Nigerian Govt Disagrees Over Abacha Loot And US Senator’s Move

The United States lawmaker, Chuck Grassley, attempt to block the repatriation of $320m laundered by the late military dictator, Sani Abacha has been challenged by the federal government. The highest ranking senator in the US, Mr Grassley had questioned the Justice Department, why Americans were returning the funds to Nigeria. “Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has a high…

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Oharisi: Stop Playing Politics With People’s Health, UPU Youthwing Tells Rumormongers

By Daniel DafeThe President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youthwing, Worldwide, Comrade Efemena Umukoro, has said that the news report that said the Member representing Ughelli North Constituency II in the Delta State House of Assembly, Prince Eric Oharisi tested positive for Coronavirus is fake news.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed…

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BREAKING: Office Of The Accountant General Of The Federation In Abuja On Fire

The Treasury House which is the office of the Accountant General of the Federation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is currently burning. Tribune Online gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the Accountant General’s office and most of the important offices. Firefighters appeared helpless as they…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Steer Clear Of Our Land, Urhobo Youths Tell Overzealous Security Operatives

By Daniel DafeThe Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youthwing, Worldwide, has warned against any infringement of the rights of Urhobo indigenes in any part of Delta Central Senatorial district and across the nation by security operatives especially the army, saying that they will resist such if any indigene is victimized for any reason.This call was made…

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UPU Youthwing Distributes Sanitizers To Urhobo Indigenes, Calls For Support From Politicians

By Daniel DafeThe President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youthwing, Worldwide, Comrade Efemena Umukoro, has distributed sanitizers to some Urhobo communities, saying that this gesture was geared towards preventing the spread of the disease in Urhobo Nation.Umukoro spoke to Oasis Magazine (OM), during an exclusive chat yesterday, March 31, 2020, in Ughelli.According to him, his…

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COVID-19: Okowa Announces Ban On Religious Worship, Withdraws Permission For 50 Persons

-Appeals To Wealthy Nigerians To Support DTSG In Fight Against Coronavirus By Daniel DafeThe Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has withdrawn his earlier decision that allowed 50 persons as maximum number of persons allowed to converge in any religious worship centre.Governor Okowa said this during a state broadcast in Asaba, today, Tuesday,…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Switch Off Electrical, Electronic Appliances, Tidi Cautions Traders, Business Owners

B y Phil AbhaAhead of the total lockdown which begins in Delta State ,12 midnight today, Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, has advised traders and owners of other business concerns, to switch off all electrical and electronic appliances in their shops and offices before closing for today’s business.Dr. Tidi, also…

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UPU Youthwing President Commends Okowa Over Cash Gift To Incapacitated Police Officer

By Daniel DafeThe President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youthwing, Worldwide, Comrade Efemena Umukoro, has commended the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, over his cash donation to a police officer, Sergeant Mohammed Ahmed rendered blind in the line of duty.The said police officer lost his sight as a result of injuries sustained…

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Bonga Oil Spill Case: Shell Group Loses Jurisdiction Application In London Court

By Phil AbhaThe Royal Dutch PLC, Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited have lost the application filed for jurisdiction in London court over the Bonga Oil spill case that occurred 20th of December 2011 in Niger Delta area of Nigeria.Arising from jurisdictional hearing on Thursday, 19th…

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Umukoro Congratulates CSP Hassan Isah On Award As Best DPO in Delta State

By Daniel DafeThe President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youthwing, Worldwide, Comrade Efemena Umukoro has congratulated the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Abraka Division,CSP Hassan Isah over the presentation of an award to him by the National Association of Nigeria Students, Joint Campus Committee (NANS JCC Delta Axis) as the best DPO in Delta State.Umukoro, who…

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Investigation: Delta Commissioner, Tsekiri Sacks SA, Employs Lover’s Brother

…Commissioner Took 40 Percent Of SA’s Salary Monthly … It’s All False— TsekiriBy Iteveh EkpokpobeAs Nigeria braces up to combat the world ravaging COVID-19, Delta State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon. Matthew Tsekiri, has fired his Special Assistant, one Comrade Karure Tene-Omadide, for not remitting to his coffers, part of his monthly salary.By the…

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UPU Youth Wing President Bags ‘Icon Of Hope Award’, Dedicates Honour To Selfless Activists

