Delta News

TENSION BREWS BETWEEN ALADJA, ISABA OVER MURDER OF MAN, 34

The alleged murder of Emmanuel King Ukiri of Isaba kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State is causing serious tension between the people of Aladja in Udu Local Government and their Isaba counterparts in Warri South West. Shedding light on the matter, the Youth President of Isaba, Moses Ogugu hinted GbaramatuVoice

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News Politics Rivers

Wike Survived Five Assassination Attempts In Eleven Months – Information Commissioner

The Rivers State commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin Tam -George has revealed that the state governor, Nyesom Wike survived five assassination attempts in eleven months, describing as callous and insensitive, recent denials by the Police that the governor's life was at risk.

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Delta News

Group To Okowa, Complete Ayakoromo Bridge Or Face Mass Protest

A pan Niger Delta Civil Society Group under the aegis of the Foundation for Human Rights and Anti Corruption Crusade FHRACC, have called on the Executive Governor of Delta State to complete the Ayakoromo bridge project or face mass protest from the riverine communities.

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Bayelsa News

Bayelsa Govt To Borrow N30bn To Complete Devt Projects

The Bayelsa State Government has confirmed the decision to seek a short-term loan of N30 billion to finance the completion of key projects in the critical sectors of education, housing, road and other Infrastructural development. The state commissioner for Finance, Maxwell Ebibai, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the 75th meeting

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Inside Niger Delta National News

Relocate Or Face Our Wrath, A-Ibom Youths Warn Exxon-Mobil

Youths in Akwa Ibom State, weekend, continued their protest over alleged refusal by Exxon-Mobil to relocate its headquarters to the state, disrupting socio-economic activities at Ibeno, the operational base of the company. The youths, under the umbrella of Ibeno Youth Presidents’ Forum, Ulok Ulok People’s Assembly and Ibeno Chapter of Ijaw Youth Council, barricaded the

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Delta National News

Okowa to IOCs: No more hostility, return to Delta

The Executive Governor of Delta State, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged International Oil Companies and other corporate organisations that suspended their operations in the state in the heat of hostilities, to come back, saying that normalcy had since returned to the area. Okowa who stated this in Warri while addressing representatives of 17 cluster communities

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National News Politics

Rivers APC Youths Revolt Against Amaechi At Rescheduled Meeting

The rescheduled meeting of youths of  Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC,  with the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi in Port Harcourt  yesterday , Saturday, April 8, 2017  was characterised by rancour and acrimony.The youths were said to have been so dissatisfied that they had to shout down on the minister and leader of

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National News

N’DELTA: Okoyitoru Community Demands N1bn Compensation From Chevron

Chairman of Okoyitoru Development Council ( Makaraba field) in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Timi Oluba, has dragged Chevron Nigeria Limited to Court, demanding for a N1billion compensation over alleged environmental degradation caused by its operations in the community. The suit no: W/252/2017, filed by his lawyer, Omes

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Delta News

IYC CRISIS: Okrika convention is illegal – Omare Exco

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has discarded an ongoing convention by one of its factions in Okrika, Rivers state, as a gross violation of the law, admonishing all to disregard the process and its outcome. Spokesman of the IYC, Henry Iyalla, in a statement made available to journalists Saturday, said the apex Ijaw youth body

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National News

Breaking: JAMB extends UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB) has announced the extension of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by two weeks. The examination body also postponed the UTME exam till 13th and 20th of May. More details soon

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Delta News

Egbema leader lauds Johnny, Ukori over EGCDF’s election 

WARRI-Prince Ebimene Fetimi, a leader in Egbema Kingdom, Warri North local government area of Delta State, has commended Chief Michael Johnny, the out- going chairman of Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, EGCDF, for conducting a peaceful and transparent election for the foundation, which produced Mr. Jude Ukori as chairman-elect. Fetimi, in a statement, said “the

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ELECTRICITY DEMAND: Kokodiagbene Community Threatens To Withdraw From Chevron’s GMoU

GBARAMATU-Oil-rich Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, has threatened to pull out of the Global Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU, with Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, following what appear to be a deteriorating relationship between the company and the riverside community over demand for electricity by the people. Gbaramatu Voice

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Inside Niger Delta National News

