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

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

Aviation: Patronise new Bayelsa route, IYC tells oil companies

August 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

 The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has appealed to oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region to patronise the new aviation route to the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport. The IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday described as historic and commendable the Wednesday’s inaugural commercial flight at the airport. Igbifa, Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

As ‘The Eagles’ celebrate GbaramatuVoice at 6…

July 22, 2021 Jerome-Mario Utomi 0

Recently, I read with excitement, a statement by management of Gbaramatu Publishing Company Limited, owners of GbaramatuVoice newspaper, announcing the programmes for its forthcoming 6th Annual lectures/Niger Delta Awards event slated for Tuesday August 10, 2021, by 10am, at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos state. The statement which was signed by Jacob Abai, the GbaramatuVoice publisher, among Read More

Those waiting for Nigeria’s break-up’ll be disappointed –GYB group

July 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Niger Delta youth group under the aegis of 36 Youths Coalition for Yahaya Bello 2023 Presidency, has said those waiting for the break-up of Nigeria will certainly be disappointed, saying the country will remain strong and more united. Speaking Wednesday in Delta, the organisation’s head, Ambassador Timiseleipre Job Desmond said the country is stronger on daily basis than what Read More

PAP to train ex-agitators on effective communications

July 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has assembled experts to train ex-agitators and members of its Strategic Communication Committee (SCC) on skills required to change negative public perception about the Niger Delta region. A certified consultant in human behaviour, Collins Nwosu, a business improvement and communication coach, Barbara Lawrence and a Public Relations expert and journalist, Muyiwa Akintunde, were on Monday Read More

Dikio: The new prince of Niger Delta

July 19, 2021 Hadiza Mohammed 0

As the count-down to 2023 continues and as the political realignment and horse trading begin, I have been monitoring the activities in the political sphere with keen interest. My focus really has been on identifying credible individuals that could make a difference in our troubled and fouled socio-political environment. And as a bona fide patriotic Nigerian, I am not limiting Read More

FUTA: Stop siphoning projects to Onna LGA, Enang tells Gov Emmanuel

July 19, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has warned Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel against funneling all the state projects to his hometown in Onna local government area. The senator described the act as “politics of gluttony,” saying this follows the alleged governor’s quest to corner and pipe down the recently Read More

PIB: Harmonise all grey areas to avoid litigation, APC Chieftain urges NASS

July 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and petroleum expert, Olooye Adegboyega Adegoke has tasked the National Assembly to harmonise all the grey areas in the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the good of Nigeria and its people. Olooye Adegoke stated this while speaking with journalists, Saturday, after receiving an award of excellence from the Inner Wheel Read More

PAP’s scholarship scheme to focus on four courses, says Dikio

July 4, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) has said that henceforth PAP’s scholarship scheme will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dikio said the decision to rejig the scholarship scheme by prioritising the four courses was taken to align the manpower needs of the Niger Delta to the world’s present realities. Speaking when Read More