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nnnnews · a day ago
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FG signs Brass Petroleum Products Terminal agreement to tackle illegal refining
By Edith Ike-Eboh The federal government has signed a shareholders agreement for the construction of Brass Petroleum Products Terminal Ltd (BPPT) in order to combat illegal refining and stabilize the price of products in the Niger Delta. Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, at the signing ceremony on Friday in Abuja, said the project would help clean up the system in…
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nnnnews · a day ago
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NDDC: Meeting the demands of the Niger Delta people
NDDC: Responding to the demands of the populations of the Niger Delta News analysis by Emmanuel Mogbede, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was established in 2000 by the federal government to develop the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Home to the Niger Delta Ministry, one of the Commission’s main mandates is to train and educate young people in the oil-rich…
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nnnnews · 2 days ago
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Enough with ethno-religious, political divides – Gov. Bello tells Nigerians
By Lizzy Okoji Unit Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi called on Nigerians to end all forms of ethnic, religious and political divisions threatening the peace, unity and development of the country. Bello made the appeal Wednesday in Abuja when he received members of the Forum of ex-agitators from the Niger Delta on a solidarity visit for his achievements in security and unity in Kogi. He said Nigeria…
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nnnnews · 6 days ago
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Prophet TB Joshua: his life, his time, his legacy
By Vivian Ihechu “Time to go – time to come here for prayer and time to go home after the service. Were some of the last memorable words of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, when he spoke at the Emmanuel TV partners meeting on Saturday. Joshua, Nigerian pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the…
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nnnnews · 8 days ago
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Environmentalist instructs oil companies to clean up pollution on land
By Nathan Nwakamma An environmentalist, Dr Nnimmo Bassey, urged oil companies in the Niger Delta to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Bassey made the appeal in Yenegoa on Friday during an oilfield dialogue on the theme “Building community resilience against fossil mining”. The event organized by the Mother Earth Health Foundation (HOMEF) for the oil…
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nnnnews · 9 days ago
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Niger Delta Youth Council urges FG to form NDDC board of directors
By Collins Yakubu-Hammer The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) urged the federal government to inaugurate the board of directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to prevent a resumption of hostilities in the region. This is contained in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Mr. Jator Abido, Wednesday in Abuja. Abido warned that if the federal government does not…
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nnnnews · 10 days ago
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Twitter's mission in Nigeria is questionable, FG says
Twitter’s mission in Nigeria is questionable, FG says
By Ismaila Chafe The federal government condemned the reaction of social media group Twitter to President Muhammadu Buhari’s series of tweets via his verified Twitter account @mbuhari. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the Nigerian leader warned on Tuesday via his Twitter account that a “brutal shock awaits” these unpatriotic elements who promote the insurgency and burn essential…
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newsrealafrica · 12 days ago
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The Niger Delta: Trouble ahead as Tompolo gives Seven Days Ultimatum
The Niger Delta: Trouble ahead as Tompolo gives Seven Days Ultimatum
I have watched and observed with keen interest, the circumstances surrounding the constitution of the NDDC board for some time now. I would have continued to keep watching and observing, but for love of the region and the country. The continuous running of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by a sole administrator at the instance of the minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Akpabio,…
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nnnnews · 12 days ago
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Delta Governorship Race: zoning does not present the best candidate
By Emmanuel Afonne The Center for Democratic Research and Governance has expressed concern that the continued zoning of the governor’s seat in Delta state may pave the way for the emergence of the best candidate. The centre’s executive director, Dr Akpesiri Eghwujovbo, said in a statement Monday that only the ruling party in the state had prospered on the basis of zoning. Eghwujovbo stressed that…
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nnnnews · 16 days ago
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Group condemns pressure from NGF to raise fuel prices to N385
