News - Niger Delta

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

3 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

3 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

3 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...

World Bank Partners With Bayelsa State Government On Community Development

3 years ago /

The World Bank is collaborating with the Bayelsa state government on community development.  

Niger Delta On Verge Of Earthquake - Alamieseigha

3 years ago /

Members of oil bearing communities in the Niger Delta region have threatened to shut down oil installations in their areas if the federal government does not act fast in addressing what they call a potential ecological disaster caused by long years of oil production activities.                    

House Of Representatives Calls On FG To Pay Monies Owed The NDDC

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives wants the federal government to expedite action in paying the over N500b allocation arrears and N50b ecological fund it owes the Niger Delta development commission, NDDC.  

NDDC Urges Youths To Shun Violence

3 years ago /

The Executive Director in charge of Finance and Administration at the Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ogiri has advised youths of Abua/Odual in Rivers state, South-South Nigeria to stop the violence in order to benefit from a planned empowerment initiative by the commission.  

Governor Dickson Charges New Commissioners To Be Prudent

3 years ago /

Governor Seriake Dickson has added two new commissioners to his cabinet.  

Bayelsa State Government Sets Up Youth Volunteer Group To Aid Security Agencies

3 years ago /

Pipeline vandalism, illegal bunkering, crude oil theft and sea piracy are vices the Bayelsa state government want to stamp out.    

NDDC To Complete Permanent Headquarters By December - MD, Dan Abia

3 years ago /

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Bassey Dan Abia has pledged to complete the abandoned new headquarters of the Commission in Port Harcourt, South-South Nigeria by December.  

Bayelsa State Elders Hail Achievements Of Governor Dickson And President Jonathan

3 years ago /

Elders, community and traditional leaders in Bayelsa State say Governor, Seriake Dickson’s drive to build capacity and development in the state has touched every section of the state.  

NDDC Tasks Contractors To Brace Up Or Risk Termination

3 years ago /

Banks and contractors doing business with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC have been told to brace up or risk termination of their contracts.    

Niger Delta Activists Call For Equity, Fairness And Justice

3 years ago /

The development of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region can only be achieved within the context of equity, fairness and justice.  

NDDC Calls For Commitment From Key Stakeholders On The Niger Delta Regional Master Plan

3 years ago /

Key stakeholders in the Niger Delta region have been enjoined to unite to fast track the implementation of the Niger Delta regional master plan.  

Omoku Youths Close Down Council Secretariat For The Past Eight Days

3 years ago /

The Omoku Community Development Committee, CDC, in Ogba/Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has asked the council chairman, Augustine Ahiamadu to apologize to the Oba of Ogba land, Chukwumela Nnam Obi II, over what they described as his outright disrespect for the revered monarch.  

UN to access performance of Delta state's economy

3 years ago /

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state says the just concluded preparatory workshop for the United Nations assessment of key sectors of the state economy is in furtherance of attaining the MDGs deadline.                                                  

Kalabari kingdom to develop a master plan for its people

3 years ago /

The people of Kalabari kingdom in Rivers state say they are worried by the underdevelopment in their area in spite of their contribution to Nigeria’s national development.

Niger Delta advocacy group scolds Timipre Sylva

3 years ago /

Some groups in the Niger Delta region have criticized former Bayelsa state governor, Timipre Sylva for accusing president Goodluck Jonathan of bringing pains and division to the oil rich region.

Delta state sets up committee to sanitise Warri

3 years ago /

A twenty man special sanitation committee made up of commissioners and special advisers has been set up in Delta state with a mandate to sanitise Warri and its environs.

NDDC board to put personal interest aside for the development of the region

3 years ago /

Members of the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have resolved to put aside their personal interests and differences and work to ensure effective service delivery to the people.