This article examines the centrality of environmental factors in the crisis in Nigerias Niger-Delta. It does this by a specific focus on the Ogoni crisis, issues involved state and multinational oil corporations responses and the transformation of the crisis into the international arena.
The article scrutinises the theory of ownership in relation to oil and gas exploration in the Niger-Delta. In the general context of resource control and derivation principles. It argues that advantages inhere in resource control by resource endowed communities and that ceding such power to the Niger Delta will enhance development. In conclusion, the article calls for an enabling act to increase derivation principle to 50% in order to assuage the feelings of deprivation by the resource bearing communities.
This paper focuses on the youths and their strategic position in nation building, especially in the electoral process. The paper argues that the youth constitute an important segment of society and as such conscious effort should be made to develop them.