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President Buhari sends nominees for NDDC board to Senate – Niger Delta Minister

President Buhari sends nominees for NDDC board to Senate – Niger Delta Minister The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted names of members of the new substantive Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Senate for screening. Umana expressed delight that some

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Ndiomu, Amnesty boss meets Tompolo, says PAP has lost focus, failed many Niger Deltans

Ndiomu, Amnesty boss meets Tompolo, says PAP has lost focus, failed many Niger Deltans ..Bring back PAP to its initial aim and objective – Pere of Gbaramatu urges The newly appointed Interim administrator of the presidential amnesty programme (PAP), Major-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), has stated that the agency has lost its focus and veered off

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INEC to conduct Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi governorship elections November 2023

INEC to conduct Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi governorship elections November 2023 The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced November 11, 2023, for the conduct of governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states. The Commission approved the timetable at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, held on Tuesday in Abuja. ALSO READ: INEC delists 1.1m newly

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OFFICIAL: Kogi receives first payment of 13 percent derivation fund as oil producing state

OFFICIAL: Kogi receives first payment of 13 percent derivation fund as oil producing state …emerges first Northern oil producing state  The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has confirmed the receipt of first payment of the 13 percent derivation fund as an oil producing state. Governor Bello disclosed this during the State Executive Council meeting on

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NDDC: Buhari appoints Audu-Ohwavborua as acting Managing Director

NDDC: Buhari appoints Audu-Ohwavborua as acting Managing Director President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday appointed a new Managing Director, Engr. Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua, for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the appointment is in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive managing director.

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Senate summons Niger Delta minister over alleged plot to divert NDDC’s 480b funds

Senate summons Niger Delta minister over alleged plot to divert NDDC’s 480b funds The Senate has summoned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, over alleged plot to siphon N480 billion intervention fund belonging to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and domicile it in the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, without

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Army chief flags off ‘Exercise Still Water’ to curb oil theft in Niger Delta

Army chief flags off ‘Exercise Still Water’ to curb oil theft in Niger Delta The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Farouk Yahaya, on Tuesday flagged off three joint military exercises to curb oil theft, banditry, cultism, kidnapping and other criminalities across the country. The joint military exercises namely, Exercise Golden Dawn is expected to

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Wike endorses Sanwo-Olu for second term, donates N300 million to Lagos women

Wike endorses Sanwo-Olu for second term, donates N300 million to Lagos women Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday declared total support for the re-election bid of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the 2023 general elections. Wike who has been running battle with his political party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over the emergency

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[PHOTOS] NNPCL, top security agencies, others visit newly discovered illegal pipeline in Delta

[PHOTOS] NNPCL, top security agencies, others visit newly discovered illegal pipeline in Delta Senior officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), top security personnel and the media, today, inspected the newly discovered illegal crude oil pipeline connected to the Trans Forcados Export Trunkline and linked to an abandoned platform in the high sea

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BREAKING: Tompolo discovers another major illegal crude oil pipeline at Trans Forcados Pipeline in Delta [Video]

BREAKING: Tompolo discovers another major illegal crude oil pipeline at Trans Forcados Pipeline in Delta [Video] [EXCLUSIVE] Tompolo makes another shocking discovery in Delta, detects illegal oil pipeline connected to high sea Watch GbaramatuVoice Exclusive video below…

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BREAKING: Finally, ASUU suspends strike 8-months after

BREAKING: Finally, ASUU suspends strike 8-months after The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its eight-month-old strike conditionally. The union decided to suspend the strike during a meeting of its leadership that started on Thursday night and lasted into the early hours of Friday. The meeting was called by the union to determine

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Niger Delta: New amnesty boss orders probe of workers over sales of scholarship slots

Niger Delta: New amnesty boss orders probe of workers over sales of scholarship slots …Slots sold to non-Niger Deltans as high as N650,000 The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), has ordered an investigation into the alleged sale of scholarship slots by some staff members of the agency. According to

