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…

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…