Tag: Niger Delta

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Military Chiefs Storm Niger Delta On Orders From Buhari To Take Down Militants

Nigeria’s military chiefs led by chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olanisakin and chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas, are presently combing ...

Nigerian Militants Warns Further Pipeline Attacks

LAGOS, Nigeria Militants in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta on Monday threatened to escalate attacks on oil pipelines over the alleged neglect of local communities by the ... Full story

Senator Warns Against Playing Politics With Lagos Calabar Rail Project

The lawmaker representing Imo West District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Hope Uzodinma has warned his colleagues against “playing politics” with ...

Witness Claims: How We Discovered Orubebe’s Property In Abuja

The prosecution in the case against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe opened its case yesterday. Its first witness gave details of how ... Full story

Shooting Attack And Kidnapping Of Construction Worker Highlight Continuing Instability In Niger Delta

Unidentified gunmen killed at least one Nigerian soldier and kidnapped at least one Lebanese construction worker following a shootout with security forces along the Ogbia-Nembe ... Full story

REVEALED: Read How PDP Will Produce Saraki’s Replacement

– Current deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu will resign alongside Saraki as sacrifice – PDP plans to pick an APC senator from the North-Central as deputy – ... Full story

Army Declares War On Militants And Invades Gbaramatu

The Nigerian military has declared a war on militants in the Niger Delta over their reported renewed bombing of oil and gas pipelines in the ... Full story

Sub-Sea Pipeline Attack On The Rise In Nigeria's Delta

A sophisticated attack on a sub-sea pipeline in Nigeria's Delta might herald a return to the kind of widespread militant violence that crippled the oil ... Full story

I’ll Fulfil President Buhari’s Vision For Niger Delta - Ibim Seminitari

THE acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mrs. Ibim Seminitari, has pledged to actualise the development vision of President Muhammadu Buhari for ... Full story

Joint Military Task Force Arrests Suspected Militants, Destroys Camps

The Commander, Operation Pulo Shield, Maj.-Gen. Alani Okunola, said his unit has arrested some suspected militants during a raid at Benigboye in Burutu Local Government ... Full story

President Jonathan’s Top Aide Oronto Douglas, Dead At 49

A top presidential aide and confidant of President Goodluck Jonathan, has died. Mr. Douglas died early this morning [Nigerian time] at the State House Clinic The ... Full story

Asari Dokubo's Visit To God's Holy Place (PHOTOS)

Asari-Dokubo, fresh from causing panic in the opposition party the All Progressives Congress this morning, has posted pictures of his visit to the holy land. Asari ... Full story

Asari-Dokubo dares Boko Haram leader to meet him on the battle field

The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has dared Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, to be prepared to meet him ... Full story

Nigerian Navy kills 12 pirates in Niger Delta region

The Nigerian navy has killed 12 suspected pirates and rescued a hijacked vessel laden with fuel in the country’s oil-producing Niger Delta region, authorities said ... Full story

Nigeria Holds Record Of African Country With Highest Private Jet Ownership

The recent media report that Nigeria is now holding the enviable record of a country with the highest private jet ownership in Africa is unarguably ... Full story

70 Year Old Man Beheaded In Akwa Ibom State

As poverty continues to take its harsh toll on the  major oil rich State of the Niger Delta in Nigeria - Akwa Ibom State, some ... Full story

Kombowei Benson, Bayelsa Speaker refunds N19.5m to state treasury

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Kombowei Benson, has refunded N19.5m to the state treasury out of N78m the House collected ... Full story

Ijaw leaders in secret meeting in Bayelsa State over Jonathan’s safety

NOTABLE Ijaw leaders met behind closed doors in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on the security situation in the country and the safety of President Goodluck Jonathan.Jonathan, ... Full story

Nigerian Bar Association: Bayelsa flag, Ogoni Independence Declaration Illegal

The Nigerian Bar Association on Tuesday said the adoption of an autonomous flag, coat of arms and anthem by Bayelsa State, and some other states ... Full story

Police officer arrested for killing driver in Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa State Police Command on Monday evening confirmed the arrest of a police officer attached to MOPOL 30 Squadron in connection with the killing ... Full story

Asari Dokubo: We Will Bomb the North With Sophisticated Bombs, So Get Ready For Full-Blown Civil War

Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo Asari, has warned that it would bomb houses in the North with more sophisticated ... Full story

Ex-Niger Delta Militants Deported From Trinidad And Tobago

Twenty-eight out of the 100 ex-Niger Delta militants registered for training at the National Energy Skills Centre in Trinidad and Tobago were reportedly deported for ... Full story

Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s first lady sworn in as Perm Sec in Bayelsa

 Nigeria’s first lady was on Friday sworn into a senior government post in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa, an appointment tagged as scandalous by some ... Full story

US to deposit Alamieyeseigha’s $400,000 assets into Nigerian trust fund for Bayelsa State victims

Social Economic Rights Advocacy Project, SERAP, has asked the United States government to deposit into an established trust fund, the $400,000 in assets belonging to ... Full story

Bayelsa State defends appointment of Patience Jonathan

The Bayelsa State Government has stated that the appointment of the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, is in accordance with ongoing general reforms ... Full story

Patience Jonathan’s Appointment As Permanent Secretary In Bayelsa State A Joke

Nigerians have continued to criticise the recent appointment of the country’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, as a Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil ... Full story

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Former Governor Of Bayelsa State's Assets Seized By US

Two months after a London Court jailed Mr. James Ibori, former Governor of Delta State, 13 years for fraud and money laundering, another thieving former ... Full story

Horror As Innocent Children And Adults Accused Of Witchcraft Tortured And Killed In Akwa Ibom State - Photos

There has been a renewed and vigorous hunt for alleged witches and wizards in Akwa Ibom State, the Niger Delta region of Nigeria where hundreds ... Full story

Igbinedion University Attacked By Militants, Students Matcheted, Cars Vandalized

A group of violent youths suspected to be Niger-Delta ex-militants this morning, invaded the Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, destroying school’s properties and macheting every ... Full story

Niger Delta prone to fresh violence as ex-militants demand N3bn compensation

Fresh violence may erupt in the crisis-prone Niger Delta following threats from ex-militants to return to the creeks and resume hostilities in about two weeks. The ... Full story

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Is Tiwa Savage Still In Love? I Will Help Teebillz Get Back On His Feet

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Kenya Not Ready To Host CHAN, Given September 2017 Deadline By CAF

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Odion Ighalo Will Be Sold For The Right Offer Says Nicola Salerno

Watford Sporting Director Nicola Salerno has hinted that Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo could be available for transfer during the summer only if the right offers ...

Totti Meets Passionate Fan With Bizarre Tattoo of Him

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NFF Rejects Redknapp Rumours

The Nigeria Football Federation have debunked rumours that they are interested in hiring former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, as the new Super Eagles handler. British Newspaper ...

Nigeria Interim Coach To Understudy Pep Guardiola At Manchester City

Interim coach of the Super Eagles Salisu Yusuf has declared that travel to England to understudy incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola once he assumes ...