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NDDC to construct roads, hostel accommodation at Ozoro Polytechnic-MD

THE Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has assured the Governing Council of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, of the Commission’s determination to assist the school with basic infrastructure such as roads and hostel accommodation. Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Executive Director

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Group to Itsekiri: Do away with anti-progress acts; emulate Ijaws, other ethnic groups

The Warri Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group, WIPG, has called upon Itsekiris to do away with their anti-progress attitude and turn a new leaf by emulating other ethnic groups who have been working and advocating development of the Niger Delta region peacefully. This is coming after Itsekiri National Youth Council, in its “Deghele declaration”, threatened war

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Ize-Iyamu congratulates Obaseki

Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling which affirmed Obaseki’s election. Pastor Ize-Iyamu, whose petition was dismissed for lack of merit, assured Governor Obaseki of his goodwill. ALSP READ: JUST IN: Supreme Court Affirms Obaseki As Governor Of

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No Plan To Sack Cabinet – Bayelsa Govt

The Bayelsa State government has dismissed as “wicked rumour” the alleged plan by the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson to dissolve the state executive council. The state government through the office of the commissioner of information and orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite said the claim was a wicked imagination of some politicians. According to Obuebite, “I

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JUST IN: Supreme Court Affirms Obaseki As Governor Of Edo State

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the PDP challenging the election of Governor Godwin Obaseki for lacking in merit. The apex court said it would give in detail, its reasons for the judgment on July 24, 2017. A seven man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice

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Amnesty programme: Aggrieved youths threaten Niger Delta peace

A group, Voice of Niger Delta Youths (VNDY), on Sunday called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), else the youth in the area will return to the creeks to commence restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It would be recalled that the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration had introduced PAP as

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Don’t plunge Delta into crisis, DESOPADEC commissioner pleads with Avengers

The commissioner representing Ijaw ethnic nationality on the board of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief Favour Izoukumor, has pleaded with members of the New Delta Avengers (NDA) not to plunge Delta State into fresh crisis. He enjoined Deltans, particularly those from the oil-producing communities, to join forces with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

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Failure to honour Local Content Act, host communities issue quit notice to NECONDE on OML 42

OML 42 Host Communities Forum in Warri South West of Delta State yesterday issued a 21 day ultimatum to  NECONDE to sort some lingering issues raised or quit the area. The host communities also called on the Federal Government to revoke the mining lease licence granted NECONDE, for failing to localized the Local Content Act.

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Keyamo, Oke, Osinbajo’s brother, 27 others become SAN

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday awarded Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria after he was denied eight previous times. Twenty-nine others, including the Alliance for Democracy’s candidate in the last governorship election in Ondo State, and a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olusola

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JUST IN: Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashes into water

An Agusta 106 Light Utility Helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has suffered a technical mishap, crashing into water in a yet-to-be-identified location in the northeast. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said there was no loss of lives, adding that the

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Bayelsa Assembly passes Education Safety Corp bill to check crime in public schools

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has expeditiously passed the Education Safety Corp bill, 2017, against the backdrop of abduction of pupils in schools to prevent various crimes in public primary and secondary schools in the state. The bill sponsored by the Leader of the House and member representing Sagbama Constituency I, Hon. Peter Akpe,

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Amaju Pinnick, Okotie-Eboh, others to receive award at NAIG convention

President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick; late former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh; Managing Director, Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Hon. Godwin Ebosa, and other prominent Itsekiri sons and daughters are expected to receive award of meritorious service at the 20th anniversary/national convention of National Association of Itsekiri Graduates (NAIG),

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Bayelsa NUT gives government ultimatum over salary

The Bayelsa State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has issued an ultimatum to join the national body in ongoing strike, if government fails to pay up salaries owed teachers in the state. The ultimatum, according to the state chapter of the NUT was necessitated because they have waited long, yet government was

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PIRATE ATTACK: IYC condemns mother, son killing

President, Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, Worldwide, Barrister Pereotubo Roland Oweilaemi has condemned the recent killing of a mother and her son by suspected sea pirates at a fishing camp near Ayakoromo town, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. Addressing newsmen in Warri, the IYC president, bemoaned robbery activities and gruesome murder cases in the Niger Delta region.

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DPR pegs refineries licensing fees at $150,000 

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has undertaken a review of its templates and processes of license issuance for the petroleum industry, pegging the fees for granting Licence to Establish (LTE) and Licence to Operate (LTO) of a petroleum refinery at $150,000. The DPR, in a document obtained by newsmen, said the review of its

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Nigerian Native Doctors Offer To Treat Buhari

The National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners has said its members can cure the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari of any ailment if consulted. The Patron of the NANTMP,  Dr. Adesunmiboye Fawawo, said this in an interview with newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new executives of the association.

