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Tantita Security Reveals Devastation of Nembe Creek Trunk Line in Oil Theft Saga

Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Media Consultant for Tantita Security Services Nigeria (TSSL), made a startling revelation before the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abuja at the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. He exposed the Nembe Creek Trunk Line, serving Shell, Aiteo, and Eroton oil companies, as one of the worst-affected routes in the grim

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Former MEND Commander, General Oyimi, Plans Befitting Burial for Mother in Ogbe-Ijoh

Former Commander of the Defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) and Chairman of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Dreams of Niger Deltans (MADND), Mr. Josaih Oyakonghan, popularly known as General Oyimi, is set to honor his late mother with a grand burial ceremony in Ogbe-Ijoh town, Warri South West Local

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All roads lead to Arogbo as Ijaws prepare to honor late Nigerian highlife music icon, Echo Toikumoh

On February 18, 2007, the Ijaw nation lost one of its most beloved highlife musicians, Chief Echo Toikumoh. Now, 17 years later, on Sunday, February 18, 2024, the Ijaws will gather in Arogbo town, Ondo State, to celebrate his enduring legacy with an event dubbed “Echobration.” Chief Echo Toikumoh’s influence extended far beyond the shores

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Petroleum Minister Lokpobiri Hosts Amnesty Boss, Vows Better Collaboration to Combat Crude Oil Theft in Niger Delta

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri recently hosted Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu (Retd), the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), where both leaders held discussions on ongoing efforts to combat oil facility vandalization and crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region. During the meeting, Senator Lokpobiri commended

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NUPRC Registers 103 Host Communities for Petroleum Industry Act’s Development Trust

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has registered 103 communities to benefit from the three per cent Host Communities Development Trust (HCDT) established by the Petroleum Industry Act. Gbanga Komolafe, the Chief Executive of NUPRC, highlighted that the HCDT has commenced operations, which have already begun to restore investor confidence in the industry. He

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EXCLUSIVE: Tompolo Spotted at Oweiseimor Binipere Festival in Gbaramatu Kingdom on Monday

High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, the high priest of Egbesu and grand master of the Ijaw spiritual movement, was spotted on Monday, February 12th, at the Oweiseimor Binipere Festival in Sarabobouwei community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State.

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[PHOTOS] A DAY OF DISTINCTION: Ex-Delta Commissioner Barry Gbe Receives High Honor From Tuomo Kingdom

In a historic ceremony held on Saturday, February 10, at Esuku Primary School Field, Tuomo Town in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr. Barry Pere Gbe, was honored with the title “Ebekonbolomu-owei,” which translates to “Someone that brings development and progress to a kingdom,” by the Ebenanaowei of Tuomo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty,

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PHOTOS: Reps Meet Tompolo in Oporoza, Inspect Vessels Arrested by Tantita Security

The House of Representatives has affirmed its support for Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited (TSSNL), the military, and other security agencies in combating crude oil theft and sabotage. During an on-the-spot inspection of vessels apprehended by Tantita in collaboration with other security outfits by members of associated Committees on oil and gas at Oporoza, headquarters

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House Chairman Ereyitomi Leads Crusade Against Oil Thieves, Backs Tantita Security Services

Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Training Funds), has called for an extension of the contract and scope of operations for Tantita Security Services Nigeria Ltd. (TSSNL) in the wake of recent successes in combating oil theft. In an open letter addressed to President Bola Tinubu, Mr. Ereyitomi

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Bobougbene Community Appoints Asiayei as Chairman of Development Committee

Ancient Bobougbene Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State has appointed Mr. Asiayei Enaibo, a Warri-based journalist and Managing Editor of Gbaramatu Voice, as the chairman of the newly created Bobougbene Development Committee. The announcement was made during the community’s general meeting held at the community playground on February 1, 2024. The meeting,

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Bibopere Zion Church Celebrates Apostle Ekpemupolo’s Birthday

Bibopere Zion Church Ministry in Okerenkoko town has celebrated the birthday of their esteemed son, Apostle (Hon.) George Ekpemupolo. Led by the Minister in Charge, Snr. Boan. (Amb.) P.E. German, and joined by all members of the ministry, heartfelt celebrations were extended to Ekpemupolo on this special occasion. In a show of gratitude and admiration,

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Benikrukru Community Celebrates Matthew Tonlagha’s Birthday with Heartfelt Felicitations

