Oyerinde murder: Group accuses Reps committee of bias

Group commends the House for rejecting the probe report. The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, NOPRIN, on Wednesday, accused the House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Petitions of bias in its handling of the petition against the Nigeria Police over alleged complicity and shoddy investigation of the gruesome murder of Olaitan Oyerinde on May 4, […]

Swiss oil deals: Group asks NNPC to produce certified true copies of documents

ANEEJ made an FOI request. The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, on Tuesday asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to produce certified true copies of the bid tenders, awards and other documents of the controversial multi-billion dollar oil deals with two Swiss firms. A Swiss-based non-governmental advocacy group, Berne Declaration, in […]

2015: Why Jonathan shouldn’t be censored – Ugolor

DAVID UGOLOR, human rights activist and Chief Executive of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), in this interview with Benin Bureau Chief, FRANCIS ONOIRIBHOLO, talks on the on-going merger talks among some political parties, Jonathan’s 2015 presidential ambition and the face-off between Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi and Niger Delta Minister, Godsday Orubebe, […]

ANEEJ, British Council seek prosecution of subsidy fraudsters

Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), in collaboration with the British Council and Justice for All (J4A), is seeking a thorough prosecution of perpetrators of fuel subsidy fraud with a view to ensuring that subsequently, anyone found guilty is made to face the full wrath of the law. Executive Director of ANEEJ, David […]

CORRUPTION IN OIL AND GAS SECTOR: NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT BLAMED FOR ENCOURAGING IMPUNITY

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] public affairs analyst and executive director of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), David Ugolor has blamed the lack of political will by the Nigerian government to carry out decisive actions on probe reports on the oil and gas sector as the major reason why corruption still thrives in the sector. […]

South-South People’s Summit: Matters Arising

BY INNOCENT EDEMHANRIA A section of the people of south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, from different nationalities, comprising governor of south-south states, national and state legislators, formal and serving ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Elder statesmen, Leaders of thought, captains of industry, youths and professional bodies had a meeting in Port Harcourt on […]

The Peoples’ Power In Promoting Good Governance

By Innocent I. Edemhanria The term ‘good governance’ has become a popular cliché among Chief executives of various tiers of government just as it has gained prominence in development in recent literatures  but sadly, there is not much on ground to show for the concept. Various scholars have attempted to define and elaborate on the […]

ANEEJ wants Wada, others tried for Iyayi’s alleged murder

BENIN—ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Benin chapter, has called for the trial of the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Idris Wada and others connected to the accident that claimed one of their colleagues, Prof. Festus Iyayi. The union also blamed the government of the state for attempting to distort the facts about the […]

N’Delta: Valiant Efforts to Reverse a Resource Curse

ThisDay Newspaper Analysts have for long insisted that the abundance of Nigeria’s resources is a ‘curse,’ which is slowing down the country’s pace of development, especially in the Niger Delta, the source of crude oil and gas, mainstays of the economy. However, government’s efforts at ameliorating the situation is being crucially complemented by the civil […]

Re-Branding Nigeria: A Waste Of Peoples’ Resources

By INNOCENT IGHODALO EDEMHANRIA The Minister of Information and Communications’, Prof. Dora Akunyili, recently unveiled a new initiative to market Nigeria with the Re-branding Nigeria Campaign. She also launched the competition for the logo and slogan for the campaign. According to her, the need to re-brand Nigeria had become important because of the unfair way […]