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‘We mustn’t die before you know your activities adversely affecting us’ – Delta community protests against Chevron

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The general population of Polobubo (Tsekelewu) people group in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State Friday encouraged Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, to extinguish the flame in Ikpalakpalabou oil well and set out on evaluation of the harmful impacts on inhabitants and the prompt condition just as pay fluctuating money related wholes as pay for the calamity.

The general population decided at a tranquil challenge following the ongoing flame episode four days back which has been debasing the land and life of the general population.

National President of the network, Ebilate Mac-Yoroki, in an introduction co-marked by Midwest Kukuru, Secretary of Polobubou, stated, “At this very moment, there is a thick haze of smoke over Polobubo, always raining sediment and oil on our kin. In this present circumstance, the oil-well flame has caused Polobubou and its kin so much torments, misfortune and is deserting so much harms.

“Chevron ought to quickly send qualified restorative specialists to begin taking care of all the debilitated and feeble in the network. “We don’t have to bite the dust before they will trust that their exercises are truly influencing us unfavorably. We need clean consumable water direly on the grounds that even the ones we right now drink have been contaminated from their sources.

“We earnestly need a wide range of nourishment stuffs since we never again approach our primary wellspring of business; angling, which is additionally our principle wellspring of sustenance. Craving is exacerbating in the network. “We need Chevron to, with prompt impact, leave on a procedure of cleaning the waters inside and encompassing the network right away.

“This is on the grounds that they give life to fish, it is as yet the main methods for amusement for our youngsters, yet as it is presently contaminated by raw petroleum and gas, we can’t angle, similarly as our kids can’t swim in it. It is very nearly an ‘inhumane imprisonment’ experience for us as of now.

“We are a network of serene and persevering individuals, yet next to the way that Chevron has wouldn’t give our kin employments, the common habitat that should have been their wellspring of business has been detracted from them by the exercises of the organization. In the light of this, we request that Chevron pays remuneration to each individual from Polobubou.”

Macintosh Yoroki likewise said Chevron Nigeria Limited ought to furnish them with consumable water, sustenance, therapeutic guide in addition to other things. He said they are ravenous and in desperate need of therapeutic consideration, focusing on that the flame has contaminated their territories.

Macintosh Yoroki stated, “Our water and sustenance sources”has been dirtied by the flame. He deplored the “unjustifiable treatment” the general population have endured in spite of its serene aura towards Chevron Nigeria Limited.

“All supplications to Chevron to spare our from the lethal impacts of this flame have yielded no outcome. A substantially more heinous foul play by this organization that has faked companionship, against our regularly inviting and quiet individuals is the progressing endeavor to surrender our property to Ondo state and along these lines fan another unnecessary ethnic emergency,” he said.

In his response, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro guaranteed the general population that the state government won’t later than next Tuesday, send an assignment that may incorporate CNL authorities to survey the harm and proffer potential answers for the issues raised.

He valued the network and its administration for falling in line of harmony.

The Deputy Governor expressed that while the State Government knows about the flame occurrence, it additionally realizes that the oil organization is “endeavoring some berserk endeavors towards understanding that shoot”.

“I need to guarantee you that the Delta state government, driven by Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, is a responsive government; a legislature that reacts to the desires of its kin and simply like you have stated, there is an issue and I need to state that among now and Tuesday one week from now, we will send a powerful Delta state government group, potentially in a joint effort with Chevron Nigeria Limited, to see, direct, what the issues are, with the end goal of tending to some of them,” he said.

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths

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After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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