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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News Feature: Crude Oil Theft And The Ogo Onovworo Syndrome

By Sunny Awhefeada   The Urhobo people, like other peoples of Africa and Nigeria, have a rich repertoire of expressions manifesting as proverbs, aphorisms, idioms and variegated figures of speech. The linguistic virtuosity of Africans attests to their high innovative, imaginative and creative aptitude. The African genius asserts itself in a number of ways and the verbal arts remain a forte for the manifestation of the validity of a rich cultural ethos that is not inferior to any other culture. The remarkable achievements of Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, J. P.…

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Oil/Gas: CSO Backs Award Of Crude Oil Surveillance Contract To TOMPOLO

 As DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance   Coalition of Arewa Civil Society Groups has thrown their support behind the Federal Government over the crude oil surveillance contract awarded to Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) through the NNPC. CSO made its position known through its spokesman Mallam Aminu Abbas at a press conference held at the Arewa House Kaduna on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022. It faulted the condemnation of the contract award by “a faceless Arewa group”, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari should be commended for taking the…

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Oil/Gas: Igbide Women Protest Alleged Oil Bunkering Activities, Send SoS To Government

By Joseph Kobiruo/ Michael Veloh WOMEN from Igbide community in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state have sent ‘Save our Soul’ to the state government, security operatives and other relevant authorities to urgently rescue them from incessant shooting of guns by suspected bunkers and their bunkering activities. The women in a peaceful protest displaying placards with inscriptions such as, Igbide community condemn pipeline vandalization/bunkering activities, Enough is Enough, We cannot continue with this anymore, Stop the air pollution, Stop the shooting, Make the environment safe for all, Save…

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Constitute NDDC Board Now, Else -Groups Warns FG

A group, Niger Delta groups, Community Development Committee of Oil and Gas Producing Communities of Niger Delta (CDCOGPCND) and Mothers of Oil and Gas Producing Communities of Niger Delta (MOGPCND) have decried the continued delay in inaugurating the Board of NDDC in accordance with the law. In a joint Press Statement issued at the end of a courtesy call on the leadership of Community Development Committee of Oil and Gas Producing Communities of Niger Delta, by Mothers Of Oil And Gas Producing Communities Of The Niger Delta, and signed by…

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DESOPADEC Refutes Fake Online Report On Bursary Portal

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Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC has disassociated the itself from a fake online news platform that it is awarding scholarship and bursaries through an online portal.   The commission in a statement warned Deltans not to fall victim of the of false information emanating from an unknown source as the commission is not currently awarding scholarship or bursaries through any online medium.   The commission in the statement signed by Chinenye Ezonfade, head of media and public affairs department, cautioned the general public, particularly students from the…

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NDDC Is Operating On Illegality To Serve A Purpose- IIA Group

  A Niger Delta transparency group, the Ijaw Interest Advocates (IIA) also known as Izanzan Intellectual Camp has decried the ongoing illegality of administering the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with a Sole Administrator in contravention of the NDDC Act, stating that the Commission “no longer serves the interest of the people of the region.” The group which had earlier urged President Buhari to inaugurate the substantive Board of the Commission in accordance with the law stated that in the three years of NDDC being administered by Interim Managements/Sole Administrator…

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