In 2001, when Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe, an island nation close to the equator, signed a 45-year treaty for the joint exploration and exploitation...
Adesanya: Technocrats needed to make JDZ achieve projected goals
Former President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Abiodun Adesanya, who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of Degeconek...
Fresh data could lead to new discoveries - Garba
The Nigeria-Sao Tome & Principe Joint Development Zone is a legitimate creation of United Nations Maritime Treaty that permits countries to jointly exploit resources of their contiguous economic zones.
How I will run my government, says Fayemi
On Tuesday, October 16, Dr. Kayode Fayemi would be sworn in as the governor of Ekiti State for the second term. The expectations are high, but these are not strange to the new governor, who had governed the state before. In this exclusive interview with MUYIWA ADEYEMI, the former minister of Solid Mineral Development gave…
Ekiti people set agenda for Fayemi as he resumes for second term
Ekiti State was carved out of old Ondo State in 1996 by the then Head of State, General Sani Abacha. The state is largely agrarian. In other words, agriculture is the mainstay of the state economy and it employs 75 per cent of the state working population. The current population of the state is put…
Nwaulune: We need more spectrum allocation from ITU
Director of Spectrum Administration at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Austine Nwaulune, in this interview with ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, spoke on spectrum management, administration and how the commission has been able to boost government coffers with attendant revenues. What are the new developments in spectrum administration in the country? SPECTRUM management in Nigeria is improving and…
Spectrum constraints limiting internet penetration
The demand for wireless broadband has soared due to technological innovations such as 3G and 4G mobile services, and the rapid expansion of wireless Internet services. As a result of this, many new and emerging radio services and technologies are competing to have access to the spectrum. The Electromagnetic Spectrum is a unique natural resource…
Governance, infrastructural development suffer setback as elections draw near
Expectedly, every pre-general election year in Nigeria is always crowded with pre-election activities, ranging from party primaries, electioneering campaign to elections. This year is not different, as it has been observed that politicians and elective office holders have abandoned governance in pursuit of their 2019 political ambitions.
Nigerians groan as road, bridge projects stall for years
In January, the Federal Government said it was undertaking various road projects worth N2.8t across the country.
2019: Gimmicks politicians deploy to woo the electorate
Since the return of democracy in 1999, politicians and political office holders have devised many means of wooing or tricking voters whenever elections are near. Call it stomach or pocket infrastructure, call it youth or women empowerment scheme, it is not as realistic or laudable as it sounds.
‘Many of us were sent to prison because we demanded for independence of the country’
As the nation marks its 58th Independence anniversary on October 1, one of the few surviving nationalists and first minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, in this interview with Southeast Bureau Chief, LAWRENCE NJOKU, bared his mind on the country’s journey to nationhood. Excerpts. Fifty-eight years after independence, how do you see our march to nationhood?…
How to make straight, the road to 2019
With about 140 days to the 2019 general election, which promises to be a major milestone in the country’s fledgling democracy and representative government, pre-election politics and rising tension is getting the atmosphere saturated with intrigues and fears.
2019 polls: We cannot take anything for granted – Nwankwo
I think it is too early for me to state or reach a conclusion on the extent of preparedness of INEC for the February 2019 Nigeria General Elections. INEC developed an Election Project Plan (EPP), which outlined its roadmap towards conducting elections in February 2019.