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 […]

Troops recover weapons, kill 23 militants in gun battle

Punch   The Nigerian Army said it had recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals in the Niger Delta. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahitu, told newsmen in Enugu on Saturday that the recoveries were made during a military exercise tagged “Operation Crocodile Smile”. He also disclosed that 23 militants […]

Niger Delta Avengers denies picking Soyinka, Kalu for talks

Ovie Okpare, Warri The Niger Delta Avengers has refuted the claim that it nominated Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; a former Abia State governor, Mr. Orji Kalu and five others to negotiate with the federal government on behalf of the group. A statement by the spokesman of the militant group, Mudoch Agbinibo, late on Saturday […]

Linking Avengers to Jonathan is FG’s propaganda — Burubo

Victor Burubo The National Publicity Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress, Mr. Victor Burubo, tells CHUKWUDI AKASIKE that recent allegations linking former President Goodluck Jonathan with activities of Niger Delta Avengers are aimed at dragging the Otueke-born politician’s name through the mud Are you not surprised that former President Gooodluck Jonathan, who is an Ijaw man, is linked […]

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