DTSG Gives Owners of Illegal Structures in Warri and Environs Two Months to Relocate

Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay WARRI/Nigeria: Owners of illegal structures in Warri, Uvwie and environs have been given two months ultimatum to relocate or have their structures demolished in addition to being prosecuted. The Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA) which gave the ultimatum on Monday in Warri, explained that it has become necessary to do so as the structures were not just illegal but impacting negatively on the landscape of the area. In particular, a statement issued by the Director General (DG) of WUEDA, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay noted…

COVID-19: Ooni Seeks Collective Effort Against Pandemic, Donates Modular Fumigators To Delta

From (  left), Princess Kemi , Oba Adetokunbo Babatunde, (2nd left) SSG, Delta State,  Chiedu Ebie (middle)Environment  Comm. Mr. Chris Onogba (2nd right) and Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural  Resources ,  Mr.Julius Egbedi  (right)during  the presentation of  motorized  fumigators  to Delta State Government by the  representatives of Ooni of Ife. By Martina Enebeli ASABA/Nigeria: As its contribution to the national goal to sten the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, the Delta State Government had benifitted from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, a donation of…

Activist Calls for Probe Over Pollution of Niger Delta Waters

Pollution Along the Niger Delta Waters, Nigeria. WARRI/Nigeria: A Niger Delta environmental rights activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to probe into the reported pollution of the Forcados, Escravos and Gbaramatu Rivers in Delta State. Comrade Mulade, also a community leader from the region, gave the charge at a press briefing on Tuesday in Warri in a swift reaction to Shell’s denial of its involvement in the pollution of Niger Delta waters. He said the call became necessary following Shell Petroleum Development Company’s denial of…

COVID 19: Waste Managers in Delta Embark on Fumigation of Trucks

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Waste Managers under the Private Sector Participants (PSP), Today April 9, 2020 embarked on the fumigation of their trucks across Delta State as precautionary measures against the global Coronavirus pandemic. Delta State President of PSP, Comrade Lucky Adjekuko   while flagging off the exercise at the JF Kennedy Field, Refinery Road, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state, said that the fumigation exercise is the initiative of the Delta State PSP. According to him, the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has done well in the fight against COVID 19, adding that the…

COVID-19: DTSG Commences Fumigation of Markets, Public Places

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Environment yesterday commenced the fumigation of some major markets and public places across the state. The exercise which is at the instance of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is part of proactive measures towards curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and also check any other in the state. The fumigation which started with the popular Ogbe-Ogonogo Market in Asaba the state capital, according to the Commissioner of Environment Hon. Christian Onogba, will be replicated in all the major markets in the state. The…

Activist Calls On FG to Tackle Environmental Challenges in Niger Delta Region

Comrade Sheriff Mulade WARRI/Nigeria: A Niger Delta Environmentalist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has expressed worry about the environment in the oil-rich Niger Delta Region and said urgent steps must be taken to address it now. In a chat with newsmen at the weekend in Warri, Delta State, human rights activist who described the environment as the future and heritage of the people, alleged that activities of Multinational oil companies operating in the region have destroyed the ecosystem. He said that; “The environment is our future, is our pride and heritage. Am deeply concerned about the way…

College Commends Macaulay Over Drains, Clean Up Exercise

WARRI/Nigeria: The Management and Staff of the College of Education, Warri has commended the Director General, Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency, (WUEDA) Comrade. Ovuozourie Macaulay for given Warri and its Environs a decent look. This commendation was made by the Provost of the College Prof. Mrs. M.O Edema when she led the management team on a courtesy visit to the DG in Warri. Edema expressed satisfaction on the level of impact created by the Agency so far noting that Warri and its Environs that have been associated with…

DRUG REDUCTION: NDLEA on Inspection Visit to CEPEJ

WARRI/Nigeria: Center for peace and environmental Justice (CEPEJ), a foremost Non-governmental and Non-profit organization received a delegation of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) inspection team at her Abuja operational office on Monday, 4th March 2020. The inspection team comprising of two NDLEA staff from PSO department in charge of NGOs and civil societies dealing in drug demand reduction Mrs. Christiana ighekpe accompanied by her assistant in charge of NGOs trainings, research and statistics enquiries, Mrs. Matsomi Fumilayo. The inspection visit is centered on the facilitation of CEPEJ’s registration…

Govt. Gives Warri, Uvwie and Environs Drainage Contractor One Week To Make Impact

WARRI/Nigeria: Delta State Government has charged contractors handling the phases one and two of the master drainage project that cut across Warri, Uvwie and environs to show more commitment to achieving the set target. Specifically, the contracting firms, Levant and CCECC, have been enjoined to hasten up their activities taking advantage of the dry season that is just ending. The Director General of the of Warri/Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency (WUEDA), Comrade. Ovuozourie Macaulay gave the charge while inspecting the various sites handled by the contractors. He cautioned…

Stop Antagonizing HYPREP to Deviate From Its Objectives

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Friends of Niger Delta Ecological Initiative, FONDEI, has noted with regret a barrage of actions by some highly placed politicians and their associates to needlessly criticise, antagonize and distract the officials of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) from carrying out the project’s objectives of identifying and remedying negatively impacted environment of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. . FONDEI recalled that the journey of restoring the severely impacted soil, groundwater and general environment of Ogoniland from the activities of hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation is one that has…