DESOPADEC begins Town hall meetings ahead of its budget preparation. BY OVEDHE HEZEKIAH.

The Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has kick-started its town hall meetings with the five ethnic groups under the commission, ahead of its next budget year. The town hall meetings which started, Monday with Isoko ethnic nationality at the Isoko Unity House, Oleh, witnessed an interactive session with monarchs, President General of […]

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DESOPADEC TO CONCENTRATE MORE IN COMPLETING ONGOING PROJECTS – Makinde

The Managing Director, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Dr. Williams Makinde, has assured members of oil producing areas of better days in year 2018 and the determination to complete all ongoing projects Dr Makinde made the observation while speaking with some journalists in his country home at Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government […]

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OKOWA AND THE JADED RIVERINE COMMUNITIES IN DELTA by Binebai Yerin Princewill

Fidel Castro of Cuban while writing on freedom postulated as follows: “He who takes too much from you and gives you a little is an oppressor “. Again late Gaddafi of Libya further substantiated this point when he said, “Man’s freedom is lacking if somebody else controls what he needs, for need may result in […]

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DEPOSED DELTA SPEAKER ACCUSES GOV. OKOWA, MICHAEL DIDEN(EJELE): DESOPADEC MONEY ANGLE

Immediately Gov. Okowa won the gubernatorial election and settled down to form a government, Hon. Monday Igbuya was not his dream choice for Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly. He had another choice. The de-facto Speaker, Hon. Michael Diden, aka Ejele was instrumental in convincing Okowa to allow Igbuya. It is only an accident […]

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Where is DESOPADEC N97.2b. DERIVATION FUND? by John Oghojafor

Figures obtained from the Ministry of Finance and National Bureau of Statistics clearly show how Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has continued to execute his plan to finally kill and bury DESOPADEC and deprive the oil producing area of the state for which purpose the 13% derivation fund is being released by the federal government on a […]

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How Okowa Is Allegedly Killing DESOPADEC by John Oghojafor

It is no more news that since Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa became the governor of Delta State, not even one new project has been executed by the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) in any of the oil-producing communities in Delta State. First, the Commission’s budget in 2015 was not implemented when Okowa took […]

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How DESOPADEC diverted Urhobo Host communities’ funds to finance Ex-Gov. Ibori’s private business by John Oghojafor

The share of the 13% derivation fund accruable to Urhobo Host communities of oil and gas in DESOPADEC is not only diverted to fund the Western Delta University, Oghara, private property of former governor, Chief James Ibori, DESOPADEC also diverts a sizable proportion of the fund to the daily running of the AIT station in […]

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Forum protests non-payment of contractors, accuses Okowa of sharing DESOPADEC funds

The Indigenous Contractor Forum, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC has called on Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to dissolve the new DESOPADEC Board if he cannot provide adequate funds for the outstanding payments Contractors. The Indigenous Contractors Forum made the call during a warning protest at the Head Office of DESOPADEC inWarri South […]

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Monarch says military can’t secure oil installations, calls for formation of Pipeline Guards

HRM Mobene III, The Pere-Amakosu of Ogbe-Ijoh-Warri Kingdom which condemned the recent bombings of oil installations, saying the “Military can’t protect oil facilities because of lack of knowledge of the terrain” . The Ogbe-Ijoh-Warri Monarch made the declaration when he played host, today (Thursday) to the Advocacy Committee Against Oil Facility Vandalism led by the […]

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Don’t use DESOPADEC’s budget to create ethnic crisis, Delta govt warned.

The people of Kokodiagbene community in Warri South West Council of Delta State have warned the state government not to stoke up the embers of ethnic crisis through the budget of the state intervention agency, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The community, which is host to two flow stations, namely Jones Creeks […]

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