Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Article: Where Nigeria’s Power Roadmap Missed Road

 By SKC Ogbonnia

Despite investing over $30 billion in the sector in the past 15 years,  Nigeria ’s epileptic power supply has taken a turn for the worse in recent months. Today, the total electricity supply is less than 2,100 megawatts (MW) for a country of over 170 million people. As a result, the citizens and businesses have resorted to use of electric generators to the point where some industry experts are now placing the frontal cost including imported fuel as high as the size of annual national budget. This mire has provoked a wide range of debates with a host of powerful voices overtly urging the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to scrap current power sector reform altogether. But any temptation to toe that line readily translates to a right cause on the wrong course. The problem is definitely not the policy by itself. The gospel truth that the highly celebrated Road Map for Power Sector Reform under President Goodluck Jonathan has simply missed road, but can and should be redirected.

News Release: Disastrous Performance Of The Seventh National Assembly Of Nigeria & Challenges Before The Eight National Assembly (Concluding Part)

Summation: This part (three) concludes the extensively researched appraisal of the parliamentary stewardship of the outgoing Seventh National Assembly of Nigeria. The appraisal was extended to the State Houses of Assembly for the purpose of setting the records straight and putting in public domain and consciousness of Nigerians the fundamental standard of measuring the modern public lawmaking functions in Nigeria. In the course of the referenced extensive research by ours ( International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law- Intersociety), it was indisputably established that parliamentary quackery and mercantilism have steadily remained the bane of the lawmaking processes in Nigeria since the arrival of the Fourth Republic National Assembly (1999-2003).

News Release: “Nigeria 2015: Beyond the Ballot”

On Monday May 18th, 2015, the Nigerian-American Leadership Council hosted a successful gathering of experts at the Rayburn Building of the US Congress, at an event aptly tagged: “Nigeria 2015, Beyond the Ballot.”  The Event was Co-sponsored by Office of US Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman Africa-Sub-Committee, and the Office of US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee.