Niger Delta

Niger Delta; Ibori’s feisty fight of Year 2000, by Tony Eluemunor

Niger Delta; Ibori’s feisty fight of Year 2000, by Tony Eluemunor

It happened exactly 24 years ago.  On 31 March 2000, the then Delta state Governor, His Excellency Chief James OnanefeIbori, unfurled his true colours. The Fourth Republic was all of 10 months old and here and there, its main actors were still settling down, learning the ropes. But Ibori was of a different stuff; he had convoked […]
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Host Communities kicks as Niger Delta governors move to appoint trustees

Host Communities kicks as Niger Delta governors move to appoint trustees

By Daniel Ajisogun The Host Communities of Nigeria, Producing Oil and Gas (Hoscon), has rejected the decision of South-South governors to appoint trustees for the Host Communities Trust Commission. The governors had indicated interest to appoint trustees for the Commission, directly responsible for the development of oil and gas communities. In a chat with Energy […]

PIA: People’ll protest if N-Delta govs manage funds — HRH Sara-Igbe, S-South elder

PIA: People’ll protest if N-Delta govs manage funds — HRH Sara-Igbe, S-South elder

By Davies Iheamnachor National Coordinator of South-South Elders Forum and member, Board of Trustees, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, His Royal Highness Anabs Sara-Igbe, in this explosive interview dissects the Niger-Delta problem and proffers radical solutions on way forward. Excerpts: Are you satisfied with the level of development in the region? We are far behind. What […]

Senate urges oil and gas companies to relocate to Niger Delta

Senate urges oil and gas companies to relocate to Niger Delta

The Senate has urged oil and gas companies in Nigeria to relocate to their operational base in Niger Delta for smooth operation. This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by Senator Albert Akpan (PDP-Akwa Ibom) at plenary on Tuesday. Akpan, in his lead debate said that the companies have over the years operated […]