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Delta 2023: Ijaw agenda is superior to individual interests – grou

As the politicians in Delta State strategise over who will succeed the incumbent governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta Ijaw 2023 Governorship Advocacy Group (DIGAG) has said that the decision of the ethnic nationality to produce the next governor remains sacrosanct.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

James Ibori loot: Delta asks federal government to return recovered fund to state

Delta State Government on Tuesday reacted to receipt by the Nigerian government of the £4.2 million first tranche of the Ibori loot from the goverment of the United Kingdom.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor hailed for non-interference in INC polls

The newly president of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof Benjamin Ogele Okaba, has commended Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri for non-interference in the just concluded election for national offices of the INC, held over the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

Security guards caught vandalising installations at Warri refinery

The police in Delta State on Thursday said three persons have been arrested for allegedly vandalising armored cables and other electrical installations at the Warri Refinery and Petro-Chemical Company in the state.
Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio made this known when he briefed State House correspondents, at the end of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chamber, Abuja, on Wednesday.

FEC approves N500 million variation for road project in Delta

Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio made this known when he briefed State House correspondents, at the end of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Council Chamber, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Chairman, PDP Delta State, Chief. Kingsley Esiso (left) presenting the Party’s Flag to the Warri South Local Government Chairmanship candidate in the forthcoming Local Government elections, Dr. Michael Tidi (middle) and his vice,Hon. (Mrs) Ann-Divine Iniovosa in Asaba.

Delta council polls: PDP presents flags to chairmanship candidates

The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday presented flags to its chairmanship candidates and their deputies in the 25 local government areas for the March 6, 2021 council elections in the state.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta chief judge constitutes coronavirus mobile courts

The Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro, has constituted mobile courts in the three senatorial districts of the state to enforce the COVID-19 protocols in order to contain the spread of the virus .
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor urged to include Ijaw in university upgrade

A former national president, Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, and Niger-Delta activist, Dr Chris Ekiyor, has implored Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to revisit his plan to upgrade some academic institutions in parts of the state to university status by including Ijaw in the initiative.
Catholic Bishop, Most Rev. Hyacinth Egbebo, has tasked Nigerians to live right to redeem the country’s bastardized image that has been a subject of harassment and stumbling block to well-meaning citizens abroad.

Bishop Egbebo: Nigerians must live right to redeem nation’s bastardized name

Catholic Bishop, Most Rev. Hyacinth Egbebo, has tasked Nigerians to live right to redeem the country’s bastardized image that has been a subject of harassment and stumbling block to well-meaning citizens abroad.
Nicholas Ebomo Mutu

Delta 2023: It’s too early to start political campaigns – Rep. Mutu

A member of House of Representatives from Delta State, Hon. Nicholas Mutu, has urged politicians especially appointees of the government in the state to stop falling heads over on who succeeds Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
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Delta community leader abducted by gunmen

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, last night, abducted Mr Henry Gomeromo, CDC chairman, Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi local government area of Delta state.
The Pere of Kerebiri-Mein kingdom, Bomadi local government area of Delta State, HRM Godspower Oporomo, has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to resuscitate the abandoned Bomadi Polytechnic project as well as fulfil his long promise to link the kingdom to the national grid.

Monarch appeals to Delta government over abandoned poly, electricity project

The royal father, who made the appeal, weekend, on the occasion of his 4th Coronation Anniversary in Bomadi, the kingdom’s seat of power and headquarters of the council area expressed displeasure over what he termed complete denial of communities in the kingdom of appreciable political appointments in the state.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta government releases funds to support flood victims

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

NDDC: Ijaw Youth leader calls for collaboration for developement of Niger Delta

A frontline Niger Delta and Ijaw youth leader, Ambassador Kingsley Muturu, has called for collaboration by political leaders and ex-agitators in the region to enable accelerated development in the region by the federal government.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: Governor Okowa’s aide commends South South governors over Godwin Obaseki’s victory

Special Adviser to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth, Comrade Moses Amatu, has commended the South-South Governors’ Forum for their efforts made towards Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s re-election in Edo state.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.

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Cross River North: Senator Odey floors Joe Agi at election tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar Friday, upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Stephen Odey, in the Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrests six for smuggling adulterated diesel in polythene bags

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday paraded six suspects who smuggled 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel contained in 750 giant polythene bags, which were carefully concealed among sacks of sawdust to deceive security operatives. The seized product has an estimated value of N21,920 million.
Staff of department of fish studies at the National Museum of Kenya on Nov. 19, 2001, display a coelacanth fish weighing 77 kilograms and measuring 1.7 metres caught by Kenyan fishermen at the coastal town of Malindi in April 2001. REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

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Athletics - IAAF Diamond League - Golden Gala - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 31, 2018 Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates winning the Men's long jump REUTERS/Tony Gentile

South African long jumper gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation

Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga is set to miss the Tokyo Games after being banned for four years for a second anti-doping rule violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country’s biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.

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Imo courts yet to resume sittings after suspension of judiciary workers’ strike

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Delta PDP inaugurates peace committee over Isoko chapter crisis

Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have yesterday inaugurated a Peace and Reconciliation Committee to address the lingering crisis that has disrupted the smooth operations of the Party in Isoko North Local Government Area (LGA).
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Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

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