Tag archive for ‘Niger DElta’
By admin On Monday, September 26th, 2016

N’Delta: Army Officers Fingered In Oil Rackets, Extortion of Truck Owners

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Events surrounding a recent seizure of three fuel laden Mack tankers by army men of 3rd Battalion stationed at Warri, Delta State, their consequent alleged attempt at extorting More...

By admin On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Ex-Gov. Attah Slams NDDC, S-South Governors for Underdevelopment In N/Delta

Victor Attah LAGOS SEPTEMBER 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-The Erstwhile Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has berated the Niger Delta Development Commission for the poor state and underdevelopment of the Niger More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

How Buhari’s Aide, Paul Boro Defrauds N’Delta Amnesty Students $.7m

Niger Delta Amnesty Boss, Paul Boroh LAGOS SEPTEMBER 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Facts have begun to emerge on how the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and Special Adviser to the President on Niger More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Okowa Warns against Use of Military as Panacea to Niger Delta Crisis

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has warned against the use of military might in solving the lingering militancy crisis in the Niger Delta region. Okowa said this when he More...

By admin On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Onuesoke Attacks Masari for Criticising Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan LAGOS SEPTEMBER 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-Former Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has reiterated that former President Goodluck Jonathan was More...

By admin On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Operation Crocodile Smile: Food, Transportation Crises Hit Delta, Bayelsa

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)—Several riverine communities, including Oporoza and Ogulagha in Delta State, and Ezetu, Aggeh and others in Bayelsa State, have been struck by food and transportation crises More...

By admin On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Olu of Warri Distances Itsekiri Nation From Clark Stakeholders’ Meeting

Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli LAGOS SEPTEMBER 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, on Thursday distanced the Itsekiri nation from the Chief Edwin Clark-led pan Niger Delta coastal states stakeholders’ More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Urhobo Militants Declare ‘Operation Crocodile Tears’, Blow Up Oil Pipeline

LAGOS AUGUST 30TH (URHOBOTODAY)-At a time when Niger Delta Avengers have declared an end to attacks in the region, an Urhobo militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Movement, NDGJM, has on Tuesday blown up More...

By admin On Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Scientists Warn of Possible Earthquakes in Niger Delta

FILE PHOTO LAGOS AUGUST 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Following recent earth tremors in some parts of the country, some scientist have warned that earthquakes can be triggered by oil and gas exploration, among other human More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

MEND Replies Jonathan, Accuses Him of Spending Six Years ‘Drinking and Chasing Shadows’

Goodluck Jonathan LAGOS AUGUST 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Came down hard on former President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of woefully failing to address the More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Massive Spill as Avengers Bomb Shell Facilities Near Warri

,Shell,Oil Spill,Soldier LAGOS JULY 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The dreaded militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, have once again blown up crude oil trunkline belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria More...

By admin On Monday, July 18th, 2016

MEND Writes Buhari, Names Diette-Spiff, Odein Ajumogobia, Tomplolo, Others in Dialogue Team

Ajumogobia LAGOS JULY 18TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Sunday wrote President Muhammadu Buhari, submitting the final list of its dialogue group, Aaron Team 2. In More...

By admin On Monday, July 11th, 2016

Ijaw Youth Council Accuses Federal Govt Of Insincerity On Niger Delta Crisis

LAGOS JULY 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), has accused the Federal Government of insincerity in its bid to resolve the issues of resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta parts of the country. Eric More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2016

Oil Militants Call for Referendum on Breaking up Nigeria

LAGOS JUNE 27TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Oil militants who have slashed Nigeria’s petroleum production with attacks on pipelines called Sunday for a referendum on breaking up the Nigerian federation. The Niger Delta More...

By admin On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Buhari Makes ‘U Turn’ Cancels Trip to Niger Delta over Assassination Threat

Buhari LAGOS JUNE 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled one-day trip to Ogoniland, Rivers state Senegal for the flag off of Niger Delta clean up has been canceled. A Presidential source told SaharaReporters More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Buhari to Visit Niger Delta On Thursday

Buhari LAGOS MAY 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari will this week make his first visit as president to Nigeria’s oil-producing south, which has been riven by an upsurge in violence from militants, More...

By admin On Monday, May 16th, 2016

Address the Grievances in Niger Delta, British Envoy Tells Buhari

Buhari LAGOS MAY 16TH (URHOBOTODAY) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari needs to address grievances in the Delta region where militants have been blowing up oil pipelines in a conflict that has become More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

I foresee full blown War in Niger Delta-Joe Igbokwe, Says Militants are Blackmailers

Joe Igbokwe LAGOS MAY 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A full scale war is imminent in the Niger Delta and it is going to be bloody and destructive. That is, unless senior citizens of the Niger Delta and patriots rise up now More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Bayelsa: Four Pirates Killed, Soldier Injured in a Clash with Nigerian Army

LAGOS MAY 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Joint military force in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, said on Tuesday that its personnel killed four suspected pirates during a surveillance patrol along the Ogbia-Nembe More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Tompolo: How Delta Govt Splashes N100m to Halt Ijaw Youths Protests During Osinbajo’s Visit

Tompolo LAGOS APRIL 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Fresh facts have emerged why the people of the state especially the Ijaws in the riverine communities of Delta State did not disrupt the reception of Nigeria’s Vice President, More...

By admin On Monday, April 25th, 2016

Urhobos In Bayelsa Commend Role of Ijaw Youths in Securing Ese Oruru’s Release

Ese Oruru LAGOS APRIL 25Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) on Sunday applauded the commitment of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) in advocating for the freedom of Ese Oruru. Oruru, a minor, was allegedly abducted by Mr Yunusa More...

By admin On Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Tompolo’s Case Postponed as Ex-Militant Avoids Arrest

By Conor Gaffey March 24th (urhobotoday0-A militant of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) poses with a heavy machine-gun in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, September 17, 2008. A former MEND More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

NDDC Director in Trouble over N150,000 Recharge Card Bribery To EFCC Operative

Roberts Obuoha LAGOS FEBRUARY 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Roberts Obuoha, a director in the project management department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, More...

By admin On Monday, February 15th, 2016

FG to Redeploy Troops to Niger Delta -Presidency

LAGOS FEBRUARY 15TH (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that the Federal Government has started deploying the military to the Niger Delta. He said the step became imperative in order to end More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Ijaw Youths To Embark On A One-Million-Man March Against Buhari Policies

Udengs Eradiri LAGOS FEBRUARY 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-On Tuesday, the umbrella body of the Niger Delta Youths, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) unveiled a plan to conduct a one million man protest march against the policies More...