Ozoro killing: Deceased Family Petitions IG, Demands Justice Against Killer Officer

By Ovedhe Hezekiah-Warri, The family of Collins Iki that was shot dead during Monday August 3rd, 2020 protest in Ozoro the headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta has called on the Inspector General of Police demanding for urgent intervention and comprehensive investigation in order to bring justice against the killer of their son. This was contained in a petition addressed to the Inspector General of Police date 7th August, 2020 with caption “Brutal and gruesome murder of Collins Iki, 23-years old boy of Ozoro kingdom, on 3rd…

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Group Counsels Buhari On Next PAP Coordinator 

Group Counsels Buhari On Next  By Joe Favour  President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to be wary of those positioning themselves for appointment as the next coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP particularly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The advice was given by a pressure group within the All Progressives Congress, APC under the aegis of Niger Delta Progressives, NDP wherein they disclosed that most of the contenders for the position do not have the interest of the region in line with the developmental agenda of the president.…

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Anglican Synod: Odutemu Calls For overhauling Of Nigerian Security System

  BY JOE FAVOUR UGHELLI-The Archbishop of Bendel Province of the Church of Nigerian Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Dr. Cyril Odutemu has called for an urgent restructuring of the Nigerian security organogram to address the incessant killings and displacement of innocent Nigerians by rampaging Fulani herdsmen and bandits. He submitted that a comprehensive diary of the state of origin of all members of the armed forces and the police of the Nation be compiled, adding that such officer and personnel of the Police and Military be deployed to their state…

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Ozoro Killing: INYA President, Umuakpo Condemns Unprofessional Attitude Of Security Agents

THE Isoko National Youth Assembly (INYA) has described the killing of one Collins during a protest in Ozoro by some youths to “unprofessional” attitude of the Police. The President of INYA, Ovie Umuakpo  in a statement called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to order unbiased investigation so as to unravel the circumstances that led to the death. It would be recalled that, protesters mainly youths had gone into the street of Ozoro to protest against the continued, harrassment, arrested, extortion and intimidation by the Nigeria Police. According to…

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Crime: Delta Bizman Arraigned For Illegal Possession Of Firearms And Ammunitions

A Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State, has adjourned till October 28, 2020, for hearing charges against Delta based business man, Mr Paul Tuoma Okene of Eku in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta  State by the Inspector General of Police over unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunitions. Our correspondent gathered that, the defendant, Mr. Paul Tuoma Okene, a native of Eku Community and a major distributor was arrested on the 26 June, 2020 for the possession firearms with 38 live ammunitions without licence or authority.…

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Protest: Duncan Knocks Security Agents Over The Alleged Brutal Killing Of Isoko Youth In Ozoro

Condemnations has continued to trail the alleged killing of a defenseless citizen of Nigeria identified as Collins, 23, by the Nigeria Police attached to Ozoro Area command in Delta State. Berating the Nigeria Police on the extra-judicial killing, a legal practitioner and the administrator of  Umeh Need Road, UNR,  social media page, Afahokor Akpovienehe Duncan said, “Please let the world hear me on this. I condemn in strong terms the extra Judicial killing of an Isoko youth at Ozoro yesterday by men of the Nigeria police force. “And i want…

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Interview: Why Niger-Delta Regional Security Outfit Could Engender National Security Threat – Ekewenu

  Ambassador Oghenekaro Ekewenu is a United Nation’s Ambassador on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Chairman, Board of Trustee of Municipal Youth Vanguard of Nigeria and former Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Maritime Development. In this interview with SUNDAY APAH, he speaks on the worrisome security situation ravaging the Niger-Delta region and the nation and offers the best approach to tackle the situation among other issues. Excerpts: Sir, one of the major issues in national discourse in Nigeria today is insecurity, it has manifested in various forms,…

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Urhobo Sets For Total Showdown As Ultimatum To FG Expires

By Francis Dugbe, The Urhobo people of Niger Delta, under the aegis of Campaign for the Economic Survival of Urhobo Nation (CATESUN), yesterday gathered in Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of Delta state with a view of executing thier planned shutdown of operations of multinational oil companies in Urhobo nation. President of the group, Olorogun Ese Kakor said, the decision to execute their earlier threat was as a result of the expiration of the ultimatum handed down to the Federal Government. Olorogun Kakor added that the Federal Government failed to…

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Boko Haram kills humanitarian workers abducted in Borno

At least five humanitarian workers abducted in Borno state have been executed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The humanitarian workers were traveling from Maiduguri to Monguno, a town in the northern part of Borno, when they were ambushed by Boko Haram on June 29, 2020. In a 34 seconds video, one of the insurgents who spoke in Hausa, said the humanitarian workers were executed for “working with the infidels”. “This is a strong message to those who are being used by unbelievers to convert people to infidels… those who are…

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NDDC SAGA: Delta Lawmaker Supports National Assembly Over The Ongoing Probe Of The Commission, Calls On President Buhari To Split Board

  The lawmaker representing Jeremi Ward 3/6 in Ughelli South Legislative arm, Delta State, Hon. Mere Williams has frawned on the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC over alleged embezzlement of N81.5billion fund of the commission just as he supports the ongoing probe by the  National Assembly to bring sanity to the commission. He maintained that the poor management of funds accruing to the commission by those appointed to head the it has been the major bane in the development of the region. Hon. Mere who was…

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