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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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    Policeman threatens to kill journalist in Delta

Policeman threatens to kill journalist in Delta

A police officer assaulted and threatened to kill Ovie Okpare, Delta state correspondent of PUNCH, at Nana College, Warri, on Wednesday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used the college as collation centre for the by-election in Warri south constituency 1 of the state house of assembly.Trouble started when the officer attached to the counter terrorism unit reportedly denied the journalists [...]

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    Tompolo, ‘notorious robber’, killed in gun duel with police

Tompolo, ‘notorious robber’, killed in gun duel with police

The Delta police command on Monday said its operatives had killed a notorious suspected armed robber simply known as “Tompolo”.The state police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the death of the suspected robber, however, added that three of his accomplices escaped with bullet wounds.Aniamaka said police detectives from Enerhen division in Uvwie local government area near Warri, foiled a robbery [...]

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    Delta teachers embark on indefinite strike over salary arrears

Delta teachers embark on indefinite strike over salary arrears

Teachers in Delta state on Thursday embarked on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.Joe Iyalekhue, secretary Delta branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), said that a written order was issued to all teachers in the state to embark on an indefinite strike until the government met NUT demands. [...]

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    Petroleum varsity matriculates 1,114 students — highest since inception

Petroleum varsity matriculates 1,114 students — highest since inception

The Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), in Effurun, Delta on Tuesday matriculated 1,114 students for the 2016/2017 academic session.Akaehomen Ibhadode, vice chancellor of the institution who was represented at the ceremony by the DVC John Arubayi, urged the students to be of good conduct during their stay in the institution, assuring them of a good learning environment. [...]

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    Delta residents lament ‘seven years of darkness’

Delta residents lament ‘seven years of darkness’

Residents of Ogwashi-Uku, a community in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state, have cried out to the federal government to restore electricity supply to them after "seven years of darkness".Sam Obidi, a member of “The Forum’’, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Monday in Asaba.The Forum is a body working with [...]

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    Okowa reshuffles cabinet

Okowa reshuffles cabinet

 Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state governor, has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, involving three commissioners.Charles Aniagwu, chief press secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday.Aniagwu said the changes were meant to fully realise the administration’s SMART agenda.The statement said Dan Okenyi of the ministry of lands and survey has taken over from Ernest Ogwezzy of the [...]

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    FG probes dumping of toxic waste in Delta community

FG probes dumping of toxic waste in Delta community

The federal government says it has sent some investigators to Koko community in Delta state to look into a suspected case of toxic waste dumping in the area.Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Wednesday, Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, said the investigators were to ensure [...]

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    Okowa absent but Delta politicians flood Ibori’s thanksgiving

Okowa absent but Delta politicians flood Ibori’s thanksgiving

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, was not among the political bigwigs who converged on First Baptist Church, Ogahara, Ethiope west local government area of Delta, on Sunday.James Ibori, former governor of the state, held a thanksgiving in the church.Ibori returned to Nigeria last Saturday after serving a jail term in the United Kingdom.Some of the notable politicians at the [...]

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    24-year-old UI graduate crowned king in Delta

24-year-old UI graduate crowned king in Delta

Nduka Ezeagwuna, a 24-year-old graduate of the University of Ibadan, has been crowned king of Issele-Uku in Delta state.The engineering graduate lost his father, Henry Ezeagwuna, in a motor accident along Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway, in 2014. [...]

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    Delta lawmaker dies in London hospital

Delta lawmaker dies in London hospital

Omawumi Udoh, representative of Warri south I constituency in the Delta state house of assembly, has died.According to Monday Igbuya, speaker of the assembly, Udoh (pictured with Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Delta state governor) passed on at a London hospital after a protracted illness.She was one of the long-serving members of the assembly.In a statement signed by Henry Ebireri, Igbuya’s chief [...]

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