Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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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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    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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