News - Niger Delta

Troops Destroy Illegal Refineries, Kidnappers' Camps In Niger Delta

6 months ago /

The troops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed 74 illegal refineries and some camps belonging to kidnappers and militants in Bayelsa and Rivers States. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that the troops of the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, carried out the...

Niger Delta Crisis- Ijaw Leaders Meet In Warri

7 months ago /

The Niger Delta crisis and a peaceful resolution to the tension in the region was the focus of a meeting of Ijaw leaders and elders in Warri, delta state recently. Governor Seriake Dickson told the gathering, which included former ministers, past and present deputy governors of the region that dialogue remains...

FG Warns Against Extortion Of Ogoniland By Fraudsters

7 months ago /

The federal government says it has come to its knowledge, that some dubious individuals are using the opportunity of the cleanup of oil spill in Ogoniland, to extort money from unsuspecting people of the Niger Delta communities through the forgery of federal government agencies letters.   In a statement released by the...

Suspected Militants Attack Shell Affiliated Pipeline In Delta

7 months ago /

Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by a local affiliate of Shell in Delta State. The Militants attacked the pipeline on Monday. The attack comes as the Federal Government confirmed that it is holding talks with representatives of various militant groups in the Niger Delta, aimed at resolving the...

Pipeline Vandalism

8 months ago /

The Niger delta avengers, which has been carrying out attacks on Nigerian oil facilities in the last few months, claimed responsibility on Sunday for five new attacks in the southern energy hub since Friday. until today, the group had not laid claim to any attacks in the Niger delta -- the...

Nigerian Army Arrests Suspected 'Avengers' Militants In Delta

10 months ago /

The Nigerian army said on Monday it had arrested members of a militant group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on pipelines in the restive Delta region. The detainees were thought to be part of the Niger Delta Avengers, it said, a movement blamed for assaults on oil...

Gunmen Kidnap Orhobo Youth President In Delta

10 months ago /

Mr Ovie Anthony, President, Youth Wing of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), was reported to have been abducted by unknown gunmen. Anthony, according to a source, was abducted by the captors at gun point on Friday night while returning from the UPU's meeting held at the Union's administrative office in Warri,...

NDDC Appeals For Financial Support From Oil Firm

10 months ago /

 Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday appealed for more financial support from oil companies operating in the region. A statement issued by the commission’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, in Port Harcourt, said that Semenitari made the call when Oil Producers Trade...

New PIB: Communities In Bayelsa Seek Inclusion Of Oil Community In New Development Fund

10 months ago /

Residents of Ikarama and Okordia communities in Bayelsa, have suggested the inclusion of Host Community Development Fund in the new version of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill before its passage into law. The residents made the call on Wednesday at an Environmental Parliament held in Ikarama, to intimate residents with the...

Swear In Opposition Members – Ijaw Youths To Bayelsa Assemby

11 months ago /

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) on Wednesday urged the Bayelsa assembly to swear in three opposition lawmakers-elect after they won their cases at the appeal court. Its President, Mr Udengs Eradiri, who made the call at a news conference in Yenagoa, condemned the exclusion of the opposition members-elect after receiving their...

Nigeria Navy Impound 26 Speed Boats In Warri

11 months ago /

Nigerian Navy authorities in Warri, Delta, on Wednesday said navy personnel in the area had impounded 26 high speed boats in the area. The Operations Officer of NNS DELTA, Warri, Commander Shehu Tasiu, disclosed this to newsmen while displaying the boats at the Naval Base, Warri. Tasiu said that the boats were...

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints Peterside DG Of NIMASA

1 year ago /

The Presidency this afternoon has announced the appointment of Dakuku Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The announcement of Dakuku as the DG of NIMASA was contained in a statement signed by Yetunde Sonaike, the Director, Public Relations and Ministry of Transportation in...

Group Demands Semenitari's Confirmation As NDDC MD

1 year ago /

A civil society group, the New Initiative for Credible Leadership has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the appointment of the acting Managing Director of the Niger Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, following her numerous achievements since her appointment, though in acting capacity. Addressing a press briefing yesterday in Abuja,...

UNDP Promises to Support FG on speedy Ogoni Clean Up

1 year ago /

United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) says it will support the Federal Government in ensuring that clean up of oil spills in Ogoniland happens as soon as possible. The UNDP Country Director, Pa-Lamin Beyai in Abuja on Tuesday said that that the clean up would enhance the livelihood of the people in...

Dialogue, an alternative to militancy – Gov Udom Emmanuel

1 year ago /

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the people of the Niger Delta region have since embarked dialogue as an alternative to militancy. Governor Udom said this in a message to a ceremony to formally destroy the last cache of forty eight thousand and one round of small arms and medium...

Governor Okowa to partner with communities to promote investment

1 year ago /

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to partner communities and ethnic unions to help promote investment friendly environment and thereby create more employment opportunities. Speaking when the President General, Urhobo Progressive Union, Chief Gabriel Ofotukun and members of his executive committee paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba, Governor...

Open Letter to Mr. President From A Concerned Nigerian

1 year ago /

A CALL TO STRENGTHEN THE NIMASA NSDP PROGRAM AND RECONSIDERATION OF THE CANCELLATION OF THE NIGERIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, OKERENKOKO. Mr. President, I'm but just one of the thousands of the young youth advocate in Niger Delta, whose voice have been ignored. By introduction I am Arerebo Salaco Yerinmene Peter’s Jr, from...

Lack of role models reasons why youths vandalise pipeline – Chibudom

1 year ago /

Former Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Chibudom Nwuche says the involvement of Niger Delta youths in pipeline vandalism arises, to some extent, from the absence of role models for many of them. Chibudom Nwuche is now calling on the federal government and other socializing agents to encourage the emergence...

 

SILGA CHIEFS IN COURT – MATTER ADJOURNED FOR HEARING ON THE 13TH OF JANUARY

1 year ago /

January 13 is the new date for hearing in the suit filed by chiefs of southern Ijaw to enforce their right to vote in the re-run Bayelsa governorship election in the council area. AIT's Alaere Mac Pepple reports that justice i.t. Cocodia of the federal high court, yenagoa adjourned the case...

#BayelsaDecides: Southern Ijaw pledges support for APC

1 year ago /

The people of Southern Ijaw council area have pledged to vote massively for the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the rescheduled governorship election in the area on the 9th of January 2016. The people restated their commitment in Yenagoa at a meeting with the running mate of Timipre Sylva, Wilberforce Igiri...


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