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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.
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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.
The Commissioner for Higher Education, Patrick Muoboghare, made the clarification on Thursday in Asaba while briefing journalists on the government’s preparedness for tertiary institutions in the state to reopen for academic activities.

Delta tertiary institutions to reopen October 2 – official

The Delta State Government says tertiary institutions in the state are free to reopen between now and October 2, depending on the school’s arrangements to ensure safety of their students.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta tertiary institutions to reopen October 2

Delta State Government has confirmed that academic activities will return to tertiary institutions across the state on October 2, 2020, following months of closure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Delta: We have made progress in fight against pandemic

Delta State Government said it has made reasonable progress in the fight against the ravaging coronavirus, announcing the reopening of cinemas, film Houses, eateries and hotel restaurants in the State.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who made the clarification in a statement, said Warri residents did not confront security operatives, let alone killing soldiers, saying the videos were “concocted and therefore, fake”.

Delta does not produce, export political thugs – commissioner

State Commissioner for Information, Charles Ani­agwu, disclosed on Monday in Asaba while reacting to allegations by All Progres­sive Congress (APC), Edo State chapter, that Gover­nor Ifeanyi Okowa of Del­ta State imported political thugs to Edo State last week when he joined the political campaigns of his counter­part in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Delta Commissioner Bureau for Special Duties, Omamofe Pirah, who stated this in Asaba while presenting relief assistance to disaster victims from the 25 local government areas.

Delta vows to sustain intervention for disaster victims

Delta State Government has reiterated its determination to sustain its intervention in the plights of disaster victims in the state.

Gombe commissioner, others react to death of ex-NAN Boss

Alhaji Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe State Commissioner for Information has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing on of Malam Wada Maida, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.

Resumption: Fumigation does not kill coronavirus – private schools

National Vice President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, South-South, Dr. Akpeme Ochukwu, has faulted the compulsory fumigation of schools before resumption as directed by the state governments, stressing that it does not kill COVID-19.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private schools, eateries, others to benefit from Delta government’s tax waiver

Delta Government on Wednesday said Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the state would benefit from the tax waivers as measures to cushion the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their businesses.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delta government reunites 15-year-old girl tricked into prostitution with family in Akwa Ibom

The Delta Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development has returned a 15-year-old Akwa-Ibom State girl to reunite with her family after being trafficked to the State for child prostitution.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delta to cut political appointees, workers’ salaries effective from July

Following the dwindling global economy occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, the Delta State Government, weekend, said there would be a review of the salary of political appointees and workers on salary grade level 7 and above for six months with effect from July 2020.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Delta, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa did not at any time direct members of government and civil servants to undergo the COVID-19 test.

Delta PDP urges APC to halt attacks on Governor Okowa

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State have been urged to halt all attacks on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the temporary slashing of workers’ salaries in the state.

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Some youth agitating for a Yoruba nation have stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, calling for the breakaway of the ethnic group from Nigeria.

Pro-Yoruba nation protesters ground activities in Osun

Some youth agitating for a Yoruba nation have stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, calling for the breakaway of the ethnic group from Nigeria.
Ọmọ Eko Pataki, an association of Lagos indigenes, has called on Lagos State’s Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that the vacant position of Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) went to an indigene.

Indigenes want Lagosian appointed Lagos university vice chancellor

Ọmọ Eko Pataki, an association of Lagos indigenes, has called on Lagos State’s Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that the vacant position of Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) went to an indigene.

Two killed as OPC, hoodlums clash in Osun

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

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INEC establishes 2,239 additional polling units in Delta

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