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20 Years Old Pipeline Bomber Arrested In Bayelsa

20 Years Old Pipeline Bomber Arrested In Bayelsa

METRO, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Police in Bayelsa State has arrested one Temona Alison, a suspected cult member and pipeline vandal, who has been on its wanted list. Alison, who is in his 20s, was apprehended by Bayelsa State Command Strike Force on Sunday in his house on Tombia-Ammassoma Road by Boxi Water. BigPen Online gathered that the suspect was arrested in possession of four grenades (miniature bombs), one live cartridge, a pair of military uniform, one cutlass, among other. A police who confided in our correspondent, said that Alison had been on police wanted list over some criminal acts perpetrated by him. Though the source did not indicate what the suspect uses the grenades for, it is believed that the suspect uses them in destroying crude oil pipelines to siphon from them. The Police Pub...
Heavy Crude Oil Fire In Delta Community As Army Destroys Illegal Refinery Site

Heavy Crude Oil Fire In Delta Community As Army Destroys Illegal Refinery Site

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Heavy smoke bellow the air from an illegal refinery site that was set on fire by men of the Nigerian Army in a Delta state community, BigPen Online can report. The wide fire which started from the illegal refinery site was sighted around Okpare-Olomu communities and around the bridge area. A source hinted that soldiers of the Joint Task Force, codenamed Operation Delta Safe had discovered an illegal refinery site around Okpare where bunkerers were refining crude oil into diesel and set the whole place ablaze. The fire which started over the weekend was still brewing Monday, Ibebe Rufus Akpobome, a citizen journalist who posted pictures of the fire on his Facebook page said. According to him, the fire was raging on the Okpare community river possibly from a crude o...
Takeoff Of Maritime Varsity, Okerenkoko Excites N/Deltans, As Activist Hails Buhari

Takeoff Of Maritime Varsity, Okerenkoko Excites N/Deltans, As Activist Hails Buhari

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Niger Delta Environmental Activist and Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has said that the people of Niger Delta region are excited over the take off of academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu Kingdom Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. Recalls that the Vice Chancellor of the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Engr. Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu had at the weekend said that academic activities will commence in mid-April 2018. Prof. Etebu made the disclosure at the Kurutie take-off campus of NMU, Okerenkoko, where about 1,300 prospective academic staff shortlisted from over 6,000 applications, were interviewed for recruitment. This development, has excited Niger Delta people, Environme...
Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko Concludes Academic Staff Recruitment, To Take Off In April – VC

Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko Concludes Academic Staff Recruitment, To Take Off In April – VC

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Barring last minutes change, academic activities would commence in earnest at the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Okerenkoko, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State in mid-April 2018. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Engr. Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu disclosed this at the weekend after the finalization of recruitment exercise into various cadets of the institution. BigPen Online learnt that already 1,300 prospective academic staff who were shortlisted from over 6,000 applications, were interviewed for recruitment, at the weekend at the Kurutie take-off campus of NMU, Okerenkoko. Prof. Etebu, who confirmed this while speaking to newsmen, said that 17 panelists who are dons drawn from various universities in the country conducted the interview at Kurutie...
Boroh To Critics: Presidential Amnesty Programme Not An Ethnic Agency

Boroh To Critics: Presidential Amnesty Programme Not An Ethnic Agency

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh has said that Amnesty was granted by the Federal Government to youths who were involved in insurgency and not based on ethnic origins. Boroh spoke in respond to series of ultimatum and demands by some ethnic youth associations in the Niger Delta Region who he said have assumed "proprietorial ownership of the Presidential Amnesty Programme". Head, Media & Communications, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Owei Lakemfa, who made the clarification on behest of Boroh in a statement on Wednesday, told Ijaw, Itsekiri, Isoko and Ndokwa people who have been agitating over some unsettled issues concerning the amnesty programme to insulated the Programme from parti
What The Media, CSOs Should Do On Sustainable Environment In N/Delta – Varsity Don

