Tag Archives: Niger Delta

Akpabio Threatens Court Action Over Fake News Of $5 Million Bribe To Malami


The Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Anietie Ekong has debunked a rumour making the rounds that the Honourable Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio has paid a sum of $5m to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. A release signed by Ekong on Saturday reads in part: “The attention of the Honourable Minister …

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Group Berates Chevron Over Denial Of Employment

Mulls Request For Company MD’s Transfer Out Of Nigeria Tayo Olanipekun The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement For Radical  Change (NDIMRC) wants the Managing  Director of  Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) Mr. Jeff Ewing, to investigate what it observed was a denial of employment to one Captain John Roland Tonlagha  after a “successful interview” with the company. The group said it would …

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‘Bureaucracy Silenced Climate Change Awareness In Nigeria’


Surveyor Efik is the National Coordinator, Climate Change Network Nigeria (CCN-Nigeria), the organization with a bias for dialogues and media training on Climate Change in Nigeria. Efik spoke to journalists after a media training the CCN-Nigeria organized in collaboration with Climate Action Network in Lagos recently. According to him, Climate Change issue should be on the front burner every time …

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Group Condemns Military Invasion Of Tompolo’s Town After Maritime Varsity Take-Off

The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has condemned the invasion of the home town of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), by men of the Nigerian Army. The siege came less than 24 hours after the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved the take off of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko. NDIMRC,in a press statement signed by …

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‘Some pastors don’t have issues with unmarried couples cohabiting’

Dr. (Mrs.) Chioma Daukoru Olukole is a lecturer at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. Apart from her lecturing job, she pastors the First Love Assembly, Yenagoa alongside her husband. In this interview, she told DAYO EMMANUEL about their project called ‘Sex and You,’ which addresses marital issues and dissuades unmarried people from cohabiting outside wedlock. According to …

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Living on the pipelines: How oil vandals make Nigerian economy bleed

Nigeria lost over N51.28bn worth of oil to activities of petroleum pipeline vandals in 2015, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said. Oil, the mainstay of Africa’s largest economy has been the bone of contention between the government and the Niger Delta militants. The contention is responsible for the loss of national revenue, which has hindered the production of 2.2 million …

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Naira suffers marginal loss against US Dollar

The Naira on Friday suffered marginal loss against the US Dollar at the parallel market in spite of CBN’s intervention at the foreign exchange market, vanguardngr.com has reported. The Nigerian local currency lost one point to exchange at N366, weaker than N365 traded on Thursday, while the pound sterling and the Euro closed at N468 and N412, respectively. At the …

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