NDDC BOARD: Itsekiri Youths Commences Mother Of All Protest Against Nominees

By Emma Arubi   The apex youth body of the Itsekiri Ethnic nationality known as the Itsekiri National Youths Council,  INYC, Tuesday commenced what they called mother of all protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees to the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, submitted to the National Assembly for screening and confirmation as it contradict the Act establishing the Commission regarding persons qualify to be so appointed. Addressing newsmen at the NPA Warri entrance, the president of INYC, Comrade Weyinmi Agbateyiniro said the protest is taking place simultaneously…

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Senate Affirms Tompolo N4b Surveillance Contract

      The Nigerian Senate has affirmed the N48 billion oil pipeline surveillance contract awarded by the Federal Government to former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo).   The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Albert Akpan, made this revelation while speaking with journalists shortly after presenting the report of Senate ad hoc Committee on Oil Lifting, Theft and the Impact on Petroleum Production and Oil Revenues.   According to him,There was nothing wrong with the decision of the…

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Protest: Delta Community Demands Recognition As Autonomous By Govt, Oil Coy

  Leaders and stakeholders of Unuame community of Igbide in Isoko South Local Government area of Delta State have staged a peaceful protest to demand its  recognition as an autonomous community by the state government and the oil company operating the Oroni Oil Field located in the area. The indigenes of the community who marched to the entrance of the Oroni flow station with placards bearing inscriptions such as “Any Contractor in well 3, 4 and 8, the FTOs should be signed by Unuame President or the Contractor will not…

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Flood: Reps Cacus Call For Humanitarian Affairs Minister Sack

The Niger-Delta caucus of the House of Representatives on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sa’adiya Umar Farouk of her ministerial position if she failed to resign haven made an alleged degenerating statement concerning the Niger Delta region.   According to the lawmakers, the statement made by the minister was degenerating. The caucus at a press conference in Abuja carpeted the minister over her recent comment that Bayelsa State could not and should not be classified as one of the 10 most affected…

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Oil/Gas: You Are Wrong, Tompolo Replies Falana Defends CDS, Navy

By Michael Velo   TANTITA Security Services Nigeria Limited, TSSNL, the private security company, PSC, operated by ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemuplo, alias Tompolo, has counteracted the claim by Femi Falana, SAN, that Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor and Nigerian Navy were wrong in the burning of the crude oil vessel, recently, seized by his company for oil theft. The lead legal consultant to TSSNL, Emmanuel Jakpa, in a statement, on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, said, “Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, had opined that based on Section 111 of…

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IMG Blasts Delta Govt, Keyamo Over Insensitivity To Plights Of Flood Victims

By Kobiruo Joseph/ Promise Erukakpomre   The Isoko Monitoring Group, (IMG) has lambasted government at all levels for their zero response to the plights of the people of flood ravaged communities in Isoko North and South Local Government Areas and other parts of Delta State. This was contained in a statement by IMG’s President, Dr. Oke Michael Aziakpono and Spokesperson/PRO Dr. Kingsley Oroh. The statement read: “As risk areas of the country suffer this seasonal disaster every year occasioned by failure of government in executing their responsibilities, the Isoko Monitoring…

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Pipeline Surveillance: Ijaw Group Hails Buhari, Sylva, NNPC Boss

  …. Says Engagement Of Tompolo Causing Oil Thieves Sleepless Nights     Members of the Ijaw Patriotic League have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and the Group General Manager (GMD) of the NNPC, Mele Kyari for the award of the Pipeline Surveillance Contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, describing it as a welcome development. In an open letter signed by Comrade Jasper Eritei (President) and Chief Jones Ebikinmi (Secretary) to the President, the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and…

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Tompolo N4B Surveillance: Group Berates Asari, Rita-Lori Over Contract

  The Niger Delta Movement For Radical Change (NDMRC) has rained heavy knocked on Chief (Mrs) Rita-Lori Ogbebor on her position on the #4.5 Billion pipeline contract awarded by the NNPC and the Federal Government to Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, accusing her of promoting tribal war The group equally hit Asari Dokubo hard who had been saying unpleasant things against Tompolo over the pipeline contract, describing him as enemy of the oil rich Niger Delta Region Chief (Mrs) Rita-Lori Ogbebor had fumed in an interview over the pipeline contract…

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NDDC: No Court Order Against Inauguration Of Substantive Board

  Niger Delta Elders Forum group has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of breaching the NDDC Act 2000 over his continued refusal to inaugurate the Board after its members have been cleared and confirmed by the senate since November, 2019.   The group in a statement signed its national president, Chief Tonye Ogbogbula described the actions of President Muhammadu Buhari as an affront on the long-deprived people of the region who have had to endure three years of the foremost agency being arbitrarily run in breach of the law – the NDDC Act…

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NDDC: Inaugurate A substantive Board Now, NUJ Tells Buhari

  …frowns at delay in the completion of East-West Road   LEADERSHIP of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in zone F, comprising of all the States in the Niger Delta region, weekend, called on aadu Buhari President to inaugurate a lawfully and duly constituted Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC in order not to continue to undermine the Act establishing the Commission.   The leaders in a communique issued at the end of their meeting held at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, frowned at the continued delay by…

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