DTSG Committed To Sustaining Mutual Relationship Between Host Communities, Multinational Companies, Says Otuaro

BURUTU/Nigeria: The Deputy Governor of Delta State, DCN. (Barr.) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has again rekindled the state government resolve to ensuring peace and harmonious relationship between oil producing host communities and multinational companies in the state. Otuaro made the intervention while playing host to Ogulagha Community in Burutu Local Government Council area of the state and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) at the Government House Annex in Warri. “As a government, We are poised to ensuring peace and mutual relationship between Oil Producing Host Communities and Multinational companies,” he said.…

Nembe Fishermen Lament Impact Of Spill From Aiteo’s OML 29

NEMBE/Nigeria: Fishermen operating along the Santa Barbra River and Nembe creeks in Bayelsa on Wednesday lamented the adverse impact of the Nov. 5 oil leak from Aiteo’s oilfield in the area. The management of Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm which operates the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29, says the leak remains ongoing even as it has sought foreign technical assistance to cap the leaking oil well. Meanwhile, the oil firm has said that it had yet to ascertain the volume of crude discharged into the environment. Chief Kellcy Ayebaemi-Dio, Chairman,…

Don’t Stampede the President on the Constitution of the NDDC Board, Akpabio Tell Niger Deltans

ABUJA/Nigeria: Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Nigeria Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, had called on Nigerians, especially those from the Niger Delta Region not to stampede the President, Muhammadu Buhari on the formation of the New Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, but should allow the reformation process which had started with the conclusion of the forensic audit, and the report submitted to him. The minister made this call recently in a press statement personally signed by him in reaction to a media publication that he had passed the…

Niger Delta Amnesty Programme Administrator Pledges To Prioritise Empowerment Of Ex-Militants

YENAGOA/Nigeria: The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) for Ex-Niger Delta militants pledged in Yenagoa on Monday to prioritise the economic reintegration of the erstwhile agitators. PAP’s Interim Administrator, retired Col. Milland Dikio, said the strategy was designed to transform the ex-militants to entrepreneurs to create wealth and drive development. The pledge is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Nneotaobase Egbe. Dikio said in the statement that having laid the foundation of his vision in his first year in office, the time for action had come,…

DESOPADEC Showcase 2 Years of Achievements Under Bashorun

WARRI/Nigeria: The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, on Wednesday 20 October, 2021, presented the scorecard of his administration with glee, as he reeled out a harvest of projects to buttress his administration’s landmark achievements dotting the nooks and crannies of oil bearing communities across Delta State. Ogieh laid bare his scorecard during an interactive session with journalists in Warri, organized by the Commission, to round off a 2-day Media Tour of DESOPADEC projects in Okpe, Warri…

NDDC To Partner Stakeholders For A New Niger Economy Policy

ASABA/Nigeria: Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Efiong Akwa has called for a new master plan towards building a new face for the Niger Delta Region. The Interim Administrator spoke while delivering a good will message at the Delta Online Publishers’ Forum’s (DOPF) 2021 Annual Lecture and awards, held in Asaba, the delta State Capital on Thursday October 21, 2021. Represented by the Commission’s Director of Media, Mr. Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, he said doing so would help to properly situate the region and get it focused on…

TROMPCON Elects New EXCO In Delta

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROMPCON), Delta State Chapter, has elected a new executive committee to pilot its affairs for the next two years. The election took place at the palace of the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, GRA, Effurun, in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. The elected members of the new executive committee included HRM (Barr) Anthony Ogbogbo, Ibuka 1, the Ovie of Ozoro Kingdom as Chairman; HRM Inawai of Onya Kingdom,  1st Vice Chairman; HRM Bosu Dio (JP) Ayamabulou, the Ebenanawei of…

President Buhari To Commission NDDC’s Apartment Complex For Police

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari will next week Tuesday (September 28) commission an apartment complex donated by the NDDC to the the Special Protection Unit of the Nigeria Police. The complex, comprising 64 flats, is located in Omagwa area of Port Harcourt which is the host community for the Port Harcourt International Airport. Construction of the complex started several years ago, but was completed early this year as part of the renewed drive by the Commission, under the leadership of the Interim Administrator/Chief Executive, Mr Efiong Akwa, to complete key…

Former Niger Delta Agitators Back Amnesty Coordinator, Dikio

YENAGOA/Nigeria: Ex-Niger Delta agitators on Friday in Yenagoa condemned frequent frivolous petitions against the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). The ex-militants operating under the auspices of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative (LPCDI), said in a statement that the petitions were self-seeking and without basis. It noted that retired Col. Milland Dikio, Interim Administrator of PAP had sanitised and transformed the scheme. LPCDI comprises reformed agitators who accepted the Federal Government’s amnesty offer in the first phase. The statement was signed by the National President of LPCDI, Chief Reuben Wilson and…

Court Dismisses Motion By Blacklisted Uvwie LG Dep. Chairman, Others To Join In A Suit Against Delta CP

EFFURUN/Nigeria: An attempt by the “blacklisted and cursed” Uvwie local government deputy Chairman Mr. Daniel Ighedo and four others to join by motion a against instituted against the Delta State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ari Ali and others to stop using letters of invitation to harass the Ovie in-council was today dismissed by an Effurun High Court. The Uvwie Traditional Council has dragged the Delta state Police Commissioner to court for sending several letters of  invitation to the Ovie in-council to appear before him in Asaba following an alleged petition by…