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Danger as Militants kill four soldiers, civilian in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be militants have ambushed and killed four soldiers and a civilian along the waterways of Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Multiple security sources confirmed that a team of soldiers returning from Letugbene community on Monday became victims of an ambush laid by armed youths believed to be militants. It was gathered

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Bayelsa group accuses NDDC boss of projects diversion

A  Civil Society Organisation, Bayelsa Patriotic Watch has accused the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere, of diverting vital projects meant for Bayelsa to Akwa Ibom state. The BPW President, Empire Otuzi, in a mailed statement on Tuesday, alleged that Ekere was diverting the projects to his home state because he

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PANDEF fights back, insist they’re Niger Delta’s authentic voice

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) led by Edwin Kiagbodo Clark yesterday responded to its alleged overthrow by a coalition of militants under the platform of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA). The RNDA, which is allegedly working with the Pan-Niger Delta Peoples Congress (PNDPC) led by Mike Loyibo, had claimed that it was the recognised

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PANDEF/PNDPC FACE-OFF: There’s no coup, just leadership change – Ijaw Monarch

The Pan Niger Delta People’s Congress (PNDPC) has cited the failure of the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) provide the needed leadership to represent the interests of the people of the oil-rich region. Leader of the PNDPC and paramount ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state, Pere Charles

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FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 4 as Public Holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau‎, made the statement on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja. Dr Rufai Attahiru, overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry signed

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Delta: Traditional cannon kills pregnant woman in Urhobo community

Shells of a cannon shot during a traditional ceremony has reportedly killed a 26-year-old pregnant woman at Ujevwu community, in Udu Council Area of Delta State. Sources from the community said the woman, identified as Mrs. Ese Edewor, was alleged to be taking her bath in a makeshift bathroom outside her apartment when the incident

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CEPEJ threatens to drag FG to court over gas flare 

A Foremost Niger Delta based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) has called on the Federal Government to compel multinational oil companies to put an end to gas flaring in the oil rich Niger Delta Region and threatened to drag the Government and oil firms to court if nothing was

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Amnesty Programme trains 14,366 ex-agitators, more to graduate before December. – Boroh

The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh has said that about 14,366 ex-agitators had been trained in the programme. Boroh made this disclosure when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday. He explained that their capacities had also been developed in the areas of agriculture, automobile

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Amaechi: GE, CCECC to build transport universities in Nigeria

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says General Electric (GE) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd (CCECC), will build universities of transportation in Nigeria. Speaking at The Osasu Show symposium in Abuja on Friday, Amaechi said the government is not only focusing on making the rail lines in Nigeria work, but also building capacity

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Niger Delta monarchs laud Buhari’s anti-corruption fight

The Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria, have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for making conscious efforts to eliminate corruption in the country. The association gave the commendation in a communiqué issued at the end of its 26th National Conference held on Friday in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. The monarchs thanked God

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Oba Of Benin To Head Monarchs Of Oil-Producing States

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has been nominated as Chair­man of the Committee of Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing States (TROMPCOM) comprising Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Abia, Ondo, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States. The Patron of TROMP­COM and the Amayanabo of Brass in Bayelsa State, His Royal Highness, King Diete Spiff, announced

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THANK GOD, I AM VINDICATED….Man accused of killing wife for rituals

...brother confessed to sleeping with wife for ten years

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Chevron trains 14 young Nigerians to acquire high level oil and gas industry skills

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), the operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture recently completed a 12-month on-the-job-training of seven (7) Nigerian graduates at CNL’s office and field locations. The training was part of CNL’s efforts to assist with building organizational capability in the oil and gas industry. This is the second batch of trainees that have

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ALERT! Military now monitoring your comments on social media

The Nigerian military says it is now monitoring the social media for comments that could be “anti-government, anti-military or anti-security”. John Enenche, director of defence information, said this when he appeared on Channels TV on Wednesday. He said the measure became necessary in the wake of hate speeches and comments threatening Nigeria’s unity. Eneche spoke

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NNPC, IOCs Plan Joint Security Apparatus To Curb Oil, Gas Sabotage

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is working closely with the international oil companies (IOCs) to deploy a structured and holistic security apparatus to tackle incidence of oil and gas infrastructure sabotage in the country. This was disclosed in Abuja by the General Manager, Group Security Department of the NNPC, Mr. Sam Otoboeze, who added

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Amnesty winds down reintegration programme — Boroh 

“We are not recruiting more people into the programme any more. Right now we are in the reintegration phase of the presidential amnesty programme.

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NIMASA mulls action plan on climate change

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has began arrangement with the Federal Ministry of Environment to create a detailed action plan that would assist the nation to effectively address climate change issues in the maritime industry. The Director-General, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this at the stakeholders forum on MARPOL Annex VI and

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UNICEF, FG develop safety plan to tackle water contamination in N’Delta 

Worried at the level of water contamination in the Niger Delta region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Federal government through its ministry of Water Resources has developed a water safety plan that will help protect communities from taking contaminated water within the region. This was disclosed yesterday by UNICEF Water

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Dokubo mocks Buhari over rat incident

The former militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has on Wednesday mocked president Buhari over what his SSA on Media & Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu said yesterday about his office and rat.  Recall that Garba Shehu was quoted to have said yesterday that the office of Mr. president has been attacked and some valuable items destroyed by rat.

