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Gbaramatu Youth Warns Itsekiri: Attempts to Claim Sagharabubou, Ikantu, Ijaghala Will Be Resisted

…Alerts INEC, Security Forces Over Itsekiri Moves The Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC) has issued a strong warning to the Itsekiri over encroachment on Gbaramatu lands during the ongoing fresh delineation process of electoral wards and polling units in Warri Federal Constituency. The areas in question are Sagharabubou, Ikantu, and Ijaghala. According to the GYC, in

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Education

Tantita Security Awards N5m Each to FUPRE’s Best Graduating Students

The management of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited (TSSNL) has presented N5 million each to the two best graduating students of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE) for 2024. The presentation took place on Wednesday at the Tantita Head Office in Bendel Estate, Ugborikoko, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta state. Additionally, the Godfrey

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News

Read what Ogbuku said when presenting N1.9 trillion budget to Reps Committee on NDDC

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised that early approval of its 2024 budget will expedite the development and socio-economic transformation of the Niger Delta region. NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, made this pledge while presenting the 2024 budget estimates of N1.9 trillion to the House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC at

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National

Ribadu Announces Creation of Niger Delta Security Directorate [Read Full Text]

National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu, on Wednesday at the Niger Delta Stakeholders Summit 2024 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, revealed plans to establish a dedicated directorate within his office focused on the security challenges of the Niger Delta. This initiative marks the first time the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) will have a

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News

Otuaro Urges Niger Delta Stakeholders to Support President Tinubu’s Development Agenda

Dr. Dennis Otuaro, Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has emphasized President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to the sustainable development, stability, and peace of the Niger Delta. Speaking at the Niger Delta Stakeholders’ Summit 2024 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, themed “Renewed Hope for Sustainable Development of the Niger Delta,” Otuaro highlighted the crucial role

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News

IYC Directs Security Agents to Crack Down on Impersonators, Backs NDDC Leadership

Port Harcourt, July 10, 2024 – The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has called for the immediate arrest of individuals impersonating its leadership and undermining the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This comes in response to a viral video in which Bedford Berefa falsely claimed to represent the IYC while criticizing the NDDC’s management under

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Deteriorating State of Schools Revealed as Gbaramatu Youth Council Begins Tour

The Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC) has embarked on a tour of schools across the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, revealing alarming conditions and infrastructure challenges. Led by Comrade Kingsley Egbejule Aerebo, the council’s assessment highlighted critical issues affecting education in the region. At Kere Primary School in Egwa,

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Special Report

Embracing Digital Economy: Insights from the 4th Niger Delta MSME Summit/Bootcamp

The 4th Niger Delta MSME Summit/Bootcamp held on June 26 at the EUI Event Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, brought together industry experts, policymakers, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region. The event emphasized the importance of embracing the digital economy and the need for

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News

INEC Prepares for Warri Federal Constituency Polling Units Delineation Starting Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to forge ahead with the implementation of a Supreme Court ruling on the delineation of wards and polling units across Delta State’s Warri federal constituency, beginning this Wednesday. At a crucial stakeholders meeting convened at the Government House Annex in Warri on Monday, political leaders and representatives

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News

How Dr. Paddy Emmanuel Foundation Empowered Over 1000 Youths in Nigeria

Since its inception in 2017, the Dr. Paddy Emmanuel Foundation youth empowerment program has transformed the lives of over 1,000 young people, the founder, Dr. Paddy Emmanuel Iyamu, announced at the 2024 edition of the program. The event took place in Benin on Saturday, July 6, with the theme: “Advance.” Dr. Iyamu revealed that the

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Abuja Welcomes New Luxury Hotel: Trend’s Place and Suites Opens its Doors

Abuja, the nation’s capital, welcomes its newest luxury destination, Trend’s Place Hotel and Suites. This state-of-the-art hotel, boasting an exceptional blend of craftsmanship and the finest human and material resources, promises to rival the best hotels in advanced cities. Trend’s Place and Suites, strategically located near the Dunamis Church Headquarters and the NNPC filling station

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Special Report

How Chief Otuaro’s Grassroots Strategy is Reshaping the Presidential Amnesty Programme

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board Since his appointment as the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in March 2024, Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, has been making remarkable strides by shifting the focus to the grassroots. His approach has breathed new life into the programme, fostering a

