The Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress, NDYCPP, has condemned the protest against the decision of the Bayelsa State government to allocate lands for the creation of grazing areas and ranches for herdsmen in the state.
Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo is presently in Bayelsa State, in continuation of his tour of the Niger Delta region as part of efforts at restoring peace in the volatile region
As part of efforts to tackle the challenge of indiscriminate grazing of cattle and the attendant bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen, the Bayelsa State Government has designated 1,200 hectares for the development of ranches where herdsmen can conveniently rear their cattle.
Despite the backlog of salary arrears yet to be cleared by the Bayelsa State government, its Assembly has approved a request by Governor Seriake Dickson to spend N3 billion for the procurement of cars for the State legislators, political appointees and the State security outfit called “door akpor”.
The Bayelsa State Government has filed a law suit against the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, over an oil spill from the company’s facility located in Brass Local Government Area of the state.
Environmental Rights Action, ERA, a Non-Governmental Organization, has called out the governments of Niger Delta States for improper utilization of the 13% revenue accruable to oil producing states from the federation account, which is intended to be used for developmental projects in the state.
Violence was averted in Kolo riverine community in Bayelsa State as Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has relocated its Kolo Creek/Soku gas pipeline across Kolo River from the river surface to the river bed.
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has called on the media to join hands with it in ensuring the safety of lives, property of citizens and critical national infrastructure.
Family members of Salvation Adaka, a Police Sergeant, who was shot dead by his colleagues over N20,000 ‘largesse’ on November 7, 2016 have called on the Police authorities to prosecute the culprits.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said that the country will begin to export rice to other countries by the end of 2017.