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NEPAD-IPPF to hold 33rd Oversight Committee meeting – The Maravi Post




What:    33rd Oversight Committee meeting

When:   14-15 October 2021

Where:   Virtual (Zoom Platform)

The NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), a multi-donor Special Fund hosted by the African Development Bank, will hold its 33rd Oversight Committee (OC) meeting from 14-15 October 2021.

The Oversight Committee was set up to provide general policy direction and ensure effective governance for Fund activities. It approves the Annual Work Program and progress reports, reviews the operational focus and ensures that the activities are consistent with the NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund mandate, mobilizes resources and provides guidance on key focus areas.

The committee comprises the African Development Bank, Germany and Spain (representing the Fund’s donors), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD).

The two-day meeting will discuss operational and strategic issues; (i) NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund half year operations and portfolio performance (ii) Resource mobilization updates and donor outreach (iii) Updates on the implementation of strategic initiatives (Strategic Business Plan 2021-2025), Digital Platform, New Risk and Project Selection Criteria Framework for NEPAD-IPPF) and (iv) Updates on continental infrastructure initiatives.

It also serves as a forum to follow up on recommendations from previous Oversight Committee meetings while providing opportunities for the key stakeholders of the Fund; donors, the AUC, AUDA-NEPAD, regional economic communities and specialized agencies, partners, and the Bank to dialogue on Africa’s broader regional and continental infrastructure agenda.

The meeting will also launch a report titled Unlocking Investments for Infrastructure Projects in Africa: 15 years of the NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund and show a short film on the special Fund’s operations over the years. The film will stream on 15 October on the Fund’s YouTube channel.

The outcomes of the 33rd Oversight Committee meeting will feed into other continental infrastructure dialogues, including the upcoming PIDA (Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa)  Week in November/December 2021.

Source African Development Bank Group

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Tapanga M. Eudy Car Accident Dies At 21 What Happened To Him? Check Video




Another saddening piece of news is being reported where it is said that Tapanga M. Eudy has died. Yes, the unfortunate death was a result of a fatal car accident. Ever since the news came to light everyone close to Eudy has gotten devastated. They are finding it difficult to accept the fact Tapanga has left them and a mourning world behind. Social media is flooded with numerous posts where netizens are paying the deceased a heartfelt tribute. However, people are also searching for the reason behind the accident. Here’s what we know about it so far,

Tapanga M. Eudy

As per sources, Tapanga M. Eudy met with a horrifying car crash which caused Eudy to die on the spot. Tapanga was 21-year-old and belonged to Columbus, Indiana. It is coming forward that Tapanaga was seated on the passenger seat when the crash happened. It was a two-vehicle crash that resulted in killing a total of three people. Sources claim that at the time of the accident, four people were involved in which three died on the spot while the fourth person was taken to Louisville, Kentucky Hospital as his condition was extremely critical.

Besides, the car accident took place on I-65 in Southern Jackson County. The news started surfacing online on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. However, when did the accident take place exactly has not been revealed as of now. The person who was injured is now admitted to the hospital and reportedly getting treatment and has been put under medical supervision. Reports state that person’s situation is quite critical. However, the other three persons who died are being missed badly by their families and friends. No one has thought that a certain day will come when they will be seeing them for the last time.

Tapanga M. Eudy was one of the three people who died in the unfortunate car crash. People are coming forward and are expressing their sadness on Eudy’s death and the accident altogether. Social media is witnessing a flood of tributes and condolence messages as everyone has gotten horrified after learning about Eudy’s unfortunate passing. Besides, it is also reported that the cops have also started their investigation and are trying to find out the reason behind this accident. They will be trying to collect all the crucial information about the accident which can lead them to a certain conclusion. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eudy’s family in this hard time.

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Nigeria: Death Throes Or Birth Pangs? Achike Chude – The Maravi Post




How could Karl Maier in his book ‘This House Has Fallen,’ describe Nigeria as; “a criminally run corporation where the leaders are armed and hidden in the vault.”?


As patriotic Nigerians and believers in Nigeria’s renaissance (though that has almost faded), that statement by the American journalist should be enough for Nigerians to issue a Fatwa on his head.


But Karl Maier knew what he was talking about. About twenty years after he released his block buster book at the dawn of our now unbroken ‘democracy,’ virtually all the dark predictions made about our country have come to pass. 

It is not that the author set out to rub Nigeria in the mud. On the contrary, his motivation was to look for, and find the redeeming qualities of our country. Indeed, he was awed by the vast riches of unquantifiable measures, located in every corner of Nigeria. From the north to the south are massive natural resources of all kinds in great commercial quantities. 

With vast arable farmlands, and powered by a great population made up majorly of youths, Karl Maier knew that Nigeria had very serious potential to be unstoppable in the entire global human family. After all, countries with practically NOTHING had become SOMETHING and the envy of many. 

But he was alarmed to see the dark sides of our political elites and prominent persons who were supposed to drive our country to progress and greatness. 

