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Buhari’s administration making positive change in Niger Delta- Presidency

Says progress in 21 Ogoni Clean-up sites, drawing international commendation   The Presidency on Sunday stated that the federal government’s new vision for the Niger Delta is making positive progress. The presidency further stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration...

NDDC has become a cash cow for politicians – Wike

Says Niger Delta Governors demanded for forensic audit due to massive rot in commission   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is now a political institution, as it has become a...

Kyari assures host communities of sustained partnership

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has assured host communities of oil and gas installations of sustained and symbiotic engagement with the national oil company. According to him, this will entrench mutually...

Buhari says he may revisit 13 % derivation for Niger-Delta region as Isoko monarchs demand refinery

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assured that his administration may look into the constitutional 13 per cent derivation benefit to the Niger Delta region to ensure even spread of developmental projects that meet the needs of the people. “I...

Banters In Lagos, Poverty And Disease In The Niger Delta.

  By; Jerome-Mario Utomi. The Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, venue of the meeting was lavishly decorated to impress, and it did impressed. The participants were corporately kitted; men and women alike. All seated in such a manner that could be mistaken...

Avengers Threat: Ndoma-Egba echoes appeals for peace

The Chairman, Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, OFR, CON, SAN on Tuesday amplified his appeals for peace and unity in the Niger-Delta region as the violent and defiant  Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) threatens...

Group Accuses former Bayelsa governor Sylva of sponsoring smear campaign against NDDC leadership

Former governor of Bayelsa state, Timbre Sylva, is behind an audacious plot to further impoverish the people of the Niger-Delta for his own selfish interest, says The Initiative For Leadership And Economic Watch in Nigeria. The group Thursday said it has...

Embrace peace, Guild of Editors tells avengers

The Nigerian Guild of Editors over the weekend urged the Niger Delta Avengers to embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances. The Guild in a  communique  issued at the last SCM held in Katsina, expressed worry over the threat by the Niger...

Ndoma-Egba: Sheathe Your Sword, Save Niger- Delta from Ruins

The Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has appealed to the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to sheathe their swords and give President Muhammadu Buhari more time to look into their demands. “Our environment is already...

FG ready to meet militants amid threat by Niger Delta Avengers

The federal government is willing to talk with the Niger Delta Avengers, minister for Niger-Delta, Usani Uguru Usani said on Monday, days after the militant group called off a year-long ceasefire. “If the Avengers wants to meet with us, we are...
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AfDB Probe: Obasanjo cries foul, says bank may be hijacked by foreign interests

  Adesina has performed creditably Unimpressed by the insistence of the U.S. on an independent investigation into some allegations against the President of African Development Bank...

English Premier League cleared to resume season June 17

  The Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC...

Pres. Buhari seeks NASS nod for fresh $5.5bn foreign loan

A request for a fresh external loan of $5.513 billion has been forwarded to the Nigerian House of Representatives for approval. President Muhammadu Buhari's letter...

Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The NCDC announced 389 new cases.     Lagos-256...