On Our Radar
• #OndoDecides PDP opts for litigation
• Highlights from the Nuhu Ribadu-led Petroleum Revenue Special Taskforce Report
• BusinessDay Special Report
Three days after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in Nigeria to provide "24-hour water-tight security across the country before, during and after Sallah celebration," a suicide bomber on Sunday, rammed his car into St. Rita Catholic Church, Malali in Kaduna, killing fifteen persons and injuring scores of others.
#OndoDecides PDP opts for litigation
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State chapter, has said it would approach the election petition tribunal over the outcome of the governorship election in the state.
Highlights from the Nuhu Ribadu-led Petroleum Revenue Special Taskforce Report
According to a copy of the report seen by Reuters:
Nigeria lost N28.73 billion in cut-price gas deals.
Oil Ministers have handed out seven discretionary oil licences, including three awarded by Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke since 2010.
Traders buy crude oil "without formal contracts."
The report is yet to be made public but you can read the Reuters article.
"Government is committed to turning your calamity into a blessing. Those of you who lost farmlands would be given high yielding seedlings to make you improve your farm produce."
- President Goodluck Jonathan, during his visit to Makurdi, Benue
BusinessDay Special Report
On pages 54 & 55 of today's BusinessDay, we present some highlights of the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and some statics about Nigeria's finances.
5th Global Forum - UN Alliance of Civilizations, Vienna 2013
The 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) Global Forum, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, February 27-28, 2013, bring together an array of youths, political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, representatives of faith communities, journalists, etc. to work together and agree on joint actions to improve relations across cultures and religions and build a lasting peace. For more information, visit this link.
The Global Integrity Innovation Fund
The Global Integrity Innovation Fund calls for "brand-new, half-crazy, never tried before ways of addressing the challenges of transparency and accountability." Global Integrity will be investing in 10 to 15 ideas, with up to $10,000 per idea. For more information on how to apply, visit http://innovation.globalintegrity.org/
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team