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World Day Against Child Labour: Queen of Izon-Ibe embarks on sensitization campaign

To mark this year World Day Against Child Labour, the Queen of Izon-Ibe, Miss Elizabeth Tonghan yesterday embarked on sensitization campaign against child labour in Ogulagha community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. The sensitization campaign which was in collaboration with Potoki Rural Development Initiative was to enlighten and warn rural dwellers dangers in Child labour. According

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National News

Buhari directs Osinbajo to sign 2017 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to go ahead and sign the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a two-paragraph statement on Monday. Shehu said Buhari who is currently receiving medical attention in London, the United

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National News

Those behind Igbo ‘quit notice’ must be arrested, prosecuted – PANDEF

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has condemned the ultimatum issued by some Arewa youth groups to Igbo residents in the North, noting that the quit notice was treasonable offence and portends great threat to the nation’s unity. PANDEF which is under the leadership of Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, said the group considered the statement

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News Oil & Gas

Return Our Oil Blocks Within 3 Months – Niger Delta Militants to Northerners

A coalition of the Niger Delta militants held a meeting in Port Harcourt on Friday and have called on the Federal Government to return all oil blocks being controlled by northerners to the people of the oil producing states within three months. The coalition comprises Niger Delta Watchdogs, Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples Fighters,

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Education News

Delta Deputy Governor To Grace NAGS Convention

Delta State Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro is expected to be special guest of honour at this year’s convention of National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS, slated for June 30 and July 1, 2017 at Kurutie community, Gbaramatu kingdom. Commissioner representing Ijaw ethnic nationality at Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Favour Izuokumor,

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News Politics

Obaseki versus Ize-Iyamu: Appeal Court gives verdict today

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City will today deliver its judgment on the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu against the judgment of the lower tribunal. Governor Godwin Obaseki and the All Progressive Congress (APC) filed a cross appeal over a ruling of the tribunal refusing to

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National News

Despite nationwide condemnation, threat of arrest, Arewa group insists Igbos must leave Northern Nigeria

The leaders of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have said that the threat of arrest by the government of Kaduna State will not stop them from insisting that people of Igbo extraction should leave the north. The group, a coalition of some northern groups, insisted on its stance that Igbos leave the 19 northern

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Protesting PTI students shut down campus

The peaceful atmosphere on the campus of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta state was on Thursday shattered as angry students of the school protested alleged inhuman treatment by administration. The protesting students, who took over the premises of the campus from as early as 6am, locked all access into the school, sacked the

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National News

Quit ultimatum: Restructure Nigeria or let us go – Igbo groups

A coalition of Igbo groups, the Eastern Consultative Assembly, on Thursday, said Igbos should be allowed to secede in peace, if Nigeria was not restructured ‘immediately’.   The coalition, comprising professional bodies, youth, student and Christian organisations, town unions, traders and women groups, among others, made the demand in a communique issued after a meeting

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Give peace a chance, NMU is for all, Gbaramatu chairmen tell Itsekiris.

Chairmen of Gbaramatu communities, Delta State, have appealed to their Itsekiri neighbours to embrace peace and work towards the successful take off of the Nigeria Maritime University, NMU, Okerenkoko, saying that the institution is not for the Ijaws alone but for all. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues on Wednesday, Chairman of Kokodiagbene community, Comrade

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Fulani herdsmen attack may lead to inter-ethnic crisis, IYC warned

*Attacks no more acceptable – Ekiyor Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has called on Federal and Delta State governments to protect lives and property of Amatebe community, Patani Local Government Area of Delta State, and other Ijaw communities from Fulani herdsmen, warning that the menace may lead to inter-ethnic crisis if not addressed. A statement signed by

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National News

JUST IN: Court orders final forfeiture of Ikoyi’s $43.4m, £27,800, N23.2m to FG

Justice Hassan of the Federal High Court orders final forfeiture of $43.4m, £27,800, N23.2m discovered in an air-conditioned flat in Osborne, Ikoyi to the Federal Government. Details later…

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Delta Ijaw Community Appeals To Okowa To Resettle them In their Ancestral Home

The people of Diebiri Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state have appealed to the State Government to resettle them back to their ancestral home . They were allegedly sacked from their ancestral home in 1995 during a communal clash with Aladja community. The Councillor representing Diebiri Ward in Warri South

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News Rivers

N100m defamation suit: EFCC dismisses Jonathan godson’s threat

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has dismissed the threat by the political godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. George Turnah, to institute a N100m defamation suit against it. Turnah had on Sunday, through his lawyers, demanded N100m from the EFCC and a social media activist, Mr. Bodmas Kemepadei, as compensation for alleged defamatory

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Bayelsa News

2010 Abuja bombing: Bayelsa youths protest Ebiwari’s life imprisonment

Concerned youths in Bayelsa State, yesterday, took to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, describing as unjust and misplaced, the life imprisonment passed on Mr. Edmund Ebiware by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, in connection with the October 1, 2010 Independence Day bomb blasts and called for his release. Ebiware, a father

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Delta News

Maritime University: Itsekiris planning attack on oil facilities, Ijaws-Okerenkoko community

Okerenkoko community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Delta State has called on the Federal Government, security agencies to take urgent action against the Itsekiri ethnic group on the 14 days ultimatum issued, alleging that the Itsekiris have planned attack on pipeline facilities, security personnel, and the Ijaws at the expiration. This is coming after Niger Delta Omega, a group from

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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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News Rivers

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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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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