Opinion

Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and the Urgent Need to Reform NNPC, By Najim Animashaun

...passing the PIB will never be enough on its own. Implementation requires ensuring that the habits and culture of the past do not infect the new organisation. This means putting in place a board of the most proficient hands with the skill sets needed to turn our strategic national assets…
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Opinion

Fuel Subsidies In Nigeria: Time To Dump Them For Good, By Christopher Beaton & John Adeoti

Nigeria and its people have suffered enough self-harm from the toxic relationship with gasoline subsidies. They deserve better. It’s time for all stakeholders — government at all levels, private sector organisations, labour unions, civil societies, students and youth groups — to stand up and agree that fuel subsidies aren’t welcome…
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Columns

Story of the Vanishing Loaf: How To Kill a Local Company, By Azu Ishiekwene

...GE is saying, among many other tongue-in-cheek things it has said over the years, that it has handed over the liability in the dispute with Arco to one Baker Hughes, a so-called successor company unknown to the original contract. That was after it said it was unwilling to reopen the…
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Columns

The Prospect of Oil and Gas In Northern Nigeria, By Hannatu Musawa

Questions surrounding whether the NNPC invested enough funds in seismic data acquisition and drilling in these areas or whether the cessation of oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin and Benue Trough is related to geopolitical issues in the country, will continue unless more efforts are made. The new group…
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Opinion

Atiku’s Presidential Dream: An Obituary, By SKC Ogbonnia

The imminent defeat should not be attributed to other needless underhand tactics of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), such as the heedless removal of the chief justice of the federation or the artless death threats to foreign election observers by a sitting ruling party governor. The problem is simply…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Beyond Oil: Only An Academic Irrigation Project Can Save Nigeria!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The 'blessings' of oil and natural gas cannot last forever. What Nigeria needs now is not drilling for oil in dry basins but a recycling of oil and gas into knowledge by reforming the school system, improving vocational training and funding universities as knowledge hubs. There is no way forward…
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