By Daniel DafeThe National Association of Nigerian Students, Joint Campus Committee (NANS JCC Delta Axis), have honored the President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youthwing, Worldwide, Comrade Efemena Umukoro, with an ‘Icon of Hope and Inspiration Award,’ over his commitment as a human rights activist to the welfare of others, especially students in the state.The…

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Expect More Robust Legislative Works, Oborevwori Tells Deltans

By Dafe Rukevwe The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has said that the House would soon experience higher legislative inputs from Members that will yield robust legislation for the State economic and social well-being, security of lives and property, infrastructure development, healthcare outreach and sound education among others.In…

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UPU Youthwing: Joy, Amidst Funfair As Orogun Community Hosts Umukoro Over His Emergence As President

By John TegaComr Umukoro Efemena Kelly is the President, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Youthwing. He emerged the president general of the youth organ of the Urhobo foremost social cultural body in January 2020.He served previously as the Secretary General and Publicity Secretary until his elevation to the position of President. In what seems like a…

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Uzum Decries Increasing Rate Of Insecurity, Calls For Community Policing

By John TegaDirector-General of the Delta State Orientation Bureau, Eugene Azuka Uzum, has decried the increasing rate of insecurity in the state and beyond.Uzum stated this in Asaba during the regular phone-in radio programme of the bureau with the Delta Broadcasting Service, ’Wetin Government Dey Do’, on the topic, “Insecurity and Community Policing.”The orientation helmsman,…

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Group Counters Alleged Fake News Against DG Asaba Development Agency, Mrakpor

By Our ReportersA group, Rights Advocate on Thursday countered a news report on social media allegedly sponsored by one Victor Ojieh on “Wong Box” against the Director-General of Asaba and Environs Capital Development Agency, Mrs. Onyemaechi Joan Mrakpor.The group led by Tega Shalokpe staged a peaceful protest to the Secretariat of the NUJ Warri Correspondents’…

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Warri Reps Member, Ereyitomi, Committed To Realization Of Federal Polytechnic Koko

By Phil AbhaThe Lawmaker representing Warri Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP, has assured his constituents on his commitment to the realization of the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Koko in Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State.Chief Ereyitomi gave the assurance Tuesday, February 17, 2020 in Abuja when…

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Majemite Sues For Peaceful Co-Existence Among Community Leaders

By Elizabeth Agari The Chairman of Ethiope East Local Government Council, Hon. Chief (Mrs.) Faith Majemite, in continuation of the peace-building process in Erhioke-Kokori Oil bearing community, has called on all stakeholders to join in moving the community forward. The meeting was attended by all the leadership factions, elders and stakeholders in Erhioke-Kokori community held…

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NDDC: Acting Managing Director Dares NASS, Insists On Budget Implementation

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joi Nunieh, has ordered the Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics to treat budgetary implementation requests (Recurrent and Capital) from the various Directorates, Departments, Units and State Offices for the year 2020. Nunieh said: “The Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics is hereby…

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Egbo Felicitates With Keyamo At 50

By Daniel DafeA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State and 2023 governorship hopeful, Olorogun Jaro Egbo, has felicitated with the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Olorogun Festus Keyamo (SAN), as he clocks 50 today.In a press statement made available to journalists, Egbo, while commending the renowned lawyer, said: “Keyamo…

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Pa Ekabo For Burial Today

By Moses DarahThe burial ceremony of the Okpako Orere of Esaba community, Great Pa Richard Vwavware Ekabo, who passed on at the University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt after a brief illness on Monday, 14th October, 2019 would hold today, Thursday, 16th January, 2020 in his Esaba hometown.In a statement signed by the eldest son, Very…

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Aniagwu Commends Otuaro For Hosting Governor Okowa, Others To An End Of Year Party

By John Onos The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has applauded the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Barr Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, for hosting his boss, the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Members of the Delta State House of Assembly, commissioners and other top government functionaries to an end of year party.…

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PCRC: Sapele Area Command Holds End Of Year Security Town Hall Meeting

By Daniel Dafe The leaders and members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Sapele Area Command, have successfully held a one-day end of year security town hall meeting. The programme which was organised in collaboration with the Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Security and Intelligence Gathering, Hon. Tony Edafioghor, took place yesterday…

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WRPC Suppprt Staff: House Committee On Public Petitions Directs NNPC/WRPC To Maintain Status Quo

