News - Niger Delta

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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...

Many dignitaries attend Olu of Warri Coronation

2 years ago /

After the passing of the late Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II in September, Ikenwoli Gbesimi Emiko 1 was installed as the 20th Olu of Warri in a colourful ceremony which held on Sunday December 13th Ode-Itsekiri, Delta. Over 50,000 people reportedly attended the event from both within and outside the...

Oshiomhole Assures Edo State Local Government Pensioners of Payment

2 years ago /

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State addressed the problems surrounding the pending payment of local government pensioners in Edo State, saying that some it is as a result of fraud and misadministration with the local government Pension Board. He said that they have noted that while some pensioners were unable...

Court Adjourns Dasuki’s case Till 2016

2 years ago /

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned hearing in the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, till Jan. 20, 2016. Dasuki, the NSA during the administration of former President Goodlcuk Jonathan, is standing trial on allegations of illegal possession of firearms and money laundering. He...

EFCC VS DAAR INVESTMENT AND HOLDING LIMITED, DOKPESI

2 years ago /

AFTER OVER A WEEK OF MASSIVE MEDIA BLITZ, ASSOCIATING THE DETENTION OF HIGH CHIEF RAYMOND DOKPESI WITH THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER OVER ALLEGED N2.1 BILLION US DOLLARS ARMS PURCHASE SCANDAL, THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION , EFCC HAS FILED A SIX COUNT CHARGE AGAISNT DR. DOKPESI AND DAAR INVESTMENT & HOLDING COMPANY LIMITED. NOWHERE IN THE SIX COUNT CHARGE WAS ARMS DEAL MENTIONED.

Group Accuses Police Of Trying To Cover Up Attack On Jonathan

2 years ago /

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has been called on by The Ijaw National Frontiers (INF) to investigate an attempt by the Bayelsa state Police Command to cover up the facts about the alleged attack on the former President Goodluck Jonathan. A statement issued by INF coordinator, Dr Esther Atani...

FG To Implement Niger Delta Master Plan - Osinbajo

2 years ago /

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government is focused on implementation of Niger Delta Master Plan to drive development of the region. Osinbajo stated this at the inaugural meeting of Partners for Sustainable Development Forum organised by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in Port Harcourt on Monday. He said President Muhammadu...

Navy Impounds 5 Vessels, Boat In Rivers

2 years ago /

Troops on Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, have impounded five vessels and a boat from Benin Republic laden with illegally refined diesel. It was gathered that operators of the vessels and boat were caught in a private jetty in Port Harcourt discretely discharging about 108,000 litres of diesel into...

Nigerian Navy Destroys 1,500 Drums Of Diesel, 1 Illegal Refinery In Delta

2 years ago /

The Central Naval Command in Bayelsa has destroyed 1, 500 drums of diesel and one illegal oil refining camp in Ekpemu Community, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta. Real Admiral Apochi Suleiman, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of the Command, who disclosed this on Sunday in Warri, said the operation was...