News - Niger Delta

 

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...

 

Delta: Local Government Employees Strike

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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...

Shell To Pay $83 million To Settle Niger Delta Oil Spill

2 years ago /

Royal Dutch Shell will pay out 55 million pounds ($83.4 million) in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing a settlement with the affected community. The largest ever out-of-court settlement relating to oil spills in Nigeria is a step forward for the oil-rich Niger Delta region that...

Poverty Is Growing Like Hurricane In Nigeria - Atiku

2 years ago /

Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has rapped Nigerian leaders for doing little or nothing to address the alarming scale of poverty in the country. He also urged Nigerians not to despair or lose hope because of the current challenges facing the country. This was contained in a New Year statement released...

Bayero University Deputy VC Picked As Running Mate To Kano APC Governorship Candidate

2 years ago /

The All Peoples’ Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano State has nominated the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, as the party’s governorship running mate. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Baba Dantiye, on Friday said that, “The decision to pick Abubakar as the...

Defense Headquaters Deploys 30 Gunboats To Niger Delta

2 years ago /

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has ordered 30 gunboats to be deployed to beef up security in the Niger Delta ahead of the 2015 general elections. Outgoing Media Coordinator of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, Col. Mustapha Anka, disclosed this yesterday during his end of year press briefing at...

Pirates Hijack Military Gunboat in Bayelsa

2 years ago /

Nigeria's military says pirates hijacked a military gunboat and three soldiers are missing after the ambush in the southern oil-rich state of Bayelsa. Spokesman Col. Mustapha Anka says a team on patrol was ambushed Sunday on the Santa Barbara River, an area rife with pirates. Anka said a search-and-rescue operation is continuing...

 

Christmas: Demand For Used Clothes Soars In Asaba

2 years ago /

The demand for used clothes has increase in Asaba, three days to Christmas celebrations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent, who monitored some of the dealers of second hand clothes on Monday in Asaba, reports that the dealers are seen busy attending to numerous customers due to...

Delta State: IDPs To Benefit From N2b Interest Free State Loan

2 years ago /

Delta State government has said it will  pay  N90 million  to offset the 9 percent interest rate  on  the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN's) N2 billion micro, small and medium enterprises development loan to the state for disbursement to small and medium scale entrepreneurs. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan who stated this on...

JTF Nabs 10 Oil Theft Suspects, Seizes Crude-laden Vessel

2 years ago /

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, on Sunday in Yenegoa announced the arrest of 10 suspected oil thieves and seizure of a crude-laden vessel. A statement signed by Lt.-Col. Mustapha Anka, JTF’s Media Co-ordinator, said the arrest and seizure were made on Nov. 14 at...

Navy Impounds Vessel With 200,000 Litres Of Stolen Crude Oil In Delta

2 years ago /

The Navy in Warri, Delta State, have impounded an ocean going vessel, MT Jochebed, containing about 200,000 litres of stolen crude oil. The vessel was intercepted by men of the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta, Warri, around Usan West in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. Arrested in the vessel...

Bayelsa To Create 20,000 Jobs

2 years ago /

Bayelsa State Government says it has incorporated a commercial security outfit to police critical assets in the state. With the new company, Izon-Ibe Security Company Limited, the government is targetting 20,000 jobs for its people, a statement on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said. The...