Enhancing Community Participation and Environmental Protection in the Petroleum Industry Bill

Environmental degradation and inequality in allocation of resource benefits have been at the root of insurgency in the Niger Delta. While multiple groups have emerged to protest perceived inadequacies and injustices created by the structural and institutional imbalances, the introduction of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) represents an important opportunity for addressing the massive environmental…

Reptiles Take Over Sen. Chris Anyanwu, Bethel Amadi Constituency Projects in Imo State

Wild jubilation erupted among the local populations in Uzoagba, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State when Senator Mrs. Chris Anyanwu (representing Imo East Senatorial District) and Hon. Bethel Amadi (representing Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives) announced their joint decision to build a primary healthcare facility within their village. Ecstatically, local chiefs…

VENTING ABOUT THE BAYELSA CRASH…

By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri The chopper went down. Souls perished. Investigations, as usual, have been ordered. Three days mourning have also been declared. And the routine blame and counter-blame games erupt among the populations, with the attendant religious, ethnic and tribal twists to a sad story. This is the story of Nigeria! I am neither going…

TOWARDS 2015: THE CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN! (1)

Promoting youth participation in the democratic process is one of the cardinal objectives pursued by Spaces for Change (S4C). The world watched with admiration as America went to the polls which saw Barack Obama re-elected in a keenly-contested presidential election. The issue-based political campaigns, the robust intellectual engagements involving both contestants and voters alike during…

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Vs. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: IN SEARCH OF A HEALTHY BALANCE

By Atim Ekemini-Uba Basically, the company is like a skeletal framework that derives its flesh and functionality from its stakeholders, investors who have entrusted their resources to help it grow and prosper, and the employees who invest their time and professional reputation for the business concerns to flourish. Therefore, the business of business is business…

PIB: Why We Must Get Involved

On November 17, 2012, Spaces for Change’s (S4C’s) executive director, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri was on IgboVilleHOTSEAT where intellectual giants meet to brainstorm and forge ahead in the drive for better enlightenment on issues of the day which affects Ndigbo individually and collectively as stakeholders in national development. In the three-hour online discussion with over 8,000 Nigerians…