[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Buhari administration to addressing the prevailing challenges concerning development in the Niger Delta region, even as he expressed the desire of the Federal Government towards sustainable peace in the oil-rich region.
[This Day] Yenagoa -The federal government yesterday described as fake and sinister a report that the outbreak of Monkey Pox in Bayelsa State resulted from a free medical care exercise it is allegedly administered in some parts of the Niger Delta.
[Premium Times] Seven people were feared dead in a boat mishap involving a family returning from a farmland across the River Niger in Yauri Local Government of Kebbi State, Sunday night.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Thursday announced how two soldiers were rescued after a gun battle with militants in the Niger Delta.
[VOA] An appeals court in Niger has found an exiled opposition leader guilty of baby smuggling and sentenced him to one year in prison. Hama Amadou, who was the main challenger to President Mahamadou Issoufou in last year’s presidential election, has been living in France and was tried in absentia.
THE capital of Niger is not known as a hotspot for planespotters. But passengers waiting to take off at Niamey’s airport are sometimes in for a treat: the sight of an American Predator drone elegantly gliding down ahead of them on its only runway
[Leadership] Embattled Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company, Shell, has challenged two class action suits brought against the company on Tuesday in London by two communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta accusing Shell of contaminating their water bodies.
[Vanguard] Vincent Uwadia is the Chairman of Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC). In this interview, he says the administration of former Governor Adams Oshiomhole ensured that the Commission brought development to the oil and gas producing communities in the state. He also speaks on issues militating against peace in the Niger Delta.
[Premium Times] No fewer than 22 Nigerian soldiers are currently recuperating in a hospital in neighbouring Niger Republic after they came under heavy firepower from Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, PREMIUM TIMES can report.
[IPS] New York -While the world’s population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident and of mounting concern to countries and the international community.