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Top Ijaw Monarch, Pere Of Seimbiri, Joins Ancestors

A prominent Ijaw traditional ruler in Delta State, HRM Charles Ayemi-Botu, the Pere of Seimbiri Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area, has peacefully joined his ancestors. The official announcement of the monarch’s passing was made by Chief Alexander Ebisine, the spokesman of Seimbiri Traditional Council, during a meeting at Okpokunou, the traditional headquarters of Seimbiri

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BREAKING: Rivers Assembly in Turmoil as Edison Ehie Announces Sudden Resignation

Rt Hon Edison Ehie has resigned as a member representing Ahoada East in the Rivers State House of Assembly and also the speaker of a group of lawmakers. His formal resignation letter, dated 29th December 2023, was directed to Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While the lawmaker did not

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Awareness Soars as Niger Delta Unites Against Illicit Drugs

A Non-Violence campaign and a seminar promoting the rejection of drug abuse have been launched in Nigeria, aimed at raising awareness of the significant challenges posed by illicit drugs, particularly among the youths in the Niger Delta region. Rev. Oweikeme Johnny Peter initiated the “SAY NO TO DRUGS” campaign in Oporoza town, the headquarters of

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Davido to Headline Benikrukru Christmas Carnival in Gbaramatu Kingdom

Nigerian music sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is set to grace the Season 16 of the Benikrukru Christmas Carnival in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State on December 25. Anticipation is building for this star-studded event, promising a spectacular celebration featuring carnival parades, children’s games, the Miss Benikrukru

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Inter-communal crisis looms in Delta as Ijaw community calls on Gov Oborevwori to intervene

BOMADI—Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has been called upon to intervene, without any further delay, in the brewing inter-communal crisis between Ijaw-speaking Okoloba federated community in Bomadi council area and Urhobo-speaking Okuama community in Ughelli South council area in the riverine enclave of the state. Addressing newsmen at Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi local government

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Rivers State Political Crisis Resolved: Key Agreements Reached After High-Level Meeting

After weeks of tumultuous political upheaval in Rivers State, a breakthrough was achieved on Monday as Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, sealed a historic truce following deliberations with President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Villa in Abuja. The meeting, attended by notable figures such as Vice President Kashim Shettima and Chief of

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THANKSGIVING FIESTA IN MERCY CITY: Overflow of Joy as Believers Bring Goat, Yam, Rice, Plantains, and Plenty Gifts to Celebrate God’s Blessings

For inside Effurun, Delta State today, the electrifying vibes for Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry International set the stage for one ogbonge Thanksgiving Paro. Believers show ground with joy and thanksgiving, carry better gifts like goats, yams, rice, plantains, noodles, fishes, chairs, wheelbarrows, and other plenty gifts as dem hail God for the plenty blessings wey

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Rivers Assembly Leadership Battle Settled: Court Backs Edison Ehie, Fubara’s Ally As Speaker

A High Court in Port Harcourt has affirmed Edison Ehie as the legitimate Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Edison Ehie, aligned with Governor Siminalayi Fubara, faced suspension and removal from his leadership position amid the Assembly’s crisis. The court has issued a restraining order against Martin Amaewhule and Dumle Maol, preventing them

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Joshua MacIver Mourns with Nigerian Oil Tycoon Matthew Tonlagha Over Sister’s Demise

Great Joshua MacIver, APC Deputy Governorship Candidate and Coordinator of Tantita Security Services Bayelsa State Operations, extends condolences to billionaire oil tycoon and Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, on the passing of his beloved elder sister, Madam Evelyn Ekomieyefa Tonlagha, affectionately known as Big Mama. Big Mama reportedly departed on Thursday, December

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Nigeria’s Power Woes Continue: National Electricity Grid Faces Another Collapse

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid experienced a system collapse on Monday. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed a system collapse in the national grid on Monday, as reported by Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager of Public Affairs at TCN. “The grid experienced a collapse today. Presently, it (supply)

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Tantita Security Challenges Navy Allegations Over Seized Crude Oil Vessel In Ondo Coastal Waters

