Four Journalists From Delta Arrested By Nigeria Police

Men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Warri Area Command in Warri, Delta State have arrested four journalists including three members of the Warri Correspondents Chapel of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). Though the reason for the arrest of the journalists was not disclosed as the chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Warri Correspondent Chapel, Comrade Vicky Okies has been denied access to his colleagues by the police authority. The arrested journalists are Mr. Matthew Omonigho of the Daily Post Online, Mr Edeki…

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Scot Udu Congratulates Oneya At 72

  Chairmanship Aspirant of Ughelli North Local Government Council at the forthcoming local government election, Chief Amb. Scott Udu has congratulated Brig. Gen. D. O. Oneya on his 72nd birthday Anniversary.   Brigadier Dominic Oneya, a one time Military Administrator of Kano state from 1996 -1998 and Benue State from August 1998 to May 1999 under General Sani Abacha and General Abdusalami Abubakar respectively. “Chief Scott Udu in his congratulatory message hails the former President of the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, as a man full of great potentials who has…

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Delta: Trouble Looms As PDP LG Chairmen Create Faction

  By Iteveh Ekpokpobe There is a major crack in the Delta State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party. It may just be the crack the opposition needs in the state. Some PDP Local Government Party Chairmen, last week, engaged the State Chairman, Barr. Kigsley Esiso, in a show down which almost ended in fist cuffs, in defiance to his decision to select their executives for them. A new faction of the leadership has covertly broken out. Local Governments Chairmen of the party are aggrieved. They are not happy with…

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Chief E. K Clark, A Towering Pillar At 93, Says DESOPADEC MD

  The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has described Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark as a towering pillar and source of strength to many he has mentored. Bashorun Askia said Chief E.K. Clark who is celebrating his 93 years birthday, is an avowed advocate of equal rights, defender of justice and fairness. In a birthday message he personally signed, Bashorun Askia said: “It is with a heart full of pride and thankfulness to God almighty that I celebrate…

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Eid-el-Fitr: DESOPADEC Boss, Askia Urges Muslims To Imbibe The Spirit Of Tolerance And Submission

    Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has described this year’s Eid el Fitr celebrations as sobering with great lessons learnt following stringent restrictions that were emplaced during the fasting period, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bashorun Askia in a Sallah message released in Warri, Sunday, said despite the heavy burden placed on Muslims during the period, “the fasting was successful and the spirits of all Muslim faithful were lifted high. And it is without doubt that…

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Uvwie Traditional Chief Assassinated As Iffie Mourns

  By Politicsgovernance   Vice Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Council, Delta State, Chief Napoleon Newyear Iffie, has commiserated with the family of late Chief Lucky Okoro who was assassinated last Sunday, describing his death as painful. Iffie who made this known when he paid condolence visit to the family of late Chief Lucky Okoro at Ekpan, condemned in strong terms the attack that took the life of Late Chief Okoro at Egborode Junction, along Sapele Effurun Road in Okpe Local Government Area by unknown gunmen. Iffie accompanied by Chief…

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NILOWV Lauds Ekwunife For Bill On Gender Inclusiveness In Government

Omamuzo Efidhere   The League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV) has lauded the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife, for sponsoring a bill seeking 40% gender inclusiveness for male and female in the composition of all arms of Governments at all levels in Nigeria.   In a statement signed by its President, Rt. Hon. Dame Dr. Esther Uduehi, she stated that “We commend Senator Uche Ekwunife for this bill which seeks to ensure the equitable representation of all genders in government. We believe that the passage of this…

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Urhobo, Biafra, Oduduwa And The Sins Of Old

  By Sunny Awhefeada That Nigeria is tending towards centrifugalism is only not realized by those who are numb and insensitive to the reality of the moment. What began as a call for adherence to the ideals and tenets of federalism from the Niger Delta states at the onset of the present millennium took on different modes of agitation that even culminated in armed struggle ala militancy. Two national conferences took place in 2005 and 2014 respectively. Then the buzzword restructuring took over and it is now being substituted by…

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Operation Delta Hawk: CEPEJ Lauds Okowa Internal Security Initiative

  By Victor Bieni WARRI-DELTA STATE- The National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for initiating the move to create an Independent internal security outfit named “Operation Delta Hawk” to secure the lives and property of Deltans, especially those in areas prone to famers/herdsmen clashes. Comrade Mulade who disclosed this to newsmen in Warri Delta State said, the establishment of such a security outfit to protect the lives of the people was long overdue judging…

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Insecurity: Delta To Establish Security Outfit

  Delta Government on Tuesday said it had begun moves to establish a security force to check rising insecurity in the state. Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, made this known at a news conference in Asaba, and said that the proposed security outfit would be christened “Operation Delta Hawk”. Ebie said that the state government was concerned about the rising insecurity in the state occasioned by herders-farmers clashes, kidnapping and other crimes. He remarked that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was worried about cases of death and injuries resulting…

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