News - Niger Delta

PANDEF Rejects Return To On-Shore/Off-Shore Oil Dichotomy

1 month ago /

The new Chairman of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Idongesit Nkanga has decried the non-challant attitude of the federal government in addressing issues affecting the region. 

FG Set To Commence Ogoni Cleanup

1 month ago /

The Federal Government says there is no going back on its cleanup initiative in Ogoni land as all is now set to commence the full implementation of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) in the community.

Niger Delta Ministry Builds Classrooms In Niger Delta States

5 months ago /

As part of its mandate to improve and develop the niger delta region, the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has constructed blocks of classrooms in selected secondary schools in Bayelsa, Imo And Abia States. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani said the projects were a demonstration of the commitment of...

FG To Partner With NIPR On Attitudinal Change Campaign In Niger Delta

6 months ago /

The Federal Government has expressed it's readiness to partner the Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations, NIPR, to commence a campaign against hate speech and attitudinal change towards the real development of the Niger Delta Region. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani made this known in Calabar during the annual dinner...

FG Appeals For Sustained Peace In Niger Delta

6 months ago /

The minister of Niger delta affairs Usani Usani says the federal government will continue to engage relevant groups in the Niger delta with a view to ensuring lasting peace in the oil rich region.  Speaking against the backdrop of renewed threats by Niger delta avengers to resume attacks after a long...

EFCC Arrests Ekiti Finance Commissioner, Accountant General

8 months ago /

Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). According to EFCC, Governor Ayodele Fayose’s aides were arrested over allegations of mismanagement of bailout funds by the state government. The Head of Media and Publicity for the...

Niger Delta Summit V.P. Osibanjo Stresses Harmonization Of Ideas And Visions

8 months ago /

Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for key players in the development of the Niger Delta to harmonise ideas and visions that will ensure the people benefit from the wealth of the region. Professor Osinbajo reiterated the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to paying...

Pan Niger Delta Forum Drops Ultimatum

9 months ago /

The pan Niger delta forum has dropped the November 1st ultimatum to the federal government to meet its sixteen point demands Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with the acting president Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday night, the leader of the group Edwin Clark explained that the decision is as...

Niger Delta Unveils Development Plan

10 months ago /

The minister of Niger Delta affairs, Usani Usani says it now has a workable 6 months strategy to ensure peace and development in the Niger Delta region. Usani who stated this in Abuja on Tuesday while unveiling the draft work plan to guide peace and development in the Niger delta said the planned strategy...

Update: NNPC Tank Farm Fire Incident

10 months ago /

One week after the fire incident at the NNPC tank farm within the Calabar free trade zone, the department of petroleum resources, DPR, has sealed up the linc oil tank farm over what the regulatory agency describes as illegal activities of the company. Speaking during an inspection of the facilities in Calabar, DPR director in charge of...

FG Orders Immediate Probe Into NDDC

10 months ago /

The Federal Government has ordered an immediate probe into the one trillion Naira debt owed by the Niger delta development commission to contractors and allegations of project inflation. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday before the national economic council meeting, minister of Niger   delta affairs, Usani Usani, said that the...

Youths Threaten Niger Delta Peace Over Amnesty Programme

10 months ago /

The political solution to end youth restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria that was successfully introduced during the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration may be heading for the rocks as aggrieved youths resident in the area called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) or else they...

Federal Government Cancels Oil Blocs Awarded To Niger Deltans

12 months ago /

A group of investors and indigenes of the Niger Delta, yesterday, condemned the Federal Government’s cancellation of Oil Prospecting Licences,  OPL 2001, 2002 and 2003 in the Utapate field, stating that it was capable of re-igniting chaos in the Niger Delta region.  The investors affected by the cancellation are Jahcon International...

Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Stage Protests Over Delayed Stipends

1 year ago /

Former militant leaders in the Niger Delta oil region have threatened the Federal government  to stage protests over  delayed stipends granted under a 2009 amnesty. “We are calling for the immediate release of the balance sum of the 2016 supplementary budgetary allocation … to avert any situation that will warrant beneficiaries of the programme going to the streets...

Troops Destroy Illegal Refineries, Kidnappers' Camps In Niger Delta

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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...


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