How Kuku, aides, pocketed over N35.2m from Amnesty funds in two months – Witness

Ayogu Nnamdi, a prosecution witness in the trial of Henry Ugbolue, an aide to Kingsley Kuku (former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta) on Thursday, June 15, 2017 told Justice M. M. Kolo of the FCT High Court Wuse, Abuja that the accounts of Great & Gamaliel Alliance Limited received a turnover […]

Niger Delta militants give northerners uptil October 1, 2017 to leave the region – Set to declare Republic of Niger Delta

  Plan to declare own republic • Lament failure to make arrest over anti-Igbo ultimatum • Threaten attack on oil wells owned by northerners A coalition of Niger Delta militant groups rose from a meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday ordering all northerners to quit the oil-rich region. The militants threatened to attack all […]

We’ll resist rejection of oil firms’ relocation to N’Delta –Ijaw youths

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Ijaw youths on Friday warned the National Assembly that they would resist the rejection of the executive order to oil companies to relocate their administrative head offices to the Niger Delta region. The youths, under the aegis of the Ijaw Youth Council, expressed dissatisfaction that the House of Representatives could reject a […]

Xenophobia: Henry Okah, others attacked in South Africa prisons, says MEND

  -Punch Ovie Okpare The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has called on the Nigerian parliamentary delegation to South Africa to extend its fact-finding mission to other Nigerians being kept in solitary confinement in various South Africa prisons. MEND said secret xenophobic attacks take place in South Africa prisons. It listed its […]

Osinbajo directs oil companies to relocate headquarters to Niger-Delta

By Dennis Udoma UYO-Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has directed the International Oil Companies operating in the Niger-Delta region to relocate their headquarters to their States of operation to mitigate tension in host communities. Osinbajo, gave the directive at a Town Hall meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Thursday during continuation visit to […]

N-Delta: FG plans synergy with stakeholders, others to tackle infrastructural challenges

By Chris Ochayi The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to explore all avenues including synergy and collaboration among stakeholders and development partners in achieving its resolve to tackle the challenges of providing social and infrastructural needs for the people of the Niger Delta Region. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, […]

Reps warn against continuous gas flaring in Niger Delta

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE  House of Representatives, yesterday, warned oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region against continuous flaring of gas estimated at over $5 billion yearly from over 257 flow stations, saying it had subjected the lives of residents in the area to serious health hazards. The Obinna Chidoka-led House […]

FG to launch $10bn infrastructural rebirth for N’Delta (If the money is not embezzled)

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday said the Federal Government would soon inaugurate a $10bn infrastructural rebirth investment programme in the Niger Delta. Kachikwu spoke at a press conference he addressed inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The minister explained that the fund would not come from […]

Buhari meets Niger Delta stakeholders on Tuesday (Yet another meeting)

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said as part of efforts to end insurgency in the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with some stakeholders from the region on Tuesday next week. The meeting, he stated, would hold inside the Presidential Villa. Kachikwu said this in his […]

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., son of executed environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa Sr., dies in London at 47

The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an adviser to three presidents. The 1995 execution of his father by a military government […]

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