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Floating petrol stations built on the Niger Delta waterways by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ease maritime transport have been abandoned by the corporation.
Ex-militant leaders urge President Buhari, National Assembly to review anomalies in PAP reintegration
Former Niger Delta militant leaders under phase three of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly to revisit the reintegration exercise and include their boys (fighters) that were wrongly excluded.
A rights group, Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has called on the Federal Government to reconstruct Bilabiri 1 and 2 communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, allegedly burnt by invading soldiers searching for criminals that killed three military personnel, last Friday.
The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has condemned the decision of the Pan Niger Delta Elders’ Forum (PANDEF) to stop all forms of negotiation with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta region.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday inaugurated erosion control project at Ibiaku and Nduetong Oku communities in Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Akwa Ibom.
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to collaborate with the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA, to combat the problem of air pollution in the Niger Delta region.
Two security experts, on Monday, said that the newly inaugurated Southwest security outfit, ‘Amotekun’, would help curb crimes such as armed robbery and kidnapping on the highways
The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Linus Nkan who disclosed the target during a chat with newsmen in Uyo yesterday said the rapidly springing industries, attracted by the state government have really boosted the economy of the state.
The foreign exchange (forex) market will witness stability in 2020, while the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will continue to sustain its Open Market Operation (OMO) sales at high interest to continue to attract foreign investors.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Mr. Yekini Nabena, has hailed the Court of Appeal ruling which struck out the case of a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon.
Militants and other interest groups in Niger Delta have said that the breakdown of talks between the Federal Government and Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, after the regional body successfully prevailed on agitators to cease hostilities in 2016 , was counterproductive and a huge threat to peace in the oil-rich region.
The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a multi-million naira laboratory in Port Harcourt to detect and analyse samples of oil spillage in the country.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Niger Delta youths to shun acts of violence and embrace peace to ease the execution of projects that would ensure the development of the region.
The Nigerian Navy (NN), Central Naval Command (CNC) says some suspected sea robbers have been arrested in connection to the killing of four naval ratings and the abduction of two Russians and an Indian, off the Ramos River entrance, bordering Delta and Bayelsa states, on January 2.
Niger Delta youths, who were enrolled for free education in various Nigerian universities under the amnesty programme, have protested the non-payment of their monthly upkeep and textbook allowances.
According to the publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful who disclosed this in a press statement he made available to Daily Sun, said that the reason for the shutdown was as a result of its widely used by those he said were determined to expose the ills of the present administration.
New Inter Milan signing Victor Moses will wear the No.11 shirt for his new club, I Nerazzurri have revealed.
The University of Abuja has suspended the ongoing admission of students due to what it described as irregularities in the process.
The Nigerian Navy fight against smuggling activities on the waterways has continued unabated as the command has arrested five suspects.and impounded 4 boats.
Nigeria has dropped on Transparency International‘s yearly corruption perception ranking, moving two places down to rank the world’s 34th most corrupt nation in the world.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, said that there was no basis for the United States to extend visa restrictions to Nigeria simply because of their activities in the country.
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The Vice-Chancellor of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aleiro (KSUST), Professor Bashar Ladan Aleiro, has disclosed that Senator Adamu Muhammad Aleiro, representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District at the Senate, donated a block of hostel of 200 student capacity and a vehicle to the University.