NIGERIA WII BREAK IF NIGER DELTA AGREES TO JOIN BIAFRA- OKOWA

The Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday said Nigeria as a country will divide the very day the South-South region decided to join struggle for the actualisation of Biafra Republic. “Nigeria will divide the very day the South-South agrees to join Biafra,” Governor Okowa declared at the Niger Delta Peace and Security Summit held in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area. Governor Okowa, who was represented by his Executive Assistant/Directorate of Orientation, Barr. Eugene. A. Uzum, said some parts of Nigeria were being oppressed just as he cautioned that…

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PIRACY IN NIGERIA’S WATERWAYS REDUCE BY 36% IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 – REPORT

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Piracy attacks off Nigeria’s coast fell to 14 in the first quarter from 22 a year ago after the navy improved its response to incidents, the International Maritime Bureau said. “These results confirm the Nigerian navy’s increased efforts to actively respond to reported incidents by dispatching patrol boats,” the London-based body that tracks attacks on sea vessels said. “Despite these efforts, Nigerian waters remain risky for vessels, especially the port of Lagos where four incidents have been reported.” The Gulf of Guinea retained its notoriety for piracy with…

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GOV. DICKSON ACCUSES OIL COMPANIES OF FUELING UNRESTS IN NIGER DELTA

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has launched a global campaign to address the ravaging effects of oil spills in parts of the state. The campaign is tagged’ Rise for Bayelsa Campaign.’ Mr Dickson also accused oil companies of fuelling insecurity in the region. He said the campaign is to attract global attention to the menace of oil spills, pollution and environmental degradation in the state. At the event held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa, the governor censured international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the state. He…

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SECURITY OPERATIVES ABORT NIGER DELTA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PANDEF MEETING IN PORT HARCOURT

By Jimitota Onoyume & Davies Iheamnachor THE General Assembly of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, billed to hold at the Atlantic Hall of Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, yesterday, was aborted by heavily armed security operatives. The meeting, among other things, was to review the constitution of the body and elect officers. As early as 9am, security men decked in black attire, apparently from the state Police Command and the Department of State Service, DSS, took over Birabi Street, the road leading to the main gate of Hotel Presidential, turning back…

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FG SETTLES 73 EX-MILITANTS WITH FISH, CROPS AND POULTRY FARMS

By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT—Federal Government has settled 73 ex-Niger Delta militants in Rivers State with fish ponds, crop farms and poultry. The amnesty beneficia-ries, who had completed training at Songhai Farms on various agricultural enterprises, were handed the needed facilities to commence farming in their chosen fields. Osinbajo Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, who is also the Coordinator of Presidential Committee on Amnesty Programme, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (retd), while commissioning the farms at George-Ama, Okrika in Okrika Local Government Area of the state, weekend, noted…

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SOUTH SOUTH YOUTHS GIVE OIL FIRMS NEW DEADLINE RELOCATE TO NIGER DELTA

By Emma Amaize WARRI—  Conference of United South-South Youth  Council, USSYC, the apex youth body of all ethnic nationalities of the South-South region, weekend, gave the Chevron Nigeria Limited, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Agip, ExxonMobil and other oil companies operating in the zone a time frame of 365 days  to relocate their headquarters to their operational bases in the Niger Delta. Oil Pipe Addressing newsmen in Warri, Delta State, USSYC national president, Chief Egbe Pereotubo, called for “The zoning of the office of the Presidency of Nigeria among the six…

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JTF RESCUES ABDUCTED SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS FROM MILITANTS, FINDS HUMAN PARTS

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Troops of the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Delta Safe, say they have rescued two abducted soldiers and four civilians from a kidnappers’ den. The OPDS, with headquarters in Igbogene, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, also said the troops found human skulls and bones during the raid on the kidnappers’ camp in Rivers State. The Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, OPDS, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi, said in a statement on Thursday that the operation followed a report of the kidnap of two soldiers who were…

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ALLOW IGBOS TO GO, NIGER DELTA MILITANTS TELL FG

THE Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has called on the Federal Government to allow the Igbo ethic group to leave Nigeria in order to avoid a civil war that could claim millions of lives. They also condemned the attack on security agents and the Hausa community by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. It expressed shock that IPOB members could extend their aggression to Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State, a Niger Delta State. Making their position known through a statement on Monday, which was signed by 13…

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NIGER DELTA YOUTHS ARE ANGRY AT BUHARI & HERE’S WHY

Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress says it is angry with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for keeping silent over alleged maltreatment of former President Goodluck Jonathan and his family. Addressing journalists in Abuja, the president of the coalition, Olayinka Teidor, said they were very pained that “the Niger Delta is still being marginalised.” He appealed to former leaders, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar as well as Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to prevail on the Federal Government to “leave Jonathan and his family alone. We’re not happy.” Teidor said…

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N/DELTA GROUP ACCUSES JOURNALISTS OF WITCH HUNTING PATIENCE JONATHAN

A VANGUARD NEWSA Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Search for: HOMENEWS SPORTSMORE HOME » NEWS » N/Delta Group accuses journalists of witch-hunting Patience Jonathan N/Delta Group accuses journalists of witch-hunting Patience Jonathan ON SEPTEMBER 17, 20177:50 PMIN NEWSCOMMENTS A Niger Delta rights group Niger Delta Initiative for Peace and Development Association (NDPDA) has threatened to take legal action against two journalists  its accused of witch-hunting Dame Patience Jonathan, wife…

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