It was thus a shock to realise the full extent of their depravity. They are neither patriotic nor nationalistic. Some of them manifested traces of parochialism of the worst kind. Others were downright unintelligent and lacked any form of conscience that could inform them that they had gone too far in the destruction of their country. Their stock in trade was to use identity politics to keep us permanently at each other’s throats to prevent us from asking the kind of questions that could eventually lead to our liberation. Sometimes they quarell among themselves when the sharing formula is perceived to be unjust. But in spite of the occasional disagreements among themselves, there was a very strong bond of unity;


Over the years, Nigeria has become one vast criminal business empire with presidents and governors as board members while the ministers and commissioners and parliamentarians are the CEOs, COOs, and Senior and Middle Management Personnel reminiscent of the notorious Italian ‘Mafia’ enterprise of yore. 

Occasionally, a few good people within the political firmament with some consciences intact, come along. But their feeble efforts to appeal to reason are soon drowned by the cacophony of impure noises coming from members of the illicit national business empire.


Every good business man, whether the mafiosi type or the conventional one, knows that the principle of eating the goose that lays the golden egg is an anathema and deleterious to the overall health of the business. The original Italian mafiosi knew this and understood the importance of fattening the goose so that controlled exploitation and theft could continue. 

This is why the businessmen running the business corporation called Nigeria are so pre-historic and Neanderthal in their ways and practices. Their greed does not allow them realise that they are burning the very house that they live in. Even when they do realise that there is danger, they delude themselves into thinking that there is one final item of value to be picked from the ruins and debris. 

Just as It is always a very traumatic and troubling experience to behold a man or woman on the throes of death – the pain, the fear, the regret, and the uncertainty of what comes next, Nigeria and Nigerians are sadly going through the same processes. M.D. Geismar described it as “a hard and painful struggle – the throes of revolutionary social change”

But some are saying that rather than a death throe, the country is rather going through a birth pang and that what we are witnessing, the orgy of violence and killings are symbolic of the pains associated with the birth of a child, or in political terms, the birth of a new nation. 

Either way we look at it, the danger with both positions is that the success of each is dependent on the specific socio-political contexts,. the drivers, the motivations, and philosophies of the processes. The scenarios that stare us in the face in Nigeria are not so inspiring. There is no national movement towards nationhood and no encompassing ideology except the ideology of the ruling class which is absolutely selfish and self serving.   

Eventually, something will give. It always does. The what, how, and when, is the great mystery. Will it be reminiscent of the Soviet revolution in which millions died in the snows of Siberia, consuming both the innocent and guilty, or the French Revolution in 1789 in which the oppressive regime was overthrown and the king and queen beheaded, or the Somalian experience that completely destroyed that country’s political system, or the Rwandan social eruption in which over a million people were killed in a space of three months. There is also the Cuban Revolution that led to the success of Fidel Castro’s forces. And then, very close to us here in Ghana was the ‘Ghana Revolution’ inspired by young Ghanian officers and led by the great Jerry Rawlings. 

Perhaps, if there is still any small hope to hold on to in Nigeria, it is the fact that our story as a nation has not yet ended. Perhaps, following from this, the statement; 

“While there is life there is hope,” might still hold true. 

But hope, built on nothing is stupid. And to build it on the back of our thoroughly discredited and unworthy politicians is the height of insane optimism. 

Death throes or birth pangs? 

Who knows?

It seems like the Devil’s alternative.

Which will it be?

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2021 Triumph Street Scrambler Launched in India Check Price Full Specification & Features




UK-owned motorcycle manufacturing company, Triumph launched the updated 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler in India. The company updated various functions in the bike and now, the official launching has been made in India. Along with this launching, the company has also announced some important functions, specifications,s and many more things of the 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler.

2021 triumph street scrambler

Now, the model will come with a new BS6 compliant engine, subtle cosmetic tweaks, including an enhanced list of features, and some new colors for the model and the customers who wants some adorable colors on a new model. As per the sources, the company launched the model against the rival company 2021 Kawasaki Z900 and the 2021 Ducati Monster.

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2021 Triumph Street Scrambler: Specification & Features

The years will show you some amazing competitions between motorcycle models in Inda. This year, various companies have launched many models for the Indian customers who were eagerly waiting to buy a new model of Triumph company.

Now, the customer will have to face some competition and time to choose the best and effective model of the companies as many several companies are going to put their first step in the Indian market with some amazing bike models. However, we have been also noticing the craze of EV bikes but those bikes are available at the cheapest prices in India. Now, let’s talk about the updated specification of the model.

The model has come with ride quality and enhanced ergonimics. Now, the model is equipped with a 790mm seat height that provides an upright riding position and as well as the signature scrambler wife handlebars to improve your relaxation during riding.

Along with this, the model is equipped with higher cartridge front forks with scrambler-style rubber gaiters and 120mm travel. 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler retains the 900cc high torque Bonneville engine that produces 65bhp at 7,250rpm and 3,250rpm of peak torque at 80Nm.

If we talk about its features so, the model has three riding modes including Road, Rain, and Off-Road along with ABS and switchable traction control. There are LED rear lights, a key fob incorporated immobilizer, and a fon charging socket. Many more features and offers is also provided by the company.

2021 Triumph Street Scrambler: Price & Colors

Along with the official launching, the company also announced the price of the model and the customers can buy the model at Rs. 9,35,000 (ex-showroom, India). Many more additional features and offers are provided by the company.

Soon, the pre-order booking will start online and the dealer’s showroom. While the customer will get to see this model in these colors- Jet Black, Urban Grey, and dual-tone Matt Khaki and Matt Ironstone. Stay tuned for more updates.

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