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Is the Ogoni clean-up jinxed

April 13, 2019 Editor 0

Many environmental analysts and the people of the Niger-Delta region heaved a sigh of relief when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched the Ogoni clean-up, but three years down the line, it looks like the project has become one of those that might never really take off; Benjamin Umuteme writes. Since its discovery in Nigeria in 1956 petroleum has been a Read More

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Timi Frank warns against anarchy in Niger Delta states

March 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank has warned against what he described as impending anarchy looming in the six Niger Delta states orchestrating by the ruling government at centre by working in connivance with the Nigerian Army to perpetuate mayhem and disenfranchise Nigerians in the region. In the said looming crisis Read More

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Breaking: Niger Delta Avengers resurface, talks tough ahead Presidential polls

February 14, 2019 Editor 0

A Niger Delta group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have showed up again, two days to the 2019 Presidential polls, threatening to shut down the country’s economy should anyone attempts to rig the election. NDA Spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, in a statement, said: “As a warning and closing note; we want to resound it to members of the International Community, multinational corporations and Read More

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Onnoghen: N’delta Agitators threaten to form govt, partner IPOB

January 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

Following the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Samuel Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari last week Friday, a coalition of top Niger Delta agitators have threatened to unveil a government that would oversee the affairs of the region. They also declared their readiness to work with the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). The agitators said that Buhari’s suspension Read More

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2019 polls‘ll determine Nigeria’s future – Clark

December 17, 2018 Editor 0

Elder statesman and leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Chief Edwin Clark, has declared that the 2019 elections will likely determine the future of the country in the next four years and beyond. He also predicted that the outcome of the polls will surely shape the fate of future generations. To this end, the former federal commissioner of information called on Nigerians to shun religion, tribe and tongue and work together Read More

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Breaking: Reinstate Boroh or face our wrath, Niger Delta militants give Buhari a month ultimatum

March 19, 2018 Administrator 0

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers RNDA in conjuction with nine other militant groups in the Niger Delta said that President Muhammadu Buhari have only four weeks to reinstate the sacked Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme and Special Adviser to the President on Niger delta, Retired General Paul Boroh or be ready for fresh attacks on oil installations and facilities across Read More

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500 students to participate in NCDMB inaugural oil and Gas career show

February 21, 2018 Administrator 0

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring  Board (NCDMB) is set to sponsor about Five hundred students  from the Nine States of the Niger Delta region to participate in the inaugural career talk show on oil and Gas development in the country. The show, opened to secondary schools in the Niger Delta region and sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Read More

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Court orders University to reinstate rusticated student

November 14, 2017 Administrator 0

A High Court sitting in Yenagoa has set aside and declared null and void the rustication of one Micah Diniprema, a 27 years old final year student of the Faculty of Education of the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa state and ordered the authorities of the institution to reinstate and allow him to graduate. The final year student was Read More

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Editors warn Buhari against using military force in Niger Delta

November 12, 2017 Administrator 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government not to employ the use of military force against the renewed activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, saying such will aggregate the militants. The NGE which also observed the increasing rate of kidnappings and communal clashes, called on security agencies to rise to the occasion. In Read More

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Niger Delta: Rumble among militants as FG plans to meet Tompolo

November 9, 2017 Administrator 0

Militant groups in the Niger Delta region begins a new row over the alleged secret meeting proposed between the Federal Government led by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs  Pastor Usani Uguru and the Special  Adviser to the President on Niger Delta /Amnesty Coordinator, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh and the foremost former Militant Leader, ‎High Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo over Read More

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Be patient, FG begs Niger Delta Avengers

November 6, 2017 Administrator 0

*Says challenges in the region being addressed  The federal government has called on the Niger Delta Avengers to be patient and not to disrupt oil and gas operations in the region, saying that efforts are being made to address their grievances. Speaking to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Read More

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Group want scandal at NNPC investigated

October 8, 2017 Administrator 0

A group under the aegis of Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC), has called for investigation of the fraudulent activities rocking the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The group equally warned against frustrating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu just as it claimed that the life of the Minister was under threat. It called for Read More

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Niger delta youths demand national inclusion, completion of abandoned projects 

September 20, 2017 Administrator 0

Niger Delta National Youth Leaders and Stakeholders’ Forum (NDNYLSF) has called for inclusion, funding and  support in the National Council on Niger Delta, even as they asked for the  approval of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. The group also wants the federal government, international development partners and other stakeholders to do everything possible to ensure that all the abandoned Read More

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Python dance, crocodile smile, not solution to Niger Delta,Igbo agitations – Ijaw youths

September 11, 2017 Administrator 0

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has said that the deployment of military troops to the Niger Delta and South East region under the security operation known as crocodile smile or python dance will not solve the rising agitations. The Ijaw youths from the Nine States of the Niger Delta region Monday described as “condemnable” and “sad” the attack on Read More

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Atiku hails quit notice withdrawal by Niger-Delta youths, says Nigeria too old, big to fail

September 3, 2017 Administrator 0

Former Vice President and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar, has said that the country is too old and too big to fail, adding that restructuring the federating unit is what the country urgently need to achieve the desires of its founding fathers. He, however, commended the Niger Delta youths for rescinding their counter quit notice Read More

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Youths urge NNPC to implement palliatives

July 12, 2017 Administrator 0

Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa Niger Delta youth leaders have urged the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to implement the palliatives pledged by Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during his tour of the region. Th e youths made the call when the leadership of the Niger Delta ExAgitation Forum and Niger Delta Non Violent Youth Leaders Assembly paid a courtesy visit Mr Read More