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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.
Ahead of its primaries for aspirants for the coming local government elections in Delta state executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been warned against campaigning with aspirants for the party’s ticket.
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.
Delta State House of Assembly, Wednesday, passed the bill for a law to establish the State Community Security Corps Agency 2020 after it was read for the third time on the floor of the House.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who reeled out the figures for State’s IGR from January to June 2020 while addressing journalists in Asaba, said the State government would not be distracted by hirelings who were bent on derailing it through deliberate misinformation over alleged embezzlement of funds.
The Niger Delta Ijaw Leaders Forum (NDLF), led by Comrade Fedeke Ebipade, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari and multi-national oil companies operating in Gbaramatu Kingdom and the Niger Delta region of safe and secure operations.
Lack of proper coordination in the distribution of the Delta State Government palliative measures has been identified as a major factor militating against the good intentions of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s genuine efforts at bringing succour to the good people of the state in trying to cushion the debilitating effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19.
A police officer has been accused of allegedly forcefully collecting N120,000 from a woman suspected to have violated the COVID-19 lockdown order in the Delta State.
The Delta State Police Command, yesterday said it has arrested 18 persons in connection with Wednesday’s protest by women in Sapele who took to the streets to protest the two weeks extension of the lockdown imposed in the state by the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Tuesday extended the 14-day lockdown which began in the state on April 1 by another two weeks, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has warned that since there will be life after the COVID-19 pandemic, there was the need for government to protect not just lives but also livelihoods.
Okowa on his verified Facebook handle on Thursday evening in a post, said the deceased had underlying ailment. He said the deceased tested positive to the pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said law enforcement agencies have recovered over N3.7 billion as well as various assets worth billions of Naira from contractors and former directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has revealed that adopting the “Amotekun” model of the Western Region was not an option in the South-South region.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has revealed that military personnel accompanied suspected bandits who wreaked havoc on some communities in the state last week.
The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) will hold a three-day enlightenment and engagement programme in Asaba, the Delta State capital, for the six states in Nigeria’s South-South.
The Delta House of Assembly, on Tuesday, approved the request by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to construct a N5 billion film village and leisure park in the state.
The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into the huge recurrent expenditure incurred by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, including the payment of N1.2 billion allowances to members of the National Youth Service Corps.
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.
The students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, are still with their captors, the state government has said.
Against the backdrop of rising murders and kidnappings in the country, the Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to be ruthless with bandits in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,’’ he stated.
The suit filed against Air Peace Limited, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and others over alleged right abuse has suffered set back, following the withdrawal of the trial judge, Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor from hearing it.
A group within the Lagos chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, “The PDP Collectives” has called on the National Working Committee of the party to call the National Legal Adviser to order over his perceived tactical support for a lawsuit that seeks to postpone the South West Zonal Congress of the party.
An Owerri magistrate court was thrown into confusion when one of the fourteen suspects named Darling Ibekwe surprisingly lost consciousness and slumped while being arraigned before the court.
Two Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an ambush in a central region regularly hit by jihadist attacks, security sources and a local official said.
Emefiele arrived at the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday to honour the request by the Senate Joint Committee on Banking Insurance and other financial institutions, (including ICT and cybercrime).