Niger Delta: Don advocates stiff penalties to curb gas flaring

A Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Ibadan (UI), Adeola Adenikinju, has said that for the environmental situation in the Niger Delta to be addressed, there must be significant penalties for human and non-human interference with oil and gas pipelines. He said this will serve as punishment for those involved in the act…

Military destroys 15 illegal refineries in Niger Delta

Security operatives in Nigeria have destroyed more than 15 illegal refinery facilities used by some youths in the Niger Delta area for crude oil refinning. A military spokesman, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, on Thursday, said the destruction of the refineries was in line with the mandate given the joint military task force to maintain law and…

FG To Establish Chamber Of Commerce For Niger Delta Youths

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo On Establishing Chamber Of Commerce The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to sustaining the anti-corruption fight, ensure that the system is cleaned up and government business is done the right way, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. According to him, “if we are not able to sustain the fight against…

Niger Delta communities source investors for modular refineries

Communities in the Niger Delta region have taken the lead in efforts to take advantage of the federal government’s plan to develop modular refineries. Already at a meeting on Thursday at the Presidency, a delegation of representatives from the Gbaramatu Kingdom met with the Vice President Yemeni Osinbajo on the issue. According to a statement…

Niger Delta States Indicate Interest In Community-Based Modular Refineries

 *We will engage on basis of trust-VP *Meets Gbaramatu leaders & US investors on proposed project  Niger Delta States Indicate Interest In Community-Based Modular Refineries Laolu Akande, Abuja; As implementation efforts on President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Vision for oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta region progress, states in the region are beginning to indicate interest…

Tensions rising in Niger Delta –Senate warns

The Senate, on Thursday, raised the alarm over growing tensions in the Niger Delta region, following the alleged refusal of the Federal Government, to offset five months arrears of 65,000 to 30,000 ex-militants. The money was supposed to be paid through the Presidential Amnesty Programme. In a motion, sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and tagged…

Ibori, Alamieyeseigha victims of Niger Delta struggle – Governor Dickson

Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday claimed that the former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori and the late D.S.P Alamieyeseigha, were victims of the struggle in the Niger Delta. Dickson stated this while receiving Ibori at the Government House in Yenagoa. He said that the two former Governors mobilized the Niger Delta…

PHOTOS: Niger Delta reveal Plans for Tompolo’s 46th Birthday, design T-Shirts

The people of the Niger Delta are set to celebrate the 46th birthday of embattled military leader Government Ekpemupolo, more popularly known as Tompolo. Tompolo, was a commander in various guerrilla groups in the Niger Delta which were all agitating against the insensitivity of the Federal Government and the international oil companies towards to exploitation……

NNPC Lauds Positive Roles Of The Legislature In Oil & Gas Industry

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the interplay between members of the executive and the legislative arms of government as an indispensible element of the democratic process with potential positive spin-off effect on the oil and gas industry in the country. Delivering a keynote speech at the Executive Intelligence Management, EIMC, Course 10…

News Summary 27th March 2017 : 2016 Budget Capital Release Hit One Trillion

2016 Budget Capital Release Hit One Trillion Capital released to Federal ministries departments and agencies for the 2016 budget have reached a record 1 trillion naira the highest ever budgetary release in Nigeria’s annual funding for capital projects. A statement by the Director Information Federal Ministry of Finance, Salisu Dambatta states that the minister of…