Just In!!! Investors Sign Mou To Develop 7,000 Hectares Mega City From Warri | MainNews


A major breakthrough to develop Mega City from Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State, was on Tuesday June 25, reached with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to kick –start processes for the development of a 7,000 hectares of land and water into what would be called Delta-Ukpokiti Industrial City.

Hon. Dr. Michael Tidi Signing the MoU

The MoU was signed at Warri South Council Main Secretariat between Finest Investment Limited and Partsmaster Overseas Limited, with Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, appending his imprimatur as witness.

Chief Charles Akeni, who spoke on behalf of one of the investors, Partsmaster Overseas Limited, stated that the proposed city would be bigger than Warri and Effurun Urban put together, with modern Industries, residential areas, railways, stadium and several other facilities associated with a 21st century Mega City like Dubai.

Dr. Micheal Tidi (Middle) Olorogun Afuyota Ejughmre (9th left) Chief Abel Oshevire (8th right) Mr. Henry Maluku (left) Mr. Douglas Akanbe (3rd left) Mr.Joseph Aribioye (4th left) Chief Linda Okpako Eboh (6th left) Mr. Joshua Tidi (7th left) Chief Charles Akeni (8th left) & others, shortly after MoU was signed.

A former Local Government Chairman, Hon. Yomi Lapite, who also spoke briefly on behalf of one of the core investors, averred that the planned Delta –Ukpokiti Industrial City, “will surpass Dubai and Ukpokiti will come into world reckoning”, adding, “60% of unskilled labour will go to Ukpokiti Community”.

Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, while expressing delight with the signing of the MoU, assured that his administration will provide the necessary support so as to actualize the project.

Dr. Tidi who pledged to engage Royal Fathers and youths in the area with a view to making them key into the Mega City project, disclosed that the second edition of Warri Economic Summit will be staged October this year, with larger audience and renowned resource persons.

Managing Director of Finest Investment Limited, Hon. Abel Oshevire, Emmanuel Otomewo, Mr. Joshua Tidi and Olorogun Atuyota Ejuoghemre, were among the investors that witnessed the ceremony, while Dr. Tidi was flanked by Secretary to Warri South Local Government, Mr. Joseph Oribioye, the Council’s Supervisors: Chief Linda Ikpuri, Elvis Eboh, Shegue Gbeneso, Henry Mayuku and Patricia Edun. The Head of Personnel Management of Warri South Local Government Council, Mr. Douglas Akambe and Treasurer to the Local Government, Mr. Otighi Sunday also witnessed the ceremony.

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Breaking!!! I Remain Leader Of Warri South Legislative Arm, Says Disgruntled Councilors Broke Into The Clerk’s Office, Whisked The Mace – Edafiajebres


It was earlier reported that the Leader of Warri South Local Government Council Legislative Arm, Hon. Kingsley Edafiajebre has insisted that he “remains the authentic Leader of Warri South legislative Arm”, saying that he moved for adjournment during the House Sitting of Tuesday June 18, when he noticed that “some disgruntled members of the House started disrupting” proceedings.

Hon. Edafiajebre explained that he first noticed the disruption when he called on the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation to present report of the 2019 fiscal estimate for consideration, after completing work on the budget estimate earlier proposed by the council executive.

According to Hon. Edafiajebre, it was after the plenary was adjourned by him and the Mace of the House duly moved to the Office of the Clerk, that the “disgruntled” members led by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Ochuko Eyekpimi, Hon. Jude Igerebo, Hon. Paul Jessa, Hon. Femi Okorodiden and Hon. Ogbitse Osanweren, reportedly broke into the Office of the Clerk and made away with the Mace.

Clerk of Warri South legislative Arm, Comrade Godfrey Affor Maku, corroborated the testimony of Hon. Edafiajebre, as at the time of this report, the whereabouts of the Mace was unknown.

DELTA 7TH ASSEMBLY: EGBEMA LEADER, UGEDI FELICITATES WITH EREYITOMI, THREE WARRI LAWMAKERS AS THEY RESUME DUTY


It was earlier learnt that, a Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP from Opuama community in Egbema Kingdom, Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief David Seikiri Ugedi has felicitated with the member representing Warri Federal Constituency House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP, member representing Warri North Constituency, Hon. Fred Martins, member representing Warri South-West state constituency, Hon. Dennis Emomotimi Guwor, Hon. Augustine Uroye, member representing Warri South Constituency 1 seat and Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon
as Senior Political Adviser to Governor okowa on their successful inauguration to resume duty as lawmakers and political adviser.

