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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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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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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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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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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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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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NDDC Boss, Ogbuku, Vows to Complete Amassoma Shoreline Protection Project

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, has re-stated the commitment of the Commission to complete all its ongoing development projects, including the Amassoma shoreline protection project in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Speaking during the celebration of the 20th Coronation Anniversary of King Oweipa Jones-Ere

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Bayelsa Police Respond to Murder of Benalayefa Asiayei, Confirm Arrest of Officer

A 40-year-old man, Benalayefa Asiayei, was fatally shot by a policeman along Azikoro Road in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Asiayei, an electrician from the Bobougbene community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, was returning from work in his Toyota Sienna around 8 pm on Tuesday when the incident occurred. Eyewitnesses reported that

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Full Details of How Shell Companies Contributed $142.5m to NDDC in 2023

Shell Companies in Nigeria, comprising Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), have paid a total of $142.5 million to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2023. The SPDC Director and Country Head, Corporate Relations, Igo Weli, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday, that

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Shocking Revelation: Former MEND Commander Ogunbos Discovers He’s Not Son’s Father After 22 Years

Former commander with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, in Bayelsa State, Paul Eris, known as General Ogunbos, has revealed that he is not the biological father of his son, Raymond, after 22 years. In a Facebook post on Sunday, May 26, 2024, Ogunbos recounted the confession made by Raymond’s biological

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Protests erupt in Bayelsa after Doo Akpo officer shoots Delta man over N200 Bribe

Yenagoa, Nigeria – Outrage and protests have erupted in Bayelsa following the brutal killing of 40-year-old electrician Benalayefa Bako Asiayei on Monday. Protesters carried the victim’s corpse to the gate of the Government House in Yenagoa, demanding justice. Asiayei, who hailed from Ayakoromo and Akugbene in Delta State, was allegedly shot dead by a police

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Tantita Coordinator, Asonja, Commends President Tinubu for Okitipupa Power Substation

Senior High Chief Felix Idowu Asonja, the Ondo State Coordinator of Tantita Security Services (TSS), has expressed profound gratitude to the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government of Nigeria for the successful delivery of the Okitipupa Power Substation in the southern senatorial district of Ondo State. The Federal Government, in collaboration with the Niger Delta

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Activist Confronts Shell CEO: Ejected from AGM for Exposing Niger Delta Crisis [VIDEO]

Renowned activist Mikaela Loach has criticized Shell Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wael Sawan, at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the ongoing environmental and health crises in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. In a passionate post on X (formerly Twitter), Loach described being forcibly removed from the meeting for speaking out about Shell’s impact on local

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Nigeria’s Oil Production Approaches 1.7 Million Barrels per Day, Says NNPC CEO

Nigeria’s oil production is on the rise, nearing 1.7 million barrels per day, revealed Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL). From a reported 1.28 million barrels per day in April, this surge marks a significant uptick in the nation’s petroleum output. Kyari made the announcement during

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Tompolo Mourns Death of Kenneth Gbagi

High Chief Dr. Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has expressed deep sorrow and disbelief over the passing of Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, a former Minister of State for Education and former Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 general elections in Delta State. Speaking through his aide, Dr. Paul Bebenimibo,

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Tantita boss Bags Fellowship of Nigerian Society of Engineers

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), the umbrella body for the Engineering Profession in Nigeria, has conferred its prestigious distinguished fellowship on High Chief (Engr) Kestin Ebimorbowei Pondi, the Managing Director of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited. The conferment ceremony, held today in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, recognizes Engr. Pondi’s exceptional dedication and expertise

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Nigeria Emerges as Africa’s Top Oil Producer with 1.28 Million Barrels Per Day in April

…Experts Commend Tantita’s Efforts in Combatting Oil Theft According to the latest monthly oil market report released by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigeria’s average daily crude oil production surged to 1.28 million barrels per day in April. This marks a notable 4.07% increase from the 1.23 million barrels per day recorded in

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Governor Fubara Exposes Wike’s Unpaid Projects, Debts Accumulating in Billions

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, revealed that numerous projects undertaken during the tenure of his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, remain unpaid, accumulating debts in billions. Fubara disclosed this on Tuesday during the unveiling of the 10.98km Aleto-Ogale-Ebubu-Eteo Road, also known as Old Bori Road in Eleme Local Government Area of the state by Abia State Governor,

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PHOTO STORY: Excitement as PAP Boss, Chief Otuaro, Kicks Off Nationwide University Tour

