N’Delta minister meets Jonathan, Dokubo, others over region’s development, canvases for peace

September 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Development, Hon. Engr. Abubakar Momoh have embarked on courtesy visits to some prominent leaders in Niger Delta, with a view to navigating his role as the Minister of Niger Delta Development for effective running of the Ministry, in line with President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja, by Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as troops hold President hostage

July 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger presidential guards are holding President Mohamed Bazoum inside the presidential palace in the capital, which has been blocked off by military vehicles since Wednesday morning, security sources said. The movements have the semblance of four military takeovers that have hit neighbouring Mali and Burkina Faso since 2020. Ministries next to the palace have also been blocked off, and staff Read More

Distracting Ndiomu portends danger to Niger Delta – Ex-militant

July 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Joy Emmanuel A prominent Niger Delta ex-agitator and leader, Francis Muturu, popularly known as General Aboy, has warned that ongoing attempts to distract the Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) is dangerous to the development and peace in the region. Muturu, a businessman and former aide to the Delta State Governor noted that Ndiomu had shown the needed capacity to Read More

Troops gear for war, eliminate 23 terrorists, nab 72 collaborators

July 21, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

By Benjamin Samson Abuja The Defence Headquarters Thursday said the current leadership of the Nigerian Armed Forces has activated troops into ‘war mode’ to counter the threats of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and economic sabotage being perpetrated against the people. To that effect, in the last one week, troops neutralised 23 terrorists, bandits and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militants, rescued Read More

13% Oil Derivation money: Delta Oil and Gas group protests to EFCC, wants Okowa probed

June 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The association of Oil and Gas communities in Delta state has taken a protest to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja, urging the anti-graft agency to probe former Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, over alleged diversion of N1.07 trillion from the 13 percent oil derivation fund. The association which consists of representatives of Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Read More

Amnesty: Atiku, Obi’s supporters responsible for attacks on Ndiomu – Niger Delta group

June 2, 2023 Editor 0

The Niger Delta Integrity Group (NDIG) has ascribed the latest attacks on and blackmail of Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd), the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), to supporters of Labour Party’s Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The group in a statement on Friday issued by its convener, Dr. Boma Horsfall, accused Read More

PAP: Ndiomu’s position intact, enjoys cordial relationship with monarchs, elders in Niger Delta – NDIG

June 2, 2023 Editor 0

The Niger Delta Integrity Group (NDIG) has rubbished claims that Elders, Traditional Rulers and other “ominous” groups have called for the sack of the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd). A statement issued on Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by Dr. Boma Horsfall, Convener of the NDIG, affirmed strongly that the General Read More

Frank demands sack of NDDC board over infighting, corruption allegations 

May 22, 2023 Admin III 0

  A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Board and current management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) due to various accusations and counter accusations of corruption within the Commission. Frank said these counter allegations and infighting between the Read More

Niger Delta: Coalition hails presidential amnesty successes, backs Ndiomu for continuity

May 20, 2023 Admin III 0

A Niger Delta Civil Society Group has heaped plaudits on Gen. Barry Ndiomu-led Presidential Amnesty Programme which according to them has recorded tremendous successes. However, the civil society coalition consisting of the Niger Delta Solidarity Forum, Niger Delta Progressive Front and Coalition of Niger Delta Youth Movement described as “untrue, fallacious, and regrettable” an open letter written by some faceless Read More

PAP now better focused under Ndiomu – Niger Delta Group

April 18, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  A prominent group known as Niger Delta Rights Assembly (NDRA) has reckoned that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) under its current leadership, anchored by Major-General Barry Tariye Ndiomu (Rtd) as the Interim Administrator, is now better focused in delivering on its mandate. Specifically, the group described the appointment of Major-General Ndiomu as a blessing to the Niger Delta region Read More

Stakeholders tackle pipeline vandalism with alternative power in Niger Delta communities

