Engage PANDEF on Niger Delta, now!
Worried by the lack of progress in tackling the myriad of intractable problems plaguing the Niger Delta region, Pan Niger Delta Forum...
Ohanaeze, Afenifere, PANDEF flay Buhari on terrorism
The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Southern Leaders Forum yesterday took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming terrorism and insurgency Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin on fighters from Iraq and Syria. Buhari has at separate times accused external forces for terrorism in Nigeria. But Wednesday’s reiteration at the United Nation’s General…
Stop politicising Belema oilfield crisis, PANDEF cautions Shell
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has cautioned Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) against playing politics with the Belema oilfield in Kula, Rivers State shut 13 months ago. It held that the oil major never learnt anything from the Ogoni crisis. The group regretted that instead of resolving the issues that compelled the host communities…
Afenifere, PANDEF, Ohanaeze, others urge politicians to shun personal advantages
The Forum of Elders and Leaders in Nigeria has appealed to both the legislative and executive arms of government to shun the temptation of putting their partisan consideration above national interest and restore sanctity to the country. The elders expressed fears that the forthcoming elections might be at jeopardy if critical steps were not taken…
PANDEF accuses FG of reneging on promised Niger Delta talks
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has accused the Federal Government of reneging on its promised consultations with the Niger Delta region since 2016. The group of elders said instead of engaging in meaningful discourses on the way forward, the government was engaging in a monologue with the people. PANDEF noted that rather than continue…
PANDEF, NLEF flay police raid of Clark’s Abuja residence
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) yesterday raided the Abuja residence of former Federal Commissioner for Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.
Northern, Southern elders caution against derailment of democracy
The Southern and Northern Leaders and Elders Forum has raised the alarm over purported plans by some government agents to truncate the nation’s democratic rule based on selfish and inordinate ambition.
Meet our demands to save economy, PANDEF tells Buhari
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the 16-point demand presented to him to avert disruption of the country’s economy.National Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, said there was growing anger in Niger Delta over failure of Federal Government to implement the demands.