News - Niger Delta

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 years ago /

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