Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

We have read with keen interest the open letter to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa by elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.  First we accord him his due respect as an elder statesman and a respected father in our state, but we state categorically that…

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

After six months of intensive training in various vocational skills and mentoring in business management and entrepreneurship, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has lifted 173 more Deltans of the oil producing areas, being the 3rd batch of graduands…

<strong>Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre</strong>

Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, is selling between N330 and N390 per litre in Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka and other parts of Anambra State. The situation was like that at all the filling stations visited by…

Bashorun Askia Welcomes Nigerians, Deltans To 2023 Year Of Restoration

Bashorun Askia Welcomes Nigerians, Deltans To 2023 Year Of Restoration

The Udu of ISOKO nation and MD/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh JP, has expressed great thanks to the Almighty God and congratulated all Nigerians, Deltans and indigenes of the mandate area of DESOPADEC, for…

Anioma group endorses Senate’s confirmation of Onochie as NDDC chairman

Anioma group endorses Senate’s confirmation of Onochie as NDDC chairman

The Association of Anioma Professionals (AAP) has commended the Senate for confirming the nomination of Ms Lauretta Onochie by President Muhammadu Buhari as chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The AAP is a platform of professionals in various fields of…

NDDC: Group congratulate Lauretta, commend Buhari over NDDC appointment

NDDC: Group congratulate Lauretta, commend Buhari over NDDC appointment

Group under the agis of lzu-lkei Aniocha-Oshimil Elders Association today congratulated Mrs Lauretta Onochie as Chairman Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC. Izu-Ikei Aniocha-Oshimil Elders Association who is a non-political group, also expressed satisfaction with the nomination of Mrs Lauretta Onochie as Chairman…

DESOPADEC boss, Bashorun Askia presents health equipment to 268 PHCs in Delta *Receives Award of Outstanding Performance 

DESOPADEC boss, Bashorun Askia presents health equipment to 268 PHCs in Delta *Receives Award of Outstanding Performance 

-By Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA, has presented health care delivery equipment to the 268 Primary Health Care Centres across Delta State. The equipment are to be…

HERITAGE ENERGY HOLDS TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP EXAM

HERITAGE ENERGY HOLDS TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP EXAM

The management of Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, operators of the OML 30 Joint Ventures this Saturday conducted a tertiary scholarship selection test for over 300 shortlisted candidates drawn from 112 Host Communities. The examination conducted at the College of Education, Warri…

As Flood IDPs Return Home: DESOPADEC Boss, Bashorun Askia Thanks God, Commends Okowa’s Support 

As Flood IDPs Return Home: DESOPADEC Boss, Bashorun Askia Thanks God, Commends Okowa’s Support 

-From Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has expressed thanks to God for seeing Deltans through the flood period. He also expressed gratefulness to the state governor, His Excellency, Sen….

FG Renews War on Oil Bunkering, Commissions Eight Gunboats

FG Renews War on Oil Bunkering, Commissions Eight Gunboats

The federal government has commissioned eight gunboats to fight crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the country to a logical end. A press statement by the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu…

CSO backs award of crude oil surveillance contract to Tompolo

CSO backs award of crude oil surveillance contract to Tompolo

*** As DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance A Coalition of Arewa Civil Society Groups has thrown its support behind the Federal Government over the crude oil surveillance contract awarded to Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) through the NNPC. The…

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

-By Albert OGRAKA: President General of Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Mr. Chibuzor Agunwa (aka Mr. Dash), has lauded the move by the federal government to award surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo,…

DESOPADEC Disowns “Fake” Bursary Portal 

DESOPADEC Disowns “Fake” Bursary Portal 

The Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has declared that a fake, criminal scholarship portal is currently trending online. A statement signed by Chinenye Ezonfade, Head, Media & Public Affairs Department, urged members of the public, especially students from DESOPADEC…

Bashorun Askia Bags Award For Hard-work, Excellence In DESOPADEC

Bashorun Askia Bags Award For Hard-work, Excellence In DESOPADEC

The Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has been honored for his commitment to professionalism, hardwork and excellence in running the affairs of DESOPADEC.   The award was presented by the Management of Nigeria Centre…

