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The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has launched a N1.5billion Cooperative Fund

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has launched a N1.5billion Cooperative Fund

News Feature
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (Beneficiaries) Cooperative Society Limited (PAPCOSOL) to give strategic empowerment directly to ex-agitators of the Niger Delta. While officially launching the scheme at the Amnesty Office in Abuja on Wednesday, Interim Administrator of the PAP, Major Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), said the initiative is a “novel alternative economic development scheme" designed to create a more viable means of sustainable livelihood for ex-agitators with socio-economic development of their communities and making them self reliant. Ndiomu recalled that over the years, various reintegration empowerment programmes have delivered less fulfilling results, but expressed confidence that the Cooperative initiative “is considered the most practicable approach to ensuring the sus...
Bayelsa at 25: Late Abacha Remains Our Hero, Says Gov Diri

Bayelsa at 25: Late Abacha Remains Our Hero, Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Press Release
*Restates Call For True Federalism, Equity In Nigeria Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed appreciation to former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, over the creation of the state 25 years ago on October 1, 1996. Governor Diri said the people of his homogeneous Ijaw state remain grateful to the late Nigerian leader for that singular decision regardless of factors that could have hindered the state's creation. He stated this on Sunday during a thanksgiving service on Nigeria's 61st independence and Bayelsa State's 25th anniversary at the King of Glory Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as eulogising Abacha, noting that the late Head of State remains a hero to people of the state a...
Okowa seeks partnership with NIMASA in maritime

Okowa seeks partnership with NIMASA in maritime

Maritime, Press Release
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said the State Government would partner Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to develop the state's maritime potential. Okowa stated this when the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh and his management team visited him at Government House, Asaba. He commended the management of the agency for reaching out to stakeholders in the littoral states in its determination to develop the maritime sector. He said that the take-off of the Maritime University in Okerenkoko had brought peace to the Niger Delta and pledged the support of the state government to the growth and development of the university. The governor acknowledged that NIMASA has done well in Delta, but needed to do more to enable the ...
TIMPRE SYLVA Spurs Oloibiri Museum                                      …inaugurates Projects Committees

TIMPRE SYLVA Spurs Oloibiri Museum …inaugurates Projects Committees

Maritime, News Feature, Port News, Press Release
Timipre Sylva History as made on Tuesday in Abuja when the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva,  inaugurated two committees and five project teams for the Oloibiri Museum and Research Centre which will be situated in Oloibiri, Bayelsa state. The virtual ceremony was anchored by Engr Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) who is to head the project committees and chaired by Timipre Sylva who sponsors the historic project. Speaking at the historic event which was attended by Governor Douye Diri Bayelsa State, Chief Sylva said 'I am very happy to be part of this historic occasion set aside to inaugurate the project committees that will oversee the establishment of the oil and gas Museum and Research Cen...
PANDEF meeting in Port Harcourt aborted by Police

PANDEF meeting in Port Harcourt aborted by Police

Breaking News, Law, Politics
THE General Assembly of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, billed to hold at the Atlantic Hall of Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, yesterday, was aborted by heavily armed security operatives. The meeting, among other things, was to review the constitution of the body and elect officers. As early as 9am, security men decked in black attire, apparently from the state Police Command and the Department of State Service, DSS, took over Birabi Street, the road leading to the main gate of Hotel Presidential, turning back vehicles on the street. Three patrol vehicles were used to block the road. When Vanguard correspondent approached some of the stern looking security operatives to be allowed into the hotel premises, they politely told him that they were there to ensure the meeting of PANDEF ...