Chief Ugedi expressed joy for the successful inauguration of the 7th Delta State House of Assembly and the new lawmakers representing the three Warri local government areas both at the federal constituency level, adding that he’s sure they will attract the much needed development to Warri area which will in turn affect communities both Ijaw and Itsekiri positively.

The Delta State born Opuama, Egbema Kingdon Chief is optimistic that as the three Warri representatives are fresh, so fresh things will be attracted to their various constituencies both from Federal to state constituencies, nothing that Rt. Hon. Ereyitomi as a community leader and a successful business mogul will be dogged as usual to make laws that will further emancipate Warri communities from poverty, under development to increased commerce and economic growth with more companies springing up to employ and empower youths.

Chief David Seikiri Ugedi congratulated newly sworn in Senior Political Adviser to Governor Okowa, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon assuring that he will perform beyond expectations, explaining that Rt. Hon. Solomon did exceedingly well while as Deputy Speaker and as campaign Director Director General of Dr. Okowa reelection, he prayed for him to succeed.

However, he enjoined Warri residents, political stakeholders as well as Deltans to pray and support the lawmakers to make the needed difference.

Breaking: Group Urges Gov Okowa To Appoint DESOPADEC Chairman, Commissioner From Egbema Kingdom


The youths of Egbema kingdom, Warri North Local Government Local Area of Delta State, have pleaded with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to appoint an Egbema person as next Chairman or Commissioner to represent Ijaw ethnic nationality on the next board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Council (DESOPADEC).

President of Egbema Youth Council (EYC), Mr. Bright Maya in a statement yesterday, said ” since the creation of the commission an Egbema indigene has not been appointed as the Chairman nor commissioner of the commission, these positions are supposedly rotational among the following Ijaw kingdoms in the commission according to the sharing formula and percentage produced from the kingdoms; Gbaramatu: 21% ,Ogulagha: 20%, Egbema: 19%, Ogbe Ijoh: 17%, Diebri: 11 %, Eduweni: 9%
Kou: 4%”.

Accordingly “the appointments made representing the Ijaw kingdoms since inception of the commission as follows: First Chairman, Chief W.O Okrika from Gbaramatu kingdom. First Commissioner for Ijaw kingdoms, Francis Atemewei from Ogulagha kingdom. Second Commissioner for Ijaw kingdoms, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro from Gbaramatu kingdom. Third Commissioner for Ijaw kingdom, Chief Favour Izokumoh from Ogbe-Ijoh kingdom, while Egbema Kingdom has not produced both Chairman or Commissioner”

He however stresses that it was the turn of Egbema Kingdom to produce the next Chairman of the DESOPADEC going by the aforementioned oil and gas production quota in the DESOPADEC coverage areas, expressing confidence that Governor Okowa appoint an Egbema person as chairman or Commissioner.

“No indigene of Egbema has ever been appointed to occupy a ministry in the state as Commissioner since the creation of Delta State. No indigene from Egbema has been given the chance to represent the local government in the state house of assembly neither been considered for the chairmanship of the Warri North Local Government Council.
In his words, “this is strongly against the principle of equity and justice and does not reflect inclusivity in its entirety”.

He added “we believe Governor Okowa will address the marginalization of the Egbema Ijaw people in his new administration and consider our people for appointment into the executive cabinet for the next four years.
More so, we the Egbema people are firmly glued to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and massively voted for Governor Okowa and all other PDP candidates in the recently concluded general elections this year”.

“While it is the Governor’s prerogative to appoint whoever he deems qualified and fit to lead the commission, they want to state it clearly that, the Egbema people have some of the most qualified persons and therefore request His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to kindly consider Egbema indigenes in making his choice to steer the commission for the next four years”. He added.

Breaking: Group Urges Gov Okowa To Appoint DESOPADEC Chairman, Commissioner From Egbema Kingdom


The youths of Egbema kingdom, Warri North Local Government Local Area of Delta State, have pleaded with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to appoint an Egbema person as next Chairman or Commissioner to represent Ijaw ethnic nationality on the next board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Council (DESOPADEC).

