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We Are Committed to the Restoration of Niger Delta Ecosystem – NDDC Boss

We Are Committed to the Restoration of Niger Delta Ecosystem – NDDC Boss

The Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Efiong Akwa, has said that the commission was committed to restoring the ecosystem of the Niger Delta for the benefit of the people of the Niger Delta region. Akwa, who spoke during a special programme in commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day, in Port

Aleto bridge near the Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited

Traffic Crisis Hits Port Harcourt as Vital Bridge Caves in

There was serious traffic on Thursday along the vital Eleme section of the East – West Road when the heavy rain of Wednesday night washed off an end of the Aleto bridge near the Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited and cut off the use of one side of the dual carriageway. It was the second time

SPDC Reports 51 Broken Pipelines in Niger Delta

SPDC Reports 51 Broken Pipelines in Niger Delta

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, has said that it has recorded 51 oil spills from its facilities in the Niger Delta this year. This was contained in a report of Shell’s spills incident PORTAL on Tuesday. According to the company, 44 of the spills were caused by sabotage by vandals while seven of

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Sack NDDC Interim Management Now – Itse Sagay tells Buhari

Insists forensic audit can be done under regular board. The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, (PACAC) Prof. Itse Sagay has suggested a clean sweep of the embattled management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, amidst the multi-billion naira scandal rocking the interventionist agency. Sagay, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, who described

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Dissolved NDDC Board set up to Ensure ‘Business as Usual’ – Alasoadura

…Says almost N3 trillion expended with no result The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is upbeat about the dissolution of the erstwhile Pius Odubu-led board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Minister of State for the ministry, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, who accused some people he did not name of having rushed to constitute the

DESOPADEC Board: Ijaw Community Threatens Shut-Down of Oil Facility

Gives Okowa Five-Day Ultimatum Angry youths from Diebiri Kingdom in Warri South West local government area of Delta State on Tuesday stormed the Delta State House of Assembly complex, Asaba to protest their alleged denial of membership of the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC. At the time of the

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2019: Ibori’s Political Family in Disarray

  Desperate moves by forces loyal to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Delta State to whittle down the political influence of one-time governor of the state and acclaimed godfather of Delta politics, James Ibori, which led to the exit of Emmanuel Uduaghan, the immediate past governor from the PDP now threaten the cohesion of the hitherto

Nigeria's Oil

Curing Nigeria’s Oil Curse

Salif Atojoko, deputy general editor, business and special project was in the middle of an investigation for a major story, the development of which he reported to the editorial board. “Great efforts, encouraging leads,” so said the editors. But the board decided that while that investigation was going on, we should do another story, one

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