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Civil servant jailed for employing daughter

A Delta State High Court sitting in Ozoro, has sentenced a former Education Secretary of Bomadi Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Abayomi Kelekumor, to five years imprisonment for employing his daughter, Miss Preye Tom, into the service of the organisation.

Governor Okowa: I want to be remembered for developing riverine communities

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has assured riverine communities that they would enjoy special attention during his tenure, saying he would want to be remembered as a governor in the state who gave adequate attention to riverine communities.

Shell: We’re still operational in Delta

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has denied the claim that it has shut down its operations in the Warri area, stating that contrary to the speculation, the company still has some major business investment in Delta State.

Nigerian Army hands over seized tugboat, barge to EFCC

The Nigerian Army on Thursday handed over a tugboat and a barge, allegedly seized from oil thieves, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Delta.ss

Suspected armed robbers stab, throw business woman into river

A gang of suspected armed robbers at the weekend attacked a business woman around Ekrejeta in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Mobile policeman kills soldier in Delta community

A disagreement between a soldier and a mobile policeman, has led to the death of the unidentified soldier in Odimodi, Burutu council area of Delta state.

Delta council chief’s police orderly shoots motorist dead

The Burutu local council chairman, Godknows Angele, yesterday, confirmed the death of a motorist, who was allegedly shot dead by a Mobile policeman from the state Government House, Asaba, attached to him.

Delta govt approves 10,000 housing units for civil servants

Determined to alleviate the housing challenges facing civil servants in the state, the Delta State Government has approved the construction of 10,000 housing units for civil servants.

Paul Boroh advises ex-militants against selling empowerment tools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), has advised ex-militants, who have undergone various training under the programme, to desist from selling their empowerment tools.

Advocates of cattle colony enemies of the state – Delta lawmaker

A member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Daniel Yingi, has described advocates of cattle colony as enemies of the state, saying that their thoughts and actions are capable of causing crisis and disharmony among Nigerians.

JTF kills arrested militant Karowei, others in Bayelsa

The Joint Task Force, JTF Operation Delta Safe on Friday, January 12 says the arrested militant leader, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo also known as ‘Karowei’ and some of his criminal gang died this morning during an exchange of gun fire with troops at Bolu Ndoro forest in Bayelsa State.

Wanted Niger Delta militant Karowei surrenders

The wanted kidnapper, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, aka, Karowei, who have been terrorising some local government areas in Bayelsa and Delta states was captured this Thursday morning by soldiers attached to "Operation Delta Safe".

APC kicks as PDP sweeps Delta council poll

Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) on Sunday announced results in 22 out of the 25 local government areas in Saturday council poll with the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winning all seats.

President Buhari’s position on restructuring disappointing – Edwin Clark

The Convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has faulted the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the ongoing agitations for restructuring of the country.

Delta Ijaw APC leaders fault alleged disparity in federal appointments

The leadership of Delta Ijaw All Progressive Congress (APC) has lamented the shortchanging of their people in the political appointment by the federal government and demanded for the immediate correction of the selective lopsidedness in the interest of the Ijaw nation.

President Buhari didn’t address Nigerians in New Year speech – Edwin Clark

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has expressed disappointment with the New Year address of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying President Buhari failed to speak on topical issues affecting Nigerians.

Kidnappers shot dead missionary after he sang Amazing Grace – hostages

A British optician kidnapped in Nigeria was murdered after playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on guitar to cheer up his fellow captives.

JTF launches manhunt for kingpin of four Britons’ kidnappers in Delta

The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), has launched a manhunt for the leader of a kidnap gang identified as Karowei Gbakumor in Delta State.

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