The Benefits of the Passing of Nigeria’s PIB Will Be Top of the Agenda at African Energy Week 2021

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa:  The Nigerian Senate has officially passed the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Thursday the 1st of July 2021, after deliberation and input by both the executive and legislative arms of government. Having been revised on many occasions throughout the past thirteen years since it was first presented to the National Assembly in 2008, the PIB comprises a combination of 16 Nigerian petroleum laws that outline the framework to boost oil and gas output while enhancing the sectors attractiveness for international investment. By ensuring an enabling environment for…

Deltans Bare Minds On Legalization Of Marijuana In Nigeria

ASABA/Nigeria: Marijuana commonly known in Nigeria as Indian hemp, weed or Igbo, marijuana is a generic species of plant with compounds consisting of sativa. Its psychoactive properties, together with its mental and physical effects, endears it for medicinal and economic use. It is typically used for smoking, cooking, paper and fiber production, and its side effects, short and long term, include heightened paranoia, anxiety, impairment of physical coordination, increase in appetite, decreased mental ability, alertness and disorders. It is illegal to possess or use marijuana in Nigeria, in accordance with…

Okowa Restates Commitment To Increasing Women Visibility In Governance

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, reiterated his commitment to encouraging increased visibility in politics as he swore in five women among 18 new commissioners in the state. Okowa made this known at the ceremony at the Events Centre, Asaba, and stated that his resolve on the issue was a deliberate attempt towards enhancing women participation in decision-making process of governance. It would be recalled that in March, 2021, 17 women took oath of office as vice chairmen in 17 out of the 25 local government areas…