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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News

GYC President Celebrates Appointment of Dennis Otuaro as New Amnesty Boss

Comrade Kingsley Arerebo Egbejule, President of the Gbaramatu Youth Development Council (GYC), has extended congratulations to Dr. Dennis Otuaro on his recent appointment as the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Program (PAP) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The appointment, praised as a testament to Dr. Otuaro’s leadership charisma and dedication, is considered a significant milestone

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Breaking News

BREAKING: President Tinubu Appoints Dr. Otuaro as Administrator of Presidential Amnesty Programme

President Bola Tinubu has officially appointed Dr. Dennis Brutu Otuaro as the Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). FULL STATEMENT BELOW: STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS ADMINISTRATOR OF PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Dennis Brutu Otuaro as Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). Dr.

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News

House of Reps committee meets Pere of Gbaramatu during Nigeria Maritime University tour [PHOTOS]

By Vanessa Prebor The House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Thursday, March 14, conducted an oversight visit to the Nigeria Maritime University in Okerenkoko, located in the Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, as part of its legislative duties. Led by the Deputy Chairman, Hon. Uduak Alphonsus Odudoh, the delegation paid

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Health News

US-Based Professor Launches Moms & Infants Care Network for Maternal, Infant Health Empowerment in Niger Delta

Dr. Praise Ebimaye Tangbe, a distinguished professor based in the United States of America, has launched the Moms & Infants Care Network, a transformative endeavor aimed at empowering maternal and infant health in the Niger Delta region. Dr. Tangbe, the visionary founder of this noble initiative, recently shared insights into the organization’s mission and forthcoming

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National News

INEC Chairman Meets Ijaw, Urhobo Delegation from Warri Federal Constituency in Abuja

Today, the Honorable Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, along with National Commissioners, welcomed a delegation representing the Ijaws and Urhobos from the Warri Federal Constituency of Delta State at the INEC Headquarters in Abuja. While the specifics of the meeting have not been disclosed yet, GbaramatuVoice reports that it may not be unrelated to

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Special Report

From Pollution to Prosperity: Tantita’s Transformation of the Niger Delta’s Aquatic Ecosystems

In 2022, a landmark decision by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to enlist Tantita Security Services Nigerian Limited (TSSNL) for the protection of the nation’s crude oil pipelines and oil production facilities in the Niger Delta region has sparked a ripple effect beyond safeguarding oil assets. A notable transformation has occurred in the

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INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW: From Drum Beats to Center Stage: DarlinGid Shares His Journey with Barrister Smooth, King Ebizimor

Meet Darlington Gideon Ebipade, popularly known as DarlinGid, a rising force in Nigeria’s Afro Pop music scene. Born on March 9, 1979, he hails from the ancient Gbaramatu and Egbema Kingdoms in Delta State. DarlinGid’s journey into music began in 1996 under the mentorship of Chief Barrister Smooth, an icon of Niger Delta Highlife and

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News Oil & Gas

PIA: Engr. Olaye Steps Down as Chairman of HCDT in OML 42

Engr Dr. Olaye Messiah Doupade, who recently assumed the Chairmanship of the OKOEA Host Community Development Trust (HCDT) in OML 42, has stepped down following intervention from prominent leaders of the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. According to Dr. Olaye, prominent leaders from the Gbaramatu Kingdom such as

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News

Prominent Gbaramatu Chief, Ukulor, Prepares for Mother’s Burial in Odimodi

Chief Isiah Ukulor, the Gbanawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, is making final arrangements for the burial of his late mother, Mrs. Jenny Zipamone Ukulor. Mrs. Zipamone Ukulor, aged 85, passed away in 2023. The burial ceremony is scheduled to take place in Odimodi Town, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. The burial arrangements include a

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Editorial

Illuminating Communities: Dennis Otuaro’s Impactful Year with NDDC in the Niger Delta

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of High Chief Dr. Dennis Otuaro, PhD., serving as the Special Adviser on Special Duties to the Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Special Duties, it’s crucial to delve into the significant strides and transformative initiatives he has spearheaded in the

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Sponsored

Commander Oyimi Expresses Deep Appreciation in Wake of Mother’s Funeral: A Note of Appreciation

On March 2, 2024, will be evergreen in my memory as the day my sweet mother, Mama Esanteme-ere Oyakonghan (Nee Izoukumor), was laid to rest in her hometown Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri South West LGA, Delta State. Firstly, I extend my gratitude to God Almighty for ensuring the peacefulness of the entire celebration. Secondly, I want to