By Aderogba George A Niger Delta group, the Ogoni Liberation Initiative, on Thursday condemned the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) ‘s alleged plan to push the federal government to raise the pump price of fuel from N162 to N385. Its president, Mr. Douglas Fabeke, delivered the condemnation at a press conference in Abuja. Fabeke said the plan would further complicate the suffering of Nigerians if…
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nnnnews · 16 days ago
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Constitution review, control of resources, transfer of power: main requirements in Asaba
By Ifeanyi Olannye The inhabitants of the South-South zone demand an amendment to the 1999 constitution, control of resources, fiscal federalism, full autonomy, decentralization of power, the creation of a state police force and gender equality . The indication was revealed when the Senate committee, chaired by Senator James Manager, welcomed residents of Delta, Edo and Bayelsa states to a…
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nnnnews · 23 days ago
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Presidency approves verification of Niger Delta amnesty beneficiaries
By Shedrack Frank The Presidency has approved the decision of the Presidential Amnesty Office to conduct verification on 30,000 ex-agitators captured under the programme in the last 11 years. Mr Tonye Bobo, Member, Think-Thank of the Amnesty Office stated this on Thursday in Yenagoa, during a call on Federated Correspondent Chapel members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bayelsa…
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nnnnews · 23 days ago
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Modular Refineries: Stakeholders tasks NASS on quick passage of PIB
By Jacinta Nwachukwu Stakeholders for the realisation of mainstreaming modular refineries operators have urged the National Assembly to work towards ensuring legal backing for the mainstreaming of modular Refineries into the nation’s economy. They made the call in a communiqué after a seminar on seamless integration of mini and modular refineries into the nation’s economy, in Abuja. The…
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ihrc-hq · a month ago
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IHRC- Niger Delta Underdevelopment: Call for Cooperate Interventions
….Partners “Why Not Warri” Global Advocacy for Effective Int’l Leverage The modern unpleasant portray of Warri-Delta as an unsafe, war zone, and unfriendly environment for investors and business development has ravished the dividends of Deltans in many ways leaving the Warri metropolis underdeveloped. A renowned Niger Delta Social Justice Activist and Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State…
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ihrc-hq · a month ago
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IHRC- Drug Education: A timely Initiative for Niger Deltans
Secretary-General International Human Rights Commission, Prof. h.c. Rafal Marcin Wasik has applauded the collaboration of the Delta State Government and the University of Abraka for the shared partnership with Wisdom Class Organization and the International Human Rights Commission in the implementation of drug education and rehabilitation. Bearing in mind that the world drug problem is a common…
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newdiplomatng · a month ago
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Niger Delta: Shell's Pipeline Spills 276 Barrels of Crude oil In April – Report
Niger Delta: Shell’s Pipeline Spills 276 Barrels of Crude oil In April – Report #News
The 14-inch crude trunk line operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the Niger Delta region spilled 276 barrels of crude oil in three incidents in April. The 276 barrels of crude is the cumulative volume of spill from a section of the pipeline that transverses Bayelsa and Rivers communities during the period. Checks at the oil firm’s spill incident portal indicated that two of…
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gbetutv · a month ago
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NDDC Substantive Board: Forces Converge to Pressure the President, sponsor Protests against the Sole Administrator
NDDC Substantive Board: Forces Converge to Pressure the President, sponsor Protests against the Sole Administrator
In spite of the achievements recorded so far by the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Akwa Effiong, information available to the media has it that some powerful forces have concluded plans to sponsor protests against him even as they are bent on putting further pressure on the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to accept a list of their cronies into the pending…
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ibntajudeen · a month ago
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Buhari's Minister Confesses Why He Supported MASSOB, Niger Delta Avengers, Asari Dokubo
Buhari’s Minister Confesses Why He Supported MASSOB, Niger Delta Avengers, Asari Dokubo
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has explained why he represented Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo and groups like the Niger Delta Avengers in the past. He said it was not because he believed in Nigeria’s breakup, but because he believed in the right to self-determination. Keyamo stated this while speaking on an NTA flagship programme…
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