NDDC cancels projects worth N200 billion in Niger Delta
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has cancelled projects worth N200 billion in the nine Niger Delta states.
Rejection of PIGB in the Niger Delta
The rejection of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by stakeholders in the Niger Delta raises questions of parliamentary responsibility and people’s civic duty.
Why Niger Delta must lead shift to renewable energy, by ERA/FoN
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoN) has said the Niger Delta should lead the shift to clean renewable energy in the country, being the region adversely affected by decades of crude oil and gas exploration pollution. Speaking on embracing renewable energy during a training session for Niger Delta youths in Warri, Delta State, the…
Government to revisit 13 per cent derivation for development in Niger Delta
President Mohammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja pledged that the Federal Government would revisit 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.
Dokubo raises alarm over impersonation by fraudsters
The Special Adviser to the President on the Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Charles Dokubo Quaker has distanced himself from the Facebook page bearing his name, describing it as fraudulent and asked that it should be disregarded. The Facebook profile, named ‘Hon Charles Dokubo Quaker’, has been promising scholarships, empowerment and training programmes…
ICT can reverse oil curse
Oil is a curse for Nigeria. It is as powerful as it is counterintuitive and has made Nigeria, a poor mental giant of Africa.
‘Oil exploration threatening 6.5 million fishing population in Niger Delta’
No fewer than 6.5million people involved in fishing-related activities in the Niger Delta have been threatened by the oil exploration.
In Search Of Sustainable Peace In Niger Delta
Wednesday last week, influential Niger Delta indigenes, including traditional rulers, religious and opinion leaders, intellectuals, community and youth leaders, gathered Lagos in response to a call by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo, to rub minds on how to deepen peace in…
Niger Delta urges restructuring, says amnesty not enough
Criticsal stakeholders in the Niger Delta have urged the Federal Government to concede to the restructuring of the country, saying the amnesty programme cannot solve the myriads of problems confronting the region. The eminent personnel include: The Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, Prof G.G. Darah of the Literature in English Department, Delta State University…
‘Resource control will end crude oil theft, artisanal refining’
Niger Delta stakeholders have warned that the menace of crude oil theft and artisanal refining will continue unabated in the region if the issue of resource control is not addressed.