News - Niger Delta

NDDC answers the call of Akwa Ibom's community

3 years ago /

The NDDC has promised to complete all on-going projects in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom state following a ‘Save our Soul’ letter to President Goodluck Jonathan written by the 26 oil bearing communities which make up the Ibeno clan.

People of Bayelsa state support the use of 7billion to fund the proposed national conference

3 years ago /

As Nigerians celebrate 100 years of being together, as a nation Balyesians said is appropriate to look at the hindrances to development and other challenges of the Nigerian nation. 

NDDC offices in Imo to undergo renovation

3 years ago /

The executive director, projects, on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Tuoyo Omatsuli has advised contractors handling projects in the region to avoid undue delays and discrepancies by liaising with the commission’s state offices. 

SOKU OIL WELL: Bayelsa state government warns Amaechi not to play politics with the issue

3 years ago /

The Bayelsa state government has been speaking on the position of the Rivers state government on the disputed Soku oil wells.

Legal minds discuss the legality of the Rivers state 2014 budget

3 years ago /

Reactions have begun to trail the action of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state over the presentation of 2014 Rivers state budget outside the  National Assembly chamber.

Half naked women protest against Shell in Bayelsa

3 years ago /

Yet another protest has been staged against one of the top oil producing multi-national corporations in the Niger-Delta region, Shell.

Majority Leader of Rivers state House of Assembly arrested for murder

3 years ago /

Controversy is once again brewing in Rivers state politics as the Majority leader of the Rivers state House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd has been arrested for the murder of Mr. Kingsley Ejeuo and a police officer.

Governor Seriake publicly questions SETRACO Contractor

3 years ago /

Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has given December 2014 deadline for the completion of the multi-billion naira Ogbia-Nembe road in the east senatorial district of the state.

Jonathan's administrations is better than previous administrations - NIGER DELTA GROUP

3 years ago /

Niger Delta Leaders Assembly, NDLA, has taken a stand against the recent criticism of the Jonathan-led administration. The group also used the opportunity to warn any and all groups  individuals and / or regions to stop attempting to intimidate the President from running come 2015.

AZAZI'S DEATH: Mourners remember the victims of the helicopter crash

3 years ago /

One year after the naval helicopter crash in Bayelsa state which killed former Kaduna state governor, Patrick Yakowa, general Owoeye Azazi and their aides, the people of Okoroba community in Ogbia local government area, where the crash occurred appear yet to have recover from the tragedy.

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT REPLIES OKONO-IWEALA; DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY

3 years ago /

The River's state government has issued a statement listing its demands and explaining its position to the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Nigerian people following accusations and counter-accusations from both parties. In response to the latest statement by the Minister, the Rivers state government issued the followinfg statement which describes as unnecessary and unwarranted the insults being thrown on the Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.

GOVERNOR AMAECHI CALLS OUT DR. NGOZI IWEALA

3 years ago /

Rivers state Governor Chibuike Amaechi is seeking the intervention of the National Assembly to enable the state access a loan facility from the World Bank and the African Development Bank for the provision of portable water in the state.

CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST TIMPIRE SYLVA STALLS

3 years ago /

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has brought a fresh charge against former Bayelsa state Governor, Timipre Sylva at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

 

RIVERS: AMAECHI ON OBIO/AKPO COUNCIL

3 years ago /

Rivers state Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has dissolved the Obio/Akpor local government council re-instated by a court on Monday.

 

APC Membership: Amaechi supporters back his move

3 years ago /

As regards the joining of Gov. Amaechi to the All Progressive Congress – APC, the reaction among his supporters and indeed key officials of his administration at various levels was swift.

Nigerian Content Conference: Stakeholders want more participation of Nigerians in all sectors of the oil Industry

3 years ago /

The Workshop and exhibition which was organized to iron out whichever impediments to the implementation of the Local Content proposal attracted over 400 Oil industry experts, representatives of host communities and was organized by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and the Bayelsa state government.

 

CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS TREATMENT OF NIGERIAN OIL COMMUN ITIES' RESIDENTS BY FOREIGN OIL COMPANIES

3 years ago /

Some civil society groups have raised concerns about the rights and security of residents of oil producing communities in Nigeria. The groups are bothered by what they describe as the insensitivity of multi-national companies to the plight of their host communities.  They are particularly worried by the continued abuse of residents by private security concerns.

 

NIGER DELTA: REPS CALLS FOR URGENT CLEAN UP OF OGONILAND

3 years ago /

The Environmental pollution in Ogoniland blamed on Oil companies resonated at the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

 

NIGERIA: DELTA CENTRAL REPRESENTED ONCE AGAIN IN THE SENATE

3 years ago /

The Late Senator Pius Ewherido has finally been formally replaced in the Senate.

 

LAWYERS REACT TO JUDGEMENT IN IBORI CASE

3 years ago /

Legal practitioners in Abuja are divided over the recent judgment by the Federal High court which declared that the Fifteen million dollars allegedly used by former Delta state Governor James Ibori to bribe officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC be forfeited to the Federal government.