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The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) saturday dismissed allegation of selective Town Hall Meetings in the Niger Delta region against the Minister of State for petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. The oil monitoring group ...
Specifically, youth groups from Ijaw, Urhobo and Itsekiri, major players in the Niger Delta struggle, gave their nod to the President's programmes in Ughelli, Delta State, following the moves of ex-militant leader, Israel Eshanekpe Akpodoro, to harness ...

"The Vice President that is saddled with the affairs of the Niger Delta should immediately call SPDC to order as it would annoy you to note how SPDC is enslaving Odoh family (the host family to Opomu West drilling location, since 1971 to date, a dime ...
Mr Tonye David-West, Managing Director, Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA), on Friday, re-inaugurated SERVICOM in the organisation to enhance service delivery to its catchment areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin have tasked the navy to become more resolute in the battle against terrorism in the North-East and oil theft in the Niger Delta region. To ensure a successful ...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday said it destroyed an illegal oil storage facility and other related items in Ojekiri and Ngbae communities in the Niger Delta. The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya ...

YENAGOA, Nigeria: The Nigerian navy has arrested 10 suspects after intercepting a vessel carrying stolen crude oil off the coast of the Niger Delta, a senior military official said on Wednesday. the suspects - a Nigerian, two Pakistanis, three ...
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully destroyed an illegal oil storage facility and other related items in Ojekiri and Ngbae communities in the Niger Delta. During a patrol mission conducted by the NAF's Mi-24V helicopter, illegal oil refinery ...
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (retd), has called for partnership between ministries and agencies to create access to sustainable peace and ...
Citing negligent execution of petroleum production contracts by multinationals operating in Nigeria, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states have filed a suit at the Supreme Court against the Federal government to challenge the loss of N500 trillion in ...
The Presidential Amnesty Office yesterday gave insight into its role in diversifying the country's economy. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) spoke when he ...
The name, 'Urban Gorilla', certainly sounds like one that would strike fear into the hearts of many. But the 'Urban Gorilla,' was brought to its knees when men of the Inspector-General of police intelligence Response Team (IRT) spotted and arrested him ...
President of the Association of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators and youth Coalition, Eshanekpe Israel Akpodoro on Tuesday, poured encomium on the planned whistle blowing policy against illegal arms by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
The Inspector-General of police intelligence Response Team, IRT, has arrested 11 kidnap suspects in Port Harcourt. the suspects include Anthony Pepple, who is also known as "Urban Gorilla" and a suspected member of Niger Delta Avengers, a militant ...
The report the other day that the Federal government plans to defuse tension in the oil-rich but volatile Niger Delta area by awarding indigenes of the region marginal oil fields, is not just intriguing, it leaves a sour taste in the mouth as it ...
The Niger Delta Youths Coalition for peace and Progress (NDYCPP) has urged the Federal government to fast-track the cleanup of Ogoni and Koluama communities in Bayelsa.
A group of militants in the Niger Delta, have threatened to resume bombing of oil installations in the region, over alleged unfulfilled promises by the Federal government.

