Tag Archives: Niger Delta

Election: Afenifere, Northern Elders, Niger Delta, Middle Belt Back Atiku

The presidential candidate Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has gotten the backing of three powerful groups across the country. These groups are the Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Northern Elders Forum, Pan-Niger Delta Forum and the Middle Belt Forum. Atiku’s endorsement came on Sunday in Abuja after the meeting of the groups. According to the leaders of…

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I Am John The Baptist In APC For Other Deltans Coming, Says Uduaghan As He Formally Defects To APC From PDP

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, the immediate past governor of Delta State, on Tuesday, released a statement outlining reasons for his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying Delta and the entire Niger Delta is better off aligning with the ruling APC-led federal government for prosperity. Uduaghan who is a founding…

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Journalist Detained By State Security Service For 2 Years Finally Released

Jones Abiri, the Nigerian journalist who was detained for over two years was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions, his lawyer told Premium Times. Mr Abiri was detained by the State Security Service for two years without trial over allegations he was linked to armed militancy in the Niger Delta. Despite…

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Niger Delta! Buhari Fires Presidential Amnesty Boss, Paul Boroh

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Special Adviser on Niger Delta and head of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brigadier-General Paul Boroh. According to THEWILL, the president ordered Boroh’s removal and replacement because he lost confidence in his ability to effectively manage the programme designed to keep militancy and agitations in the oil rich Niger…

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President Buhari Meets With Former President Goodluck Jonathan At The State House

President Muhammadu Buhari received the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan at the State House today for a closed door meeting. Speaking to state house correspondents after the meeting which lasted for less than 20 minutes, Jonathan disclosed the meeting afforded him the opportunity to brief the President on his recent and future international engagements. He…

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Ogoniland Cleanup:Be Wary Of Fraudsters Extorting Money From Unsuspecting Public – FG Warns

  The Federal Government has warned the public to beware as fraudsters are using the Ogoniland cleanup to extort money from unsuspecting people from people of the Niger Delta. This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Isiaka Yusuf, the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Environment, on Monday. “It has come to the…

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We’ll Rebuild The Niger Delta, President Buhari Assures

  President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would rebuild Nigeria, including the Niger Delta region, and therefore solicits patience and understanding from the citizenry. Receiving a delegation of Niger Delta Dialogue and Contact Group,led by His Royal Highness, King Alfred Diette-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Bayelsa State, at State House, Abuja, Thursday, President Buhari…

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President Buhari Reportedly Cancels His Trip To Ogoni Land, To Be Represented By VP Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled visit to Ogoni Land in Rivers State to kick off the Niger Delta clean up won’t be happening, multiple sources report. In his place, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be going to inaugurate the clean-up of oil spills in the region as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)…

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