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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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    Policemen, INEC official almost lynched in Warri

Policemen, INEC official almost lynched in Warri

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and two mobile policemen were assaulted in Warri, Delta state on Friday, for allegedly attempting to divert electoral materials for Saturday's exercise.The incident happened around the commission's complex situated at Esisi road in the city.Suspecting that a vehicle with Registration Number presidency FG 714V01 was conveying the materials to a hidden [...]

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    Militants hold Delta dep gov, Utuama, hostage

Militants hold Delta dep gov, Utuama, hostage

Some aggrieved youths in Delta state on Tuesday held Amos Utuama, a professor and the deputy governor of the state, hostage.The youths are among the beneficiaries of the amnesty programme initiated by late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to end years of restiveness in the Niger Delta.The programme afforded the restive youths academic scholarships and vocational training within and outside the country, in [...]

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    Keyamo accuses Uduaghan of electoral fraud in Delta LG poll

Keyamo accuses Uduaghan of electoral fraud in Delta LG poll

Festus Keyamo, a popular legal practitioner, has accused Emmanuel Uduaghan, governor of Delta state, of undue interference in Saturday's local government election that held in the state.Keyamo alleged that the governor ordered the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) to replace Weyinmi Omadeli, who emerged as the PDP chairmanship candidate in Warri south-west local government, with George Ekpemupolo, a relative of [...]

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    Delta partners World Bank, EU to engage 1,345 youths

Delta partners World Bank, EU to engage 1,345 youths

The Delta State government has engaged 1,345 youths under its State Employment and Expenditure for Result Project (SEEFOR).The beneficiaries were engaged in the cleaning of drainages, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads.During an orientation exercise, Chief Kenneth Okpara, the commissioner for finance, explained that the youth were the second batch of the SEEFOR.“This project is being sponsored in partnership with the [...]

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