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Incessant air pollution dangerous to our health-Rivers Communities

Residents of Eleme communities in Eleme Local Gov­ernment Area of Riv­ers State have raised the alarm over the incessant pollution of the air they breathe by the activities of companies operating in their area. They lamented that chemical companies such as petrochemical and fer­tiliser companies operat­ing within their environ­ment in addition to gas flaring from

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Breaking News Delta News

New Avengers: Otuaro Commends group for shelving strike

Delta State Acting Governor, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro has commended the New Delta Avengers for heeding the call by elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark to shelve its planned “Operation Cripple Delta Oil.” Otuaro, who chairs the Delta State Advocacy Committee Against Oil Facility Vandalism, had appealed to the Avengers to resort to dialogue in place of

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Niger Delta: Our pilot not former militant – Air Peace

The Nigerian air carrier, Air Peace, has discredited reports identifying one of its pilots, John Nku, as a former militant. A few online media reports had described Mr. Nku as one of the repentant Niger Delta agitators who benefited from the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) after a Facebook user, Wabiye Idoniboyeobu, posted pictures of the

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Dogara Decries Deployment of Soldiers to Quell Crises

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed worry over the prolonged deployment of military personnel in neighbourhoods to quell crises across the country, saying that it has literally placed the country in a state of emergency. He also lamented the overbearing influence of the executive arm of government on the

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NAGS 2017: Youths Take Home Whooping Amounts

Students and youths of Gbaramatu kingdom received awards of different categories at this year’s convention of National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS. The first category, a review of Lee Kuan Yew’s  book “From Third World To First World: Singapore and The Asian Economic Boom”, was sponsored by Godfrey Pondi Book Club. Godswill Wuruyai emerged the

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NAGS CONVENTION: Re-evaluation strategy panacea to sustainable development – Scholar

For leadership of sustainable development in Gbaramatu kingdom, there is need to re-evaluate strategy with a view to making necessary improvement to a winning formula. A guest lecturer, Dr. Bello Oboko stated this at the 4th convention of National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS, held at the Kurutie take-off campus of Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.

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GBARAMATU STUDENTS ELECT NEW LEADERS

National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS, at the weekend elected new executives to pilot the affairs of the Association in its 4th convention at Kurutie community, Gbaramatu kingdom. The two days convention under the theme “Scholarship For Niger Deltans: A Veritable Tool For Regional Emancipation”, was held at the Nigerian Maritime University ceremonial pavilion, Kurutie

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Education has power to unleash potential in man-Delta Ag Governor

Education has been described as a powerful tool that as the capacity to unleash the potential and greatness in a man. Delta State Acting Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro disclosed this at the weekend during the 4th convention of the National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS, held at Kurutie take-off campus of the Nigerian Maritime University,

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KFT EVENT PLACE PROMISES WORLD CLASS SERVICES

Pushing all other event centers to the background is a new world-class multi-purpose party and entertainment centre, the KFT PLACE, a visible, convenient and secured outfit located along NNPC Housing Complex road in the oil city of Warri, Delta State. The KFT is a multi-purpose and fully equipped entertainment centre which can host a wide

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Ondo most peaceful Niger Delta state, says Akeredolu

Ondo State Government is to host the second meeting of the National Council on Niger Delta (NCND) between August 7 and 12. The first meeting was hosted by Akwa Ibom State Government in Uyo, the state capital, in 2013. Inaugurating the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to organise successful meeting coming up in Akure, the state

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Ceasefire: No dialogue with Delta govt – Avengers

The militant group, New Delta Avengers, says it is not negotiating with the Delta State government directly or through groups purporting to represent it. Spokesperson for the group, Col. Olleum Bellum, told newsmen  that its High Command’s decision to call off Friday’s resumption of hostilities was borne out of respect for Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, and

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Maritime University: Academic activities to start October —NIMASA DG

ACADEMIC activities of the Maritime University of Nigeria, Okerenkoko, Delta State are set to commence in October, 2017. This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside on Thursday during the celebration of the World Seafarers’ Day tagged ‘Seafarers’ Matters’ held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. This

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Okowa Proceeds On 15-Day Leave, Otuaro To Act As Governor

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has proceeded on a 15-Day leave as part of his annual vacation. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu on Friday in Asaba, said “In line with the provisions of Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, the Governor has written to the Speaker of the Delta

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Relief as Avengers calls off attack plan on oil facilities

There was relief in Delta State Thursday morning following news that the militant group, New Delta Avenger, had called off its plan to cripple oil production in the state through attacks on oil facilities.   The group had threatened to resume hostilities targeting oil facilities and production platforms in the state following its face-off with

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At last, Oweilaemi confirmed IYC President

Deliver Ijaw nation from injustices, Justice Tabai urges new executives Controversy surrounding who is the authentic president of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, was put to rest yesterday as Barrister Oweilaemi Pereotubo was formerly inuagurated as the 7th president of the Council. The IYC was rocked with leadership crisis following an outcome of two different conventions

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Jubilation in Ghana, Bayelsa as Dickson Clear Outstanding Fees

Students of Bayelsa State origin studying in Ghana under the state government scholarship programme are now in jubilant mood following the release of N162 million by Governor Seriake Dickson to clear all their outstanding arrears.‎ Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the governor’s spokesman,  who disclosed the development on Wednesday, June 28, said Dickson gave the approval for the

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N60,000 artificial hair tears Instagram users apart

An innocent posture with a tag stating that the artificial hair being worn by a lady costs N60,000 has set tongues wagging on Instagram. While some respondents praise the hair, others counsel that the wearer’s brain must be worth more. One respondent wrote: ‘I just pray you don’t wear 60k hair on #60 brain…..just saying.’ Another wrote:

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