News - Niger Delta

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...

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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...

 

Delta: Local Government Employees Strike

3 years ago /

Local government employees in Delta state have begun an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries. AIT’s Adiri Akpomeriewe reports that 21 of the 25 local overnment areas are presently under lock and key with the striking workers insisting that government must pay what it owes before the secretariats are opened....

 

Oil Spills: Plans Underway For Big Clean-Up

3 years ago /

Nigeria is no stranger to oil spill and its pollution which often affects water and land, crippling plant and animal life. Despite the devastating effects of oil spills on the environment, there are never visible efforts at clean-up. A special report indicates that some Nigerian scientists are perfecting a bio-engineering clean-up measure...

 

Oil Spillage: Delta Residents Complain

3 years ago /

Residents of Odidi community in Warri southwest local government area of Delta state are asking the federal government to save their community from the raging fire which has killed four people. The fire which was allegedly caused by an oil spill from a faulty pipe owned by an oil exploration company...

 

NDDC Commissions 2 Substations, 132-KVA Trasmission Line In Oghara

3 years ago /

A 132-KVA transmission line and two substations built by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at Oghara in Ethiope West local government area of Delta state, has been commissioned. At the commissioning ceremony, the Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo said the project is a big boost to the efforts of the...

 

INEC And NYSC Dismiss Claims Of Disagreement

3 years ago /

Authorities of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, have dismissed claims that there are disagreements over the use of the corps members as Ad-Hoc staff during the 2015 election following the passing out of the Batch A 2014 set on Thursday. While the NYSC...

IPMAN Lauds FG On Petrol Price Reduction

3 years ago /

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Monday lauded the Federal Government’s reduction of the pump price of petrol from N97 to N87 per litre. The National President of IPMAN, Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the reduction would go a long...

Presidency Advises Buhari On MEND's Endorsement

3 years ago /

The Presidency has dismissed the alleged endorsement of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC candidate in the Feb. 14 presidential election by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).In a statement in Abuja on Thursday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati,...

Niger Delta Oil Spills: Shell Finally Pays Out £55 Million

3 years ago /

Oil giant Shell’s long-overdue compensation pay out to a community devastated by oil spills in the Niger Delta is an important victory for the victims of corporate negligence, said Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development today. “Six years after two oil spills destroyed thousands of livelihoods...