…Fixes 5th/6th Of Feb 2020 For Final Verdict The Federal House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has directed the managements of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) Ltd to maintain the status quo amidst ongoing rumours of downsizing of the workforce at the nation’s most viable refinery.…

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Produce Opeans Nigeria Limited IADC Accreditation For BOSIET, HUET, And SAS, Larry Otu Tackles Enugu State APC Chair

Says N500 Million Lawsuit against Opeans Executive Director For Defamation Of Character Has Commenced By Our Reporters The Managing Director of Lym Consults Nigeria Limited, Mr. Larry Otu, has challenged the Executive  Director of Opeans Nigeria Limited, Ben Obi Nwoye, whose Company Opeans Nigeria Limited premises was purportedly sealed up by the  EFCC to display…

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Publishers of Newspapers In Delta State Set To Hold Annual Lecture, Awards Ceremony

By Daniel Dafe Publishers of newspapers and magazines in Delta State, under the aegis of Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN), Delta State Council, will on Thursday, December 5, 2019, host their annual ‘ACNPN Lecture and Awards’ ceremony. The programme scheduled to take place at Topview Hotel, Asaba, Delta State, will  be chaired…

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EFCC Seals Alleged Fraudulent Offshore Safety Training Centre Belonging To Opeans Nigeria Limited In Warri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has sealed up an Offshore Safety Training Centre along Opete Road in Warri, Delta State belonging to Opeans Nigeria Limited. It was alleged that  Opeans Nigeria Limited which operates an Offshore Safety Training Centers both in Warri and Port Harcourt has been  fraudulently issuing International Association of Drilling…

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SWAN: Investiture Of Okena As Pioneer Chairperson, Inauguration Of Chapter Holds In Delta

By Daniel Dafe The inauguration of the Delta State Chapter of the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN), alongside the investiture of Mrs. Lucy Okena ACA, as pioneer Chairperson, has successfully held. The event took place today at Wellington Hotel, Effurun, Delta State. Present at the auspicious occasion were the Governor of Delta State,…

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Tension Mounts In Niger Delta, As Military Anchor Gun Boats At Oporoza Creek

By Phil Abha Tension mounts in the Niger Delta as Nigerian military under the Nigerian Navy have allegedly laid siege at Escravos, anchoring their gun boats at the front of Oporoza creek, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West, Local Government Area, Delta state. Our correspondent in a chat with Barr. Gideon Mulade from the…

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NDDC: Emete’ Urhobo Rejects Interim Management Committee Constituted By Akpabio

By Daniel Dafe The Onajite Efedede-led Female Youth Wing of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Worldwide (Emete’ Urhobo), has rejected the interim management committee constituted by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, to coordinate the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), awaiting the screening of the board members by the Senate. In a statement…

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Appointment Of Judges: Delta Bar Rejects List, Accuses CJ Of Nepotism

By Our Correspondents The Warri Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), has rejected the proposed list by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Delta State to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for the appointment of judges in the state, knocking the State Chief Judge for appointing his son as High Court Judge, saying that due process was not followed. In…

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Threat To Oil Facilities: Conveners Of Ijaw Unity Rally And Peace Rain Knocks On Coordinator Of Presidential Amnesty Programme

-Begs Buhari To Replace Dokubo With A Capable Person -Describes His Appointment As A Huge Mistake  -Says He Has Overstayed His Welcome  By Our Correspondents Conveners of Ijaw Unity Rally And Peace (IURP), have warned the  Special Adviser to the President and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme  (PAP ), Prof  Charles Dokubo, against threatening the Federal Government with renewed wave of violence in the…

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Oborevwori Hails Governor Okowa For Introduction Of Medium Term Expenditure Framework

 As Workshop On MTEF Opens In Asaba For Lawmakers By Our Correspondents The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has commended the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for introducing the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) in the state.  In his opening remarks on Thursday in Asaba, at a two-day workshop on Medium Term…

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Waive/Keyamo Visits: Expect Jobs, Empowerment Packages, Emete President Tells Urhobo Ladies

By Daniel Dafe The President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Female Youth Wing (Emete), Worldwide, Onajite Efedede, has said that the separate visit of the body to a House of Representatives member representing Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, Honorable (Rev) Francis Ejiroghene Waive, and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, will soon…

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Nigeria@59: Lets Consolidate On Our Democratic Gains, Ereyitomi Charges Nigerians

By Phil Abha The federal lawmaker representing Warri Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP, has felicitated with Warri Federal constituency, Deltans and Nigerians as the nation celebrates her 59th independence anniversary, as he charged Nigerians to consolidate on the democratic gains achieved so far since after independence. Chief Ereyitomi JP…

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UPU Warns Askia Ogieh To Stop His Ethnic Cleansing Of Urhobo Indigenes In DESOPADEC

…Appeals To Okowa, Diden To Intervene, Vows To Resist Marginalisation By Daniel Dafe The President General, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Worldwide, Chief (Engr.) Joe Omene, has lamented the treatment meted on staff of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC) of Urhobo extraction by the newly appointed Managing Director (MD) of the Board, Chief…

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Urhobo Renaissance Movement To Hold Inaugural Public Lecture October 1

By Daniel Dafe The Urhobo Renaissance Movement (URM) will on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, hold her inaugural public lecture with theme: ‘Urhobo Rebirth.’ At the programme scheduled to hold at Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Conference Center, Effurun, Delta State, a lecture titled: “A Renaissance in the Urhobo Nation and the Quest for Leadership” will be…

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NDDC: Okumagba Is The Best Man For The Job, UPU Youth President Tells Rita-Lori, Others

By Daniel Dafe The President, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youth Wing Worldwide, Comrade Louis Anidi, has condemned the move by Chief Rita-Lori Ogbebor and Itsekiri leaders to sue the Federal Government over the appointment of Olorogun Benard Okumagba as the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), adding that their opposition is selfish-based…

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Community Newspaper Publishers Pass Vote Of Confidence On Delta Information Commissioner, Aniagwu

By Daniel Dafe The executive and members of Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria, (ACNPN), Delta State Council, has passed a vote of confidence on the Commissioner of Information in the state, Mr. Charles Aniagwu. At a meeting held in its secretariat yesterday in Asaba, the association in a press statement added: “We resolved…

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Aniagwu: ACNPN Is The Only Recognised Umbrella Body For Community Newspaper Publishers In Delta State

Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Commissioner for Information, Delta State (l) & Comr. Jude Obiemenyego, Chairman, Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN). By Daniel Dafe The Commissioner for Information, Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has vowed to work with the Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter, adding that the State Government…

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NDDC: Ukpebitere Hails Buhari On Appointment Of Okumagba, Others

By Sunny Basikoro The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Democratic Youth Movement, Barrister Andrew Ukpebitere, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of former Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning, Delta State, Olorogun Bernard Okumagba as the Managing Director (MD) of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Ukpebitere made the commendation in a statement made available…

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Emete: Abuja Chairperson Commends Agege For Championing Urhobo Cause

–Congratulates Keyamo, Okumagba, Akpoyibo By Daniel Dafe The Chairperson of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Female Youth Wing (Emete), Abuja Chapter, Eloho Majemite Okwo, has commended the Deputy Senate President (DSP), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, for championing the cause of Urhobo Nation. Speaking to Oasis Magazine (OM) during an exclusive chat, Eloho Majemite Okwo, opined that…

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UPU: Emete Congratulates Sunny Akpoyibo Over Appointment As CREN President

By Daniel Dafe The Female Youth Wing of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Worldwide, Emete, has congratulated Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo over his appointment by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, as the President of the Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN), describing him “as a very noble and worthy son of Urhobo nation.” The…

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Peretomode-led Administration Is Non-Chalant Towards Staff Welfare, Says DELSU JAC

…Gives University Management 7-Days Ultimatum To Address Demands Or Face Total Strike Action …Commends DTSG Over Role Played So Far By Dafe Rukevwe The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of non-teaching staff unions of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the management to meet its welfare demands or face total strike…

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UPU Youth Wing President Congratulates Keyamo Over Ministerial Appointment

By Daniel Dafe The President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youth Wing, Worldwide, Comrade Louis Anidi, has congratulated Barr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) over his appointment as the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari. Anidi, spoke to Oasis Magazine (OM), during a phone conversation earlier today. According to him, Keyamo’s appointment…

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Aniagwu Takes Over As Information Commissioner In Delta, Sets 3-Point-Agenda

