PANDEF rejects settlements for herdsmen in Niger Delta
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), led by Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, yesterday warned that no part of land in the Niger Delta region would be available to the Federal Government to establish settlements for herdsmen. PANDEF, in a statement by its National Secretary, Dr. Alfred Mulade, said the plan by the Federal Government was…
MOSOP seeks social justice for Niger Delta
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has urged the Federal Government to uphold the principle of social justice...
GEIL gets licence to power Niger Delta communities
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has offered embedded licence to Green Energy International Ltd. (GEIL), the Operator of the Otakikpo Marginal Field, to power some communities in the Niger Delta region. GEIL is expected to power the communities with a 40 megawatt (MW) power plant, its Director of Corporate Affairs, Olusegun Ilori, disclosed in Abuja,…
Osinbajo says entrepreneurs are key to economic recovery
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has said that the country’s socio-economic transformation rests strongly on the shoulders of entrepreneurs.
‘We touched 644,608 lives in 150 Niger Delta communities’
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has disclosed that it touched the lives of 644,608 persons in over 150 communities...
Akeredolu advocates expansion of PAP to curb Niger Delta unrest
Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has urged the federal government to continuously review and expand the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) to accommodate more youths, thereby curbing unrest in the Niger Delta. Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, Akeredolu solicited inclusion of some youths who were recently disarmed and granted amnesty by the state government.…
Buhari revokes five oil mining, prospecting licences
President Muhammadu Buhari has revoked four oil mining and one prospecting licences. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), which communicated the decision in a statement yesterday, said the revocation came on the backdrop of alleged non-compliance with statutory regulatory obligations.
‘Geopolitical forces’ influence oil prices more than market dynamics’
The Amukpe-Escravos, 160000 bpd, 67 km x 20 in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) export line is first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.
Army destroys over 120 illegal refineries in Niger Delta
The Nigerian Army has said it destroyed no fewer than 120 illegal refining sites in the Niger Delta, insisting that its action was in line with its mandate to curb economic sabotage and insecurity in the country. Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, explained that following intensified coordinated anti-illegal oil bunkering and…
Ayade begs rivals to withdraw petitions
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has begged petitioners challenging his re-election at the March 9, 2109 polls to drop their complaints.