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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 youths ask President Buhari to compel Governor Okowa to account for N2 trillion...

Concerned youths drawn from the five oil and gas producing communities of Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko and Ndokwa have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to compel Delta State government to account for over N2 trillion collected as 13 per cent derivation from 2015 till date.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court urged to restrain Nigerian government on £4.2 million James Ibori loot

The President, League of Ndokwa Professionals (LNP), Chief Tony Amechi and Legal Adviser, Evans Ufeli, on behalf of the people of Delta State, are challenging the Federal Government’s plan to deploy the funds to projects outside Delta.

Delta: APC a party of illiterate, disrespectful drifters – PDP

The Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has labelled the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, as a party of rude, disrespectful, illiterate drifters, especially its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Imonina, for describing distinguished Nigerian Governors who were invited to Commission projects in Delta State recently, as “Hangers on”.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Urhobo leaders storm AGF office over £4.2 million returned loot

Leaders of Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, on Friday, stormed the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to protest the decision of the Federal Government to expend the £4.2million loot that was recently returned from the United Kingdom, on projects outside Delta State.

Ex-Delta speaker: James Ibori unfairly treated in £4.2 million controversy

Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt, Hon Olisa Imegwu, has said that former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, was insincerely treated in the 4.2 million pounds affair between the United Kingdom and Nigeria governments.
Delta State Government on Friday commenced the vaccination of its citizens against COVID-19, with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith and members of the state’s Executive Council taking their turns.

Delta begins coronavirus vaccination as governor, wife receive first jabs

Delta State Government on Friday commenced the vaccination of its citizens against COVID-19, with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith and members of the state’s Executive Council taking their turns.
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.

Delta governor to inaugurate Ovwor-Effurun-Otor bridge

This was disclosed yesterday by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu shortly after inspecting the project at Effurun-Otor. Aniagwu also inspected the rehabilitation of Otu-Jeremi-Okwagbe Road and the Construction of Okwagbe-Otutuama-Esaba Road Phase 1 in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing newsmen in Government House, Asaba.

Delta receives 85,700 doses of coronavirus vaccine

Delta Government has received the first batch of 85,700 doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca, Coronavirus (COVID-19), vaccine.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

£4.2 million belongs to Delta state government

The decision of the Federal Government to convert the recovered sum of $4.2 million belonging to the Delta State Government cannot be justified under local and international law. In fact, the controversy surrounding the disbursement of the fund is totally unnecessary having regards to the precedent that has been established in the country.
Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori has said that the people of Urhobo respect the zoning formular operational in the state and are solidly behind Gov. Ifeanyi OKowa till 2023.

James Ibori loot: Delta government to challenge federal government in supreme court

Delta State government has indicated its readiness to challenge the federal government’s plan to spend the £4.2 million recently recovered from former governor James Ibori in the Supreme Court.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps urges federal government to halt appropriation, disbursement of £4.2 million recovered...

The House of Representatives at plenary Wednesday, urged the Federal Ministry of Finance to stop further appropriation or disbursement of the recovered £4.2 million which was looted by former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, pending the final determination of the matter by the House.
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.

Delta government heads to Supreme Court to reclaim £4.2 million James Ibori loot

The Delta State Government says it will challenge federal government’s plan to deploy the recently returned £4.2 million (around N2.2 billion) recovered from former governor, James Ibori, at the Supreme Court.

Keeping Schools Safe In the North

On April 14, 2014, 276 Nigerian female students of the Chibok Girls Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. It was a very disturbing moment for Nigeria and the rest of the world. Most of the abducted girls were Christians.

Delta governor: The gains of concessioning Asaba airport

The International lounge of the Asaba International Airport hosted prominent Deltans, top Government functionaries and investors Tuesday as the Airport was concessioned to a master concessionaire (FIDC-Menzies Consortium, now incorporated as Asaba Airport Company Limited) and sub-concessionaires of technical partners with a designated area of investment for 30 years by the State Government after five years of rigorous and painstaking exercise.
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UNICEF partners Delta in renewed fight against malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has restated its commitment and support for the Delta State Government in the renewed effort to flatten the curve for malnutrition in the state, particularly through supplementary and improved dietary provisions for adolescents in the state.

