Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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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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    Tragedy averted at Stephen Keshi Stadium as water tank collapses

Tragedy averted at Stephen Keshi Stadium as water tank collapses

A tragedy was on averted at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, venue of the ongoing African Athletics Championship, after an overhead tank collapsed.No casualties were recorded in the incident which took place on Thursday.According to Celestine Karoney of BBC Africa, part of the newly built stadium caved in, destroying three vehicles parked close to the overhead tank."A Kenyan official actually [...]

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    Suspect who killed British missionary surrenders in Delta

Suspect who killed British missionary surrenders in Delta

Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, suspected militant leader, who was declared wanted and accused of killing Ian Squire (pictured), a British missionary, has surrendered to Operation Delta Safe, the joint task force in the Niger Delta.Suleiman Apochi, commander of the task force, told Channels Television that the suspect surrendered under superior firepower during a JTF operation.Peregbabofa and others allegedly abducted four British missionaries – [...]

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    Kachikwu not ‘interested in governing Delta’

Kachikwu not ‘interested in governing Delta’

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, is not interested in contesting the governorship election of Delta state.A socio-political group known as The Conscience of the Niger (TCN) said this in reaction to the campaign posters of the minister pasted in some parts of Abuja.In a statement issued by Mitai Okeroghene, leader of TCN, the group warned those insinuating that Kachikwu [...]

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    Police say four Itsekiri leaders were abducted in Delta

Police say four Itsekiri leaders were abducted in Delta

The police in Delta have confirmed abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, a firm, by suspected militants in the state.Speaking with NAN on Friday, Andrew Aniamaka, spokesperson of the Delta police command, said the police in collaboration with the army were looking for the suspects.“The police backed by the military are on the trail of the [...]

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    Delta residents lament ‘seven years of darkness’

Delta residents lament ‘seven years of darkness’

Residents of Ogwashi-Uku, a community in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state, have cried out to the federal government to restore electricity supply to them after "seven years of darkness".Sam Obidi, a member of “The Forum’’, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Monday in Asaba.The Forum is a body working with [...]

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    FG probes dumping of toxic waste in Delta community

FG probes dumping of toxic waste in Delta community

The federal government says it has sent some investigators to Koko community in Delta state to look into a suspected case of toxic waste dumping in the area.Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Wednesday, Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, said the investigators were to ensure [...]

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    Ibori to be deported to Nigeria in January

Ibori to be deported to Nigeria in January

Although James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, has been released from prison in the UK, he is not likely to return to the country until January.He was released on Tuesday, having agreed to be deported after serving half of his 13-year prison sentence.But Amber Rudd, the home secretary, does not intend to deport Ibori to Nigeria until he hands [...]

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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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    Tompolo’s man emerges Delta gov running mate

Tompolo’s man emerges Delta gov running mate

Militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has proven that he is fully in control of the Delta state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tompolo, who facilitated the emergence of Ifeanyi Okowa as the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state, also made sure that Kingsley Otuaro, the commissioner representing the Ijaw ethnicity nationality at the Delta [...]

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    NFF announces candidates cleared for election

NFF announces candidates cleared for election

Seven candidates have been cleared to vie for the presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) billed for Tuesday September 30 in Warri, Delta state.The electoral committee also gave the go-ahead to 30 other candidates eyeing different positions in the federation.The positions and candidates are listed below:PRESIDENTOgunjobi Taiwo Joseph (Osun State)Yola Abba Abdullahi (Kano State)Chief Mike Umeh (Anambra State)Pinnick [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

The N4.7 billion allegation of fraudulent collection of on fuel subsidy levelled against Wale Babalakin, chairman of Bi-Courtney Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been adjourned to May 12, 2014.The case was adjourned based on the absence of  Lawal-Akapo, the judge, in court.The judge was said to be attending a workshop organised by the Ikeja branch of [...]

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    Mid Oil, South Atlantic to establish refineries in Lagos

Mid Oil, South Atlantic to establish refineries in Lagos

Two oil firms, Mid Oil and South Atlantic Petrochemical Company, have sent proposals to the Lagos State government towards establishing refineries in the state.The two firms are proposing a 100,000-barrel-per-day refinery each, to be located at Ejinrin and Badagry, respectively.The firms have received the nod of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) —the industry regulator — and are hoping to [...]

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