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Tragedy as Gunmen attack another Anambra church, kill policeman, civilian

Gunmen on Sunday struck at the Assemblies of God Church on the Oguta road Onitsha, Anambra State killing one policeman and a civilian. This is coming seven days after gunmen attacked St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu and killed no fewer than 13 persons and injured 27. An eyewitness account told our correspondent that the gunmen

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Six years after, peace restored to Ijaw kingdom in Edo

Tubutoru – The crisis rocking Okomu Kingdom, Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State has been put to rest after six years of unsettlement. The internal crisis which led to killings and destructions of properties worth millions of naira in the Ijaw speaking kingdom it was learnt was put to rest after some Ijaw

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Trouble As Bayelsa Govt Orders APC To Vacate Secretariat

The crisis rocking the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress is still far from being over, as the state government has asked the party to vacate its secretariat located along Melford Okilo Expressway, Kpansia, Yenaoga. The order to vacate the secretariat came barely a few days after the National Executive Committee of the

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We can’t stop local refining except you empower us-Ogoni refiners tell FG

Ogoni ex-artisanal refiners popularly called “kpo-fire” have openly informed the Federal government that they will not leave local refining except they see commitment on the side of the government to empower them through any means that could enhance their living standard. They disclosed that  after some of them were delisted from pipelines surveillance by government

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CEPEJ warns FG against renaming of maritime university

The Federal Government has been enjoined not to rejig the status of the Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Warri South West Local Council of Delta State to avert a crisis in the oil-rich region. There are rumours that the institution is about to be reset to only award National and Higher National Diplomas (ND) and HND).

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ASUP, NASU, SSANIP strike ground activities at three Delta Polytechnics

Academic and other activities in all three Delta state government-owned polytechnics were paralyzed on Thursday as academic and non-academic staff unions of the institutions embark on an indefinite strike over disagreement with the government. The joint unions of the three state polytechnics‎ located in Otefe-Oghara, Ogwashi-Uku and Ozoro in the three senatorial districts of the state embarked

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IYC reject FG’s proposal on modular refineries

Ijaw youths on Wednesday rejected the Federal Government’s proposal on the establishment of modular refineries in Niger Delta. The Oweilaemi Pereotubo-led Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, said allowing only two refineries in each state would not stop oil theft and pipeline vandalism. Speaking at the Ijaw House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Pereotubo appealed to the

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NAICE 2017 exhibition: Chevron wins multiple awards

Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and CNL, emerged Best Exhibitor at the 2017 Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, NAICE, of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE. The conference which took place July 31 and August 3, 2017, at the Eko Hotels and Suites,

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Crude oil production stands at 2.35m bpd – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Monday the nation’s current crude oil production has risen to 2.35 million barrels per day (bpd). Its Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this at the inauguration of the corporation’s reconstituted anti-corruption committee in Abuja. He said: “In the upstream, we have also been making

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike sacks all his Special Advisers

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments except one. A statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, said only the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston Iwo was retained. No explanation has been given by the governor why he sacked the Special

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IYC faults Niger Delta elders for withdrawing ultimatum

Ijaw youths, Saturday, faulted their elders and members of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) for their decision to withdraw an ultimatum they earlier have to the Federal Government to resume dialogue with them. The youths under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide also warned militants groups against resuming hostilities in the

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Tompolo, a true Ijaw defender, voice and hope-Group

A group known as National Youth Peace Council, NYPC, has showered encomiums on High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, describing him as Ijaw defender, voice, hope, and a listener. The group President, Comr. Ellington Tam Bakumo while releasing these encomiums said Tompolo made many Ijaw youths gain access to education and other skills, and also

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Osinbajo meets Niger Delta Elders, highlights seven successes in the region

As the meeting between the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and leaders from the Niger Delta region under Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, progressed at the presidential villa on Thursday night, the presidency highlighted seven successes of its engagements with the oil rich region. Mr. Osinbajo was, as at press time, presiding over the meeting that

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JUST IN: Edwin Clark Calls Off 90-Day Ultimatum Issued To FG

Leaders of the Niger Delta region under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum, PANDEF, Thursday night withdrew the ultimatum issued to the Federal Government on some of the contentious issues. Also read: Photos from Osinbajo, PANDEF meeting Briefing journalists after the meeting minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu said all the contentious issues

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Osinbajo, PANDEF meet inside Aso Rock

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and members of the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum are currently meeting behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is coming barely four days after the forum gave the Federal Government November 1 ultimatum to implement its 16-point agenda. Niger Delta stakeholders who are attending

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A decomposing, beheaded body discovered along Warri river (photos)

*Relative identified body as Solomon Ikoto *We are not at war with Aladja-Gbaramatu community leader

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NNPC signs $1.8bn oil financing deal with Chevron, Shell

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Thursday, said it has signed two sets of alternative financing agreements worth about $1.78 billion, for two major Joint Venture projects with two of its JV partners, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL and Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC. The deal also involved a consortium of both local and foreign banks.

