AN URGENT APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR DOUYE DIRI FOR SWIFT INTERVENTION BETWEEN NIGERIAN AGIP OIL COMPANY (NAOC) LIMITED AND IKEBIRI KINGDOM OVER THE RECENT  OIL SPILL.

URGENT APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR DOUYE DIRI FOR SWIFT INTERVENTION

Piriye Kiyaramo Your Excellency, we are members of Ikebiri Development Foundation, IDF, an umbrella elite group out to champion development for Ikebiri kingdom, comprising, Ikebiri 1, 2, 3 and 4 communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. We represent a platform for meaningful dialogue and partnership with critical stakeholders in government, the private sector and civil…

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AS FTSE4GOOD NAMES ENI FOR 14 CONSECUTIVE YEARS; GROUP LAMENTS ENI’S INSENSITIVITY TO HOST COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA

By Piriye Kiyaramo Eni has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the fourteenth consecutive year, gaining an overall position in the top 5% of the oil & gas companies evaluated, following the Agency’s latest half-year interim review. Additionally, Eni has joined the Leadership band of Vigeo Eiris’ ESG Assessment, which raised Eni’s evaluation to “Advanced” from “Robust” in its…

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THE AUDACIOUS LAUNCH Of ONE MILLION YOUTH VOLUNTEERS’ NETWORK ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION, NIGER DELTA CULTURAL PARK INITIATIVE.

THE AUDACIOUS LAUNCH Of ONE MILLION YOUTH VOLUNTEERS’ NETWORK ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION, NIGER DELTA CULTURAL PARK INITIATIVE.

By Piriye Kiyaramo The 2019 International Human Rights Day has come and gone but the significance of this year’s International Human Rights Day remains the audacious launch of a One Million Youth Volunteers’ Network on Anti-corruption and a proposed Niger Delta Cultural Park initiative, spearheaded by a non-governmental organization, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) in Port Harcourt, in…

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LOCAL CRUDE OIL REFINING AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD, JOB CREATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NIGER DELTA.

By Piriye Kiyaramo Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during his maiden tour of Niger Delta states in the capacity of Acting President of the federal republic of Nigeria in 2017 promised to build modular refineries in oil producing communities an alternative source of livelihood, job creation and environmental sustainability in the Niger Delta region as part the federal…

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WHEN DAVID LYON PROMISED TO USE TRADITIONAL MUSIC AS A PRIMARY DRIVER FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN BAYELSA

Bayelsa governorship eections

By Glory Edoni – Yenagoa Bayelsa State It was indeed heartwarming news for indigenous musicians in Bayelsa state when the candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC) in the November 16 governorship polls in Bayelsa state Hon. David Lyon assured them of promoting indigenous music and dance when elected into office, come November 16, 2019. David Lyon who stated…

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BAYELSA GUBER POLL: BAYELSA FORMER SPEAKER ADVOCATES FISHERIES SUBSIDIES FOR ARTISAN FISHERS

By Stella Coker Ahead of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Bayelsa state, one of the leading aspirants in the forthcoming governorship election and immediate past Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Konbowei Benson Friday has expressed concern over the plight of coastal communities in the state, saying he would introduce fisheries subsidies policy…

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PROF. CHARLES DOKUBO SAYS NO NIGER DELTA EX-AGITATOR WILL BE SHORT-CHANGED UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP: …AS 60 Ex-agitators receive empowerment packages in Warri.

By Sarah Akuma, Warri The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo has warned against acts that could lead to short-change and exploitation of Niger Delta youth, just as he stressed the urgent need to allow women and youth to participate at all level of policy and…

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Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

  Fish accounts for more than one-fifth of the protein intake of African south of the Sahara and provides a livelihood to millions of people Africa’s small-scale fisheries play a critical role in global food security and must be supported with greater research and investment, say international and African experts. Industry, NGO, government and academic representatives attended Murdoch University’s…

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Sustainable Blue Economy: Yes, We Can

By Mehdi BEN HAJ REAL FACTS Geographically, two thirds of our planet surface is covered by water. Oceans and seas are still considered as the source of life and remain essential to sustaining it. They contribute widely to absorb greenhouse gases, produce oxygen, provide food and mineral salts and mitigate climate changes. In history, a lot of human civilizations…

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Bayelsa govt partners Navy on maritime security

Bayelsa govt partners Navy on maritime security

By Godfrey Bivbere BAYELSA State government has entered into a partnership with the Nigerian Navy to ensure security for maritime operations in the state and region. To this end, the state is advocating increased presence of the Nigerian Navy particularly at the Eastern flank of the state to curtail maritime criminality. The state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah…

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