Ijaw Youths, Elders Disown Gov Diri Over Surveillance Scrapping Statement

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide and the Bayelsa Elders Forum have taken a swipe at the Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Sen. Duoye Diri, for calling for the scrapping of private pipelines surveillance security outfits in the Niger Delta region, describing the call as unpatriotic and a betrayal of the Ijaw Nation. They said since the introduction of private pipelines surveillance security firms like Tantita and others who contracted by the Federal Government to support the nation’s security personnel to secure the nation’s critical assets, oil production has…

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Angry Isoko Youths, Protest Over Field Surveillance Contract, Accuse Former IDU PG Of Collecting N30M

ANGRY Youths from OML30 cluster 5,6,7,8 and 9 area B, Saturday staged a peaceful protest over infield covert surveillance contract allegedly awarded to two contractors from Isoko Nation by Heritage energy operational services limited (HEOSL) and JV partner NPDC and Shoreline Resources ltd. The Youths in their numbers blocked the entrance of Heritage oil Company logistics Base truncating daily operations and they accused former President General of Isoko Development Union, IDU, of collecting N30 million from an Isoko son (name withheld)   The protesters chanting songs of neglect and deprivation…

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Isoko Environmental Summit Hold On Dec 15, At IDU Secretariat

  Leaders and stakeholders from Isoko ethnic nationality and Delta state, will on Friday gather at Isoko Development Union, IDU Secretariat, Oleh headquarters of Isoko South local government area for the Isoko Environmental summit. The summit set to be organized by Isoko Environmental Monitoring Committee (IEMC), Isoko Peoples Environmental Assembly (IPEA) will launch of the State of Isoko Environment report at the event. In a statement signed by Mr Maimoni Ubrei-Joe, and Mrs. Praise Okiroro-Otuaga chairman and secretary of the Isoko Environmental Monitoring Committee (IEMC), disclosed that the event is…

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NDDC: Chiedu Ebie To The Rescue

By Tony Eluemunor,   Thursday, 16th November 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu inaugurated the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Board with Mr. Chiedu Ebie as chairman, a radical departure from the trend since year 2,000 (23 years ago) when Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and Mohammadu Buhari, appointed lackeys to lead NDDC. Mr. Ebie’s appointment is a recalibration of the NDDC, taking it back to what it should have been if it had not been taken hostage by pretenders. The result, since 2000, has been a disaster foretold. For an…

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Frustrated Monarch, Illicit Oil Barons, Behind Fake Warri Protests Against Boss Of NNPCL, Kyari-NDPA

  The Niger Delta Peoples Assembly (NDPA), on Saturday said that a frustrated monarch and illicit oil barons were behind “fake Warri Protest” against the Group Chief Executive officer (GCEO) of NNPCL, Mele Kyari. Specifically, the group said that the act of organized protest has become a huge joke in the Niger Delta, wondering how anyone could take what happened in Warri, Delta state as a protest.     The group in a press release signed by its National Coordinator, Richard Toritseju Okotie, said it was a thing of shame…

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BAYELSA 2023: Trouble For APC As Lokpobiri Unites Wike With Diri

..Group Wants APC NWC to sanction Lokpobiri, Lyon, others     The last may not have been heard about the crisis rocking the Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) following report that the Minister of State for Petroleum (Oil), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has united the state’s Governor, Senator Douye Diri with his arch-enemy, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Nyesom Wike.   A group within APC, which styled itself “Concerned APC Stakeholders (CAPCS)”, revealed that Senator Lokpobiri has settled the rift between Governor Douye Diri and…

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FMUYL Hails Tinubu Over Ebie Appointment,Confirmation As NDDC Chairman

  Foremost Niger Delta group, Federated Movement Of Urhobo Youth Leaders (FMUYL) has commended the Nigerian Senate for the appointment and confirmation of Barr. Chiedu Ebie as the board chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Senate confirmed nominees for appointment into the board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement made signed by the Coordinator of the group, Prince Sonny Jifas Ogbon, JP, said, Ebie’s merit has overruled sentiments as he is so qualified and understood the terrain more than any.. “We…

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Re-Award Pipeline Surveillance Contract To Tompolo, Okporoko Tells Tinubu

By Sunday Apah   A prominent youth leader and former Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Security, Olorogun Godwin Okporoko, has appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to re-award the pipeline surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo). Okporoko, who made the appeal during a chat with journalists, said the appeal for the re-award of the contract was because Tantita Security Services, owned by Tompolo, performed very well in securing pipelines and curbing activities of vandals. Okporoko, known for his influence in the Niger Delta,…

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APPOINTMENT OF NDDC BOARD: MR. PRESIDENT THANK YOU FOR SETTLING FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF DR SAMUEL OGBUKU

  The reappointment of Dr Samuel Ogbuku shows clearly the grasp of President Bola Tinubu of the challenges of the oil producing areas of the Niger Delta. The policy direction of Dr. Samuel Ogbuku as enunciated in the last eight months of his leadership must have resonated well with the President’s aspiration for the region which must have led the President to have settled for his leadership. For the NDDC not to be encumbered we urge the President to domicile the NDDC in the office of the secretary to the…

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