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RIVERS: Wike appoints 14,000 advisers, 319 liaison officers

RIVERS: Wike appoints 14,000 advisers, 319 liaison officers Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed 14,000 advisers for various political units in the state. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri on Tuesday, the governor said the advisers will play a vital role in the administration. ALSO READ: Wike demands

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Ebikeme, APC Chieftain congratulates Omo-Agege on award of National Honour

Ebikeme, APC Chieftain congratulates Omo-Agege on award of National Honour …says award will usher victory for DSP in the forthcoming Delta guber race The Director General, Contact and Mobilization, Ovie Omo Agege Campaign Organization, Chief Bosin Ebikeme, has joined the list of prominent Nigerians that congratulated the Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo Agege, on

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Details of how Nigerian military set ablaze the ship intercepted by Tompolo conveying stolen crude oil to Ghana

Details of how Nigerian military set ablaze the ship intercepted by Tompolo conveying stolen crude oil to Ghana The illegal oil bunkering vessel recently arrested with about 600 to 650 tons of illegally lifted crude oil in five compartments in Niger Delta creek was on Monday, October 10, 2022, destroyed by Officers of the Nigerian

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BREAKING: Nigerian military sets ablaze vessel caught loading illegal crude oil in Delta by Tompolo and his men

BREAKING: Nigerian military sets ablaze vessel caught loading illegal crude oil in Delta by Tompolo and his men The vessel named MT Deima with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) number 7210525, recently arrested by Tompolo’s Tantita Security Services Limited, while loading illegal crude oil, was on Monday, October 10, 2022 set ablaze by men of the

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[VIDEO] The massive vessel intercepted by Tompolo and his men loaded with illegal crude oil in Delta

The massive vessel intercepted by Tompolo and his men loaded with illegal crude oil in Delta state Watch video below:  

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[EXCLUSIVE] Tompolo intercepts massive vessel loaded with illegal crude oil in Delta

[EXCLUSIVE] Tompolo intercepts massive vessel loaded with illegal crude oil in Delta “The Tantita security personnel further added that he was offered a bribe of N25m to let the ship go but he turned down the offer.” The pipeline surveillance contract recently awarded to Tantita Security Services Limited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited

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How Tantita discovered 16 illegal tapped points in Trans-Escravos pipeline

How Tantita discovered 16 illegal tapped points in Trans-Escravos pipeline …Chief of Defense Staff expresses shock, sends warning notice ...Anyone involved will be dealt with – Kyari  The pipeline surveillance contract recently awarded to Tantita Security Services Limited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to assist curb oil theft and pipeline vandalism in

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[PHOTOS] Mele Kyari, Chief of Defence Staff visit site of discovered illegal oil pipeline in Delta

[PHOTOS] Mele Kyari, Chief of Defence Staff visit site of discovered illegal oil pipeline in Delta The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mallam Mele Kyari, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor on Friday, October 8, 2022 visited the scene of the newly discovered illegal pipeline

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Wike demands N5m from political parties to hold rally in Rivers state

Wike demands N5m from political parties to hold rally in Rivers state Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, has signed Executive Order 21 to prohibit the use of public schools for political parties without approval from the Ministry of Education. Wike said applicants would also deposit the sum of five million Naira (N5m) caution fees

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Nigerian senate orders NUPRC to return Atala Oil (OML 46) to original owners

Nigerian senate orders NUPRC to return Atala Oil (OML 46) to original owners The Nigerian Senate on Thursday ordered the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission ( NUPRC ), to restore the Atala Marginal Oil field ( OML 46) to its former owners. Speaking in Abuja during an investigative hearing, Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges

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BREAKING: Tinubu returns from London

BREAKING: Tinubu returns from London President candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has returned to Nigeria after observing a 10-day rest in the United Kingdom. He was received by a delegation led by his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima, former APC chair Adams Oshiomhole and others. He alighted from the

