On the 22 nd of October 2021, a select group of Ogoni leaders attended a parley at State House with President Muhammadu Buhari. Among other issues, the President stated that the ‘federal government will consider the request for the grant of pardon to finally close the Ogoni saga’. The President made this commitment to ‘consider’…
Socially relevant and need-meeting organisations in partnership with civil society movements have called on Nigerians to massively reject the long-expected PIB as it has failed to address fundamental issues.
A group of four not-for-profit organisations – Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), We the People, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN) – in Lagos on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at a media session rejected the PIB because, according to them, it fails to address key issues.
Civil society groups have rejected “the current version” of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for failure to address community, economic and environmental concerns.”
…Bill Negates Nigeria’s Commitment To Paris Agreement Fault PIB For Giving Oil Companies Overriding Power To Nominate All Members of BoT of Host Communities Call For Deletion Of Clause Seeking To Make Communities Forfeit Benefits Over Act Of Vandalism
Since Nigeria’s Fourth Republic began in 1999, the eight oil and gas producing states have received over N9 trillion under the derivation principle sanctioned by the nation’s constitution.
The chances of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to address problems in the oil sector, especially those which have to do with host communities, have got slimmer as host communities and some Civil Societies (CSO) have rejected the Bill for not accommodating their interests.
PIB: Host Communities in free-for-all at Reps’ public hearing over leadership (Updated) – Vanguard News
Room 028, the venue of the public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB was thrown into pandemonium on Thursday following a fight by some members of the host communities of crude oil reserves in the Niger Delta.
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.