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Itsekiri Nation Pushes President Tinubu for Chevron HQ Relocation to Warri, Cites Marginalization

Representatives of the Itsekiri ethnic nationality in Warri have urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who holds the positions of President and Minister of Petroleum Resources, to immediately relocate Chevron Nigeria Limited’s (CNL) operational headquarters to either Warri or Excravos in Delta State. The Itsekiri nation believes that this relocation is vital to bolstering confidence within

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National News

PHOTO STORY: Otuaro Meets Nigerian Army Commander at Effurun Barracks

In a bid to foster peace and stability in the Niger Delta region, Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), on Tuesday, engaged in a crucial meeting with Major A. E. Ohegbe, Commanding Officer of the 3 Battalion, Nigerian Army, at the Effurun Barrack in Delta State. The meeting aimed

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Health News

AMASEIKUMOR FESTIVAL: Tonlagha Foundation Offers Free Medical Services to Gbaramatu Residents

Since the beginning of the Amaseikumor Festival on April 12, the Esther Matthew Tonlagha Foundation (EMTF) has been tirelessly providing free medical checks and treatment to residents of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Oporoza town, Delta State. Over 1000 individuals have received this free treatment as part of the medical outreach organized by the foundation. Led by

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Business News

Bolt Under Fire in Warri as Outrageous Charges Spark Social Media Debate

Bolt, the popular ride-hailing service, finds itself embroiled in controversy as users in Warri, Delta State, expressed anger and frustration over what they perceive as exorbitant charges. The outcry has ignited a heated debate on social media platforms, following a post by GbaramatuVoice on Facebook and Instagram, posing the question: “Why do Bolt drivers in

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Sport

Gbaramatu Amaseikumor Festival Football Tournament: Intense Battles and Unexpected Twists Take Center Stage

By Dominic Orugbo The Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC)-organized Amaseikumor Festival Football Tournament hit its peak on Match Day 2, featuring thrilling matches that displayed the talent and competitiveness of the teams. With both Group A and Group B fixtures in focus, fans experienced a day packed with drama, skill, and fierce rivalries. Group A Matches:In

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Education

WABMA Partners with Texas Southern University for Communication Conference

Dr. Ken Ike Okere, Rector of the West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA), is set to speak at Texas Southern University’s 42nd Intercultural and Communication Conference in Houston, Texas, from April 8 to 12. This collaboration marks a significant partnership between WABMA and the university. According to an announcement by TSU’s School of Communication

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News

Zikurebai Sworn-in as Chairman of IYC in Gbaramatu

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Gbaramatu Kingdom, has on Wednesday, April 10, inaugurated its new leadership following a peaceful and successful election. The event, held at the Ijaw House on March 10th, 2024, marked the official swearing-in ceremony of Comrade Oyinkuro Wazo Zikurebai as the new Chairman, along with other executive members. The newly elected

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Opinion

PAP: Dennis Otuaro’s Appointment Sparks Fresh Hope for Niger Delta and Ex-Agitators

By Jacob Brakere Abai The recent appointment of Chief Dennis Brutu Otuaro, PhD, as the administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has generated a surge of optimism and expectation within the Niger Delta region. This appointment arrives at a pivotal moment for the area, which has long contended with issues of unrest, economic disenfranchisement,

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Breaking News

Rivers Governorship Candidate ‘Egberipapa’ Abducted, Two Loyalists Killed

Gunmen clad in military attire stormed the residence of High Chief Sobomabo Jackrich, the Rivers State governorship candidate for the National Rescue Movement in the 2023 general election, in Usokun, Degema Local Government Area. During the raid in the early hours of Monday morning, two of Jackrich’s loyalists were fatally shot, and Jackrich himself was

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Opinion

UNVEILING OPOROZA: The Heartbeat of Ijaw Tradition

By Jacob Brakere Abai Amidst the serene creeks of Delta State, Nigeria, lies Oporoza, a town steeped in the rich traditions of the Gbaramatu kingdom. As the headquarters of this esteemed kingdom, Oporoza has become synonymous with cultural richness and historical significance, attracting visitors from near and far to witness its enduring heritage. At the

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National

Presidential Amnesty Office Confirms Disbursement of March Stipends to Beneficiaries

The Presidential Amnesty Office has confirmed the disbursement of the N65,000 stipends for March 2024 to all beneficiaries. In a statement released on Saturday, the office addressed concerns raised by delegates regarding non-payment or delays in stipend disbursement, attributing any delays to technical issues experienced by some banks. The office reiterated its commitment to ensuring

