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Ohaneze warns on dangers of anti-Igbo song in Northern Nigeria to country's unity
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Ohaneze warns on dangers of anti-Igbo song in Northern Nigeria to country’s unity

Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lambasted the “silence” of some northern leaders on the hate songs against Igbos currently trending in the country. The group also gave notice to the Yemi Osinbajo-led Federal government to deal with the situation decisively “or forever be held responsible for the consequences this abdication of responsibility provoke”. […]

NDDC to sustain Foreign Scholarship Scheme
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NDDC to sustain Foreign Scholarship Scheme

…plans spending N2 billion on School Renovations The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has pledged to sustain the funding of its foreign scholarship programme which started seven years ago. Mr Ekere, who made the promise in an interview with newsmen in his office at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, […]

South-South Monarchs Must be Part of Niger Delta Master Plan – NDDC Chairman
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South-South Monarchs Must be Part of Niger Delta Master Plan – NDDC Chairman

The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has underlined the importance of traditional rulers in the quest to develop a new Master Plan for the Niger Delta region. Senator Ndoma-Egba spoke when the South-South Monarchs Forum led by King Edmund Daukoru, the Amayanabo of Nembe, paid him a courtesy […]

SPDC JV Restates Commitment to Development of Host Communities
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SPDC JV Restates Commitment to Development of Host Communities

… debunks allegations of neglect of Kula, Belema communities       From: Dianabasi Effiong   The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd operated Joint Venture (SPDC JV) has said its commitment to the welfare of host communities in the Niger Delta remains unshaken   Its spokesperson in Nigeria, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, gave the assurance in […]

Cross River starts cotton cultivation, plans first harvest in November
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Cross River starts cotton cultivation, plans first harvest in November

From: Dianabasi Effiong   The Cross River government is set to roll out 30 tonnes of cotton from its cotton farm by November this year as part of the “backward integration policy” of Prof. Ben Ayade’s administration.   The cotton farm situated in Woda community, Yala Local Government Area of the state, is in partnership with […]

Agric Ministry backs NDDC’s efforts to revive Rice Mills
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Agric Ministry backs NDDC’s efforts to revive Rice Mills

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has applauded the efforts of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to revive the two rice mills it built at Elele-Alimini in Rivers State and Mbiabet-Ikpe in Akwa Ibom State. The Minister expressed delight with the determination of NDDC to re-activate the mills […]

Army Chief hails NDDC over infrastructural support
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Army Chief hails NDDC over infrastructural support

The General Officer Commanding, GOC 6 Division, Nigeria Army, Major-General Enobong Okon Udoh, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for supporting the Army in developing infrastructural facilities in the newly established division headquarters in Port Harcourt. Major-General Udoh, who spoke during the ceremony marking the operationalization of the 6 Division on Thursday, specially […]

Innoson Sues GTB for 400 Billion Naira Over Character Assassination and Defamation
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Innoson Sues GTB for 400 Billion Naira Over Character Assassination and Defamation

Both Chief Innocent Chukwuma, OFR, and Innoson Nig Ltd. have filed a fresh lawsuit against the Guaranty Trust Bank PLC in the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja claiming a total sum of N400 billion Naira damages for injury to their reputation, moral character, credibility, office, vocation and trade. They also seek for an […]

Insist on Governance not Politics, Ekere Urges TROMPCON
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Insist on Governance not Politics, Ekere Urges TROMPCON

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere, has called on public officers to play less politics and focus on development initiatives that will improve the lives of citizens. Mr. Ekere was speaking when the executives and members of Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, paid […]

NDA undergraduate shot dead by suspected cultists in Yenagoa, family demands justice
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NDA undergraduate shot dead by suspected cultists in Yenagoa, family demands justice

Saviour Enoch, an undergraduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, was shot dead by suspected cultists in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. His family has urged security agencies in the state to fish the killers and bring them to justice.   Mr Ovieakini Enoch, the deceased’s uncle, made the appeal on Monday in Yenagoa. […]