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Delta State Chairman of Phase III of the Amnesty Programme, 'Gen' Preye Ekpebide, has urged the Federal Government to create Niger Delta Amnesty Board, NDAB, and saddle it with the responsibility of effectively monitoring and supervising the affairs of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for ...
Part of the statement reads, "Niger Delta agitators who were given the Presidential prerogative had a genuine cause that was appreciated by the world over. The Boko Haram sects whose struggle is to disband the spread of Western civilisation should not pampered with Royal honour. "Some of ...

Some representatives of the communities who spoke last week during the Community based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan organized by National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA urged Nigerian government to address the glaring injustices in the oil producing states of Niger ... oil companies
A rally held by the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to demand restructuring of the country was, on Saturday, shunned by governors of states in the Niger Delta region. The rally, which held in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, had only the host governor, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson in attendance. ...
The rally being championed by the Pan Niger-Delta Forum, PANDEF, under the leadership of Chief Edwin Clark, is expected to attract all the South-South governors, political big wigs, youths, women groups and captains of industry from the geopolitical zone. It will afford the leaders the opportunity to take ...
Elder statesmen from the Niger Delta region led by former President Goodluck Jonathan will on Saturday, March 24, 2018, lead a massive rally to clamor for the restructuring of Nigeria as a federation. Other prominent leaders of the Niger Delta that will take part in the rally include Chief AK Horsfall, King ...

Niger-Delta ex-militants and youth leaders have pledged to join Nigeria's leading energy conglomerate, Aiteo Group, in its bid to engender more peaceful coexistence, stop pipeline vandalism, illegal oil bunkering and oil refining in its areas of operation. This consensus was reached at a meeting ...
Niger Delta militants under the aegis of 21st Century Youths & Agitators with Conscience, has taken a swipe on the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA and other groups in the region over their threat to cause mayhem in 30days if the Federal Government fails to reinstate Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) as ...
The Niger Delta Youth Movement has dissociated itself from threats issued by one Ebitare Pere, calling for the reinstatement of Brig.-Gen. Paul Tarelah Boroh (rtd) as Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty programme. President Muhammadu Buhari had last week sacked Boroh as Coordinator of ...
As ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari when he was sacked last week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has launched a full investigation into the activities of the office of Amnesty Program under the leadership of Brig. Gen Paul Boroh (retd).
The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate application of funds allocated to the Presidential Amnesty Office for Niger Delta ex-agitators, since its inception in June 25, 2009 by late President Umar Musa Yar'Adua. This was sequel to a motion by Adamu Chika (Niger-APC), “on the ...
Youths from the six states of the Niger Delta have decried the alleged perennial leadership failure in the region, saying the menace has unleashed poverty, sorrow, under-development on their people. The youth, under the aegis of the Pan-Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum, said the situation was curious ...
Youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region, on Monday, blasted leaders from the oil-rich region of squandering trillions of naira that accrued to the area over the years. The youths, under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF), said poverty in the region was ...
In attendance at the meeting were the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani; Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril; the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere; the Director-General of Nigeria Maritime ...
Former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Nsima Ekere, is the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. In this interview in Lagos, Ekere outlines the issues and challenges he has faced in his assignment. He speaks on how he ...
The Executive Director, Environmental Right Action, (ERA), Dr. Godwin Ojo, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would not address the lingering crisis in the oil-rich Niger Delta, noting that halt of oil spills and gas flaring, the root causes of the agitation in the zone, were not captured in the piece of ...
Chief Michael Johnny, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and an opinion leader in Delta State, is the immediate-past Chairman of Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation. In this interview with EJIKEME OEMANZU, he spoke on the challenges in the Niger Delta and ...

Hence, the justifications for the lavish praise for the well-acknowledged capabilities of a serious investor like Dr. Azibapu Eruani whose investment is bringing much hope to the Niger Delta-a region which has seen unspeakable deprivation over the years in spite of its huge endowment of oil resources and ...
Stakeholders in the Niger-Delta have advocated improved technology as well as efficient communication between the federal government, oil companies and oil bearing communities to check oil pipeline vandalism in the oil industry. These were the recommendations at the end of a one day sensitization ...
The Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership (PANDLEAF) believes that leadership failure is the nucleus of the problems confronting the Niger Delta region. The region is blessed with abundant natural resources. It is a feeder of sort to other parts of the country. Niger Delta should have no problem with poverty.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, yesterday lamented that in spite of huge oil revenues the country had earned from the Niger Delta over the years, areas such as Brass, Forcados, Ogulagha and Bonny, where crude oil terminals were located had remained inaccessible. The governor renewed his ...
“On account of oil in the Niger Delta region and the connivance of the oil majors and traitors within, the international community continues to turn a blind eye to this miscarriage of justice throughout the different tiers of the courts. “We ask our patriotic comrades to remain calm as this matter is far from over.
The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said the commission would partner with Innoson Kiara Academy in training Niger Delta youth. Mr Ndoma-Egba stated this on Friday when he paid a courtesy call on the chairman of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma, ...
The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to engage Niger Delta stakeholders through continuous dialogue for sustained security, peace and ... and partnership to promote the socio-economic development as well as sustainable peace, development and stability of the Niger Delta region.
We needed to look through all the spill reports provided by oil companies and compare them with pictures of the pipelines, to understand what was really happening in the Niger Delta. But we had a problem: there were thousands of documents and images, far too many even for Amnesty's dedicated researchers to look ...
Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Nigeria, Mr. Houssam Azem said: “This debt facility from All-On further cements the strategic relationship between Lumos Nigeria and All-On, and is geared towards the penetration of Lumos Solar Home Systems in the Niger- Delta region.
“We should stop this division among the regions, as no one is more Niger Delta than the other ethnic group,” he added. Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the tenure of the Board of the Niger Delta Development ...
Making reference to the report of the Restructuring Committee, Dickson said in spite of the huge oil revenues the country had earned from the Niger Delta, over the years, areas such as Brass, Forcados, Ogulagha and Bonny, where crude oil terminals are located, remain inaccessible by road. “We have ...
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has revealed plans to partner with Innoson Kiara Academy to train youths in the Niger Delta. This was made known to newsmen by the NDDC Chairman, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba. Ndoma-Egba, while visiting the Nnewi centre of the academy on Friday ...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured the people of Niger Delta that his administration would continue to support rapid development in the region. He said he would consolidate on all ongoing projects and initiate new ones to create more economic opportunities and jobs for the people.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has trained 500 pupils in Niger Delta states. A statement by the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Idowu Adejumo, said the training was an initiative to fill the technical gap in oil and gas. He said the pupils were selected from 200 schools to ...
A frontline female activist, Dr. Judith Asuni has appealed to the people of Niger Delta to shun violence and continue to explore dialogue as the most dependable social instrument to redress challenges of underdevelopment in the region. She maintained that the people of the region should not stop ...
The federal government has issued a two-week ultimatum to Niger Delta communities along the corridors of Bodo-Bonny bridge project to resolve their differences. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing gave the ultimatum on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting with representatives of ...
By Kingsley Jeremiah and Juliet Akoje. Abuja — At a time governors of the Niger Delta region, ministers and other stakeholders are raising concern over development in the oil region, the House of Representatives yesterday okayed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) N364.5 billion budget.
There are indications that oil spillage, occasioned by sabotage and other factors have dropped in the Niger Delta by 27.3 percent. Many oil companies, including International Oil Companies, IOCs and indigenous companies did not disclose their oil spill data. But a compilation of 2017 data obtained by ...
... 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 ...


 

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