Outgoing US Deputy Ambassador lauds Ghana

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ghana has been lauded for being the first African country to join the Voluntary Principles (VPs) to guide extractive companies in maintaining safety and security of their operations.

Why Buhari may revisit dissolution of NEITI board

Thursday, July 23, 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has one of two decisions to make, and quickly too, if Nigeria is to escape the hammer of the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) over the recent sack of the Board of the Nigerian Extractive ...

Group Asks Court to Compel Governors, FG to Release Details of Allocation to States

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A group, Policing Nigeria Awareness Initiative, has sued 19 federal institutions, two labour unions in the country and governors who are in their second term in office as well as their immediate past counterparts for the release of information on the ma

Buhari's Dissolution of Fed Boards Threatens Nigeria's EITI Membership

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

With Nigeria due for compliant country re-validation process in January next, the recent dissolution of all federal boards including that of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has left the country's fate hanging in the ...

Unrest in NEITI over dissolution of govt boards by Buhari

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to dissolve the Boards of about 247 Federal Government agencies and parastatals on Thursday last week is causing ripples in the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Unfinished Dodd-Frank rule already having global impact

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Five years this week, President Obama signed the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, and with it, the landmark oil and mining sunshine provision, Section 1504. This section requires US-listed oil, gas and mining ...

Cardin Meets with Nigerian President Buhari

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement after meeting Wednesday with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

Board’s Dissolution Creates Uncertainty over Nigeria’s EITI Revalidation

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The federal government’s recent decision to dissolve all the governing boards of its agencies has allegedly sparked infighting among members of the Civil Society Organsations (CSOs) working in the Nigerian extractive sector and thus threatening the ...

Put Board Appointments of Anti-corruption Organisations under Public Scrutiny, CSOs Urge Buhari

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has been enjoined to ensure that fresh appointments to the Boards of anti-corruption organisations in Nigeria, whose core mandate are built on integrity, transparency and accountability, are based on careful selection and ...

Ban of 113 oil vessels, desirable for upstream sector transparency

Monday, July 20, 2015

Despite the pronouncements of many government officials, pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft have outlived past administrations with negative consequences on the nation and its economy. But UDEME AKPAN and CHIDI UGWU report that intervention of ...