Organised mining of solid minerals in the country began in 1903 after the British colonial government created the Mineral Survey of the Northern Protectorates. But despite over one century of mining activities...
Azobu: Right policy, investment in critical infrastructure crucial to solid minerals exploitation
No, I am not satisfied with the current level of foreign participation in the sector and indeed, we have a lot more to do in this regard. A number of incentives have been put in place to help attract global mining companies including...
Alatise: We must prioritise minerals needed for industrialisation, infrastructure requirements
High risk allocation in early-phase mining projects means that activities such as exploration and ore reserve estimation are the most difficult to obtain funding from standard project finance sources.
Nigeria: Western economic domination and challenge of illicit financial outflows
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the struggles of colonial states in the continent started culminating in flag independence, the optimism of the civil populace focused on the symbolism of being free from political and racial domination.
Adetiloye: Value-replacement of exploited resources must be ensured through appropriate laws
That foreign firms and multinationals control African businesses is not new, and that these companies are more prevalent in the extractive sectors is as old as colonialism itself, and it will continue for sometime. The extractive industry requires a lot of capital and technical know-how that are not immediately available in the domestic economy.
Ekiti 2018: Residents, voters express concern over electoral violence
As Ekiti people prepare to elect their next governor on July 14, there are fears that the state may witness a repeat of violence that has always characterised governorship elections in the state: Violence has always occurred before, during and after elections. In 1999, during electioneering campaigns, there was violence involving Alliance for Democracy (AD)…
Ojehonmon: Nigeria loses over N2b yearly for not engaging movie industry
Vice President, Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Forster Ojehonmon, spoke to OMIKO AWA on what the country is losing by not engaging the movie industry and the way forward for cinema in the country. Do we really have a cinema culture in the country? The cinema culture is gradually getting entrenched, but there is plenty…
Tomoloju: It’s time to consolidate on our cinema going culture
Playwright, arts and culture activist, Benson Tomoloju, is among stakeholders that are calling for cottage theatres to be set up in local councils across the country. The founding father of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), told OMIKO AWA that doing so would ensure that movies and plays are seen by greater…
Nigerian cinema: Still a long walk to maturity
Nigeria, with a huge population and multi-ethnic groupings ought to be a veritable market for the motion picture industry to flourish. But while countries with similar population and multifarious cultural groupings are using the cinema to project their image to the world, tell their stories, showcase their culture, create employment opportunities and also rake in…
‘Dearth of equipment, corruption responsible for Nigerian doctors’ migration overseas’
I want to look at this from the following angles- postgraduate openings, salary, quota system, corruption and job satisfaction. I will start with the availability of postgraduate positions.
Bassey: Black soot, an epidemic waiting to happen
An environment expert, and the director of ecological think tank, Health of Mother of Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimo Bassey spoke with ANN GODWIN in Port Harcourt, where he demands that urgent actions be taken to avert the impending human catastrophe.