Energy Democracy

“Reject PIB for Failing to Address Key Issues” Being Text of Civil Society Position at a Press Conference on Petroleum Industry Bill Held in Lagos, Nigeria.

  Distinguished ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, The current version of the Petroleum Industry Bill failed to address community, economic and environmental concerns. We have convened this briefing and dialogue to review the state of our environment including the contentious PIB. Recall that only a few days ago, Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives passed…

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Environment & Climate Change

Beyond Profits: Review of Host Community Provisions in Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill 2020

Chapter 3 of the 2020 Petroleum Industry Bill makes provisions for the establishment and management of a petroleum host community development trust, as a framework for the transfer of development benefits to petroleum host communities. The objectives include to foster sustainable prosperity within host communities, provide direct social and economic benefits from petroleum operations to…

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Energy Democracy

Nigeria Natural Resource Charter 2019 Benchmarking Exercise Report: Precept 5-Local Impacts & Precept 11-Role of Extractive Companies

The Natural Resource Charter (NRC) is a set of principles intended for use by governments, societies, and the international community to determine how best to manage natural resource wealth for the benefit of current and future generations of citizens. The charter’s 12 precepts cover the different kinds of decisions and policies that are required to…

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Environment & Climate Change

…Again we Rose Against the Soot

In the last 24 months, residents of Port Harcourt the River State Capital have been battling with the emergence of hydrocarbon soot, the by-product of incomplete combustion coming from the many oil and gas industry outlets in the state. The soot which is clearly noticeable as tiny dark particles on surfaces is believed to have…

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