Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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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    Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says his corruption trial has taught him incredible lessons that he could not have learnt in any institution of learning.He said this in the October edition of EFCCAlert, a monthly newsletter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In 2012, Ibori was sentenced by a United Kingdom Southwark Crown Court to 13 years [...]

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    Like Moses, I will liberate Deltans from PDP, says Uduaghan

Like Moses, I will liberate Deltans from PDP, says Uduaghan

After moving to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Uduaghan says he will liberate the people of Delta state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uduaghan likened himself to the biblical Moses who was charged with liberating the Israelites from Egypt.The former governor said Delta state must not be in the opposition camp after the 2019 elections.Uduaghan, a Delta South APC [...]

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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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    Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

The state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was marred by irregularities on Saturday.From violence to factional disputes, the exercise plunged the ruling party into a deeper crisis.Various factions staged their own congresses in Lagos, Delta, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo and Oyo.Imo congress held despite court order against itIn Imo state, the congress took place at an undisclosed venue, despite a [...]

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    EXTRA: I went to UK on sabbatical leave, says Ibori

EXTRA: I went to UK on sabbatical leave, says Ibori

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says he went to the United Kingdom on sabbatical leave.A London court had sentenced Ibori to prison after convicting him of money laundering in 2012.The former governor ended his jail term in 2016 and returned to Nigeria the following year.Ever since he returned, his supporters have organised different receptions for him. Ibori has [...]

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    Ibori must be celebrated, says Secondus at reception in honour of ex-Delta gov

Ibori must be celebrated, says Secondus at reception in honour of ex-Delta gov

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, "must be celebrated".Speaking during a grand reception organised in honour of Ibori at Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli south local government area of Delta, Secondus praised the “sterling leadership qualities” of the former governor.The reception, which took place on Saturday, was attended by Emmanuel Uduaghan, [...]

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    After ‘bashing’ from Melaye, APC senator tenders apology for criticising amended timetable

After ‘bashing’ from Melaye, APC senator tenders apology for criticising amended timetable

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, has apologised for criticising the amended election timetable passed by the national assembly.Last week, the senate adopted the timetable earlier passed by the house of representatives.Omo-Agege and eight senators, who staged a walkout when the amendment was being ratified, later addressed reporters.They said they rejected the action of their colleagues because the amendment could be [...]

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    Tension in Delta community as herdsman ‘kills farmer’

Tension in Delta community as herdsman ‘kills farmer’

A farmer identified as Ifeanyi has been killed by a herdsman in Aniocha north local government area, Delta state.He was killed on Saturday by the herdsman during an altercation with some herders in his cassava farm located in Onicha Olona community.Andrew Aniamaka, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the development to TheCable.He also confirmed to TheCable on Monday that [...]

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    Mother ‘abandons’ sick child in Warri hospital

Mother ‘abandons’ sick child in Warri hospital

The mother of Steven Orode, a 14-year-old boy diagnosed with Cerebral palsy and acute malaria, has allegedly abandoned him at the Central Hospital, Warri, Delta state.Success Obere, the hospital’s public relations officer, told reporters on Thursday that the teenager was admitted on December 12, 2017.According to her, the mother of the boy absconded shortly after the boy was diagnosed at the hospital.Obere [...]

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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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    Niger Delta youth accuse Sylva, Lokpobiri of plotting to remove NDDC board

Niger Delta youth accuse Sylva, Lokpobiri of plotting to remove NDDC board

Niger Delta youth have accused Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and Timipre Sylva, former Bayelsa state governor, of plotting to remove the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.Agbonkpolor Splendour, president of the youth group, described their move as an act of desperation.The group gathered under the auspices of Youth Initiative for Education, Development and Empowerment of Niger Delta.Splendour said [...]

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    ‘He was shot dead after playing guitar’ — freed British missionaries recount ordeal in ‘militants’ den

‘He was shot dead after playing guitar’ — freed British missionaries recount ordeal in ‘militants’ den

The three British missionaries freed from the captivity of suspected Niger Delta militants have recounted their “horrifying” ordeal in their abductors’ den.Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan were released after UK and Nigerian governments reportedly paid their ransoms.Ian Squire, their counterpart, was, however, unlucky as he was killed by the suspected militants who kidnapped them earlier in October in [...]

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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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    Niger Delta ‘militants’ kill British hostage

Niger Delta ‘militants’ kill British hostage

Ian Squire, one of the four missionaries kidnapped in Delta state, in October has been killed by suspected militants.The BBC quoted the foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) as confirming the tragic incident, saying the three others were freed.The British high commission and Nigerian authorities reportedly negotiated the release of Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan -- the other captives."The [...]

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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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