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 […]

Military option still open, Buhari warns Niger Delta militants (The same military option you used against Boko Haram?)

— 9th October 2016 From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has again warned‎ the Niger Delta militants to stop the destruction of oil installations in the region and embrace peace‎, saying that his administration might still resort to taking military action against them if dialogue fails. He gave the warning yesterday at the passing out […]

Ijaw youths threaten complete shutdown of oil installations if persecution of Jonathan persists

Iaw youths from across the various clans in the Niger Delta have today staged a massive protest in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State over what they described as the persecution of former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Patience and close associates of theirs. The youths numbering several thousands carried several placards with inscriptions that condemned sponsored media […]

Military Arrest PDP Loyalist, Raises Fears of Insecurity in Ogoniland

Ahead of the re-run elections for the state ad national assembly seats in Ogoniland, five persons were Sunday morning arrested in Yeghe Ogoniland, including a strong loyalist of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. John Sorbarikor Gbarazia. Also arrested is the wife of John S. Gbarazia, Mrs Gloria Gbarazia. John Gbarazia is a member of the […]

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