Entries by Niger Delta New Vision

Dayo Ibitoye: Driving the Niger Delta New Vision through the SIWP

By Dayo Ibitoye 

Niger Delta, the region that produces the lifeline of Nigeria’s economy – oil, is home to about 31 million people in nine states. Oil was discovered in the region in Oloibiri, which is in present day Bayelsa State, in 1956. However, ever since oil was discovered in the region, there has been a roller coaster of security and development issues.

Ogoni clean-up: NDDC begins training for technical assistants

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr Nsima Ekere, on Friday hosted a two-day training workshop for technical assistants in the Ogoni clean-up and remediation project at the conference hall of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. According to the PUNCH, Ekere, who was represented by the […]

Ogoni cleanup: Over 10,000 persons benefit from FG health intervention

Over 10, 000 persons in Ogoni have benefitted from the free health intervention by Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) powered by the federal government of Nigeria.  The Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Usman Jibril disclosed this in Terabor General Hospital in Gokana, shortly after inspecting the ongoing medical outreach by HYPREP, for the […]

#NDNewVision: We will rectify decades of environmental damage in Ogoniland, says VP Osinbajo

*Says FG’s ongoing New Vision for Niger Delta  will be duly executed *$170M to be disbursed for clean-up exercise *$1B to be disbursed over a 5-year period   The Buhari administration is not only committed to ensuring that the clean-up of Ogoniland is carried out, but also ensuring that it is done transparently, according to […]

Ogoni Clean-up: Minister lauds HYPREP on initiative

The Honorable Minister of State Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has expressed the Federal Government’s satisfaction over the ongoing Ogoni free medical outreach programme, an initiative of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP). Jibril made the commendation  at Gokana General hospital Terabor, where he witnessed over 40 Ogoni indigenes undergo surgical operations free of charge, […]