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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).
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delta governor warns violators of inter-state lockdown

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned unauthorized vehicles entering the state will be impounded while the operators will be made to face the wrath of the enabling laws.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.
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.

Delta governor mourns Reinhard Bonnke

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed sadness on the passing of renowned Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, who died on Dec. 7 at age 79.
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.

Appeal court affirms Delta governor’s election

Ogboru and his party, APC are seeking to upturn the decision of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which returned Okowa for a second term as governor 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.

Appeal Court upholds Benue PDP Reps member’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, on Friday affirmed the election of Dr Richard Gbande of the PDP as member representing Katsina-Ala/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency in Benue.
Some tomato farmers in Benue have called on the state government to mop up surplus tomatoes in markets across the state to curb wastage.

Benue tomato farmers lament wastage, call on government for solution

Some tomato farmers in Benue have called on the state government to mop up surplus tomatoes in markets across the state to curb wastage.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Governor Okowa: I owe nobody any apology for appointing my daughter as my aide

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that he owed nobody any explanation or apology for appointing his daughter as an aide.
DAME EDITH OKOWA

Delta first lady gets N3.5 billion grant to fight sickle cell

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a U.S.-based nonprofit organisation, has announced the donation of 10 million dollars (N3.5 billion) for the management of sickle cell disease (SCD) in Delta.

Former Benue SIP boss arraigned for ‘misappropriating N195.6 million’

Terhide Utaan, the former Focal Person of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) in Benue State, has been arraigned for allegedly misappropriating N195,689,980.00

APC: Governor Ortom mortgaging Benue future with loans

The opposition All Progressives Congress in Benue State on Wednesday called on the Debt Management Office and other relevant agencies to henceforth check loans being obtained by the State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Ovie Omo-Agege

Senator Omo-Agege laments alleged stabbing of President Buhari’s supporter in Delta

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has described as barbaric, the stabbing of an All Progressives Congress loyalist who was celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the tribunal in Effurun, Delta State, last Thursday.

Pensioners protest at Benue government house

Pensioners in Benue State, on Wednesday, shut down Government House, Makurdi over non-payment of their pension allowances and gratuities.

Tribunal sacks Assembly member in Benue

The National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday nullified the election of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Gboko West State constituency area of Benue State, Terna Achii.

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Violence flares for third day in Sudan’s Darfur

Militia fighters staged a deadly attack in Sudan’s Darfur on Monday, residents said, as doctors said the death toll from a separate attack that began two days earlier in the region had risen to more than 100.
Phil Neville will reunite with former Manchester United team-mate David Beckham at Inter Miami after being appointed the new manager of the MLS club.

Inter Miami appoint England head coach Phil Neville as new manager

Phil Neville will reunite with former Manchester United team-mate David Beckham at Inter Miami after being appointed the new manager of the MLS club.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands man, brother for ‘defiling’ minor

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday, ordered that two men who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old, be remanded in a correctional centre.

Court grants woman’s prayer to divorce herself over abandonment

A Shari’a court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna on Monday granted the prayers of a housewife, Fatima Yakubu, divorce herself on grounds of abandonment.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor challenges Nigerian youths to be problem solvers

Badaru, who gave the challenge on Monday in Dutse, said that there was the need for youths to be digitally innovative in order to solve the nation’s challenges.