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Former United States of America (USA) Air Force veteran, Tanwa Ashiru yesterday said the country must address the burden and the plight of the Niger Delta people to effectively tackle the challenges of securing the oil and gas industry. He made the ...
Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari is currently meeting Niger Delta stakeholders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

And the shortfall, according to the finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun was caused by the unrelenting sabotage of oil pipelines by Niger Delta militants and the fall in oil prices. Adeosun, told newsmen in Abuja that the N429.1 billion was distributed under ...
According to a statement by the navy, the refineries were located around Jones Creek of Warri South West LGA of Delta State. The items destroyed in the raid include 200 metal tanks, 35 dug pits loaded with about 3,000 metric tons (MT) of product ...
"The Federal government has issued a new set of directives in its bid to accelerate the implementation of the (President Muhammadu) Buhari administration's new vision for the development of the Niger Delta," it said in a statement, referring to the ...
The Ogoni clean-up project falls under the environmental remediation programme of the new Niger Delta Development vision proposed by the Buhari Presidency.

Paul Boroh (Rtd.), Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty programme, says the Federal government is partnering with states in the Niger Delta region to provide land for ex-agitators for agricultural purposes. Boroh, who is also the special adviser to the ...
Abuja - The Presidency has finally come out with a bumper package aimed at accelerating the return of peace to the troubled Niger Delta region and ensure steady production of oil, Nigeria's biggest foreign exchange earner, and gas, the badly-needed ...
He said that government at all levels must cash in on the prevailing political lull in the Niger Delta region to give commensurate level of attention to oil producing communities and remove the peace process from limbo, adding that it must not be taken ...
A kinsman of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Richard Kpodoh, has declared that the people of the Niger Delta will massively vote for President Mu.
Niger Delta University is set to host no fewer than 25 African countries at the 2017 General Assembly (GA) of the Federation of African Medical students Association (FAMSA).
Four Niger Delta militants, who dropped their arms, went back to school and made First Class Bachelor's degrees, have been employed as lecturers by Benson.
There has been a deliberate policy by successive Nigerian governments to keep the Niger Delta question permanently in the back burner of national discourse, ...
The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), said amnesty programme has aided efforts to achieve peace in the Niger Delta, resulting in zero pipeline vandalism. Boroh, also the Special Adviser to the President on ...
As indications are rife that President Muhammadu Buhari may sack 10 ministers from the cabinet, whom many describe as being ineffective in their ministerial assignments, a group in the Niger Delta has thrown its weight behind the minister of Niger ...
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has urged the youths in the Niger Delta region to embrace peace and protect oil and gas installations from continued vandalism.
The paramount ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local government Area of Delta State, Pere Williams Ogoba, Oboro-Gbaraun II, on Wednesday tasked the federal government to urgently embark on the implementation of the demands of the ...