TOMPOLO, A MAN OF SIMPLE AND UNASSUMING DISPOSITION – REP PONDI

...As Omare prays for more wisdom for Tompolo to lead N-Delta emancipation

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National News

Apostle Suleman Sues Stephanie Otobo and Sahara Reporters

Apostle Johnson Suleman, President/ Founder of Omega Fire Ministry (OFM), has filed a one billion naira lawsuit for libel against, 23-year old Canada-based Nigerian budding singer, Stephanie Otobo and Sahara Reporters, an online news platform; Suleiman’s lawyer, Osa Director has revealed. This is coming weeks after the clergyman arrested Ms. Otobo on allegations of blackmail,

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Education News

JAMB suspends 2017 UTME registration for 52 hours

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the suspension of registration for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for 52 hours beginning from Friday April 7th to Monday April 10th. The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who made the announcement at a press briefing in Abuja said the decision was aimed

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IDAHOSA VARSITY THREATENS TO SANCTION PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY STUDENTS

THE management of the Benson Idahosa University has threatened to sanction beneficiaries of Federal Government Scholarship Programme under the Presidential Amnesty in the institution. The students had on Wednesday caused a lock down at the institution during a protest over non-payment of their monthly stipends by the presidency. They set-up bonfires within the university campus

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Bayelsa Inside Niger Delta National News

IJAW YOUTHS BACKS FG’S POLICY ON MODULAR REFINERIES

The leadership of Ijaw Youth Council IYC worldwide, have thrown their weight behind the Federal Government’s policy on modular refinery, saying it will help address the environmental challenges posed by local refineries in  the region. President of IYC worldwide, Eric Omare, stated this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, while briefing newsmen on the state of the

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Life & Living National News

MENINGITIS: AKWA IBOM GOVT ON RED ALERT

The Akwa Ibom Government says it has placed medical and health works on red alert to forestall any possible outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in the state. The State Epidemiologist, Dr Aniekeme Uwah, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo on Thursday. He said that government had urged surveillance

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Akwa Ibom National News

EDWIN CLARK URGES MOBIL TO RELOCATE TO EKET

A foremost leader of the Niger Delta region, Chief Edwin Clark has reiterated the need for Mobil Producing to relocate its headquarters to Eket in Akwa Ibom state, saying it is very cruel and unfair for the company to continue operating from Lagos. Clark who spoke at the General Assembly of Pan Niger Forum, PANDEF

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Bayelsa National News

GOV DICKSON EXPLAINS BAYELSA EDUCATION DEVT LEVY ‎

Bayelsa State governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has explained reasons why his administration conceived the Education Development Levy with compulsory contribution by key stakeholders in the state. According to Governor Dickson, though the state has invested heavily in the provision of needed infrastructures in various parts of the state, the education development levy is expected to

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National News

LOCAL REFINERIES IN N-DELTA TO REFINE 1,000 BARRELS OF OIL PER DAY —NNPC

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, has thrown light on the modular refineries the Federal Government is planning for the Niger Delta region. Mr. Maikanti, at the 53rd International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, NMGS, in Abuja, said that the government will organize the

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National News

DON’T SPLIT N-DELTA, UGOLOR, ACTIVIST WARNS ASARI DOKUBO

Executive director, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ,, Benin City, Edo State, Rev David Ugolor, has lashed out at the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, over his recent statement that Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, should stop his bridge-building visits to the Niger Delta, saying he should

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National News

Stop visiting Ijaw land-Asari Dokubo warns Osinbajo

The oil belongs to us; it does not belong to Nigeria. Ijaw oil belongs to us. If Itsekiri say their oil belongs to Nigeria, that is their business and if Urhobo say same of their oil, that is also their business and same applies to others. But we, Ijaw, are saying that Ijaw oil belongs

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National News

TOMPOLO AT 46: CLARK, OKOWA, OTUARO TO GRACE OCASSION

Preparations are at top gear to mark the 46th birthday of High Chief Govermemt Oweizide Ekpemepolo alias Tompolo, as official T-shirt for the event was unveiled yesterday 31st March, 2017 in Warri by Chief God’spower Gbenekama, the Ibe-Benemowei of Gbaramatu kingdom. The event scheduled to commence 12th April, 2017 with an inaugural lecture, with the

