Nigeria Plane Crashes During Mock Rescue Exercise.
A Nigerian plane carrying more than 30 disaster response officials crashed on Friday in the oil hub of Port Harcourt in what was supposed to be a mock rescue exercise, but there were only a few minor injuries. Keywords:
Niger Delta: Ibori Seeks Fiscal Federalism.
Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has prescribed the restoration of a robust federal system and the building of an economy that is modernised and industrialised as the ultimate solution to the crisis in the Niger Delta. Keywords:
University of Benin ,James Onanefe Ibori
Uduaghan Urges Peace as Repairs on Escravos-Lagos Pipeline Begins
GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State at the weekend resolved the impasse over the repair of the damaged Escravos-Lagos pipeline that supplies gas to the nation's power plants as the contractor handling the work returns to site today. Keywords:
Escravos, Lagos,Warri ,Gbaramatu, George Ekpemuokpolo, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Voke Mukoro, Patrick Ndiomu,Musa Adede,Utorogu
Niger Delta Elders Declare August 11 Non-Violent Day.
As part of efforts to bring a lasting peace to the Niger Delta region, elders of various ethnic nationalities in the region yesterday resolved to declare Tuesday, August 11, 2009 as a day of non-violent action. Keywords:
Niger Delta Elders and Leaders Forum, NDELF, Edwin Clark, Dornu Kogbara,Petroleum Industry Bill,Effurun
We Won’t Reverse Rejection of Amnesty.
Say South-South Governors
Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has said there is no going back on the South-South governors’ decision to dump the Federal Government’s amnesty plan, if the need arises. Uduaghan, who hosted the governors’ meeting where the decision was taken, said: "We (South-South Governors) stand by our Asaba Declaration". Keywords:
Emmanuel Uduaghan, Godsday Orubebe, Gbaramatu
South South Senators Demand Lukman's Sack.
South South Senators want the immediate sack of Petroleum Minister, Rilwanu Lukman, withdrawal of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), and a review of the lay offs in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which they say is against the region. Keywords:
Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation , NNPC, Ledum Mitee, Victor Ndoma-Egba, Kaduna ,
South South Senators Kick Against Petroleum Bill.
Uduaghan Calls for Support
The Senate will today commence a public hearing on the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) with South-South Senators pushing ahead with their opposition to the revolutionary piece of legislation. Keywords:
Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, Victor Ndoma-Egba, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Rilwanu Lukman, Opuraja, Okpe , Sam Oyovbaire, South-South Liberation Movement, SSLM, John Adie
Niger Delta Basin Development Authority to Partner with DTSG on Job Creation.
The Niger-Delta Basin Development Authority is to partner with the State Government in the development of agriculture and creation of jobs for youths. Keywords:
Niger-Delta Basin Development Authority, Emmanuel Agwariavwodo, Emmanuel Uduaghan,
Uduaghan on Peace in Niger Delta.
DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged the church to support the fight against criminal activities in Niger Delta region. Keywords:
Emmanuel Uduaghan, Port Harcourt, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Goddowell Avwomakpa, Godfrey Numbere,
No Room For Corruption In Niger Delta Ministry.
Minister of Niger Delta, Chief Ufot Ekaette, has stated that he would not superintend over corruption in the new ministry established to find total solution to the problem of the oil-rich but poverty-stricken region. Ekaette spoke at a stakeholders' parley in Akwa Ibom State, as part of his tour to the nine states of the region. Keywords:
Ufot Ekaette, Akwa Ibom, Godsday Orubebe, Godswill Akpabio, Patrick Ekpotu, Uyo, Tinapa, Obolo, Mbo ,Ibeno