Columns

Politics and Nigeria’s Electricity Sector, By Reuben Abati

What the federal government must watch closely and be careful about is the repeated threat that it intends to either review the privatisation of the electricity sector or cancel it altogether, whatever that double-talk There are larger implications about investor confidence, cost of likely litigation, the sanctity of contracts, service…
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Opinion

The Crucial Structural Reform Nigeria’s Power Sector Needs, By Yusuf O. Ali

Having gone full cycle, I now appreciate the need for those who claim to be passionate about turning the Nigerian Power Sector around to channel more of their effort into formulating policies that affect the structure of the NPS instead of strategic and/or market policy reforms. As a part of…
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Opinion

Show Me the Money: the Nigeria Electricity Supply Conundrum, By Belije Madu

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is similar to a sprinter required to run the last leg of a relay race, for a Reform process which stared in 2005, with the passing of the ESPR Act, into law. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that the last leg of the race…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Lingering Energy Crisis: Any End in Sight?, By Victoria Ohaeri

One important lesson to learn from recent events is that the official policies and programmatic measures deployed to address the energy supply challenges in the country are just not working and it is time to explore new ideas and methods. The over-dependence of the energy sector on petroleum has slowed…
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Opinion

Electricity Tariff: Interrogating The Scope Of the Senate’s Oversight Responsibility, By Bolaji Niniowo

The settled position of law is that if the parliament believes that an agency of government is in default of its statutory mandate, the parliament could pass a law to overrule such agency or to narrow the agency’s jurisdiction. Legislative power of appropriation could also be used to restrict the…
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