Buhari meets Olu of Warri, Ohinoyi, assures Niger Delta of rapid development
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Abuja reassured the people of Niger Delta that his administration would continue to support rapid development in the region by consolidating on all ongoing projects.
Niger Delta governors raise concern over development in oil region
At a time governors of the Niger Delta region, ministers and other stakeholders are raising concern over development in the oil region, the House of Representatives yesterday okayed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) N364.5 billion budget. Speaking at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, the stakeholders said that there was need for urgent…
Obasanjo performs groundbreaking ceremony for modular refinery
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday in Bayelsa State, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the first private modular refinery in the Niger Delta region.
Conference on Ojaide’s life, literature and the environment holds in May
One of Africa’s most prolific scholar-poets, Prof. Tanure Ojaide, turns 70 in April. For nearly five decades, his literature, especially poetry, has been an integral part...
Blues for a Niger Deltan, tears for the Niger Delta
In the midst of plenty and abundant natural resources given to the region by God Almighty the Niger Delta sits, sleeps, swims and eats in absolute poverty.
Amnesty: Militants’ gain, Niger Delta’s loss
Faced with an imminent collapse of the oil industry, President Umaru Yar’Adua, in June 2009, offered amnesty to militants in the Niger Delta to save the nation’s economy from collapse, and stem the growing insecurity in the region. In a nutshell, the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), was conceived as a means of resolving protracted security…
Amnesty: Restructuring will address militancy - Bebenimibo
Talks about the Presidential Amnesty Programme being politicised are gaining grounds, can this be true? Yes, the programme has been politicised and it has derailed. Consequently, it has not achieved its aim. That is why we still have pockets of issues in the Niger Delta area. Originally the programme was proclaimed to enable the Federal…
From Niger Delta, Ukpong hits South Africa with blazing century
After returning to home two years ago from Europe for an art project tagged Blazing Century-1, Wilfred Ukpong has taken the Niger Delta narrative to South Africa. But his new work, in installation and performance art, is laced with deconstruction of art from its widely held commercial context. Started in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, with…
Explorationists advocate change in regulations for oil, gas operations
Explorationists, under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) have advocated a new paradigm in oil and gas operations in other to align with current trends of technology in the industry.