By, Francis Tayor

*Paris*____Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, (CEPEJ), a nongovernmental organisation,has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to address the hardship and unemployment residents are experiencing in Delta State.

The NGO in a statement by its national coordinator, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, in Paris, France said “The call became necessary following the upsurge in decline of social economic activities occasioned by insecurity, bad roads, unemployment, communal clashes and poor handling of the state’s infrastructures”.

The environmental activist also decried the deplorable condition of some roads in the state that has become a death trap, noting that most of them were left unattended as they are known to be Federal roads. However, he directs the governor’s attention to many roads within the commercial cities in Delta State such as Warri, Sapele, Udu, Uvwie and host of others that are not necessarily federal roads.

He adds that, urgent government intervention is needed to alleviate the suffering of road users and save them from robbery attacks by bandits who often take advantage of bad spots to unleash terror on road users. As a means to arrest the upsurge of poor quality road construction by unpatriotic contractors, Mulade task Okowa to ensure that he involve the people affected by such roads in the planning and execution of such road constructions project.

while assuring Governor Okowa of his support to make sustainable peace a lasting project, he urged the governor not to relent in carrying out his responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of people in the State.

He further urged governor Okowa to take advantage of the relative peace to deliver on his electoral promise, adding that three is need for the Governor to create more jobs and as well invest in sustainable Peace and security in every part of the State.


SPORTS: Why Enyeama is better than Petr Cech, Reina, Seaman. Says, Joe Cole

SPORTS: Why Enyeama is better than Petr Cech, Reina, Seaman. Says, Joe Cole

A former England, Chelsea and Liverpool star, Joe Cole has said that former Super Eagles goal minder, Vincent Enyeama is a better goalkeeper than Arsenal goalie, Petr Cech.

Cole, who recently announced his retirement from football said Enyeama is the best shot stopper he played with during his career
The former England star was speaking on his favourite five a-side team.

He reckoned the former Lille shot stopper, Enyeama, as one of the best he played with and rated his abilities more than that of former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina and his long term teammate at Chelsea Petr Cech.
Cole noted that Enyeama’s shot stopping ability was second to none and his presence ‎can guarantee a win for any team in a five a-side contest.

”I could’ve gone with Petr Cech, David Seaman, Pepe Reina but if we’re talking five a-side, this guy ( Enyeama) is the best shot stopper.

“You knew if this geezer was in your team in a five a-side, you’re winning “, he said in an interview with talkSPORTS.
Cole spent a year with Enyeama at Lille after he left Liverpool in 2011.