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... the English Courts can hear two legal claims on behalf of over 40,000 Nigerians against Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), in relation to environmental damage caused to two separate communities in the Niger Delta. / AFP PHOTO
Oil giant Shell has defeated the latest legal bid by thousands of Nigerians to have their damages claims over pollution dealt with by the English courts. Last year, a judge in London made a ruling which meant that any compensation actions by two Nigerian communities affected by oil spills would have to be ...

In the midst of plenty and abundant natural resources given to the region by God Almighty the Niger Delta sits, sleeps, swims and eats in absolute poverty. The environment is degraded. The psyche is weak. The reward for patience is poor. To compound matters the Nigerian state has added a million ...
He said that government was concerned about the porous airspace in the Niger Delta region and the fact that many helicopter operations are not being monitored so the multilateration project is aimed at capturing these helicopters and linking their operation to radar which provides surveillance and air ...
That day 100 new stars were unleashed on the Niger Delta. The event was the 6th graduation of 100 beneficiaries of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI)/Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Entrepreneurial and Skills' Acquisition. The Non-governmental Organisation, NGO (ESI), which ...
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Gen. Paul Boroh rtd. has urged stakeholders in Niger Delta to desist from acts inimical but should put hands on deck and sustain the already existing peace in the region. General Boroh gave the ...

Minister tasks 50 Niger Delta youth on utilising skills ... The Minister of State, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs (MNDA), Prof. ... He also expressed his institution's willingness to collaborate with the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs on the training of more youths of the region ' in the spirit of making the nation's ...
Niger Delta agitators have said they have forgiven former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, and ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo for their past mistakes against the youths. Speaking under the auspices of 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta, the agitators anchored their remark on the fact that both ...
Friends, who gathered to bid him farewell, described the period of Rear Admiral Abubakar Al-Hassan as the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command (CNC) as short but eventful. Al-Hassan is no longer the FOC. His exit from the command located in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was celebrated ...
Ex-militant in the Niger Delta have accused some powerful Northerners of taking over the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, by swapping names of ex-agitators captured in the programme with Hausa/Fulani names as benefactors at most of the training institutions. The allegation was tabled by the ...
The management of Newaves Innovations yesterday disclosed that the call for nominations for the 9th Niger Delta Achievers Merit Awards which started in December 2017 has ended. The event is scheduled to hold on 23rd May 2018 at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja. The statement made available by the Chief ...
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) -- one of Nigeria's biggest hopes of attaining steady power supply -- is in the throes of serious infighting over allegations ranging from fraudulent award of multibillion naira contracts to insubordination. At the centre of the biggest allegations are one ...
What the people of the Niger Delta have experienced is the worst of oppression. Gas flaring goes on unabated. The Federal government does not have the will to compel the oil-exploring companies to stop this degradation and pollution of the environment. The headquarters of the oil majors have not been ...
The agitators under the auspices of 21st Century youth of Niger Delta in a statement by the spokesperson, W O I Izon Ebi, said: "First is what is still holding the resumption of academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, Okerenkoko, Warrior South West Local government Area,Delta State?".
Following the renewed threats by Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities in the Niger Delta, the Chairman, Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has appealed to the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to embrace peace. In a statement ...
Presenting the award, National President of NANDS, Comrade Lucky Emonefe, said the gesture was in recognition of Ogeh's antecedents and pivotal role in the development of Delta State and the Niger Delta region at large. He said: "Your impeccable track record in public and private life as well as your ...
The Cross River chapter of the All Progressive Party, APC, has announced the immediate and indefinite suspension of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani. The Acting State Chairman of the Party, Chief John Ochalla, told journalists on Saturday evening that the decision to suspend the ...

