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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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BREAKING: Rivers Assembly in Turmoil as Edison Ehie Announces Sudden Resignation

Rt Hon Edison Ehie has resigned as a member representing Ahoada East in the Rivers State House of Assembly and also the speaker of a group of lawmakers. His formal resignation letter, dated 29th December 2023, was directed to Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While the lawmaker did not

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Awareness Soars as Niger Delta Unites Against Illicit Drugs

A Non-Violence campaign and a seminar promoting the rejection of drug abuse have been launched in Nigeria, aimed at raising awareness of the significant challenges posed by illicit drugs, particularly among the youths in the Niger Delta region. Rev. Oweikeme Johnny Peter initiated the “SAY NO TO DRUGS” campaign in Oporoza town, the headquarters of

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Davido to Headline Benikrukru Christmas Carnival in Gbaramatu Kingdom

Nigerian music sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is set to grace the Season 16 of the Benikrukru Christmas Carnival in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State on December 25. Anticipation is building for this star-studded event, promising a spectacular celebration featuring carnival parades, children’s games, the Miss Benikrukru

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Inter-communal crisis looms in Delta as Ijaw community calls on Gov Oborevwori to intervene

BOMADI—Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has been called upon to intervene, without any further delay, in the brewing inter-communal crisis between Ijaw-speaking Okoloba federated community in Bomadi council area and Urhobo-speaking Okuama community in Ughelli South council area in the riverine enclave of the state. Addressing newsmen at Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi local government

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Rivers State Political Crisis Resolved: Key Agreements Reached After High-Level Meeting

After weeks of tumultuous political upheaval in Rivers State, a breakthrough was achieved on Monday as Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, sealed a historic truce following deliberations with President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Villa in Abuja. The meeting, attended by notable figures such as Vice President Kashim Shettima and Chief of

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THANKSGIVING FIESTA IN MERCY CITY: Overflow of Joy as Believers Bring Goat, Yam, Rice, Plantains, and Plenty Gifts to Celebrate God’s Blessings

For inside Effurun, Delta State today, the electrifying vibes for Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry International set the stage for one ogbonge Thanksgiving Paro. Believers show ground with joy and thanksgiving, carry better gifts like goats, yams, rice, plantains, noodles, fishes, chairs, wheelbarrows, and other plenty gifts as dem hail God for the plenty blessings wey

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Rivers Assembly Leadership Battle Settled: Court Backs Edison Ehie, Fubara’s Ally As Speaker

A High Court in Port Harcourt has affirmed Edison Ehie as the legitimate Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Edison Ehie, aligned with Governor Siminalayi Fubara, faced suspension and removal from his leadership position amid the Assembly’s crisis. The court has issued a restraining order against Martin Amaewhule and Dumle Maol, preventing them

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Joshua MacIver Mourns with Nigerian Oil Tycoon Matthew Tonlagha Over Sister’s Demise

Great Joshua MacIver, APC Deputy Governorship Candidate and Coordinator of Tantita Security Services Bayelsa State Operations, extends condolences to billionaire oil tycoon and Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, on the passing of his beloved elder sister, Madam Evelyn Ekomieyefa Tonlagha, affectionately known as Big Mama. Big Mama reportedly departed on Thursday, December

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Nigeria’s Power Woes Continue: National Electricity Grid Faces Another Collapse

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid experienced a system collapse on Monday. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed a system collapse in the national grid on Monday, as reported by Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager of Public Affairs at TCN. “The grid experienced a collapse today. Presently, it (supply)

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Tantita Security Challenges Navy Allegations Over Seized Crude Oil Vessel In Ondo Coastal Waters

Tantita Security Services Limited has countered the Nigerian Navy’s accusations concerning the recent seizure of a crude oil vessel in Ondo State’s coastal waters. The Navy had accused Tantita Security of engaging in illegal activities. Warredi Enisuoh, Tantita’s Executive Director of Operations and Technical, expressed disagreement with the Navy’s claims. According to the naval spokesman,

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President Tinubu Appoints Heineken Lokpobiri as Chairman of NCDMB

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, as the Chairman of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Aside Lokpobiri, other Nigerians appointed into the Board include Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe — Executive Secretary, Oritsemyiwa Eyesan — Member / EVP Upstream, NNPCL, Gbenga Komolafe — Member /

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IN PHOTOS: Devastation at Ogbe-Ijoh Market in Warri

Traders at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South LGA of Delta State are now reckoning with substantial losses, with goods worth millions of Naira consumed by the flames. The market was engulfed in a fierce fire on Tuesday night. During GbaramatuVoice’s visit to the market on Wednesday morning, affected traders were visibly distraught, some

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Billionaire Business Magnate Matthew Tonlagha Calls for Nationwide Spiritual Awakening

Billionaire businessman and Executive Director of Fenog Nigeria Limited, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, passionately called on Nigerians to embrace Jesus Christ as the paramount route to spiritual fulfillment. This impactful message was conveyed during the celebration of his wife, Esther’s birthday in Warri, Delta State on Wednesday. In a profound address, Mr. Tonlagha underscored the importance

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PENCIL OF PASSION: Favour Febaide’s Artistic Dream Comes True in Meeting Chief Promise Lawuru aka Ozigizaga

Favour Febaide, a gifted young Ijaw female artist, experienced the magical fulfillment of her dreams when she met Chief Promise Lawuru, also known as Ozigizaga, President of the Egbema Brotherhood. Ozigizaga himself experienced a unique and heartfelt moment when Favour presented a meticulously crafted pencil drawing dedicated to him. This historic meeting took place on

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Okerenkoko Community Challenges Itsekiri in Nigeria Maritime University Naming Dispute: Sends Strong Letter to President Tinubu

"Any attempt to rename our community Okerenkoko to one devious name called Okerenghigho will be resisted at all courses even if it will cause us the last drop of our blood."

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