Thursday, 27th January 2022
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19 Nov 2020
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.”
26 Oct 2020
After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold reserve beginning with 31 kilogrammes of processed gold.
21 Oct 2020
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…
10 Oct 2020
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.
2 Oct 2020
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.
28 Sep 2020
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.
22 Sep 2020
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...
17 Sep 2020
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...
16 Sep 2020
One of the privileges of being a politician in Nigeria is that he or she can say or do anything without being held accountable.
2 Sep 2020
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...
30 Aug 2020
Chairman, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Air Commodore (rtd) Idongesit Nkanga, said for Nigeria to truly attain the status of nationhood...
18 Aug 2020
At a time when Nigerians are clamouring for proper federalism that entails devolution of powers to the states and local authorities, the introduction of a Water Resources Bill...


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Cyber defenses for US drinking water supplies are "absolutely inadequate" and vulnerable to large-scale disruption by hackers, a senior official said Thursday. "There's inadequate resilience to even a criminal sector," the official said. "The threshold of resilience is not what it needs to be." President Joe Biden has attempted to address infrastructure cybersecurity but is…
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French bailiffs have seized 230,000 euros ($260,000) from Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema over his conviction last year for complicity in a bid to blackmail former France team-mate, Mathieu Valbuena, with a sex tape, a source familiar with the case said Thursday. A court-ordered Benzema in November to pay a fine, damages and legal costs…
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A helicopter belonging to the Nigeria police which took off from Abuja has crashed at the Bauchi Airport. The helicopter crash was disclosed by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Thursday. AIB in a statement said "the accident occurred on 26th January 2022 around 7:30pm (Local Time) at Bauchi Airport. "The NPF helicopter had departed…
2 hours ago
Nigeria has set up an emergency response centre to contain rising cases of Lassa fever after 26 people were killed in the past three weeks, the country's disease control agency said. Endemic to Nigeria, Lassa fever belongs to the same family as the Ebola and Marburg viruses, but is much less deadly. The Nigeria Centre…