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Food

Delicious Kekefiyai Recipe: How to Prepare This Flavorful Ijaw Delicacy

Here’s a recipe for preparing Kekefiyai, an Ijaw delicacy: Ingredients: ●4 fingers of unripe plantain●2 tablespoons of blended crayfish●1 medium-sized onion, diced●4 medium-sized fresh peppers, blended or diced●1 big dry fish●2 Knorr cubes●A handful of scent leaves●Half cup of palm oil●Half cup of periwinkle (optional)●Salt to taste Cooking Instructions: Your Kekefiyai is now ready to

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News

Warri South West Secretary Donates Drums and Cash to Schools

By Ojumiri Chairman On Tuesday, March 5, numerous schools were the beneficiaries of a gracious donation comprising drums and cash from Hon. Gladys Omare Gabari, the Secretary of Warri South West Local Government Council of Delta State. The presentation, hosted at the local government council secretariat in Ogbe-Ijoh, was aimed at bolstering education and fostering

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News

Facebook, Instagram Experience Outage: Users Face Difficulty Accessing Popular Apps

Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, both owned by Meta, suffered a widespread outage on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Users around the world reported difficulties accessing their feeds and private chats, with many encountering error messages or blank screens upon attempting to log in. Meta acknowledged the issue and assured users that their technical teams

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News

Julius Pondi Mourns Father-in-law: Burial Ceremony Set for March 8

The burial ceremony for the late Pa. Dickson Onoagharakpote Dikrere, father-in-law of Hon. Julius Pondi, the lawmaker representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2024. Pa. Dikrere passed away at the age of 81. Pa Dikrere, a native of Oviorie, Ovu Agbon Kingdom in Ethiope East

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News

Tompolo receives prestigious NUJ award, vows to boost Nigeria’s oil production

Niger Delta renowned figure and High Chief in Ijaw land, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, received accolades from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for his significant contributions to boosting Nigeria’s crude oil production and enhancing internal security. The ceremony, held in Oporoza, the headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area

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News

OPM’s Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere Crowned King, Receives Staff of Office in Abia (PHOTOS)

March 1st, 2024, Ikwuorie Autonomous Community in Ohanku Ndoki Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State witnessed a historic event as Apostle Dr. Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the General Overseer Of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), was officially crowned as His Royal Majesty, IHIE 1 of Ikwuorie Autonomous Community. The ceremony, graced by dignitaries and residents

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Special Report

Decoding John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu: 10 Intriguing Facts About Nollywood’s Comedic Luminary

John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, stands as one of Nollywood’s iconic figures, celebrated for his comedic flair and unforgettable performances that have endeared him to audiences worldwide. Here are 10 fascinating facts about this legendary actor: Mr. Ibu is not merely a comedic actor; he is a cultural icon whose influence extends far

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News

Delta Online Publishers Inducts Tompolo into Niger Delta Hall of Fame

Saturday, March 2nd, marked a historic moment as the Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) honored High Chief Government Ekpomupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, with induction into the esteemed Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame. The prestigious ceremony took place at Oporoza, the traditional Headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri Southwest Local Government Area of Delta

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News

Kokodiagbene Community Issues Ultimatum to Chevron: Inaugurate PIA Board or Face Utonana Oil Field Shutdown

Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State, renowned for its oil wealth, has issued a stern warning to Chevron regarding its Utonana oil field. The community demands the inauguration of the “Kokodiagbene Utonana Field PIA Host Community Development Trust (HCDT)” within twenty-one days, threatening to shut down operations otherwise.

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News

Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom to Embark on Historic Visit to Benikrukru Community

His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, is scheduled for a momentous visit to Benikrukru Community. The Pere, belonging to the Oboro ruling house in Benikrukru town, where he was selected, will undertake this journey to his ancestral roots on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Comrade Joel Tonjoh,

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Editorial

Empowering the Youth: The Impact of Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Dennis Guwor’s Free JAMB Project

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board Amidst the myriad challenges facing today’s youth, one beacon of hope shines brightly in the form of Rt. Hon. Guwor Emomotimi Dennis’ Free JAMB Form Project. For four consecutive years, the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly has championed the cause of education, particularly for the aspiring students of Warri

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Environment

Tare Godfrey Pondi: Spearheading Environmental Restoration in the Niger Delta

Mr. Tare Godfrey Pondi, the General Manager (Operations) of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited (TSSNL), is leading the charge in the Niger Delta region to combat crude oil pollution and revitalize the local environment. His dedication to this cause has been further strengthened as he joins forces with the Chairman, Managing Director, and board members

