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Hello to the new NDLink team!!

NDLink Project Manager, Ese Emerhi.
Ese comes to PIND with over 12 years of experience as a human rights activist, civic mobilization trainer, and knowledge management and community of practice (CoP) specialist. Prior to PIND, she worked as a knowledge management consultant and CoP Manager at The World Bank Institute where she was responsible for working closely with over 50 clients to develop more effective and thriving communities of practice for their business needs. She previously served as Vice Chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) (U.S.), board member for the Washington Peace Center (U.S.), and strategist for Education for Hope (Sierra Leone). She is currently volunteering as an organizational development strategist for Vote or Quench. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from The Ohio State University and is the founder of Ihreme Consulting, LLC. Ese can be reached at

NDLink Content Coordinator, Dayo Ibitoye
Dayo comes to PIND with about 6 years’ experience in the media industry. Though a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, his passion for the media industry with particular interest in New Media is unparalleled. He's a recipient of a few awards in New Media and freelance journalism and a two-time winner of the Nigeria Blog Awards in Technology. Prior to joining PIND, Dayo has worked as freelance consultant for media organisations in Nigeria and abroad. He has also undergone mentorship training in journalism with the United Press International, Washington DC. Dayo can be reached at

We are here as a supporting unit to assist members, development partners, donors, and other stakeholders working in the Niger Delta to achieve one goal -- the sustainable development of the region. Let us know how we can provide assistance or connect you with your peers! General inquiries can be sent to 
ISS Strengthens Presence in Niger Delta
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has strengthened its presence in the Niger Delta with the opening of an office on Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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A  look at the proposed new army division for the Niger Delta
The Niger Delta region of Nigeria, the largest oil producing region in Africa and the eighth largest producer in the world, and which accounts for about 98% of Nigeria’s crude oil production, has made the Niger Delta region the main revenue-generating region in the country. 

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Gas City Project to Remain in Ugborodo
There has been serious apprehension ever since the Federal Government announced Ugborodo community in Delta state as the proposed site of the $16 billion (N2.56 trillion) Gas City project, Africa’s largest gas project.

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With over 300 members with an average professional experience of 10 years, we are on track to building a robust database of development professionals working in the Niger Delta. If you know of people who are either working in the region and/or are interested in the development challenges and want to help improve conditions there, kindly encourage them to become a member of NDLink. Membership is currently free, with plans to go to a paid membership model later this year.

We are also working on a strategic plan to attract and recruit new business partners for NDLink. Partnerships are the building blocks of NDLink, and the core of PIND's approach to development. Interested organizations can become NDLink Partners by paying a fixed annual yearly contribution to NDLink and have a dedicated page on the platform displaying their current projects and job openings, along with a space to display their promotional activities. If interested in becoming an NDlink Partner, contact Ese Emerhi at
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