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Rivers: Wike Orders Speedy Completion Of Key Roads

By Daniel Abia, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has directed that all rehabilitation and reconstruction works on critical economic roads in Port Harcourt, the state capital be intensified. Governor Wike noted that the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the roads remain vital to maintain the re-booting economy of the state. In a statement released by the Special Assistant ...

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PHOTO STORY: Burial Ceremony of Late Gamaliel Onosede

 

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Delta Central: Tribunal Dismisses Omo-Agege’s Petition, Upholds Amori Election

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by Ovie Omo-Agege of the Labour Party (LP). Omo-Agege had gone to the tribunal to challenge the election of Sen. Ighoyota Amori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Delta Central. He sought the nullification of the declaration of Amori as the Senator-elect ...

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Independence: Group Berates FG, Says Buhari Has No Economic Direction

By Emmanuel Udom Lagos The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO) has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and said the administration had no economy blue print for the country. Leader of the group Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman said that the present All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has not given any economy direction to the ...

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FG Denies Move To Privatise Hospitals in Nigeria

By Oladele Ogunsola Ibadan Agitation on the part of the health workers in the various government hospitals across the country over the alleged move by the Federal Government to privatize its hospitals can now be laid to rest as the FG came out openly on Tuesday to deny such move Rather, the government confessed that what was being considered was ...

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A’Ibom, Oron Mourn Departed Monarch

Etim Ati Okpo

By Samuel Otu Ita Uyo It was the great playwright William Shakespeare who in his play, Julius Caesar, wrote “when beggars die, there are no comets seen. The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes”. This was exactly the stage that was set at the funeral and thanksgiving service in honour of His Royal Majesty Ahta Etim Ati Okpo ...

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Ndokwa Youths Vow To Shut Down Agip Oil Installations Over Electricity Blackout

By Felix Igbekoyi Asaba Over 300 Ndokwa youths have handed down  a 21-day ultimatum to Agip Oil Company installations, to step down its Independent Power Plant and supply electricity to the three local government areas that make Ndokwa nation. The angry youths, who are members of various unions in  Ndokwa ethnic nationality in Delta State, said they have endured the ...

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Bayelsa Gives Agip December Deadline To Clean Oil Spills

By Igoniko Oduma Yenagoa The Bayelsa State government has given the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) December 31, 2015 deadlined to clean up the over 1,000 oil spills from the company’s facilities in the state. In a letter to the management of NAOC made available to newsmen in Yenagoa at the weekend, the State Government frowned at the firm’s poor ...

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Ndidem Qua: Kingmakers Announce Burial Rites

By Nsa Gill Calabar Traditional title holders and Kingmakers of Qua ethnic tribe in Calabar Municipal Council of Cross River State have announced the burial rites of the late Ndidem of Qua, Ndidem Thomas Ika, Ika Oqua III. The late Ndidem Thomas Ika Ika Oqua was the second most powerful traditional ruler in the state after the Obong of Calabar ...

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Olu Of Warri: New Monarch Will Not Inherit Disunited Kingdom — Ereyitomi

By Emma Arubi Warri PROMINENT business mogul and Chief of Warri kingdom, Thomas Ereyitomi has stated that the Olu designate is not about to inherit a divided kingdom, saturated by poverty and anger as being speculated by enemies of the Itsekiri people. Reacting to a newspaper report that the Olu designate, Prince Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, is waiting in the wings ...

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Ogbe-Ijoh Throne: Court Adjourns Contempt Hearing To November

By Emma Arubi The Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Clan Governing Council of Warri South-West Council Area of Delta State may be facing a contempt charge following the alleged neglect of a court order that restrained it from installing any King pending the determination of the main suit that had been filed at High Court 4 Warri. At the resumed hearing of the ...

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Improved Power Supply Mysterious, Says Sapele Residents

By John Dugbe Ughelli After more than two decades of epileptic electricity supply, residents of Sapele and its environs have described the seeming constant power now enjoyed in the areas as ‘mysterious’. Some of the Sapele residences, who described the development as a very surprising and wonderful thing, said that power companies in the past have never done such for ...

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Be Rallying Point To Unite Itsekiri, Delta Urges Olu of Warri Designate

By Felix Igbekoyi Asaba The Delta State Government has urged the Olu of Warri designate to see the entire Itsekiri as one and be a rallying point for the unity of Itsekiri and its neighbouring ethnic groups. This charge was given by the Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Doris ...

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Emerhor Mourns Olu Of Warri, Hails Abiloye Emiko’s Choice As Olu Designate

By Victor Otuya Asaba The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate in the 2015 general elections in Delta State, Olorogun Otega Emerhor has mourned the shocking news of the demise of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II. Emerhor, who is also the Vice Chairman, Standard Alliance in a condolence message signed by his Director, Media & Political Communication, Dr ...

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Peaceful Emergence Of New Olu Of Warri Is Devine – Emiko

By Emma Arubi Warri THE quick emergence of the Olu of Warri- designate, Godfrey Ikenwoli Emiko has been attributed to Divine interference of God Almighty and the unity amongst the Itsekiri people. Prince Yemi Emiko, son of the late Erejuwa II and brother to the late Atuwatse II made this remark on Wednesday in Warri, Delta State in an exclusive ...

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Edo Community Denies Desertion Reports

By Francis Onoiribholo Benin Leaders and youths of Okhunmwun community in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state have denied reports that the community was deserted following outbreak of crisis in the community. It had been reported that unknown persons had printed the obituary poster of one Chief Cliford Osawaru and pasted them in the community who was ...

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Addressing The Menace Of Maritime Criminals

By Victor Otuya Asaba The September 11th 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in United States of America completely changed and revamped the world security challenge and consciousness. The well-structured synergy of the maritime security in the United States of America makes it difficult for piracy and other maritime criminals to carry out their nefarious activities. In Nigeria, ...

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Delta Signs Agreement With Farmers, Doles Out 46 Tractors

By Felix Igbekoyi Asaba The Delta State Government has selected 20 cooperatives societies to benefit from the allocation of tractors for agricultural purposes. It would be recalled that 692 cooperative societies applied to benefit from the tractor, 269 were screened out while about 50 were invited to the session to brainstorm on its usage where 20 societies were eventually selected ...

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Tension In DESOPADEC Over Staff Re-Deployment

By Emma Arubi Warri There seems to be tension at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), as some Itsekiri and Urhobo youths clashed on Tuesday, following the re-deployment of some key staffers of the Commission. The re-deployment exercise saw about seven staff including the secretary to the Board moved to different departments. The former Chief Security Officer ...

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Ojobo Community Crisis: Delta Asks Outgoing Chairman to Manage Community for One Year

By John Dugbe Ughelli The Delta State Government has directed the swearing-in of the immediate past chairman of Ojobo community, Mr. Dafe Ekereke, to oversee the affairs of the community for another one year. The directive was as a result of the crisis in the community following an inconclusive election to elect a new chairman. Delta State Deputy Governor, Barrister ...

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Group Faults Spill Clean-Up Contracts In N’Delta

By Felix Igbekoyi Asaba Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, (CEPEJ), a civil society group has described the contracts from International Oil Companies to leaders from oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region to clean spills in their domains as phony and without due process. It said that some community leaders accepted phony contracts from oil companies to cleanup ...

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We Are Engaging Youths In Different Skills – Niemogha

Niemogha

PASTOR LEADER NIEMOGHA is the branch pastor in-charge of Christ Embassy church in Effurun, Delta State and Chairman of Eneberi Layout, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. In this interview with JOHN DUGBE, he spoke on leadership and history of Uvwie LGA and other issues. Excerpt. Can you tell us who you are? My name is Pastor Leader ...

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Delta Community Demands Development From Chevron, Issues 21-Day Ultimatum

By John Dugbe Ughelli The people of Ugborodo community, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on Chevron Nigeria Limited to abide by the Memorandum of Understanding it signed with the community in which they promised to develop the community and her people. Speaking through one of their sons, Ofe Nene, who spoke in a chat with journalists, on Tuesday, ...

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Monarch Bans Protests Using Coffins, Guns

By Emma Arubi Warri THE traditional ruler of Uvwie Kingdom in Delta State, His Royal Majesty Abe 1, has placed a permanent ban on public protest that involved the carrying and depositing of coffins, use of bottles, guns, wood and cutlasses, throughout the length and breadth of the kingdom. A statement by the secretary to the Uvwie traditional council, Chief ...

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When NLC A’Ibom Marched In Support Of Anti-Corruption Crusade

By Idongesit Ashameri Uyo Of all the issues raised by the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigerian labour Congress (NLC) during its march against corruption last week, one thing stood out that. It is that,  “politicians are mere symptoms of corruption while civil servants remain the disease itself.” The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari since the electioneering campaigns had ...

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