Houses Burnt, Many Injured Over Land Dispute Between Oleri And Obubu In Udu LGA

  Tension is currently high as several houses have been burnt and many others injured in a alleged land dispute between Obubu and Oleri communities in Udu local government area of Delta state. According to sources from the communities about 17 houses have been reportedly set ablaze in a boundary dispute between Obubu and Oleri communities which has raised tension residents are fleeing the areas to take refuge in neighbouring towns. “The land situates between the communities and there has been ownership dispute over the years”, a source who sought…

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Ex-Militants Under PAP-3, Urges FG To Support Dikkio Verification Exercise

  …extends Gen’ Bobo tenure by 2-years Ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Program, PAP, Phase III, across the nine states of the Niger Delta region have called on the federal government to give maximum support to the Interim Administrator, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio for the smooth take off of the verification exercise. Speaking at Ogbe-Udu community in Udu local government area of Delta state, the leader and national chairman of the 3rd Phase Presidential Amnesty Program, Comr. Tonye Bobo disclosed that the verification exercise will weed off hidden slots that…

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Hoolodlums Bomb Delta Police Station As Police Kills Six, Arrest Four

The Delta state police station located Ashaka in Ndokwa East local government area has been bombed and police vans razed by suspected gunmen.   Also the Nigeria police from the Delta State Command  have confirmed the killing of six suspected armed robbers  and arrest of others respectively.   According to a statement by the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, ATTACK ON ASHAKA POLICE STATION DELTA POLICE ENGAGED ARMED ROBBERY/KIDNAPPING GANG KILLS SIX, RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITION ARREST OF FOUR SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS   In the…

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NDDC Board: Tompolo Issues Fresh Statement As His 7-Days Ultimatiun Expires Today

PRESS STATEMENT HIGH GH CHIEF GOVERNMENT EKPEMUPOLO (TOMPOLO) The Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw Nation RE: PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND SENATOR GODSWILL AKPABIO SHOULD AS A MATTER OF URGENCY CONSTITUTE THE SUBSTANTIVE BOARD OF THE NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (NDDC) I issued a seven-day ultimatum on the above subject matter on Monday May 31st 2021. There were a lots of concerns expressed by Nigerians on this matter within this period, hence machineries were put in place for consultations among Nigerians, especially from highly placed individuals and organizations from the Niger Delta region,…

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Analysis &Opinion: Nigeria’s Unknown Gunmen

  By Sunny Awhefeada Nigeria is a nation awash with metaphors which more often than not are couched in indirectness or something akin to what students of Literature will call euphemism. Never wanting to sound offensive many Nigerians deploy verbal niceties to cushion the effect of events or mitigate harmful consequences. Thus a measure or even a heavy dose of tentativeness usually dominates our submissions. We struggle to sound right or correct all the time so that we will not end up offending people. Those who choose to call a…

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…As FRSC Ughelli Unit Celebrates UN Global Road Safety Day

  BY Awodeha Karo  As part of activities marking this year’s United Nations Road Safety Week, with theme: ‘Street For Life’, the Federal Road Safety Commission, Ughelli Unit Command, has lunched a 30kmh speed limit campaign for road users in built up areas. Speaking to newsmen in Ughelli, Delta States, the Head of Operation, Ughelli Unit Command, Mr. Sunday Udoeshiet ,Head of Operations disclosed that a global regulation was on the way to enforce the reduction of speed limit within streets from 50km to 30km. According to him, “What we…

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Evwreni Crisis: Women Protest, Barricade East /West Road, Seek An End To Community Crisis

Women from Evwreni community have called on the state and federal governments to urgently prevail on the warring groups in the community to shelve their swords and allow peace to return as they are tired of running away from their homes over the incessant killing and burning of houses.   The women  who took to the streets, barricaded the Evwreni axis of the East/West road over the continued crisis that is rocking community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.   Displaying leave and branches, the women numbering…

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Open Grazing Ban: Speakers Of Southern States Legislatures Throw Weight Behind Governors

….Also Call For National Dialogue The Speakers of State Legislatures in Southern Nigeria, at the weekend, commended the Governors of the Southern states for their patriotism and firm belief in the unity of the country. They said in a communique that; “We salute the Governors for their initiative and restate our support for the positions of the Governors. We wish to state unequivocally that the issues canvassed in the communique are neither new nor strange , rather they require swift response from the Federal Government”. “The country is currently undergoing…

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Automobile Electrician, Three Injured Car Veers Off Road In Ughelli

Four persons including an automobile electrician are seriously battling to save their lives at a private hospital as Mercedes Benz rammed into a workshop in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. The Mercedes Benz with Lagos registration no. AGL 321GR, 4matic, it was gathered rammed into an automobile workshop and destroyed two cars, a Toyota Camry and Corolla with Delta Reg. Nos. UGH 877KZ, TDU 127 PX, and an unregistered motorcycle respectively while an automobile electrician, whose name was given as Kingsley and three others we seriously injured.…

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Read The Communique Issued By Southern Governors In Asaba

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA, DELTA STATE, ON TUESDAY, 11TH MAY, 2021 At its meeting, held today, 11th May, 2021, the Southern Governors Forum reviewed the situation in the nation generally and focused on the current security situation, agitations/restructuring, prospect for inter-state collaboration and partnerships as well as on the incidence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rising from the meeting, the Forum: i) affirmed that the peoples of Southern Nigeria remain committed to the unity of Nigeria on…

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