Warns Against Indolence, Indiscipline, Promises Reward For Hardwork By Dafe Rukevwe Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has charged the management and staff of the ministry to brace up to the task of rebuilding the ministry and its parastatals in order to realise the ‘Stronger Delta’ agenda. The commissioner who said this recently…

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Delta Commissioner For Water Resources Charges Staff To Redouble Their Commitment To Service

The new Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Martins Okonta, has resumed duty with the charge for the staff of the ministry to redouble their commitment for effective service delivery as well as cooperate  with him towards realising the ‘Stronger  Delta’ vision of Okowa  administration in the  water sector.  Rt. Hon. (Dr)  Okonta  , who gave the charge in his office in Asaba during…

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DESOPADEC: Reverse The Appointment Of Diden, Nominate An Urhobo Man As Chairman, UPU Youth Wing To Okowa

By John Tega Arising from a critical stakeholders meeting of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Youth Wing, Worldwide, today, through an open letter to the Delta State Governor, Urhobo youths have called on the Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa to reverse the appointments ofHon. Michael Diden, as Chairman of the Board of Delta State…

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Collapsed Hotel Building: Urhobo Youth Leader, Rights Activist Commend Okowa, Majemite, Agege, Igbakpa Over Show Of Love To Abraka People

By Daniel Dafe The acting President of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Youth Wing, Worldwide, Comrade Comrade Bayo Obruche Eyube, has commended the Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, who through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), played a key role in identifying with the people of Abraka when a hotel building under…

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Collapsed Hotel Building: Majemite Commends DTSG Over Swift Response

-As SSG Reiterates Strict Adherence To Building Plans, Standards By Daniel Dafe The Executive Chairman, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Chief Faith Majemite, has commended the Delta State Government over the swift response and assistance given the local government during the rescue mission by the council for possible survivors after a hotel under construction collapsed…

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Amnesty: Ex-agitators Renew Threat, Give FG, Dokubo Additional Four Days To Call Back Amnesty Delegates For Training

Don’t Take Our Patience For Granted, We Will Cripple The Nation’s Economy If…  By Phil Abha As the four days ultimatum to resume attack in the creek issued to Federal Government of Nigeria and the multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region on the delay of training amnesty delegates by the Presidential Amnesty…

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Release Of Kidnap Victims: Vessel Owners Blast FG, Navy, Police, India Govt Over False Claims

-Appeal For Release Of 19 Crew Members Being Detained By Nigerian Navy  By Our Reporters The Owners of the Vessel, ‘MT APECUS’ have berated the Federal Government, the Nigerian Navy, the Police, as well as the Indian Government over the recent release of five Indian Sailors and one Nigerian (the Captain) kidnapped in Bonny,  claiming that they…

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DELSU Inducts 39 Medical Graduates

By Daniel Dafe Delta State University, Abraka, today inducted thirty-nine graduate medical doctors from the institution who have completed their training at the College of Health Sciences. The auspicious occasion took place at the 750 Capacity Lecture Theatre Hall, Site III. In his address, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Victor Peretomode, represented by the…

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DELSU Shops For New VC

By Daniel Dafe As the tenure of Professor Victor Peretomode winds down, the Governing Council of Delta State University, Abraka, at its meeting held on Friday, 31st May, 2019, decided to fill the position of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) that shall be vacant on 1st December, 2019, at the expiration of the tenure of the incumbent…

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Indigenous Publishers of Newspapers/Magazines In Delta State Congratulate Gov Okowa

By Daniel Dafe Publishers of community newspapers and magazines in Delta State under the aegis of Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN), Delta State Council, have congratulated His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi  Authour Okowa, Governor, Delta State, over his victory at the 2019 guber polls in the state.  In a letter to the…

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Tidi Warns Crude Oil Thieves To Stop Illegal Bunkering Or Face Arrest By Security Operatives

By Phil Abha Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, on Friday warned crude oil thieves, popularly known as illegal bunkerers, operating around Ubeji, Ifie-kporo, Ajaetan and neighbouring communities, to stop the illicit trade and invest in legitimate business, adding that they would soon be raided by strange security men, if they…

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Poor Handling Of DELSU’s PRO Unit Responsible For Its Poor Image —Ekakitie Napoleon  

