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Violence mars Delta council poll

Widespread violence characterised yesterday’s council poll in Delta State, but Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Aniocha North local councils were the main theatres of war.

President Buhari didn’t address Niger Delta concerns in New Year message – Agitators

Niger Delta agitators, yesterday, picked holes in President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year speech, saying he did not show signs of seriousness, action plan and responsibility to really implement the agreement reached with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and even the 25-point palliatives of the Federal Government.

Ex-militant leader Tompolo cautions federal govt on arms build up in Niger Delta

Ex-militant, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, on the huge sum of money so far expended in the deployment of military hardware and personal to the Niger Delta region, saying such fund could have gone a long way in the development of the area.

Bombing oil facilities not in people’s interest – Edwin Clark

Ijaw Elder Statesman Edwin Clark has warned that attacks and destruction of oil and gas infrastructure by militants will not be in the interest of the people of Niger Delta,

Niger Delta Avengers calls off ceasefire with fed govt

The Niger Delta Avengers, a group of militants that struck oil installations in Niger Delta region last year, has announced an immediate end to its ceasefire with the Nigerian government.

Appeal court upholds seizure of ex-militant leader Tompolo’s assets

A court of appeal sitting in Lagos has upheld the decision of the federal high court ordering the seizure of property belonging to Government Ekpemupolo, an ex-militant commander better known as Tompolo.

Allow Ibe Kachikwu exercise his power as NNPC board chairman – Group

The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC), has warned against frustrating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, saying he should be allowed to exercise his power as Chairman NNPC Board. The groups however claimed that the life of the Minister was under threat.

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