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Lagos, Rivers, Niger, Ogun First Ladies, Others To Bag Selfless Service International Award In Rivers

Lagos, Rivers, Niger, Ogun First Ladies, Others To Bag Selfless Service International Award In Rivers

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The First Ladies of Lagos, Rivers, Niger, Ogun and Plateau States have been nominated among others as recipients of Selfless Service International award. The award ceremony which is being package to commemorate the 10th Edition of National Children Fest, was introduced in 2008 by Unique Child Club, a division of Selfless Service International, a non-governmental organization based in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Nyesom Ezewon Wike are expected as special guest of honour at the ceremony which would hold on 28th May, 2018, at the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Artillery, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, starting from 10.00am. Organiser of the event and Chief Executive Officer of Selfless Service International, Mr. ...
FEC Approves N13b For Warri-Escravos Seaport  

FEC Approves N13b For Warri-Escravos Seaport  

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved the dredging of the Warri-Escravos seaport for N13 billion. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, announced this while briefing state House Correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting. The approval followed the presentation of the proposal early in the meeting by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman. “We got an approval for the dredging of the Escravos-Warri Seaport and the replacement of the bad navigational aids. The total cost of the project was N13 billion.” News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, also said that the ministry got approval for three memoranda
Group Urges Ibori To Act Like Tinubu Did For Lagos State By Redirecting Delta State To Progress

Group Urges Ibori To Act Like Tinubu Did For Lagos State By Redirecting Delta State To Progress

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
    * Says Failure Of Uduaghan, Okowa To Implement 50% DESOPADEC Derivation Law Could Be Punish By Impeachment An anti corruption group, Vangaurd for Transparent Leadership and Democracy, (VATLAD) has asked former Governor, Chief James Ibori to act now by redirecting Delta State to Progress the same way his colleague, former Gov. Bola Tinubu, has been doing for Lagos State since he left office in year 2007. This is coming on backdrop of the lawsuit concerning the appropriation of the 13% oil derivation fund accruing to the Delta state Government in which the Delta state Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) ought to receive and administer exclusively 50% for the rehabilitation and development of the oil producing areas in the state. Reacting to...
FG Asked To Drop ‘Corruption’ Charges Against Tompolo

FG Asked To Drop ‘Corruption’ Charges Against Tompolo

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Foremost Ijaw youth organisation, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has asked the Federal Government to drop all 'corruption' cases against former leader of the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo). The call was made in a statement released by IYC President, Eric Omare on Wednesday to felicitate with Tompolo on his 47th birthday billed for tomorrow, 12th day of April, 2018. IYC argued that it was unfair for the Federal Government to be using the former Mekadive Diving School, Kurutie, Delta State which NIMASA acquired from High Chief Ekpemupolo as kick-off campus of the Maritime University and at the same time prosecuting him in court for the sale of the same property. The group therefore urged the Atto...
Warri Court Adjourns 13% Oil Derivation Fund Lawsuit Against Delta State Government

Warri Court Adjourns 13% Oil Derivation Fund Lawsuit Against Delta State Government

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
A High Court sitting in Warri, Delta state has adjourned the lawsuit concerning the appropriation of the 50% of the 13% oil derivation fund accruing to the Delta state Government. The case which was instituted in 2014 during the tenure of immediate past Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and former State Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon Victor Ochei had unnecessary long adjournments with about four different judges sitting over it under the period. BigPen Online learnt that the current judge handling the case is the fourth among the series of judges who have sat over the matter. The case was instituted by now APC chieftain, Chief Godwin Ogbetuo and former Secretary of Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria, (TROMPCON), Prince Maikpobi Okareme, Comrade Prince Kp...
Okowa Hails As Akporeha Emerged As NUPENG President

Okowa Hails As Akporeha Emerged As NUPENG President

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday congratulated Prince Williams Akporeha on his election as National President of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor commended the membership of the union on the peaceful conduct of the election at the 4th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference, NDC, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. “The processes leading to the election and its peaceful conduct and outcome as well as the peaceful transition have shown that NUPENG is determined to provide leadership for oil and gas workers in the country. “Am not surprised Comrade Akporeha was elected unopposed because he has shown dexterity on labour related issues over the years. He is a core unionist who
Heritage Energy Alleged ‘Divide-and-Rule’ Tactics Threatens Oil Production In 111 Delta Communities

Heritage Energy Alleged ‘Divide-and-Rule’ Tactics Threatens Oil Production In 111 Delta Communities

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Heritage Energy Operational Services (HEOS), operators of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 30, alleged 'divide-and-rule’ tactics in the implementation of its side of the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) signed with host communities in Delta state, is threatening oil production in the nation’s largest oil field, BigPen Online has learnt. This followed a brewing disagreement between the operators and 111 host communities over alleged moves by the management of Heritage Energy Operational Services (HEOS), to introduce non-government organization and consultants to deal with the host communities in place of OML 30 Community Development Board (CDB). The leadership of the 111 host communities, which have been dealing with the management of Heritage Energy under the aegis o
2019: Now Warri, Koko Ports May Work, As Okowa, Uduaghan Brainstorm On Possibilities

2019: Now Warri, Koko Ports May Work, As Okowa, Uduaghan Brainstorm On Possibilities

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
With the 2019 general election approaching, the possibilities of dredging the Koko and Warri Ports is now a front burner issue as Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa held town hall meetings with the people of Warri North and Warri South local government areas. At the town hall meetings which took place at Warri and Koko respectively, Governor Okowa disclosed that his administration was working with relevant authorities to see that Warri and Koko ports are dredged for them to function optimally. The town hall meetings were in continuation of series of town hall meetings going on in different local government areas of the state. A statement by Delta state Government Press Unit says, Governor Okowa stated that his was committed to ensuring a state where facilities are ...
FG Asked To Call Tompolo To Order Over Appointments Into Maritime Varsity

FG Asked To Call Tompolo To Order Over Appointments Into Maritime Varsity

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to call former militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, to order over alleged hijack of appointments at the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State. A lawyer, Demebide Pele, who expressed his displeasure at the manner appointments are being allotted to families and cronies of the ex-militant at the expense of other Nigerians when speaking to Nigerian Tribune in Warri, described Tompolo as the de facto vice chancellor of the institution. He alleged that the VC, Engr. Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu is being teleguided by Tompolo on virtually all appointments being made at the institution in spite of heaps of applications belonging to applicants and dumped and gathering dust at the office of Gbaramatu Voice a...
Ex-militants Accuse Amnesty Official, Mowarin Of Alleged Fraud

Ex-militants Accuse Amnesty Official, Mowarin Of Alleged Fraud

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Ex-militants under the auspices of United Front for Ex-militants (UFE) have allegedly accused Head of Education desk at the Amnesty Office, Kiesena Mowarin of racketeering, profiteering and fraud. Mowarin, the group alleged is fond of selling scholarship slot meant for ex-militants to preferred highest bidders, thus amassing wealth at the detriment of the original ex-militants. They claimed that Mowarin was complicit in all the frauds allegedly committed by past coordinators, accusing him of allegedly dropping the name of the National Security Adviser, Babangana Munguno, to intimidate and commit questionable acts including converting amnesty slots for sales to non ex-militants. In a statement issued in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital and signed by the spokesperson