Resource Rights and the Challenge of Governance in Nigeria

by Gordon Abiama

We watch, with bewilderment, the gulf between rich and poor grow. The world’s privileged few, lusting to amass wealth at the expense of the well-being of the vast majority, have effectively consigned the greater part of the world population to an endless life of hardship in the midst of abundance. Continue reading

Reform and Stakeholdership in the Niger Delta

by Gordon Abiama

It is well known that Nigeria’s oil industry is characterized by a high level of inefficiency and massive fraud that has resulted in billions of dollars in lost revenue.

So, the recent tongue-lashing of the Nigerian government by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria, Enerique Fernando Arrundell, should not have been a surprise. Arrundell denounced the Nigerian Government’s obsession to deregulate the oil sector. Continue reading