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GBARAMATU VOICE 2ND ANNIVERSARY HOLDS AUGUST 8

Gbaramatu Voice Newspaper is set to celebrate her 2nd year anniversary, August 8 in Abuja. A statement by Mr. Jacob Abai, Publisher of the tabloid in Warri says the anniversary is expected to see guests through a symposium titled ‘Role of the Media in Securing the Niger Delta for National Development.’ He further stated that awards

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Akwa Ibom News

NNPC Moves to Frustrate $160m Modular Refinery Initiative

THE termination of the construction of a modular refinery in Akwa Ibom State by Hi Rev Exploration and Production Company is sending conflicting signals to the oil and gas sector. It concerns the position of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to frustrate the building of modular refineries in the Niger Delta to compete with

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Cross River News

War in Calabar: Navy used GPMG to destroy Calabar police station

Following Tuesday’s clash between the Navy and Police in Calabar, there are indications that the naval operatives used a General Purpose Machine Gun to bring down a section of the Akim Police Barracks in the Cross River State capital. Trouble started earlier on Tuesday when an unidentified naval rating was shot in the left shoulder

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22,430 Former Cultists Surrender Arms in Rivers

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Monday, May 29, disclosed that 22, 430 repentant cultists surrendered 911 assorted arms to the state amnesty committee in line with the state’s amnesty programme. Wike made the disclosure at a Town Hall meeting and accountability Forum to mark his administration’s second year anniversary in Port Harcourt, state

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National News

I still want to rule Nigeria – Donald Duke

Former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, on Tuesday said he would still take a shot at the presidency if the opportunity presented itself. Duke spoke at a programme “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders” held in Lagos. He said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate

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2017 Children’s Day: Be humble and study hard, Oboro Gbaraun II advises children

His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaran 11, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom has advised children of the kingdom to be humble and study hard under their teachers, stressing that they stand to achieve much in the nearest future if they do.   The Pere who gave this advice in Oporoza while playing host to the Children

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Bayelsa News

Group Uncovers Plan To Organise Nude Protest Against Dickson

A political movement, Young Ijaw Professionals, on Tuesday said they have uncovered plans by a former governor from the South South Geo-political zone to hire women to stage a nude protest in Yenagoa against Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson. The organiser of the protest intends to carry out the exercise using some of his past

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FG CANCELS OIL BLOCS AWARDED TO NIGER DELTANS

A group of investors and indigenes of the Niger Delta, yesterday, condemned the Federal Government’s cancellation of Oil Prospecting Licences,  OPL 2001, 2002 and 2003 in the Utapate field, stating that it was capable of re-igniting chaos in the Niger Delta region. The investors affected by the cancellation are Jahcon International Limited, Hi Rev Exploration, 

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Democracy Day: MMM-Nigeria organises ‘Green Party’

MMM-Nigeria, a group for mutual financial aid and donations on Monday organised a green party show in the Federal Capital Territory to celebrate Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The party, which held at the Millennium Park, was opened to members of the group and non-members alike. Mr Seyi Bello, the President of Abuja Guiders Forum of the

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Buhari’s committed to N/Delta development, says Olu of Warri

Olu of Warri, Godfery Ikenwoli Emiko has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is serious and committed to the development of Niger Delta region. He made the remark while speaking with State House correspondents after paying a courtesy visit on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He was in the

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National News

FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 29, 2017 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman  Dambazau (retd.), in a statement on Thursday in Abuja congratulated Nigerians for witnessing yet another Democracy Day which marked the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Dambazau in

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National News

We didn’t address N’Delta, B’Haram terrorism early, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday,  said the extremisms of the Boko Haram in the North-East and the Niger Delta militants in the South-South were not addressed on time by the government before they  became monsters. Obasanjo, who said this at a workshop in Abuja on the prevention of violent extremism, noted that the Niger