What The Media, CSOs Should Do On Sustainable Environment In N/Delta – Varsity Don

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  A university don on Tuesday tasked the Nigerian media and civil society organisations (CSOs) on ensuring sustainable environment in Niger Delta and Nigeria at large. Speaking at the Annual Conference of the Media and Civil Societies’ Advocacy held at the Africa for Peace Centre, Ugolo, near Warri, Delta State, Professor Daniel Ikudayisi Olorunfemi of the Department of Environment & Toxicology, the University of Benin, said that the media and CSOs have key roles to play in the sustainability of the environment in the country. According to Prof. Olorunfemi, who delivered a paper on “The Role of CSOs and the Media in Sustainable Environment in the Niger Delta,” collection and dissemination of information, educating citizens and policymakers, supporting citizens’ partic
2019: Environmental Activist Joins Delta Assembly Race, Sets Up Campaign Committee

2019: Environmental Activist Joins Delta Assembly Race, Sets Up Campaign Committee

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Niger Delta environmental rights activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has thrown his hat into the ring to contest the Warri South West Constituency seat in the Delta State House of Assembly. This is coming following the inauguration of his consultation/campaign Committee, at his country home, Kokodiagbene, at the weekend. Mulade, who is National Coordinator of Center for Peace And Environmental Justice ( CEPEJ), said that he joined the 2019 House of Assembly race in order to give his people purposeful representation. While speaking at ceremony, Comrade Mulade who is the immediate past Chairman of Kokodiagbene Community, Gbararmatu Kingdom, promised to be a good representative of the people if elected in 2019. "I want to assure my good people of Warri South West Local Government...
Shell Alleged ‘Toxic’ Dump Site Uncovered In Rivers

Shell Alleged ‘Toxic’ Dump Site Uncovered In Rivers

BUSINESS, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  A toxic dump site belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited has been uncovered in K-Dere community of Ogoniland. Speaking in Bori, headquarters of Khana local government area of Rivers State over the weekend, Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke said samples from the site had been tested in a U.K laboratory and the results have confirmed the toxicity of the site. "We have been briefed by MOSOP leader, Ledum Mitee, on the situation in K-Dere where a toxic dump belonging to Shell had been uncovered. We have also visited the site to see things for ourselves." Nsuke said Shell had buried the wastes in the Ogoni community for years but intense heat forced the buried substance to become exposed late last year prompting community investig...
Our Advocacy Against Pipeline Vandalism Has Made Delta Investor’s Friendly – Pirah

Our Advocacy Against Pipeline Vandalism Has Made Delta Investor’s Friendly – Pirah

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Delta State Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mofe Pirah, has said that the Delta State Advocacy Committee Against Vandalism of Oil and Gas Facilities was key among structures that have made the state investors friendly environment. The Committee headed by the state Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, has been championing enlightenment campaigns against pipeline vandalism including reaching out to stakeholders in oil and gas sector of the state. Speaking to newsmen at the Delta State Stand of the just concluded Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja, Pirah, called on investors to feel free to come to do business in the state. According to him, oil companies like Seplat, Heritage Oil and other multinationals were already leveraging on the peaceful n...
Nigerians Vote Gov. Wike As Silverbird Man of the Year 2017, As Atiku, Others Hail

Nigerians Vote Gov. Wike As Silverbird Man of the Year 2017, As Atiku, Others Hail

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was on Friday night enthroned as the Silverbird Man of the Year 2017, after majority of Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for him following his nomination by the management of Silverbird Group. Presenting the Silverbird Man of the Year 2017 award to the Rivers State Governor at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar described Governor Wike as a worthy leader who is laying the right foundation for the rapid development of the state. He said: "I have witnessed virtually all administrations in Rivers State. I have not seen an administration that has done so much, within a short time as that of Governor Wike. "Believe me , Governor Wike is laying the foundation for the prosperity of Ri...