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[PHOTOS] Bayelsa governor meets Buhari in Aso Rock

[PHOTOS] Bayelsa governor meets Buhari in Aso Rock Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Governor Diri, who was accompanied to the meeting by his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, former Military Governor of Rivers State and Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff,

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Nigeria at high risk of importing Ebola, NCDC warns

Nigeria at high risk of importing Ebola, NCDC warns The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria is at high risk of importing Ebola from Uganda. Uganda had declared an outbreak of Ebola after a 24-year-old male exhibited symptoms of the disease, tested positive, and later died. As of September 29, the Uganda ministry

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World Teachers’ Day: NUT tells Nigerian governors to pay salary arrears

World Teachers’ Day: NUT tells Nigerian governors to pay salary arrears The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Tuesday called on state governors that owe teachers salary arrears to use their remaining months in office to pay off the arrears. The union’s Secretary-General, Dr Mike Ike-Ene, made the call in an interview with the News Agency

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How ‘Yahoo Boys’ protests against EFCC turned violent, bloody in Delta

How ‘Yahoo Boys’ protests against EFCC turned violent, bloody in Delta Tuesday’s protest embarked upon by youths against the operations of the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Delta State has turned violent and bloody. The protesters alleged incessant harassment, molestation and arrest by officials of the anti-graft agency. However, the protest

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How Delta state topped debtors’ table in Niger Delta …as Okowa borrows over N378b in six months 

How Delta state topped debtors’ table in Niger Delta …as Okowa borrows over N378b in six months  The Nigerian Debt Management Office (DMO), has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led Delta state Government owes the highest domestic debt figures among the six Niger Delta states as of June 30, 2022. According to the Debt Management

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Pipeline Surveillance Contract: Edwin Clark backs Tompolo

Pipeline Surveillance Contract: Edwin Clark backs Tompolo …warns interlopers, fifth columnists trying to cause confusion in the region  The leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has defended the pipeline surveillance contract awarded to the former leader of Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, High Chief Government Ekpemepulo, popularly known as Tompolo,

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PDP Crisis: Atiku to Wike, I can’t force Ayu to resign

PDP Crisis: Atiku to Wike, I can’t force Ayu to resign The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,  has declared that the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu won’t resign as being demanded by the Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike and other PDP Governors in his camp. Atiku, in a reaction

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My administration has done extremely well – Buhari

My administration has done extremely well – Buhari …Says those who should be marketing his administration are not doing so President Muhammadu Buhari says those who should be speaking about the achievements of his administration are not doing so. Buhari said this on Tuesday during a visit to Imo to inaugurate some projects in the

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INEC delists 1.1m newly registered voters over double registration

INEC delists 1.1m newly registered voters over double registration Just five months to the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday disclosed that it has delisted 1,126,359 out of the 2,523,458 fresh registrants that registered between June 28, 2021, and January 14, 2022. The electoral umpire who made this disclosure in

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ALABO: Wike mocks Amaechi, says ex-minister not allowed in Aso Villa anymore

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, was a “total failure” as Minister of Transportation, who no longer has access to Aso Villa in Abuja. “This should be the last time that you (Amaechi) will talk about this state because you are a total failure as far as this state is

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WIKE VS DOKPESI: Rivers Assembly revokes 868 plots of land owned by DAAR Communications in Port Harcourt

WIKE VS DOKPESI: Rivers Assembly revokes 868 plots of land owned by DAAR Communications in Port Harcourt The Rivers State House of Assembly has revoked ownership of the 868 plots of land occupied in Rivers State by Daar Communications, founded by Raymond Dokpesi. Dokpesi is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a

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I will flog, crush PDP ‘small boys’ – Wike vows

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, said he would not leave his political opponents for God, but he would deal with them himself. Wike said he would flog “the small boys.” Governor Wike spoke on Monday when he inaugurated the Okezuo Abia Flyover along the Aba -Enugu Expressway in Osisioma Ngwa Local

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