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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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