FirstBank Holds Non-oil Export Webinar Series, Creates Awareness Of Bank’s Export Solutions
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the convening of its non-oil export webinar series. The Event is centered on deliberating opportunities that will enhance the country’s expansion of its drive towards diversifying the national economy, thereby reducing the reliance of... Read more
Justice Ministry Syndicate Sells Recovered Federal Government Property, Pockets Proceeds
A syndicate in the Federal Ministry of Justice has been selling off forfeited and recovered assets belonging to the Federal Government, investigation by The PUNCH has revealed. The syndicate, comprising top justice ministry officials, including directors, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (name withheld) and political aides to the Attorney-General... Read more
Amnesty Programme, NNPC Unite, Tackle Vandalism To Sustain Peace In Niger Delta
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have agreed to tackle pipeline ine vandalism, unemployment and other challenges in the Niger Delta region. The agreement was reached when PAP’s Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd) led a delegation to visit the Group Managing... Read more
Niger Delta Fishermen Applaud Federal Government Response To Nembe Spill, Urge Action On Bonga Spill Fine
Artisanal fishermen in the Niger Delta region on Saturday commended President Muhamadu Buhari for his response and concern on the ongoing oil leak from an oil well at Nembe in Bayelsa. An oil spill was reported from Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production... Read more
Consider Oil Theft Treasonable Offence – Gov. Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has urged the Nigerian State to consider the damage caused by activities of crude oil thieves to the economic mainstay of the country and treat it as treasonable offence. According to the governor, the fight to stop oil theft has continued to fail because top ranking officers of the... Read more
A Niger Delta Environmental Advocacy group has commenced training of hundreds of fishermen on Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Advocacy in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital. The capacity building programme held in Yenagoa on Friday, is coming amidst ongoing oil and gas leaks at Aiteo’s oilfields in Nembe and Conoil’s oil block... Read more
Nembe Spill: Aiteo Assures On Containment Pledges Additional Relief To Impacted Residents
Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Ltd on Friday said it is intensifying efforts to stop the ongoing Nov 5 leak from its operations at Nembe in Bayelsa. The assurance is contained in an update statement signed by Mr Victor Okoronkwo, Group Managing Director of the indigenous firm made available... Read more
Nembe Fishermen Lament Impact Of Spill From Aiteo’s OML 29
Fishermen operating along the Santa Barbra River and Nembe creeks in Bayelsa on Wednesday lamented the adverse impact of the Nov. 5 oil leak from Aiteo’s oilfield near the area.   The management of Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm which operates the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 said the... Read more
Ijaw National Congress Accuses Aiteo Of Preempting Investigation Into Nembe Leak
The Ijaw National Congress (INC) on Tuesday berated Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company over alleged poor response to the Nov 5 spill from its oilfields in Nembe Bayelsa.   The group noted that it was wrong for Aiteo to attribute the wellhead leak within its oil bloc in... Read more
Ex-Niger Delta Militants To Begin Training In Cassava Factory First Quarter Of 2022, Says Consultant
The Project Management Consultant for the 60-daily-metric-ton Bayelsa Cassava Processing Factory, Mr. Adebowale Ayoade, has disclosed that about 1000 ex-agitators and delegates of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) will begin training at the facility first quarter of 2022 subject to the approval of PAP’s leadership. Ayoade, who described the... Read more