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Items filtered by date: Friday, 23 November 2018

No Plans To Return To Ogoni, Says Shell … MOSOP: They Are Selling Their Assets Already .. Shell: We Don't Have Assets In Ogoni To Sell

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Oil giants, the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, are through with Ogoni land. They do not have any plans to return to Ogoni to resume oil prospecting business, about 25 years after it stopped exploring for crude oil there.

This is coming just as the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has alerted that Shell has already started selling their assets in Ogoni.

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Cross River APC Leaders Mourn Achigbe

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Saturday 17 November was a tragic day for members of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River state as they were thrown into deep mourning, following the tragic death of the party's chairman in the state, Dr. Mathew Achigbe.

He died along with his wife in a ghastly road accident in Afikpo, Ebonyi State. He was travelling to Obubra for a meeting when the incident happened.

Party leaders in the state have expressed shock and sadness about the death of Achigbe and some said they would forge ahead in spite of his sudden demise.

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Sports Development Will Be One Of My Legacies In NDDC – Ekere

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Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere, has promised to uphold sports development in the Niger Delta region and list it as one of the legacies he will bequeath to the next management of the interventionist agency.

Ekere, who is the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State, spoke after teeing off the NDDC Pro-Am Championship at the Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort in Uyo on Saturday.

According to the NDDC Managing Director, the four-day golf tournament which ended on Sunday, would be encouraged to give youths of the region a sense of competitiveness.

He said: “I will love to see this tournament turned into a yearly event. Unfortunately, I am not going to be in NDDC forever. But even if I have to leave, I will like to include it as one of my legacies to be captured in my handover notes.”

Ekere said he would be delighted if the managing director that would come after him would see the need to continue to extend NDDC's support to the tournament because “golf is a beautiful sporting activity all over the world.”

He noted that the NDDC had been involved in many sporting activities in the Niger Delta region and the country at large. “We believe that it is one way we can take our youths away from the vices of militancy and other criminality,” Ekere said.

He stated further: “We have a lot of talents in the Niger Delta. If these talents are developed properly, they can help not just in creating jobs, but also in boosting the economy of the region. Therefore, we hope to give our youths the opportunity to develop their talents because sportsmen and women are now among the wealthiest in the world today.”

 

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Bayelsa Airport: Dickson, APC Fight Enters Second Round

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The tussle between the governor of Bayelsa State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has entered phase two, with the APC insisting that Dickson has a case to answer on the quoted amount spent on the airport project.

Last week, the party had pilloried the governor, accusing him of fraud in the handling and execution of the airport project.  The party's spokesman in the state, Doifie Buokoribo of using the project to launder money.

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Come To Yenagoa, Let’s Feast On Plantain

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Fully abreast with its numerous nutritious values, the average Ijaw man or woman is a lover of plantain. Whether prepared in form of porridge, popularly known as Kekefiagha in Izon local parlance, or whether it is served in roasted form, plantain is highly cherished by the ljaws.

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“I Made A Mistake Marrying My Husband. Sometimes I Feel Like Poisoning His Food. He Beats Me Mercilessly”

Adaora got married to her husband with very high hopes, that she would have the best of marriages ever. She had looked forward to it when she was single.

On her wedding day as she walked through the isle, up to when she said 'I do', she still had dreams of a wonderful home. But a few weeks after, what she started seeing gave her an inkling that she was in for some trouble. And truly she was in trouble.

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Appraising Ndoma-Egba-Led NDDC Board

On November 4, 2016, a new Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari and headed by former Senate Leader, Distinguished Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, was inaugurated with Mr. Nsima Ekere as the commission's Managing Director (MD).

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How Ayade saved Cross River Water Board From Inept Leadership

It is an understatement to say man cannot do without water. He can go without food for a longer period but not water because soon he could become dehydrated and what may follow could be disastrous. It is said that at least 70 percent of man's body is made up of water. That is why the absence of water in a household or a city leaves much to be desired as it brings about untold hardship to the residents.

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Ayade's Long Awaited Mfom-Obudu Ranch Road

It's two  years now since the groundbreaking for the dualization of the 147km Mfom-Okuku-Bekwarra-Obudu ranch road took place but since then, the road project has not been delivered by the Prof Ben Ayade-led government of Cross River state.

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