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DON’T SPLIT N-DELTA, UGOLOR, ACTIVIST WARNS ASARI DOKUBO

Executive director, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ,, Benin City, Edo State, Rev David Ugolor, has lashed out at the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, over his recent statement that Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should stop his bridge-building visits to the Niger Delta, saying he should

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Stop visiting Ijaw land-Asari Dokubo warns Osinbajo

The oil belongs to us; it does not belong to Nigeria. Ijaw oil belongs to us. If Itsekiri say their oil belongs to Nigeria, that is their business and if Urhobo say same of their oil, that is also their business and same applies to others. But we, Ijaw, are saying that Ijaw oil belongs

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TOMPOLO AT 46: CLARK, OKOWA, OTUARO TO GRACE OCASSION

Preparations are at top gear to mark the 46th birthday of High Chief Govermemt Oweizide Ekpemepolo alias Tompolo, as official T-shirt for the event was unveiled yesterday 31st March, 2017 in Warri by Chief God’spower Gbenekama, the Ibe-Benemowei of Gbaramatu kingdom. The event scheduled to commence 12th April, 2017 with an inaugural lecture, with the

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Delta News

ITSEKIRIS PROTEST, DECRY MARGINALIZATION IN NDDC

A coalition of Itsekiri social groups; the Itsekiri Coalition Movement (ICM), has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) a 21-day ultimatum to commence attending to its list of demands, bordering on issues of development and marginalization, or face the wrath of Itsekiri nation.The group, which led a crowd of angry protesters to the Warri

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CURRENT INC TENURE HAS EXPIRED-CHAIRMEN OF FOUR CHAPTERS

...Pioneer scribe calls for constitution of electoral committee

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News Politics

HON. BEBENIMIBO TO BURUTU PEOPLE: WAKE UP FROM YOUR BED OF CONFLICT, CHAOS

The people of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta state have been called upon to wake up from the bed of conflict and chaos they have so long laid and give room for change that would affect their life positively. Hon. Ebimaye Bebenimibo, an aspirant into Delta State House of Assembly, Burutu North, in the forthcoming

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DIRECTIVE TO RELOCATE OIL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERS TO NIGER DELTA: GROUP COMMENDS FG

Niger Delta ex-agitators, under the aegis of Niger Delta Development Movement, NDDM, has commended the Federal Government for directing oil multinationals to relocate their headquarters to the Niger Delta region, adding that the directive would facilitate development in the oil-rich region. Paul Tamarau-Epumokumo Toruwei, president of the group, while giving this commendation on behalf of

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I WILL PROVIDE FREE MEAL FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS, BURSARY, SCHOLARSHIP – BURUTU NORTH ASPIRANT

“By the grace of God if elected I will sponsor educational award debate, sponsor bill on compulsory state primary school meal to nurture and nourish our primary and junior school feeding, provide scholarship and bursary in Burutu North Constituency, establish and fund a cooperative for all women in Burutu North constituency and finally to provide

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Bayelsa News

SEA PIRACY: POLICE, TRADITIONAL RULERS COMMENDS BAYELSA COUNCIL BOSS FOR SECURITY TOWER

Traditional Rulers and the authorities of the Bayelsa State Po­lice Command have com­mended the Chairman of the Brass Local Government Council, Hon. Bello Bina over the decision to embark on the construction of a twin security tower to tackle sea piracy. The Police authorities through the State Commis­sioner, Asuquo Mba de­scribed the construction of the

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National News

N’DELTA AMNESTY PROGRAMME: EX-MILITANTS LAMENT POOR FUNDING, DELAY IN PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCES

The Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme was introduced by the late former President Umaru Yar’Adua for the Niger Delta militants who were in the creeks, disrupting and vandalizing oil installations. Although some of them have benefited and are still benefiting from the programme which the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has equally embraced, some of

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Delta News

NIGER DELTA: KENYANGBENE COMMUNITY ELECTIONS TO HOLD APRIL 8

Oil-rich Keyangbene community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta has announced April, 8, 2017 for the conduct of community election. Briefing newsmen, the Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr. Derick Ojogun, said, indigenes who are interested should obtain their forms from the Electoral Board starting from March 27th to April 3rd, 2017.

