Positions, Arguments & Debate at the Public Hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill

The House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) conducted a public hearing between May 15 – 16, 2018, inviting relevant stakeholders and the general public to submit memoranda that would assist them in considering three proposed oil reform regimes for passage into law. The three draft petroleum statutes scheduled for parliamentary…

Learning Event on Innovative Program Design and Implementation Approaches

Ford Foundation’s West Africa Office, in collaboration with Spaces for Change|S4C convened a two-day learning event on Innovative Program Design and Implementation Approaches on April 12-13, 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria. Fiscal Justice is one of the Foundation’s core priorities. Along this line, the event brought together partners and grantees of the Ford Founding, comprising representatives…

Memorandum Submitted to the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills

The Nigerian parliament, specifically the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills convened a public hearing on the underlisted draft oil reform statutes on May 15 – 17, 2018, namely: 1. Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHCDB) 2 Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill 2018 and 3. Petroleum Industry Administration Bill 2018.…

Analysis of the Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill has been split into a number of distinct legislations which now include: 1. Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2. Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHCDB) 3 Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill 2018 and 4. Petroleum Industry Administration Bill 2018.   The Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018 aims…

Consultative Meeting on the Petroleum Host Community Development Bill

On October 25, 2017, Spaces for Change (S4C) convened a consultative meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the Petroleum Host Community Development Bill, 2016. The meeting brought together 40 leaders of petroleum host communities, women, youth, cultural and non-governmental organizations, including the representatives of state legislative houses, academia and the media.   In his…