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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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PERE OF GBARAMATU AVERTS SHUTDOWN OF OIL FACILITY BY PROTESTERS IN DELTA

•As Kunukunuma community gives NPDC 21-day ultimatum to address issue of neglect THE traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe Agadagba, at the weekend averted plan by aggrieved protesters from Kunukunuma Federated community in Warri South-West Local Council of Delta State to shut down the Odidi flow-station, one of the few functioning oil

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GBARAMATU KINGDOM PREPARES FOR PERE OF GBARAMATU’S CORONATION ANNIVERSARY

Activities to commemorate the first Coronation Anniversary of the 26th Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe, Agadagba, have begun. The event is expected to climax on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Countdown to the day, the world class palace of the Pere, Aketekpe, and all Gbaramatu communities like Oporoza, Benikurukuru, Kunukunuma, Okerenkoko, Kokodiagbene,

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DRAMA! NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITY, ODIDI REJECTS KUNUKUNUMA AS HOST COMMUNITY, OML 42

The controversy surrounding exclusion of Kunukunuma community, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, by NPDC as host community, OML 42, took another dimension, Friday, as neighboring community, Odidi affirmed Kunukunuma as non-host community, OML 42, stressing that Kunukunuma has no stake in the said oil field from time immemorial. A statement signed

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IYC PRESIDENT COMMENDS OSINBAJO ON TOUR OF NIGER DELTA, SAYS FG SHOULD BEGIN DIALOGUE

The President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Wordwide, Barr. Eric Omare has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on his painstaking fact-finding tour of communities in Niger Delta states. This is just as the pressure group has called on the Federal Government to cap the fact-finding mission to the region with a dialogue with the people

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IJAW GROUP PROTESTS CONTINUED DETENTION OF DANIEL EZEKIEL

Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, in Delta State, yesterday, said it was shocked at the continued detention of its spokesperson, Daniel Ezekiel, arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, in August, last year, notwithstanding an alleged directive of acting President Yemi Osinbajo, that every Niger Delta youth arrested in connection with the current agitation

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OML 42: GBARAMATU MONARCH APPEALS TO COMMUNITY OVER PLAN TO SHUTDOWN NPDC

The Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe, Agadagba has appealed to the people of Kunukunuma federated community to suspend its planned shutdown of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operation. The protest had been scheduled to hold this Friday, March 10, 2017 at Odidi field, Warri South West Local Government Area of

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XENOPHOBIA: MILITANTS THREATEN TO ATTACK MTN, SHOPRITE, OTHERS

A coalition of Niger Delta militants on Wednesday threatened to blow up Multichoice (DSTV), MTN, Shoprite and 16 other major South African investments in Nigeria if the Federal Government failed to close them down within one month. The militant groups, who were reacting to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their businesses, gave one

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JONATHAN WAS KEY TO OSINBAJO’S FRUITFUL TOUR OF NIGER DELTA-JRC

The successful tour of some Niger Delta states by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was achieved due to former president Goodluck Jonathan’s earlier visit to Gbaramatu kingdom. A coalition of Niger Delta militant groups, the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) said this in a statement issued to newsmen yesterday. The JRC spokesperson, Cynthia Whyte, said: “In the

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MODULAR REFINERY WILL POSITION OIL COMMUNITIES TO DRIVE LOCAL ECONOMY-BOROH

If eventually approved the operation of the proposed moduler refinery will po­sition oil bearing commu­nity to drive local economy. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presiden­tial Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Bo­roh (Rtd) has assured the people of the region that the proposed modular refineries in oil producing

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LP ACCUSES OMO-AGEGE OF INSTIGATING CRISIS TO JOIN APC

The Labour Party (LP) yesterday accused its only member in the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from Delta State of being behind the purported National Ex­ecutive Committee (NEC) meeting that announced the sacking of its Chair­man, Abdukadir Abdul Salam and three other Na­tional Working Committee members of the party. A faction of the party NEC met

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BAYELSA GRAZING LAND: INC CONDEMNS ATTACK ON ANN-KIO, OTHERS

The Ijaw National Con­gress, INC, Eastern Zone has condemned the harassment of a right ac­tivist, Ms. Ann-Kio Briggs who led a peaceful rally re­cently in Yenagoa, the state capital condemning the al­location of land to the Fulani herdsmen for grazing. Briggs who was physi­cally assault by hoodlums at the venue of the rally told a

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FED GOVT COMMISSIONS MONITORING SYSTEM TO CHECK CRUDE OIL THEFT, PIRACY

The Federal Government has commissioned a project to check crude oil theft, illegal transfer at sea and piracy. The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, while commissioning the project called Nigerian Security Element Project 2 (NICEP) yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State said: “It is an attestation that the Federal Government is determined to

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BUHARI NOT CRITICALLY ILL-MINISTER OF INFORMATION

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reiterated the government’s stance that President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in life threatening situation. The minister reiterated this position on Monday in Umuahia at the second town hall meeting for the south-east and the launch of national reorientation campaign, “Change Begins With Me’’

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HOW TO CHECK FOR FAKE TYRES-SON

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria has warned Nigerians to always check for expiry dates of tyres before purchase. Osita Abuloma, the Director General of SON, spoke on Sunday after the arrest of two Chinese nationals for allegedly importing N5 billion worth of substandard tyres into the country. Mr. Abuloma said the seized tyres were shipped

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IJAW GROUP LAUDS ACTING PRESIDENT ON RELEASE OF DETAINED YOUTHS

The Ijaw People Development Initiative (IPDI) has lauded Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the eventual release of youths who were arrested and detained in various detention centres across the country. National president of IPDI, Comrade Austin Ozobo, who praised Osinbajo for walking the talk, however, appealed for the release of one Daniel Ezekiel who’s still

