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Delta government to revoke C-of-O of some landed properties in Asaba

The Delta State Government has said that it would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any landed property in the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate that is not used for the right purpose for which it was allocated.

James Ibori’s kinsmen rise in his defence over forfeited corruption assets

The Oghara Development Union, (ODU) Lagos Branch, has called on the Federal Government to insist that every single penny that has been forfeited by Chief James Onanefe Ibori’s associates in the London trial, be returned to Nigeria.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

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.

INEC: Senate, courts can’t create new constituencies

A constitutional crisis might be brewing between the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over a directive to it by the upper chamber to restore two state constituencies in Delta State in what appeared to be new boundary delineations.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senate okays restoration of Ethiope West constituency in Delta Assembly

The Senate yesterday approved the restoration of Ethiope West state constituency (1) in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State from the present Ethiope West state constituency.
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.

King Whiskey urges President Buhari to stop ‘dance of shame’ at NDDC

The Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, HRM Obukowho Monday Whiskey, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step in and halt the dance of shame at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by returning the regional interventionist agency to the Presidency.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege harps on unity, cohesion among the Urhobos

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has called on Urhobo people at home and in the Diaspora to promote unity and cohesion among themselves at all times.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops neutralise five bandits, rescue three women, children

Troops of Operation Hadanrin Daji have neutralised five bandits and rescued three women and their children in an encounter with bandits at Diskuru village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

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.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
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.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Delta APC crisis deepens over suspension of woman leader

The lingering crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, inward 6, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, has deepened, following the purported suspension of the state woman leader of the party, Mrs Janet Oyubu.
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.

Delta approves 10 private schools as centres for BECE

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in Delta has approved 10 private schools as centres for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO).
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio names ex-Governor Ibori, Uduaghan, Kalu in NDDC corruption saga

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has named former governors of Delta State James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as beneficiaries of the corruption at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

17 killed, others injured in Delta tanker explosion

No fewer than seventeen people were reportedly burnt to death, while some others were seriously injured following a petroleum tanker explosion around Koko Junction along the Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday.

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[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki moves to reconcile Cross River PDP members

In line with the directives of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee headed by the former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday night met with the National Assembly caucus from Cross River State.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Armed bandits invade another military camp, kill one civilian in Niger

Armed bandits reportedly numbering about 60 in the early hours of Wednesday invaded a military camp in Zazzaga community, Munya, Niger State, where they engaged soldiers in a gun fight, resulting in a number of bandit casualties.
American singer, Melissa Viviane Jefferson known professionally as Lizzo, has posted an unedited nude picture on her Instagram page in a bid to counter the unrealistic and distorted images that dominate social media, Independent.co.uk reports.

American singer Lizzo shares unedited nude picture on Instagram

American singer, Melissa Viviane Jefferson known professionally as Lizzo, has posted an unedited nude picture on her Instagram page in a bid to counter the unrealistic and distorted images that dominate social media.
Enyimba’s manager Fatai Osho admits he is to blame for the team’s elimination from the CAF Champions League and not his players.

Abia governor saves Enyimba from Al Ahly Benghazi walkover

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Tuesday ensured that Enyimba FC travelled to Libya to honour their CAF Confederation Cup Group stage date with Al Ahly Benghazi on Thursday, April 22.

Methodist Church urges Nigerian government to step up anti-terrorism strategy

The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Diocese of Uyo, has urged the Federal Government to ramp up the country’s security machinery to check terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

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A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Nigerian Army: 18 ISWAP commanders, other fighters killed in Damasak

A senior commander of the Islamic State West Africa Province, Bukar Gana Fitchmeram (aka Abu Aisha), and scores of his fighters, who were on revenge mission at Damasak, fell to the firepower of troops Thursday.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Why some Nigerians want Isa Pantami to resign, why he should not

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle to contain blaze on South Africa’s Table Mountain

South African emergency workers have started evacuating three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town city as a wildfire fanned by strong winds continues to burn out of control along Table Mountain, city officials said on Monday.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League captains discussing Super League developments in WhatsApp group

The players of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea have been relatively quiet on the matter, though there have been some instances of speaking out.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest economy, top investment destination

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Nigeria remained Africa’s biggest economy and top investment destination.