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Breaking News

BREAKING: Tension as Itakpe-Warri Train Derails (VIDEO)

In a frightening incident, a train traveling from Itakpe in Kogi State to Ujevwu derailed on Thursday, causing panic among passengers. Among the travelers was popular media personality Taribio Walson Oweifawari, who shared her harrowing ordeal on Facebook. Oweifawari recounted, “My flight to Yenagoa from Abuja on United Nigeria was cancelled even before I left

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Nigerian Govt Issues Red Alert: Delta, Bayelsa, Edo, Anambra, Other States Expected to Face Severe Flooding

The Federal Government has issued a red alert warning to states and local government areas across Nigeria, urging them to prepare for heightened flooding as the country enters the peak of the rainy season. During a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, Prof. Joseph Utsev, Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, emphasized the need for

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NDDC to Restore Failed Sections of East-West Road

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to restore the failed sections of the East West Road between Ahoada and Ula-Okobo town in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State, to provide urgent relief to motorists who are now forced to divert to community roads. The NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, who

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News Oil & Gas

Nigeria Wins Bid to Host African Energy Bank Headquarters

Nigeria has emerged as the winner of the bid to host the headquarters of the African Energy Bank (AEB). The AEB is a global multilateral institution aimed at financing Africa’s hydrocarbon resources and supporting energy transition and net-zero commitments. This development is expected to reshape Nigeria’s oil and gas ecosystem and position the country as

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Chevron Nigeria Wins Best Exhibitor at 2024 NOG Energy Week

Lagos, July 4, 2024: Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and CNL, known as the NNPCL/CNL JV, has been honored with the Best Exhibitor award at the 2024 Nigerian Oil and Gas (NOG) Energy Week held in Abuja. In a statement to GbaramatuVoice

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News

Minister of Youth, Timi Dakolo, Edo Pikin, Maleke, Others Headline Edo Youth Empowerment Program

Benin City, Edo State – A non-government organization, the Dr. Paddy Emmanuel Foundation, is set to host its highly anticipated Youth Empowerment Program, themed “Advance,” on Saturday, July 6, 2024. The event will commence at 9am at the Cathelea Event Center in GRA, Benin City, Edo state. In a statement to GbaramatuVoice, the host and

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Church

World Bishops Council to Install Rev. Phillip Tonfawei as Archbishop in Gbaramatu

Oporoza, Delta State — The World Bishops Council will oversee the installation and conferment of Rev. Dr. Phillip Tonfawei (JP) as General Overseer and Archbishop of Dominion Zion Ministry, aka Land of Dominion, Fiafia Zion Headquarters in Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, on Sunday, July 7, 2024, with the theme “The Unstoppable Grace.” In a

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News Oil & Gas

Illegal Refineries Supplying Diesel to Oil Companies in Niger Delta, Tantita Security Reveals

Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited disclosed on Monday at the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas Energy Week Conference in Abuja that oil companies purchase refined Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) from illegal refineries in various Niger Delta communities. This revelation, made in the presence of international and domestic oil and gas companies, was not contested by

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News

NDDC boss Assures Niger Delta Stakeholders’ Summit Will Drive Economic Growth

…Announces Partnership with Chevron for Warri-Omadino-Escravos Road The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has assured that the upcoming Niger Delta Stakeholders Summit, scheduled for July 10-13, 2024, will formulate strategies to drive economic growth and development in the region. Dr. Ogbuku also stated that the NDDC is in

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Ex-Bayelsa Governor Dickson Storms Gbaramatu, Hails Tompolo’s Fight Against Crude Oil Theft

…Says Tantita Has Restored Aquatic Life to Niger Delta Waters Former Bayelsa Governor and Senator representing Bayelsa West, His Excellency, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, on Friday visited Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, where he praised High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo, for his efforts in combating crude oil theft and environmental degradation. During his visit

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PAP: Otuaro Approves Deployment of Delegates for 2024/25 Academic Session

By Chairman Ojumiri Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), announced a significant step forward in youth empowerment through education during a stakeholders’ meeting in Effurun, Delta State over the weekend. At the gathering themed “Fostering, Consolidating, and Collaborating for

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Otuaro: President Tinubu Committed to Peace, Development in Niger Delta