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Business News

MODULAR REFINERY: INVESTORS SEEK PARTNERSHIP WITH GBARAMATU COMMUNITIES

...Monarch assures security, cooperation OPOROZA—Aimed at harnessing the abundant natural resources in Gbaramatu kingdom, President, Missouri American Energy, Mr. Henry Iwenofy in a visit to the kingdom on 27th March, shown interest in building a modular refinery in the kingdom, with a promise to partnering with the youths in utilizing the natural deposits to bettering

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IJAW NATION CELEBRATE ISAAC BORO’S LAWYER AT 100

Ijaw Monitoring Group has described Pa GKJ Amachree, the lawyer of late Ijaw hero, Isaac Boro, during his treasonable felony trial, as a Nigerian patriot and an African giant who was the first Nigerian Under Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) during the early days of the United Nations. In a tribute by Mr. Joseph

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NIGER DELTA: LOCAL REFINERS TO BE SHAREHOLDERS OF MODULAR REFINERIES

Details of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Vision for oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta, is emerging as an idea is now being worked out to explore how some of the local refiners and the local communities in the region can become shareholders in the proposed Modular refineries concept of the Federal Government, presidency sources

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GROUP CANVASSES OVER 167 PASTORS, PRAY FOR PRESIDENT’S HEALTH, TOMPOLO IN ABUJA

In a rare gesture to vindicate the correct perspective, a group known as South South Believers Forum – a  non denominational  religious body, March 24th, 2017 held a one day Prayer Summit at Phoenix Hotel Abuja, recording over 167 Pastors drawn from different ethnic groups and Churches. According to organizers of the Event,  the continuing

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Edo National News

EDO IJAW CRY OUT OF MARGINALIZATION, SAYS OUT OF OVER 35 NDDC PROJECTS, NO IJAW COMMUNITY IS INCLUDED

The Ijaws of Edo State have condemned the exclusion of their communities from the 2017 list of projects to be executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), added that this act of exclusion is a confirmation of the marginalization, deprivation, denials and total neglect the Ijaws  of  Edo State have been suffering. Over 35

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MICHAEL JOHNNY ALLEGES PLAN TO RELOCATE GBARAMATU DEEP SEA PORT TO PORT HARCOURT

…Says conspiracy by some ethnic groups Chairman, Egbema/Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Chief Michael Johnny has alleged plan by some appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari and top officials of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration NIMASA to relocate the approved Gbaramatu Deep Sea

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EGBESU SWORD: Time frame for return of Golden Sword has elapsed, compensation, monetary, no more necessary-Gbaramatu Chiefs

The Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs have expressed displeasure over the failed appeals, efforts geared toward retrieving the stolen golden sword, the traditional symbol of authority of the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom, stressing that the time frame for the return of the stolen golden sword has elapsed, adding that no compensation, monetary or otherwise would

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OLU BACK ITSEKIRI ACADEMIA’S CASE FOR UNIVERSITY OF WARRI

The Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, yesterday gave his blessing to ongoing efforts by Itsekiri academia to establish an Itsekiri-owned University of Warri, UNIWARRI. The Olu gave his support at his palace, when Professor Nesin Omatseye led a delegation of university lecturers on the umbrella of Concerned Iwere People for Higher Education, to

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HOW TOMPOLO SPENT OVER N400 MILLION ON OKERENKOKO COTTAGE HOSPITAL FOR TWO YEARS

Delta govt to revive abandoned hospital The abandoned Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) built ultra modern Okerenkoko Cottage Hospital in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State to bounce back to life, courtesy of the State Government as revelation came of how ex-militant Leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) rescued the Hospital

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Delta News

Delta Govt Urged To Intervene In IRDC’s Leadership Tussle

The people of Ogbinbiri and Ogbudugbudu community of Dibi field, Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State,  have appealed to the state government to prevail on the leadership of the Ijaw Regional Development Council,  IRDC to allow equity in the chairmanship position of the body. The people, in a statement by their chairman, Mr Ebi

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EGCDF CHAIRMANSHIP NOT ANY COMMUNITY BIRTHRIGHT-EGBEMA YOUTH LEADER

Egbema/Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), chairmanship position is not the birth right of any body/community, hence every community under both kingdoms be given a level playing ground to vie for the position when the need arises. Kari Ebipade, National Youth President, Ogbinbiri Federated Community stated this while reacting to Opuama community stand to reclaim the

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SYLVA’S EX-CHIEF OF STAFF, OGBOKU TACKLES FELLOW APC CHIEFTAIN OVER ATTACK ON JONATHAN

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State and ex-Chief of Staff to former Governor Timipre Sylva, Chief Samuel Ogboku has tackled his fellow party man, Perekeme Richard Kpodo over his recent attack on some Ogbia sons, describing it as an affront on the peace-loving people of Ogbia land, by a mischief-maker.

