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A Port Harcourt based Human and Environmental Rights organization, We the People hosted a Roundtable on Oil Companies Divestment In the Niger Delta on Tuesday, November 23. Venue was The Autograph on Abacha Rd, Port Harcourt. The very interactive session drew Niger Deltans from the region and highlighted the huge harm international oil companies have inflicted on the people and the danger of allowing them to pull out from the communities to continue offshore. The resolution was that the federal government should halt the ongoing divestments until there is a clear plan and the IOCs have cleaned up their mess…

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As the world commemorates the 2022 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, as well as the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Center for Environment Human Rights and Development, CEHRD, calls on the Nigerian authorities to wake up to their responsibilities of guaranteeing the safety and security of women and girls in particular, and the citizens in general. CEHRD further calls for decisive actions aimed at ending the scourge and making the society safe for women and girls. Such actions include, (but not limited to) ensuring that no perpetrator of…

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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”- Philippians 4:13 There is no limit to what you can do! There are no limits to what you can accomplish through God working in your life and ministry. The Apostle Paul knew the power of God was working in him when he said: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”- Phil. 4:13 The Apostle Paul was persuaded that Christ was his strength and he could do all things. This statement applies to you. You can rephrase it and say, “I can do all things through Christ who…

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Crude Oil and Gas is very important to Nigeria and Nigerians. This is a fact. Revenue from Crude Oil and Gas is the major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria. Anything that affects Crude Oil and Gas affects all of us in Nigeria and demands urgent actions to address it. Theft of Crude Oil in Nigeria had been experienced in Nigeria for quite some time now. The quantities were usually small and the players were mainly locals with their plastic containers, aka jerry cans. In recent times, the quantity of crude oil stolen in Nigeria has reached very alarming quantities. Depending…

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has been accused by an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in the state over what he claimed is the governor’s deliberate refusal to explain in clear terms to Deltans, what the state realizes monthly as internally generated revenue.( IGR) Patrick Ishie, the Ndokwa West Local Government Council coordinator of the Ovienebi 2023 governorship slammed Okowa for ensuring that issues relating to internally generated revenue (IGR) in the state is shrouded in secrecy which he said is not good for the image of the state. According to him, Deltans are entitled to know what the…

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My attention was drawn to a publication in The Punch 11/25/2022 captioned: “I’m happy Makinde is among the G5 govs” the –CJN. Please, the publication refers: ‘The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, backed his kinsman and Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, for his membership of the G5, also known as the integrity Governors. The five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party Governors are Nyesom Wike, who is the leader, and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who is the Chairman. Others are Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Seyi Makinde of oyo state and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State. The aggrieved Governors are…

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Pastor Agentunya Napoleon Nwokeimaji, is the director of the Seventh Adventist Rehabilitation Welfare Orphanage Home, Kilometer 7, Ahoada/Abua Rd, Edeoha Ahoada, Rivers State. The center was established in 1996 by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in response to observed need for a center to care for needy children in the Ahoada/Abua axis and since then, it has successfully nurtured many children some of who have been handed over to their parents, some have grown to become self-sufficient adults. According to the director, Pastor Napoleon Nwokeimaji, God saved the center from flood. While the stretch housing the orphanage was submerged by…

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As flood victims begin to head home after three excruciating weeks battling the flood, internally displaced persons are counting their losses and looking out for ways to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives. For persons with disability, the flood came with more challenges and unfortunately, less care. Bayelsa State PWDs were relocated to a camp at the former Women Affairs Ministry, Ovom Yenagoa by the state government but that was as much of the care they received. State chairman of the PWDs in the state Comrade Eric    told this publication in a chat with Ikilowei Eric, Chairman…

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Igbo Journalists Forum (IJF) Rivers State held it’s End of Year Activities/Lecture Day on November 17, 2022 at Mina Hotels Limited, Port Harcourt. The event witnessed calls for promotion of Igbo language at home and in schools and how to actualize a Nigerian of Igbo extraction presidency. There were also awards for supporters of the vibrant pen body.

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Recent news has highlighted further concerns about the credibility and quality of Nigeria’s largest oil spill clean-up, including poor implementation of remediation techniques and mishandling of contracts. This time, the concerns come from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – the very body which has been working closely to support the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to implement the clean-up, and which is now sadly preparing to withdraw from the project at the end of 2022. SDN’s own reporting, which focuses on on-the-ground clean-up activities, raises a number of similar concerns – and recent laboratory analysis for an upcoming report…

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