By Chairman Ojumiri President Bola Tinubu is prioritizing peace, security, and development in the Niger Delta, according to Chief (Dr.) Dennis Otuaro, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). Otuaro made these remarks during a consultative meeting with ex-agitators in Effurun, Delta State over the

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Otuaro Reaffirms Commitment to Niger Delta Ex-Agitators: ‘I’m Here to Serve and Protect Your Interests’

By Chairman Ojumiri Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), addressed Niger Delta ex-agitators during a crucial meeting in Effurun over the weekend. He reassured the attendees of his commitment, stating, “I’m here to serve and protect your interests.” The meeting,

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News

PAP: Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, Stakeholders Pass Vote of Confidence on Otuaro

By Enaibo Asiayei Chief Dennis Burutu Otuaro, PhD, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, received a vote of confidence from Niger Delta ex-agitators and stakeholders during their meeting in Warri on Saturday. The meeting, held at KFt Event Centre, Warri, focused on revitalizing the Presidential Amnesty

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Editorial

Road to Nowhere: The Niger Delta’s Battle to Complete the East-West Corridor

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board The East-West Road, a vital artery designed to connect the economic lifeblood of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, stands today as a stark symbol of governmental neglect and broken promises. The recent protest led by the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Monday, June 17, 2024, at the Ahoada axis of this crucial

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News

Legionnaire for Mankind Tackles Insecurity, Addictive Behaviors in Niger Delta

…700 Receive Treated Mosquito Nets, Sanitary Pads, Diapers in Gbaramatu On Saturday, June 15, 2024, Legionnaire for Mankind’s Health, a non-governmental organization based in Amsterdam, made substantial strides in tackling community challenges in Oporoza, the headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Their initiative, themed “How to Help Prevent Insecurity, Violence,

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Special Report

When Oporoza Came Alive: The Story of Its Once-Thriving Monday Market in Gbaramatu

By Jacob Brakere Abai Growing up in the ancient town of Oporoza, the headquarters of the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, one could not help but be enveloped in the lively atmosphere of the Monday market. From the 1950s through the 1990s, this market was a vital hub

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National News

SALLAH: Tonlagha Felicitates with Muslims, Appreciates President Tinubu

The Managing Director/Chairman of Maton Engineering Nigeria Limited, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, has felicitated with President Bola Tinubu and the Muslim Ummah as they join the rest of the world to commemorate the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Eid-el-Kabir, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a significant time for reflection, prayer, and community. As Muslims across

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News

Julius Pondi Unveils Mini Pitch to Boost Local Sports in Burutu (PHOTOS)

Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi, the member representing Burutu Federal Constituency, has completed a new mini pitch in Torugbene community, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State. The mini pitch, equipped with modern facilities, a well-maintained playing surface, and seating areas for spectators, is specifically designed to host various sporting activities, with a focus on football. This

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Senate passes NDDC’s N1.9trn budget with N44m addition, a day after presentation

Abuja, Nigeria – Just a day after the presentation of the budget, the Senate has passed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) budget of N1.9 trillion on Tuesday, adding an additional N44 million to the proposed amount. This adjustment brings the total budget from N1,911,800,000,000 to N1,911,844,833,046. The Senate committee considered increases in personnel costs,

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Gbaramatu Mourns as Gbenekama Loses Wife, Blessing

The family of High Chief Godspower Gbenekama (JP), the Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, has announced the passing of his beloved wife, Mrs. Blessing Gbenekama. She passed away at the age of 40 on Friday, June 7, following a brief illness. The announcement of her passing was made on Monday, June 10, at

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News

NDDC Presents Budget of N1.9 Trillion to Senate Committee

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has presented its budget proposals of N1.911 Trillion for 2024 to the Senate Committee on the NDDC at the National Assembly. Presenting the proposals to the Senate Committee, chaired by Senator Asuquo Ekpeyong, the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, said that the 2024 appropriation was anchored on the

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Music

LATE KING OF IJAW MUSIC, DR. ROBERT EBIZIMOR MIXTAPE RELEASED

The much-anticipated mixtape of the late King of Ijaw Music, Dr. Robert Ebizimor, is now available on all streaming platforms. Relive the timeless songs of the legend as we approach his 10th anniversary celebration. Listen and download here: https://push.fm/fl/kremixtapevolume1

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