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Niger Delta

28 Jul 2021
Oil producing communities in Egi Clan in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Council of Rivers State, have urged the Federal Government not to neglect them in the new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
28 Jul 2021
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27 Jul 2021
The Deputy House leader, Mr. Peter Akpatason offers an insight into how lawmakers from the oil-rich Niger Delta region failed to live up to the expectations of host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). He also told ADAMU ABUH why the House decided to enforce the usage of electronic transmission of results in the…
25 Jul 2021
The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has declared that the Niger Delta Region is not part of Biafra and that no inch of the South-South geopolitical zone shall be part of any imagined “Republic”. 
25 Jul 2021
The Senator representing Bayelsa West, Senator Seriake Dickson addressed the media in the Senate on two contentious issues bothering on the passage of the 3% equity shareholding for host communities, which he said they disagreed with, and the contentious clause 52(3) in the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment bill that was recently passed by the National…
20 Jul 2021
Connected Development (CODE) has cautioned the Federal Government and the National Assembly against restricting host communities’ sense of ownership in the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), saying doing so will fuel fresh agitations in the region.
19 Jul 2021
The oil-rich Niger Delta region has continued to suffer from the devastating effects of gas flaring and oil spills occasioned by operations of multinational firms.
19 Jul 2021
The Livelihoods Improvement Family Enterprises Programme in the Niger Delta, (LIFE-ND) has said it will collaborate with the state Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) to strengthen the extension
17 Jul 2021
The House of Representatives, yesterday, passed the harmonised contentious Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
13 Jul 2021
The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) with a charge to reverse its recent unethical decisions against employees of Niger Delta origin
8 Jul 2021
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, disclosed that the interim reports from the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has uncovered about 12,128 abandoned projects in the Niger Delta.
7 Jul 2021
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has warned that the definition of the host community in the Petroleum Industry Bill as passed by the National Assembly is a time bomb if not properly addressed.


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Jihadist attacks in northern Ivory Coast have ramped up hostility towards the Fulani, a mainly Muslim ethnic group that some accuse of providing the bulk of the raiders. Friction and suspicion are almost palpable in Kafolo, a small town near the border with Burkina Faso where jihadists have struck twice in less than 18 months,…
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The Federal Government, in collaboration with Pan-African Manufacturers Association (PAMA), has announced plans to boost intra-Africa trade currently at 13 per cent, noting that with African Continental Free Trade Agreement...
4 hours ago
There would be dire consequences, the Organised Private Sector (OPS) stated, yesterday, in reaction to Federal Government’s suspension of the planned withdrawal of the subsidy regime announced on Monday.
4 hours ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast on Nigeria’s output growth this year to 2.7 per cent, from 2.6 per cent projected in October.
4 hours ago
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) risks mass defections if it fails to zone the 2023 presidency to Southern Nigeria, a group, Vanguard for Justice, has warned.