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A man passes by Nigerian movie billboards at a cinema in Lagos. [Cristina Aldehuela-AFP-Getty Images]

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade
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.
Fulani herdsmen

Group asks herdsmen to leave Delta community

A group in Delta State, South-South Nigeria, has asked herdsmen to immediately leave a community in the state because of deadly clashes with farmers.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege: Ex-convict allegation mere distraction

Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the failed litigation seeking to disqualify him on account of allegedly being an ex-convict in the United States as a mere distraction.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Urhobo leaders rally support for Senator Omo-Agege

Kings, elders and religious leaders from Urhobo Kingdom in Delta State stormed the National Assembly at the weekend to express solidarity with the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, warning all mischief makers to leave their son alone or incur the wrath of Urhobo people.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun: Urhobo umbrella body fears criminals may relocate to South-South

The apex socio-cultural umbrella body of the Urhobo people, Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Worldwide has raised an alarm that by the time Amotekun succeeds in chasing away criminals from the South West, they will relocate to the South-South and the area will become uninhabitable.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

APC lauds Senator Omo-Agege, Bernard Okumagba, others over ‘restoration of Urhobo greatness’

The Forum of Wards Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State has lauded the affirmation of the victory of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, at the Court of Appeal, Benin City, describing the development as a positive one geared towards the restoration of Urhobo greatness.
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Ijaw group urges President Buhari to return NDDC chairmanship To Delta

A Niger Delta socio-political pressure group, Ijaw People’s Development Initiative (IPDI), on Wednesday lent its voice to the demand of several other organisations in the region that the chairmanship position of the newly appointed board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) should be headed by someone from Delta State and not Edo.
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.

Group urges Senate to confirm Bernard Okumagba, others as NDDC board

A group, Delta Peoples Mandate, DPM, has called on the Nigerian Senate to confirm the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba as the new Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.

One shot as Urhobo, Itsekiri youths clash

A yet-to-be identified man has been reportedly shot in a clash between youths of Okere-Urhobo kingdom and neighbouring Itsekiri extractions, at Okere Market in Warri South council area of Delta state.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Deputy senate president urges Deltans to follow up on resuscitation of sea ports

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has tasked Urhobos, the fifth largest ethnic group in Nigeria and other Deltans to sustain the follow up for resuscitation of the six sea ports in the state.

Holy Bible: Christ Embassy to launch pidgin version

Head of the Warri Ministry Centre of the Christ Embassy, Pastor Eddie Owase, made this known on this on Tuesday night in Warri as part of activities by the church to mark Nigeria’s 59th independence.
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.

James Ibori: Urhobo will produce next Delta governor

Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has assured the people of Delta Central that the Urhobo nation would produce the next governor of the state in line with the zoning arrangement in place, warning against distractions from a section of the polity.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chieftain urges members to respect President Buhari’s choice as NDDC boss

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has waded into the controversy surrounding the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Managing Director-designate of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), warning APC members in the oil rich Niger Delta to respect the choice.
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.

Group urges Niger Deltans to support new board of NDDC

A group, Warri Urhobo Democratic Alliance, has called on Niger Deltans to support the new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to achieve the development goals of the commission in the region.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari urged to jettison list of nominees of NDDC board

The Isoko Progressives for Fairness, Equity and Justice, IPFEJ, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to jettison the list of nominees into the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, insisting that it was proper for the Isoko nation to produce the next Chairman of the board in the interest of fair play and equity.

Delta governor dragged to court over appointment of DESOPADEC chairman

Worried by what it described as injustice to the Urhobo nation, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, CHURAC, has dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to court over the appointment of Chief Michael Diden as Chairman of the Board of the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC.

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