Niger Delta polo festival: King Spiff lauds Rivers State ... father who was delighted by the horsemanship and the skills of the upcoming Beginners in the Captain's Cup, congratulated the winners and all participating players for making the Niger Delta Polo festival such an exciting week of top class polo.
A large number of youth claiming to be former armed militants in the Niger Delta area of Ondo State on Friday protested in Akure, the state capital, over their non-inclusion in the extended amnesty program. The youth, numbering about 500, also threatened to return to the creeks to bear arms against the ...
The Lower Niger Delta Ex-Agitators Network has vowed to stop the alleged plot to remove Paul Boroh as special adviser to the president on Niger Delta. Earlier in the week, there were rumours that Boroh, who also coordinates the amnesty programme, had been replaced. But in a statement on Friday, ...
An elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has pleaded with the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, to be patient with the ongoing dialogue between the Federal government and the region's leaders towards addressing the plight of the people. Clark also told the ...
The Niger Delta leaders under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, have said no land in the region would be released for the proposed cattle colony. PANDEF made the remark at a meeting held at the Kiagbodo country-home of its leader, Chief Edwin Clark in Burutu, Delta State, on ...
A group of militant organizations calling itself a Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has released a list of oil targets that include fields and infrastructure operated by Exxon, Chevron, and Total. The militants will target more than two dozen fields, they said, as well as other facilities. The Coalition, which doesn't ...
After months of abiding by a ceasefire agreement reached with the Federal government, militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), is ready to unleash a "doomed year" on the country. In a statement released by the NDA's spokesperson, Murdoch Agbinibo, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the ...
The militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has threatened to resume the bombing of pipelines. The group also described their new plan as the most dangerous, adding that they will target the deep sea facilities of multinational oil companies. According to Channels TV, the spokesman of the militants, ...
The Presidential Amnesty programme is fulfilling its mandate of providing peace in the Niger Delta through its training and empowerment of ex-militants, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/ Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh has said. Gen. Boroh spoke at a ...
... one of the projects at Ode-Aye in Okitipupa Local government Area of Ondo State, disclosed that provision of classrooms was a further proof of the dedication of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to lessen the pains and improve the living standard of students in the Niger Delta region.
Nigeria's oil militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has vowed to launch a fresh round of attacks on the country's oil installations and facilities in the next few days The threat was made in a press statement signed by Major-General Murdoch Agbinibo, the group's spokesperson. The statement bore ...
Rivers State Chapter of the All progressives Congress, APC, has described Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation and former Governor of the state as the Niger Delta's version of foremost nationalists, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa and Ahmadu Bello. The state arm of the party ...
In a statement yesterday, President, Niger Delta youth Movement, Mr. Joe Jackson, and the Secretary of the body, Mr. Amakuro Isaac, said youths and the elderly should sink their political differences and work with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to achieve its mandate of developing the ...
ICRC, Elumelu Collaborate to Empower 200 entrepreneurs in N'east, Niger Delta ... Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to empower 200 entrepreneurs from Nigeria's North-east and Niger Delta regions.
The Organization of fishermen Seafood Dealers and farmers in Niger Delta (OFSDF/ND) have accused multinational oil giant Shell petroleum Development Company, SPDC of playing a fundamental role in encouraging and aiding the high spate of illegal bunkering around the Oloma axis of Bonny in ...
The Joint Task Force deployed to the Niger Delta, on Friday, said it had arrested notorious suspected militant, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo a.k.a 'Karowei', who on Oct. 13, 2017 masterminded the kidnapping of four British Missionaries in Delta. Karowei, however, died during a gun battle that ensued when ...
Newsmen recall that NDSP is a European Union (EU) funded programme that is active in five states of the Niger Delta region. The state are Bayelsa, Edo, Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom. Ndoma-Egba said this when he received a delegation led by Mr Albert Achten from NDSP in his office in Abuja.
"During the oversight visit to the Niger Delta region, the Committee saw very many uncompleted projects littering the whole place. Most of the uncompleted projects belong to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. Some of the projects though budgeted for in 2015 and 2016, yet the Ministry deliberately refused to ...
A peace advocacy group, made up of leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators, Leadership, Peace and cultural Development Initiative, LPCDI, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (retd), over proper funding of the ...
Mahmoud identified other flashpoints of conflict which must be addressed, such as the situation in the Niger Delta, the lingering Biafran agitation in the South East, the various communal conflicts in Southern Kaduna, the Plateau, Taraba, and the recurring feud between the herdsmen and farmers across ...
But some of the stakeholders, especially leaders from the region, including the National Leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark; National Coordinator, Pan Niger Delta People's Congress (PNDPC), Mike Loyibo; and Ijaw youth Council (IYC), led by Eric Omare, toldThe Guardian they ...
Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, said the Federal government of Nigeria had been unfair to the Ijaw ethnic nationality of the Niger Delta. Clark, a former Federal Commissioner for Information, lamented that the time had come for the Federal government to address the issue of long years ...
The Buhari administration is committed to promoting the establishment of privately financed modular refineries so as to increase local refining capacity, create jobs, ensure peace and stability in the Niger Delta region, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The initiative which featured prominently in ...
Former President, Warri Boys Association (WBA), Lagos branch, Mr. Pius Enakerakpo, has called on governors in the Niger Delta to put measures in place to attract investors to the region. Speaking after the group's monthly meeting, Enakerakpo noted that one of the panaceas to quick development in the ...
The Buhari administration is committed to promoting the establishment of privately financed modular refineries so as to increase local refining capacity, create jobs, ensure peace and stability in the Niger Delta region, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. In a statement by the spokesman of the ...
Arrangements have been concluded by ex-leader of defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Chief government Ekpemupolo alias "Tompolo" to sponsor another seven Niger Delta youths for a Masters Degrees programme in United Kingdom by January 2018. Media Consultant to ...
The License to Establish (LTE) of the 12mmscfd capacity plant was issued to the company by the Department of petroleum Resources (DPR) as the company moves to fulfill its obligations as a pilot project approved by government for zero gas flares operation in the Niger Delta. The company, which began ...
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) has hailed the rice production initiative of the amnesty programme. Boroh, who described the agric rice project as the best initiative so far, said production would be ...
The Federal government said on Friday the Ogoni clean-up exercise would serve as template towards the clean-up of other areas in the Niger Delta. The Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Jubril Ibrahim, stated this at a one-day Roundtable meeting with stakeholders on Ogoni clean-up project ...
Niger Delta students on Thursday called on the Federal government to as a matter of urgency quash all charges preferred against Ex-militant leader, High Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo, in the courts. The students comprising members of the National Association of Gbaramatu ...
The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie has blamed the pervasive poverty and undervelopment in the oil rich Niger Delta on unbridled clamour for what she called the 'entitlement syndrome' by successive Peoples Democratic party (PDP) administrations ...
He explained that the audit report would provide firsthand information on the over 400 projects as well as convince the president to approve the supervision of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the Ministry to avoid duplication of duties, adding that it was regrettable that the percentage of ...
The number of reported attacks off the Niger Delta has been increasing in recent weeks, according to the sea Guardian consultancy, with more than 15 known attacks. 56 mariners, excluding the latest casualties, have been kidnapped in the area this year, the consultancy said. That number includes six ...


 

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