Posts by aanuhukoko:

It’s Time to Re-structure and Re-brand the PTDF

Written on November 14th, 2009 by
Categories: Energy Development Project

It’s time to Re-structure and Re-brand the PTDF Established in 1973 by Decree No 25 of 1973 (now Act) the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is the pioneer government-owned oil and gas sector and industry special purpose vehicle (SPV) capacity building institutional framework for loca...
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NEITI – Where is Our Missing Oil and Gas Money? (II)

Written on November 10th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

NEITI – Where is Our Missing Oil and Gas Money? (II) Nonetheless, between 2004 and 2007, Obasanjo comically allowed and guided NEITI to conduct audits of the activities of the oil sector from the period 1999 to 2004 in order to reassure his international friends that he is on board with EITI pr...
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NEITI – Where is Our Missing Oil and Gas Money? (I)

NEITI – Where is Our Missing Oil and Gas Money? (I) Nigeria, under the Presidency of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007) became a member of the now global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2003. It is now time to examine what has been happening since then. Former Brit...
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The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation Launching: Matters Arising

Written on November 5th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation Launching: Matters Arising   On Saturday, 17 October 2009 at the Murtala Muhammad Square Kaduna, Nigerians of all walks of life and representatives of the international community witnessed the historic and august formal launching of the long awaited &ldq...
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The Kaduna ‘PTI’ Brouhaha – Let the Truth Be Told!

Written on July 30th, 2009 by
Categories: Energy Development Project

The Kaduna ‘PTI’ Brouhaha – Let the Truth Be Told! Three major developments (apart from the incessant rate of militants’ attacks on the nation’s oil production facilities) in the nation’s oil sector capacity-building enhancing framework seem to have generated some unnecessary controve...
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The use and abuse of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

Written on June 30th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

 The use and abuse of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) The chequered history of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) dates back to 1973 when the Fund was established under a Military Decree (now Act) No. 25 of 1973 (its forerunner was the now defunct Gulf Oil Compan...
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Budget 2009 and Powering Nigeria

Written on January 16th, 2009 by
Categories: Energy Development Project

Budget 2009 and Powering Nigeria http://www.businessdayonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2122:budget-2009-and-powering-nigeria&catid=96:columnists&Itemid=278 The expected free fall of crude oil price in the international crude oil market came so quick, sudden and took ...
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Budget 2009 and downstream oil sector

Written on January 12th, 2009 by
Categories: Energy Development Project

Budget 2009 and downstream oil sector   There are a few disturbing  omissions to be  observed in the 2009  federal budget presented to the two chambers of Nigeria's National Assembly (NASS) by President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (UMYA) on Tuesday, December 02, 2008. For example...
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The North: Underdevelopment, Poverty and Leadership Questions

Written on January 7th, 2009 by
Categories: General Articles

The North: Underdevelopment, Poverty and Leadership Questions   Towards the end of the year 2008, suddenly emerged fresh debates on the lingering underdevelopment, poverty and bad leadership and governance issues that afflict the northern part of the Nigeria over the years. It is on record that...
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The Return of Dr. Rilwanu Lukman as Petroleum Minister

Written on January 4th, 2009 by
Categories: Energy Development Project

  The Return of Dr. Rilwanu Lukman as Petroleum Minister – Can he turn Nigeria’s oil wealth from a curse into a blessing?                            ...
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