ECOCIDE IN THE NIGER DELTA: Why The Silence? by Afoegba Goody

We are committing Ecocide in the Niger Delta with the manner IOC’s conduct their business and regulatory agencies become their partners in crime. We have forgotten the environmental problems of the Niger Delta due to the general hardship in the country. There are about five hundred (500) environmental laws in Nigeria yet we don’t know […]

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Why South-South States Will Vote Atiku and PDP Again – Annkio Briggs

Prominent Niger Delta Activist, Annkio Briggs, has said that the South-South will vote overwhelmingly for PDP because in the areas of the economy, security, political inclusiveness, injustice, human rights abuse the situation is worse now than 2015 Ms Annkio Briggs who responding to reporters questions on whether the South-South will still vote PDP said: “Absolutely! […]

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Developing The Region: Fact Sheet on Niger Delta New Vision by Arukaino Umukoro

The Buhari administration’s Niger Delta New Vision is designed  to “develop a new and prosperous Niger Delta through the Federal Government’s forthright partnerships with State Governments, the Private Sector and Local Communities.” Ongoing projects under the Niger Delta New Vision include: Take-off of Maritime University in Delta State Commencement of Ogoni Clean-up Approval for the […]

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Nigeria’s fossil-fuels dependence cause of incessant loss of lives – ERA/FoEN

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has blamed Nigeria’s reliance on fossil fuels for the unrelenting oil spill-related incidents across the country, the recent one involving over 50 persons incinerated when a pipeline belonging to the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) in Umuode Community in Aba, Abia State exploded. The incident […]

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WHERE IS THE $10B INFRASTRUCTURE FUND BUHARI PROMISED NIGER DELTA IN 2016?

Close to two years after the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to stimulate development in the Niger Delta, there is no trace of the fund anywhere.In October 2016, the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to end insurgency and introduce sustainable development in the region. Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu […]

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OVERHAUL OF NATION’S REFINERIES BEGINS NEXT MONTH – IBE KACHIKWU

Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday, said the much-awaited overhaul of the country’s refineries would become a reality next month, as plans have been concluded to complete necessary arrangement with financials. The minister, who reviewed efforts of the current administration in the oil and sector, noted that President Muhammadu Buhari and the […]

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IJAW GROUP WANTS OIL MULTINATIONAL TO QUIT NIGER DELTA FOR REFUSING TO RELOCATE HEADQUARTERS

Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, has urged multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region, which declined to relocate their operational headquarters to the area notwithstanding several directives from the Federal Government, to vacate the oil-rich region.   The rights group in a statement by the national president, Austin Ozobo, asserted: “Our attention has […]

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EAST WEST ROAD DESIGN WAS “OUTRIGHT FRAUD” – NIGER DELTA MINISTER

The Minster for Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Usani, has reiterated the East West Road is designed to fail.He stated this at the weekend in Calabar during the maiden edition of the Pragmatic Leaders Good Governance symposium.   Usani said the road, which was originally designed to pass through Oron in Akwa Ibom to Urua Watt […]

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