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Oil ownership: Niger Delta monarchs, CSOs sue NASS, demand N1tn damages

The planned amendment of the 1999 constitution may hit the rocks with Niger Delta ethnic minorities, monarchs, and civil society organisations in the region asking a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop exercise in the National Assembly. Ijaw national leader and first Republic Federal Commissioner of Information, Edwin Clark, and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo had […]

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Reps, Akpabio disagree over alleged unexecuted N25bn Niger Delta projects

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Niger Delta has alleged that the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has yet to executive its capital projects for 2021, for which over N25bn was appropriated. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godwill Akpabio, however, faulted the claim, stating that the ministry had already spent N10bn on the […]

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VAT: FG not taking Niger Delta money to the North, Buhari’s aide knocks Wike

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday, knocked Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for being allegedly tribalistic and aggressive in his pursuit for the collection of Value Added Taxes by the South-South state. Ngelale noted that the Federal Government has not been taking the money made in the oil-rich […]

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NDDC Has Made Hepatitis Vaccine Free for Everyone – Efiong Akwa

No fewer than 76 projects awarded to various contractors by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, which were hitherto abandoned, have been completed and handed over the Commission. Interim Administrator of NDDC, Mr. Efiong Akwa, stated this Tuesday in Abuja while presenting a lecture on the role of NDDC in National Development during the 4th Democracy […]

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HURIWA describes PIB as fraud, says even bandits control 90% of gold deposits in Zamfara

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has described the Petroleum Industrial Bill, PIB, as a total fraud. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA demanded to know how oil-producing states would get only 3% of their mineral deposits while states like Zamfara enjoy almost […]

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