Mosogar community protest eight years power blackout

Mosogar community protest eight years power blackout

Rt. Hon. Basi Ganagana, Delta’s commissioner for Power and Energy. By Clementina Wewele The major roads of Mosogar Community in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta state were closed down by the youths of the area who were protesting the unending blackout in the area. The youths who were seen in the palace of the Ovie of Mosogar kingdom, HRM Samson Omene, Udurhie 1 of Mosogar said that they were tired of living in…

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Delta Govt calls for end to gas flaring

Delta Govt calls for end to gas flaring

Rt. Hon. Basil Ganagana, Delta State’s Commissioner for Energy. By Sylvester Iloba Delta State Government has solicited more efforts from stakeholders at reducing gas flaring in the country. The Commissioner for Energy, Rt Hon. Basil Ganagana, made the call when he led top government functionaries on a visit to Power Gas Ebedei Ltd in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state that has commenced the production of compressed natural gas (CNG). Ganagana, who noted…

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Petrol: Motorists, commuters groan as marketers implement new pump price in Lagos

Petrol: Motorists, commuters groan as marketers implement new pump price in Lagos

A motor park. By Solomon Asowata Vehicle owners and commuters in Lagos on Thursday, September 03, 2020 decried the increment in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), following the new ex-depot price announced by Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PPMC, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC), had on Wednesday announced a new ex-depot price of N151.56k for PMS, also known as petrol….

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Reps Minority Caucus decries, rejects, demands halt of N151 fuel price hike; says raise insensitive, inimical

Reps Minority Caucus decries, rejects, demands halt of N151 fuel price hike; says raise insensitive, inimical

Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, during plenary. The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has rejected the increase in pump price of fuel from N148 to N151. 56 announced by the Petroleum Product Marketing Company (PPMC) on Wednesday. The lawmakers, in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndidu Elumelu, on Wednesday, described the announced increase as unacceptable as it will result in increase in the already high cost of consumer…

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Okowa wades into SPDC, Ojobo community crisis

Okowa wades into SPDC, Ojobo community crisis

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Delta Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has waded into the crisis between Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Beniseide Flow station and Ojobo community in Burutu Local Government Area, thereby creating opportunity for the return of normalcy to operations of the company.. The governor’s team, which was led by the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Mr Emmanuel Angbaduba, met representatives of Shell and the community at Government House Annex, Warri, on Friday and appealed…

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Delta CJ challenges BEDC to connect Ogwashi-Uku Custodial Centre

Delta CJ challenges BEDC to connect Ogwashi-Uku Custodial Centre

Justice Marshall Umukoro, Delta Chief Judge. The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro has challenged corporate bodies in Delta and Edo States, especially the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to connect the Ogwashi-Uku Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service to the National Grid for electricity supply. Justice Umukoro made the call at Ogwashi-Uku while responding to request by the officer in charge of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Frank Okonkwo where the…

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Protesters knock BEDC again for denying Agbarha-Otor community power, says episode is sheer wickedness

Protesters knock BEDC again for denying Agbarha-Otor community power, says episode is sheer wickedness

By Mabamije Balogun/Apumami Erhuvwu There was gridlock at the Ughelli axis of the East/West Road as protesters from Agbarha-Otor community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State barricaded the road over alleged neglect by the management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC that has put the community in total blackout for over two years. The placards and leaves carrying protesters with inscriptions, ‘Our children are suffering’, ‘Delta state government, we need your immediate…

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Muoboghare decries power deficit in Delta’s tertiary institutions

Muoboghare decries power deficit in Delta’s tertiary institutions

Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Commissioner for Higher Education, Delta State. The Commissioner, Ministry of Higher Education, Prof Pat Muoboghare in an interview with newsmen in his office in Asaba, announced the intent of the Okowa’s led administration to ensure 24 hours power supply in the State’s tertiary institutions within six months through solar energy. Speaking on the steps being taken by the state government towards addressing the issue, Prof Muoboghare said from all indications a pilot…

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Ezi Monarch thanks Buhari for linking town to national grid, begs Okowa for Ezi road, speaks on kidnappings, herdsmen, commends Subjects

Ezi Monarch thanks Buhari for linking town to national grid, begs Okowa for Ezi road, speaks on kidnappings, herdsmen, commends Subjects

HRM, Agbogidi Emmanuel Mohanyem 1, Obi of Ezi Kingdom. The people of Ezi Kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State have expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving a 33KV power line that has brought joy to the community where the people now enjoy constant electricity supply since the project was commissioned on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The monarch, His Royal Majesty, Agbogidi Emmanuel Mohanyem, Obi of Ezi Kingdom, while acknowledging…

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Delta oil communities protest plan to relocate Oil Marketing firm to Abuja; cabal fingered

Delta oil communities protest plan to relocate Oil Marketing firm to Abuja; cabal fingered

President Muhammadu Buhari, and Nigeria’s oil Minister. By Ambrose Ologide There is unease in Ekpan, Delta state over claims of subterranean and disingenuous moves to relocate the headquarters of the of Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) Ekpan, Delta State to Abuja by some cabals in the company. Accordingly, hundreds of people, mostly youths from oil bearing communities in Delta State on yesterday Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, staged a peaceful protest against an alleged plan of relocating…

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