Isoko Communities Protest Non-Payment Of GMOU Funds By Heritage

  By Kelvin Ohoror   OLEH- Women and youths of Olomoro, Emede and Oleh communities, Isoko South local government area of Delta State, have staged a protest against the non payment of cluster five OML30 2019 and 2020 GMOU projects funds by Heritage Energy Operational Service Limited. The protesters who barricaded the main entrance of the Olomoro/Oleh flow station being operated by the company, chanted songs of grievances as they displayed placards which bore various inscriptions such as “Heritage do not cause problem to cluster 5”, “Oleh, Emede and Olomoro…

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Oil Spill: Chevron Has Abandoned Us To Die, Gbaramatu Kingdom Laments

  *** Demand For Physical Presence Of Managing Director of Chevron To Ensure Honesty, Transparency *** Describe The Spill As Brazen, Unacceptable Risk That Nobody Should Have To Deal Wit   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…

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GMOU: Women, Communities Threaten To Shut Down Flow Station In OML 30

By Omoghene Benedict,   Women and Communities of cluster 1, in Oil Mining Lease OML 30, have threatened to shutdown oil installation in Afiesere community flow station over failures of the oil firm operating in the area to honour the GMoU agreement. In a peaceful protest, women of the nine communities of the cluster have issued an ultimatum to Heritage Energy Oil Service Limited HEOSL, to honour the GMoU agreement or stop drilling the oil in their land. Displaying leaf branches with songs like, We no go gree o we…

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DESOPADEC Board, Mourn Pa Okowa As Management Pay Condolence Visit To Delta Gov

  Bashorun Askia led Desopadec Board in Delta state has condoled the state governor, Sen Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his entire family members over death of their father, Pa Authur Okorie Okowa. The Board was led by its Executive Director/ CEO, Bashorun Askia Ogieh and Chairman, Evang. Michael Diden Ejele. We, the entire Members of the Board and Management of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, today, February 2, 2021 paid a condolence visit to His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor of Delta State, on the…

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Jifas Ogbon Celebrates Morris Idiovwa Appointment As DG Of Local Content Board

…Lauds Okowa For Credibility    By Philo Ezewu Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Development, Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon has described the appointment of Hon. Dr. Morris Ogheneochuko Idiovwa as the Director General of Delta State Local Content Agency by governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a welcome development in the history of the state. The Delta government had appoint Idiovwa as the pioneer Director General of the newly created Local Content Agency Board. stating that his appointment as the pioneer DG is based on merit, but not just a…

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Bashorun Askia Foundation Offers Free Medical Treatment To Isoko Indigenes

By Ted Atagbaza   In continuation of his humanitarian activities in the State, the Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, under the auspices of the Bashorun Askia Foundation, BAF, organised free medical treatment for Isoko Indigenes. The three-day exercise which took off on Saturday, 23rd of January, 2021, at the Bashorun Askia Civic Center, Uzere, ended today, Monday, 25th of January, 2021, amidst encomiums from the Indigenes. Declaring the exercise open, Bashorun Ogieh said it was the little he could do for…

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Delta Police Docked University Prof Over Alleged N3 Millon Theft

The Nigeria police attached to the Delta State command has arraigned a professor from the Mathematics Department attached to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Delta State at the Magistrate Court I, Agbarho for allegedly stealing the sum of N3million belonging to the Housing Multi-purpose Corporative Society of the institution. The professor, Michael Okedoye, a lecturer with the Department of Mathematics at the institution, was alleged to have carried out the offence sometime in December 2019 during the acquisition of land from Agbarho community for the society. In a…

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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Mourns Victims Of Gas Explosion In Agbor

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori  has commiserated with victims of the Friday  gas explosion in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of  the  State. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker described the incident as very unfortunate and painful.   According to the Speaker, “I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate gas explosion in Agbor on Friday. I share  in the pains of those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident. I wished…

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Egbema, Gbaramatu Youths Apologizes To EGCDF Over Wrong Protest

Youths from Egbema and Gbaramatu kingdoms in Warri North and South West Local Government Areas of Delta state have apologized to the authorities of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, EGCDF, over a wrongful protest with promises to partner the foundation for the overall development of the host communities. The youths who made the apology during a meeting between the executives of EGCDF, representatives of the youths and stakeholders, admitted that the protest was misdirected as the EGCDF was already delivering on its mandate. Comrade Shedrack Onitsha, one of the…

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DESOPADEC MD, Askia Ogieh Commission Projects In Emonu-Orogun

  The Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, on 20th of January 2021, commissioned two (2) blocks consisting of six classrooms, a Library, Headmaster/ Headmistress’ office with adjoining toilets and additional four (4) toilets for staff and pupils of Emonu-Orogun, in Ughelli North Local Government Area. Addressing the people, Bashorun Ogieh promised to include the provision of a 500 KVA transformer and equipping of the Library built, in the Commission’s next budget. He then enjoined the people of the community to ensure…

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