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JUST IN: DESOPADEC Shut Down Indefinitely, Management Meetings Relocated To Lagos

JUST IN: DESOPADEC Shut Down Indefinitely, Management Meetings Relocated To Lagos

NEWS
The Delta State oil Producing Area commission, (DESOPADEC) has been shut down indefinitely. The shut down followed unabated protest by junior staff of the commission for days. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DESOPADEC, Olorogun Williams Makinde in a memo issued on Thursday night and obtained by BigPen Online, said following the illegal declaration of strike and violent behaviour of junior staff, the commission is hereby close till further notice. BigPen Online however learnt that the management of the commission has  relocated its meetings to Lagos with intent to disperse the protesting workers who have crippled activities at the oil commission for four days running. The management of oil commission had alleged that the protesters who are mainly junior staf
Police Officer In Critical Condition After DESOPADEC’s Shooting, Undergoes Operations

Police Officer In Critical Condition After DESOPADEC’s Shooting, Undergoes Operations

NEWS
  A police officer attached to Delta state Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC) is currently in critical condition at University Teaching Hospital Oghara, Delta state after being shot by his own colleague in the leg in attempt to disperse protesting workers of the Commission on Tuesday. The police officer whose identity remain uncleared work as subordinate to one ASP Lucas Medudu who allegedly gave the order to his colleagues to shoot and teargas DESOPADEC Staff at the Commission's headquarters in Warri. Our source revealed that the police officer who was also trying to disperse the protesters was hit by bullet fired at closed range by the over zealot policemen who released both teargas canister and gun shots during the protest which entered day-3 on Thur...
Police Shoots Colleague In Attempt To Disperse Protesting DESOPADEC Workers

Police Shoots Colleague In Attempt To Disperse Protesting DESOPADEC Workers

NEWS
*Protester cripple commission for two days running over deduction of salary arrears, others   An overzealous mobile police officer on Tuesday mistakenly shot his colleague on the leg in an attempt to disperse protesting workers of Delta State oil Producing Area commission, (DESOPADEC). Hundreds of Staff of the commission had laid sieged to the headquarters of the oil commission along Warri/Sapele road in protest of deduction of salary arrears, non promotion of staff for ten years running among other issues. The protest which caused serious traffic jam along the ever busy road, prompted the police officers attached to the commission to fire teargas and volume of shots in the air to disperse the protesting workers but unfortunately a shot hit a police officer who was imm...
EXCLUSIVE: Tompolo, Okowa Fall Apart, Had Heated Argument On Phone

EXCLUSIVE: Tompolo, Okowa Fall Apart, Had Heated Argument On Phone

NEWS
There are strong indications that Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo has fell apart with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, BigPen Online can authoritatively report. The cosy relationship between Tompolo and Okowa which started in 2015 has dwindled and the ex-warlord may have given up on the Governor over alleged unsettled disagreement which broke out between the two few weeks ago. The Ex-militant leader who has been facing battle from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC which once declared him wanted over series of allegations including the inflated NIMASA's contract had allegedly accused Okowa of 'abandoning' him to face his travial all by himself despite his handsome contributions to his election in 2015. The EFCC had arraigned the ex-warlord on a...
DESOPADEC Commissioner, Izoukumor Appeals To ‘Avengers’ To Sheath Their Sword

DESOPADEC Commissioner, Izoukumor Appeals To ‘Avengers’ To Sheath Their Sword

NIGER DELTA
The Commissioner representing Ijaw ethnic nationality in the board of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Favour Izoukumor has appealed to members of the self-styled militant group, 'New Niger Delta Avengers' to join force with the Delta State Government to develop the state. Izoukumor said that it would be counterproductive to target oil and gas facilities in state just to show anger and agitation for development, saying it is the state that would suffer in event of such attack. While appealing to his Ijaw kinsmen not to join in any act capable of casting the people in bad light, Izoukumor urged all stakeholders not to resort to violence because according to him, it will further deplete both the state and federal revenues at face of economic r...
BUSTED! New Niger-Delta Avengers Funded By DESOPADEC, Interested Parties In State Assembly

BUSTED! New Niger-Delta Avengers Funded By DESOPADEC, Interested Parties In State Assembly

NIGER DELTA
Reports have emerged that the self-styled group, New Niger Delta Avengers which have been threatening fire and brimstone is reportedly being funded by some politicians in Delta State and top management of Delta Oil commission, BigPen Online can report. Credible sources told our correspondent that some politicians in the state frustrated of how to get funds from Okowa government had allegedly formed the supposed militant group to prod the state government to release backlog of funds to contractors and the Delta Oil Production Area Commission. The source said that the oil commission have been a conduit pipe to some lawmakers in the state House of Assembly but Okowa on assumption of office reportedly blocked on the loopholes through the DESOPADEC amendment bill. It was gathered t...
Governor Okowa Says 2019 Political Fever Has Caught His Detractors

Governor Okowa Says 2019 Political Fever Has Caught His Detractors

NEWS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has reacted to a publication by a group christened as Coalition of Registered Political Parties which alleges failure of his administration in the past two years, saying that the publication was the handiwork of detractors who are already shivering over his 'modest achievements' as 2019 approaches. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu on Wednesday, Okowa said that his 'prosperity' train was on course and would not be detracted by group of persons who tend to cast aspersions on the efforts, policies and programmes of the state government. His said that his administration had done exceedingly well in the area of road constructions, job creation through the various youth empowerment programmes, uplift of facilities in the...
PDP Chieftain Says Okowa’s Two Years Achievements Are Completely Ridiculous

PDP Chieftain Says Okowa’s Two Years Achievements Are Completely Ridiculous

POLITICS
  An economist and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, High-Chief Paul Eriri has described the two years administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a disaster laced with ridiculous achievements. Eriri, who spoke to a local tabloid in Delta State, expressed regret that Governor Okowa may end up as the worst governor ever produced in the oil-rich state. He said that his assessment of Okowa is based on facts on ground, sincerity, honesty, patriotism and as a professional, and not judging by his party affiliation, being a PDP member. His words: "If you ask me about my assessment of Okowa’s administration within the last two years, I will answer this way, it is a disaster. He is the worst governor this state has ever produced. In fact, Okowa i