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Delta cautions tricycle association on cases of theft, proposes streamlining of union

Delta State Government has on Saturday issued a warning to the State Chapter of Tricycle/Motorcycle Association.

Court convicts ex-Access Bank staff for N9 million fraud

Justice T.B. Adegoke of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has fixed November 30, 2020 for sentencing of Onus Osagie Amahian, a former staff of Access Bank who was prosecuted on a 25-count charge bordering on forgery and making false entry into Delta State Government payroll by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Lagos State Athletics Association will hold a one-day refresher course-seminar for coaches in Lagos state today at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

Nigeria begins athletes’ camping for Tokyo 2020

Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced that it has made arrangements to commence national camping of its athletes and officials in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games taking place in 2021.
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#EndSARS: Burnt court complex in Delta to gulp N100 million – official

Delta State government says the reconstruction of the burnt State High Court complex, Asaba during the #EndSARS protest would gulp over N100 million.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON: Why we can’t implement new minimum wage for Delta council workers

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Delta State chapter has explained why it has not been able to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 for workers at the local councils and primary school teachers.
Executive Director, African Network for the Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor, has said the controversial Water Resources Bill had nothing to do with tribe or religion.

ANEEJ: Nigeria to get fresh £60 million loot from UK

The Executive Director of African Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), David Ugolor, yesterday, said that the Nigerian government is set to receive a fresh whooping sum of £60 million from the United Kingdom as part of the money starched by the former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori.
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.

SERAP wins round one in battle to compel Delta governor, UBEC to account for...

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing details of how Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds are disbursed and spent by the Delta State Government may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and UBEC to publish spending details of the funds collected for primary schools in the state, and the locations of projects carried out between 2015 and 2019.
Dr Mordi Ononye, the State Commissioner for Health, announced that 78-year-old victim died in the early hours of Wednesday, at the Warri Central Hospital.

Delta government unravels cause of ‘strange’ deaths

Delta State Government, Friday, said it has unravelled the cause of deaths of over 30 youths in Ute-Okpu, Ute-Erumu and Idumesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of the State, saying the deaths were caused by yellow fever.

Unknown disease kills 15 in Delta communities

Not less than 15 persons have been killed by an unknown disease in Ute Okpu and Idumesa communities in Ika North-East Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State.

Ex-President Jonathan: JP Clark used his works as tool for nation building

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has described the renowned poet and playwright, Professor John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo who died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, as a Nigerian who used his literary works as a tool for nation building and national reconciliation.
Residents of Agbarha-Otor, the country home of the former first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, were sacked from their homes on Sunday by rampaging flooding after a persistent downpour.

Flood sacks residents of former Delta governor’s community

Residents of Agbarha-Otor, the country home of the former first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, were sacked from their homes on Sunday by rampaging flooding after a persistent downpour.

NMA: Soldiers force doctor to swim in muddy water for ‘violating curfew’

In enforcing the 48-hour curfew imposed by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to stem the activities of hoodlums in the state, some soldiers on Saturday reportedly forced a medical doctor, Raphael Onyemekehia, to swim in a pool of muddy water along the Effurun-Warri Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
Former Minister of State for Education, Mr. Kenneth Gbagi, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of 2023 in Delta state, saying it is not too early to start preparing for the contest.

Ex-minister sympathises with Ughelli-South flood victims

Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has sympathised with flood victims displaced from their homes in several communities of Ughelli-South Local Government Area in Delta State.
Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons.

#EndSARS: Soldiers on 24-hour surveillance at Warri prisons

Following yesterday’s failed attempted jail break at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons, a detachment of soldiers from Sector 1 Command of ‘Operations Delta Safe’, have been stationed at strategic points within the facility vicinity.

Delta Assembly organises five-day workshop for committee members

A five-day workshop for members of the Public Accounts Committee of the Delta State House of Assembly has opened in Asaba, with a charge on participants to take advantage of the training to add value and increase their efficiency.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor calls for viable healthcare financing in all states

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called for the adoption and implementation of a viable and sustainable healthcare financing programme for states in the country.

UK moves to confiscate $39 million from James Ibori’s lawyer

The UK government on Thursday began moves to confiscate about $39 million from Bhadresh Gohil, a legal counsel to convicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori.

41 Delta teachers demoted, barred from exams supervision over WASSCE malpractice

Sanctions have been visited on 41 teachers by Delta State government over examination malpractice perpetrated during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

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Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

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Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

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INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

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