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National News

In Wake of OKUAMA Tragedy, Otuaro Holds Talks with COAS Lagbaja in Abuja

Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), met with Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, in Abuja on Thursday to address pressing security concerns in the Niger Delta region, following a recent tragic ambush on Nigerian troops in Okuama community, Ughelli South, Delta State, resulting in the death of

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National News

PAP Boss Otuaro Meets Ex-President Jonathan for Consultation in Abuja

Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), met with Former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Thursday. The meeting was part of Otuaro’s efforts to engage various stakeholders for the successful implementation of the programme, which aims to foster peace and development in the Niger Delta region. During the meeting,

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Culture

Embracing Tradition: The Kabowei Seigbein Cultural Festival Takes Center Stage

The Kabowei Seigbein Cultural Festival holds a significant place in the hearts of the Kabo people of Delta and Bayelsa states. Rooted in ancient traditions, this annual celebration serves as a symbol of unity and cultural pride for all Kabowei communities. The parts of the kingdom in Delta State include Aven, Koloware, Taware, Akoware, Ogeinware,

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Breaking News

BREAKING: Internet Sensation Very Dark Man Released from Police Detention

After spending over a week in police custody, Internet personality Very Dark Man (VDM) has been released. VDM, known for his online presence, was arrested on Friday, March 22nd, on charges of cyberbullying. More ro follow…

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Lifestyle

Royal Rendezvous: Inside the Majestic Birthday Celebration Of The Ebenanaowei Of Ogulagha Kingdom

By Samuel Abai It was a day filled with joy and celebration as sons and daughters from near and far gathered in Obotobo community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday, to honour the esteemed Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha Kingdom and Chairman of the Delta State Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum, His Royal Majesty, Elder

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National

OKUAMA TRAGEDY: PAP Administrator Otuaro Joins President Tinubu to Pay Tribute to 17 Slain Military Personnel in Abuja

The Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, joined President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in paying tribute to the 17 soldiers who lost their lives in the Okuama community tragedy in Delta State approximately two weeks ago. Expressing profound sadness

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News

OKUAMA: Nigerian Military Declares 8 Wanted for Killing Soldiers in Delta

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has declared eight individuals wanted for their alleged involvement in the recent killing of 17 military personnel in Okuama, Delta State. The list of wanted persons was released during a briefing held in Abuja on Thursday. The individuals declared wanted are PROF. EKPEKPO ARTHUR, ANDAOWEI DENNIS BAKRIRI, AKEVWRU DANIEL OMOTEGBO (AKA

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News

Ex-IYC Official Commends Reappointment of Daniel Alabrah as Bayelsa Chief Press Secretary

Former Assistant Secretary General of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) World Wide, Anthony Oki, has congratulated Mr. Daniel Alabrah on his reappointment as Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Senator Doye Diri. In a statement, Oki commends Alabrah for his remarkable leadership and extensive experience in journalism. Alabrah’s impressive background

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National News

OKUAMA: Edwin Clark Sounds Alarm as Nigerian Military Raids Home by Land and Air

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has revealed that soldiers conducted a raid on his country home in Kiagbodo, Delta State, by both land and air in search of arms. The Elderstatesman disclosed that on Saturday, March 23, 2024, approximately 30 to 40 armed soldiers arrived in about 5

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National News

HIGH-LEVEL TALKS: PAP Boss Otuaro Meets Defence Minister to Quell Niger Delta Security Challenges

The Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, held a crucial meeting recently with the Honourable Minister of Defence, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, in Abuja. The meeting was convened in response to the recent tragic events involving the loss of 16 soldiers in Okuama community, Delta state. Chief Dennis Otuaro extends

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News

Horror Strikes Delta Again: Six Policemen Killed, Others Missing in Ambush After 16 Soldiers Were Killed

Delta State has been plunged into further turmoil with the tragic loss of six policemen, just days after the ambush that claimed the lives of 16 soldiers. The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the grim news, revealing that six officers were killed while six others are currently missing. Recall, barely a week

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National News

PAP Administrator Otuaro Makes Courtesy Call on SGF Akume in Abuja

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, CON, graciously welcomed Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, the newly appointed Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), during a meeting at his office in Abuja on Friday. This gathering marked the inception of significant initiatives aimed at revitalizing the program, with a dedicated focus

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National News

OKUAMA/OKOLOBA: Presidential Amnesty Programme Boss, Otuaro, Meets Defence Minister for Strategic Talks

Chief Dennis Otuaro, PhD, the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), met with the Honourable Minister of State for Defence, His Excellency, Dr. Muhammed Bello Matawalle, MON, in Abuja on Friday, March 22, to extend condolences and discuss strategic collaboration. The visit aimed to express condolences to the Nigerian military following the March 14,

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OKUAMA/OKOLOBA: Who killed army commander and soldiers in Delta community gun duel?