Oil-rich Benikrukru Community in Gbaramatu Kingdom came together to extend warm birthday wishes to their illustrious son and leader, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited. The Executive Council members, Elders, Women, and Youth of the community joined hands to celebrate the significant milestone in his life. Mr. Tonlagha, known for his influential presence

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Tantita’s Tactical Takedown: How MT Harbor Spirit Fell in Bayelsa’s Illegal Bunkering Crackdown

Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with Nigerian law enforcement agencies, recently intercepted the Mordovia vessel, MT Harbor Spirit, bearing IMO No. 8226272, in Bayelsa State. The vessel, along with 12 Nigerian crew members, was apprehended for engaging in illegal crude oil bunkering activities within the state. According to Captain Warriedi Enisuoh, the Executive

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BREAKING: Tantita Security intercepts another massive vessel for oil theft

Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, led by High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, has intercepted another vessel for crude oil theft in Bayelsa State. The vessel MT Harbour Spirit, with IMO No. 8226272, is anchored at the Tantita facility in Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State. The operation was conducted in collaboration with security personnel. Further

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King Pereama, Barrister Smooth, Alfred Izon-ebi, and others to deliver unforgettable performances at Ijaw Fiesta 2024

In a thrilling revelation, GbaramatuVoice International, the organizers of the Ijaw Cultural Fiesta 2024 have unveiled an impressive lineup of performers set to mesmerize audiences with their exceptional talents. Headlining this cultural extravaganza are the renowned King Pereama Freetown, the soulful Chief Barrister Soja Smooth, and the prolific Dr. Alfred Izon-ebi, promising an unforgettable experience.

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NUJ to honor Tompolo for anti-crude oil theft efforts in Abuja

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is set to present a national merit award to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, in recognition of his significant contributions to maintaining peace in the Niger Delta and successfully combating crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism. NUJ’s National President, Chief Chris Isiguzo, announced this during a

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Clark Backs IYC’s Move to Halt Operations in Niger Delta Over Sale of Shell’s Onshore Assets

Chief Edwin Clark, convener of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), on Thursday in Abuja expressed his support for the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) as they consider shutting down Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited’s operations in the Niger Delta due to the proposed sale of onshore assets. Shell had said it agreed to sell its

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Supreme Court Dismisses APC’s Tonye Cole’s Appeal, Affirms Fubara as Rivers Governor

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, dismissed an appeal by the All Progressives Congress candidate in the Rivers State governorship election, Tonye Cole. Cole asked the apex court to sack Siminalayi Fubara as governor of the state. He alleged that the election was marred by irregularities and that Fubara did not validly resign his previous position

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Chevron Nigeria Secures $1.4 Billion Investment for Drilling Projects Around Escravos

Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL) has successfully secured $1.4 billion in financing for its NNPCL/CNL JV infill drilling program, spanning 2022 to 2026. This initiative encompasses drilling 37 wells in the shallow offshore and onshore Escravos region, coupled with the construction of associated facilities. During a meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the State House in

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IYC Warns Consortiums as Shell’s Onshore Assets Sale Sparks Tension in Niger Delta

Warri, Delta State, January 23, 2024 — The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), representing Ijaw youths globally, has raised alarm over potential hostilities in the Niger Delta if the sale of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) onshore assets deviates from the Local Content Act. During a world press statement on Tuesday in Warri, Delta State, Binebai

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How NNPCL successfully achieved the destruction of 10,166 illegal refineries, connections in three years

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) announced on Wednesday that a total of 10,166 illegal refineries and crude oil connections have been destroyed in Nigeria since 2021. Mele Kyari, NNPCL’s Group Chief Executive Officer, shared this information during a lecture at the 2024 Faculty Lecture titled, “Energy Security, Sustainability and Profitability in Nigeria: Advances,

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Shell to Sell Nigerian Onshore Subsidiary SPDC for $2.4 Billion to Renaissance Consortium

Shell Plc has agreed to sell its Nigerian onshore subsidiary, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), to Renaissance, a consortium of five companies, for $2.4 billion. However, the Shell said the completion of the transaction is subject to approvals by the Federal Government of Nigeria and other conditions. In a statement on

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Chevron Nigeria Announces Jim Swartz as New Chair/MD

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited and CNL, has appointed Jim Swartz as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Business Unit, effective April 1, 2024. Prior to this appointment, Swartz served as the Vice President, Capital Projects, based in Houston,

