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…

Flood Cuts Off Aboh, Kwale-Ashaka Roads

KWALE/Nigeria: The Chairman of Ndokwa East Local Government Council, Hon. Joan Governor, has called on the Delta State Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the people of Ndokwa East saying flood has cuts off Aboh Road and Kwale, Ashaka Road from the rest of the state. He stated this at Ashaka after receiving a report on the flood situation from a committee set up by the council on flood management. The chairman stated that, as a rescue measure, he had provided boats for the evacuation of…

CEPEJ to Hold Zoom Conference on Impact of COVID-19 on the Environment

WARRI/Nigeria: The Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) has concluded plans to hold a virtual conference to discuss the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the environment. According to a release by the National Coordinator of the centre, Chief Sheriff Mulade, interested persons are invited to programme as follows.  Program Schedule Day One: Tuesday, Oct 14, 2020 Day Two: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2020 Day Three: Tuesday, Oct 28, 202 Time: 12:00 noon West Central Africa You  are requested to Join the Zoom Environmental Program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89314235669?pwd=MmUxbnU4MjlIWTd4bWFPeHJSWkZYQT09 Program ID: 893 1423…

Heavy Downpour Wreaks Havoc on Delta Community, Shuts Down Economic Activities

UBULU-UKU/Nigeria: Heavy downpour witnessed in parts of Delta State on Friday, September 25, 2020 has wreaked havoc in Obulu-Okiti, an agrarian community in Aniocha South Local Government Area. Our correspondent reported the downpour which lasted for several hours, flooded most of the roads in the town, making it difficult and dangerous for resident to venture out. It was observed that the flood affected several buildings thereby sacking some individuals from their homes rendered most of the roads in the town impassable. The situation, it was further gathered collapsed all forms…

DTHA Passes Local Content Bill into Law

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Local Content Agency Bill has been read the third time and passed on the floor of the State House of Assembly. The passage of the bill was sequel to a motion to that effect by the Majority leader, Hon Tim Owhefere and adopted, after the consideration of report of the Hon Ebipade Pullah led Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas, during Wednesday’s plenary of the House, presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori. The House had earlier dissolved itself into a committee of Whole…

Gbaramatu Residents Laments As Pollution Takes Over

GBARAMATU/Nigeria: Oporoza community, headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta state, on Monday, September 14, experienced an unexpected health danger after a downpour, the people were shocked  to discover that the community has been taken over by carbon residue in form of black soot littered all over the ground in the town. The black substance which is suspected to be residues of carbon, arising from the after effects of pollution that was washed down by the downpour, made movement difficult and caused stains all over…

Residents of Ndokwa East Asked To Relocate As Water Level Rises

ABOH/Nigeria: The Ndokwa East Local Government Chairman, Hon. Joan Governor, has warned the people of Ndokwa East to make arrangement for relocation as the water level rises. He stated this recenyly in his office at Aboh during a meeting with Ndokwa East elders forum and councilors, saying that indigenes should not wait for the last minute rush when the road to Aboh was flooded before making any move. He said that the councilors should sensitize people in their various wards to avoid being cut off by the flood thereby making…

Delta, NEWMAP Signs N3.2bn Obonkpa, Ukwunzu Gully Erosion Control Project

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government and Nigerian Erosion Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) on Wednesday, signed a contract of N3.2 billion for the commencement of the Obomkpa and Ukwunzu gully erosion control projects. Witnessing the agreement, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, explained that the Obomkpa project was about N1.5 billion while that of Ukwunzu was about N2.4 billion, adding that the state government had made a counterpart donation of above N800 million for the projects. “Gully erosion is something that has troubled us for decades here in Delta State.…

Niger Delta Group Condemn Neglect of Ndokwa by FG, Threatens Legal Action

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: The issues of the neglect of the Ndokwa communities by the governments of Nigeria, had in recent weeks been brought the front burner, as groups, and individuals had used every opportunity to draw the attention of the government, and the various oil companies of the urgent need to contribute to the development of the area. In the efforts to sustain the voices of agitation, a group known as the Oil Producing Areas Association of Nigeria, OPAAN, had joined its voice to condemn the neglect of the area, and threaten…