WHO KILLED ARMY COMMANDER AND SOLDIERS IN DELTA COMMUNITY GUN DUEL? VANGUARD NEWSPAPER’S FALSE NARRATIVE AND OUR SOS APPEAL TO DELTA STATE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Longlive Okoloba Federated Community(OFC)!Longlive Bomadi LGA!Longlive Delta State!Longlive the Federal Republic of Nigeria! Mr Clement Koki,Chairman,Okoloba Federated Community Cc:

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News Tech

Meta Unveils Monetization for Nigerian Creators; President Tinubu Calls for Increased Investment

Social media giant Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced on Thursday that Nigerian creators will be able to monetize their content starting from June 2024. Meta’s President of Global Affairs, Sir Nick Clegg, disclosed this during a visit with a delegation from Meta Platforms Incorporated to President Bola Tinubu at the State House in Abuja.

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National News

Edwin Clark Urges President Tinubu to Fast-Track Roads, Rail Projects in Niger Delta

Chief Edwin Clark, Ijaw National leader and convener of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has urged President Bola Tinubu to prioritize the completion of abandoned roads and rail projects leading to the Niger Delta region. In a letter to Tinubu on Wednesday, Clark commended the president for initiating the Lagos-Calabar coastal road construction but emphasized

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Announcement

Renowned Gbaramatu Icon, Late Pa. Okoro, Set for Final Resting Place at Age 100

Late Pa. Okoro Ugwakpemi Meeting, popularly known as Osumoru-Ikpokpo, a highly esteemed figure in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, is set to be laid to rest. Late Pa. Okoro, who lived to the remarkable age of 100, leaves behind a legacy cherished by many. Pa Okoro is the father of Elder Amos Okoro, President of the

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News

NDDC MD hails appointment of Dr. Otuaro as PAP Boss

Chief Samuel Ogbuku, PhD, the Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has expressed excitement over the appointment of Chief Dennis Brutu Otuaro, PhD, the Ibe-Uyadonwei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, on his recent appointment as the new Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). In his congratulatory message, Chief Ogbuku commends Chief Otuaro’s work

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National News

University of Benin Congratulates Otuaro on Appointment as PAP Administrator

The Department of Political Science at the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, has congratulated Dr. Dennis Otuaro on his recent appointment as the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). Dr. Otuaro’s appointment by President Bola Tinubu on March 15 marks a significant milestone in the efforts to address youth restiveness in the Niger

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Special Report

Otuaro Maps Out Direction for Presidential Amnesty Programme: Five Crucial Points from his Speech

In his inaugural speech on Monday, March 18, as the newly appointed Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Chief Dennis Brutu Otuaro PhD laid out a clear vision for the future of the program and its impact on the Niger Delta region. Here are five key points from his speech: 1. Bringing the Programme

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News

Final Farewell: Funeral Plans Unveiled for Late Pa Ewede William Seimode in Ogulagha

Late Pa Ewede William Seimode, who peacefully passed away at the age of 90, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Ogulagha, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, on Friday, March 22. Survived by 14 children, 24 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, he was the beloved father of Barr. Friday Seimode, Member of

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National News

Otuaro Vows to Bring Presidential Amnesty Programme Closer to the People

Chief Dr. Dennis Brutu Otuaro, the newly appointed Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has assured that his tenure will prioritize bringing the programme closer to the people, according to GbaramatuVoice. Otuaro’s appointment, announced last Friday, comes as a replacement for Gen. Barry Ndiomu (Rtd). Upon his arrival on Monday, staff members of PAP

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Health News

Healthcare Outreach: US-Based Nigerian Professor Provides Free Medical Services to over 2,000 Residents in Niger Delta

By Chairman Ojumiri Dr. Praise Ebimaye Tangbe, a Nigerian professor based in the United States of America, demonstrated unwavering commitment to community healthcare by providing free medical treatment to over 2,000 residents across Delta State’s riverine communities on March 16, 2024. The initiative marked the pre-launching of the Moms and Infants Care Network. Commencing in

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Personality Profiles

10 Things to Know about Dr. Dennis Otuaro, the New Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme

High Chief Dr. Dennis Otuaro PhD, the newly appointed Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, stepped into his role on Thursday, March 14, 2024, following his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. With a rich background in education, community engagement, and leadership, Dr. Otuaro brings a wealth of experience to his new position. Here are

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