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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“What the Supreme Court ruled was the affirmation of the judgment of the tribunal and Court of Appeal. That is to say, the PDP failed woefully to prove their case and that is the substance of the case. Therefore, there is no basis what so ever for review of Kano case,’’ he said.
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 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.
Cyriel Dessers said he’s hoping to involve in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone.
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.
Former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, says 20 years after the return of civilian government, the foundation of democracy remains shaky.
The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday depreciated further by N9 billion, amid profit taking.
Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has backed Nigeria and Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis to play for any of the top clubs in Europe after putting up a good outing against Manchester United in the Europa League.
The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled yesterday when she appeared in court.
A privately-owned Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, and Artificial Intelligence centre, the first of its kind in Nigeria, has been set up.