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Niger Delta Visit: Osibanjo to represent Buhari

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo will today represent President Muhammadu Buhari in the Niger Delta to flag off the clean up of Ogoniland.   President Muhammadu Buhari had  planned  to visit Ogoniland today but government sources have confirmed that he will no longer attend. However no reason was given for the sudden change although this is not the first time the President has cancelled his planned trip.   The  oil-producing Niger Delta,  has been hit by a wave of militant attacks, especially the recent upsurge of attacks on critical oil facilities by the new militant group called Niger Delta...

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Niger Delta Avengers: FG deploys five warships, 100 gunboats, fighter jets

The federal government, yesterday, deployed an armada of five warships, 100 gunboats and fighter jets to the creeks of the Niger Delta, in response to continued bombing of oil and gas pipelines by Niger Delta Avengers, NDA. This heightened tension in the coastal communities of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, even as helicopter gunships were seen hovering at low altitude in the predominantly riverine council.   It was gathered that while the Airforce deployed the fighter jets and helicopter gunships, the Army swooped on four more Ijaw communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State,...

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Buhari calls on NASS to accelerate money laundering bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the National Assembly to accelerate the bills his administration have submitted to the National Assembly. President Buhari said this during dinner with the members of the National Assembly to mark Democracy Day at the State House on 30th May 2016. In his remarks the President appreciated the National Assembly Leadership, Membership and Management for the great work they have done in considering and approving as thought fit several Bills and measures submitted by the Executive and those bills originated by the legislatures, which have enabled the Government to function according to law. “Let...

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Nigerian Army foils attacks on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army has averted attacks on oil pipelines at Gulobokri and Eweleso in Bayelsa State according the statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman On  29th May 2016 in the early hours of morning, troops of 343 Artillery Regiment of 2 Brigade, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, carried out patrol within the general area of Gulobokri and Eweleso, around Brass area in Bayelsa State, the statement said. “During the exercise, the patrol team had an encounter with some armed militants in 2 Speed boats with intents to blow up Nigerian Agip Oil...

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Buhari’s One Year in Office, Full Text of his National Broadcast

FULL TEXT OF NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON MAY 29, 2016 My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I believe we can also learn from the obstacles we have overcome and the progress we made thus far, to help strengthen the plans that we have in place to put Nigeria...

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