You should know

Nigeria’s N-Gas, the main supplier of gas to Ghana’s Volta River Authority, is giving the VRA until the end of February 2016 to pay back its debt of $171.5m (N33.79bn) or risk cuts to Ghana’s gas supply (Punch NG).

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike announced he is quitting the national team for, ‘for the sake of national peace.’ Read the full text of his letter to fans (Premium Times) and share your reactions using #Emenike on Twitter.

Radio Biafra continues broadcasting (Punch NG) and David Lawal (@davidblawal) reports for The Nation that Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu has been granted bail (The Nation). This follows the open letter to world leaders written by the Indigenous People of Biafra Worldwide after Kanu was arrested by Nigeria’s DSS over the weekend (Naij.com).

And the newest, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer premiered on U.S. television during Monday Night Football. Uber-geek, Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) has your ‘in-depth analysis’ (Mashable) or just enjoy this video preview (Youtube) and try to hold out until December…

Mobile Tech

David Pierce (@pierce) has a review of Google’s new Nexus 6p which includes ‘Google Now’ and other updated features within the Marshmallow OS along with all-new hardware that includes a camera, ‘capable of taking spectacular photos‘ (Wired).

To get the most from your new phone and help you ‘refresh your workflow’, Allison Stadd (@allisonstadd) at 99U curated the 10 Productivity Apps Every Freelancer Needs (99U  h/t Lynne D Johnson).

Identity & Culture

Photographer and writer, Glenna Gordon ‘discovers’ Nigeria’s Literature of Love (NY Times). Her latest book, “Diagram of the Heart,” showcases portraits of Nigerian, Muslim romance novelists who, ‘shattered her notions’ of women in conservative Islamic society.

Generation Next

Canada elects its 1st Somali MP, Ahmed Hussen (@YSWAhmed) along with a newly elected Prime Minister, 43-year old Justin Trudeau – Canada’s second-youngest PM in its history (BBC Live).

Energy & Environment

France’s Ambassador for Climate Change, called for, ‘a robust participation from Nigeria‘ at the upcoming international climate change conference in Paris to protect the future of Lagos (The News). The French envoy said the mega-city could be, ‘wiped out‘ if critical steps are not taken to reduce emissions and slow down rising temperatures and sea-levels along the coastlines.


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