Breaking News: New Militant Group Sets To Wind Down Oil Operations in Niger/Delta

..issues ultimatum to foreigners New militant group called Niger Delta Republic Fighters, NDRF ordered all oil companies and multi-nationals operating in the Niger Delta to vacate the region before May 29 or their safety would not guaranteed with effect from June 1, 2019 over what the described ill treatment being meted to the region by the current administration. NDRF has also threatened to declare the Republic of Niger Delta on June 1, 2019In a press statement released by Maj-Gen’ Maxwell Dan stated that, “After several months of consultations within and…

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PTCIJ Tasks Journalists on Facts Finding, Investigative Journalism

By Victor Bieni AWKA-As part of efforts to strengthen the criminal Justice System and Anti-Corruption fight in Nigeria and globally; and most importantly checkmate the dangers posed by the advent of the new media in the 21st century Journalism, the Leadership of Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), Program Manager (PTCIJ), Mr. Eno Mgboho, Facilitator/Staff (PTCIJ), a resource person/ the Provost, Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Mr. Gbenga Ogunleye has tasked professional Journalists in Nigeria and the rest of the World to invade the New Media Space as a…

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Boro Day: IPDI Urges Ijaw Youths To Follow Boro Foot Steps, Avoid Betraying The Niger Delta Stuggle He Died For

The Ijaw People’s Development initiative, IPDI, has urged Ijaw youths to follow the foot steps of late Major Isaac Adaka Boro and avoid betraying the Niger Delta struggle Boro fought and died for While describing late Major Boro as the first president of Niger Delta republic declared in 1966, the national president of the group, Comrade Ozobo Austin said Ijaw youths have derailed from the principle in which Niger Delta republic was declared by Boro for the minority tribes in N/Delta region. He said people in the region should drop…

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Don’t Crack The Bond Between Egbema, Gbaramatu, Ugedi Advises Stakeholders

By Sunday Apah, Ughelli, Mister Philemon Ugedi, Adviser of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) has stated that the call from some quarters that government should invite Gbaramatu communities alongside protesting Ugborodo-Itsekiri community for negotiation without consideration for Egbema communities, is like cracking the existing peaceful bond between the Gbaramatu and Egbema communities. Ugedi who made this known at EGCDF office, Effurun, Delta state, yesterday, advised Chevron Nigeria Limited and Government to carry all the Chevron Nigeria Limited host communities along in all their negotiations. He said, “all the…

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Breaking News : Isire Inaugurated as NSITF Chairman In Aso Rock

ABUJA – The Federal Government has inaugurated the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Board in the Ministry Of Labour and Productivity, with Prince Austin Enajemo-Isire as Chairman and Mrs Ijeoma Okoronkwo as Secretary. It would be recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to attack the Labour Minister, Dr Chris Ngige if he fails to Swear in Chief Frank Ovie Kokori as the chairman of the Board NLC, it was gathered had barricades entrance to the the private resident of the Minister to driver out their anger…

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Fmr Gov Uduaghan in-law, Amaju, 4 Others Arraigned In Court Over An Alleged $8.4m

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others have been charged to court by the Federal Government over alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation. According to sources, the money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Amaju Pinnick, it was gathered was elected president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in an alleged controversial  election conducted in Delta State while his brother in-law, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan…

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NSITF: NLC Cannot Intimidate Me, As Ngige Vows To Remain Unshakable

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has vowed to remain unshakable over the purported press briefing held by the Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC, in Abuja over the saga rocking the chairmanship position of NSITF board. Ngige who has vowed to follow the law described the Nigeria Labour Congress press briefing led by Comrade Ayuba Waba as a feeble attempt to wriggle out of shame and illegality. In a statement released and signed by Nwachukwu Obidiwe Special Assistant to the Minister on media, reads, “ The NLC can go…

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Ukori Advises Groups Against Issuance of Threat Messages To CNL

Following a recent threat to shutdown operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited in Egbema Kingdom by a group ‘General Creek Mandate”, the Executive Chairman of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), Ambassador Jude Ebitimi Ukori has called on all groups issuing threat statements to Chevron Nigeria Limited in Egbema Kingdom to eschew violence and embrace dialogue. Ukori who made this known in a statement yesterday said, the EGCDF remains the constituted authority representing the interest of the communities, saying dialogue remains the globally accepted means of agitating for ones rights.…

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Delta Ijaw APC, Hails Buhari Reelection

… Pass Confidence Vote On Kachikwu The leadership of Ijaw nationality in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in the just concluded presidential election, just as they passed a confidence vote on the leadership of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, who is Minister for State, Petroleum. In a communiqué recently issued at the end of a meeting of Delta State Ijaw Apc/ Ex-militants held at Akugbene Townhall, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, they resolved to pass a vote of confidence on…

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Yakubu Gowon Slumps At Ejoor’s Burial In Delta State

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, reportedly slumped at the burial of late Maj.Gen.David Akpodiete Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. It was  learnt that Gowon was taking the final salute in honour of Ejoor when he suddenly slumped and was immediately rushed into emergency military medical tent. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and former governor of the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, who were seated with Gowon before the incident when the military parade was ongoing immediately rushed into the tent to ensure he…

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