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.

Eko Atlantic City Project will further widen the gap between the rich and the poor – Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, is the Executive Director, Spaces for Change(S4C). Basically, S4C works to infuse human rights into social and economic governance processes in Nigeria. She was recently interviewed by National Weekender Newspaper on the Eko Atlantic City Project. She revealed that it is a project that will further widen the gap between the rich and…

Community Protests Against Mobil Oil Spill Thickens

A two-day conference, hosted by Spaces for Change in Eket, Akwa Ibom State coincided with widespread community protests against the unpaid N26 Billion Naira compensation for the environmental atrocities committed by Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited in the state. The aggrieved host communities: Eket, Ibeno, Ona and Esit-Eket are demanding compensation for the numerous oil…

Executive Director’s address at the 2-day Conference, PIB: Pulling Together for Environmental Justice

Text of an address delivered by the executive director of Spaces for Change, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri at the two-day conference, PIB: PULLING TOGETHER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE held in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Oil spills in the oil-rich Niger-Delta have attracted global attention. Because of increased dependence of the Nigerian government on oil revenues and imported…

The (Uncontrolled) Scramble for Africa’s Resources

By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri Over the last decade, the resource curse in Africa has disappointingly showed minimal signs of reversal, no thanks to the store of unmet expectations of developmental progress associated with natural resource finds.  No week passes without the announcement and ensuing celebration of mineral resource discoveries across Africa. These finds have rarely translated…

PIB: MINISTER’S POWERS NOT TOO MUCH – DIEZANI ALLISON MADUEKE

“The powers vested on the Petroleum Minister under the Petroleum Industry Bill  (PIB) are not excessive”, says  Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allisson Madueke. She made this statement at the Senate Joint Committee public hearing on the PIB held last Thursday at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, Nigeria. Consistent with its mandate to promote oil…