country. It established the first-ever national limits for mercury, arsenic, and other toxic air pollution from power plants; taken common-sense steps to limit mercury and other pollutants from the largest sources of industrial air pollution, including cement plants, industrial boilers, and waste incinerators; put in place new standards to…


Emerging countries have surpassed expectations in the areas of economic development and participation. The unrelenting economic convergence of these countries in terms of per capita income in comparison with developed countries haven’t gone unnoticed. A recent forecast by the world bank in January regarding these emerging countries showed continuous growth of around 3–5% as compared to the global economic growth of a revised 3 percent to 2.9 percent. Despite this continuous progress one thing remains questionable, the ethical code of conduct in these developing countries.

These countries are attracting investors and investment in droves, despite this unprecedented record of investors…


Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Introduction

In his timely and insightful work of non-fiction, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor, Paul Farmer (2003) argues that the only way to improve health outcomes for the poor is to improve human rights conditions worldwide. Farmer (2003) underscores this important thesis using multiple examples from his professional experiences as an anthropologist and doctor working in poor, war-torn, and politically unstable countries like Haiti, Russia, and Peru. This approach brings authenticity, realism, and compassion to the difficult story of…


One of the biggest challenges the world faces is the ceaseless increment of the youth unemployment rate. We have constantly battled the unemployment rate in the country leaving out the youth without a voice of representation, in the battle for economic prosperity. The United Nations definition for youth unemployment is anyone within the age of 15 to 24 actively seeking employment opportunities. According to a world bank data for 2017, Nigeria currently boosts of 59 million active labor force, and an unemployment rate that is acutely high. …


This mainstream effect of women empowerment through the times up movement and others, has had a trickle-down effect on countries around the world including Nigeria.

This makes one wonder if the global shift to the voices of women being heard will have an effect on gender equality and an impact on gender mainstreaming with regards to the economy.

With an evenly distributed population between male and female, a median age of approximately 18 and a staggering illiteracy rate of 60%.

Nigeria has a lot of manpower with little transferable skills to work high skilled jobs. …

Emmanuel Akinbobola

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