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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Delta governor affirms commitment to selfless service

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Sunday, reaffirmed his commitment to rendering selfless service to Deltans.

13-year old rape victim held in hospital over N1 million medical bill

A 13-year old girl, who was reportedly raped to coma by her step-father, Mr. Sunday Ojo, is still at the hospital, in Warri, Delta state, where she was revived due to inability to pay her medical bill.

CDHR: Stop using govt apparatus to oppress people

Delta State branch of Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has frowned at the use of government apparatus, especially the police by some political leaders to oppress indigenes of Uzere kingdom in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Rising number of flood victims in IDP camps worries Delta governor

The Delta State Government has raised an alarm over the increasing number of flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.

Police arraign two journalists in Delta over report on former defence chief

The Police has arraigned the Managing Editor of the BIGPEN Online newspaper, Joe Ogbodu, and Prince Amour Udemude at the Magistrate court 5 Asaba, over a story on the oil crisis rocking Uzere community Isoko South local government.

N20 million largesse from oil company tears Delta community apart

Leaders and elders of Uzere community in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State have reportedly fled the community as angry youths unleash attacks on them.

Delta community protests, alleges neglect by Agip

Protesters from the ten quarters of Oleh town in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State have accused the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) of marginalisation in its operation in the area.

EU, NGO donates water projects to Delta communities

Determined to reduce the effects of water-borne diseases in rural communities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have donated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, (WASH) projects in some remote settlements in Delta state.
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Festus Keyamo opens up on relationship with ‘fraudster’ nabbed by FBI

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has described suspected fraud kingpin, Jerry Ikogho, as a brother and friend from a good home. The newly appointed minister said this in an interview with newsmen after pictures of the two men appeared on the Internet.

We only have land for industries not Ruga – Isoko group

A Socio-Political pressure group, Isoko Advancement Network (IAN) is spitting fire and brimstone over moves by the Federal Government to establish Ruga settlements on proposed government acquired land across the country.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.
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BCO slams ex-President Obasanjo over attack on President Buhari

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has taken former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners over his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo charges governments to see private sector as engine for economic development

Former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has charged government at all levels in the country to see the private sector as the engine for economic development.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Boko Haram, herdsmen fighting to islamise Nigeria, Africa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that the deadly activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen in the country is no longer as a result of lack of education or employment and now as a result of West African Fulanisation and African islamisation agenda.

Police arrest fake army major in Delta

The suspect, who was identified as Blessing Emelor ‘m’ was arrested on April 6, 2019, along Warri axis.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: Operations to combat terrorism has recorded success

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says ongoing military operations to combat terrorism, banditry and economic sabotage has recorded some successes in the last one week.
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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Delta elections: APC rejects results, calls for cancellation

Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday, called for the cancellation of last Saturday’s election where Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the incumbent Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, as the winner.

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Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

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Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
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IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.