Host Communities Should Co-Sign FG-Oil Company Joint Venture Agreements – Ledum Mittee

Host communities should become parties to joint venture agreements between the federal government and oil companies. This view was expressed by one of the participants at Spaces for Change (S4C) Consultative Meeting on the PIB held in Port Harcourt yesterday, Monday, February 25, 2013. The meeting aimed to generate critical reflection and input from a…

Show Them the Ropes

By Yemi Onafuye Succession is important to me now as a young person, not because I am overly anxious to take over power but rather because I increasingly grow concerned over what tomorrow hold for this great nation, Nigeria. Who are the leaders of tomorrow? This is something to worry about considering the fact that…

Ezekwesili Got it Wrong! – Labaran Maku

Labaran Maku, Nigeria’s Information Minister, writes a rejoinder to a convocation address delivered by Oby  Ezekwesili at the 42nd convocation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. The recent statements by Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili at UNN’s convocation ceremony on January 24, 2013, betray a surprisingly limited understanding of government finances. These statements are even more curious in light of the…

Communities, Environment and the PIB

SPACES FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE            SPACES FOR CHANGE Consultative roundtable discussion on ENHANCING COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL          AGENDA 9.00 .a.m. – 10.00.a.m.                                 Registrations 10.00 .a.m. – 10.15.00a.m.                           Introductions 10.15. a.m. – 10.30.a.m.                                Opening Remarks by Victoria Ohaeri, Executive Director, Spaces for…