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THE STATE OF ABANDONED PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

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Abandoned shopping mall complex in Port Harcourt

Travelling across the length and breadth of Nigeria, you would notice that it is dotted with abandoned projects from roads, bridges to factories. A member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Abbas Tajudeen representing Zaria Constituency said that over 5 trillion naira has been spent on these abandoned projects nationwide. According to the Founder of African Diaspora Research in South Africa, Professor Kole Omotoso, over 11,000 unfinished federal projects have been scattered across the country in the past 40 years. Both Abass and Omotoso are of the opinion that the neglect of the projects have been caused largely by policy inconsistencies and massive corruption. The Ajaokuta Steel industry is a clear example with a completion date of 1986, yet never saw the light of the day after the government of Nigeria had invested about $5 billion on the project, which was estimated to cost $650 million.

The federal government is not alone in the abandonment of projects. For first time visitors to the city of Port Harcourt, there is a massive Mall around the GRA axis that was abandoned in 2008, the project was supposed to have birthed the first shopping mall in the city. The Mall project was initiated by the former Governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omehia. In an interview with the former Governor, he threw more light on the state of the project.

During your tenure, you sited a project at the GRA junction, that project has been abandoned, a very nice project, why is it not completed and functional?

“It is still a very nice project, it would soon be completed.”

What plans are in place for it? Continue reading

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PENGASSAN ON THE MARCH AGAIN

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The recent outcome of the various Zonal elections of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (PENGASSAN) in Port Harcourt, Warri, Lagos and Kaduna reveal that the Union maybe going through a revolution as three of the incumbents lost to relatively new candidates. It appears that the political consciousness to reposition PENGASSAN may have just begun, following the opposition of members to the rising loss of jobs and redundancy in the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy with their votes.

A Comrade who prefers to remain anonymous said “that the poor performance of these leaders was responsible for their losses. He further stated that the economic recession impacted negatively on their popularity ratings. This was because most of the oil companies laid off many workers during the period, as a result of unfavourable economic climate.” It is believed that the lack of investment in the sector has led to a reduction in the creation and shrinking of jobs. This has made most companies to resort to casualisation of workers in order to cut down operating cost, thereby violating the extant labour laws of the land.

The former Zonal Chairman PENGASSAN Port Harcourt, Comrade Azubuike, M.A (PHD), said that “many companies have refused the unionization of workers.” This development is having a negative effect on the employment relationship in the sector. It has resulted in the exploitation of workers from the non-standard arrangement of work. This is because most employers are used to cutting corners when it comes to casual employment and outsourcing. Continue reading

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EU Brexit/Security Alert: We need deal with the EU to combat terror, experts tell Theresa May

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The UK’s full participation in European Union security and intelligence co-operation will be critical to the fight against terrorism after Brexit, leading British security experts have said, as Theresa May announced wide-ranging new plans to counter extremism. The growing demands for the prime minister to face down anti-EU forces in the Tory party and make membership of bodies such as Europol, the EU’s criminal intelligence agency, a top priority, came amid fears that Brexit could leave the UK with inferior access to key European databases and deprive British police forces of vital tools in high-level, pan-European anti-terror probes.

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Laleur Skin Cellular Renewal Review – prevent wrinkles naturally

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Laleur Skin Cellular Renewal Review – Skincare is undeniably a complex topic. Obviously, various skin types require diverse ways of caring and rejuvenating. As a matter of fact, one kind of care may not be convenient for other types of skin. Simply this means that everyone must know their skin type in order to realize…Continue Reading →

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