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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)

Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President, African Chamber of Energy Last month, Angola was reported to be drafting legislation to allow oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transboundary Conservation Area that is spreading across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe sparked protests by environmental groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, probably tired of the test drilling that had started days earlier on the Namibian side of the Okavango Delta, an internationally recognized biodiversity hotspot. On January 21, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo responded, providing clarifications in which he indicated that the strict environmental legislation in force in Angola would be complied with and the interests of local populations would be safeguarded, like the country. carries out an upcoming public tender for the evaluation of several inland basins. Angolan industry […]

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)

Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba)By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President, African Chamber of Energy Last month, Angola was reported to be drafting legislation to allow oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transboundary Conservation Area that is spreading across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe sparked protests by environmental groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, probably tired of the test drilling that had started days earlier on the Namibian side of the Okavango Delta, an internationally recognized biodiversity hotspot. On January 21, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo responded, providing clarifications in which he indicated that the strict environmental legislation in force in Angola would be complied with and the interests of local populations would be safeguarded, like the country. carries out an upcoming public tender for the evaluation of several inland basins. Angolan industry […]

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APC: Crisis trails membership registration exercise in South-East, Delta, Kwara, Osun

By Festus Ahon, Demola Akinyemi, Omeiza Ajayi & Shina Abubakar THE ongoing  membership registration exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has run into hitches,   crisis in the South-East, Delta, Kwara and Osun states. There was paucity of registration materials in the South-East geo-political zone, and Osun State.  The exercise was suspended in Delta State,
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Female cook, 2 others arrested for kidnapping in Delta

By Perez Brisibe AN unidentified female cook and two others were, yesterday, arrested in connection with the kidnapping of one Emmanuel Piopio, who was abducted at Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The victim, according to police sources, was abducted last Sunday along Ekwerhe Road, Agbarho after which the kidnappers contacted
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Female cook, 2 others arrested for kidnapping in Delta

  By Perez Brisibe   UGHELLI – AN unidentified female cook and two others were yesterday morning arrested in connection with the kidnapping of one Emmanuel Piopio who was abducted at Agbarho in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.   The victim according to police sources was abducted last Sunday along Ekwerhe road,
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Politics

Delta LG polls: My running mate never a member of APM ― APC candidate

By Ochuko Akuopha – Obiaruku Chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State for the March 6 council elections in the state, Mr Chidi Uwabuofu, has said that his running mate, Mr Onah Onyeka, was never any time, a card-carrying member of the Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM, as
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Ekiyor begs Okowa to include Ijaw in university upgrade

Emma Amaize – Asaba A former national president, Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, and Niger-Delta activist, Dr Chris Ekiyor, has implored Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to revisit his plan to upgrade some academic institutions in parts of the state to university status by including Ijaw in the initiative. Dr. Ekiyor, a one-time Commissioner for
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Delta community petitions Police over looming land crisis

THE people of Ogbe-Odogwu community in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State, have petitioned the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Ali over looming land dispute and urged him to urgently intervene in the case of the alleged threat to life, assault, intimidation and oppression of Mr Patrick Ineh by one Gabriel Ohai, Dumebi Ohai, Emeke Dike and others to avoid a breach of peace in the community. 

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Sports

NWFL Premiership League resumes Feb. 10

NWFL Premiership League resumes Feb. 10By Olanrewaju Akojede The organiser of the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) says the earlier suspended league will resume on Feb. 10. Its Media Officer, Dapo Shotiminu, made this known in a statement on Monday in Lagos. Shotiminu said that the one month suspension of the league was lifted by Aisha Falode, NWFL’s Chairperson. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that management of NWFL had on Jan. 11 suspended the women’s league as a result of shortage of COVID-19 test kits for players and officials. “After a compulsory postponement of the 2020/2021 NWFL, Premiership matches by one month, its Chairperson, Falode, has announced the resumption of league matches on Wednesday, Feb. 10,” Shotiminu said. He said that resumption of the league would take effect in all designated venues across the country. “The NWFL season will now resume after all the 14 clubs had complied with the COVID-19 preventive protocols that were established before […]

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Delta’s new universities will provide more admission space, quality education – Aniagwu

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has reaffirmed that the state government was establishing more universities to create more spaces for admission seekers and to raise the quality of graduates produced by the institutions. Aniagwu said the development was also informed by the decline in the number of candidates seeking admission into Colleges
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COVID-19: Delta Govt imposes curfew

Delta Government on Friday announced a fresh curfew in the state as part of measures to check resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic nationwide. Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who announced this in a statement, said that the curfew was from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. daily and would commence on Jan. 29, 2021.
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Health

COVID-19: Delta imposes fresh curfew to check resurgence 

WORRIED by the rising incidence of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Delta Government, Friday imposed a fresh curfew in the state taking immediate effect as part of measures to check resurgence of the ravaging pandemic. 

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Metro

VIDEO: My father has been having sex with me for years, daughter cries out

  By Dayo Johnson – Akure A 20-year-old lady, Fatima Usman has accused her father of having sexual intercourse with her in Owo, Ondo state. Fatima in a viral video gave the name of her father as Usman Momoh Sani, a worker in a tertiary institution in the state. In the two minutes 10 seconds
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