By systematically monitoring and evaluating the gaps between policy and practice in the energy sector, we build new evidence for deepening multi-stakeholder understanding and participation in the formulation and implementation of energy reform policies and programs in Nigeria.

We proceed upon the premise that any activity along the energy supply chain or the management of natural resources must not be carried out in a way that threatens the sustainability of livelihoods, human settlements and the environment.

Spaces for Change launches “Petro-Facts Nigeria” Campaign

Taking its digital advocacy around the energy sector reforms in Nigeria a step further, SPACES FOR CHANGE has launched an interactive visual data campaign called “Petro-Facts Nigeria”. The campaign uses a combination of bespoke graphics and imagery to provide critical information and visualize energy sector data in an easily-understandable form.   Petro-Facts Nigeria campaign flags the latest information on the projects and related activities…

Post-subsidy Removal: How Kerosene Unavailability Disproportionately Affects Women

In January 2016, the Federal Government of Nigeria hiked the price of Household Kerosene (HHK) from N50 per litre to N83 per litre, officially ending subsidy on the product. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, clarified in its product pricing template that only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC)-owned filling stations would sell at that…

DISCOs are not committed to providing prepaid meters – Chika Onuegbu, TUC

The Saturday, February 20, 2016, two-hour e-conference, “Electricity Tariffs Hike Disputes: The Issues Within,” brought together the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman, Rivers State Chapter, Mr. Chika Onuegbu, and the 11, 200 members of Spaces for Change’s Discussion Forum on Facebook, “under one roof” to interrogate the new tariff regime and reasons underlying the protests led by labour…

FOI Request: Declare and Publish Over-Recovery Earnings on PMS and HHK

Spaces for Change has just submitted an FOI request to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), requesting for the status of over-recovery earnings on premium motor spirit (PMS) and household kerosene (HHK). Substantiated media reports, including the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA’s) pricing template, show that following the recent revision of the petroleum products pricing template, the…

Bring Back the Petroleum Host Communities Fund

The Federal Government has extracted provisions of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) that deal with institutions, industry regulations and governance, and synthesized them into a separate bill known as the Petroleum Industry Governance and Institutional Framework (PIGIF) Bill. Under this new bill, the Petroleum Host Communities (PHC) Fund is conspicuously missing among the new governance…

Petroleum Minister’s Powers Reviewed Under New Petroleum Bill

The powers the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) conferred on the Minister of Petroleum Resources generated a lot of controversy under the last democratic dispensation. FG has extracted provisions of the Petroleum Industry Bill that deal with institutions, industry regulations and governance, and synthesized them into a separate bill known as the Petroleum Industry Governance and…

TV INTERVIEW: Analyzing the Impacts of Recurring Fuel Scarcity in Nigeria

Spaces for Change took its crowd-sourcing tradition a step further by using the social media to solicit for, and document individual stories describing day-to-day experiences of the fuel scarcity situation across the country. Transforming data crowdsourced online into offline advocacy action, Spaces for Change’s executive director, Victoria Ohaeri featured on the morning news segment on CORETV…