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Akwa Ibom professor cautions ethnic groups against seeing NDDC as national cake

A Professor of Economics, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Chris Ekong, has cautioned against the entitlement sense of some States in the Niger Delta over the ownership of the resources sharing in the region.

Afenifere: President Buhari protecting only Fulani interests

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the directive of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu asking unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state government reserves within seven days.
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Afenifere blasts Presidency for ‘supporting’ Fulani herders

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, lampooned the Presidency for faulting the 7 days ultimatum given to Fulani herders to vacate all forest reserves in Ondo State.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
Dr. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, former Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland is dead. She was 66 years old.

Ex-Nigerian ambassador Bolere Ketebu passes on

Dr. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, former Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland is dead. She was 66 years old.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

IPOB: We’ll not recognise George Obiozor as Ohanaeze President

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed not to recognise the newly elected President of Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze, Prof George Obiozor.

Edo government arrests three illegal loggers, recovers 979 stolen timber species

Three notorious illegal loggers have been arrested at the Okomu High Conservation value area (HCV), Edo State, with over 35 highly-endangered species of timber, loaded in three lorries.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

IYC vows to stop politically motivated protests against NDDC

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide has vowed to stop all politically motivated protests against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, stating such demonstrations may lead to violence and other unpleasant consequences.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the new President of IYC, Peter Igbifa, while describing the conditions of the affected students in abroad as pitiable, said the youths of Niger Delta are agitated to see their kinsmen carrying placards abroad to protest their neglect by the NDDC and the Federal Government.

Niger Delta: IYC seeks regional security outfit

IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, who stated this in his New Year address in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday said like the Amotekun in the West, it had become imperative for the South-South to float its security outfit.

Delta community protest exclusion from creation of electoral wards

The people of Ogbe-Ijoh Community, an Ijaw ethnic group in the Warri South Local government area of Delta State, on Tuesday, protested the new electoral Wards creation by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC).

Ijaw leaders approach court to quash fresh oilfields licensing

Three Ijaw leaders have approached the Federal High Court in Yenagoa to halt the process leading to bids for marginal oilfields located in their domains pending the determination of their suit.

Tompolo demands release of jetty, other property seized by EFCC

Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) has called on the Federal Government to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release his property, beginning with his jetty operated by his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, in Warri, Delta State.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor redeems cash reward offer to athletes, sports administrators

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has ordered the release of the balance of cash reward pledged to athletes and sports administrators that participated in the last National Sports Festival in Abuja, a statement issued to newsmen on Friday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Media, Mr Daniel Alabrah, has said.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Ex-Militants warn against extending tenure of NDDC acting chief

A Coalition of Niger Delta ex-militants, National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, has warned the Federal Government against any attempt to renew the tenure of the Interim Management Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) led by Professor Keme Pondei.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Water Resources Bill: Minister decries misinformation of Nigerians

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has said that Nigerians are being misinformed about the Water Resources Control Bill.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers: Supreme Court’s judgment will ensure peace at Soku oilfields

The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has expressed confidence that the Supreme Court’s verdict on Soku Oil wells will engender peace in the oilfield and its environs.

NDDC: Ijaw Youth leader calls for collaboration for developement of Niger Delta

A frontline Niger Delta and Ijaw youth leader, Ambassador Kingsley Muturu, has called for collaboration by political leaders and ex-agitators in the region to enable accelerated development in the region by the federal government.

#EndSARS: Niger Delta militants roll out 11-point demand

Militant groups from the nine states of the Niger Delta region, which vowed to resume hostilities, last Monday in support of #EndSARS protests, triggered fresh anxiety, weekend, as it presented 11 new demands to the Federal Government.

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NEPC chief lauds Niger’s role in realisation of non-oil export plan

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Segun Awolowo has said that Niger State is playing a significant role in the realisation of the federal government’s plan of economic diversification from its traditional reliance on oil as the sustainer of the economy.