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The NPA-Intels Controversy

 By Eze Onyekpere

The recent cancellation of the pilotage contract between the Nigeria Ports Authority and Intels based on the advice of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, raises a lot of issues and unanswered questions. Apparently, on a misunderstanding of the terms of a contract entered by the NPA and Intels, the former sought the advice of the Attorney General who responded that the contract as a whole was not just voidable, but void ab (more…)

Timing: the 2017 and 2018 Federal Budgets, By Eze Onyekpere

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Instead of compiling a list of fresh projects in 2018, all the projects that were not implemented in 2017 should be in the 2018 budget as the first set and the second set will be the 40 percent which will be new projects. Whether the projects are called the 2017 extension or the 2018 budget, the important thing is that they are implemented.

Fellow Nigerians, while we are engaged in debates about restructuring, terrorism and insurgency, herdsmen/farmers clash, etc., (more…)

Sustainable Funding and Management of the Road Sector

 
By Eze Onyekpere

The inadequacy of road networks in Nigeria has become a major highlight of our poor and underdeveloped infrastructure. Experts, including everyday Nigerians, have noted that roads are poorly maintained; there is poor rural access and interchange facilities; poor road complimentary facilities and some areas totally lack motorable all season roads. Again, road development seems uncoordinated, the designs are poor and do not take cognisance of changing climate patterns (more…)