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PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

Constitution Review: PANDEF urges Senate to go back to 2014 confab report

The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, an umbrella body for traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of the Niger Delta, has asked the Senate Constitution Review Committee to search no further as the answer to the problems it wants to resolve are contained in the Report of the 2014 National Constitutional Conference.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

South South leaders ask governors to set up own Amotekun

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has called on South South Governors to put together a regional security and development initiative similar to those of the South West.
National Coordinator of the South South Elders Forum, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, told news men in Abuja that if the south east insists on having the Presidency in 2023, the north might be forced to hold on to power because of the issue of Biafra

2023: PANDEF spokesman resigns

The Publicity Secretary of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, His Highness Anabs Sara-Igbe, has relinquished his position as the spokesperson of the group.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Report: How Edwin Clark stopped militants’ revolt against NDDC interim management

Elder Statesman and South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has quietly intervened and prevailed on some angry militants in the Niger Delta, threatening to lock up the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over the continued operation of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, to abandon the option.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun a necessity for survival, crime prevention in Nigeria – Delta monarch

The Ovie of Oghara kingdom in Ethiope West local government area of Delta State, HRM Noble Eshemitan, Orefe III, Monday described the Amotekun security outfit by the South-Western governors as a necessity for crime prevention in Nigeria.

Niger Delta militants attack PANDEF over refusal to negotiate with President Buhari

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.

SMBLF: Nigeria under worse power play than civil war era

Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) said the country is today sadly under “worse irresponsibility of power” than it was 50 years ago when the first civil war broke out.

Collapse of talks between federal government, PANDEF risky, threat to peace – Niger Delta...

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.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

PANDEF tasks federal government to name beneficiaries of NDDC contracts

Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has expressed its approval for the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that a forensic audit should be carried out in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from 2001 to 2019
Omoyele Sowore

PANDEF demands Omoyele Sowore’s immediate release

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has condemned the continuous detention of the Sahara Reporters publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the operatives of Department of State Service (DSS) and called for his immediate in the interest of national unity.

Ohanaeze: Why we shunned peace meeting

Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it shunned the Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar roundtable on insecurity because the group and other socio-cultural organisations like PANDEF, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum, were lumped together with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) and killer herdsmen.

Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Pandef, others boycott General Abubakar’s peace meeting

Leaders of Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pan-Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle Belt Forum, yesterday, made good their threat to boycott the meeting initiated by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna to find solutions to myriads of problems facing the country.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

Niger Delta elders reject Ruga settlement in region

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), a group of Elders from the Niger Delta, has rejected the plan to establish Ruga settlements for herdsmen across the country.

OML-25: Host communities reject Shell

The leaders of the three communities hosting OML-25 facility in Rivers on Tuesday insisted that they did not want the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in their communities again.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

PANDEF blasts Miyetti Allah over call for Fulani youth vigilante in South East

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has tackled the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) over its call for the establishment of Fulani Youth Vigilante in the South Eastern part of the country
A group known as Coalition of Niger Delta Concerned Youths says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is working to ensure that the demands of the Niger Delta region are met.

President Buhari working to develop Niger Delta – group

A group known as Coalition of Niger Delta Concerned Youths says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is working to ensure that the demands of the Niger Delta region are met.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 7

Killings: Federal government urged to declare state of emergency in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna

With the wave of banditry in Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina states not showing immediate signs of abating, Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clarke and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide have told the federal government that the only way out is the declaration of a state of emergency in the affected states.

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Governors upset by excess crude account depletion

Governors are worried about the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and the resurgence of insecurity especially the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks, it was learnt at the weekend.

Kwara wins Ramat Cup

Kwara State has emerged winner of the 37th edition of the U-16 annual Ramat Football competition, which was concluded last weekend at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
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Cyriel Dessers admits Nigeria contact

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Ogun promises to investigate death of Remo Stars player

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has urged players and supporters of Remo Stars FC, residents of Sagamu and indeed the Ogun State people to remain calm, following the tragic passing on of a player of the club, Tiamiyu Kazeem AKA Kaka.