March 29, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Stakeholders have expressed commitment to provide Solar Mini-Grid Electricity to some communities without electricity in the Niger Delta to tackle pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft. The Executive Director, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria), an NGO, Mr. Dumnamene Fyneface, who disclosed this in Abuja, said YEAC-Nigeria and YEAC-UK Ltd engaged NXT GRID Netherlands and its Nigeria subsidiary to develop Read More

NDDC boss, Ogbuku not a murderer, fraudster, forum warns ‘mischievous Saharareporters’

January 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has defended the newly appointed Director General of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Dr. Samuel Ogbuku against a  malicious media reports by an online platform (SaharaReporters), saying the NDDC boss have been cleared of all charges by the competent Courts of law. The online medium had reported a case of alleged assassination attempt Read More

Breaking: FG speaks on how Niger Delta states shared N625bn 13% derivatives

December 2, 2022 Admin III 0

The Federal Government has released details of oil derivation refunds made to Niger Delta states amidst a growing controversy that the funds had been misused by some governments in the region. The federal government said in a statement Friday that the nine oil-producing states received a total of N625.43 billion 13 per cent oil derivation, subsidy and SURE-P refunds from Read More

Quality Seedlings: PIND, CRIN license 14 Coacoa entrepreneurs in Niger Delta

November 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) and the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) are set to certify 14 commercial cocoa seed entrepreneurs as party of efforts to improve access to improved seedlings for cocoa farmers in the Niger Delta region. PIND, a non-profit organization working to promote peace and equitable economic growth in Nigeria’s Niger Read More

South-south forum cautions N’Delta minister over appointment of Audu-Ohwavborua’s as NDDC boss

October 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-South Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has cautioned the Minister of Niger Delta, Mr, Umana  Umana, not to cause unnecessary confusion in the appointment of new Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). President Muhammadu Buhari, had relieved the Interim Administrator of NDDC, Mr. Effiong Akwa, of his position and directed the most senior director in the commission Read More

MT Heroic Idun, the myth, lies versus the truth

September 6, 2022 Admin III 0

In the last few weeks, there have been allegations on both traditional and social media against the Nigerian Navy that its personnel connive with oil thieves in the oil rich Niger Delta region to steal millions of barrel of crude oil thus denying the federal government of Nigeria billions of Naira in revenue that should accrue to it. One of Read More

The military onslaught in Niger Delta

September 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Media report last week quoted the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to the effect that naval troops operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region have recovered crude oil, Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and premium motor spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, worth over N3.7 billion from enclaves of oil bunkerers within the last two weeks portends good tidings for the security of Read More

Unemployment fueling illegal refineries in Niger Delta – CSO

April 26, 2022 Admin III 0

Unemployment, poverty have been identified as promoting illegal refining attractive in Niger Delta. The region at the weekend witnessed one of the worst oil and gas disasters when scores were killed at an illegal refining outfit. Charred bodies were left scattered among burnt palms, cars and vans on Sunday after a weekend explosion that killed more than 100 people at Read More

PIND empowers 374 N’Delta youths in peace building, conflict management

April 15, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A non-profit organization that promotes peace and equitable economic growth in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region on the platform of Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), has trained 374 Niger Delta youth in Warri and Asaba, Delta state on peace-building with a focus on volunteerism, conflict management and early warning reporting system. A statement signed Friday in Abuja Read More

2021 Sovereign Sukuk Issue: 3 ministries get N250bn for roads infrastructure

February 3, 2022 David Agba 0

The ministries of Works and Housing, Federal Capital Territory Administration and that of Niger Delta Affairs Thursday get cheques totaling N250 billion for roads infrastructure. The three ministries shared the amount which was successfully issued by the Debt Management Office (DMO) last year. Based on the amounts on the respective cheques, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing got N210,565,000,000; FCTA-N29,000,000,000; Read More

Again, Clark writes Buhari over issues of alleged marginalisation

January 28, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Niger Delta region, comprising mainly of the states in the South – South geo-political zone, will forever remain part of Nigeria, leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark has said. Chief Clark, who made the declaration in an open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari, however, called on the federal government to address all issues of Read More