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NIGER DELTA

NGPTC Pipeline Shutdown In Delta Over Gas Explosion

NGPTC Pipeline Shutdown In Delta Over Gas Explosion

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  A gas pipeline belonging to Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited, formerly known as Nigerian Gas Company has been shutdown over gas explosion in Ikpokpo Community, Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. BigPen Online learnt that the gas explosion which occurred over the weekend prompted the shutdown of the line, owing to the leakage from the ruptured point. This is the second time an explosion is rocking the NGC pipeline in the area this year. The first explosion in same gas pipeline which shook the foundation of community happened 25, August, 2017 within the same environment. Our source disclosed that gas leakage was noticed from the spot in the early hours of Saturday, 2 December, 2017. "There was massiv...
BREAKING! Fuel Crisis Looms In Delta As IPMAN threatens To Shutdown PPMC Warri Depot Over Botch Election

BREAKING! Fuel Crisis Looms In Delta As IPMAN threatens To Shutdown PPMC Warri Depot Over Botch Election

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  ***As Delta CP Warns Parties Against Resorting To Self-help   Fuel crisis is looming in Delta State as some disgruntled members of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Warri depot has threatened to cripple activities of Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) over botch election of the association which was reportedly cancelled by Delta State Government. BigPen Online recalls that the state government had announced the postponement of the election on Friday following alleged security report that some elements wanted to hijack the exercise and create violence in the state. Earlier in a protest over the development in Asaba, the state capital, spokesman of the association, Mr Yesuff Adams said that several members of the associat...
Ijaw Youths Blast Rep Member Over Allege Misleading Remarks On Bayelsa Polytechnic

Ijaw Youths Blast Rep Member Over Allege Misleading Remarks On Bayelsa Polytechnic

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The member representing Kano (Fagge Federal Constituency) in the House of Representatives and Chairman House Committee on Tertiary Education Hon. Aminu Suleiman, has been criticised for allegedly making misleading remarks over the state of Federal Polytechnic Ekowe in Bayelsa state. Suleiman, was quoted in the media to have said the Federal Polytechnic Ekowe in Bayelsa state was being occupied by only rats and lizards, thus giving an erroneous impression on the true existence of the institution. But, the Ijaw Youth Council, through its Legal Adviser, Barr. Igbeta Ayebakuro in a statement issued in Abuja and obtained by BigPen Online on Saturday, expressed disappointment that Suleiman could be blinded by his perceived hatred for Bayelsa state to have made a total falsehood cla...
Gov Okowa Marks 2017 World Aids Day, Advocates Support of HIV Victims

Gov Okowa Marks 2017 World Aids Day, Advocates Support of HIV Victims

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa today during a Live Radio and Television Broadcast called for increased advocacy against the stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country even as the state joins the rest of the country and the world to mark December 1st as World Aids Day. The governor also revealed that Delta State has about 78,359 persons living with the virus and that there was the need for advocacy to reduce discrimination and stigmatization. “According to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Nigeria has over three million people living with this virus. Furthermore, the HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria stands at 3.4%. "In Delta state, with an estimated population of over five million people, we have about 78,359 people living with H
Harrysong Berates Governor Okowa Over Continued Aladja/Ogbe-ijoh Crises

Harrysong Berates Governor Okowa Over Continued Aladja/Ogbe-ijoh Crises

ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Popular Nigerian singer, Harrysong has come out to speak about the handling of the Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh crisis by the Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa. The Lagos based singer whose real names are Harrison Tare Okiri took to his instagram page to vent his frustration at the perceived businesslike approach, the governor had employed instead of a leadership approach. Harrysong who is a native of Warri had this to say “I woke this morning highly infuriated and trouble about how much politicians have raped this country without a conscience. "Even my state Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi okowa is worse. "Aladja and my community, Ogbe-ijoh have been killing themselves for years and Okowa is rather playing a businessman than a father and a leader, he is meant to be. "Come 201
Develop Oil Producing Communities And The Niger Delta Crisis Will Be Over – Ogulagha Monarch Advises FG

Develop Oil Producing Communities And The Niger Delta Crisis Will Be Over – Ogulagha Monarch Advises FG

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The traditional ruler of Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu, Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Joseph Timiyan has called on the Federal Government to develop the Niger –Delta region saying this will bring an end to the crisis and hostilities in the region. He also urged the Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress (PNDPC) and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to join forces in the interest of the region. Timiyan who spoke to newsmen in Warri said, “It is the oil producing kingdoms and communities that are underdeveloped and marginalized. Therefore, further discussions or efforts by the Federal Government should be focused on the oil producing communities”. He also spoke of the importance of a united front when negotiating with the Federal Government as this will help inc
Ex-militant Leaders Demand For Pipeline Surveillance Job From Buhari’s Govt

Ex-militant Leaders Demand For Pipeline Surveillance Job From Buhari’s Govt

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Ex-militant leaders in the Niger Delta region are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to approve pipeline protection job for them. Coming under the aegis of three phases of the Amnesty Programme, the ex-militants are appealing to the Federal Government to award the surveillance contracts to the leaders of the various ex-militant groups. They insisted that the leaders of the groups know the terrain and creeks of the region very well as this will help to reduce any form of pipeline vandalism. According to them, giving the surveillance contract to them will enable them engage the boys and locals in the region as they have vast knowledge of their various territories.   This was contained in a position paper made available to the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Br
MTEF Report: Oil Revenue Exceeds 2017 Projections Despite Initial Shortfalls – NNPC

MTEF Report: Oil Revenue Exceeds 2017 Projections Despite Initial Shortfalls – NNPC

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) report has indicated that despite initial shortfalls, oil revenue has exceeded the 2017 projections. This is, according to a statement by NNPC’s Group General Manager on corporate planning and strategy, Bala Wanti. In a presentation made to the House of Representatives joint committee on 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP), Mr. Wunti said that oil revenue exceeded 2017 projections by 18 percent despite a shortfall of nine percent between January and June. In the statement, he explained that it was because oil sold at an average of $52.49 per barrel between January and October, adding that the 18 percent recorded above benchmark was due to stability in the crude oil markets and
BREAKING! DSS Releases Ijaw Activist Kept In Underground Cell For One Year Over N’Delta Crisis

BREAKING! DSS Releases Ijaw Activist Kept In Underground Cell For One Year Over N’Delta Crisis

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Ijaw activist and spokesman of Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, (IPDI), Comrade Ezekiel Daniel has been released by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Asaba, Delta state. Daniel was freed around 4:pm today (Sunday), BigPen Online can report. Daniel travail started after he allegedly exposed the identity of the persons who led soldiers to arrest two Ijaw youths alleged to be connected to ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, at the wake of Niger Delta Avengers strikes in February, 2016. After he reportedly made the exposure, DSS detectives around August 2016 swooped on him over trumped-up allegation leveled against him by an All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Michael Johnny that he was the spokesperson of Niger