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NDDC will budget N4 billion to Raise Innovation Champions – Ekere

The Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has said that the Commission will budget more than N4bilion this year for renovation and upgrade of learning environments across the Niger Delta. Mr. Ekere, who spoke during the 30th Anniversary of Akwa Ibom Association of Nigeria, AKISAN, in the United States, stressed the need for a revisit

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Rivers group accuses NLNG of lopsided recruitment

The Rivers Professionals Group (RPG) has accused the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) of excluding citizens of the state from its recruitment exercise of 2013. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Princess Milner-Amadi, spokesperson of the RPG, alleged that the recruitment exercise was skewed in favour of the south-west and the north, with only six

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Oil bunkering: Court orders forfeiture of ships, boats, trucks, others

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of about 500 vessels, boats, barges, trucks, tankers and motorcycles seized from alleged oil thieves nationwide. The Federal Government had filed two ex-parte applications, seeking the forfeiture of the items and these were granted by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on August 10 after taking

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Boroh to South-South Leaders: Think outside the box, oil fast losing relevance

“Very soon, in a space of two years, oil will lose its relevance because there are many researches going on now for a safer and better energy which has reduced the importance of oil.

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Geecoms gets ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management system

Building on its tradition of leadership in safety and quality compliance within the global pipeline industry, Geecoms Integrated Services Limited has been awarded with International Standard Organisation (ISO) 9001:2015; 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications for Quality Management System (QMS) by a global certification body, InterConformity Assessment & Certification Company. The certification is coming after a

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Bayelsa News

Bayelsa community demands whereabouts of youths arrested by soldiers

The families of three men allegedly arrested by soldiers at Ibelebiri community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have called on the relevant authorities to make known their whereabouts. They lamented that 15 months after the men were picked up, they had yet to hear anything from them. The names of those taken

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JUST IN: One killed as Bayelsa APC inaugurates acting chairman

At least one person has been reported killed during the inauguration of the Acting Chairman of the Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. A source said that this follows the violence that erupted at the venue of the event as many supporters of the party gathered for

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Okowa gives account of N10bn Paris Club refund 

Delta State Government, yesterday, has urged opposition political parties in the state not to heat up the polity, insisting that the N10 billion received recently from the Federal Government as the state’s share of the Paris Club refund was used judiciously. Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who stated this in

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NDDC Renews Commitment to Partner with Foreign Investors 

The Executive Director of Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr. Samuel Adjogbe, FNSE, has said the Niger Delta Region remains a viable place for foreign investment. Adjogbe, who represented the Managing Director of the Interventionist Agency, Mr. Nsima Ekere, made this remark during a meeting with a Consortium of Chinese Construction Firms at the NDDC Headquarters,

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Ogoni Clean-up: MOSOP accuses Shell

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has accused Shell Petroleum Development Development Company (SPDC) of refusing to pay its share of the counterpart funding for the clean-up. MOSOP President Legbosi Piagbara told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that Shell had not shown enough willingness to be part of the exercise. According

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Gunmen attack EFCC headquarters

Some gunmen attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Wednesday. Wilson Uwajaren, spokesman of the commission, who disclosed this in a statement hours after the incident, said the gunmen left a death note for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives. He disclosed that the intruders could not

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Shell: We paid $31bn to FG between 2002 and 2016

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it remitted $29.8 billion to the federation account and $1.2 billion to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016. Igo Weli, the company’s general manager, external relations, said this on Monday while speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt. He was reacting to the shut down of SPDC

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Ijaw Youths to Governor Udom: Stop Attacks On Ijaws

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Monday urged the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, to urgently stop the incessant killings, unlawful eviction and continuous displacement of Ijaw communities in Eastern Obolo local government area of the state. IYC factional President, Mr. Eric Omare, described the alleged attacks on the Ijaw people of Amazaba

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Bayelsa Students lock down Niger Delta University over fees’ hike

The Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), Wilberforce Island, was, Monday, shut down by students following what they described as outrageous increase in all categories of fees in the school. The aggrieved students were said to have shut the gate to the main entrance of the school in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw, stopping vehicular movement into

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Ijaw Youths Blast MEND for attacking Niger Delta Elders

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide on Monday, condemned the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, for attacking the leadership of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF. The Eric Omare-led Ijaw Youth Council, in a statement, said: “MEND is only playing the script of its pay master whose sole intention is to ensure

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Ignore quit notice issued by militants, PANDEF tells Hausa, Yoruba in Niger Delta

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Sunday condemned the quit notice issued to the Hausa and Yoruba in the Niger Delta by militants, saying it should be ignored. PANDEF appealed to the people of the two regions to ignore the ultimatum, saying that a faceless group cannot speak for the people of the region and

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