Against the views of the coastal community dwellers in the Niger Delta that the military presence in the region is to intimidate the people, the Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleman, has said that the presence of the military ...
In an opinion in UK, Comrade Victor James, President of Niger Delta youth Association World, stated that: ''truly speaking Niger Deltans do not love themselves.
"The cessation dates from of the growing season are predicted to extend well into December over most coastal states of the Niger Delta. "The length of the growing season is predicted to range from 100 days in the far north to 287 days in the ...
The vice president, who led the country while President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation, had visited almost all the states under the Niger Delta in an effort to restore peace in the formerly troubled region. Premium Times reports that the ...
It was introduced by the late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in 2009 and was aimed at members of armed militant groups that were present in the Niger Delta. This includes; the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Niger Delta People's ...
Former militants under the aegis of Niger Delta ex-Agitators, have expressed support for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government, stressing that they are ready to give peace a chance.
Last week, Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo ordered major oil companies including Anglo-Dutch Shell as well as US groups Mobil and Chevron to relocate their main offices to the troubled Niger Delta region, where most people remain impoverished ...
Discussants at a panel on promoting peace in Niger Delta have stressed the need for improved communication between the government and resident of the ...
Oil thieves in the Niger Delta have told Sky News they are desperate to be recognised as legitimate and put an end to the extensive environmental damage they are causing.
A coalition of four major militant groups in the Niger Delta has told the Acting-President, Yemi Osinbajo, that his fact-finding visit to the region can only be meaningful when he directly hears from the agitators or their representatives.
The governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson and the ex-governor of Delta State, James Ibori have resolved to jointly mobilize and employ the resources at their disposal towards tackling security issues plaguing the Niger-Delta region. This was made ...
Nathaniel Adojutelegan, the Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Prof. Claudius Daramola, has resigned his appointment.
A Niger Activist, Comrade Austin Ozobo has stated that the Secretary to the government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal should be called to order over alleged inflammatory and inciting comments against Christians in Nigeria.
Some youths in Gbaramatu kingdom have kicked against the Ijaw Youth council election that produced Eric Omare, former spokesman of the youth council as it national president last week.
In a statement signed by spokesman Aldo Agbalaja, the group said Prof. Osinbajo goofed in his "so-called interactions" with Niger Delta stakeholders, failing to ...
Contrary to allegations that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is enmeshed in corruption and spent a fortune buying 70 exotic cars for members of its Governing Board and management, indications are that the commission is evolving into a ...
Rufus commended the Minister of State for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Brig.
Troops of the joint Operation Delta Safe have arrested three individuals and destroyed 80 refineries in different parts of the Niger Delta, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, the coordinator of its Joint Media Campaign Centre, has said. A statement from ...
Paul Boroh says ex-militants are determined to make the Niger Delta region conducive for multinational oil companies to operate.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday continued his peace tour of the Niger Delta with a visit to Edo State where he said the Federal government was committed to a new way of doing things, especially in the oil producing communities and other parts ...
Mr Parkins Ogede, the Secretary, Ijaw youth Council (IYC) has commended the Federal government for directing oil firms operating in the Niger Delta region to relocate their headquarters to the region. Ijaw Youth Council reacts as Osinbajo orders oil ...
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo expected to visit Edo State on Monday as part of on-going dialogue to oil producing communities in the Niger Delta. A statement signed by John Mayaki, chief press secretary to Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the ...
Russian news agencies reported on Sunday that seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian captured by Nigerian pirates have been released.
The Niger Delta youth Coalition for peace and Progress (NGYCPP) on Sunday applauded the Minister of State for petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu's efforts of restoring permanent peace through reconciliation in the region.
The news report over the weekend indicates that the Federal government has "directed" oil companies operating in Nigeria to relocate their headquarters to the Niger Delta where their main exploration and production activities take place. This directive ...
Nigerian's acting president, Yemi Osinbajo has directed the relocation of all International oil companies head offices in the country to the Niger Delta. Osinbajo gave the directive at a town hall meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State during a visit to the ...
That host communities and multinational oil and gas companies operating in the oil producing areas of the Niger Delta region relate like cat and mouse is not ...
The Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Public Account, Moshood Oshun, has warned against provocative comments from any section of the country relating to the Niger Delta as well as crude oil. Oshun who stated this while ...
The Foundation for human rights and anti-corruption crusade, FHRACC, yesterday, called on Nigeria's Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo to ensure that i.
The Niger Delta Sixth Dialogue, focusing on 'Insecurity in the gulf of Guinea and Implications for the Niger Delta Region,' took place on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 in Abuja at the Sheraton Hotel. It was a Two-day Dialogue organised by the Academic ...
UYO-Plans are underway by the Federal government to make oil producing communities in the Niger-Delta region petrochemical industrial hubs in the country to give a sense of belonging and mitigate restiveness.
Nigeria plans to create a $20bn, a 27-square-kilometre industrial park in the Niger Delta region for a batch of new chemical plants that use Nigeria's abundant ...
"I am here as the emissary of President Mohammadu Buhari who after the visit of Pan Niger Delta Forum in November 2016 decided that we must undertake visit to engage with the leadership and people of oil producing communities of the region to hear ...


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