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Delta Bans Trading In Caravans, Threatens To Arrest Welders Making Them



The Delta State government has banned the use of caravans and containers for trading in the state and will soon start arresting and prosecuting welders who construct caravans and containers, Frank Omare has said.

Omare, the state Commissioner for Environment said this during a press conference held at the Government House Annex, Warri.

“We will apprehend and prosecute welders who engage in welding caravans for people. That is one way we can eliminate the use of caravans for trading in Delta,” he said, describing caravans as `satanic objects’.

The commissioner said the ongoing demolition in Warri-South, Uvwie and Udu local government areas would continue until the committee achieves its mandate, adding that the ongoing clean-up exercise in Warri and its environs was not meant to victimise anyone.

Omare, who is also the chairman, Special Environmental Task Force in the state, said Saturday (May 17) has been set aside as compulsory environmental sanitation day in the three local government areas, adding that all the residents of the areas would be involved in the exercise.

Omare said the sanitation team would use the opportunity to clear some of the demolished illegal structures and carry out more demolition.

“It will involve everybody and six mobile courts will be on ground to prosecute offenders.

“The exercise will commence at 7 a.m. and terminate at noon in the three local government areas,” he said.

It will be recalled that in April, the government constituted a 25-man special sanitation team headed by the deputy governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, to rid the state of illegal structures.

A 14-man team, headed by Omare, was constituted following the expiration of the 10-day ultimatum given to the committee to complete its work.

The commissioner said the new task force would embark on its duty without fear or favour.

“We are all affected by the exercise. As a government, we have the responsibility of ensuring that environmental laws are put in place,” he said.

“We have done a lot but the job is still on; we are doing some level of beautification by planting trees and flowers in some areas,” he said.

Omare said that 1,600 Environmental Marshals would be employed soon to ensure compliance with environmental law and ensure sustainability.

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  1. warriwarrior

    May 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Frank Omare and co, I want to use thid medium to commend the effort of th committee and what they have achieved so far. Warri is lookin far better than it was a 2months ago, and most of dis illegal structures were a sore sight for the eyes. That said I want to correct an impression here “that d demolition exercise is without fear and favour” is a blatant LIE!!! I was suprised to c a block of shops along okere/ugorikoko road dat was built almost on top of d drainage system still standin. The structure is newly built opposite OASIS hotel close to Estate B/stop. I believe dat dis demolition exercise is tarfetted @ citizens witout connection which is alwayz d case in tinz like dis!!!

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims



“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims


Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)



Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)



#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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