About 200 arrested in Houston protests, four officers injured

By Agencies Houston police say nearly 200 people were arrested and four officers were injured during protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Those arrested “participated in unlawful assemblies, Police Chief Art Acevedo said Saturday on Twitter. “Most will be charged with obstructing a roadway,” The four officers suffered minor injuries and eight police cars were damaged during the protests, according to Acevedo. Protesters also blocked a Dallas interstate and one officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said on Twitter. Police in both cities…

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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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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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Two Sisters Sent To Jail For Beating, Bitting An 8-Months Pregnant Woman In Delta

By Amatutu Emmanuel TWO sisters have been arrested and arraigned before an Ughelli Magistrate court for allegedly beating and biting off a finger of an 8-month pregnant woman during a fight between the sisters and the pregnant lady.   The incident occurred at the Akporigbe residence of the ladies in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.   Giving details of the incident yesterday, a source from the court disclosed that the suspects, Victory Ogboru and Mercy Ogboru were both arraigned before the chief magistrate, Ena…

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Inter-state Lockdown: Okowa Monitors Compliance, Warns Violators

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Saturday warned that unauthorized vehicles entering the state in violation of restriction in inter-state movement ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to stem spread of COVID-19 around the country would be impounded. Besides, the governor, who gave the warning while monitoring compliance of the order at some boundaries between Delta and neighbouring states, said that operators of such vehicles risked prosecution. He told newsmen after monitoring situations at Niger Bridge boundary between Delta and Anambra and at Alifikede, the boundary community between the state…

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Kidnappers gang-rape female student of UNIPORT, then butcher her to death

A criminal gang which kidnapped three students of the University of Port Harcourt(UNIPORT), on 7 April, gang-raped the female among them. They then went further to butcher her to death, as well as kill the other two students. The female student was identified as Joy Adoki. The other students were Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba. Police put all the three bodies in bags and later deposited them in the mortuary. The police were able to crack the kidnapping after the arrest on 30 April of the chief suspect, called Friday…

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COVID-19: CSO Launches Situation Room To Monitor Isolation Centers In Delta

Civil Society Organisation in collaboration with Non-governmental organization other cooperate bodies across the nation have set up a situation room to monitor the activities of the Coronavirus pandemic in Delta state. In a press release in Warri, Delta State, signed and Co-chaired by Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome, Your Emancipatin Movement of Africa, Mr. Bonny Akaeze, Foundation for Non-Violent Social change, Joshua Ghereje  of the Social Action and Emmanuel Agbubi, Civil Right Council Ughelli, Mr.Victor Ochie,Young Nigerian Rights Organization respectively, said, “The Delta State Civil Society/Media COVID-19 Situation Room is a collaboration of…

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Community Leaders Petition IGP Over Allege Threat To Life In Delta 

  Mr. Clement Ufuophu and Mr. Vincent Soto, President General and leader respectively of Edjohe Community Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state have petitioned the Inspector General of Police over alleged threat to their life by one Mr. Zik Gbemre. The duo in a petition signed by their counsel, P. O Onota Esq. and addressed to the Inspector General of Police, stated that their fears became heightened by the open boast of Mr. Zik Gbemre to use his reputed connection with the Delta State Police Command and the…

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