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Thugs invade PDP meeting in Delta, one killed, two injured

Gunmen suspected to be political thugs at the weekend invaded a meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Emu-Unor community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.
An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.

House of Reps suspends bill over plagiarism claim

The House of Representatives has suspended the consideration of a bill after a member accused the Senate of plagiarism.
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.
A statement signed by Professor Douglas Ewharute, Engr Justin Akpobaro and made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a worthy son of Delta state Chief Bernard Okumagba as Managing Director of the commission, adding it commended the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo –Agege for his role in the appointment of Chief Okumagba.

NDYM hails Bernard Okumagba’s appointment as NDDC chief

The Niger Delta Youth Movement, Delta State Chapter, has given its nod to the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba from Warri South as Managing Director, NDDC, describing it as a reward and responsibility to oil producing areas to be at the core of development of the Niger Delta.
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said that accountability was an indispensable tool of management and hallmark of his administration.

Delta governor tasks political office holders on selfless services

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has charged political office holders to render selfless services to the people and leave footprints on the sands of time.

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.

Delta: Why we suspended work on 7km community road

Delta State Government, yesterday, assured the people that it will not abandon road projects in any part of the state, saying work slowed down in most sites due to the rainy season.
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday condoled with the Managing Director of ThisDay Newspapers, Mr. Eniola Bello on the loss of his wife, Mrs Helen Olufunke Eniola-Olaitan.

Delta to investigate local council over workers’ sack

The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, has assured staff of Ndokwa East Local Government Council recently laid off that the state government will investigate the issue and resolve it.

Delta polytechnic administrative staff shot dead

A middle age man, John Chukwudi, was, yesterday shot dead by gunmen in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State

Oil booty sharing claims two lives in Delta

An alleged disagreement between two families over the sharing formula of benefits from an unexplored crude has led to the death of two persons in Aboh, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.

APC leads in announced National Assembly results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released results of 118 National Assembly seats out of the 469.
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Voters in Delta commend INEC for hitch-free elections

The conduct of voters during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Delta State was relatively peaceful across the major communities in Delta North Senatorial District visited by newsmen.
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INEC: Jail awaits politicians who convert houses to polling units

Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, Delta State Resident Electoral Commissioner, has threatened that politicians and their surrogates who convert their houses and farms to polling units and deprive others access to exercise their franchise during the general elections would be handed over to police for prosecution.

Armed youths kidnap 70-year-old retiree in Delta

Gunmen suspected to be community youths have reportedly kidnapped a 70-year-old man, Chief Johnson Odio, at Ushie in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Cultists kill man in presence of girlfriend in Delta

A middle-aged man simply identified as Ossia was at the weekend allegedly clubbed to death by hoodlums suspected to be cultists.

Suspected herdsmen kidnap oil worker in Delta

A staff of an oil company operating at Okpai in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, one Prince Ogbu has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
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Appeal court sacks Delta Assembly deputy speaker

An Appeal Court sitting in Benin has set aside the position of Kwale High Court on a motion of stay of execution filed by Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Friday Osanebi, with regards to the authenticity of his parliamentary membership of the state.

2019: Ifeanyi Okowa challenges opponents to debate

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has challenged his opponents to a debate, stating that his opponents visit the state only at periods of elections.

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