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    EXTRA: Robbers ‘invade police barracks’ in Delta

EXTRA: Robbers ‘invade police barracks’ in Delta

Suspected armed robbers have dispossessed residents of the "B Police Barracks" along Benin-Onitsha expressway in Asaba, Delta state, of their belongings.The SUN quoted some of the residents as saying the suspects have been taking advantage of the darkness at the barracks occasioned by lack of electricity supply to carry out the act.The transformer serving the barracks was reportedly vandalised about [...]

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    Emerhor: Omo-Agege on his way back to PDP after destroying Delta APC

Emerhor: Omo-Agege on his way back to PDP after destroying Delta APC

O'tega Emerhor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, has accused Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, of destroying the party in the state.In a statement on Monday, he said the senator joined the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to destabilise before the 2019 elections.Omo-Agege had, while reacting to Emerhor's petition against him, accused [...]

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    Omo-Agege living in self denial, says Emerhor 

Omo-Agege living in self denial, says Emerhor 

O'tega Emerhor, a senatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, says Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, is in self denial that the certificate of return issued to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will soon be retrieved and re-issued to him.Emerhor had challenged Omo-Agege to the ticket of the APC in the senatorial [...]

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    Ogboru ‘did not collect N3bn’ from APC leaders

Ogboru ‘did not collect N3bn’ from APC leaders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state says the leadership of the party did not give N3 billion to Great Ogboru, who contested the last governorship election under the platform of APC.A coalition, in a statement signed by Daniel Ekiugbo, had made this allegation, claiming there were hostilities between Ogboru and some prominent APC members.Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta [...]

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    Deltans wise choice saved us from conflict, says Ibori on Okowa’s reelection

Deltans wise choice saved us from conflict, says Ibori on Okowa’s reelection

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has congratulated the people of the state for  choosing "peace and unity" by re-electing Ifeanyichukwu Okowa, incumbent governor of the state.Okowa, who was the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, polled 925, 274 votes to defeat James Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 215, [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Delta residents have weakened PDP’s rigging machine

Oshiomhole: Delta residents have weakened PDP’s rigging machine

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended the people of Delta state for voting against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the presidential election.Oshiomhole spoke at the PTI Conference Centre, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta state during a town hall meeting with APC stakeholders.He urged the voters to come out en masse and [...]

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    Delta APC alleges massive rigging, demands cancellation of polls

Delta APC alleges massive rigging, demands cancellation of polls

The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the cancellation of the presidential and national assembly elections, alleging "massive rigging".In a statement by Timinimi George, director-general, Delta  APC campaign council, alleged that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state "largely compromised" officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security [...]

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    Okowa’s aide shot dead

Okowa’s aide shot dead

Lawrence Akpomiemie, special adviser on youth development to Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, has been killed by unknown gunmen.Akpomiemie was reportedly killed by gunmen on Friday night in Ekpan, a community in Uvwie local government area of Delta state.Confirming the incident to TheCable, Adeyinka Adeleke, the state's commissioner of police, said a notification had been put out to “unravel [...]

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    Delta APC: Court didn’t order us not to field candidates

Delta APC: Court didn’t order us not to field candidates

The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed reports that a court ordered it not to field candidates for the forthcoming elections.In a statement on Thursday, Zik Okafor, spokesman of the party, said there is a deliberate attempt to mislead the party members ahead of the elections.He urged APC supporters not to be discouraged but turn out en [...]

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    Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta regain freedom

Catholic priests kidnapped in Delta regain freedom

Four Catholic priests who were abducted on November 6 in Delta have regained their freedom.NAN reports that the police confirmed on Saturday that the priests were rescued near Abraka, Ethiope east local government area of the state.Muhammad Mustafa, Delta police commissioner, said the victims were rescued on Friday evening at a location he did not disclose.The victims are reverend fathers [...]

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    Catholic priest abducted in Delta

Catholic priest abducted in Delta

Muhammad Mustafa, Delta state commissioner of police, has confirmed the abduction of Emmanuel Obadjere, a Catholic priest.Obadjere was abducted alongside three others on Tuesday.The victims were said to have been kidnapped on their way to Ekpoma, Edo state.Mustafa said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime.He added that the command is working hard to rescue the victims.“The [...]

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    Five Catholic nuns abducted in Delta

Five Catholic nuns abducted in Delta

Five Catholic nuns have been abducted by gunmen in Delta state.The nuns belong to the Order of the Missionary of Martha and Mary in Agbor.PUNCH reports that they were returning from a burial ceremony in the south-east when the gunmen kidnapped them at Railway Line near Agbor, Ika South local government area of Delta.The vehicle conveying the nuns was reportedly shot [...]

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    Ibori loses UK conviction appeal, heads for European court

Ibori loses UK conviction appeal, heads for European court

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has lost the bid to appeal his conviction by a UK court.In a swift response, he has instructed his lawyers to file a case at the European court of human rights.A UK court had convicted Ibori and Bhadresh Gohil, his lawyer, of money laundering.Ibori, who served as Delta governor from 1999 to 2007, [...]

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    Delta health insurance has ‘enrolled over 300,000 beneficiaries’

Delta health insurance has ‘enrolled over 300,000 beneficiaries’

Ben Nkechika is the director-general of Delta State Contributory Health Commission. In this interview, the Harvard trained health insurance expert spoke on the operation of the agency. He also shed light on the Saving One Million Lives programme and what made Delta to be adjudged the best state on health insurance coverage.Delta State Health Contributory Commission has been adjudged best [...]

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    Boy dies as Catholic church collapses during mass in Delta (updated)

Boy dies as Catholic church collapses during mass in Delta (updated)

St. Paul Catholic Church in Ugolo, Delta state, collapsed during morning mass on Sunday.The Catholic church is located in Adagbrasa, Okpe local government area of the state.An 11-year-old boy, Jerry Enukanerhirhe, has been reported dead while many worshipers are said to have sustained injuries.The deceased is the son of former minority leader of Okpe LG, Jackson Enukanerhire."We are aware of [...]

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    Delta APC faction kicks against Oshiomhole’s recognition of parallel congress 

Delta APC faction kicks against Oshiomhole’s recognition of parallel congress 

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state led by Cyril Ogodo has protested the alleged hijacking of the party in the state by “Illegal” executives.Ogodo had been sworn in by the John Oyegun-led national working committee on June 4, 2018 in Abuja.But upon resumption of office, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, asked an Abuja [...]

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