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NDDC set to complete all on-going projects

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has restated its resolve to complete all on-going projects across the Niger Delta region within the limits of funds available to it. The NDDC Executive Director Projects Engr. (Dr) Samuel Adjogbe, re-echoed the commitment when he led a team of directors and engineers to inspect the emergency repair of Umuelemai-Agbaja Road in Isiala Mbaino ...

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NDDC fast-tracks 25 kilometres link roads


The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to fast track the 25-kilometre dual carriageway linking Imo and Rivers states through oil-bearing communities in both states. Mr. Nsima Ekere, the NDDC Managing Director, gave the assurance when he led a team of directors and engineers to inspect the road spanning several oil-producing communities. He explained that the road runs through ...

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Mile 2 –Apapa road lock-down: Lagos loses N42 billion monthly to traffic gridlock

Traffic congestion

The blockade of access roads in Lagos, Nigeria’s major commercial city continues unabated, as the Mile 2 axis of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway was for a better part of Thursday, locked down. This caused total traffic gridlock on the road. Motorists were seen diverting to various routes alternative to the expressway, but the alternatives were no better, as several vehicles got ...

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Akeredolu flags off construction of N19.3bn link road between Niger Delta and Lagos


Akeredolu flags off the construction of the N19.3 billion coastline road linking Ondo and Lagos States has been flagged. The 51 kilometer Araromi-Akodo/Ibeju-Lekki road project is jointly funded by by Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC} and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC]. Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state performed the ceremony on Thursday at Araromi Seaside, Ilaje Local ...

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NDPHC flags off construction of Lafia power transmission substation


The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has flagged off construction of a 330 kilovolt (KV) transmission substation worth N5.49 billion in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. The Managing Director of NDPHC, Chiedu Ugbo at the site yesterday said the project which will be completed this year will add about 300 megawatts (MW) of electricity capacity to the state. He ...

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Impact of Oil Spills on Coastal Areas in Nigeria

Oil spills

Earlier this week, it was reported in the Vanguard that “The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, expressed fears over the continuous deferral in the commencement of the actual cleanup of Ogoni land. MOSOP stated that Ogoni lands and water were still polluted, adding that the people could not resume fishing and farming due to the delay in ...

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What You Probably Never Knew About Ogoniland


Ogoniland is a region in the South-East of Nigeria. The land and people of the region have been subjected to various incidents of human rights violation, injustice, environmental pollution, degradation and hazards over the years by the actions and the inactions of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Oil companies situated in its domain. In this article we highlight ...

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Senate probes $1 billion Ogoni cleanup

Ogoni cleanup: MOSOP accuses Nigeria of insincerity

“The Senate yesterday mandated its committee on environment to investigate the implementation of the celebrated Ogoni cleanup exercise. The Federal Government launched the Ogoni cleanup project in June last year with an initial cost of $1 billion. The Senate equally directed the committee to assess the progress of the Great Green Wall programme initiated to control desertification. These decisions followed ...

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