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AMNESTY: Anatomy of an ill-conceived initiative

INDICATIONS are that the amnesty granted Niger Delta militants who have successfully shut-in 1.32 million barrels per day of Nigeria’s crude oil production may fail to achieve the objective for which it was designed if major acts of sabotage against oil and gas facilities recorded since the announcement was made by President Umaru Yar’Adua is anything to go by.

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Isoko laments underdevelopment, seeks Govt attention

PORT HARCOURT : THE people of Isoko in the Niger Delta have lamented what they termed gross neglect of there area by the federal government. President General of the Isoko nation, Peter Ovie Erebi who spoke in Port Harcourt said it was sad to note that long after oil was discovered in the area in commercial quantity there were still challenges of underdevelopment in several communities in the area.

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Protest: The Greek example

By John Owubokiri THE Greeks of ancient times gave the world the theory and lexicon of democracy; the French, God bless them, exemplified its practice. The Greek generations of the late 18th century and early 19th century were regarded in Christian Europe as the degenerate descendants of their noble ancestors. Straddled politically by an Ottoman
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Intense lobbying rocks PHCN over 6000 MW

FOLLOWING the federal government’s decision to boost electricity generation nationwide to 6000Megawatts (MW) by December 2009, the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has come under intense lobbying from politicians and contractors across the country for the purposes of cornering subsequent awards contracts for actualisation of the project

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Fraudsters take over kerosine supply

Victior Ahiuma-Young AS Consumers groan under the yoke of  scarcity of DPK (Dual Purpose Kerosine), indications have emerged that conmen and fraudsters have taken over the kerosine supply network in Nigeria and are feeding fat on dealers’ funds. Investigation by Sweet Crude revealed that the deregulation of Kerosine market by government has not only created
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NNPC, police connive with pipeline vandals – NUPENG

THE menace of pipeline vandals either in the Niger Delta region and other places where the pipeline runs across the country has been a major reason why the nation now depend on 100 percent on trucks for haulaging of petroleum products with its concomitant risks to both human and the Nigerian economy. the Lagos Zonal Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), in-charge of the Western states including Kwara state, Comrade Tokunbo Korodo in an interview with Sweet Crude Correspondent, Victor Ahiuma-Young, did not only allege heavy connivance with staff of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and security agents especially police with the Vandals, but disclose that members pay through their nose to secure pipelines located in the south western part of Nigeria.

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Corruption Index: Deep Blue Energy tom pilot Nigeria out

ANITA Omoile just retired as Forster Wheeler’s Vice President for Sub Saharan Africa and without leaving anything to chance, she has launched herself into another enterprise, Deep Blue Energy Services is a resource and solutions management company which is organising a training programme with the theme: Bribery and Corruption: Avoiding the Pitfall, sometime this month. In this interview Hector Igbikiowubo, Editor of Sweet Crude, she speaks on a wide range of issues including ongoing oil industry reforms, her stint in Forster Wheeler and her agenda for Deep Blue

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