PAP adopts hands-on empowerment model, beneficiaries to transform into skilled entrepreneurs

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has launched a new model of empowerment that will transform delegates into skilled entrepreneurs and/or employable citizens contributing meaningfully to the economy of the Niger Delta region, and the nation at large. The Interim Administrator…

Dutch court rules Shell liable for Niger Delta oil spills

An appeals court in the Netherlands on Friday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to pay compensation to Nigerian farmers over oil pollution in the Niger Delta. The court delivered its judgment at the end of a long-running civil case. The farmers…

Niger Delta: Ex-militant leaders resolve to end sea piracy, kidnapping

Ex-militant leaders have challenged each other to end sea piracy and kidnapping in the region in a bid to foster the development of the Niger Delta communities. They also pledged to work with the Amnesty Programme to see to the…

A Time to Build: Matters arising from the protest – Obari Gomba

It is normal to posit that every Nigerian wants a better country even when we differ about the route to that destination. It is time to find a common ground and build peace on the basis of justice. The pursuit…

IYC threatens mass action in PH over failure to dissolve NDDC Interim Committee

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) yesterday said it would embark on mass action and shut down the NDDC office in Port Harcourt if the NDDC interim committee created by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Goodswill Akpabio, is not dissolved,…

Niger Delta Avengers backs Atiku for president (Guardian)

A rebel group in southern Nigeria that has carried out dozens of attacks on the oil industry declared its support on Thursday for the main opposition candidate in this weekend’s election. The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) called on people in…

Daring death in the waters and creeks of Niger Delta – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The words “fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, taken from Alexander Pope’s 1711 poem “An Essay on Criticism”, aptly describes my ways. I have been in more hot water than a teabag. The creeks and waters of Niger…

Niger Delta groups condemn alleged smear campaign on Kachikwu (Punch)

A coalition of leaders from nine states of the Niger Delta, on Wednesday, criticised alleged smear campaign targeted at Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources. The leaders, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa, said that…

World Food Day: Niger Delta lost over 30% farmland to floods, says Uduaghan

The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has disclosed that over 30 per cent of farmland in the Niger Delta region has been lost to this year’s ravaging flood. Uduaghan, a senatorial candidate of the All Progressives…

Atiku shares his thoughts on Fixing the Niger Delta (#Time2Atikulate series)

Atiku Abubakar has described the Niger Delta as a huge blemish on the collective conscience of the Nigerian nation. According to the PDP presidential front runner “the area has accounted for over 85% of Nigeria’s annual revenues for the past…

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