Some civil society groups have expressed concern over the manner in which some Panels of Enquiry on Police Brutality were being established in Cross River, Rivers, and other states of the federation, warning that the committees may not achieve the expected results. Executive Director of ‘We The People,’ Ken Henshaw, said the decision of some…
A non-governmental organisation, We the People, has expressed fears that the composition of various State Panels of Inquiry might undermine the genuine intention of federal and state governments to investigate the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Executive Director of We the People, Ken Henshaw, expressed this in a statement he issued in…
Mr Ken Henshaw, Executive Director, Center for Social Studies and Development (CSSD) says a decent Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) must address major concerns that will drive economic growth of oil producing communities and the country at large. Henshaw made this known at a Virtual Masters class on Precept 5 of the Nigerian Natural Resource Charter…
The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs under Mr Akpabio’s has been overshadowed by corruption scandals in NDDC which it supervises, although some of the cases predate his appointment in 2019.
As concerns grow among ex-militants that the federal government might be considering the termination of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), signs of a possible resistance are already building up in the Niger Delta region.
Civil society groups working in the Niger Delta have raised alarm over the level of unemployment in the region.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to suspend all procurements in Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a petition to the President, 29 civil society organisations across the Niger Delta recommended that supervision of the NDDC should moved back to the presidency.
Executive Director of a nongovernmental organisation, We The People (WTP), Mr. Ken Henshaw, has accused the Federal government of treating the warning to the Nigerian government by the United States of the infiltration of ISIS, Al- Qaeda and Boko Haram into the Southern part of the country with ignominy.
All the systems of benefits transfer to oil-producing communities put in place by the Federal Government have over the years, failed to address the exploitation, degradation and deprivation suffered by the communities, according to a report by Centre for Social Studies and Development.
THIRTY-FIVE leading Niger Delta-based civil society organisations, CSOs, and community organisations, on Wednesday, raised the alarm that while the National Assembly probe into the activities of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was ongoing, ‘bulk withdrawal’ was made from its account.
Oil and gas stakeholders and community development experts have listed several reasons why Nigeria currently performs abysmally in natural resource charter that has led to gross under-development of many rural areas where crude oil is mined and refined…
A coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria have called for the overhauling of the Niger Delta Development Commission and the disbandment of the leadership architecture of the commission.
Centre for Social Studies and Development, an NGO has called on Cross River Government to implement the Child Rights law to curb increasing number of children on the streets.
CENTRE for Social Studies and Development, an NGO has called on Cross River Government to implement the Child Rights law to curb the increasing number of children on the streets.
The increased number of street children in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, has drawn the ire of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Social Studies and Development which blamed the issue on the inability of the state government to implementing the Child Rights Law it domesticated.