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    APC kicks as PDP sweeps Delta council poll

APC kicks as PDP sweeps Delta council poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner in 23 out of the 25 local government areas of Delta in Saturday’s council elections across the state.Mike Ogbodu, chairman of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC),  gave the details when he announced the results on Sunday in Asaba, the state capital.He said the elections have been postponed in Ethiope East [...]

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    DPR: We’ve sealed 80 petrol stations in Delta

DPR: We’ve sealed 80 petrol stations in Delta

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri zonal office, says it has sealed over 80 petrol stations in Delta since fuel scarcity began in December 2017.Antai Asuquo, Warri zonal operations controller, made this known to reporters shortly after a statewide monitoring of filling stations.He said most of the filling stations were sealed in Warri, Ughelli, Sapele, Isoko and Asaba.Asuquo, who led [...]

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    Army probes killing of driver who ‘refused to part with bribe at checkpoint’

Army probes killing of driver who ‘refused to part with bribe at checkpoint’

The 4 brigade of the Nigerian army, Benin, has set up a regimental board of enquiry into circumstances that allegedly led a soldier to kill a man for refusing to bribe him at a checkpoint.A statement by Mohammed Maidawa, assistant director, army public relations, said the brigade’s attention had been drawn to the incident.Maidawa said the attention of the headquarters [...]

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    Delta pastor dies ‘during sex romp’ with teenager

Delta pastor dies ‘during sex romp’ with teenager

A pentecostal pastor has reportedly died during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa west local government area of Delta state.Andrew Aniamaka, spokesman of the Delta police command, confirmed this in Asaba, the state capital on Wednesday.He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police on November 19.He said the hotel workers [...]

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    Delta police restricts vehicular movement ahead of Anambra poll

Delta police restricts vehicular movement ahead of Anambra poll

The Delta command of the Nigeria police has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement between Delta and Anambra through the Niger Bridge, with effect from 12am on Friday.Zanna Ibrahim, the commissioner of police in the state, gave the order in a statement signed by Andrew Aniamaka, the command’s public relations officer.The commissioner said the order was aimed at forestalling [...]

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    Navy gets 20 gunboats to combat ‘increased threat’ in Delta

Navy gets 20 gunboats to combat ‘increased threat’ in Delta

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, on Saturday inaugurated 20 gunboats in Delta state in a bid to further boost security in the region.At the inaugiuration, Olonisakin said the recent threat by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities in the region was a sad commentary on the collective security of the environment.He expressed regret at the continued threat [...]

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    Maritime University begins operations as FG increases take-off grant

Maritime University begins operations as FG increases take-off grant

Maritime University, based in Okerenkoko, Delta state, has now commenced operations and has invited applications to fill academic staff vacancies.Usani Uguru Usani, minister of Niger Delta, announced this on Saturday. [...]

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    Delta confirms three cases of suspected monkeypox disease

Delta confirms three cases of suspected monkeypox disease

The Delta state government has confirmed three reported cases of suspected monkeypox disease in the state.Nicholas Azinge, the state commissioner for health, made the disclosure Tuesday in Asaba at a media briefing.Azinge said the suspected cases of the disease were currently under medical care at an undisclosed location in the state."A total of three cases of suspected monkeypox disease have [...]

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    Militants kidnap four British missionaries in Delta

Militants kidnap four British missionaries in Delta

Four British nationals involved in missionary activities have been kidnapped in Enukorowa community in Burutu local government of Delta state.Aniamaka Andrew, the state police spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday.Andrew said the kidnap occurred around 2am on October 13.“Armed Karowen militants stormed the community and kidnapped the four white missionaries namely David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana and Tyan (both [...]

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    FG approves N2bn take-off grant for Maritime University

FG approves N2bn take-off grant for Maritime University

The federal government has approved the released of N2 billion for the commencement of Maritime University in Okerenkoko, Delta state.This was made known by the Nigerian presidency on its Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon. [...]

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    Those trying to blackmail Kachikwu ‘should review their strategy’

Those trying to blackmail Kachikwu ‘should review their strategy’

The allegations of N3.8 billion fraud involving Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, are untrue, according to The Conscience of the Niger (TCN), a socio-political movement.In a statement on Wednesday, the group described the reports as the “handiwork of power hawks and mischief makers, who were determined to discredit and blemish the oil minister for obvious reasons”.Kachikwu had been [...]

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    Three die during deliverance service in Delta church

Three die during deliverance service in Delta church

Three worshippers have been confirmed dead during a deliverance service at a church located in the outskirts of Warri, Delta state. Andrew Aniamaka, Delta state police spokesman, confirmed the incident on Tuesday.He said one of the deceased drowned, while the other two died during a prayer session in the church at the weekend.“The information actually is that one worshipper drowned and [...]

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    Police say four Itsekiri leaders were abducted in Delta

Police say four Itsekiri leaders were abducted in Delta

The police in Delta have confirmed abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, a firm, by suspected militants in the state.Speaking with NAN on Friday, Andrew Aniamaka, spokesperson of the Delta police command, said the police in collaboration with the army were looking for the suspects.“The police backed by the military are on the trail of the [...]

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    Delta assembly sacks speaker

Delta assembly sacks speaker

Monday Igbuya, speaker of the Delta state house of assembly, has been removed over allegations of “financial misappropriation and highhandedness.”Motion for the impeachment of the speaker was unanimously adopted by all 22 members present at plenary after it was moved by Johnson Erijo (Isoko South II) and seconded by Peter Onwusanya (Oshimili South).The remaining seven members, including the impeached speaker, of [...]

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    ‘Four’ officers killed as ‘herdsmen’ attack police van in Delta

‘Four’ officers killed as ‘herdsmen’ attack police van in Delta

Suspected herdsmen attacked a police van in Abraka, Ethiope east local government area of Delta state, on Tuesday, killing four policemen. The officers were returning from Eku and Oria communities, where they had gone to quell boundary dispute when they ran into the attackers. A source said the herdsmen used cattle to obstruct the vehicle of the policemen, and opened fire as the [...]

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    Senate passes bill to establish Maritime University

Senate passes bill to establish Maritime University

The senate has passed the bill for the establishment of Maritime University of Nigeria, in Okerenkoko, Delta state.James Manager, senator representing Delta south, sponsored the bill. [...]

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