>Former President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Alatubo Charles Harry, told KELVIN EBIRI that the crisis rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been induced by certain powers within the Presidency and the Senate.
NDDC: Board crisis, power play cripple agency
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is at a historic crossroads having been caught in a web of intricate power play involving contending forces within the Presidency and the National Assembly.
Gains, pains as modern technologies take root in Nigeria
There is no gainsaying the fact that any job that follows a consistent routine and has a set of rules is vulnerable to automation.
Working with data from NAIIS, Nigeria can meet 2030 global target to end AIDS
At the moment, we can say that the country’s situation regarding the fight against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is good.
Much ado about hate speech bill
Like in March 2018 when the Hate Speech Bill was first introduced in the Senate but failed to get through to the third reading, as a result of public outcry against it, Nigerians are again up in arms against the bill following its reintroduction on Tuesday, November 12. The bill was reintroduced barely a week…
‘People in power are becoming intolerant and allergic to criticisms’
The federal government has initiated a social media Bill to regulate news dissemination in the country. Some Nigerians are saying that the Bill, if enacted into law, would gag the press, just like the Decree 4 promulgated into law during the Gen. Muhammadu Buhari....
Border closure bites harder, hobbles local production
Mid August, barely three months after signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), Nigeria initiated a partial border closure, which it later escalated to full closure.
Hamma: Border closure is good for textile industry, but we have other challenges
The swiftness with which the government closed the borders is not a surprise to anybody at all, because you can see they have almost every security apparatus stationed at the borders.
‘Non-prosecution of offenders encourages persistent electoral fraud’
The problems are reoccurring because we have had military dictators who transited from military dictatorship to civilian administration as our leaders.
Oil-producing communities reek of poverty despite over N10t 13% derivation
Despitethe receipt of over N10t from the 13 per cent derivation principle between 2000 and 2018, by Niger Delta states, the deplorable living conditions in oil-producing...