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. […]

FG probes NDDC over N1trn debt (Corruption at its highest)

By Chris Ochayi ABUJA—Worried by over the N1 trillion debt owed contractors by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, the Federal Government has commenced investigations into the activities of the commission with a view to finding out what happened to huge funds it got since inception, 17 years ago. The Federal Government also announced its […]

NDDC cancels 600 contracts (Avenue to steal money)

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has revoked more than 600 contracts and projects as part of efforts to restructure the commission. NDDC bosss Nsima Ekere NDDC Managing Director Nsima Ekere told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the commission’s management and board took the decision to adopt a ‘4R’ initiative as […]

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, […]

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