News - Niger Delta

Pan Niger Delta Forum Drops Ultimatum

2 weeks ago /

The pan Niger delta forum has dropped the November 1st ultimatum to the federal government to meet its sixteen point demands Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with the acting president Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday night, the leader of the group Edwin Clark explained that the decision is as...

Niger Delta Unveils Development Plan

3 weeks ago /

The minister of Niger Delta affairs, Usani Usani says it now has a workable 6 months strategy to ensure peace and development in the Niger Delta region. Usani who stated this in Abuja on Tuesday while unveiling the draft work plan to guide peace and development in the Niger delta said the planned strategy...

Update: NNPC Tank Farm Fire Incident

4 weeks ago /

One week after the fire incident at the NNPC tank farm within the Calabar free trade zone, the department of petroleum resources, DPR, has sealed up the linc oil tank farm over what the regulatory agency describes as illegal activities of the company. Speaking during an inspection of the facilities in Calabar, DPR director in charge of...

FG Orders Immediate Probe Into NDDC

1 month ago /

The Federal Government has ordered an immediate probe into the one trillion Naira debt owed by the Niger delta development commission to contractors and allegations of project inflation. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday before the national economic council meeting, minister of Niger   delta affairs, Usani Usani, said that the...

Youths Threaten Niger Delta Peace Over Amnesty Programme

1 month ago /

The political solution to end youth restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria that was successfully introduced during the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration may be heading for the rocks as aggrieved youths resident in the area called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) or else they...

Federal Government Cancels Oil Blocs Awarded To Niger Deltans

2 months ago /

A group of investors and indigenes of the Niger Delta, yesterday, condemned the Federal Government’s cancellation of Oil Prospecting Licences,  OPL 2001, 2002 and 2003 in the Utapate field, stating that it was capable of re-igniting chaos in the Niger Delta region.  The investors affected by the cancellation are Jahcon International...

Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Stage Protests Over Delayed Stipends

5 months ago /

Former militant leaders in the Niger Delta oil region have threatened the Federal government  to stage protests over  delayed stipends granted under a 2009 amnesty. “We are calling for the immediate release of the balance sum of the 2016 supplementary budgetary allocation … to avert any situation that will warrant beneficiaries of the programme going to the streets...

Troops Destroy Illegal Refineries, Kidnappers' Camps In Niger Delta

11 months ago /

The troops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed 74 illegal refineries and some camps belonging to kidnappers and militants in Bayelsa and Rivers States. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that the troops of the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, carried out the...

Niger Delta Crisis- Ijaw Leaders Meet In Warri

1 year ago /

The Niger Delta crisis and a peaceful resolution to the tension in the region was the focus of a meeting of Ijaw leaders and elders in Warri, delta state recently. Governor Seriake Dickson told the gathering, which included former ministers, past and present deputy governors of the region that dialogue remains...

FG Warns Against Extortion Of Ogoniland By Fraudsters

1 year ago /

The federal government says it has come to its knowledge, that some dubious individuals are using the opportunity of the cleanup of oil spill in Ogoniland, to extort money from unsuspecting people of the Niger Delta communities through the forgery of federal government agencies letters.   In a statement released by the...

Suspected Militants Attack Shell Affiliated Pipeline In Delta

1 year ago /

Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by a local affiliate of Shell in Delta State. The Militants attacked the pipeline on Monday. The attack comes as the Federal Government confirmed that it is holding talks with representatives of various militant groups in the Niger Delta, aimed at resolving the...

Pipeline Vandalism

1 year ago /

The Niger delta avengers, which has been carrying out attacks on Nigerian oil facilities in the last few months, claimed responsibility on Sunday for five new attacks in the southern energy hub since Friday. until today, the group had not laid claim to any attacks in the Niger delta -- the...

Nigerian Army Arrests Suspected 'Avengers' Militants In Delta

1 year ago /

The Nigerian army said on Monday it had arrested members of a militant group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on pipelines in the restive Delta region. The detainees were thought to be part of the Niger Delta Avengers, it said, a movement blamed for assaults on oil...

Gunmen Kidnap Orhobo Youth President In Delta

1 year ago /

Mr Ovie Anthony, President, Youth Wing of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), was reported to have been abducted by unknown gunmen. Anthony, according to a source, was abducted by the captors at gun point on Friday night while returning from the UPU's meeting held at the Union's administrative office in Warri,...

NDDC Appeals For Financial Support From Oil Firm

1 year ago /

 Mrs Ibim Semenitari, Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday appealed for more financial support from oil companies operating in the region. A statement issued by the commission’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, in Port Harcourt, said that Semenitari made the call when Oil Producers Trade...

New PIB: Communities In Bayelsa Seek Inclusion Of Oil Community In New Development Fund

1 year ago /

Residents of Ikarama and Okordia communities in Bayelsa, have suggested the inclusion of Host Community Development Fund in the new version of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill before its passage into law. The residents made the call on Wednesday at an Environmental Parliament held in Ikarama, to intimate residents with the...

Swear In Opposition Members – Ijaw Youths To Bayelsa Assemby

1 year ago /

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) on Wednesday urged the Bayelsa assembly to swear in three opposition lawmakers-elect after they won their cases at the appeal court. Its President, Mr Udengs Eradiri, who made the call at a news conference in Yenagoa, condemned the exclusion of the opposition members-elect after receiving their...

Nigeria Navy Impound 26 Speed Boats In Warri

1 year ago /

Nigerian Navy authorities in Warri, Delta, on Wednesday said navy personnel in the area had impounded 26 high speed boats in the area. The Operations Officer of NNS DELTA, Warri, Commander Shehu Tasiu, disclosed this to newsmen while displaying the boats at the Naval Base, Warri. Tasiu said that the boats were...

BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints Peterside DG Of NIMASA

1 year ago /

The Presidency this afternoon has announced the appointment of Dakuku Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The announcement of Dakuku as the DG of NIMASA was contained in a statement signed by Yetunde Sonaike, the Director, Public Relations and Ministry of Transportation in...

Group Demands Semenitari's Confirmation As NDDC MD

1 year ago /

A civil society group, the New Initiative for Credible Leadership has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the appointment of the acting Managing Director of the Niger Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, following her numerous achievements since her appointment, though in acting capacity. Addressing a press briefing yesterday in Abuja,...


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