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Union Leader Advises Journalists On Peace Building, Conflict Resolution

From Dianabasi Effiong Port Harcourt. A union leader has urged Nigerian journalists to continually promote peace building as well as resolution and prevention of conflicts in day-to-day reportage of events in their country. Mr Stanley Job Stanley, the Chairman, Port Harcourt Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) gave the advice on Thursday at […]

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Koluama Community Launches Manhunt For Those Behind False Report Of Attack On Conoil In Bayelsa

The people of Koluama 1 in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa have launched a manhunt for those behind the false report that an oil facility in the area was attacked on Friday. A group ‘Koluama Seven Brothers’ had on Sunday claimed that it blew up a pipeline operated by Conoil in Koluama citing failure […]

Niger Delta: Dons Urge Leadership To Look Inwards To Tackle Development Challenges
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Niger Delta: Dons Urge Leadership To Look Inwards To Tackle Development Challenges

Academics from the Niger Delta region on Wednesday challenged leaders from the area to look inwards in tackling the developmental challenges facing the area. The Dons spoke as discussants at a colloquium to kick off burial rites for Pastor P.Z. Aginighan, former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The colloquium coincides with the […]

Scientists Develop ‘Superdrug’ To Cure Diabetes
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Scientists Develop ‘Superdrug’ To Cure Diabetes

Here is good news for millions of people worldwide contending with diabetes: Scientists have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate that is fast enough to work in human treatments. This is a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s […]

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Zamfara killings: Gov Yari Blames Informants Who Conspire With Bandits, Kidnappers

Gusau – Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has blamed the continued killings in the state on informants who support the bandits and kidnappers. He said that both state and federal governments as well as security agencies had been making efforts to address the situation. He lamented that informants had made it difficult for security agencies […]

Rape Trial Of Ex Bayelsa Security Adviser: Bayelsa Chief Judge Declines Request To Transfer Case
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Rape Trial Of Ex Bayelsa Security Adviser: Bayelsa Chief Judge Declines Request To Transfer Case

Justice Kate Abiri, Chief Judge of Bayelsa has declined an application to have the rape trial of Chief Richard Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to Ex-Governor Timipre Sylva to another judge. It would be recalled that the ongoing trial of Kpodo, charged for rape of a 26 year old cashier in Kpodo’s hotel was on […]

KEFFES Foundation inaugurates N 241 m projects in Chevron’s host communities in Bayelsa
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KEFFES Foundation inaugurates N 241 m projects in Chevron’s host communities in Bayelsa

The KEFFES Rural Development Foundation (RDF) at the weekend, inaugurated some 20 projects in eight communities hosting the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited in Bayelsa. It was learnt that the 20 projects were implemented at a total cost of N241.43 million over the last two years. KEFFES, is an acronym for eight Chevron host communities […]

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N/Delta  Youth Group Applauds NLNG for Nigerian Content In $7bn Train 7

The Niger Delta Youths Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Tuesday applauded the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) for its strategy of involving Nigerians in its Train-7 expansion. . Mr Tiedor Olayinka President of NDYCPP said in an interview that plan to implement the Nigerian Content Policy in the gas production expansion project would […]

Kachikwu’s Global Laurels Well Deserved - Niger Delta Youths
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Kachikwu’s Global Laurels Well Deserved – Niger Delta Youths

The Niger Delta Youths Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP) says the recent laurels and honorary citizenships awarded to Dr Ibe Kachikwu was well deserved. Mr Tiedor Olayinka President of NDYCPP said in Yenagoa on Saturday that the global honours had vindicated the group  Kachikwu, was on Thursday conferred with multiple honours, including honorary citizenship […]

Endorsing Genetically Modified Organisms in Nigeria: Matters Arising
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Endorsing Genetically Modified Organisms in Nigeria: Matters Arising

By Dianabasi Effiong Participants at the 3rd South-West Agro-ecological Biosafety Workshop, recently concluded in Osun state reportedly endorsed the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the agriculture sector to boost food security in Nigeria. Their conclusions raised eyebrows in quarters conversant with GMOs and their impacts globally. Concerns raised included the safety of a […]