News - Niger Delta

Senate Approves Niger delta Amnesty Programme

2 days ago /

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill on rehabilitation and reintegration to give legal backing to the Niger-delta amnesty programme.

FG Unveils Action Plan On Climate Change In Niger Delta

3 weeks ago /

In a bid to prevent the environmental challenges facing the oil rich Niger Delta region, the federal government has unveiled a guiding policy document that will address most of the region's problem on climate change.

Buhari Charges Ogoni Leaders To Halt Youth Restiveness

3 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the leadership of Ogoni land in Rivers state to use their experience and intellectual capacity to halt youth restiveness in their communities.

PANDEF Seeks Thorough Investigation On Edwin Clark's Home Invasion

3 months ago /

Members of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, say the apology tendered by the Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the raid on the Abuja residence of Elder Statesman, Edwin Clark has been accepted by the elders, but they want a proper investigation to unravel the masterminds.

Amnesty Programme Not Winding Down- Coordinator

4 months ago /

The coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo has assured the people of the oil rich Niger Delta region that the amnesty programme will not be ending anytime soon.

 

Federal Government Pledges Continued Intervention In The Niger Delta

4 months ago /

Nigeria's Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani says the Federal government is not relenting in its interventions in the oil rich Niger Delta region of the country.

Oil Spill In Bayelsa Cripples Aghoro Community

6 months ago /

The Bayelsa State Government has expressed displeasure at what it described as neglect of responsibility by Shell Petroleum Development Cooperation, SPDC, operating in the state.

Niger Delta Youths Urged To Support FG Peace Initiatives

6 months ago /

As Muslims all over the world continue the celebrations of Eid-Il- Fitri, youths in the Niger Delta region have been urged to support the peaceful and crime free initiative of President Buhari's administration for the oil rich region.

FG Launches Niger Delta New Vision

6 months ago /

The Nigerian Government says the Niger Delta New Vision is designed to develop a new and prosperous Niger Delta through partnership with the federal, and state governments, the private sector and local communities.

NNPC Denies Existence Of Royalty Payment For Alesa-Eleme

6 months ago /

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has dismissed insinuation of an approved 36 billion naira compensation said to be due to Alesa-Eleme community in Rivers State as royalty for playing host to the  Port Harcourt refining company, a subsidiary of the corporation.

PANDEF Rejects Return To On-Shore/Off-Shore Oil Dichotomy

8 months ago /

The new Chairman of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Idongesit Nkanga has decried the non-challant attitude of the federal government in addressing issues affecting the region. 

FG Set To Commence Ogoni Cleanup

8 months ago /

The Federal Government says there is no going back on its cleanup initiative in Ogoni land as all is now set to commence the full implementation of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) in the community.

Niger Delta Ministry Builds Classrooms In Niger Delta States

11 months ago /

As part of its mandate to improve and develop the niger delta region, the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has constructed blocks of classrooms in selected secondary schools in Bayelsa, Imo And Abia States. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani said the projects were a demonstration of the commitment of...

FG To Partner With NIPR On Attitudinal Change Campaign In Niger Delta

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has expressed it's readiness to partner the Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations, NIPR, to commence a campaign against hate speech and attitudinal change towards the real development of the Niger Delta Region. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani made this known in Calabar during the annual dinner...

FG Appeals For Sustained Peace In Niger Delta

1 year ago /

The minister of Niger delta affairs Usani Usani says the federal government will continue to engage relevant groups in the Niger delta with a view to ensuring lasting peace in the oil rich region.  Speaking against the backdrop of renewed threats by Niger delta avengers to resume attacks after a long...

EFCC Arrests Ekiti Finance Commissioner, Accountant General

1 year ago /

Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Yemisi Owolabi, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). According to EFCC, Governor Ayodele Fayose’s aides were arrested over allegations of mismanagement of bailout funds by the state government. The Head of Media and Publicity for the...

Niger Delta Summit V.P. Osibanjo Stresses Harmonization Of Ideas And Visions

1 year ago /

Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for key players in the development of the Niger Delta to harmonise ideas and visions that will ensure the people benefit from the wealth of the region. Professor Osinbajo reiterated the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to paying...

Pan Niger Delta Forum Drops Ultimatum

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...


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