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Tompolo’s Daughter Unveils Powerful Literary Debut with ‘Lost INNOCENCE: A Journey Through Abuse and Deception

Ms Tamaramieka Woyinghilayefa Mary Osen, the daughter of High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has stepped into the literary world with her first book, “LOST INNOCENCE: A Journey Through Abuse and Deception.” The fictional biography narrates a powerful story of resilience and finding strength after facing tough experiences. Tamaramieka’s debut work explores

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NNPC Hits Historic High: Records N2.548 Trillion Profit in 2022 – Highest in 45 Years

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd announced a historic profit of N2.548 trillion for 2022, marking its highest ever since establishment in 1977. In its 2022 Financial Performance Report released online, the national oil company reported significant progress from a loss of N803 billion in 2018 and N1.7 billion in 2019. The report highlighted

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NNPCL Unveils 157 Oil Theft Cases in Recent Report (December 30, 2023 – January 5, 2024)

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPCL) reports 157 oil theft incidents within a week (December 30, 2023, to January 5, 2024) in the Niger Delta, despite renewed efforts to combat the issue. The incidents were attributed to various sources, including Nigeria AGIP Oil Company, Pipeline Infrastructure Nigeria Limited (PINL), Maton Engineering Ltd, Tantita Security

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Tragedy Strikes as 20 Lives Lost in Rivers Boat Mishap

Rivers State is grappling with a heart-wrenching catastrophe as two passenger boats capsized on the Andoni waterways, claiming the lives of at least 20 individuals. The devastating incident occurred during a journey to Bonny on Tuesday night. Erastus Awortu, the Executive Chairman of Andoni Local Government Area, revealed details of the incident in a statement

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Tiwa Savage Petitions Police Over Alleged Threats from Davido

Tiwa Savage, the renowned Nigerian singer, has officially filed a petition against Davido, alleging threats to her life. The petition, addressed to Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fayoade Adegoke, claims that Davido warned her over a social media exchange. She asked the police boss to hold Davido responsible if anything untoward happened to her, adding

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Oborevwori’s Fate Hangs in Balance: Supreme Court withholds Verdict on APC, SDP, and LP Appeals

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on the appeals by the All Progressives Congress candidate, Social Democratic Party, and Labour Party and their candidates in the Delta state governorship election. The court of appeal in Lagos had affirmed the election of Sheriff Oborevwori as the governor of Delta state, dismissing the appeals by the governorship

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IYC President Advocates Increased Funding for Presidential Amnesty Programme

President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Sir Jonathan Lokpobiri, has called for an upward revision of the allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) from the Federal Government of Nigeria. Lokpobiri who made this patriotic call on Monday in Abuja while on a courtesy visit to the PAP Interim Administrator, Major General Barry Ndiomu

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Warri Land Dispute Resurfaces: Urhobo and Itsekiri Lock Horns Over Ownership

As tensions escalate over the rightful ownership of Warri, a longstanding dispute has been reignited between the Itsekiri and Urhobo ethnic groups. Both factions are asserting their claim as the legitimate landlords of the oil-rich city in Delta State, leading to a resurgence of controversy and ethnic discord. The Movement for the Protection of Iwere

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Pere of Kabowei Kingdom Appoints Mrs. Nebimere Jennifer Borel as Izon Ebido-Ara

The Pere of Kabowei Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Barr. Peremobowei Shedrack Erebulu, Aduo III, has bestowed upon Mrs. Nebimere Jennifer Borel the distinguished title of “Izon Ebido-Ara,” – symbolizing a woman dedicated to the progress of her people. Mrs. Nebimere Jennifer Borel (nee Tombri), originally from Osuowari quarters, Delta State, Nigeria, has been bestowed with

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PAP boss, Ndiomu, Pays Tribute to Late Pere of Seimbiri, Recognizes His Dedication to Peace, Development in N/Delta

The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd) has described the death of prominent monarch, King Charles Ayemi-Botu, as a big loss to the Niger Delta. He said King Ayemi-Botu, who is the Paramount Ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, was a lover of

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Top Ijaw Monarch, Pere Of Seimbiri, Joins Ancestors

A prominent Ijaw traditional ruler in Delta State, HRM Charles Ayemi-Botu, the Pere of Seimbiri Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area, has peacefully joined his ancestors. The official announcement of the monarch’s passing was made by Chief Alexander Ebisine, the spokesman of Seimbiri Traditional Council, during a meeting at Okpokunou, the traditional headquarters of Seimbiri

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