Unemployment fueling illegal refineries in Niger Delta – CSO

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Unemployment, poverty have been identified as promoting illegal refining attractive in Niger Delta. The region at the weekend witnessed one of the worst oil and gas disasters when scores were killed at an illegal refining outfit. Charred bodies were left scattered among burnt palms, cars and vans on Sunday after a weekend explosion that killed more than 100 people at Read More

PIND empowers 374 N’Delta youths in peace building, conflict management

April 15, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-profit organization that promotes peace and equitable economic growth in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region on the platform of Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), has trained 374 Niger Delta youth in Warri and Asaba, Delta state on peace-building with a focus on volunteerism, conflict management and early warning reporting system. A statement signed Friday in Abuja Read More

2021 Sovereign Sukuk Issue: 3 ministries get N250bn for roads infrastructure

February 3, 2022 David Agba 0

The ministries of Works and Housing, Federal Capital Territory Administration and that of Niger Delta Affairs Thursday get cheques totaling N250 billion for roads infrastructure. The three ministries shared the amount which was successfully issued by the Debt Management Office (DMO) last year. Based on the amounts on the respective cheques, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing got N210,565,000,000; FCTA-N29,000,000,000; Read More

Again, Clark writes Buhari over issues of alleged marginalisation

January 28, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Niger Delta region, comprising mainly of the states in the South – South geo-political zone, will forever remain part of Nigeria, leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark has said. Chief Clark, who made the declaration in an open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari, however, called on the federal government to address all issues of Read More

Dikio backs war against illegal refineries in Niger Delta

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), has thrown his weight behind the war on illegal refineries across the Niger Delta region. A statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media to Dikio, Mr Nneotabase Egbe, quoted him as giving his endorsement at the weekend in Port Harcourt while speaking at the 50th Read More

Obasanjo to Clark: I harbour no hatred, grudge against Niger Delta

December 28, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied claims that he hated people of Niger Delta origin. He said this in an open letter to respond to accusations by the Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ijaw National Congress, Chief Edwin Clark. Clark had on Wednesday slammed Obasanjo over what he called a disappointing Read More

2023: Group extols Akpabio’s leadership virtues at 59

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

A group, Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good (SGACG), has described the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as a man of “wonderful leadership virtues that should aspire higher by the 2023 for an elective office.” In a media Thursday, the group said the minister has made outstanding contributions to the development of the nation “right from his Read More

NDDC: FG owing contractors over N2trn – Tonye

December 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The President of the Association of Contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Sylvester Tonye, has alleged that the federal government is owing its members over N2trn for projects executed in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Tonye who spoke at a protest held in Abuja, Thursday at the premises of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, charged the federal Read More

Flee drugs, cultism, other vices, NDDC warns youth

December 1, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has appealed to youths in the region to flee from drugs, cultism and social vices, warning that such practices will negatively impact their future, peace and the development of the region. The commission in a programme it  organised in Calabar, Cross River state, on Tuesday to mark the International Youth Day 2021, identified drugs, Read More

N621bn projects: Niger delta youths vow to occupy NNPC, NASS if…

November 22, 2021 Editor 0

Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has said it is mobilising its members to occupy the National Assembly complex and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) headquarters in Abuja withing the next 48 hours until the decision of the federal government to exclude the region in the federal government’s plan to reconstruct more roads in the region is rescinded. The NNPC Read More

Niger Delta: New contractor exco to ensure payment for executed contracts

November 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The newly inaugurated board of the contractors association of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised to change the status quo of unpaid contracts executed in the oil-rich region. The association in a communique jointly issued by its president, Comrade Sylvester Tonye Iyade and secretary, Comrade John ibigbame, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, after a meeting which ushered in Read More

Substance abuse fuelling militancy in Niger Delta- Dikio

October 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), has raised the alarm on an emerging new wave of militancy in the Niger Delta fuelled by substance abuse among youth in the region. Dikio spoke when he paid a visit to the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Buba Marwa (rtd), in Read More

Implement NDDC forensic audit report, 22 CSOs urge Buhari

October 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Coalition of Niger Delta Civil Society Organisations (CNDCSOs) on Friday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, implement the forensic audit report on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and prosecute defaulters. The group made up of 22 CSOs in a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, urged the president to authorise the publication of all Read More

Magazine launch: Northern politicians, academics, storm Kano for Akpabio

October 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Prominent northern politicians, academics and opinion leaders stormed Kano, Sunday, for what turned out to be the first mammoth crowd to drum up support for Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio ahead of 2023 general elections. Although the coordinator of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good (SGACG) group, which hosted the event tried to convince the audience that the event was Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Banditry: Gumi’s position self serving, threat to national security- PGF boss

September 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has faulted the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for calling on the authorities to grant amnesty to bandits in the country. The APC chieftain said Gumi’s position was not only self serving but clearly a threat to national security. Lukman also applauded the role played by Chief Executive Read More

We’ve constructed, commissioned over 350 injection substations since inception – NDPHC

September 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Friday, disclosed that the company has constructed and commissioned over 350 injection substations with a combined capacity of about 3540MW across  the country.  In addition, Oyedele stated that the company since its inception in 2004 till date has also constructed a total of 18 substations. He spoke in Read More

At last, FG receives forensic audit report on NDDC activities

September 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio at the official handing over of the Consolidated Report on the Forensic Audit of the Niger Delta Development Authority (NDDC) activities to the AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN in Abuja on Thursday while the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Umar Etsu Mohammed looks on.

UniAbuja leture series: NDDC repositioned to better develop Niger Delta – Offi

September 2, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced thorough internal reforms that will reposition the agency and properly empower it to implement its mandate as the foremost driving force in the development of the region. Acting Administrator and Executive Secretary of the NDDC, Barrister Effiong Okon Akwa, who made this known in Abuja Tuesday, stated that the endless agitations in Read More

Pictures: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio, others visit Olu Of Warri

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Newly crowned Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwaste lll, received ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, at his palace on Saturday in Warri South council area of Delta state. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, also visited the Warri monarch. The former President visited the palace in the company of HRH King Amalate Turner, Obanema of Opume-Ogbia, Bayelsa Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

PIA: After historic passage, what next?

August 20, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

… It’ll attract investments says Buhari … Promote transparency in sector – NNPC … May lead to revenue shortfall – FIRS  ‘…Good start for host communities but …’ … Groups allege bias; say it’s provocative After over a decade of wait, the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was finally passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, Read More

IBB @ 80: His unmatched legacies

August 16, 2021 Ibrahim Muye Yahaya 0

Sixty-four years ago, in the early morning of April 1957, aged 16, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and Abdulsalam Abubakar, who were at various times destined to be the President of Nigeria, were joined by another young lad, late Christopher Bala Kuta. The ‘triumvirate’ headed to Minna Railway Station to catch the early train to Badeggi, enroute Bida as fresher college boys Read More

Navy denies attack on its location in Niger Delta

August 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Naval headquarters has denied reports in an online medium that their location in the Niger-delta was attacked by hoodlums. Director of Information, Naval headquarters, Commodore Suleman Dahun stated this in a statement in Abuja. He said the video clip in question is a simulated assault on a militant’s location by the Nigerian Navy Special Service. The statement reads“The attention of Read More