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

-By Tonye OGBOGBULA: Amity between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the people of Nigeria who he governs is based on trust which is earned from promises made and promises kept. One of such promises by President Buhari to the nation was…

Decentralize Supreme Court For Speedy Dispensation of Justice, Retired Justice Oniyangi advocates

Decentralize Supreme Court For Speedy Dispensation of Justice, Retired Justice Oniyangi advocates

A Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi on Tuesday called for the decentralization of the Supreme Court to allow for speedy dispensation of justice in the country. Oniyangi, gave this advice in Abuja while celebrating his retirement from…

NSCDC Delta Command: Repent Or Relocate, Be Caught, Face Justice  -Akinsanya Spits Fire To Criminals

NSCDC Delta Command: Repent Or Relocate, Be Caught, Face Justice -Akinsanya Spits Fire To Criminals

In line with the core mandate of the NSCDC to provide adequate and effective 24hours Security and protection of life and property, assist in maintaining peace and order in the country amongst others, our numerous functions, duties, programmes and impact are positively…

Youth Group Tells Buhari To Sack NNPC, NMDPRA Heads Over Contaminated, Endless Fuel Scarcity

Youth Group Tells Buhari To Sack NNPC, NMDPRA Heads Over Contaminated, Endless Fuel Scarcity

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked by a civil advocacy group, the Youth Arise for Undiluted Leadership and Development Initiative to “replace” the heads of Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Agency (NMDPRA) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the…

Embrace Sustainable Peace, Shun Political Thuggery -Bashorun Askia Tells Youths

Embrace Sustainable Peace, Shun Political Thuggery -Bashorun Askia Tells Youths

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has enjoined youths in the state, especially in Isoko land to embrace peace and shun political thuggery, ahead of…

Adulterated Petrol Products: PETROAN Seeks Partnership With NSCDC To Cub Distribution In Nigeria

Adulterated Petrol Products: PETROAN Seeks Partnership With NSCDC To Cub Distribution In Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Worried by the recent supply of adulterated petrol to the country, which has given motorists serious concerns in the last few days as a result of the unprecedented damage to cars and vehicles, the Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr…

Update On Ukpokiti Terminal Fire Incident

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) From Editor’s DESK : The Management of Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL) in RECIEVERSHIP, have provided an update on the explosion and subsequent fire that engulfed the FPSO Trinity Spirit located at the Ukpokiti Terminal, in…

NLNG Suspension of Exportation of Cooking Gas, Relief -Ikeazor

NLNG Suspension of Exportation of Cooking Gas, Relief -Ikeazor

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor has said the decision of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited to suspend exportation of the cooking gas will not only bring down the price of…

Delta House Of Assembly Aspirant Fidel Onwodi Promises Excellent Representation

Delta House Of Assembly Aspirant Fidel Onwodi Promises Excellent Representation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Fidel Eweniwe Onwodi, has declared to represent Aniocha North State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly. He said…

Bashorun Askia Expresses Satisfaction Over Ongoing DESOPADEC Tower Project

Bashorun Askia Expresses Satisfaction Over Ongoing DESOPADEC Tower Project

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Albert OGRAKA: MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing construction work at the ultra-modern DESOPADEC tower project in Warri. He made the commendation…

GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE ON SECURITY OF OLEH COMMUNITY

GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE ON SECURITY OF OLEH COMMUNITY

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):[PRESS RELEASE] THE Delta State Government through the ministry of Oil and Gas, has directed the management of Agip Oil Company Limited with Headquarters in Portharcout Rivers State and Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited at Lugards Avenue Ikoyi Lagos…

NDDC Begs Contractors For Patience **As FG, Oil Coys Indebtedness To NDDC Hits N4 Trillion

NDDC Begs Contractors For Patience **As FG, Oil Coys Indebtedness To NDDC Hits N4 Trillion

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to settle all verified outstanding claims by its contractors in its efforts to facilitate sustainable development of the oil-rich region. A source close to the Interim Administrator…

Indigenous Contractors Say Impostors Plotting Unrest In DESOPADEC Mandate Areas *Fingers Opposition Party Chieftain

Indigenous Contractors Say Impostors Plotting Unrest In DESOPADEC Mandate Areas *Fingers Opposition Party Chieftain

