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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.
Annkio Briggs

Annkio Briggs: Restructuring a task that must be done

Convener, Niger Delta Self Determination Movement, NDSDM, Ankio Briggs, has warned that for Nigeria to continue being a united entity, restructuring of the country is a task that must be done.

AP urged to save Delta chapter from collapse

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta Central senatorial district of Delta State have appealed to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the pary to save the state chapter of the party from a likely collapse warning that the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, has not been fair to its leadership headed by Chief Cyril Ogodo.

Activist sues federal government, security chiefs over military operations

Human rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo has sued the federal government of Nigeria, the security chiefs and the government of the 36 states of the federation at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to restrain the military from embarking on operation crocodile smile 111 in the Niger Delta region of the country.

Rotimi Amaechi: How Muhammadu Buhari stopped unnecessary borrowings for Nigeria’s rail projects

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday said that in the course of executing the Warri-Itakpe Rail line, stations were built in the villages of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.
Nigerian Army on Friday commenced 'Operation Crocodile Smile III’ exercise at 16 Brigade in Bayelsa State and extended to all States under 6 Division Area of Operational Responsibility to stop the tide of pipeline vandalism in the region.

Nigerian Army reaffirms commitments to civil partnership

The Commander, Sector 1, ‘Operation Delta Safe’, under the 6 Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army, Col. Alhassan Grema, has assured the indigenes within its area of responsibility of the cooperation of his men and officers in enhancing cordial relationship through its civil-military efforts.
Ovie Omo-Agege

Ovie Omo-Agege donates relief materials to IDPs

Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator Representing Delta Central Senatorial District, has donated relief materials worth over N6 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Uwheru, Ohoror and Agadama communities in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO: Atiku Abubakar’s criticisms of federal government’s asset sales laughable

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described recent criticism by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar on the federal government’s plan to sell some public assets as laughable.
Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku Abubakar woos Tompolo, other ex-agitators

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have begun subtle moves to reconcile all warring factions of former and active agitators in the Niger Delta.

Delta SSG Festus Agas’s brother, others dump PDP for APC

Mr. Frank Agas, immediate younger brother of the Secretary to the Delta State Government, Festus Ovie Agas, has led his supporters to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Ovie Omo-Agege

Ovie Omo-Agege donates relief materials to Delta flood victims

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central, has donated relief materials, including food items, to flood victims in IDP camps at Otu-Jeremi Primary School and Ewu community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Two killed as bus rams into provision stores in Bomadi

Two victims have been confirmed dead and others hospitalized as a bus belonging to Delta City Transport, rammed into roadside provision stores at Bomadi town, Delta state, fatally injuring bystanders.

Emmanuel Ogidi: PDP positioned to take over from APC in 2019

Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, South South Zonal Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the party was well positioned to take over power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

Physician warns against high cholesterol in body

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a physician at Central Hospital, Ughelli, Delta, says high cholesterol in human body can lead to heart disease and even death if not treated.

Physician: Female adults above 60 years of age likely to suffer arthritis

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a medical doctor at the Central Hospital Ughelli, Delta, said that 50 per cent of female adults above 65 years of age were likely to suffer from arthritis.

Control of blood sugar reduces diabetes – Medical expert

Dr Samuel Ovo, a Medical Officer at the General Hospital Ughelli, Delta says controlling blood sugar and regular exercise can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Expert cautions smokers, drug addicts on dangers of kidney cancer

Dr Ovo Samuel, a medical officer at the General Hospital Ughelli in Edo State, says smokers are liable to develop kidney cancer at age 40 and above.

100,000 Nigerian children suffer cerebral malaria yearly

More than 100,000 Nigerian children suffer from Cerebral malaria annually, Dr Ovo Samiel at the General Hospital, Ughelli, has said.

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
Tunde Ayeni

EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.