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New PIB: Host communities on the lurch?

Dr Bukola Saraki  New PIB: Host communities on the lurch? Saraki

While no one can say that the Nigerian petroleum resources sector is known for transparency, most would readily agree that it wields a lot of power. The sector has effectively determined the political, economic, social and cultural paths of the nation since its ascendancy as major income earner for the nation. As its power rose, so the attendant impunity, including ...

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Rights group urges Muhammadu Buhari not to discard PIB

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI  Rights group urges Muhammadu Buhari not to discard PIB OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI e1427010213227

A report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) asking the Muhammadu Buhari administration to discard the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is not only unfortunate but is one that will also embolden oil multinationals to continue their impunity which has polluted the Niger Delta and eroded Nigeria’s revenues, the Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has warned. The ...

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Oil spill, gas flaring concerns dominate petroleum bill critique

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and environmental experts last week in Abuja attempted a review of the controversial draft Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), in the bid to ensure that provisions relating to environmental and livelihoods protection serve the desired purpose. Organised by Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the daylong forum likewise ...

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