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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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    Senate 2019: I have not stepped down for anybody, says Uduaghan

Senate 2019: I have not stepped down for anybody, says Uduaghan

Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta state, says he is still in the senatorial race for 2019, denying reports that he has stepped down.According to Monoyo Edon, spokesperson of the former governor, Uduaghan disclosed this while answering questions from the coalition of elders of Bomadi local government area who paid him a courtesy visit at his Warri residence.Led by its [...]

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    Chairmanship aspirant stabbed to death at APC congress in Delta

Chairmanship aspirant stabbed to death at APC congress in Delta

Violence broke out at Okwagbe community in Jeremi 3, Ughelli south local government area of Delta state as Jeremiah Oghoveta, a chairmanship aspirant, was stabbed to death.One Tete Pippah was said to have attacked Oghoveta after an argument ensued over allegations of hijack of electoral materials by a side.Oghoveta reportedly disagreed with some other party members, asking why materials would be [...]

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    Tension as ex-militants protest in Warri

Tension as ex-militants protest in Warri

The crisis bugging  OML 30, the largest oil mining lease in the Nigeria Delta, got messier on Tuesday as hundreds of protesting ex-militants disrupted the peaceful atmosphere of the Warri office of  Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), operator of the lease.The protesters, bearing placards with various messages, threatened unpleasant reactions if the company dares to bring in "foreigners" to [...]

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    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 [...]

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    ‘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 [...]

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    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. [...]

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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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