The Quest for Change and Reforms

Oil and Gas Technical Background Paper by by Ms. Lois Laraba Machunga-Disu and Miss Zumunta Machunga-Disu

At present Nigeria's energy sector is dispersed in supervision and policies. The recommended structure to meet those future needs starts with the revision of Nigeria's current policy and structure. Nigeria's hydrocarbon natural resource (crude oil and natural gas) in spite of its abundance and as the mainstay of over 80% of revenues to the nation, has NOT served as a catalyst for economic growth neither has it served as the major source of energy

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The Transformation from Fossil Fuel to Green Energy by Ms. Lois Laraba Machunga and Miss Zumunta Machunga-Disu

The focus of this chapter is crude oil and natural gas and its importance for the green deal Nigeria. The Nigerian economy and the oil and gas sector are in a dialectic state. Nigeria holds large reserves of a depleting resource that will expire or substantially decline in the next 15-20 years for oil and some 70 years for gas. Energy supply from fossil fuels results in climate change, which needs to be urgently addressed through adaptation and mitigating

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How Govt Spent Over $1 billion to Buy Peace in Niger Delta

“Vandalising, killing people, kidnapping people,” said Igbikis, 28, describing his life as a former member of the Niger Delta Strike Force, one of the rebel groups whose attacks in the creeks of southern Nigeria crippled the country’s oil industry. read full text featured image courtesy of

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Navy Seeks Community Support to Tackle Oil Theft

Nigeria Navy has sought community leaders’ support to fight oil theft in the Niger Delta.The Flag Officer Commanding the Central Naval Command, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Johnson Olutoyin, made the appeal in Bayelsa State on Friday when he visited the Amayanabo of Twon Brass, King Diette Spiff. read full text

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What Manner of President By Gbile Oshadipe

In the end, it is history as it is written that will be the ultimate judge. Will history be kind to President Goodluck Jonathan or will it rubbish him? Nigeria has progressed from a need to give democracy a chance (1999 – 2007 periods) to a critical phase in governance where the masses are impatient with undelivered promises. In the post-January fuel subsidy protest, they are no more willing to let the nation continue to drift. On Mr. Jonathan’s

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FG must implement subsidy report — NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) had warned that the allegations involving the chairman of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on fuel subsidy management, Rep. Farouk Lawan, must not be allowed to scuttle the implementation of the committee’s report. The two organisations said whether or not the chairman or even the entire members of the House committee solicited for, and received gratifications,

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Niger-Delta Youths Set For Showdown

(featured image courtesy A coalition of youth groups in the  Niger Delta region are set for a showdown with the Federal Government over alleged mismanagement of funds by the management and Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). view full text 

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Activists Demand Trial Of Indicted Officials

Activists in Abuja and Lagos yesterday began a campaign to pressure the Federal Government to begin the trial of officials indicted in the petrol subsidy scam exposed by the House of Representatives. (view full text) Featured picture source:

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I will be Disappointed If Jonathan Shuns the Report

The report was presented to the House, debated, considered and resolutions passed in a session that was intriguing. However, the committee members alleged they had to struggle with so many pressures, threats, intimidation and even blackmail sometimes from unexpected quarters before they were able to write and submit the 205-page report with its 62 recommendations. (view full text) View Subsidy Probe Report  

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Land and land use in Nigeria (2)

Who can own land? According to the Land Use Act of 1978, persons under the age of 21 years cannot be granted a statutory right of occupancy. When I was eight or nine years old, my mom bought me a piece of land in my father’s village. I only recently was given the receipt of purchase, which I guess would come in handy the day I decide to act like a grown up and plant roots in my fatherland. view full text 

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