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Wike: The other side of a fighter, by Donu Kogbara

Wike: The other side of a fighter, by Donu Kogbara

I went home to Rivers State last weekend to participate in a celebration and Anglican thanksgiving service. They were hosted in Koroma, Tai Local Government Area, by Senator Barinada Mpigi, a fellow Ogoni and friend. And the special guests of honour were Chief Godswill Akpabio, the Senate President, and Chief Nyesom Wike, our former governor […]
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Nigeria gasps for technology, investment in oil, gas

Nigeria gasps for technology, investment in oil, gas

With initial commitment to exploration and production, previous administrations in Nigeria had projected to increase the nation’s oil reserves from less than 28 billion to 40 billion barrels by 2020 for some reasons. First, the increased reserves were expected to enable the nation increase its production capacity and earn re revenue. Second, it was also targeted at prolonging its involvement in oil business.

IYC decries illegal mining in North, calls for resource control

IYC decries illegal mining in North, calls for resource control

IJAW Youth Council, IYC, has called for amendment of the constitution to allow states control and harness natural resources in their areas, noting that with illegal mining activities by individuals seemingly allowed in the north the Niger Deltans should also enjoy such over oil
National President of the body Roland Oweilaemi in a statement made available to Vanguard, said with stories coming from the north over individuals mining solid minerals belonging to the nation the body will not hesitate in its drive for a constitutional reform to allow states in the Niger Delta exercise control over resources in their domain.