The atmosphere was charged with excitement as Chief Dennis Otuaro PhD, the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), embarked on a tour of universities across Nigeria, where delegates of the programme are currently pursuing their studies. Starting on Wednesday, May 8, Chief Otuaro’s tour began with visits to Igbenedion University in Okada and Benson

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GbaramatuVoice Appoints Ojumiri as New Production Manager

GbaramatuVoice, a renowned and multi-award-winning media organization in the Niger Delta, has announced the appointment of Ojumiri Chairman as its new Production Manager. Ojumiri, a Mass Communication graduate from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, has been an esteemed member of the GbaramatuVoice team since 2022. During his tenure, Ojumiri has consistently displayed unwavering dedication

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Tantita Honored with Daily Independent’s Security Company of the Year Award

LAGOS: Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, on Saturday received the prestigious Daily Independent newspapers Security Company Award for 2023, lauded for its relentless fight against oil theft in Nigeria. Tantita, under the leadership of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, commonly known as Tompolo, has been instrumental in the fight against illegal oil bunkering, contributing to the

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Key Niger Delta Figures Collaborate: Former IYC President Ekiyor Meets Otuaro in Abuja

In a notable convergence of key figures in the Niger Delta region, the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD., on Monday welcomed the Emeritus President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Chief Dr. Chris Ekiyor, to his office in Abuja. The meeting, held against the backdrop of ongoing efforts to

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Guwor, Otuaro, and Other Dignitaries Grace RCCG Annual Izon Thanksgiving Service in Warri

Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, and Chief Dennis Otuaro PhD, the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, were among the distinguished personalities who attended the Annual Izon Thanksgiving Celebration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Beautiful Gate Mega Parish in Warri, Delta State. Accompanied by their

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Itsekiri, Ijaw, Ilaje Graduates Unite to Battle Chevron, Issue Stern Warning Over Marginalization

Itsekiri, Ijaw, and Ilaje graduate representatives have issued a stern ultimatum to Chevron Nigeria Limited, demanding an end to perceived marginalization or face a complete shutdown of operations. The coalition, consisting of the National Association of Itsekiri Graduates (NAIG), KOMBOT – Egbema and Gbaramatu Graduates Employment Front, and the National Association of Ilaje Graduates (NAIG),

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Lagos GDP Hits N41 Trillion, 7th in Africa under Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government announced that its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has surged from N27 trillion to N41 trillion within four years of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, securing its position as the 7th largest economy in Africa. During the ongoing ministerial press briefing to mark the first year of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s second term in office

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PAP Beneficiaries Back Dennis Otuaro, Express Confidence in Renewed Hope Agenda

By Enaibo Asiayei Beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), under the leadership of the 3 phases generals, have enthusiastically endorsed Dr. Dennis Burutu Otuaro, PhD, as the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Program. They express unwavering confidence in his ability to advance President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and uphold the current peace in the

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PAP: TVC Disassociates Itself from Fake Video Circulating Online Regarding Dennis Otuaro

The management of TVC News and TVC Communications has firmly disassociated itself from a misleading video circulating online, falsely claiming dissatisfaction over the appointment of Dr. Dennis Otuaro as the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. This clarification comes in response to a viral video from a press conference held by the Coalition of Niger

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Pipeline Surveillance: Itsekiri Communities Refute False Protests Against Tompolo, Affirm Support for Tantita Security

Itsekiri communities convened on Friday, April 26, at Ugbodede Community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, to address recent online protests targeting High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, Chairman of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited. The gathering aimed to clarify the communities’ position on the matter and dispel any

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Heritage Energy Employees Spread Joy: Donate to Orphanages in Lagos

Employees of Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (Heritage Energy) made charity visits to two orphanages in Lagos recently. The workers, who made donations to the orphanages, explained that the donations were made in keeping with the Company’s tradition of Care for the less privileged in the society. The team led by Kayode Adeboye, Manager, Corporate

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Senator Dickson backs Tantita’s efforts to combat oil theft in Niger-Delta

Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, the representative of Bayelsa West in the 10th Assembly and former Governor of Bayelsa state, has thrown his weight behind Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited’s involvement in the fight against oil theft in the Niger-Delta. During an appearance on the Arise TV Breakfast show, Senator Dickson underscored the importance of Tantita’s

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Tantita Director Enisuoh Prepares Grand Burial Ceremony for Beloved Mother in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State is gearing up for a momentous occasion as it prepares to host a gathering of distinguished guests for the funeral of Mrs. Theresa Virginia Enisuoh, the esteemed mother of Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, Director of Operations and Technical Services at Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited (TSSNL). Scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, in Agbere, Sagbama

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