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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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Shettima Reiterates President Tinubu’s Commitment to Niger Delta’s Development

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Wednesday, November 8, reiterated President Bola Tinubu’s commitment towards the overall development of the Niger Delta as well as other parts of the country. Shettima, who represented President Tinubu at the grand finale of the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, ahead of Saturday’s election, noted

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INEC Complies with Court Order, Includes APC’s Timipre Sylva in Bayelsa Gubernatorial Candidates List

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has added the name of Timipre Sylva to the list of candidates contesting the Bayelsa governorship election. INEC had on June 9, published the final list of candidates contesting the off-cycle poll in Bayelsa, including Sylva, a former governor of the state. But on October 10, the federal high

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Niger Delta Traditional Rulers Reiterate Strong Backing for PAP Administrator, Maj-Gen Barry Ndiomu

Traditional rulers in the Niger Delta, operating under the umbrella of the Ijaw Traditional Rulers Forum in Delta State, have reaffirmed their unwavering support for the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj-Gen Barry Ndiomu (rtd). Led by His Royal Majesty, Elder (Capt.) Dr. King Joseph I. Timiyan, Agbonu, Torububor 1, the Chairman

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Benikrukru Community Chairman, Joel Tonjoh, Presents One-Year Stewardship Report

Oil-rich Benikrukru Community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, convened an Extraordinary General Meeting on Thursday, November 2, 2023. The event marked the first general meeting since the inauguration of the community executive council. At this gathering, Comrade Joel Tonjoh, the Chairman of Benikrukru Community, presented a comprehensive account of the council’s first-year stewardship. Meeting Highlights:

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BREAKING: Appeal Court Verdict Confirms Francis Waive’s Election Victory

The Court of Appeal in Lagos, on Wednesday morming has upheld the victory of Rt (Hon) Rev Francis Ejiroghene Waive as the Honorable member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South, and Udu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The ruling reaffirms his victory in the February 25th, 2023 elections. Honorable Waive, in a statement expressing

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Clark Warns Against Plot to Impeach Rivers State Governor – Urges President Tinubu to Intervene

Chief Edwin Clark, an elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has raised concerns over a political plot allegedly orchestrated by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to impeach Rivers State Governor, Sam Fubara. Clark on Monday in a statement suggests that Wike’s intentions revolve around pressuring

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Governor Fubara Challenges Accusers: Reveal My Offense to Rivers People

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has strongly refuted any allegations of wrongdoing that would warrant an impeachment process by the Rivers State House of Assembly. “Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment,” the governor declared while addressing his supporters at the Assembly

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Battle of Surveillance: How oil thieves installed CCTV cameras on trees to outsmart security operatives in N-Delta

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has disclosed that crude oil thieves have resorted to a new tactic of installing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on trees to evade security operatives. According to a statement from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) in Abuja on Tuesday, there were 149 recorded incidents of crude theft across

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Tantita Security Applauds Dedicated Team for Combating Oil Theft in Nigeria

Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, has extended its heartfelt appreciation to its devoted team for their ceaseless efforts in the ongoing battle against oil theft, a mission pivotal to Nigeria’s oil production and the environment’s welfare. Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited is a private company, founded by former Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta

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BREAKING: Gbaramatu Youth Council Announces General Meeting to Kickstart Electoral Process

The President of the Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC) Worldwide, Comrade Shadrach Ebikeme, has called for a general meeting to initiate the electoral process within the organization. This announcement follows recent discussions and concerns raised regarding the tenure of the current leadership. The general meeting is scheduled to take place in Kokodiagbene community on Tuesday, October

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INEC Removes Timipre Sylva from Bayelsa Governorship Candidates List

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the amended lists of candidates for Bayelsa and Imo States governorship elections. According to the amended list uploaded on the commission’s website on Tuesday, the names of Timipre Sylva and his running mate, Joshua Maciver of the All Progressives Congress were not included in the Bayelsa State election.

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Opposition Grows Over Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC) Tenure Extension

Stakeholders from Kurutie, Kunukunuma, Kantu, and Pepperama Zone in the Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC) have expressed strong opposition to the recent extension of Comrade Shadrach Ebikeme’s executive tenure. The decision to extend their term was made recently during an emergency meeting held at Casa De Pedro Annex, Warri, despite the official expiration of their term

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BREAKING: Karinade Donyegha Named GbaramatuVoice’s 2023 Most Outstanding Intern

Ms. Karinade Donyegha, a dedicated 400-level Mass Communication student at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State, has achieved a remarkable feat by being honored as the Most Outstanding Intern of 2023 by GbaramatuVoice. This prestigious recognition was unveiled during a heartwarming Send Forth Party for our outgoing interns on Friday, with Mr. Jacob Abai,

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BREAKING: Shadrach Ebikeme to lead Gbaramatu Youth Council for additional 18 months

The Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC) Worldwide, under the leadership of Comrade Shadrach Onitsha Ebikeme, has been granted an 18-month tenure extension. This extension allows the current leadership to continue overseeing the youth affairs in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State. The decision came following an emergency meeting of stakeholders and youth

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