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News Oil & Gas

Tantita Security Reveals Devastation of Nembe Creek Trunk Line in Oil Theft Saga

Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Media Consultant for Tantita Security Services Nigeria (TSSL), made a startling revelation before the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abuja at the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. He exposed the Nembe Creek Trunk Line, serving Shell, Aiteo, and Eroton oil companies, as one of the worst-affected routes in the grim

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Announcement

Announcement: Pa. Meeting Okoro, aka Osumoru-Ikpokpo, Peacefully Passes Away at 100 Years Old

This is to officially inform the general public and the esteemed people of Gbaramatu, Ogulagha, Diebiri Kingdoms, and Ofunama community in Egbema Kingdom, all in Delta State, of the peaceful passing onto glory of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Pa. Meeting Uguakpemi Okoro, fondly known as Osumoru-Ikpokpo, a revered figure in Gbaramatu Kingdom. His

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News

Former MEND Commander, General Oyimi, Plans Befitting Burial for Mother in Ogbe-Ijoh

Former Commander of the Defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) and Chairman of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Dreams of Niger Deltans (MADND), Mr. Josaih Oyakonghan, popularly known as General Oyimi, is set to honor his late mother with a grand burial ceremony in Ogbe-Ijoh town, Warri South West Local

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Special Report

Governor Oborevwori, Where Exactly is the Allocated Land for the Nigerian Navy’s Forward Operation Base in Escravos?

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board As the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, spearheads initiatives aimed at enhancing security and fostering development in Delta State, questions arise regarding the recent allocation of land for the establishment of the Nigerian Navy’s forward operation base in Escravos. With Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) granted for 3,747 hectares

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Editorial

Why Governor Sheriff Oborevwori Must Extend Universities to Delta’s Riverine Communities

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board In Delta State, the disparity in access to higher education between upland and riverine communities remains a glaring issue that demands urgent attention. While the state boasts numerous universities and polytechnics predominantly located in upland areas, many riverine communities such as Ogulagha, Bomadi, Burutu, Gbaramatu, Patani, Ogbe-Ijoh, Egbema and Ugborodo are

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Opinion

Why is the Ijaw Nation forgetting its musical icon, late Chief Echo Toikumoh?

By Jacob Brakere Abai Seventeen years have passed since the Nigerian highlife music scene lost one of its most influential figures, Field Marshal Echo Toikumoh. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of contemporary Ijaw discourse, his name remains conspicuously absent. This silence begs the question: Why is the Ijaw Nation forgetting its musical icon? Echo

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Editorial

Time for Ondo State Government to Immortalize Nigerian Highlife Music Icon, Chief Echo Toikumoh

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board At the heart of Ondo State lies the bustling town of Arogbo, an Ijaw kingdom nestled within the lush landscapes of the Niger Delta. It is here, amidst the swaying palms and winding creeks, that one of Nigeria’s most beloved highlife music icons, Field Marshal Chief Echo Toikumoh, first breathed life

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News

All roads lead to Arogbo as Ijaws prepare to honor late Nigerian highlife music icon, Echo Toikumoh

On February 18, 2007, the Ijaw nation lost one of its most beloved highlife musicians, Chief Echo Toikumoh. Now, 17 years later, on Sunday, February 18, 2024, the Ijaws will gather in Arogbo town, Ondo State, to celebrate his enduring legacy with an event dubbed “Echobration.” Chief Echo Toikumoh’s influence extended far beyond the shores

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Editorial

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori Must Act Now to Protect Lives in Ogwashi-Uku

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, has emerged as a hotspot for criminal activities, with mass robberies and gunfire plaguing the community. The situation has reached a critical point where the lives of residents, especially the students of Delta State Polytechnic, are in grave danger. Despite these alarming developments, the silence from the state

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Editorial

Championing Change – Endurance Nwachukwu’s Tireless Advocacy for Girls’ Rights in the Niger Delta

By GbaramatuVoice Editorial Board Ambassador (Mrs.) Nwachukwu Bekenawei Endurance stands as a beacon of hope for girls across the Niger Delta, tirelessly advocating for their rights and empowerment. Armed with a formidable academic arsenal—a Master’s degree in Administration and Planning coupled with a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Management/Political Science—she embodies both scholarly acumen and fervent

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National News

Petroleum Minister Lokpobiri Hosts Amnesty Boss, Vows Better Collaboration to Combat Crude Oil Theft in Niger Delta

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri recently hosted Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu (Retd), the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), where both leaders held discussions on ongoing efforts to combat oil facility vandalization and crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region. During the meeting, Senator Lokpobiri commended

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