Nigeria’s Electricity Crisis: The Way Forward
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) notes with dismay the recent revelation that the General Olusegun Obasanjo administration “spent” about $16.00 billion on energy and power with no appreciable impact on Nigeria’s energy and power sector.
Issues from the Removal of Nuhu Ribadu
As usual in Nigeria, kites are being flown to see if the real stakeholders, the citizens of Nigeria, sit on the fence and accept the removal of Malam Nuhu Ribadu without making a fuss. It is obvious that Malam Nuhu Ribadu is getting closer to those who have been robbing and deflating the economy of Nigeria. Fortunately for those mortgaging the nation and her resources and unfortunately for Nigerians, the removal of Ribadu may not have come too soon.
A Case against the INEC Chairman
On the heels of the widespread denouncement of the last Nigeria general elections, dozens of the results are being nullified by the relevant Election Tribunals. Several Governors and legislators have had their “elections” overturned by the Election Tribunals. The Presidency is increasingly hounded by the prospects of a nullification of the result that ushered it in.
Nigeria is the world's sixth largest producer of crude oil. This is in addition to her huge reserves of mineral and agricultural riches and human resources. Nigerians therefore should be enjoying some of the highest global living standards; unfortunately the reverse is the case. According to official records, the country now has some of the lowest living standards despite being one of Africa’s most endowed countries.
Rejoinder to the Vanguard’s Publication of Sunday August 19, 2007
The attention of the National Association of Seadogs aka Pyrates Confraternity has been drawn to a publication in the Sunday Vanguard of Sunday 19, 2007 titled: “Rivers battles 103 cult groups - The genesis of problem; solution, by ex-militants”.
The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), views the just concluded Nigerian elections (April 14 and 21, 2007) as a robbery of the collective will of the Nigerian Citizenry. It has set back hopes of a brighter future of development and opportunity in Nigeria.
Recent events in Nigeria surrounding accusations and counter accusations of misapplication, misappropriation or is the outright misuse of public funds accruing to the Petroleum Technology and Development Fund (PTDF) by the President and his Vice portend grave dangers to the principle of accountability as a bedrock of democratic ethos.
It is common knowledge that the relationship between the President and his Vice has been fractured for years and has stretched from courteous accommodation to downright hostility. On December 22, 2006, this situation came to a head. The Presidency, it is now alleged, ostensibly released a statement in which it “declared” the position of the Vice President now vacant.