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Delta News

ITSEKIRIS PROTEST, DECRY MARGINALIZATION IN NDDC

A coalition of Itsekiri social groups; the Itsekiri Coalition Movement (ICM), has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) a 21-day ultimatum to commence attending to its list of demands, bordering on issues of development and marginalization, or face the wrath of Itsekiri nation.The group, which led a crowd of angry protesters to the Warri

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CURRENT INC TENURE HAS EXPIRED-CHAIRMEN OF FOUR CHAPTERS

...Pioneer scribe calls for constitution of electoral committee

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News Politics

HON. BEBENIMIBO TO BURUTU PEOPLE: WAKE UP FROM YOUR BED OF CONFLICT, CHAOS

The people of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta state have been called upon to wake up from the bed of conflict and chaos they have so long laid and give room for change that would affect their life positively. Hon. Ebimaye Bebenimibo, an aspirant into Delta State House of Assembly, Burutu North, in the forthcoming

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DIRECTIVE TO RELOCATE OIL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERS TO NIGER DELTA: GROUP COMMENDS FG

Niger Delta ex-agitators, under the aegis of Niger Delta Development Movement, NDDM, has commended the Federal Government for directing oil multinationals to relocate their headquarters to the Niger Delta region, adding that the directive would facilitate development in the oil-rich region. Paul Tamarau-Epumokumo Toruwei, president of the group, while giving this commendation on behalf of

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I WILL PROVIDE FREE MEAL FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS, BURSARY, SCHOLARSHIP – BURUTU NORTH ASPIRANT

“By the grace of God if elected I will sponsor educational award debate, sponsor bill on compulsory state primary school meal to nurture and nourish our primary and junior school feeding, provide scholarship and bursary in Burutu North Constituency, establish and fund a cooperative for all women in Burutu North constituency and finally to provide

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Bayelsa News

SEA PIRACY: POLICE, TRADITIONAL RULERS COMMENDS BAYELSA COUNCIL BOSS FOR SECURITY TOWER

Traditional Rulers and the authorities of the Bayelsa State Po­lice Command have com­mended the Chairman of the Brass Local Government Council, Hon. Bello Bina over the decision to embark on the construction of a twin security tower to tackle sea piracy. The Police authorities through the State Commis­sioner, Asuquo Mba de­scribed the construction of the

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National News

N’DELTA AMNESTY PROGRAMME: EX-MILITANTS LAMENT POOR FUNDING, DELAY IN PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCES

The Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme was introduced by the late former President Umaru Yar’Adua for the Niger Delta militants who were in the creeks, disrupting and vandalizing oil installations. Although some of them have benefited and are still benefiting from the programme which the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has equally embraced, some of

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Delta News

NIGER DELTA: KENYANGBENE COMMUNITY ELECTIONS TO HOLD APRIL 8

Oil-rich Keyangbene community in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta has announced April, 8, 2017 for the conduct of community election. Briefing newsmen, the Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr. Derick Ojogun, said, indigenes who are interested should obtain their forms from the Electoral Board starting from March 27th to April 3rd, 2017.

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Business News

MODULAR REFINERY: INVESTORS SEEK PARTNERSHIP WITH GBARAMATU COMMUNITIES

...Monarch assures security, cooperation OPOROZA—Aimed at harnessing the abundant natural resources in Gbaramatu kingdom, President, Missouri American Energy, Mr. Henry Iwenofy in a visit to the kingdom on 27th March, shown interest in building a modular refinery in the kingdom, with a promise to partnering with the youths in utilizing the natural deposits to bettering

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National News

IJAW NATION CELEBRATE ISAAC BORO’S LAWYER AT 100

Ijaw Monitoring Group has described Pa GKJ Amachree, the lawyer of late Ijaw hero, Isaac Boro, during his treasonable felony trial, as a Nigerian patriot and an African giant who was the first Nigerian Under Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) during the early days of the United Nations. In a tribute by Mr. Joseph

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NIGER DELTA: LOCAL REFINERS TO BE SHAREHOLDERS OF MODULAR REFINERIES

Details of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Vision for oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta, is emerging as an idea is now being worked out to explore how some of the local refiners and the local communities in the region can become shareholders in the proposed Modular refineries concept of the Federal Government, presidency sources

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