Managing Plastic Bag Pollution: Policy Options for Lagos State

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Plastic bag pollution

Ridwan Bello What can Lagos State learn from options that have been applied elsewhere to curb plastic bag pollution? Key points Use of plastic bags has increased massively over the past few decades. Widespread production and use of plastic bags cause environmental pollution, constitute danger to public health, and contribute to depletion of natural resources. Policy options that have been …

Local Content for the Power sector

Folarin Gbadebo-Smith Energy & Environment

On December 24, 2014, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) promulgated regulations geared towards stimulating local participation in the power sector.  The regulations require all engineering, legal, and insurance services in the power sector to be rendered by Nigerian companies registered with relevant authorities, except where foreign firms collaborate with Nigerian firms.  The regulations include the following enforcement mechanisms:  A …

Nigeria and her oil: seeking reforms to poor governance of petroleum wealth

Amaka Blog, Energy & Environment

On December 9, the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) launched its second benchmarking report with a media event in Lagos. A similar event was held two days later in Abuja. This assessment of the governance of Nigeria’s petroleum wealth was conducted against the twelve precepts of the Natural Resource Charter. The NNRC, led by an independent, multidisciplinary expert advisory panel of 14 …