Category: Special Reports

United Bank Africa
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Mineral Resources of the Igbo Parts of Nigeria

By Osita Mordi Firstly, let us properly define Igbo land. It covers the entire Southeast “zone” as well as parts of Rivers(Ikwerre, Ekpeye, Ogba and Etche) ; Delta (Anioma); Akwa-Ibom(Ohaobu-Ndoki village), Benue( Ezza, Izzi, Ezzamgbo and perhaps Ulayi); Edo(Anioma related groups); Cross River (Isobo and Izii groups of Obubra) and Bayelsa( Osekwenike-Onyah axis). There are […]

Implement 16-point Agenda, implement Integrated Master Plan for Niger Delta
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Implement 16-point Agenda, implement Integrated Master Plan for Niger Delta

The 7th Niger delta Dialogue with the theme: A Revival Dialogue for the Niger Delta, held at the Tinapa Resort, Calabar from June 29 to June 30, 2017   In attendance were the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V; the Amanyanabo of Opobo and Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional […]

Revisiting Alleged Brutalisation of Fed Girls' College Staff By Armed Security Operatives In Calabar
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Revisiting Alleged Brutalisation of Fed Girls’ College Staff By Armed Security Operatives In Calabar

By Dianabasi Effiong The response from Nigerians over alleged invasion of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar, on Feb. 2 by some armed operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) has no doubt gone viral. The federal agency’s operatives, otherwise known as State Security Service (SSS) by Nigerians and residents of the Canaan City, […]

Setting the Agenda for the New NDDC Board
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Setting the Agenda for the New NDDC Board

By Dianabasi Effiong   The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was established in 2000 to ensure speedy, fair and sustainable development of the Niger Delta into an economically prosperous, socially stable, ecologically regenerative and politically peaceful region.   The commission was also mandated to formulate policies and guidelines for the development of the region spanning […]

Shell collaborates with Akon, unveil Africa's first player, solar powered football pitch in Lagos
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Shell collaborates with Akon, unveil Africa’s first player, solar powered football pitch in Lagos

  . Pitch to inspire entrepreneurs and bright energy ideas that open up access to energy in Africa and beyond . Akon and Hardwork debut new song on pitch that will feature in music video celebrating potential of renewable energy     Lagos, Nigeria, 10 December – Global music star Akon joined Shell to shine […]

The Church's Expectation of Authority In Nigeria
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The Church’s Expectation of Authority In Nigeria

The United Evangelical Church (UEC) in Cross River State (Founded as Qua Iboe Church) celebrated its Golden Jubilee 1965-2015 in Calabar. The Church leadership also spoke with select journalists on its journey and challenges so far as well as on a number of national issues. Below, are excerpts of the interview with the General Secretary of […]

Umahi receives bills, insecticidal nets from USAID
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Umahi receives bills, insecticidal nets from USAID

Special Report on Ebonyi
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Special Report on Ebonyi

Ebonyi inaugurates committee to revamp education sector    The Ebonyi State Executive Council on Thursday moved to rescue the state’s education sector by setting up and inaugurating a committee to prepare a working plan for making the learning convenient for students in the state.   The decision followed the presentation of a preliminary report on […]

Nigeria: A Conversation With President Muhammadu Buhari
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Nigeria: A Conversation With President Muhammadu Buhari

  A review by Uzo Nwokwu, Washington DC Dateline July 22, 2015. Location: Down town Washington DC, USA, less than half a mile from the White House. The invitation from the United States Institute of Peace was as promising as it was inviting. “Nigeria: A Conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari”, co-hosted at the U.S. Institute […]

Environmental Rights Group Reports Oil Spill in Agip’s Oil Field in Bayelsa
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Environmental Rights Group Reports Oil Spill in Agip’s Oil Field in Bayelsa

  Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has reported an oil spill incident Osiama oil field operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Bayelsa. According to a field report on the incident, the spill site was discovered by field monitors of ERA/FoEN on April 18, 2015 while investigating another spill incident.   The […]