Bonga Oil Spill :Fishermen Applaud National Assembly on $3.96 Billion Compensation
The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) on has commended the National Assembly for recommending a $3.96 billion compensation for the December 2011 oil spill from Bonga oil fields.   House of Assembly Committee on Environment on Wednesday endorsed a compensation of $3.96 recommended by National Oil Spills Detection... Read more
JTF Confirms Kidnap of 3 Expatriates in Bayelsa, Pledges Rescue
The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta , Operation Pulo Shield says it has launched an operation to free three expatriate construction workers abducted by gunmen at a construction site of Friday.   An Indian and two Pakistani construction workers were abducted at Emakalakala in Ogbia Local Government... Read more
Senate Leader says NASS Report On Nigeria-Cameroun Boundary Ready Soon
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The Semnate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, says the report on boundary issues between Nigeria and Cameroun at Biajua and Danare communities in central area of Cross River State will soon be presented before the Senate. Ndoma-Egba (SAN) who disclosed tin an interview with journalists in Calabar,... Read more
Several oil-producing communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local government Area of Rivers State were benefitting from the 7-day free medical programme organized by the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), in conjunction with Global Hands Medical Foundation. The free medical services, which will end on Saturday, is taking place at the Maternity... Read more
Senate Leader Donates N5m to NUJ Endowment Fund
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The Senate Leader, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba on Thursday in Calabar donated the sum of N5 million to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Cross River Council Endowment Fund Launch.   Ndoma-Egba, who was represented by Mr Utum Eteng, said the amount would span the period... Read more
ICPC Boss, 255 Others Bag NDDC Awards
The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC), Barr. Ekpo Nta, stood out among the 256 serving and retired staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), who were honoured with long service awards by the interventionist agency at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt on Monday. Also, 66... Read more
Nigerians, African Diaspora Rise against Boko Haram In Chicago
Nigerian professionals belonging to the First Nigeria Organisation have concluded their rally  in Chicago, aimed drawing global attention to the atrocities of the murderous terrorist group Boko Haram. The rally was a continuation of a series of rallies organised by the same group across major cities in the United... Read more
Agip Probes Reported Shutdown Oil Wells By Bayelsa Host Communities
From: Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenogoa Eni, the Italian parent company of Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) says it is investigating reports of shutdown of its facilities on Sunday over community development obligations to host communities in Bayelsa.   In an email response on Wednesday Mr Filipo Cotalini, Media Relations Office... Read more
Cross River Govt. Commends GOtv For increasing Awareness on Digital Switch-over
Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Cross River Government has commended GOtv, a digital terrestrial pay television service, for increasing consumer awareness on the imminent switch-over from analogue to digital broadcasting in Nigeria.   The State Commissioner for Information, Chief Akin Rickett, made the commendation at the fourth GOtv Customer Forum held at... Read more
Micro Credit To Make Deltans  Economically Buoyant Says Uduaghan
Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has stated that the Micro Credit programme of his administration was designed to make Deltans economically buoyant and employers of labour. According to him, the money given to beneficiaries of the scheme was take-off capital which should yield profit if properly... Read more