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Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Mrs Joan Mrakpor, has described as false, allegations levelled against her in some quarters that she slapped a 68 years old Grandmother, Mrs Adeaka Odiaka.

Joan Mrakpor: I never slapped 68-year-old grandmother

Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Mrs Joan Mrakpor, has described as false, allegations levelled against her in some quarters that she slapped a 68 years old Grandmother, Mrs Adeaka Odiaka.

Delta approves 10 private schools as centres for BECE

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in Delta has approved 10 private schools as centres for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO).
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.
Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.

Protest erupts in Delta over lockdown extension

Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.
A lawyer, Malcom Omirhobo, has filed a suit before the Fed­eral High Court, Asaba, Delta State, seeking a stop to open grazing and alleged killings and kidnapping by herders in some parts of the state.

Lawyer sues Nigeria, Delta over open grazing

A lawyer, Malcom Omirhobo, has filed a suit before the Fed­eral High Court, Asaba, Delta State, seeking a stop to open grazing and alleged killings and kidnapping by herders in some parts of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man kills live-in lover in Lagos, alleges infidelity

The suspect has been taken into custody to undergo interrogation at the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Utomi

Former Delta commissioner slumps, dies

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture in Delta State, Mr Joe Utomi, is dead. He slumped on Friday evening in Asaba and before help could come he passed on.

Delta elections: APC heading to tribunal to nullify Delta governorship, assembly polls – Jones Erue

Delta State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Jones Erue, has said the party was set to head to the tribunal to seek nullification of results of the just concluded governorship and House of Assembly elections in several parts of the state.

Delta elections: APC’s Great Ogboru rejects governorship poll result

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Mr Great Ogboru, has rejected the outcome of the just concluded governorship election in the state.

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.

Delta elections: APC asks INEC to cancel gubernatorial result

The Delta state All Progressive Congress, yesterday, called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the Delta state governorship election result now, as it accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of ballot snatching, over voting, buying of votes and impunity during the last Saturday election.

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Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

Coronavirus: Nigerian governors plans virtual meeting on January 20

He said that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, heading NGF Committee charged with the responsibility of liaising between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the forum, would brief the meeting on COVID-19 vaccines and the way forward.

NGO predicts hike in food prices over insecurity

Abundance of Hope Initiative, an NGO, on Monday in Abuja predicted further increase in prices of food items if more efforts were not intensified to address clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Health reporters want more coverage on coronavirus

The Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ) has called on journalists to increase their reportage on COVID-19, especially in the face of the second wave of the pandemic.

Court orders judge to resume ‘N1.9 billion fraud’ trial of ex-Niger governor

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the resumption of proceedings in the money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, entered against former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu.

Oyo PDP alleges opposition behind fake production of Amotekun uniforms

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo state chapter, yesterday, said that its suspicion of opposition parties in the state having a connection with the imbroglio surrounding the production of fake Amotekun corps uniforms for sponsored hoodlums to cause mayhem in the state with the aim of blackmailing the Makinde led administration was already justified by capturing some of the producers of the fake uniforms.