UNEP REPORT: ONE YEAR OF INACTION

Today, August 4, 2012 marks exactly one year the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) delivered the report of its assessment of the environmental devastation in Ogoni land, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Among other things, the report disclosed that:  ›1. The impact of oil on mangrove vegetation in Ogonilandvary from extreme stress to total…

PIB: An Elixir for Oil and Gas

 Chika Amanze-Nwachuku and Ejiofor Alike of THISDAY, write on the origins of the Petroleum Industry Bill, its objectives, and the tortuous labyrinth it has passed through for over a decade…   Birth of a Bill The desire to restructure and improve the management of Nigeria’s hydrocarbon resources, transform the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into…

It’s About Making Government Work For Us

By Julie A Dee Julie A Dee I believe if Nigerians who consider themselves patriots all kept their eyes on progress being made on their own states of origin, spent half the time getting to know better and constructively criticizing their state governors, and local government chairmen, we’ll have more responsible state chief executives. Unfortunately,…

EDO DECIDES – PHOTOSPEAK

Adam Aliyu Oshiomhole Wins Edo Guber Elections! Oshiomhole rejoices with Edo native chiefs just after INEC declared him governor-elect Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been declared winner of yesterday’s governorship election in Edo state with a total of 477,478 votes against PDP’s 144,285 votes. A total of 17,280 votes were cancelled. The incumbent governor polled a…

BOKO HARAM: ORITSEJAFOR ADDRESSES US CONGRESS

Statement of Ayodele Joseph ORITSEJAFOR, President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)Oversight Hearing Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights on “U.S. Policy Toward Nigeria: West Africa’s Troubled Titan  July 10, 2012 Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Chairman Smith and Members of the Subcommittee, I want to thank you for the opportunity today…

Serving Nigerian Senator Killed in Jos

Senator Gyang Dantong Nigeria’s serving senator Gyang Dantong Dalyop of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), representing Plateau North has been killed by unknown gunmen at Maseh village in Riyom LGA of Plateau State. He was gunned down while attending the mass burial of about 50 persons gruesomely murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen during the Saturday…