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The acting Director General of the Department of State Services, Mathew Seiyefa, has recalled officers he transferred out of the headquarters of the agency when he resumed office on August 1.
Tension is beginning to mount in the Niger Delta region over the slow pace of Ogoni cleanup, announced by the Federal Government over two years ago.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned the alleged killing of a nursing mother, her six–month-old baby and three others, by armed soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta in Oluasiri clan in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, currently on overseas trip, to request for assistance from the United States and other foreign countries to tackle the herdsmen militia and their sponsors currently on a killing spree in the country.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide, has called on Bayelsa State governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to address the grievances of students of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, which led to a protest and eventual closure of the institution.
Youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region, on Monday, accused leaders from the area of squandering trillions of naira that accrued to the region over the years.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.
The Eric Omare and Pereotubo Owielaemi-led factions of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, yesterday, both denied the reported endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Abuja chapter of the council, describing the endorsement as a “rash decision.”
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has threatened to shut down Forcados oil terminal if Mobil fails to comply with a Federal High Court judgment to pay N1.430 billion to Odimido federated communities and Forcados for a major oil spill in 1998.
The President of a faction of the Ijaw Youth Congress, Mr. Eric Omare, has said Benue and other states with the anti-grazing law should not jettison it, adding that dropping such a law was equivalent to dropping an anti-robbery law because some persons criticised it.
Soldiers who are reportedly searching for persons who allegedly beheaded their colleague have purportedly burned down over 50 houses in Toru-Ndoro community, Bayelsa State.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, led by Mr. Eric Omare, has called for the urgent release of about 50 Niger Deltan activists allegedly arrested and detained without trial for over a year by security agencies...
The leadership of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, has passed a vote of confidence on its President, Barr. Pereotubo Rolland Oweilaemi, for articulating and projecting Ijaw youth views and opinions in all national and international fora on issues that bothers on the wellbeing of the Ijaw nation.
The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) has warned against an alleged plot by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to reappoint the current Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for another four years tenure contrary to the principles of rotation enshrined in the Act establishing the commission.
The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has called on the Federal Government to leave former President Goodluck Jonathan and his family alone.
The Ijaw Youth Council has faulted the presence of the military in Niger Delta and insisted that there was no basis for deploying soldiers in the region.
Some youth groups across the country have vowed to protest against the Federal Government’s plan to get fresh $5.5bn loan, thus adding to Nigeria’s N19.2tn debt profile.
The Presidency on Sunday said there was no truth in the media reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation awarded contracts worth $25bn.
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Henry Onyekuru and Bonaventure Dennis will now play in the UEFA Europa League after their respective teams finished third in their Champions League first round groups.
As a further demonstration of African Export-Import Bank’s (Afrexim) mandate to facilitate growth of intra-Africa trade and support the development of African businesses, the bank yesterday in Cairo, Egypt signed financing facilities totalling US$600 million with Heirs Holdings Group, a pan-African proprietary investment holding company.
One of the leading global rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, has said Nigeria’s credit profile, at ‘B2 stable’ is constrained by the country’s continued exposure to shocks because of government’s inability to expand non-oil revenue base sufficiently.
Buoyed by the ongoing peace initiatives by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the governorship candidate of the party in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed confidence that Governor Ibikunle Amosun will reconcile with the party and support him to win the governorship election scheduled for March 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s communication rejecting the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for the fourth time sparked anger on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday following the reading of the letter by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Neymar is set to start Paris Saint-Germain’s crucial Champions League tie at Red Star Belgrade if he comes through a pre-match training session unscathed, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Monday.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has urged Nigerians to refrain from paying lip-service to the fight against corruption, but rather, to become practical in their actions and attitude towards eradicating the menace from all segments of our country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the difference between President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates for the 2019 elections is that the president will not steal or allow stealing.
Defending champion Team Delta has continued its stronghold on Nigeria sports with its dominance of proceedings at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it has recovered N794 billion from looters of the nation’s treasury.