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Opinion

Regional Development Commissions As a Restructuring Model, By Rafiq Raji

The Niger-Deltans got their NDDC after a violent insurgency. So did the North-Easterners, after what is still a murderous war in that part of the country. Shall we soon forget the costs to the economy when the then new Buhari adminstration attempted to stop paying compensation to supposedly repentant Niger-Delta…
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Opinion

The Demon of Car Acquisition As Nigeria’s Achilles Heel, By ‘Tope Fasua

- The N330 million luxury cars purchased for Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in 2016. If the Federal Government is spending N20 billion on new cars, each state will spend an average of N5 billion on a yearly basis. With 37 states, that is N185 billion. Most of the money heads…
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Opinion

NDDC: The Task Before Ndoma-Egba-led Board, By Michael Jegede

The new board headed by Ndoma-Egba should also create a template for the equitable distribution of projects among the states of the region and constitute a team for the monitoring, inspection and follow-up of projects to ensure efficiency and reduce the cases of project abandonment. The task before the newly…
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Opinion

Youth Restiveness, Militancy and the Intractable Problems of the Niger Delta, By Austin Emaduku

The most important way of ensuring sustainable growth is through infrastructure. So, as a short time measure, the Federal Government should mobilise massive funds for immediate investment in basic infrastructure across the region. This will not only raise the standard of living but will boost economic activities and employment generation.…
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Opinion

The NDDC Appointment: Isoko Gradually Taking Her Place In the Nigerian Project, By Ijebu Afoke Dickson

I wish the original premise for which President Muhammadu Buhari chose Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo as the Delta State representative on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board ahead of other Deltans is allowed to manifest, rather than the distractions of petty political squabbles. Standing idly by whilst a few increasingly…
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