President-General Calls For Shorelines Protection In Ndokwa East

ABOH/Nigeria: The President General (PG) of Ndoshimili Development Union (NDU), the apex socio-cutural group in Ndokwa East, Dr Sunday Chukwudi, has called for the dredging of the shores of the coastal lines in Ndokwa East communities. He said the call has become necessary to checkmate the annual flooding and overflow of the River Niger, which he said usually destroys farmlands, crop and other household belongings of the indigenes. Dr Chukwudi made the call during a press conference he organized for Ndokwa East journalists at Aboh, headquarters of Ndokwa East Local…

Delta, Desert Warrior Collaborate to Fight Desertification

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government says it has joined a tree planting campaign in collaboration with a non-governmental organization, Fight against Desert Encroachment, FADE. The Director General of the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Mrs. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, and the State Commissioner for Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor, made this known in Asaba, while participating as Guest Planters, at the Mandela Wildlife and Resort in the state capital. 83 year old Dr. Newton Jibunor who organizes the tree planting event noted he had undergone three expeditions across the Sahara Desert, saying long…

OIL SPILLAGE: Gbaramatu People Cries Out, Demands for the Physical Presence of Managing Director of Chevron

WARRI/Nigeria: The people of oil – rich Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area Delta State have cried out over the ravaging Oil Spill from the facilities of American oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, demanding for the physical presence of the Managing Director of the oil firm to see things for himself and to ensure honesty and transparency on the way out of the woods. In a worded press statement signed by the Spokesman of the Kingdom, Chief Gbenekama Godspower T. D. A. (The Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom) and…

Delta Commence Reclamation of City of Warri Lost Beauty

WARRI/Nigeria: The ancient city of Warri, known for its beauty and viability in terms of commerce and tourism is set to come alive again, just as the Chairman, Delta State Taskforce on Environment, Mr. Sylvester Oromoni has concluded plans for the reclamation of the city from dirts and illegal activities. Mr. Oromoni while on an on the spot inspection of Warri/Sapele Road, expressed satisfaction with traders who had complied with instructions to keep the environment hygienically clean for living and business. It could be recalled that all the stores along…

UK Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan Discuss Nigeria Climate Change Vulnerabilities With Minister, Experts

ABUJA/Nigeria: UK’s International Champion for Adaptation & Resilience Anne-Marie Trevelyan recently met with the Nigerian Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, business leaders and civil society experts to discuss Nigeria’s climate change vulnerabilities, in what is termed a virtual visit to Nigeria, in what is considered a follow up visit last month’s visit of the COP26 President Designate, Alok Sharma to Nigeria. The discussion focused in many subject centred on Climate change impacts, which is considered different across the world. The risks climate change brings to Nigeria are increasing.…

Delta To Revoke Undeveloped Land Allocations

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Monday gave owners of lands acquired from it in urban areas for over two years, three months to develop such lands or risk the revocation of the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the warning at a news conference in Asaba. Aniagwu deplored the attitude of some persons who acquired land from the state government and left such lands undeveloped for long periods, saying that the situation was impeding the transformation of the environment through urban renewal effort…

RIVERS STATE: Soot And The Dangers Of Its Emission, A Call For Action (OPINION)

By Nwaorgu Faustinus A clean, pure, healthy environment and atmospheric air or rather oxygen that we human beings take in on a daily basis plays an important role in the longevity and good health we as human beings enjoy.  However, the opposite could be said of a milieu or an environment which is polluted with soot. Few years ago in Rivers State, there was massive reportage on the issue at hand – dangers of soot, otherwise known as “Particle Pollution” called PM 2.5—particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers in diameter…

WARRI/UVWIE DEV: Macaulay Inspects Flood Control Projects In Igbudu Primary School, Esisi Road, Commissioner Road And Ugbolokposo

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe It is now crystal clear that the Okowa administration has lofty infrastructure development plans for the commercial City of Warri, contrary to misinformation peddled by the chief scribe of Warri Rebirth Movement, WRM; as the Director General of Warri/Uvwie And Environs Special Area Development Agency, Comrade Ovuzorie Macaulay inspects ongoing projects. Macaulay while inspecting some of the flood control measure construction projects, in company of Site Engineers of CCECC and Levant Construction Ltd, said the state governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, is determined to complete…

Journalist Called to Participate in Community Developments

ASABA/Nigeria: Practising Journalists had been admonished to contribute their quota in community developments by returning to the old practice of community efforts at cleaning up the streets in cities, towns and villages towards the environmental sustainability and aesthetics of the state. The Director General (DG) of the Delta State Capital Development Agency, Honourable Onyemaechi Mrakpor, stated this when the Chairman of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, led some journalists in the state payed her a courtesy call in her office in…

Time to Stop Gas Flaring is Now-Mulade

WARRI/Nigeria: A Niger Delta born Environmentalists and Human Rights Activist, Comrade Mulade Sheriff has warned on the likely severe consequences of continued gas flaring in the Niger Delta region, and demanded that the time had come for the Federal Government to do something to stop it. Chief Mulade, who made the call during a visit to bastardized environment around Warri River and expressed worry, disappointment and said, gas flaring involves the release of greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide (Co2) biochemical smog and their particular matter derivatives such as sulphates…