Meanwhile, oil communities in the Niger Delta have faulted the alleged planned payment of 13 per cent derivation to the governors in the Niger Delta region. A Niger Delta activist, Elvis Mulade, made the condemnation when he spoke with journalists in ...
Asaba - Sir Lucky Ikukaiwe, a poultry farmer and Chairman, Sparrow Agro-Vet Services, Warri, Delta, has called for government subsidy on animal feeds to boost production of poultry products in the Niger Delta. He made the call in an interview in Asaba ...
Asaba - Sir Lucky Ikukaiwe, a poultry farmer and Chairman, Sparrow Agro-Vet Services, Warri, Delta, has called for government subsidy on animal feeds to ...
Sir: In acting capacity as president, Yemi Osinbajo showed a commitment to the cause of the Niger Delta to the extent that whenever he came visiting, he generated interest, trust and hope that the real clogs in the wheel of development in the Niger ...
AS preparations reach fever pitch for the Warri/Effurun peace Marathon, Athletes in the Niger Delta region are poised to deny the national elite runners the right ...
Men of the Inspector General of police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris's intelligence Response Team, IRT, have arrested a top commander of the Niger Delta Avengers, identified as Anthony Pepple. Pepple, also known as Urban Gorilla, is alleged to be responsible for ...
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has again disclosed that former President Goodluck Jonathan admitted he failed the people of Niger Delta after six years in power. This comes even as the former governor of Rivers State believes dialogue with ...
A group known as the Niger Delta Advancement Front, NAF, says it will "resist" any attempt by the House of Representatives to compel the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it over the controversial Malabu oil deal.
Sylva stressed the importance of giving support to the planned development for the ultimate purpose of improving the well-being of the people in the Niger Delta. He said the President's commitment toward maintenance of peace and stability in the region ...
The issue of development in the Niger Delta is getting interesting. This is so because youths of the region are now saying it is time the elders gave way for the youths to decide the future of the region.
He said: "Let the Federal government channel the 13 per cent derivation being wasted by governors in the Niger Delta region into building modular refineries across the oil-rich region to end illegal bunkering, militancy and environmental degradation.
A Niger Delta advocacy group, the Grassroots Initiative for peace and Social Orientation (GIPSO), has warned the Minister of State for petroleum Resources, Dr.
Minister of state for petroleum resources Ibe Kachikwu has been accused of allegedly working against President Muhammadu Buhari's plan for peace in the Niger Delta by forming alliances with the wrong people. The Punch reports that an advocacy group ...
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Monday lauded the decision of the House of Representatives to summon former President Goodluck Jonathan over the controversial Malabu oil deal.
The Presidential Amnesty Programme on Niger Delta yesterday disclosed that it would soon pay the 2016 stipends and allowances of ex-militants.
Niger Delta youth Coalition for peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Sunday expressed grief over the death of Mr Gordon Obua, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Niger Delta youth Coalition for peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Sunday expressed grief over the death of Mr Gordon Obua, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a petition forwarded to the anti-graft agency and signed by its chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju , CSNAC said it is furnishing the commission with a list of some ...
Information has it that some soldiers were waylaid and killed by alleged Niger Delta gun-wielding men. Alhaji Anas who has a close relationship with one of the murdered military men, poured out his heart, when he showered praises on one of the fallen ...
A Professor of Energy economics at the University of Ibadan (UI), Adeola Adenikinju, has said that for the environmental situation in the Niger Delta to be addressed, there must be significant penalties for human and non-human interference with oil and ...
Ahead of birthday celebrations for High Chief Oweizide government Ekpemupolo , Niger Delta Security Watch Organization, called on the Federal Government to withdraw all charges against the ex-militant leader.
In continuation of its drive to accomplish its mandate, troops of Operation DELTA SAFE on patrol around Iyalama Adama axis of Rivers State, yesterday discovered and destroyed 13 illegal refineries.
Several visits to the Niger Delta by the vice-president and concession of key demands have signalled an end to a federal government policy of confrontation and armed response.
Ahead of birthday celebrations for High Chief Oweizide government Ekpemupolo Alias Tompolo, a civil society group, Niger Delta Security Watch Organization, has called on the Federal Government to withdraw all charges against the ex-militant leader.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Presidency would sustain the ongoing anti-corruption fight and ensure that the system is cleaned up so that government business was done the right way.
A group, Niger Delta peace Campaign for Development Network (NDPCDN), has urged the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to fix another meeting where genuine militant leaders and former agitators will discuss the region's issues with the ...
Boroh, who is also the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, said the 236 ex-agitators were earlier disarmed from 32 camps in the Niger Delta. He restated Federal government's commitment to the welfare of all beneficiaries captured under its ...
After months of disastrous military incursions aimed at suppressing the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta, the federal government appears determined to ...
The Federal government has reiterated its determination to empower the youth in the Niger Delta area with a pledge to provide substantial take-off grant to the batch that concluded a month-long fish production empowerment training in Ibadan, Oyo State ...
To douse tension in the oil-rich Niger Delta, the Federal government plans to award to indigenes of the region marginal fields' oil blocks abandoned by the oil majors as being not commercially viable.
To douse tension in the oil-rich Niger Delta, the Federal government plans to award to indigenes of the region marginal fields' oil blocks abandoned by the oil majors as being not commercially viable.
They urged the contractors to be contented with profit element in their contracts and use the large amount provided for projects to execute good jobs.
They urged the contractors to be contented with profit element in their contracts and use the large amount provided for projects to execute good jobs.


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