CADA: Mulade Moves to Next Level, Sends Bill to DTSG, State Assembly

Comrade Sherriff Mulade By Mike Jones ASABA/Nigeria: In other to actualise his campaign, and improve on the living conditions of the riverine communities in the Delta State, an environmentalist and community leader, Comrade Sherriff Mulade had sent the bill seeking to establish the Coastal Areas Development Agency, (CADA), to the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and members of the state House of Assembly. The Bill is in line with the demands by Deltans in the coastal communities seeking a legislation to create an agency that will fast track the development…

Ayakoromo Bridge Not Abandoned Says Delta Govt

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has denied news report that the Ayakoromo bridge project in Burutu Council Area of the state has been abandoned. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba, said the State Government was desirous of completing the project, assuring that work on the bridge will commence in the early part of the year. The Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative (IPDI) in conjunction with Ayakoromo youths had threatened showdown with the state government over the project. But Aniagwu urged IPDI and…

The Princewills’ Birthday: Cosmic Wonder of This Age – Eze …..Congratulates Both King and Prince Princewill on Their Shared Anniversary

HRM King (Prof) T.J.T Princewill, JP, CFR, (Amachree XI), Amayanabo of Kalabari Kingdom and Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress an authority in the history and culture of the Kalabari Kingdom and her people celebrates with the Kalabaris and the Ijaws at large on the auspicious day of the birth of a great father, legend, custodian and keeper of the conscience of a people, HRM King (Prof) T.J.T Princewill, JP, CFR, (Amachree XI), Amayanabo of Kalabari Kingdom, who has the…

2020: DESOPADEC MD Promises Better Days Ahead for Commission

Bashorun Askia Ogieh, Managing Director, DESOPADEC WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) is positioned for greater achievements in year 2020, despite the perculiar challenges facing the oil producing communities, according to the Commission’s Managing Director, Bashorun Askia Ogieh. A statement by the Special Assistant, Media and Strategic Communication, Mr. Sunny Areh stated that Bashorun Ogieh in a 2020 New Year message said the focus of DESOPADEC as a major plank of the Stronger Delta mantra, “in the year will be on the tangibles and intangibles, in…

NDDC Boss Promises New Strategies to Develop Region

Dr. Joy Nunieh, NDDC Boss PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Ag. Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. Joy Nunieh has reiterated the commission’s commitment to evolve new strategies for the development of the Niger Delta region. She said this after a statement by the Presidency confirming her appointment. Dr. Joi Nunieh, also assured that the Commission will ensure speedy completion of all on-going projects in the Niger Delta region. Dr. Nunieh expressed appreciation to President Muhammed Buhari for changing the narrative of the Niger Delta region through his development…

DTSG Mediates Between SPDC, Ojobo Community Crisis

Seantor Ifeanyi Okowa WARRI/Nigeria: Normalcy has returned to Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Beniseide Flow station as state government has waded into the crisis between the company and Ojobo community in Burutu Local Government Area. The government, represented by the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr Emmanuel Angbaduba,    met representatives of Shell and the community at Government House Annex, Warri, on Friday and appealed to them to embrace peace in the interest of development. He commended both parties for agreeing to resolve the impasse that temporarily halted the company’s operations…

Delta Govt. to Monitor Oil Firms’ GMOUs, CSR Implementation

WARRI/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured that his administration will monitor the implementation of General Memorandum Of Understanding (GMOU) between host communities and oil companies operating in the state. The governor gave the assurance on Friday at the palace of Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha, Capt. Joseph I. Timiyan, while flagging off Warri Medical and Welfare Outreach organized by Britannia-U Limited through Lilyford Foundation. The programme is aimed at providing free medical care and other welfare packages for women in host communities. Represented by the Commissioner for Oil and…

Women Group Tackles NPDC/ELCREST Joint Operation over Loss Of Fishing Rights

WARRI/Nigeria: Women drawn from eight riverine communities in Warri north local government area, under the umbrella of Olero women, have met with the Warri North Council Chairman, Hon. Aduge Okorodudu, and officials from Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, and Elcrest Nigeria PLC to formally air their grievances over their inability to fish in their territorial waters since the commencement of the joint operation at Jakptie. The meeting which is coming on the heels of a peaceful protest carried out last week on the operation site by the women to bring to…

Oil Rich Delta Community Settles Age Long Leadership Crises

UGHELLI/Nigeria: The leadership struggle in the oil rich Evwreni community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has finally been laid to rest following a mutual legal agreement by all parties and stakeholders involved to swear-in Mr. Bright Adjogbe and members of his team as President General and Executives of the Evwreni Clan Improvement Union, ECIU. According to the peace agreement signed by Mr. Bright Adjogbe, Chief Collins Udi, Presidents and Secretaries of ECIU branches and other stakeholders, and read by the presiding Chairman of the Peace Committee,…

Kinsmen laud DESOPADEC Director

WARRI/Nigeria: The Executive Director, Finance and Administration on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief John Nani has been commended by the people of Idjerhe Kingdom in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State for his immerse contributions towards the socio-economic, political and infrastructural development of the Kingdom. The commendation was giving during a thank you visit to the EDFA by a delegation of the kingdom led by Chief Johnson Kogoro. Speaking on behalf of the team, the spokesman, Chief Austine Omonode stated…