NSCDC Discovers Illegal Petroleum Refinery Site in Imo

NSCDC Discovers Illegal Petroleum Refinery Site in Imo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has discovered in Egbema West of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State illegal petroleum refinery site with massive capacity. A statement on Friday by the spokesman of the security agency, Afolabi Babawale read:…

NSCDC Dismantles Activities of Oil Bunkerers in Abia

NSCDC Dismantles Activities of Oil Bunkerers in Abia

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismantled the activities of oil bunkerers in Ukwa East Local Government Area in Abia State. A statement on Wednesday by the spokesman of the paramilitary outfit, Babawale Afolabi read that: “In its determination…

Funkekeme Solomon counsels FG to Adopt Tompolo’s template to combat oil theft in Nigeria

Funkekeme Solomon counsels FG to Adopt Tompolo’s template to combat oil theft in Nigeria

The Senior Policy Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, has urged the Federal Government to adopt the strategies used by Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, in effectively combating crude oil theft in the Niger Delta…

Breaking: DOPF Inducts Tompolo Into Niger Delta Hall Of Fame

Breaking: DOPF Inducts Tompolo Into Niger Delta Hall Of Fame

The Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF), today inducted High Chief Government Ekpomupolo aka Tompolo into the DOPF Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame. The official induction was performed at Oporoza, the traditional Headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri Southwest Local Government Area…

Operation Delta Safe: Major General Abdussalam urges abandonment of illegal bunkering for legitimate livelihood

Operation Delta Safe: Major General Abdussalam urges abandonment of illegal bunkering for legitimate livelihood

• Troops clampdown on illegal bunkering sites In a relentless effort to curb illegal activities in the Niger Delta Region (NDR), Major General Jamal Abdussalam, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, and Land Component Commander of Joint Task…

Oil Theft: President Commends Tantita Security Services, others On Recorded Successes

Oil Theft: President Commends Tantita Security Services, others On Recorded Successes

President Bola Tinubu on Monday commended Tantita Security Services Limited and the other security agencies for combating oil theft and hailed their collaborative efforts yeilding results. Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa gave the commendation on behalf of the President…

General Abdussalam assures stakeholders of sustained enabling environment for oil production in Niger Delta

General Abdussalam assures stakeholders of sustained enabling environment for oil production in Niger Delta

Major General Jamal Abdussalam, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6th Division, Nigerian Army, and Land Component Commander of Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, has reassured stakeholders of the continuous provision of an enabling environment to ensure seamless…

Nigerian Oil Magnate Bizman, Arthur Eze, Reconciles With Nephews After Many Years Of Feud

Nigerian Oil Magnate Bizman, Arthur Eze, Reconciles With Nephews After Many Years Of Feud

BY SUNNY A. DAVID Nigerian Oil Magnate Prince Arthur Eze has reconciled with his two nephews, Prince Olisa Eze and Prince Onyeka Eze, whom he claimed had offended him for an extended period. He announced that he had forgiven his nephews at…

“DON’T PROMOTE CRISIS IN OML30 AREA B CLUSTERS – Iduh Amadhe

“DON’T PROMOTE CRISIS IN OML30 AREA B CLUSTERS – Iduh Amadhe

The board chairman of OML30 Community Development Board (CDB), high Chief Iduh Amadhe has urged youths from area B clusters in OML30 to desist from promoting crisis in Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), JV Partner (NPDC) and Shoreline Amadhe gave the…

INFIELD SURVEILLANCE CONTRACT, AREA B WORKERS PROTEST OVER UNLAWFUL MANIPULATION OF CONTRACT BY HERITAGE ENERGY OPERATIONAL SERVICES LIMITED , OML 30.

INFIELD SURVEILLANCE CONTRACT, AREA B WORKERS PROTEST OVER UNLAWFUL MANIPULATION OF CONTRACT BY HERITAGE ENERGY OPERATIONAL SERVICES LIMITED , OML 30.

The infield surveillance workers from OML30 cluster 5,6,,8 and 9 area B, at the weekend staged a peaceful protest over infield covert surveillance contract won by CMD LTD, an indigenous contractors from Oleh community Oml 30, an unlawful act by Heritage energy…

Fuel Subsidy: Tinubu commissions Zulum’s 107 electric/gas buses, taxis

Fuel Subsidy: Tinubu commissions Zulum’s 107 electric/gas buses, taxis

… President calls Zulum “Hope Renewed” President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday in Maiduguri commissioned a fleet of 107 gas and electric-powered buses as well as taxis in the second phase of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s metro transport scheme. The scheme aims…

OIL THEFT: TANTITA SECURITY SERVICES LIMITED, NSCDC, ARMY ARREST ANOTHER MASSIVE VESSEL

OIL THEFT: TANTITA SECURITY SERVICES LIMITED, NSCDC, ARMY ARREST ANOTHER MASSIVE VESSEL

•••Tantita, Army and the Navy on Another Stand Off Suspected Vessel Operatives of the Tantita Security Services Limited, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp have arrested a massive vessel in the coastal waters of Ondo States. Authoritative…

DTSG APPLAUDS HEOSL, OML30 JV PARTNERS…As OML 30 CDB Marks one Year, commission projects

DTSG APPLAUDS HEOSL, OML30 JV PARTNERS…As OML 30 CDB Marks one Year, commission projects

By Michael J. Ekokoruwe The Delta state Governor, Elder Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori this week Wednesday in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area commended Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited ( HEOSL) operator of the OML 30, the joint venture partners and the…

NEITI Calls for Creation of Special Squadron for Mining Sites

NEITI Calls for Creation of Special Squadron for Mining Sites

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Dr Ogbonnaya Orji has called for the creation of special squadron to ward off threat and insecurity at various mining sites in Nigeria and elsewhere in West Africa. In his keynote…

Ex-Militant Group Calls All Presidential Candidates to Cooperate with Tinubu to Move Nigeria Ahead

Ex-Militant Group Calls All Presidential Candidates to Cooperate with Tinubu to Move Nigeria Ahead

Ilaje ex – militant group, the Niger Delta Coastline Vanguard (NDCV) has made an appeal to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)‘s presidential candidate at the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Mr. Peter Obi and the presidential…

Warri: A New Beginning with Julius Berger’s Contract Signing

Warri: A New Beginning with Julius Berger’s Contract Signing

-By Dennis Otu: Warri, the once thriving oil-rich city in Delta State, has been plagued by neglect and disorganization in recent years. The departure of multinational companies left the city in a state of decay, with its young population struggling with homelessness…

Drop Inordinate Ambition, Support Tantita to Secure Pipeline in Niger Delta- IYN

Drop Inordinate Ambition, Support Tantita to Secure Pipeline in Niger Delta- IYN

The Ijaw Youths Network has called on stakeholders in the Niger Delta to support Tantita Security Services in the crucial task of reducing the harrowing theft of the nation’s crude oil resources, instead of promoting individual inordinate ambitious to upstage the company…

Exporters seek reinstatement of sacked NEPC Executive Director

Exporters seek reinstatement of sacked NEPC Executive Director

Exporters have called on the Federal Government to reinstate the Executive Director Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Dr. Ezra Yakusak as a reward for his tireless work towards putting Nigerian exporters on world map. Some exporters while speaking to journalists in Abuja…

IJAW ETHNIC NATIONALITY FLAYS NON-INCLUSION IN TINUBU-LED GOVT *** We Demand Equity, Justice In Federal Appointments – INC

IJAW ETHNIC NATIONALITY FLAYS NON-INCLUSION IN TINUBU-LED GOVT *** We Demand Equity, Justice In Federal Appointments – INC

-From the Editor’s Desk: The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has expressed disappointment over the continued neglect of indigenes of the IJAW ethnic nationality in the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration.  The INC decried the supposedly appointment of a non- Ijaw as the…

THE ATALA OIL FIELD HEIST: TIMIPRE SILVA, THE MASTERMIND

THE ATALA OIL FIELD HEIST: TIMIPRE SILVA, THE MASTERMIND

Upon the dawning of the age of commercial crude oil discovery and exploration in Nigeria and particularly Bayelsa State as the pace setter, the people of oil producing communities like Azamgbene, which hosts the lucrative Atala oil field and Bayelsa State as…

IYN Raises the Alarm Over Oil Thieves Fighting Their Way Back

IYN Raises the Alarm Over Oil Thieves Fighting Their Way Back

The Ijaw Youths Network (IYN) has raised an alarm that there is an ongoing battle by some desperate oil thieves to sabotage ongoing war against them spearheaded by Tantita Security Services Limited, calling on the Federal Government and all Nigerians to give…

Oborevwori sympathizes with Seplat over rig mishap

Oborevwori sympathizes with Seplat over rig mishap

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has extended heartfelt condolences to Seplat Energy Limited following collapse of its ‘Majestic’ oil rig near Ovhor Oilfield in Sapele Local Government Area of the State. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday,…

Massive Fraud Rocks Amnesty Office As Stakeholders Call for Probe

Massive Fraud Rocks Amnesty Office As Stakeholders Call for Probe

Strong indications of massive fraud has rocked the Presidential Amnesty Office under the leadership of General Barry Ndiomu, with stakeholders calling for its probe. Sources in critical position in the office have raised the alarm over the alarming plundering of the office…

HERITAGE, OML 30 JV PARTNERS RELEASE N169 MILLION FOR 2022 SCHOLARSHIP

HERITAGE, OML 30 JV PARTNERS RELEASE N169 MILLION FOR 2022 SCHOLARSHIP

-By Michael J. Ekokoruwe: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and the United Nation’s SDG 4 on Education, Heritage Energy Operations Services Limited (HEOSL), operator of OML 30 assets on behalf of the Joint Ventures between Nigeria National Petroleum Company E…

WE HAVE NEITHER RECONSIDERED NOR SUSPENDED NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST -Comrade Joe Ajaero

WE HAVE NEITHER RECONSIDERED NOR SUSPENDED NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST -Comrade Joe Ajaero

