Sunday, April 15, 2018
Advertisement

Delta

    Delta communities vow to resist ‘excesses’ of oil asset operator

Delta communities vow to resist ‘excesses’ of oil asset operator

A brewing disagreement between Heritage Energy Operational Services (HEOS), operators of the oil mining lease (OML) 30; and its 111 host communities, is threatening production in the nation’s largest oil field.At a press briefing in Ughelli, Delta state, during the weekend, the communities expressed their dissatisfaction with alleged breach of agreements by the company.Leders of the 111 host communities, under the aegis [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Political jobbers’ can’t distract me, says Kachikwu

‘Political jobbers’ can’t distract me, says Kachikwu

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says political jobbers are peddling rumours of his alleged political interest to distract him from his responsibilities.Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Kachikwu said there is no truth in claims that he intends to contest the Delta state governorship election in 2019.The minister said his focus is on resolving the petrol scarcity challenge [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Maritime University gets NUC nod to begin degree programmes

Maritime University gets NUC nod to begin degree programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta, to begin undergraduate degree programmes from the 2017/2018 academic session. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
1 2 3 5
Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement

Exchange Rates

April 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
LAGOS360495436
KANO360494435
PH361494430
ABUJA360495430
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement