PANDEF backs establishment of S’South development commission
The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), yesterday, expressed support for ongoing moves at the National Assembly to establish a South-South Development Commission (SSDC).
Botched South South meeting an insult too many, says PANDEF
The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has described the failure of Federal Government’s delegates to attend a meeting with governors, leaders and stakeholders of the South-South region as “one insult too many.”
PANDEF canvasses AU, int’l community’s intervention in #EndSARS protests
As police in Rivers fire live rounds at demonstrators The Pan-Niger Delta Forum PANDEF, yesterday, canvassed intervention of the African Union (AU) and the international community to end the #EndSARS protests across the country before things get out of hand. PANDEF also condemned the brutalisation of Nigerian youth by hoodlums along with police officers across…
Senators react to Buhari’s budget proposal, express apprehension over debt
Speaking to The Guardian yesterday in reaction to President Buhari’s budget proposal presented to the National Assembly, Betty Apiafi (PDP Rivers) said what is worrisome is that borrowing is about N4tr while debt servicing is N3.2 trillion.
PANDEF urges Buhari to commence national dialogue on restructuring
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), yesterday, charged President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate a dialogue process on the restructuring of Nigeria to guarantee peaceful coexistence, as the current structure has failed to guarantee the country’s progress.
Nigeria’s 60th independence: In search of a strong, united country
Our founding fathers had difficulties negotiating the terms of our independence. The result was that 60 years ago, we projected the image of a divided nation and not that of a united country.
Obaseki’s victory pathway for common N’Delta development agenda, says PANDEF
The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), yesterday, declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory in the just concluded Edo State governorship election would galvanise the South-South governors...
Anger over government’s plan to mark independence for ‘365 days’
Federal Government’s plan to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary for a whole year — beginning on October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021 — became subject of controversy yesterday, with ethnic nationalities and socio-cultural organisations...
Ojougboh’s theory and our future
One of the privileges of being a politician in Nigeria is that he or she can say or do anything without being held accountable.
Tread softly on amnesty programme
There is a great deal of disquiet at the moment in the Niger-Delta over leaked information that the amnesty programme would be discontinued by the presidency, being a consequence of the recommendations...