By Our Reporters  A social critic, Comrade Ekakite Napoleon, has adduced the poor perception of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, image to the poor handling of the university’s Public Relations Unit. Ekakite said over the years, the university has been appointing routine administration officers without background training in media activities, public relations or advertising.…

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Group Rains Heavy Knocks On Chevron Over Denial Of Employment 

-Calls For Investigation Of Medical Reports On A Qualified Captain From Niger Delta Region  -Says It Will Not Hesitate To Ask For Transfer Of Managing Director Of Chevron Out Of Nigeria  By Our Correspondents The Niger Delta Indigenous Movement For Radical Change (NDIMRC), has called on the Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Mr. Jeff Ewing to urgently investigate the denial of Captain John Roland…

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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Calls For Legislative Efforts To Tackle Environmental, Economic, Other Challenges Confronting Rivers, Delta 

By Our Correspondents The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has called for collaborative efforts between the legislatures in Rivers and Delta States to proffer solutions to the numerous environmental, social, economic, health and physical challenges confronting the two states. In his goodwill message on Monday  at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop…

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Gagging The Press: DELSU VC Bars Vanguard, Oasis Magazine, Pointer Newspaper Journalists From Briefing Over Publications

By John Tega The Peretemode-led Management of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, yesterday, barred Vanguard Newspaper, Oasis Magazine (OM), the state owned Pointer Newspaper operating in the state from participating in a pre-convocation press briefing ahead of the university’s 13th convocation ceremony holding on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The incident is coming on the…

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Maladministration/Financial Misappropriation: Abavo Youths Debunk Allegations Levelled Against Agbeyeke

 By Dafe Rukevwe   Abavo (Okpe) Youths leader, Comrade Augustine Nkemachor, has described Dr. Philip Eku Agbeyeke as a melodious local government Administrator genius, saying that recent media reports that alleged that he (Agbeke) was involved in maladministration and financial misappropriation of the council treasury when he served as Head of Personnel Management (HPM) in Oshimili South…

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Neglect Of Itsekiri Communities: Tension In Warri, As INYC 72 Hours Ultimatum To Chevron Expires Today

By Phil Abha There is palpable tension in the oil city of Warri and the operational headquarters of American oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, in Warri South and in Ugborodo, Warri South-West Local government areas of Delta State. You would recall that the Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC, the apex Itsekiri Youth body world-wide had…

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Ignoring Gbaramatu Communities In Your Negotiations Is Dangerous, Kingdom Spokesman Tells Chevron, NNPC, DTSG

*Says Ijaws Of Gbaramatu, Egbema Are Mostly Marginalized By Chevron *Commends Ugborodo Community For Peaceful Protest Against CNL, NNPC By Phil Abha The Spokesman (Fiyewei) of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, High Chief Godspower Gbenekama, says ignoring of Gbaramatu oil and gas host communities by Chevron Nigeria limited (CNL) in…

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Ovade-Oghara: Tension In Oghara, As Protesters Storm Council Secretariat, Call On DTSG To Intervene In Community Crisis

By Our Correspondents Tension mounts at Ogharafe, the administrative headquarters of Ethiope West council, as placard carrying protesting youths, women and elders from Ovade-Oghara community, invaded their council headquarters, calling on their son and brother, Hon. Ben Igbakpa to leave them alone. The people who came into the council’s premises in their large number with…

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Prominent Warri Prince, Industrialist, Omatseye Passes On, As Ereyitomi Eulogizes Him

-Says, We Have Lost The Grandfather Of Warri Politics Prominent/influential and Warri Prince, Prince Kenekeneyero Boyewa Omatseye has passed on at the age of 92 in Sapele, Delta State. Prince KB Omatseye was an iconic politician, philanthropist who awarded scholarships to deserving Itsekiri and non-alike in Delta State and beyond. He as well established one…

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Workers Day: No Governor Should Have Peace If They Don’t Pay N30, 000 Minimum Wage- Mulade

 “Urges Workers To Remain Committed, Focused  Niger Delta based human rights activist/environmentalist cum World Peace Ambassador, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has felicitated with Nigerian workers as they celebrate the 2019 international labour day on Wednesday May 1, 2019. Comrade Mulade, while congratulating workers, said that no Nigerian governor should be allowed to have peace if they…

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Book Launch: Family Lifestyle & Relationship Expert Unveils ‘Life of Mudipapa’ May 5

