Archives for July, 2013 - Page 2

PIB: President Should Not Award Oil Blocs, Says El-Rufai …As NEITI Seeks Transparency In Award of Licences

Former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Malam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai has said in order to entrench transparency in the oil industry; the discretionary powers of the president to award oil blocs should be curtailed.  El-Rufai who spoke yesterday at the final public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), organised by the House ad hoc committee ...

PIB: NUPENG, PENGASSAN Reject Ministers Enormous Powers

Tejiri Ebikeme Major stakeholders in the petroleum industry made up of the National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers Association (NUPENG),  Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) and other oil players yesterday rejected what they termed as uncontrollable powers given the minister of petroleum.  Both NUPENG and PENGASSAN in a joint presentation at the final ...

PIND, NIFOR GIVE HOPE TO OIL PALM FARMERS, BOOST OIL PRODUCTION IN NIGER DELTA

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By Frank Efe Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), in partnership with Nigeria Institute of Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), have given hope to oil palm farmers in the Niger Delta area as it had trained five local fabricators the act of fabricating the NIFOR Small Scale Processing Equipment.   From left: Mr Omorefe Asemota, Executive ...

Ogbuagu to Chair UPU 21st Anniversary Fundraising Dinner In U.S.A.

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Tejiri Ebikeme Dr. (Mrs.) Veronica Ogbuagu Former Delta State Commissioner of Education and Proprietress  of Chinkelly High School, Dr. (Mrs.) Veronica Efetemere Ogbuagu, will chair the 21st Anniversary Fundraising Dinner of Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) of Minnesota at Crowne Plaza Hotels in Brooklyn Center on Saturday, August 17th. The event will raise funds to support children at St. Anne's Orphanage ...

Governor Uduaghan sets free Arrested physically challenged Persons.

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Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has prevailed on the state  police command to set free the 179 physically challenged persons  arrested (Monday) for unlawful blockading of the Asaba Benin Expressway  in Asaba. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State However, they are to sign an undertaking to henceforth be of good behaviour and never to engage ...

SOCIAL MALICE OF IT: IMPLICATION ON SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS. REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION?

BY OGBORU A. OGHENETEGA Information has always played a very important part in human life, but this article comprises of the vigorous/rapid negative implication of ICT on secondary school students. The internet is globally widespread in use, becoming an integral of IT within various schools as well as homes. Its major relevance of educative information’s has been ...

YOUTHS CAUTIONED AGAINST PIPELINES VANDALISATION IN DELTA COMMUNITIES

Tejiri Ebikeme, COMMUNITY leaders from two Delta oil communities have cautioned youths in the areas against pipelines vandalization, assuring Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) of the protection of its facilities from vandals.                 In an interview, Godwin Olufemi, a community leader from Benikrukru Community and Humphrey Bibogha (JP), a community leader from Kenyangbene community, all in Warri South-West Local ...

Ewherido for Burial on July 19th

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 16-20 July, 2013 commencing with valedictory session at the National Assembly has been fixed for the burial of our/my own Father, Mentor, Leader, Oga, Elder Brother, etc, Distinguished Senator Pius Akporokena Ewherido. We will keep you all informed of further arrangement. Late Senator Pius Akpor Ewherido Pius Ewherido,  was a member of the Nigeria House ...

Ewherido’s Death Monumental loss to the Nation —Otu

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DPP Governorship Aspirant hope for 2015 cum businessman spoke to Frank Efe on Monday July 1st in Warri on the death of Senator Pius Ewherido. Excerpt: Mr. Larry Otu Please introduce yourself to us My name is Larry Otu, Delta State Governorship aspirant hopeful come 2015 How will you react to the sudden death of Chief Ewherido? (Exhales) I ...

Death of Senator Ewherido, Big Blow To DPP- Olorogun Bodjor

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On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013,  the Deputy Director General of Ewherido Campaign Organisation, Olorogun Adelabu Ejiroghene Bodjor, spoke to our News Editor, Frank Efe at Ekpan on the demise of  late Senator Pius Akpor Ewherido. Excerpts! Olorogun Adelabu Ejiroghene Bodjor Please, may we know you? My name is Olorogun Adelabu Ejiroghene Bodjor. I am the Deputy Director General of Ewherido ...

NGF Crisis: Nigerians Furious Over Governors At War

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Nigerians have expressed worry over the crisis in the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF), describing it as a show of shame, threat to democracy and should be resolved now. Governor Rotimi Amaichi of Rivers State All had not been well with the NGF since the May 24, governors election. Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his Plateau ...

Delta Indigene Muslims honor four Islamic scholars

Frank Efe The Delta State Indigene Muslims Association has honored four of their sons who have gained admission into the prestigious University of Saudi Arabia to become Islamic scholars. According to the Alhaji Sadiq Oniyesaneyene Musa, the association thought it wise to honour the four scholars to serve as an encouragement to other indigent Muslims in the ...

Late Ewherido: More reactions continue to pour in

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The member representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Constituency, Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro has expressed shock over the sudden death of Senator Pius Ewherido. Late Senator Pius Akpor Ewherido She said; “Senator Pius Akpo Ewherido to my conviction, I describe him as “The Politician Senator” that Urhobo has ever produced. He was an experienced Law Maker who sponsored and supported ...

Remembering Dr. Richard Tosanwumi

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Christopher Odamah   Late Dr. Tosanwumi William Wordsworth once said: “Death be not proud”. It is based on the above poet that I join numerous mourners and fans of Dr. Richard Tosanwumi over his death. Two years ago precisely June 25th, 2011, it is hard to believe that, Dr. Tosanwumi, a man of integrity and a very principled politician of our ...

Why Burutu PDP is Divided — Hon. Korokorosei

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Sir, may we know you? I am Hon. Sagbegha Korokorosei, Chairman, PDP Burutu Local Government Area. How long have you been the PDP Chairman in Burutu Local Government Council? I was elected on the 10th of March 2012 and I have been on the seat till date. Hon. Korokorosei Segbegha, a PDP Chieftain in Burutu Local Government Area, ...