An Oil Producing Country Without Fuel

  The ongoing energy crisis manifesting as scarcity of petroleum products has for the umpteenth time portrayed Nigeria for what it truly is, a failed nation. Our failure is monumental and tragically so. A friend drew the analogy between Nigeria and a household that grows cassava, but lacks garri and the children from that home go plate in hand starving and begging whereas their parents’ farms hold thousands of cassava stems with robust tubers ensconced in the womb of the earth. Nigeria prides herself as a leading oil producing nation,…

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Breaking: Explosion As Tank Farm Cuts Fire In Delta

A Petroleum Tank Farm, in Delta has exploded after it cut fire in the early hours of Saturday.   The Tank farm, it was gathered belongs to Ebenco Global Link Ltd, Koko, Warri North Local government area of the state, sources said was discovered in flames leading residents to scamper for safety. Though, cause of the fire was unknown as at the time of this report, a source in the community said, the entire Koko was scampering for safety due to the noise of the explosion.   Details loading

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Salary: Surveillance Workers To Shut Oil Exploration In OML 30

BY JOE Favour /UGHELLI   Oil exploration activities in Oil Mining Lease, OML 30, is set to be shut down by pipeline surveillance workers engaged by Mormar Marines Ltd, over owed backlog of salaries by the company and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC. The protesting workers, were armed placards, with inscriptions such as, ‘NPDC leave Mormar Marines to do their work, “Mormar Marines and NPDC, pay our salaries, ‘Our salaries are paramount”, ‘President Buhari, call NPDC to order’, ‘ among others, the protesters said they could not continue to go…

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NDDC: Confirmation Of Board Nominees Is An Affront On The Judiciary And Legislative lawlessness- Atie

By Emma Arubi   TENSION is brewing in the Oil rich Itsekiri Communities across Delta and Edo states following the screening and subsequent confirmation of the NDDC Board nominees by the Nigerian Senate in spite of a competent court order puting same on hold even as the Senators’ action has been described as an affront on the Judiciary and an act of legislative lawlessness.   A Warri based legal practitioner, Fabius Jemide Atie Esq., made this remark yesterday in Warri in a statement made available to newsmen, saying that what…

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Isoko Traditional Rulers Lambast Okowa Over Bad Roads

By Kelvin Ohoror   The Isoko South Traditional Rulers Council have lambasted Governor Ifeanyi  Okowa over the state of the Isoko section of the Ughelli-Asaba highway and the Yanga Junction-Irri road which he has promised to give speedy attention when he met with them about a forthnight ago at Asaba. According to the Traditional Rulers who were responding to the appeal for support by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Cultural/Traditional Contact Committee who visited them in Oleh, the chairman of the Isoko South Traditional Rulers Council, the Odio-Ologbo of Oleh,…

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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: Two Days Distribution Of Free Drugs Commences At Isoko South IDP Camp

In its quest for a healthy living among the people in IDP camps, Delta State Ministry of Health in Partnership with Delta State Primary Healthcare Development Agency and Carter Centre has embarked on the mass distribution of Ivermectin, and Albendazole at DESOPADEC IDP Camp in Isoko South Local Government Area. According to the Camp Administrstor, Chief Prosper Edo, “The distribution of the free drugs will last for two days and i am glad that people in the camp are happily taking these drugs for the benefit of their health. “We want…

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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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