Tag archive of Niger Delta

Fresh Shell oil spill ravages Bayelsa community

Fresh oil spill from a facility belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) has occurred in Nembe, Bayelsa State, leaving many aquatic lives dead thereby creating panic among inhabitants of the communities in the area. Fishermen no longer embark on fishing expedition, occasioned by the magnitude of the spill. Read full

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How Jonathan spoils Niger Delta Warlords

America’s Wall Street Journal today revealed the mind-boggling million dollar sums that the Nigerian government has been paying Niger Delta warlords to keep them off the oil pipelines in the past 12 months. Mr. Dokubo Asari, the former warlord that first shot to national limelight collects $9million every year to keep his estimated 4000 soldiers at bay. ‘General’ Ateke Toms and ‘General‘ Ebikabowei Boyloaf Victor Ben collect $3.5million

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Ijaw graduates give 7-day ultimatum to Chevron

Ijaw graduates from oil and gas bearing communities of Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdoms  in Delta State, operating under Kombot Employment Front, KEF, have issued a 7-day ultimatum to Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, to  employ successful Ogere trainees among them or face a disruption  of its operations in their areas. Read full

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PIB and the Niger Delta

With the latest move to address the petrol-carbon sector in Nigeria through the Petroleum Industry Bill, Nigerians are anxious to see how far it will go in addressing among others: the legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, the guidelines for the operation of the upstream, midstream and the downstream sectors, the redistribution  of economic rent in the host oil producing communities, the impact on the environment, especially gas flaring. What

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(Video) Without Walls Interview with Ken Saro-Wiwa.

“To deny a people the right to self-determination for well than a hundred years is to subject them to slavery; To take away the resources of a people and refuse to give them anything in return is to subject them to slavery; To take away the land of a people who depend solely on land for their survival and refuse to pay them compensation is to subject them to genocide.” -Ken Saro-Wiwa (his last inteterview). Watch

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(Video) Poison Fire by Maweni Farm

A documentary of the Niger-Delta from the Niger-Delta. Watch  Poison Fire

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Nigeria Profile: A Chronology of Keys Events

A chronology of key events: circa 800 BC - Jos plateau settled by Nok - a neolithic and iron age civilization. circa 11th century onwards - Formation of city states, kingdoms and empires, including Hausa kingdoms and Borno dynasty in north, Oyo and Benin kingdoms in south. 1472 - Portuguese navigators reach Nigerian coast. Continue reading the main story

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Niger-Delta Youths Set For Showdown

(featured image courtesy leadershipng.com) A coalition of youth groups in the  Niger Delta region are set for a showdown with the Federal Government over alleged mismanagement of funds by the management and Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). view full text 

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Niger Delta: MEND’s Violence on the Rise

Image: courtesy of The Nation On January 28th, the hard-won peace of the Niger Delta that was made possible after the federal government had spent billions of naira in an amnesty deal with militants was shattered when gunmen attacked the home of Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orurebe and blew up parts of the minister’s mansion. The identity of the attackers remained a mystery until February 5th when the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger

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NIGERIA: Gas flares still a burning issue in the Niger Delta

picture: courtesy of leadership.ng Despite longstanding laws against gas flaring - the burning of natural gas during oil extraction - in Nigeria, and shifting deadlines to end the practice, the activity continues, with serious health consequences for people living nearby.view full text here

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