DIGITALIZING THE FIGHT AGAINST DIRTY PROPERTY

The Economist Magazine of February 17th 2018 carried what readers of the magazine often regard as a commonplace advert. Yes, right there on the top right hand corner on page 79, it says that a detached 6-bedroom chalet with ‘stunning views’ over the Meribel valley in France, and close to the Rond Point des Pistes, […]

NIGER DELTA INSTITUTIONS TRANSPARENCY INDEX

Nigeria signed on to the open government partnership (OGP) as the 70th member in July 2016 with the commitment to deepen institutional and policy reforms. Access to information and citizen engagement are two of the four thematic areas of focus, these thematic areas speak directly to the basis and growth of transparency and accountability in […]

NDDC MOVES TO REVOKE CONTRACTS AS OIL-PRODUCING COMMUNITY DEMANDS COMPENSATION

By Chido Okafor (Warri) and Gordi Udeajah (Umuahia) 29 September 2017   |   4:29 am The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is set to revoke many contracts for projects in different parts of the oil-rich region to enable it to focus on strategic ones that would open up the areas. The commissioner representing Delta State […]

Will the owners of unoccupied Abuja estates stand up?

By Erhisohwode Assurance Ovie, ISWF Project officer According to the UNODC StAR report 2014, the Financial Action Task Force’s annual reports described in detail the variety and “creativity” behind money laundering mechanisms. An interesting feature of that “creativity” is that different types of crimes tend to rely on different types of laundering mechanisms. Relying on […]

GETTING NIGERIA READY FOR A GREEN ECONOMY

  Recent reports from around the world indicate that soon, there’s going to be a shift from a fossil reliant economy to a green one. That shift promises to be asymmetrical. Countries like the UK and Germany, after having spent a lot of money on research and implementation, have already set 2030/2040 to stop relying […]

BATTLE OF THE REFINERIES?

The federal government said in 2016, through the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, that Nigeria was putting in place measures in the oil sector aimed at meeting the needs of Nigeria’s local consumption before the year 2019. There is also information to the effect that the federal government is planning the concession of some of […]