No further talks with FG on Niger Delta, says UNDEDSS
A Niger Delta socio-political group, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Service (UNDEDSS), has regretted that Nigeria was fast moving towards anarchy. The group blamed President Muhammadu Buhari
Niger Delta leaders give condition for termination of amnesty programme
Niger Delta stakeholders have agreed that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) could have a terminal date after full integration of the 30,000 beneficiaries of the programme.
Ogoni cleanup has no visible impact, group insists
Oilwatch Nigeria has lamented that four years after the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, commenced the Ogoni cleanup, the remediation process has no visible impact so far. The group, which stated this yesterday at its first annual general assembly (AGM) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, lamented that Osinbajo had on June 2, 2016, flagged off the…
Amnesty boss warns against unnecessary protests
Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dikio (rtd.) has warned Niger Delta people, especially ex-agitators against unnecessary protests, which he said, will chase away potential investors from the region on the long run. Dikio who spoke at the PAP stakeholders’ summit in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday, said incessant protests should not…
Amnesty boss unveils new vision, tasks ex-agitators on peace in Niger Delta
Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd.), has assured ex-agitators of prompt and full payment of their monthly stipends.
Okpe Union seeks reward from FG as oil-bearing ethnic nationality
Niger Delta indigenes under the aegis of the Okpe Union, have urged the Federal and Delta State governments to adequately reward its members with appointments and siting of projects in the area as compensation for its contributions to national economy.
4,025 people to get agribusiness training, empowerment in Abia
The Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises- Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) will train 4,025 people in Abia State in agri-businesses, who will be empowered to start up their businesses. The National Coordinator, Mr Sanni Abiodun, disclosed this to The Guardian through the Agribusiness Promotion Coordinator, Mrs Antonia Esenwa, during the a one-week residential business orientation training in Umuahia for 150 people who…
Weak regulations foist reign of toxin-heavy, low-quality fuel on Nigerians
In September 2016, a report launched by the Public Eye, a Swiss organisation, which through its exclusive investigations and in-depth research, shines a spotlight on the ways that companies impact...
Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control
After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold reserve beginning with 31 kilogrammes of processed gold.
Niger Delta youth give FG seven-day ultimatum on resource control
Niger Delta youths under the aegis of the Young Democratic Movement (YDM) and South-South Youth Assembly (SSYA) have listed five demands and gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum