Obasanjo Tackles Ministers

“My attention has recently been drawn to an ensuing trend of misuse and abuse in the implementation of the Monetisation Policy as it pertains to use of pool vehicles. A number of Ministers, Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries have allocated … read more

No Deal With Hostage Takers, Says Govt

CONTRARY to widespread speculations, the Federal Government has stated that it did not negotiate any terms with the militiamen for the release of four expatriate oil workers in the Niger Delta. Rather, the government says it only showed the militiamen … read more

Delta Ijaw raise the alarm over raid

The Ijaw of Delta State on Thursday raised fresh alarm of alleged plans by the security operatives to raid their communities in search of those responsible for the recent criminal activities in the riverside areas of the Niger Delta. Specifically, … read more

Worsening insecurity in the land

The nation is experiencing serious threats to peace and national stability. Renewed youth violence in the Niger Delta has led to the death of about 30 persons and the kidnap of four expatriate oil workers. Reports said most of the … read more

FG, Militants Seal Agreement

There were strong indications last night that four oil workers in the Niger Delta taken hostage about two weeks ago, by a group called Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), would be released to the Bayelsa Government. … read more


I am pleased to inform you that the four hostages have been released. Their release occurred in the early hours of today in Yenagoa. Further detail will be provided later in the day. read more