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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Opinion

Dear President Buhari: the Imperative of the Mandela Option, By ‘Tope Oriola

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Let me begin by thanking you for your letter dated July 21st, 2015. It was great to have you formally acknowledge the receipt of my book. I hope that you find it useful as you map out strategies for resolving the issues in the Niger Delta.…
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Guest Columns

Akwa Ibom, NDDC and the Appointment of an Acting Managing Director, By Ibanga Isine

The legitimate right of Akwa Ibom State to file a candidate to complete its tenure as NDDC managing director, and the right of its people to occupy relevant offices in the Commission based on its position as largest oil producer in the country cannot not be wished away or donated…
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