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Niger Delta elders express displeasure over ownership of oil blocks, insists on fare sharing formular

Aggrieved elders of the Niger Delta region, who gave the Federal Government November 1, 2017 deadline to meet their 16-point demands, have revealed how some northern elites shared oil blocks in the region. The elders, under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, alleged that in the last 20 years the Federal authorities have consistently

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You are cowards… PANDEF has no affiliation with militants, activist blasts MEND

Timipa Okponipere, a human rights activist and lawyer, has asked the public to disregard the antics of the “cowardly hierarchy” of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Okponipere said this in response to the claim of MEND that it had withdrawn from the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), a coalition of

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Danger as MEND pulls out of alliance with Niger Delta elders

The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) has pulled out its members from PANDEF. In a statement issued by MEND spokesperson on Wednesday, Jomo Gbomo, the group accused PANDEF of in­sincerity. Gbomo stressed that the fo­rum which was silent under the “wasted” administration of for­mer President Goodluck Jona­than has “miraculously” regained their voice under the

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Hon. Reyenieju assures take-off of Maritime University, says govt has no excuse funding the varsity

Member representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Daniel Reyenieju today assured the people of Gbaramatu kingdom, and Niger Deltans of a smooth take-off of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko this year as planned by the government. Honourable Reyenieju who gave this assurance at the palace of Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom,

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Igbonla Kidnapped Students: Militant group claims responsibility, threatens to wreck more havoc

The militant group behind the abduction of the six students of Igbonla Model School in Lagos, Niger Delta Forest Army, has vowed to cause more havoc on the Ondo, Ogun and Lagos waterways if nothing is done about incorporating them into the Federal government amnesty programme. The group stated this in a Press statement signed

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IYC CRISIS: Ahoada, Abua-Odua Youths form splinter group

The Ijaw Youth Council in Ahoada West and Abua-Odual local government areas of Rivers State, has created a special chapter, alleging marginalisation in the Council’s Central Zone. The central zone of IYC comprises Bayelsa State and some LGAs in Rivers State. Former Secretary of the Central Zone of the IYC, Mr. Prince Okenema, has, therefore,

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Warri Mega Fiesta: Mercy Johnson, Olamide, Phyno, Harrysong, Akpororo set Warri on fire

The city of Warri was shut down last night as many Nigerian celebs stormed Delta state for Warri Mega Fiesta. The event held at KFT PLACE, Warri, Delta State was organised by Chief Ekomieyefa Uduboh, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, KFT Group. See photos…                

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Escravos pilots petition Buhari, NIMASA, NPA over collapsed Escravos breakwaters 

The Escravos Ship Pilots have petitioned the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, over the damaged breakwaters in the Escravos channel leading to the Warri port. The collapsed breakwaters, according to the pilots, have drastically affected the vessels traffic in the Warri port area. A breakwater is the sea

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Port Harcourt sex workers protest against plan to host night vigil in hotel

Sex workers operating at Pedro Hotel in Azikiwe Street in Mile 2, Port Harcourt City Local government Area of Rivers State, Thursday protested over plan by its manager to force them to attend night vigil expected to hold on Thursday night. It was learnt that the sex hawkers became angry with the manager when he insisted that

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Breaking: Aladja, Ogbeh- Ijoh communities in fierce gun battle

Despite the reconciliatory meeting held between the Aladja community in Udu Local Government Area and their Ogbe-Ijoh neighbours in Warri South West local government area facilitated by the Delta State Government yesterday at Government House annex, Warri, the two cantankerous neighbours are now engaged in a fierce gun battle. Reports reaching this GbaramatuVoice Newspaper indicated that

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INEC registers 69,000 eligible voters in Bayelsa

“In Southern-Ijaw, being the largest local government area in the state, we recorded the highest registration of 14, 110 eligible voters, with the least number of 2,724 recorded in Brass.

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MURDER OF GBARAMATU TWO: Okowa Meets Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh, Aladja Communities

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has sued for peace between the people of Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh, Aladja, and Udu communities in the state, saying communities should always apply dialogue as the best way of settling dispute. Addressing the press after a closed door meeting with security operatives, traditional rulers, members of the peace-building council

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South-South Monarchs Must Be Part Of Niger Delta Master Plan – NDDC Chairman

We provide a voice for the South-South and encourage the political class to work together in harmony-King Daukoru

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Workers’ salaries: IYC commends Gov Dickson decision

The Ijaw Youth Council has commended the Bayelsa State Government for its currents efforts at settling the backlog salary arrears owed civil servants in the State. The IYC in a statement by it’s Secretary-General, Alfred Kemepado described the recent directive by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson that, one and half months be paid, as a step

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NDDC: Ekere has brought joy, hope to Akwa Ibom people – Attah

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has reviewed the achievements of Mr. Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of the Niger Development Commission, NDDC, in the last eight months and declared that he has brought joy and hope to the people of Akwa Ibom State. Speaking at the thanksgiving service of Mr.

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We will sustain NDDC Foreign Scholarship Scheme – Ekere

The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has pledged to sustain the funding of its foreign scholarship programme which started seven years ago. Mr Ekere, who made the promise in an interview with newsmen in his office at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, stated that NDDC would not abandon any

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NDDC to spend N2 billion on Schools Renovation-MD

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, will spend N2billion Naira for the renovation of schools in the Niger Delta region as provided for in its 2017 budget. This was made known by the NDDC Managing Director, Mr. Nsima Ekere, when members of the executive of the Regina Coeli College, Essene, Old Boys Association, paid him

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