Allen Onyema… the patriot with Air of Peace
The first attempt at evacuating Nigerians in South Africa, who had indicated interest to return home as a result of xenophobic attacks, failed.
IYC decries N19tr capital flight from Niger Delta
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has frowned at the flight of mind-boggling N19 trillion from the Niger Delta region. The concern was coming on the heels of a recent publication by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Duality of Amah’s facets and phases
Geometric painting renditions, photography captures of aquatic sceneries and textured canvases of other depictions in printmaking are Timipre Willis Amah’s windows in expressing the duality of life.
Akpabio says peace in Niger Delta will boost nation’s resources, avert insurgency
THE Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has assured President Muhammadu Buhari that the peace in the Niger Delta region would be sustained to ensure enough resources to run the country.
Bogus, over-priced contracts plunge NDDC into N2tr debt
Spurious overpriced contracts without recourse to due process have been blamed for the over N1 trillion debt profile of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Nothing else typifies this more than the N60 billion emergency contracts awarded within five months by the immediate past board of the commission.
Why stakeholders are at loggerheads over NDDC’s new board
Nineteen days after President Muhammadu Buhari reconstituted the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the oil-producing states have been plagued by tension and bickering.
NDDC, IFAD vow to boost food security in Niger Delta
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has begun collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to boost food production in the Niger Delta, an official said.
Resentment heightens in Ogoni over OML 11
There is growing resentment in Ogoni Land over moves by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to retain its lease of Oil Mining Lease OML 11. Ogoni elders under the aegis of Gbo-Kabarii, Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP),
‘Social investment key to sustainable oil exploration in Niger Delta’
To avoid disruptions to oil production and exploration in the country, stakeholders have advocated increased stake in strategic social investment schemes in host communities where commodities were being exploited.
Akpabio decries agency’s N2 trillion debt, stops payment of contractors
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has decried the over N2 trillion debt profile of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). During a meeting yesterday with the management of the interventionist agency in Abuja, the minister accused the commission of paying money to ‘political youths’ in the region.