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Delta News

NDDC PROJECTS: ITSEKIRI MONARCH, LEADERS PROTEST ‘MARGINALISATION’

Itsekiri ethnic nationality in Delta State is poised for war with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over alleged marginalization in the allocation of 375 projects for which tenders were invited last week Wednesday. Leaders of the ethnic group and the monarch, the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, are seething over their zero share of

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BREAKING: SENATE TELLS CUSTOMS CG, ALI TO RESIGN

The senate has called for the resignation of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The senate also declared Ali unfit to hold public office and condemned a letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Malami in the letter told the lawmakers that the comptroller-general could not appear the lawmakers

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REYENIEJU ADVOCATES INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LEGISLATORS, CONSTITUENTS

The member repre­senting Warri Fed­eral Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Daniel Reyenieju, has advocated for constant interaction be­tween legislators and their constituents, saying such interactions could promote development. Hon. Reyenieju while speaking at a One-Day symposium organized by the Warri Federal Con­stituency Office in hon­our of Late Mrs. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh, said

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NEW NIGER DELTA ROADMAP: FG CONSIDERS EX-MILITANTS, COMMUNITIES FOR CONTRACTS

To register illegal refineries’ operators PTDF to facilitate Maritime Varsity take-off The protracted crisis in the Niger Delta region may soon come to an end. The Federal Government has overhauled its approach to quelling the crisis and restoring lasting peace in the region. Instead of the present com­batant approach where the mili­tary and other security

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RETURN TO SITE WITHIN 30 DAYS OR FACE PROSECUTION, OSINBAJO TELLS NDDC CONTRACTORS

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has asked contractors handling various projects in the Niger Delta region to return to site within 30 days or face prosecution. Also included were contractors handling projects for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Osinbajo specifically directed that the list of all contractors who did not comply with the directive within

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WIKE COMBS INTO APC STRONGHOLDS, TAKE OVER OKRIKA

…Dakuku’s Campaign Coordinator Dumps APC It is now obvious that Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wiek is not leaving anything to chance as he continues to consolidate on his hold on the politics of Rivers State. His latest onslaught was on Okrika Local Government Area where supporters of the  All Progressive Congress, APC,  decamped in their numbers

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IJAW ELDERS, STAKEHOLDERS WADE INTO IYC CRISIS, ADVISED LITIGATIONS WITHDRAWN

…The Ijaw nation is bigger than anyone-Omare With a view to resolving the crisis rocking the Ijaw Youth Council IYC, stakeholders, Ijaw Youth leaders/Elders met, 16th March, with the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro in Asaba, with advice to All litigants to withdraw litigations with respect to the ongoing crisis. A communique

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IJAW GROUP WANTS NNPC TO RELOCATE TO NIGER DELTA

The Ijaw Professionals Association (IPA) has called on the Federal Government to extend the relocation directive issued to oil companies, to the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) and other subsidiaries of the national oil company. The group made the call in a statement by the president of the Lagos chapter, Elaye Otrofanowei and his Homeland

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OSINBAJO SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMITTED TO FAIR DEAL IN NIGER DELTA

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday reaffirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to offer a better deal to the people of Niger Delta. He made the assertion while presiding over an inter-ministerial follow-up meeting with relevant government ministries, departments and agencies involved in rebuilding the Niger Delta. Osinbajo was reflecting on the past leadership and governance

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CORONATION ANNIVERSARY: GBARAMATU MONACH DESCRIBES RESTRUCTURING AS SOLUTION TO NATION’S PROBLEMS

…Advises subjects to promote Ijaw culture OPOROZA-His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun  II, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State has described restructuring as the solution to the plethora of problems facing the country,  adding that  this can be achieved through implementation of the 2014 National Conference Report. According to

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EKITI MONARCH DESCRIBES PERE OF GBARAMATU PERSPICACIOUS, AS HE MARKS HIS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

His Royal Highness, Rufus Olarewaju Ajayi Ogidi Olu, Obagbaja Arolagbade II, the Oba of Gbomina-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has on behalf of his subjects felicitated and Rejoiced with His Royal Majesty, the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom as he (Pere) marks his one year anniversary on March 15th, describing the Pere as a quintessential, and perspicacious king.

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BUHARI DIRECTS OSINBAJO TO HEAD DELEGATION ON NIGER DELTA CRISIS

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head a special presidential delegation charged with the task of resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Paul Boroh, disclosed this to journalists on Monday in Abuja. Mr. Boroh said the choice of Mr.

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