What Does The Niger Delta Clean-Up Mean for Profiteers

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It has been announced by the Buhari Administration that the heinous cumulative oil pollution in the Niger Delta will be cleaned-up; this is very good news. The clean-up was recommended by the 2011 UNEP report (i.e. four years ago). Why it took so long to get to this stage can be said to be as a result of a confluence of sheer misgovernnance, inordinate oil wealth greed, political insensitivity and as you might have known already, corruption. So what is the predictable expected scenario of the clean-up in practice? Continue reading

Nuclear Power in Nigeria: Another Crazy ‘Pole Vault’

For many years the Government of Nigeria seems to be managed by a class of “capability pole vaulters”. Government officials tend ‘pole vault’ the nation into many projects they lack the capability, will or wherewithal to execute or sustain effectively. The latest pole vault project is the establishment of nuclear reactors as power plants to provide conatsnt electricity in Nigeria. This is a nation that cannot independently manage its uncomplicated thermal and hydroelectric power plants with any efficacy or credibility. Continue reading

Benzene kills: An Interview with Dr Cal Amayo of Ethiope Foundation

An introduction and interview with Dr Amayo of the Ethiope Foundation by journalist and educator Shanta Sultana at London South Bank University on the 13th of August 2012.

The End of Oil is the Beginning of Prosperity in Nigeria

One inexplicable phenomenon among Nigerians is their response to the news that Nigeria’s oil is facing a possible demise is a major export commodity. Economists and political scientists who I hang out with regularly are cynical if not fearful of the implications for that state known as Nigeria. This is probably to be expected. Continue reading

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