Release of funds to Amnesty office grossly inadequate – Senators

— 14th September 2018 The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has said the two installments of N5 billion released to the Amnesty Office, out of the N65 billion allocated for the Presidential Amnesty Programme  in the 2018 budget, is “grossly inadequate.” The committee also said that due to the pivotal role the amnesty programme plays […]

Press Release: Nigerian Government and Shell Should be Ashamed of Ogoni Pollution Rather Than Publicize It – MOSOP

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says the Nigerian government and the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited aught to be ashamed of their conduct in Ogoniland rather than speaking of cleanup plans for Ogoni as an achievement. Nsuke spoke yesterday in Bori, Khana local government area of Rivers State […]

Ijaw Youth Wants Agip to Review Contract Of Dreaded Security Company

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has thrown its weight behind a recent resolution of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly regarding the activities of a company, Darlong Security Services in the state. The IYC believes that the resolution will help checkmate the activities ‎of the company that has clearly deviated from its core mandate of […]

Niger Delta: I’ll spend amnesty funds prudently –Dokubo

Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, has pledged frugal management of funds meant for beneficiaries of the programme. He made pledge when the leadership of the Niger Delta Amnesty Law Students Association (NDALAWSA) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja and added that his […]

Nigeria’s Federal Structure is Discriminatory – MOSOP

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says Nigeria’s federal structure is discriminatory and threatening the survival of indigenous communities like the Ogoni people. Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, made this observation today while addressing leaders of the Ogoni Women of Prayer Peace Initiative in Yeghe, Gokana Local Government Area. Nsuke […]

Ondo: Niger Delta militants protest

By Josiah Oluwole A large number of youth claiming to be former armed militants in the Niger Delta area of Ondo State on Friday protested in Akure, the state capital, over their non-inclusion in the extended amnesty program. The youth, numbering about 500, also threatened to return to the creeks to bear arms against the […]

Militants abduct 5 oil workers in Niger Delta

Militants abduct 5 oil workers in Niger Delta — 20th January 2018 Suspected militants have abducted five oil workers in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions. The militants seized the workers on Wednesday near the Ajoki community, which borders Edo and Delta States, said Delta State police spokesperson, […]

Niger Delta group vows to sue FG over alleged loss of 3m jobs

— 20th December 2017 From: Ben Dunno, Warri An environment rights group in the Niger Delta, the Oil Spill Victims Vanguard (OSPIVV), has threatened court action against the Federal Government over the latter’s alleged reluctance to commence work at the site of the Ogidigben Gas Revolution Industrial Park (OGRIP) for which, the group claimed, over […]

DAFINONE: Niger Deltans should demand better performance from their govs

*Dafinone The economy is import-driven. How do we reverse that trend? The economy is import-driven because we do not manufacture a   significant number of items we consume locally. To reverse that trend, we need to produce more of our consumption locally and the easiest thing to start with would of course be agricultural produce where […]

Leave Niger Delta before October 1, agitators tell northerners, Yorubas

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA- A coalition of Niger Delta agitators on Thursday handed down an ultimatum to Northerners and Yoruba from south west zone resident in the region to vacate before October 1. The coalition also said that it is set to resume the bombings of major oil and gas installation in the coastal region. […]

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