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE DESOPADEC Indigenous Contractors Forum, has disclaimed an alleged planned protest by its members against the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) on Monday, 30th November 2021. According to the Forum, the planned…

FG Shuts Down Operations At Santa Barbara Oilfields

FG Shuts Down Operations At Santa Barbara Oilfields

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Federal Government has shut down operations at Santa Barbara oilfields. A signed statement on Tuesday by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Environment, Saghir el Mohammed, said the shut down will be effected until proper…

Emuh Tasks HOSCON Oil, Gas Pipeline Surveilance Security Trainees On Professional Conduct

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: Host Communities of Nigeria Oil and Gas trained pipeline surveilance security outfit has been urged to be vigilant, dodged combatant, indomitable and to report any ilegal pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta. Prince (Dr.)…

Bashorun Askia Commends Progress On Emevor Bypass Road *As Community Hails Okowa, DESOPADEC

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has expressed satisfaction with the pace of construction work on the Phase One of the Four Kilometers Emevor Bypass road under…

DELTA @ 30: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa’s Support Enhancing DESOPADEC Dev Delivery

DELTA @ 30: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa’s Support Enhancing DESOPADEC Dev Delivery

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has felicitated with Deltans on its 30th anniversary, saying that the amazing support of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa enhanced development delivery in…

Bashorun Askia Honoured, As DESOPADEC, PDP Chieftains Attend Isoko South PDP Chairman Daughter’s Marriage

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: MANAGING Director/CEO of DESOPADEC Odio Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has received commendation and honour from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faiithfuls for his human and infrastructure development prowess in Isoko nation. The rare honour was part…

Markets, Shops Close, As Oleh Women Protest Illegality of OML 30 CDC *Gives Heritage Oil 7 Days To Respond

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: MARKETS, shops and other economic activities were crippled, as women of Oleh Community, Isoko South local government area staged a peaceful protest over illigality of appointed Community Development Committee by HRM Anthony William Ovrawah,…

Showdown, As Host Communities Threatens To Shut Down AGIP Oil Facilities *Gives  Ultimatum

Showdown, As Host Communities Threatens To Shut Down AGIP Oil Facilities *Gives Ultimatum

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael EKOKOROWE: Women and Men in their numbers from nine host communities of Isoko South, Isoko North and Ndokwa East local government area of Delta State, has staged a peaceful protest against Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC),…

How Delta APC Turns Facts On Their Head -Re: Distressing State Of DESOPADEC

How Delta APC Turns Facts On Their Head -Re: Distressing State Of DESOPADEC

Re: Distressing State Of DESOPADEC Under The PDP-Led Government When Facts Are Turned On Their Head By The Delta APC In a bid to set the record straight on the steady and unhindered trajectory of interventions by the Delta State Oil Producing…

Agbon Monarch Hails Bashorun Askia For Quality Service Delivery In DESOPADEC

Agbon Monarch Hails Bashorun Askia For Quality Service Delivery In DESOPADEC

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: HIS Royal Majesty, Ogurimerime Ukori I, Ovie of Agbon Kingdom, has lauded the Sterling qualities of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA,…

Vocation: NGC Gifts Starter Packs To Abia, Akwa Ibom, Rivers Women

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum  Corporation (NNPC), has handed over starter packs to forty women drawn from  twenty host communities in Abia, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States, trained in five…

2021 Workers’ Day: A Time To Rev Up Our Resilience -MD DESOPADEC

2021 Workers’ Day: A Time To Rev Up Our Resilience -MD DESOPADEC

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Albert OGRAKA: MANAGING Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has assured that the Commission will deepen its resolve as a reliable partner in the collective march to…

Bashorun Askia Becomes 2020 Public Sector Manager @ Independent Awards

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: THE Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun (Hon) Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has been conferred with PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGER OF THE YEAR 2020 at the Independent Annual Awards,…

FG Charges Varsities On Best Practices For Impact, As Panel Visits FUPRE

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): NIGERIAN universities have been charged to always comply with global best practices in terms of corporate governance, operations, benchmark, quality assurance and judicious application of resources for impact. The chairman of the Federal Government Visitation panel to the…