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Alleged $620 Bribe: Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Re-arraigned

Former Chairman, House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan and the committee secretary, Boniface Emenalo, were re-arraigned Wednesday before an Abuja High Court of the Federal Capital in Gudu. They were arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on receipt of bride and abuse of office in relation to the allegation that they collected $620, 000 as bribe from the Chairman, Zenon Oil and Gas, Femi Otedola, in order

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Govs back fuel subsidy removal

State governors yesterday rose from the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja announcing their endorsement to Federal Government’s plans to end fuel subsidies starting from January, saying the move was economically justified. view full text

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Dual Hegemonies: A Dialectical Appraisal of Niger-Delta Politics by Uvie Edo

The revival of insurgent revolution aptly defines the resistance to the hypodermic model of exploitation in Africa. This paper examines the case of Niger-Delta sandwiched between dual hegemonies, foregrounding misappropriation of revenue accruing from oil resource in the area right from history. This is followed by formation of agitation groups with strong retrograde objective, though flawed by inter and intra community ethnic level split resulting

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Oil-Led Development: Social, Political and Economic Consequences by Terry Lynn Karl

Proponents of oil-led development believe that countries lucky enough to have “black gold” can base their development on this resource. They point to the potential benefits from enhanced economic growth and the creation of jobs, increased government revenues to finance poverty alleviation, the transfer of technology, the improvement of infrastructure and the encouragement of related industries.... read full text deposito images

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