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Delta assembly summons firm over oil spill, dumping of toxic wastes

Ineffective clean up

The Delta State House Committee on Environment has given the management of Sterling Oil and Energy Company Ltd. (SOEPCO) an eight-day ultimatum to defend allegations of oil spillage. The outcome of oil spill Chairman of the Committee, Mr Ekpotuayerin Pullah, gave the directive, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Asaba, the state capital, during the Committee’s meeting with representatives of ...

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World Desertification Day: Delta partners FADE in fight against aridification

Delta-FADE

Delta State Government says it is partnering the Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in her fight against desertification in the state. Commissioner designate, Mr. Aniagwu Charles (middle), planting a tree while the Chief of Staff, Government House and representative of Governor Okowa, Ovie Agas (3rd left); Director General, Delta Capital territory Development Agency, Joan Mrakpo ...

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Nigerians urged to change attitude toward waste disposal

waste managers

The Association of Waste Managers in Delta State has called on the public to have attitudinal change toward disposing their waste for cleaner environment and healthy living. Waste PSP operators at work Its President, Mr Samson Osuare, made the call in an interview in Asaba, the state capital, on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Osuare said: “One of the challenges facing members of this association ...

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Delta to shut down illegal dump sites

ifeanyi okowa

The Delta State Waste Management Board says it will shut down all illegal dump sites across the state within the next two weeks. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Chairman of the board, Mr Emmanuel Chinye, gave the warning during a tour with his team to some of the waste pilot zones in the state on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. ...

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Jesse pipeline genocide: 22 years of silence – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

At a symposium hosted on Sunday, October 18, 2020 by Achoja Research Council on “22 Years After the Idjerhe Pipeline Fire Disaster” under the theme “Farewell to Fossil Fuel Fatalities in Our Lands”, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), traces the genesis of the disaster that led to the loss of over 1,000 souls and suggests ways to avoid ...

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Delta indigenes urge govt to dredge River Niger to curb flooding

River Niger

Some indigenes of Aboh in Delta State who reside in Abuja have appealed to the Federal Government to as  a matter of urgency dredge the River Niger to curb the perennial flooding in the community. The River Niger The indegenes, who made the call in an interview on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Abuja, said that the town was almost being submerged because the River Niger ...

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Delta, NEWMAP sign N3.2bn gully erosion control project pact

ifeanyi okowa

The Delta State Government and Nigerian Erosion Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) have signed a N3.2 billion contract for the execution of the Obomkpa and Ukwunzu gully erosion control projects in the state. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, who signed on behalf of the state government, disclosed this in a statement ...

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Stakeholders urge govts to involve rural communities in SDGs implementation

Sustainable Development Goals

Some stakeholders in Delta State have urged all tiers of governments to involve rural communities in project implementation to avoid waste of resources and ensure functionality of such projects. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mrs Angella Onwueze, a resource person at a forum organised for Local Government Chairmen in the state, made the call in a presentation titled “Localising the Sustainable ...

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COVID-19: 60-year-old U.S. citizen dies in Delta, Lagos discharges more patients

ifeanyi okowa

The Police Command in Delta has confirmed the death of a 60-year-old U.S. citizen in the state, due to suspected complications arising from COVID-19. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the incident in Warri on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The 60-year-old woman was in Nigeria to visit her male friend. She was ...

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60 pupils bag Shell’s special secondary school scholarship

Igo Weli Shell

Sixty pupils from primary schools in the Niger Delta states of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers were on Friday (September 4) awarded full secondary school scholarships under the ‘Cradle-to-Career’ (C2C) programme run by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture. They are the latest beneficiaries in a scholarship scheme that has placed 360 bright children in ...

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