Delta Speaker, Oborevwori, Felicitates With Okowa On First Anniversary Of Second Term In Office

  *** Describes  Him As A  Visionary Leader  With Unquantifiable  Achievements The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his first anniversary of his second term in office, describing him as a tested, trusted and visionary leader with unquantifiable achievements. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, while felicitating with the Governor on the occasion of the celebration of his first anniversary of his second term in office, the Speaker said…

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NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang. Chief Etang, whose death occurred in the early hours of Thursday at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, was suspected to have died from complications arising from coronavirus disease. To this ends, Senator Akpabio has directed all staff of the Commission currently exhibiting symptoms not to…

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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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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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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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Traders Lament Market Demolition By Bayelsa State Govt

By Elizabeth Vincent Traders and technicians in GSM village Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, have lamented and condemned the actions of the Bayelsa State government over the demolition of phone village in Tombia market. The state task force on COVID-19 had claimed that the demolition was part of efforts to enforce social distancing, but traders who were the major casualty in the exercise claimed that the state government was targeting them with the goal of driving them away from doing business in the state. The Chairman of Phone village in Bayelsa State,…

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NCDMB: Creek Dragons Roars, Tells Sylva To Disregard Those Using MEND

  Calls  For The Reappointment Of Wabote As The Only Ijaw Man In The Board With Visible Performance   A group under the auspices of Creek Dragons (CD) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister for petroleum, State, Chief Timpre Sylva to completely disregard calls by  the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) not to reappoint the current serving executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMD), Engr. Simbi Wabote. The call was made on Monday in a Press Statement made available to newsmen…

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Crisis Looms In Utorogu Host Communities Over Alleged Sack of Pipeline Surveillance Workers

  Crises is currently looming in some of the host communities to Utorogu Gas Plant over alleged failure of pipeline surveillance contractors to pay surveillance workers of host communities their salaries and allowances and alleged sack of the workers. In a petition addressed to the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa by Edjophe community, signed by its President General, Mr. Clement Ufuophu and Secretary General, Mr. Edijala Obatarhe, appealed to the governor to intervene urgently as the workers are geared for showdown with Nigeria Petroleum Development Company and…

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