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National News

Court remands George Turnah in prison for N3bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan in prison for his alleged role in a N3bn scam. The accused person, George Turnah, is also a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission. Turnah, who was given the

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National News

EFCC goes after Jonathan’s wife’s assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set  to apply for the final forfeiture of  choice properties  allegedly owned by former First Lady  Patience Jonathan. But the commission has been having difficulty in getting the original titles of the assets. They include Aridolf  Resort, Wellness and Spa  and  eight others. The anti-graft commission may

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Bayelsa News

Boro Day: Mischief makers are after Dickson-Chief Okorotie

A former Chief Whip in the‎ old Rivers State House of Assembly, Chief Thompson Okorotie, has expressed concern over the continued attack on Governor Seriake Dickson which queried the performance of Bayelsans who have held public offices at the national level in the last six years. According to him, most of those painting the governor

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Delta News

Okerenkoko Community Announces Dates For 2017 General Election

Okerenkoko Federated Community in Gbaramatu kingdom has announced Saturday, 27th May,  2017 for conduct of community election. A statement signed by Hon. Bethus Emmanuel, Chairman and Sir Roland Ekpemupolo, Secretary, Electoral Committee (EC) says submission of all purchased forms is scheduled on Thursday 25th May,  2017 while manifestos by all aspirants and accreditation of delegates come up Friday 26th. Meanwhile, ongoing

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National News

Clark, a dependable voice for equity – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated elder statesman, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, on his 90th birthday. He described the nonagenarian as a national icon and foremost Niger Delta leader who has worked hard to bring lasting peace to the region. The ex-President, who stated this in a message of felicitation, also praised Clark as a dependable

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National News

Niger Delta group vows to resist take over of Port Harcourt, Warri refineries

Niger Delta youths under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF) have vowed to resist the proposed concessioning of the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries to Oando Plc, Agip and MRS. The group made their position known at the end of a one day forum of the leadership of youth groups

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Delta News

Contractors beg Okowa to make road accessible for project execution at Bomadi Poly

Contractors executing projects at the Polytechnic site in Bomadi are begging Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to fix the access road leading to the institution to ease the execution of ongoing projects. Our correspondent gathered that the condition of the ever-busy access road had worsened as a result of the sand-laden heavy trucks plying

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Bayelsa News

Ex-councillors in Bayelsa beaten by security operative over severance allowance

Ex-Councillorss in Bayelsa state have expressed their displeasure over the ill-treatment meted to them by Governor Seriake Dickson’s security details attached to government house gate,as they were beaten and arrested for demanding their unpaid severance gratuity. It was gathered served the council areas from 2013 to 2016 and were at the government house gate to

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Bayelsa News

Adaka Boro’s Day: INC Backs Governor Dickson

The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has admitted its failure to bring together sons and daughters of Ijaw ethnic nationality, especially notable politicians from the various political parties, during last week’s Isaac Adaka Boro’s Day in Yenagoa, the state capital. In a statement by its Chairman (Central Zone), Kennedy Odiowei, INC described the comment by Governor

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Bayelsa News

No disaffection between Dickson and Jonathan ―State PDP Boss

*Detractors twisted the governor’s speech-INC Worried over the governor’s speech delivered at the Boro day event that was wrongly interrupted by his detractors, the Bayelsa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in very strong term attempts by some dubious persons to cause disaffection between former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Henry

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Bayelsa News

Dickson was right ‎we need to work together ―IYC tells critics

•No rift between Dickson/Jonathan  THE Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned enemies of Ijaw people who are bent on fanning the ember of hatred and disaffection by twisting Governor Seriake Dickson’s statement on the development of Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation, describing them as saboteurs of the collective struggle for the accelerated growth and

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Bayelsa News

Bayelsa teachers suspend strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Bayelsa State chapter, on Tuesday called off its strike and directed primary school teachers in the state to resume academic activities. The union said it stopped the industrial action following the release of N300million by the state Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to augment payment of primary school teachers’ salaries