A press statement signed by President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero and made available to Blank NEWS Online reads: “We want to inform all Nigerians that we have just risen from a meeting with the federal Government where…

“Heritage is yet to Dialogue with Oleh Community, The Protest Continues” – Believe Alakri

“Heritage is yet to Dialogue with Oleh Community, The Protest Continues” – Believe Alakri

-By Michael J. Ekokoruwe: The president general of Oleh community, Chief comr. Believe Alakri says, the ongoing protest by Oleh community over the marginalization of employment slots by Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited management, will continue until the demand raised by the…

UN Says SDGs in Peril, Raises Campaign to Galvanize it

UN Says SDGs in Peril, Raises Campaign to Galvanize it

The United Nations has raised an alarm that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 is in peril and that something urgently needed to be done to galvanize it. The world body in order to achieve this last Wednesday kicked off a communications…

Oil Theft: NSCDC CG Reads Riot Act to Commandants in Niger Delta…Orders Round the Clock Surveillance of Oil Facilities

Oil Theft: NSCDC CG Reads Riot Act to Commandants in Niger Delta…Orders Round the Clock Surveillance of Oil Facilities

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi has read the Riot Act to Commandants in the Niger Delta States to get of economic saboteurs, vandals, criminals, oil thieves in the area, even as he…

OLEH OIL, GAS LANDLORDS STAGE PEACEFUL PROTEST, BERATE HERITAGE OIL FIRM OF EMPLOYMENT MARGINALIZATION

OLEH OIL, GAS LANDLORDS STAGE PEACEFUL PROTEST, BERATE HERITAGE OIL FIRM OF EMPLOYMENT MARGINALIZATION

–BY MICHAEL EKOKORUWE: Members of Itesa Oil and Gas landlords families in Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State, has staged a peaceful protest over employment marginalization by Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, manager of Cluster 5 of OML 30….

Fuel Scarcity: Oborevwori cautions fuel marketers against hoarding, price hike 

Fuel Scarcity: Oborevwori cautions fuel marketers against hoarding, price hike 

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has cautioned fuel marketers in the state against hoarding of Petroleum products especially Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).  Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Festus Ahon in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba quoted Governor Oborevwori…

DESOPADEC Under Gov Okowa: A Touch Of Excellence With Bashorun Askia

DESOPADEC Under Gov Okowa: A Touch Of Excellence With Bashorun Askia

-By Fred Edoreh: The inauguration of the new board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, on Friday, May 26, turned out a carnival of sorts. Deltans from all the host communities thronged the Government House, Asaba, to welcome…

Seplat’s AGM Holds Tommorow, May 10

Seplat’s AGM Holds Tommorow, May 10

Nigeria’s leading indigenous oil and gas company; Seplat Energy Plc has announced that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for Wednesday 10th May, 2023 has received further affirmation today Tuesday May 9, 2023 from the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and…

Shutdown Benue ethanol company appeals for reopening

Shutdown Benue ethanol company appeals for reopening

Shut ethanol- producing company, Pure Biotech Company Limited has appealed to the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to reopen its premise for operation after it installed a state-of-the-art Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), to prevent the reoccurrence of wastewater contamination,…

Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide, commends ongoing clean-up of Ogoniland

Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide, commends ongoing clean-up of Ogoniland

Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide, an umbrella body of Ogoni youth in River States has commended the ongoing clean-up of Ogoniland. The association while giving an Award of Outstanding Performance to the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi on Tuesday, said the award…

DESOPADEC Human Capital Development: The Winning Streak of a Legacy Board

DESOPADEC Human Capital Development: The Winning Streak of a Legacy Board

As a mission statement expressly provided in the law setting up DESOPADEC by the Delta State House of Assembly in 2006 and fully activated in July 2007, the Commission is meant “To put smiles on the faces of the people in the…

<em>DESOPADEC</em> : <em>Accelerated and Impactiful Interventions 1</em>

DESOPADEC : Accelerated and Impactiful Interventions 1

….. Efforts At the Provision of Health Facilities and Clean Water to Catchment Areas The place of good health facilities and clean water can never be over emphasized as the presence of health facilities in communities and good and clean waters will…

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

We have read with keen interest the open letter to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa by elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.  First we accord him his due respect as an elder statesman and a respected father in our state, but we state categorically that…

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

After six months of intensive training in various vocational skills and mentoring in business management and entrepreneurship, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has lifted 173 more Deltans of the oil producing areas, being the 3rd batch of graduands…

<strong>Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre</strong>

Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, is selling between N330 and N390 per litre in Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka and other parts of Anambra State. The situation was like that at all the filling stations visited by…

Bashorun Askia Welcomes Nigerians, Deltans To 2023 Year Of Restoration

Bashorun Askia Welcomes Nigerians, Deltans To 2023 Year Of Restoration

The Udu of ISOKO nation and MD/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh JP, has expressed great thanks to the Almighty God and congratulated all Nigerians, Deltans and indigenes of the mandate area of DESOPADEC, for…