Family lifestyle and relationship expert, Francis Ewherido is set to formally launch his new book, ‘Life Lessons From Mudipapa.’ Ewherido who is a columnist with the Vanguard Newspaper, thenewsng,com and Business A.M Newspaper and the Managing Director of Titan Insurance Brokers Limited, in his book, chronicles the life and times of a fictional character, Chief…

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Oborevwori Preaches Peaceful Co-existence, Tolerance, Sacrifice At Easter 

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has sued for peaceful co-existence, tolerance and personal sacrifice among Nigerians. In his Easter message, the Speaker said that Jesus Christ laid down his life for mankind and urged Nigerians to emulate his exemplary life. In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis…

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VATLAD National President Blames Political Elites For Collapse Of DBS

By John Tega National President, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), Comrade (Engr.) Igbini Odafe Emmanuel, has commended labour leaders for raising the alarm on the near collapse state of Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) Warri and Asaba. Igbini who said this through an official press release, added: “From all proven facts and evidence, the…

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Fulani Herdsmen Killings/Security: Majemite Dissolves Abraka Vigilante

By Daniel Dafe The Executive Chairman, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Chief (Mrs.) Faith Majemite, has dissolved the vigilante formation in Oruarivie-Abraka Kingdom. Majemite disclosed this to Oasis Magazine (OM) during a phone conversation, while responding to questions on the security situation in Abraka and other related issues. The council boss added: “Another one will…

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OMPALAN Inaugurates Delta Chapter, Tasks Govt To Checkmate Diversion Of Its Development Funds In Niger Delta

Amidst dignitaries from various walks of life at the Oil and Solid Mineral conference held recently at Wellington hotel, Effurun, Delta state, the state chapter and executive committee of the Oil and Solid Minerals Producing Area Landlords’ Association of Nigeria, OMPALAN, has been inaugurated by the national body of the association led by Bishop Udo…

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Nelson Jessa Laid To Rest   

By John Tega The burial rites of Chief Nelson Ovwigho Jessa, the Ibrite Edjenekpo of Oruarivie-Abraka Kingdom has held successfully. The ceremony which took place today, commenced with an order of ‘Vigil Mass’ and ‘Requiem Mass’ for the deceased at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Abraka, Delta State, as the Parish Priest, Very Rev. Fr. Paul…

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DTHA Ratifies State Government’s Promissory Note Of #22.6 Billion With Zenith Bank

 …Passes Delta State Private Healthcare Bill 2017 The State House of Assembly has passed a resolution approving the request of the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in support of the State Executive Council’s ratification of Zenith Bank promissory note discounting facility of N22, 695,597, 917 issued by the Federal Government to the State. The Governor’s request…

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Ethiope East LGA Orders Owners Of Caravans In Abraka Main Market To Relocate

–Calls On Okada Riders To Register With Motor Licensing Office -Urges Restaurants, Food Vendors, Drinking Spots To Observe Sanitation Laws -Directs Private Waste Management Agents To Obtain Permit From The Council Authority -Tasks Landlords To Provide Toilet Facilities In Their Compounds By Daniel Dafe Ehiope East Local Government Area has directed all owners of caravan and…

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Ijaw Traditional Rulers, Not Military, Responsible For Peace In Niger Delta–Gbaramatu Spokesperson Reveals 

* Urges FG To Partner PANDEF For Peace In N’ Delta Region Phil Abha Spokesperson of Gbaramatu Traditional Council in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Godpower Gbenekama JP, says peace currently enjoyed in the Niger Delta region is as a resolve of some respected Ijaw Traditional Rulers in the region, as well as…

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DTHA Resumes Plenary, Approves Governor’s Request For Funds To Construct 13 Paved Roads In Warri 

..Also Grants Governor’s Request Of Monies For Construction Of Beneku/Kwale Bridge, Approach Roads The Delta  State House of Assembly resumed plenary on Tuesday, February 5, 2019  after adjourning on December 20, 2018 for the Christmas and new year festivities. The plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the House approved two requests…

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Deployment Of Troops: The Military Has Declared War Against Niger Delta People— IYC

The Nigeria Military has been strongly accused of allegedly declaring war against the people of Niger Delta by massively deploying over 20 gun boats, troops and military helicopter to communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom. The President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Barr. Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi, while reacting to the development in a press statement said…

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