Tantita Security Services Limited has countered the Nigerian Navy’s accusations concerning the recent seizure of a crude oil vessel in Ondo State’s coastal waters. The Navy had accused Tantita Security of engaging in illegal activities. Warredi Enisuoh, Tantita’s Executive Director of Operations and Technical, expressed disagreement with the Navy’s claims. According to the naval spokesman,

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President Tinubu Appoints Heineken Lokpobiri as Chairman of NCDMB

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, as the Chairman of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Aside Lokpobiri, other Nigerians appointed into the Board include Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe — Executive Secretary, Oritsemyiwa Eyesan — Member / EVP Upstream, NNPCL, Gbenga Komolafe — Member /

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IN PHOTOS: Devastation at Ogbe-Ijoh Market in Warri

Traders at the popular Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South LGA of Delta State are now reckoning with substantial losses, with goods worth millions of Naira consumed by the flames. The market was engulfed in a fierce fire on Tuesday night. During GbaramatuVoice’s visit to the market on Wednesday morning, affected traders were visibly distraught, some

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Billionaire Business Magnate Matthew Tonlagha Calls for Nationwide Spiritual Awakening

Billionaire businessman and Executive Director of Fenog Nigeria Limited, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, passionately called on Nigerians to embrace Jesus Christ as the paramount route to spiritual fulfillment. This impactful message was conveyed during the celebration of his wife, Esther’s birthday in Warri, Delta State on Wednesday. In a profound address, Mr. Tonlagha underscored the importance

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PENCIL OF PASSION: Favour Febaide’s Artistic Dream Comes True in Meeting Chief Promise Lawuru aka Ozigizaga

Favour Febaide, a gifted young Ijaw female artist, experienced the magical fulfillment of her dreams when she met Chief Promise Lawuru, also known as Ozigizaga, President of the Egbema Brotherhood. Ozigizaga himself experienced a unique and heartfelt moment when Favour presented a meticulously crafted pencil drawing dedicated to him. This historic meeting took place on

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Okerenkoko Community Challenges Itsekiri in Nigeria Maritime University Naming Dispute: Sends Strong Letter to President Tinubu

"Any attempt to rename our community Okerenkoko to one devious name called Okerenghigho will be resisted at all courses even if it will cause us the last drop of our blood."

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Delta Speaker’s Wife Extends Free Healthcare To Itsekiri Communities

The residents of Ogidigben and Ajudaibo communities in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, on Monday experienced excitement as Mrs. Timiebi Emomotimi Guwor, the wife of the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, extended free medical treatment through the Guwor Emomotimi Foundation (GEF). This healthcare initiative targeted elderly individuals, children,

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Amadaowei of Aduku Community for burial Friday

The late Paramount Ruler, His Royal Highness, Dr. (Engr.) Emmanuel Sezemor Emberru, Anyinma 1, Amadaowei Of Aduku Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, will be laid to rest on Friday, 1st December 2023. This funeral announcement was made available to GbaramatuVoice on Monday, revealing the passing of Amadaowei at the age of

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SUPREME COURT RULES: OLD AND NEW NAIRA NOTES TO REMAIN LEGAL TENDER INDEFINITELY

The Supreme Court yesterday laid to rest anxiety over the lifespan of the old 200, 500 and 1,000 naira notes. It granted the Federal Government’s request to allow the bills circulate indefinitely They shall continue to be in force with either the new or redesigned notes indefinitely, a seven-man panel of the apex court, headed

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JUST IN: President Tinubu Places Emphasis on Security, Job Creation, and Poverty Reduction, Unveils 2024 Budget Before NASS

President Bola Tinubu says Nigeria’s national defence and internal security, local job creation, macro-economic stability, investment environment optimization, human capital development, poverty reduction, and social security are some of the top priorities of the 2024 Budget of Renewed Hope. Addressing a joint session of the National Assembly on the 2024 Federal budget proposal on Wednesday

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NDDC to Illuminate Niger Delta Communities with Solar Streetlights

Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has announced an ambitious project to illuminate Niger Delta communities with solar-powered streetlights. He said more regional and legacy projects would be executed by the current board of the NDDC. Ogbuku spoke during a visit by members of the Movement for the

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I’m a full-blooded Ijaw man, Fubara Responds to Critics, Embraces History

