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Federal government urged to invest in oil, gas exploration

Mr Abiodun Adesanya, Managing Director, Degeconek Nigeria Ltd., urged the Federal Government to woo investors to carry out exploration of oil and gas in frontier basins to increase the country’s reserves.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Amnesty chief urged to terminate human capacity contracts to programme vendors

In attendance at the meeting were Godday Smith, national chairman of Phase II, Ramsey Mukoro, Mr. Julius Joseph, Preye Ekpebide, Henry Gomerome, Lucky Willy, Peter Doloubiowei, Godday Couple, Alhaji Aletugbene, Odierin Agas, Ajuwa Johnson, Andrew Azazi, Solomon Ekelemi and Three Lion.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC Quiz Competition: Kaduna emerges zonal winners

Kaduna State on Wednesday emerged winner of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) North West Zonal National Science Quiz Competition.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Ex-militants protest non-payment of two months allowance in Edo

Former Niger Delta militants, on Tuesday, in their numbers, took to major streets of Benin City, the Edo State capital, to protest the non-payment of their two months allowances by the Presidential Programme on Amnesty.

Nsima Ekere: Federal government, oil firms owe NDDC N28 trillion, $458 million

The Federal Government and oil companies operating in the country reportedly owe the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) a total of N2.787 trillion and $485.336 million.

Shell moves to tackle food, water, energy challenges in Niger Delta

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has moved to tackle the problems of potable water, energy and food scarcity in the Niger Delta region and the nation, through engagement of secondary school students in science and innovation.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) talks during a press conference at the Kutupalong refugee camp after meeting with the Rohingya community in Bangladesh's southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar on July 2, 2018. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit July 2 to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

2019: UN to activate Nigeria Peace Committee

As the 2019 general election draws near, the UN said there is the need to reactivate the National Peace Committee, which played critical roles in ensuring a peaceful 2015 presidential election.

US demands prosecution of killers

The United States government on Monday demanded that the suspects arrested in connection with the recent killings of over 200 persons in some local government areas of Plateau State should be prosecuted.

Southern, Middle Belt leaders meet General Danjuma over herdsmen killings

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has met with a former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), over the killings in parts of the country.

2019: I’m weighing options between PDP, APC – Ex-Governor Uduaghan

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former governor of Delta State, has said he was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but that he was weighing the options between remaining in the party or joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari urged to name politicians killing Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to name the politicians he claimed were behind the serial killings across the country, particularly in the Northern parts of the country.

Senator Ekweremadu: No unjustly treated persons can embrace peace

According to the Deputy Senate President, mankind was “besieged by a groundswell of intolerance, injustice, racial discrimination, and ethnic hatred, leading to violence, conflicts, extremism, terrorism, insurgency, and all forms of restiveness.”
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Niger Delta youths seek support for Amnesty chief Charles Dokubo

A group of Niger Delta youths under the aegis of Niger Delta Youth Council, has solicited support of people from the area for the the Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Professor Charles Dokubo.

Stakeholders task SPDC, other IOCs on global best practices in Niger Delta

Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Accountability, SACA, an organization based in Yenagoa has called on multi-national oil companies operating in the Niger Delta to adopt best global practices in their operations.

Maikanti Baru: NNPC heading to capital market to fund new oil projects

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will be heading to the capital market to raise more funds to execute new oil and gas projects it had scheduled in 2018 and beyond, its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has disclosed.

IPOB asks US, UK, others to prevail on Nigerian Army to release Nnamdi Kanu

The group urges the same Nigerian Army that allegedly abducted him (Kanu) to charge him to court or release him to the British Government.
Prof Dokubo (M) and members of Niger Delta Amnesty Law Student Association

Charles Dokubo: I’ll be prudent with amnesty funds

Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, at the weekend, gave assurance of prudent management of funds meant for beneficiaries of the programme.
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NNPC finalises $724 million oil finance deal with Schlumberger

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Sunday disclosed it had finalised a crude oil production financing deal it negotiated with Schlumberger for the Anyalu and Madu oil fields under Oil Mining Licences (OMLs) 83 and OML 85, offshore Nigeria.

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