President of Egbema Youth Council (EYC), Mr. Bright Maya in a statement yesterday, said ” since the creation of the commission an Egbema indigene has not been appointed as the Chairman nor commissioner of the commission, these positions are supposedly rotational among the following Ijaw kingdoms in the commission according to the sharing formula and percentage produced from the kingdoms; Gbaramatu: 21% ,Ogulagha: 20%, Egbema: 19%, Ogbe Ijoh: 17%, Diebri: 11 %, Eduweni: 9%
Kou: 4%”.

Accordingly “the appointments made representing the Ijaw kingdoms since inception of the commission as follows: First Chairman, Chief W.O Okrika from Gbaramatu kingdom. First Commissioner for Ijaw kingdoms, Francis Atemewei from Ogulagha kingdom. Second Commissioner for Ijaw kingdoms, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro from Gbaramatu kingdom. Third Commissioner for Ijaw kingdom, Chief Favour Izokumoh from Ogbe-Ijoh kingdom, while Egbema Kingdom has not produced both Chairman or Commissioner”

He however stresses that it was the turn of Egbema Kingdom to produce the next Chairman of the DESOPADEC going by the aforementioned oil and gas production quota in the DESOPADEC coverage areas, expressing confidence that Governor Okowa appoint an Egbema person as chairman or Commissioner.

“No indigene of Egbema has ever been appointed to occupy a ministry in the state as Commissioner since the creation of Delta State. No indigene from Egbema has been given the chance to represent the local government in the state house of assembly neither been considered for the chairmanship of the Warri North Local Government Council.
In his words, “this is strongly against the principle of equity and justice and does not reflect inclusivity in its entirety”.

He added “we believe Governor Okowa will address the marginalization of the Egbema Ijaw people in his new administration and consider our people for appointment into the executive cabinet for the next four years.
More so, we the Egbema people are firmly glued to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and massively voted for Governor Okowa and all other PDP candidates in the recently concluded general elections this year”.

“While it is the Governor’s prerogative to appoint whoever he deems qualified and fit to lead the commission, they want to state it clearly that, the Egbema people have some of the most qualified persons and therefore request His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to kindly consider Egbema indigenes in making his choice to steer the commission for the next four years”. He added.

JUST IN: EGBEMA YOUTHS NATIONAL PRESIDENT REACT AS CHEVRON WELL HEAD FIRE EXPLOSION IN POLOBUBO COMMUNITY IN WARRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA DELTA STATE


It was earlier reported that there is a severe peril in Polobubo Ikpalakpala-bou Well head fire outbreak owned by Chevron Nigeria limited (CNL).

The Egbema youth progressive foundation national President Comr. Ebidouwei Miyenpirigha react to the unrelenting marginalization by Chevron Nigeria limited (CNL) to the peaceful people of Egbema kingdom, and opined that the Multinational oil company and state government are taking their simplicity for granted.

The meeting that was held on May 23rd, 2019 at Governor Office annex in Warri in company of Delta state government, CNL, EGCDF and Communities leaders was so obvious that, there people have been with no pity marginalized and ostracized by Chevron operating in their kingdom detrimental to it host communities by causing deadly diseases and hardship amongst the people in their environments. However, the national President noted that the Chevron operational flow stations have been protected from hazardous emissions of oil exploration and exploitation.

He added that, Chevron own the oil well that exploded almost two months ago at Ikpalakpala-bou till date, the inadvertence act of Chevron allowed the perilous emissions from the crude oil to affect their habitations and the peace loving Egbema people over there.

According to him, “This is a ploy to put our people in severe pain and we will not accept it any longer”. “The slow pace of work by CNL to put the fire off is unimaginable”. The fire has caused havoc in their terrain and will not stop to demean Egbema people until Chevron hasting to put it off. Therefore, Chevron Nigeria limited should hasting up to off the fire to avert the impending disaster in Polobubo and it’s satellite Communities in Warri north local government area Delta State.

He also noted that, As at last weekend, fishes were littered in the Polobubo river due to deadly emissions from the fire outbreak. “The rain water in our containers, we usually drink has turned to black and not drinkable anymore even yesterday the denizens clothes have changes colour, the health status of our people is not left out of the perilous incident”.

Comr. Ebidouwei reiterated that, the multinational oil company have cause them more mayhem than benefit, so such barbaric act should be stop by these multinational oil Companies

The Egbema youths however, urge Chevron to employ more machineries to put off the fire as soon as possible or else they will shutdown all the Chevron Nigeria limited operational platforms in Egbema terrain.