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The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu bags Alawei title from five Ijaw clans

The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.

Delta employs 1000 secondary school teachers

Chief Patrick Ukah, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, has said that the recruitment of 1000 teachers into the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) was to bridge the gap in the number of teachers in public schools in the state.

Oil tears two Delta communities apart

A heated row has broken out between Sapele-Okpe and Otonyasere communities, both in Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State, over the ownership of oil-rich Otonyasere village.
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Delta governor inaugurates new DESOPADEC board

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Wednesday in Asaba, inaugurated the new 15-member Governing Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC).

Governor Okowa tasks corps members on skills acquisition

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has tasked Batch B corps members to make good use of the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship training acquired during their three-week orientation course.

Ijaw group condemns arrest of spokesperson, accuses DSS of lawlessness

Ijaw People’s Development Initiative (IPDI) has condemned what it termed as an unlawful arrest of Comrade Daniel Ezekiel, its spokesperson by the Department of State Service (DSS), warning that the security outfit has turned itself into a lawless organisation.

Governor Okowa appoints five special advisers

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has appointed five Special Advisers, including Prof. Sylvester Monye as Senior Policy Adviser.

Ijaws accuse Edo govt, Benin monarch of marginalisation

Ajele stated further that Okomu Forest Reserve was established in 1911 and gazetted May 31 of the same year in Public Notice No.38/1911 and constituted on April 17, 1912 No.397, No. of gazette 27/1912.

Allow Ijaw people choose their monarchs – IYC tells Governor Obaseki

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has implored the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to let peace reign in the state by allowing the Ijaw people to choose their own traditional rulers just like other locals.

IYC faults Gov. Obaseki over threat of subjugating Ijaws in Edo

Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYC) has faulted Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his call on Ijaws of the state not to take the tolerance of his governance for granted.

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Esther Agunbiade, has addressed the reports of her rift with her fellow BB Naija alumna, Tacha Akide.

#BBNaija: Esther addresses ‘rift’ with Tacha

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The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief: Now’s time to implement APC report on true federalism

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