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ROTIMI AKEREDOLU’S INAUGURAL SPEECH AS NEW ONDO STATE GOVERNOR (FULL TEXT)

Humbled by the uncommon kindness of the Almighty God and an unequivocal expression of preference by the good people of Ondo State, exemplified by the victory of our great party at the last gubernatorial election, I am extremely delighted to share with you all the joy of this day of glory.We are grateful to Almighty

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BEWARE OF NIGER DELTA GOVERNORS, MILITANTS TELL OSINBAJO

Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, a dreaded militant group, yesterday, warned Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to allow governors of the South-South to hijack  his fact-finding mission to the oil-rich region for their political benefit. The group, in a statement by its spokesperson,  W. O. I  Izon-Ebi, also lamented the silence of the Federal Government,

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OML 42: KUNUKUNUMA COMMUNITY IN DELTA FROWNS AT EXCLUSION

Oil-rich Kunukunuma community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state has frowned at the exclusion of Kunukunuma from the list of host communities in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42, saying the community has been treated as host community over the years, and has been enjoying same in terms of amenities

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GROUP CARPETS AMAECHI ON ALLEGED PHANTOM CLAIM OF GOV. WIKE HIRING 150 HOTEL ROOMS IN LAGOS

The Rivers Support Initiative, RSI, has disowned Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, over a statement said to have been credited to him, in which he allegedly claimed that Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike procured 150 hotel rooms in Lagos for guests in celebration of his award as the Best Nigerian Performing

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DELTA GOVT WADES INTO PROTEST AGAINST CHEVRON BY KOKODIAGBENE COMMUNITY OVER ELECTRICITY

Delta State Government has waded into the recent protest against Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) by the people of Kokodiagbene community, Gbaramatu kingdom Warri South West Local Government Area of the State. The people of Kokodiagbene community recently staged a peaceful protest to the Chevron run Otunana flowstation demanding for electricity supply to the community and

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PRESIDENT BUHARI FINALLY WRITES NIGERIANS: I NEED LONGER PERIOD TO REST

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he needs a longer time to rest, thus putting paid to speculations and claims by top government officials that he is actually fit and healthy. The president said this on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 saying the rest is deserved following the results from the series of medical tests he

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NIGER DELTA PEACE: PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS RETURN OF GBARAMATU GOLDEN SWORD

As the federal government intensifies effort to appease the restive Niger Delta region to stabilize oil production, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate return of the golden sword seized by the Nigerian Army last year to the Gbaramatu Kingdom. The golden sword described as the symbol of authority of the Gbaramatu in Warri South

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GBARAMATU: PERE FROWNS AT ILLEGAL OIL OPERATIONS IN HIS KINGDOM

*Visits 22 communities in 9 days *Hailed with deluge of complaints, demands by host

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GROUP FLAYS MIMASA DG OVER ATTEMPT TO DISOWN MARITIME UNIVERSITY

With the Senate’s positive moves initiated by Senator James E. Manager, it is shocking that those who wanted the university to ‘die’ are laying another landmine on its path by resolving ahead to deprive it of needed funds

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OIL-RICH KOKODIAGBENE COMMUNITY ALLEGES PLAN BY CHEVRON TO CLAMP DOWN ON LEADERS OVER DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY

*State Government to meet with leaders tomorrow in Asaba "No light for kokodiagbene community, no crude oil for Chevron"

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SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM GBARAMATU MONARCH’S GRAND ENTRY INTO OIL-RICH BENIKRUKRU, KENYAGBENE COMMUNITIES

Gbaramatu kingdom was thrown into a celebratory frenzy following the much anticipated arrival of the Pere of Gbaramatu, His Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe, Agadagba. The monarch made a grand entrance into oil-rich Benikrukru and Kenyagbene communities, Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state  today Friday 17th February, 2017.   He

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KOKODIAGBENE COMMUNITY SET TO HOST GBARAMATU MONARCH TOMORROW

The Chairman of Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has called on all sons and daughters of the community to troop out tomorrow Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to give a rousing welcome to the Pere of Gbaramatu, His Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe Agadagba.

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GBARAMATU MONARCH WELCOMED BY JUBILANT CROWD IN KANTU COMMUNITY (PHOTOS)

THE PERE OF GBARAMATU, HIS MAJESTY, OBORO-GBARAUN 11, AKETEKPE, AGADAGBA, ARRIVED IN KANTU COMMUNITY, GBARAMATU KINGDOM, WARRI SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE TODAY TO MUCH FUNFARE.

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WE WILL NOT REST NOR SLEEP UNTIL NIGERIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY, OKERENKOKO IS ACHIEVED-GBARAMATU MONARCH

The traditional ruler of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba have vowed not to relent in his efforts of lending his voice for the actualization of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko. His Majesty made the vow at Kurutie community, a town hosting the take-off campus of the Maritime University yesterday during

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STOP LITIGATION AMONG OURSELVES, GBARAMATU MONARCH TELLS SUBJECTS

•Says Peace is a panacea for sustainable development •As Okerenkoko raises issue of Nigerian Maritime University

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IJAGHALA COMMUNITY, UNDER MY OVERLORDSHIP—GBARAMATU MONARCH

The paramount ruler of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe Agadagba, 26th monarch of the ancient Kingdom have stated that Ijaghala community his under his overlordship. The revered monarch made the call yesterday during his visit to the said Ijaghala community as part of events marking his 9 days tour around communities

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