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    Police recover six rifles from Delta church, arrest pastor for ‘gun-running’

Police recover six rifles from Delta church, arrest pastor for ‘gun-running’

The Delta state police command has arrested Fidelis Nwansa, a resident pastor of the Christ Holy Church, Asaba, over alleged possession of six rifles. Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the command spokesperson who confirmed the news on Thursday, said the rifles were discovered on the church premises. Onovwakpoyeya disclosed that upon his arrest, the pastor claimed that he belonged to a local vigilante group in [...]

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    Two-month-old baby among COVID-19 cases in Delta, says commissioner

Two-month-old baby among COVID-19 cases in Delta, says commissioner

Mordi Ononye, Delta commissioner of health, says a two-month-old baby is among the 77 active cases of COVID-19 in the state. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Ononye said 13 health workers have tested positive for the disease in the state. The commissioner said the health workers contracted the disease while attending to positive cases in different parts of the state. He added that [...]

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    Okowa extends lockdown in Delta by 14 days

Okowa extends lockdown in Delta by 14 days

The Delta government has extended the restrictions on movement in the state by two weeks. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of the state, said the extension is needed to trace, identify and isolate COVID-19 cases. The state earlier shut its borders and restricted movements for two weeks on April 1. It had not recorded any case of the disease at the time. Residents who provide [...]

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    Police seal off clinic where dead COVID-19 patient was first admitted in Delta

Police seal off clinic where dead COVID-19 patient was first admitted in Delta

The hospital where the first coronavirus patient in Delta state was treated has been sealed off by state authorities, The Nation reports. The hospital is said to be situated in a storey building which houses other residents. Ifeanyi Okowa, the state governor, announced the death of the patient on Thursday. In his tweet, the governor said the patient “had underlying health issues and had [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta

Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta

Gunmen have kidnapped Samuel Agwameseh, a Catholic priest based in Delta state. Agwameseh, who is the parish priest of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Issele-Mkpitime, was reportedly abducted on Saturday. He was ambushed along Onicha-Olona in Aniocha north local government area of the state while on his way to Onicha-Olona to produce the church's Sunday bulletin when the incident happened. Charles Uganwa, director of social [...]

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    EFCC arrests ‘fake Magu’ trying to blackmail NDDC directors

EFCC arrests ‘fake Magu’ trying to blackmail NDDC directors

The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested a man suspected of using its chairman's name to blackmail directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesman, the commission said Robert Swem Terfa, the suspect, sought bribes from the NDDC officials to "kill phantom corruption [...]

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    S’court strikes out Nwoko’s petition, upholds Nwaoboshi as senator

S’court strikes out Nwoko’s petition, upholds Nwaoboshi as senator

The supreme court has dismissed two suits filed by Ned Nwoko challenging the election of Peter Nwaoboshi, senator representing Delta north. Nwaoboshi had emerged candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 2, 2018, primary of the party held in Delta state. Nwoko had filed a suit to challenge the emergence of Nwaoboshi. The 59-year-old politician was pronounced senator after an [...]

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    ‘Oil bunkering’: Navy hands over 22 suspects, vessels to EFCC

‘Oil bunkering’: Navy hands over 22 suspects, vessels to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has handed over two motor vessels, one "Cotonou boat", and 22 crew members allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for "possible prosecution". This was disclosed in a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman. According to the statement, Ibrahim Dewu, commander of NNS Delta, said the vessels were intercepted on May 19 off Escravos by [...]

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    FEC approves N1.8bn for reconstruction of railway village in Delta

FEC approves N1.8bn for reconstruction of railway village in Delta

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved N1.8 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbo, Delta state. The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, said the council also approved N743 million for the procurement of security and safety deficiencies as well as incidence laboratory for the Nigeria [...]

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    Emerhor: Omo-Agege on his way back to PDP after destroying Delta APC

Emerhor: Omo-Agege on his way back to PDP after destroying Delta APC

O'tega Emerhor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, has accused Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, of destroying the party in the state. In a statement on Monday, he said the senator joined the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to destabilise before the 2019 elections. Omo-Agege had, while reacting to Emerhor's petition against him, accused [...]

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    Ogboru ‘did not collect N3bn’ from APC leaders

Ogboru ‘did not collect N3bn’ from APC leaders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state says the leadership of the party did not give N3 billion to Great Ogboru, who contested the last governorship election under the platform of APC. A coalition, in a statement signed by Daniel Ekiugbo, had made this allegation, claiming there were hostilities between Ogboru and some prominent APC members. Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta [...]

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    Deltans wise choice saved us from conflict, says Ibori on Okowa’s reelection

Deltans wise choice saved us from conflict, says Ibori on Okowa’s reelection

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has congratulated the people of the state for  choosing "peace and unity" by re-electing Ifeanyichukwu Okowa, incumbent governor of the state. Okowa, who was the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, polled 925, 274 votes to defeat James Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 215, [...]

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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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    Delta bags 163 gold medals, wins National Sports Festival

Delta bags 163 gold medals, wins National Sports Festival

Team Delta finished first overall at the 19th National Sports Festival which ended on Sunday in Abuja. The state earned a total of 351 medals, including 163 gold, 87 silver and 101 bronze. Rivers state amassed 69 gold, 58 silver and 66 bronze medals to finish second on the NSF log. Edo, Lagos, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states came third, fourth, fifth and [...]

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    I’m not losing sleep over plan to remove me, says Saraki

I’m not losing sleep over plan to remove me, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not losing sleep over the plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove him. The ruling party has repeatedly called on him to resign or be removed from office over his decision to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But speaking with journalists after meeting with Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Saturday,  Saraki [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki visits Okowa in Delta

PHOTOS: Saraki visits Okowa in Delta

Senate President Bukola Saraki visited Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Saturday. The purpose of the visit was not clear but Saraki who dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared interest in the presidency and been consulting stakeholders across the country. It is unclear if the trip was about Saraki's presidential ambition. Below are some [...]

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