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CORRUPTION IN THE NIGERIAN POWER SECTOR

By: Ebi Dressman The Nigerian power sector has been faced with several challenges leading to reform initiatives. In spite of the provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005, the reform is yet to yield desired or anticipated result, largely owing to corruption and impunity of perpetrators, regulatory lapses and policy inconsistencies. The country has also lost more megawatts in the post-privatisation era due to corruption, impunity, vandalisation of gas pipelines, among others. A report titled: “From Darkness to Darkness”, published by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP),…

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BAYELSA STATE GOVERNMENT HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT LOAN, AND THE NEGATIVE EFFECT OF THIS LOAN AGAINST STUDENTS…

By Ebi Dressman I’m calling for something truly transformational: Universal free public education and cancellation of student loan. According to the words of one of the student in the state own University, “Growing up, my dream was to become a teacher. And I knew that if I wanted to teach, I had to get a good university degree. But then things turned upside down. Government of the day decided to make education so expensive that an ordinary Bayelsa child can’t get educated. The state owned varsity hike tuition fee and…

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NIGER DELTA AMNESTY: HOW THE PROF. CHARLES DOKUBO LEADERSHIP HAS STABILIZED AND MAINTAINED PEACE IN THE REGION THROUGH THE VARIOUS INTERVENTIONIST PROGRAMMES INITIATED…

By Ebi Dressman Since independence in 1960, insecurity has been a feature of the Nigerian State as conflicts in different parts of the country continued to make life insecure. In the Niger Delta, violence was once the bane of the region where conflicts occurred for over some decades. Beginning from the pre-colonial period, the region witnessed a series of conflicts, which had their roots, initially in the protest against injustice, and in recent years, it digress to the quest for resource control. All efforts to resolve conflict in the region…

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Re: The Legend of Buratai

By: Philip Agbese Being a full text of speech delivered by the Guest Speaker, Philip Agbese at the public presentation of the book in Abuja on Friday, May 17, 2019. I welcome you all to this occasion, the public presentation of the prosaic rendition of the counter-terrorism efforts in our dear country, Nigeria, encapsulated in the book, “The Legend of Buratai”, authored by a distinguished scholar and publisher, Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Sani. First, let me clarify that I am still a junior scholar in this field and unworthy to bear…

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PMB’s ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR: THE PROGRESS, THE CHALLENGES

What Needs to be done to give Nigeria positive perception  on the global stage By Ebi Dressman Corruption is as old as human existence and the phenomenon called CORRUPTION as many forms or classifications. We have the following forms of corruption: supportive corruption, transactional corruption, extortive corruption, traditional and modern corruption, local, national and international corruption, or representational corruption and grand and petty corruption, respectively. Corruption is a major challenger for our country developmental growth as it is for many parts of the world. It thrives best where good democratic…

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Buhari’s govt, worst in Nigeria’s history – Agbakoba

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst in the history of Nigeria. Agbakoba, who is one of the leaders of the National Intervention Movement, described the last four years under Buhari as locust years, saying the Coalition of United Political Parties were determined to save the country by bringing Buhari’s reign to an end. He described Buhari’s re-election mantra of “Next Level,” as a failed document and one lacking in “conceptual overhang”. Agbakoba, who…

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Akwa Ibom Siege: SING Condemns Siege On Akwa Ibom House Of Assembly, It Is A Treasonable Act.

  The Save Ijaw Nation Group (SING) is totally dismayed and in shock over the recent coup staged at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly when men of the Nigerian Police Force shut down the complex and prevented lawmakers from gaining access to perform their legitimate duties. As a pan Niger Delta group, we must express our shock, and we must stand forth to resist any attempts by anybody to destroy democracy and impose the will of the minority, on the majority of the Akwa Ibom people. The invasion…

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Nigerians condemn America’s Blac Chyna over planned sales of bleaching cream

Nigerians on social media have expressed their displeasure over Blac Chyna’s upcoming bleaching cream sales in Lagos. The 30-year-old American influencer is billed to kick off her first Nigerian visit on November 24 with a pool party in Abuja and pop-up sales of her latest bleaching cream collection in Lagos on November 25. Chyna recently took to her Instagram @blacchyna to endorse a bleaching cream, which is a result of a collaboration between her and skin whitening advocate, Dencia. The cream which will be available for 90, 000 Naira per…

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WASSCE: 39, 557 obtain five credits in English, Maths – WAEC

Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Olu Adenipekun, Wednesday announced that 39, 557 candidates obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English Language and Mathematics in the last West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in the country. Adenipekun, said the figure represents 35.99 per cent of 109, 902 candidates that sat the examination. He also disclosed that 63, 037 candidates representing 57.36 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five…

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Osinbajo, Amaechi meet Obasanjo [PHOTOS]

Images have emerged of a meeting Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Director General of the President Mohammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Rotimi Amaechi held with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The meeting between the duo and ex-President Obasanjo was held in Ota, Ogun State behind closed-door. Newsmen report that the meeting held hours before the Book Launch of former President, Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja. Media people were not allowed to cover the said meeting.

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