Delta government concessions Asaba airport

Delta State Government, Tuesday, signed concession agreement Asaba Airport Company Limited for the concession of the Asaba International Airport for a period of 30 years, exempting the concessionaire from payment of tax for five years.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the warning at a news conference in Asaba.

Delta government to revoke undeveloped land allocations

The Delta State Government on Monday gave owners of lands acquired from it in urban areas for over two years, three months to develop such lands or risk the revocation of the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O).
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta partners World Bank to rescue small businesses

The Delta State Government is partnering the World Bank under the aegis of the Delta Cares Programme (DCP) as part of its efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 on small scale businesses in the state.

Delta to upgrade Asaba airport – official

The Delta State Government on Friday said it was making plans to upgrade the Asaba International Airport to a category 9 Airport to enable it to receive bigger planes.

Delta imposes fresh curfew to check coronavirus resurgence

Worried by the rising incidence of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Delta Government, Friday imposed a fresh curfew in the state taking immediate effect as part of measures to check resurgence of the ravaging pandemic.
The Commissioner for Higher Education, Patrick Muoboghare, told journalists, on Wednesday, in Asaba, that the universities would provide quality education.

Delta government pays over N800 million monthly to staff in six tertiary institutions –...

The Delta State government says it spends more than N800 million monthly to pay salaries of six tertiary institutions, including polytechnics and colleges of education.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta government gives reasons for establishing three new varsities

The bill seeks the upgrade of the College of Education, Agbor to Delta State University of Education, Agbor; Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro and Delta State University, Anwai Campus, to Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai-Asaba.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Teen stabs man to death over phone in Adamawa

A teenager stabbed to death his 21-year-old friend said to have stolen his N55,000 mobile phone, police in Adamawa said.
Obiageli Ezekwesili.

Ex-minister: It’s time to convoke sovereign national conference

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately convoke a Sovereign National Conference to address the numerous problems facing the nation.

NULGE to occupy homes of lawmakers supporting bill to scrap LGAs

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) is planning a protest to occupy the country homes of all federal lawmakers in support of a bill calling for the scrapping of local government councils.
Chelsea have defeated Manchester City in the semi-final of the English FA Cup played at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.

Chelsea beat Manchester City to reach FA Cup final

Chelsea have defeated Manchester City in the semi-final of the English FA Cup played at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.
West Ham manager David Moyes has moved to allay fears Jesse Lingard picked up an injury in the defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.

West Ham boss allays fears of serious Jesse Lingard injury after substitution

West Ham manager David Moyes has moved to allay fears Jesse Lingard picked up an injury in the defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.

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The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies planned attacks on banks in South-East

Security agencies have denied claims by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that the Department of State Services (DSS) planned to sponsor attacks on banks in the South-East region.

PACN: Report of liquidity issues in Wema Bank never from us

PanAfrican Capital Holdings Limited, PACN, has stated that recent media reports to the effect that liquidity crisis had hit one of the nation’s oldest banks, Wema Bank did not in any way represent its position or from them.

Two people shot, one dead, outside hospital in Paris – reports

The incident happened in front of the Henry Dunant hospital in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital, and the attacker fled on a motorcycle, a police source told Reuters news agency.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

President Buhari returns to Nigeria from London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after spending about two weeks in London for ‘medical checkup’ and ‘rest.’
Kelechi Nwakali ended his lifelong wait for Alcorcon in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Real Oviedo.

Spanish Segunda: Kelechi Nwakali scores again as Alcorcon boost survival chance after away win

Kelechi Nwakali got on the score sheet again as he helped Alcorcon boost their survival chance with a 3-1 win at Lugo, in the Spanish second division on Saturday.