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    Militants hit Chevron, NNPC pipelines

Militants hit Chevron, NNPC pipelines

Fresh attacks have been recorded at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) crude trunkline supplying both the Warri and Kaduna refineries.An oil flow station feeding the Chevron Tank farm in Warri south west local government area of Delta state, was also attacked, in addition to a gas line that feeds Lagos and Abuja electricity plants.The NNPC pipeline had just been repaired [...]

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    Tragedy in Delta as ‘soldier kills’ bride’s mother on wedding day

Tragedy in Delta as ‘soldier kills’ bride’s mother on wedding day

Tragedy struck on Saturday morning as a mother of a bride was allegedly shot dead by a soldier at the Ekpan Junction in Uvwie local government area of Delta state.The deceased was on her way to the wedding ceremony when the incident occurred.The first son of the deceased, Alero, told reporters that a tricycle operator flouted the soldier’s order when [...]

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    Delta seeks continued partnership with Midwestern Oil

Delta seeks continued partnership with Midwestern Oil

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, says his administration will continue to partner with Midwestern Oil and Gas (MWOG), an oil firm in the state, to spread development across Delta.Speaking while commissioning some projects embarked upon by the company, Okowa commended Midwestern Oil and Gas for its interest in developing its host communities.Represented by Patrick Ukah, his commissioner for information, [...]

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    38 dead principals ‘still receiving salaries’ in Delta

38 dead principals ‘still receiving salaries’ in Delta

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Friday said 38 dead principals of schools and 15 retired teachers were still receiving salaries as substantive members of staff in the state.Okowa made the revelation in Asaba, the state capital, at an interactive session with principals of government-owned schools in Delta.He chided principals of affected school for feigning ignorance on the number [...]

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    ALERT: Robbers on rampage in Delta

ALERT: Robbers on rampage in Delta

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    Another monarch kidnapped in Delta

Another monarch kidnapped in Delta

Umukoro Josiah, Aghaza 1of Olomoro in Isoko south local government area of Delta state, was kidnapped on Friday morning.Investigations revealed that the monarch’s abductors stormed his palace at Ekiagbodo around 7:30am and took away their victim.Celestina Kalu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the abduction of the monarch in text messages sent to reporters in Warri.“The Olomoro [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Okowa’s election as Delta gov

Appeal court upholds Okowa’s election as Delta gov

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state.Dismissing the petition filed by Great Ogboru, candidate of the Labour Party in the April 11 governorship election, the court upheld the verdict of the tribunal.Ogboru had asked the appellate court to overrule the tribunal by annulling the election of Okowa.He alleged the [...]

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    Delta gov petition panel ‘relocated’ to Abuja

Delta gov petition panel ‘relocated’ to Abuja

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has ordered the relocation of the appeal panel sitting on the Delta state governorship election petition from Benin to Abuja.A source at the headquarters of the appellate court in Abuja confirmed the relocation in an interview with NAN on Wednesday, but did not give any reason for the decision.“I can confirm to [...]

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    A’Court orders replacement of Delta PDP senator

A’Court orders replacement of Delta PDP senator

The court of appeal sitting in Benin, Edo state capital, has ordered the removal of Ighoyota Amori, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Delta central.The court declared Ovie Omo-Agege, candidate of the Labour Party in the March 28 parliamentary election, winner of the poll.The tribunal sitting in Asaba had earlier upheld Amori’s election, ruling that he was validly elected.L I [...]

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    Emerhor challenges Delta tribunal verdict

Emerhor challenges Delta tribunal verdict

O'tega Emerhor, candidate of the All Progressives (APC) in the April 11 election in Delta state, has filed a petition at the appeal court in the Benin, challenging the judgment of the state tribunal.The tribunal upheld the victory of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of the state and dismissed the petition of Emerhor and his party.In the case with suit number CA/B/EPT [...]

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    Rep distances self from ‘fake’ amnesty beneficiaries

Rep distances self from ‘fake’ amnesty beneficiaries

Mutu Nicholas (pictured left), representative of Bomadi/Patani constituency in the house of representatives, says he has nothing to do with the “ghost names” in the Niger Delta amnesty programme.Reacting to reports that he nominated some persons for the programme, Nicholas said none of the beneficiaries of the programme is from him, maintaining that he has not been given any slot.The [...]

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    Emerhor will laugh last, says Delta APC

Emerhor will laugh last, says Delta APC

The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed optimism  that O’tega Emerhor,its candidate in the April 11 election, will win at the appeal court.The state election tribunal upheld the victory of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of the state but Jones Erue, APC chairman in the state, described the ruling as “travesty of justice”.“Although many had expected the panel to [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Okowa’s election as Delta gov

Tribunal upholds Okowa’s election as Delta gov

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Delta state has upheld the electoral victory of Ifeanyi Okowa in the April 11 governorship election in the state.The three-man tribunal dismissed the petition of Great Ogboru, candidate of the Labour Party (LP), challenging the victory of Okowa in the election.It held that the petition lacked merit, and awarded cost to the defendant.The [...]

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    ‘Buhari frustrating establishment of maritime university’

‘Buhari frustrating establishment of maritime university’

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is frustrating the infrastructural development of the Niger Delta region.The group says the president has decided to victimise the region for supporting former president, Goodluck Jonathan in the last election.In a statement signed by Eric Omare, spokesman of the council, IYC said it would not “accept a situation where [...]

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    Why KOWA failed to win Delta governorship poll

Why KOWA failed to win Delta governorship poll

It’s no breaking news to announce that Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the governorship election of April 11 in Delta state.But it would have all gone pear-shaped had KOWA (it is not an acronym) party done its homework – improperly!Granted, KOWA’s candidate, Atagbuzia Sixtus Chibueze, polled a measly total votes of 594 to Okowa’s 724, [...]

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    Chairman of Delta state NBA, Icheghe, murdered

Chairman of Delta state NBA, Icheghe, murdered

Unknown gunmen have murdered Austin Icheghe, the Ughelli branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Delta.According to his niece, Egunor Uviesa, the deceased was shot at about 9pm on Thursday in front of his house at No 14 Ekredjebor Street, Ughelli, while alighting from his vehicle."As soon as he came down from his vehicle, they accosted him and shot him on the [...]

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