Opinion

Nigeria: A Country of Zero Consequence For Misdeed, By Umar Yakubu

...not a single public official has been sacked or has gone to jail for scandals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Federal Ministry of Finance, despite several reports factually stating that billions of dollars went missing in…
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Opinion

From Subsidy To Under-recovery: A Persistence of Illegality, By Eze Onyekpere and Gregory Okere

If the president is interested in maintaining the price of PMS at the extant value, he should make a formal request for a subsidy regime which will be vetted by the National Assembly before spending without appropriation is an original sin against the constitution and we dare say, constitutes an…
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Opinion

The Deregulation Debate: A Practical Guide To Deregulating Petrol Prices, By Odion Omonfoman

Any effective deregulation of PMS prices would need to deal with the Nigerian factor, in terms of profiteering, price collusion, pump price manipulation and product hoarding to create artificial scarcity. Perhaps, no other factor would determine the successful deregulation of PMS prices more than Nigerians themselves. The debate for the…
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Opinion

Subsidy Reform: Expanding Opportunities for Women’s Welfare Gains, By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Considering the key energy access issues Nigeria is facing, leading to the current efforts to redesign and implement substantial energy sector reforms, it is hoped that the government will take steps to understand and make informed choices regarding energy sector reform policy implementation and improve development outcomes for women. There…
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Opinion

Deregulation: A Painful But Best Way to Remove a Malignant Tumour, By Ata Udo

Deregulation of the industry would open up the market for newer investors with the right will and capacity to come in and manage the system properly. The open market would guarantee full private sector participation. Jobs would be created for Nigerians as new investments in refineries, retail outlets and other…
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Opinion

The Way to Take NEITI Forward, By Hannatu Musawa

NEITI (Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) is the body in Nigeria with the statutory mandate to ensure transparency in the extractive industries. The extractive industries in Nigeria comprises mainly of the petroleum and mining sectors. The objectives, nature, structure, principles and procedures of NEITI are derived from the Extractive Industries…
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Opinion

In Defence of Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Anyaegbunam: The Story of Civil Vs. Public Service, By ‘Tope Fasua

She did ramble a bit but I picked one very important question she asked the president. It was something to do with how the president will infuse the civil service with his 'burning fire' for reform, so that they can turn a new leaf. She said something about the president…
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Guest Columns

President Buhari, Its Time To Let Go of Petroleum Prices, By ‘Tope Fasua

I think there should be other things to do with money than throw it at these people, for the purpose of petroleum. Let them ground the country if they biggest favour Buhari can do Nigeria – and himself – right now, is to totally get out of that market. Let…
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Opinion

Fuel Scarcity Stories and the Imperative of Subsidy Reform, By Victoria Ohaeri

Nigerians are yet to start seeing the impact of the reforms in the energy sector. A large percentage of the petroleum products consumed in the domestic market are imported with additional costs in shipping, storage and distribution. Retaining subsidies means that monies that could have been used to fix the…
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