News - Niger Delta

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...

Many dignitaries attend Olu of Warri Coronation

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...

Navy Destroys 50 Illegal Refining Camps, 150 Drums Of Diesel In Delta

1 year ago /

The Central Naval Command (CNC), in Yenagoa, on Sunday destroyed 50 illegal oil refining camps and 150 drums of locally refined diesel at Asiagbene in Delta. Real Admiral Apochi Suleiman, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Central Naval Command, Yenagoa, accompanied by Commodore Sule Aliyu, NNS chief in Delta, said that the...

 

PDP Bayelsa Chieftains Commend The Party's Efforts

1 year ago /

Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State say the party has performed well in the last four years to earn the support of the people in the forth-coming governorship election in the state. Speaking on AIT’s current affairs programme Focus Nigeria on Tuesday, the senator representing Bayelsa West...

Oil Spillage: Ijaw Youths Call On NASS To Compel SPDC To Pay $1.5b Compensation

2 years ago /

Some Ijaw youths resident in Abuja wants the National Assembly to act on its 2004 resolution compelling the Shell Petroleum Development Company to pay them the $1.5 billion affirmed by the Federal High Court as compensation for the oil spill in their communities. The aggrieved youths who converged on the Central...

Monitoring Committee Wants NDDC To Provide Evidence Of Her Projects In Bayelsa

2 years ago /

The projects monitoring committee set up by the Bayelsa state government to monitor activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) wants the state government to approach a competent court of jurisdiction to compel the NDDC to provide evidence of projects it is executing in the state. Chairman of the projects...

 

Niger Delta Development Commission Budget Passes Second Reading

2 years ago /

Nigeria’s House Of Representatives on Thursday passed the second reading of the Niger Delta Development Commission budget for the 2015 fiscal year. Leader of the house, Mulikat Akande- Adeola says the budget is to continue on the infrastructure improvement in the area....

Rivers State Governor-Elect Assures Immediate Return Of Investors To The State

2 years ago /

The head of the Political Section of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones has been speaking on the strategic importance of oil reach Rivers state in the UK/US bilateral relationship. Llewellyn-Jones during a courtesy visit to Rivers state governor-elect Nyesom Wike, noted the need to maintain peace, security and...