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, asserts that Opobo people are integral to the Ijaw struggle, emphasizing his identity as a true Ijaw son. Fubara stated this when he met with the Regent and other representatives of Kalabari Se Kobiri at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday, Fubara dismissed insinuations in some quarters that labeled him

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Political Tensions Rise as Pro-Wike Faction Resumes Session in Rivers State House of Assembly

In a twist of events, the faction loyal to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), reconvened in the early hours of Tuesday at the Rivers State House of Assembly, barely 24 hours after the factional Speaker, Hon. Eddison Ehie, narrowly escaped an alleged assassination attempt. The move further intensifies the already

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Grand Celebration as Agadagba of Egbema Hosts Top Niger Delta Traditional Rulers at First Coronation Anniversary

The Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Amb. E. A Ubabiri (JP), Bini Pere IV, today played host to traditional rulers from across the Niger Delta and beyond in a grand celebration, commemorating the one-year anniversary of his coronation in the oil-rich Ogbudugbudu town, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State. The celebration,

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PICTORIAL: OONI OF IFE MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO PERE OF GBARAMATU

The Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba, hosted the Ooni of Ife, H.I.M, Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, in his palace in Oporoza town, the headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, on Wednesday. The Ooni arrived at the palace in Oporoza on Wednesday evening with his chiefs and dignitaries

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Agadagba of Egbema Set to Mark First Coronation Anniversary with Grand Celebrations

The Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Amb. E. A Ubabiri (JP), Bini Pere IV, in Edo and Delta States, is set to commemorate his first coronation anniversary with a two-day event. The festivities will kick off today, November 22 by 10am, at the Egbema Traditional Palace in Ajakurama community, Ovia South West Local

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Healthcare for All: Delta Speaker’s Wife Touches Lives with Free Medical Outreach in Gbaramatu Kingdom

Mrs. Timiebi Emomotimi Guwor, the wife of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, has extended her philanthropic efforts to the communities of Oporoza and Okerenkoko in Gbaramatu Kingdom. Over six hundred patients received the gift of free medical services on Tuesday, part of the ongoing healthcare initiative orchestrated by the Guwor Emomotimi Foundation.

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Ex-President Jonathan, Governors, Petroleum Minister grace the grand wedding of billionaire businessman, Fenog’s son in Delta (PHOTOS)

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience, on Saturday attended the wedding of Engr. Akpevwe Oghenejobo, the son of billionaire businessman, Engr. Augustine Efeturi Oghenejobo, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Fenog Group of Companies in Effurun, Delta State. Akpevwe Tied the Knot with his Beloved Andra at Godswill Mission Inc, Usiefrun in Udu Local

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Access Bank Under Fire as Customers Vent Frustration Over Extended Mobile App, USSD Downtime

Access Bank, a major player in the banking sector, is currently facing a barrage of criticism from customers who are expressing their frustration over an extended disruption in the bank’s mobile app and USSD services. The public outcry has gained momentum on social media platforms, notably on Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter), where dissatisfied customers

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First Phase Leaders Of Amnesty Programme Hails Ndiomu On Impactful Leadership

The leadership of the First Phase Forum of beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) have commended the Interim Administrator, Major-General Barry Ndiomu (rtd) for his excellent administration of the Programme. The leaders who gave the commendation recently while presenting an award to him for his sterling leadership qualities at the PAP Headquarters in Abuja,

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Timipre Sylva Alleges Harassment of APC Supporters, Security Bias in Bayelsa Governorship Election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11, 2023 governorship poll in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and security agents of harassing his supporters. Sylva spoke on Saturday after he cast his vote at Ward 4, Unit 4 in the Brass Local Government Area of

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan Urges National Assembly to Halt Off-Season Elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Urges National Assembly to End Off-Season Elections in Nigeria Jonathan stated this in an interview with newsmen after casting his vote in the ongoing governorship election in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, on Saturday. He said, “First, let me congratulate the three states that have elections today. Bayelsa State, Imo State, and Kogi

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Don’t engage in thuggery, violence Ndiomu tells ex-agitators

Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj-Gen Barry Ndiomu (rtd), has called on ex-agitators in states holding off cycle elections this weekend, to resist the temptation of being used as thugs to subvert the process. Rather, he urged them to go all out and vote according to their conscience and abide by the

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