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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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    Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles. Three-time African champions Nigeria have already made sure of a place at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt this summer, [...]

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    Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

The scoreboard of the Stephen Keshi stadium collapsed on Monday night -- only six months after its installation. The scoreboard was installed during the 2018 African Senior Athletics championship, Asaba 2018. According to SaharaReporters, the residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narrowly escaped death after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned stadium in Asaba, Delta state, collapsed. Tony [...]

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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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    Biafra protesters kill policemen, throw 2 officers into River Niger

Biafra protesters kill policemen, throw 2 officers into River Niger

Suspected members of the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have thrown two policemen into River Niger, and killed two other officers in Delta state. A police officer, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the protesters attacked some officers at the bridge, overpowered two of them, before throwing them into the river. "We have been able to retrieve one of [...]

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    Nigerians are really suffering, says Oyegun

Nigerians are really suffering, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says the government is not "shutting its eyes to the pains of the Nigerian people because it is real”. Speaking in Abuja after receiving an achievement award from the Old Boys Association of Saint Patrick’s College (SPC), Asaba, Oyegun appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience. He said efforts were being made [...]

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    ALERT: Robbers on rampage in Delta

ALERT: Robbers on rampage in Delta

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    FAAN to shut Benin airport for repairs

FAAN to shut Benin airport for repairs

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed that the Benin airport would be closed to flight operations from June 20 to July 10 to facilitate rehabilitation work on its runway. Onyekwere Nnaekpe, FAAN’s deputy general manager, corporate affairs, said this in a statement issued on Friday. The statement disclosed that that a notice to airmen (NOTAM) had already been issued [...]

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