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Nigeria is open for business, partnership – US Envoy

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…Says expect open books, transparency from American companies Kunle Kalejaye 21 May 2017, Sweetcrude, Houston, Texas —The Head of the Commercial Section of the US Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Brent Omdahl has described Nigeria as a country ready for business and partnership. Omdahl who said this at the just concluded 2017 Nigeria Content Investment Forum, […]

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Sahara Group Chairman, Mr.Tonye Cole blazing the trail

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Sahara Energy CEO, Tonye Cole

Oil and Gas Council has announced Mr. Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Founder of the Sahara Group, as the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award for Africa Energy Awards.

Tonye Cole as an innovator, thought, and business leader has over the last 21 years built a leading African power, energy, gas and infrastructure conglomerate and was rightly recognized by the judges for his commitment to the provision of energy across Africa as well as his business agility and commitment to philanthropy.

The Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Cole’s individual role and Sahara Group’s corporate role in promoting inclusive economic growth for poverty eradication, capacity building, food security and access to potable water in Africa.

The award will be presented to Mr Cole at this year’s Africa Energy Awards in Paris on the 13th & 14th of June at the first evening of Africa Assembly in Paris and  is an opportunity to recognize this year’s best performing companies and executives on the African continent as well as those who have achieved excellence, pioneered new frontiers, inspired others throughout their activities and achieved growth in challenged markets. Continue reading

Sexting to blame for nearly 1,500 children convicted for child exploitation – The Guardian

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Nearly 1,500 children have been found guilty of child exploitation material offences in Queensland in the past decade, prompting police to create guidelines on how to handle teenagers’ sexting. Of the 3,035 offenders dealt with by the criminal justice system in Queensland for child exploitation material in the 10 years to 30 June 2016, 1,498 were under 17, initial analysis of the data has found. Twenty-eight were sentenced in court. Of the remaining 1,470 to receive diversion, the vast majority received a formal caution from police (92.9%), with 7.1% referred to the restorative justice process and required to attend a youth conference.Most of the diverted young offenders were engaged in “sexting-based offences”, with about an even split between possession (35.4%), distribution (34.4%) and production (29.7%).

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