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National News

Channels TV State House correspondent Chukwuma Onuekwusi is dead

Channels TV State House correspondent Chukwuma Onuekwusi is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday at a private hospital in Abuja. He died at a private hospital in Abuja, in the early hours of today. He has covered several beats on Channels Television before he was seconded to cover the Presidential Villa as

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Delta News Politics

Delta Assembly lifts suspension on Ex-Speaker Igbuya, Ex-leader Owhofere

The Delta Stated House of Assembly has listed the suspension on the former speaker, Rt.Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya and ex-majority leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere who were suspended over alleged financial misappropriation. The duo were earlier suspended for three months. Details later…

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Bayelsa News

Oloibiri Oil and Gas festival to promote tourism – Bayelsa monarch

Ahead of the De­cember 28, 2017 Oloibiri Oil and Gas Festival, the tradi­tional ruler of the host communities, King Du­maro Owaba, Obanobha III of Ogbia Kingdom in Bayelsa State, has said that the people will use the celebration to show­case their culture and tourism potential to the international commu­nity. King Owaba, therefore, appealed to the

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Akwa Ibom News

Troops foil militants attack in Akwa Ibom\Cross River boundary dispute

A detachment of soldiers attached to 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ibagwa, Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, said it has successfully foiled planned militants attack as the boundary dispute between Akwa Ibom and Cross River states continues. The age-long dispute involving the people of Oku Iboku in Itu Local Government Area

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Akwa Ibom National News

FG to engage Niger Delta ex-agitators in sports activities

The Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, said engaging ex-agitators in sports activities would offer many opportunities that would develop their spirit of volunteerism and patriotism. Boroh disclosed this in Uyo on Sunday during a meeting with the SIA’one Soccer Academy to reintegrate some ex-agitators and youths in the Niger Delta region. He

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Gelegele Ownership: We are equal to your war threats, group tells Binis

Oba Be Guided in Your Utterance – Ijaw Elders Edo Govt Is Bias – Spokesman Be Warned Against Inter-ethnic Crisis – IYC THE war threats by the Benin National Congress, BNC, should the Ijaws claim ownership of oil-rich Gelegele community seems to have irked the Ijaw speaking people of Edo State as a group known

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NUJ Appeals To Okowa To Offset Teachers, Council Workers Salaries

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Warri Correspondents Chapel has appealed to the Delta State Government to adopt a strategic engagement and acceptable payment plans to resolve the intermittent crisis over salaries and arrears of council workers and primary school teachers across the state. The Union appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to do everything within his

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Wike’s excellent performance has justified his election, says Jonathan

“Those who think that they have promises from those who think they own Nigeria should be careful. They will use you and dump you at the appropriate time.

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News Rivers

2017 Children’s Day: Alamieyeseigha sets to show orphans love in Port Harcourt

In commemoration of this year Children’s Day, Nice-Esther for All Foundation/Nice-Esther Alamieyeseigha Rescue Initiative is set to hold ‘a day out with orphans.’ Nice-Esther Alamieyeseigha Rescue Initiative is a Non-governmental and Non-profit Organisation established with the aim of putting smiles on the faces of the down trodden in and outside Nigeria. The day titled Children’s Day

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Delta News

Pondi splashes scholarship on seven students in Delta

At least seven students drawn from communities under Ogulagha kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state, were today awarded scholarship in the maiden edition of Pondi Eddy P. Scholarship Scheme. In his opening speech, founder and sponsor of the scheme, Pondi Eddy said the vision, conceived 2017 was aimed at encouraging and increasing the

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News Ondo

Akeredolu appeals to Ajapa community to return home

AFTERMATH of the killing of the dreaded militant leader, Ossy Ibori, in the coastal region of Ondo state, the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday appealed to the fleeing residents of coastal community of Ajapa, in Ese-Odo local government area of the state to return to their various homes. The governor, who made this

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