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

Essential Transition for the Empowering of Communities

by Shirley-Anne Hardy

The earth… and all things therein, are the general property of all mankind, from the immediate gift of the creator…. There is no foundation in nature or in natural law why a set of words upon parchment should convey the dominion of land. — William Blackstone (1723-80)

How simple, how clear — how fundamental! Thanks be to Progress of Australia for printing this powerful wake-up call on the front cover of its January-February issue! Continue reading