Friday, February 19, 2021



COVID-19: Delta begins distribution of palliatives weekend – Commissioner

The Delta Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, has said that the distribution of palliatives in the state would commence by weekend.

Lassa fever death toll hits 161 in Nigeria – NCDC

The National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the Nigerian agency responsible for management of disease outbreaks, says Lassa fever death toll has increased to 161.

Okowa felicitates with Atiku at 73

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, as he turns 73 on Monday.

Adamawa, Taraba, Benue risk flood as River Benue water level rises

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA, has said the rise in water level of River Benue may increase the likelihood of river flooding in Adamawa, Taraba and Benue states.

[email protected]: Omo-Agege calls for peace

Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated the people of Delta on the 28th anniversary of the creation of the state.

Insecurity: Nigeria must rise above ethnic, religious differences – Bishop Kukah  

Bishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah says Nigerians must rise above ethnic and religious differences to tackle insecurity challenges bedeviling the country.

Police commence investigation into killing of Delta governor’s aide

The Police Commissioner, CP, in  Delta, Yinka Adeleke, has said that the command has commenced full scale investigation into the killing of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s aide, Lawrence Ijei (a.k.a. Ngozi).

EFCC seizes 46 houses from Jonathan’s campaign director over N68bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 46 properties allegedly belonging to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election.

APC chieftain says June 12 a unifying democratic force in Nigeria

An APC chieftain in Delta, Chief Sunny Ofehe, has described the June 12 Democracy Day as a rallying force for the Nation’s democratic development that must be cherished by Nigerians.

8.2m pupils covered by Buhari’s school feeding programme – Presidency

A statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President in Abuja on Wednesday said the target of 5.5 million pupils was reached last year.

Anambra guber: Delta restricts movement on Niger Bridge

The Delta Police Command has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement between Delta and Anambra states through the Niger Bridge with effect from mid-night...

INEC commends school for including voter education in syllabus

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday commended the authorities of Mother of Perpertua Juniorate, Asaba, Delta, for including voter education in its syllabus. The...

Nigerian Army arrests 2 for impersonating soldiers in Delta

The Nigerian Army said it arrested two impostors who disguise as soldiers in Delta State, spokesman to the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said. "The Nigerian...

Bodies of 4 slain police officers lured by militants with bribe recovered

The police in Delta said they had recovered corpses of four of its officers allegedly killed by suspected militants on May 15 after allegedly...

Why I made Okowa Delta governor from prison, by Ibori

A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, has explained why he supported Ifeanyi Okowa to become governor of the state. He said despite his...

Ibori visits Alamieyeseigha’s grave, weeps

A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the family of his long time friend and political...

Nigerian troops destroy 80 illegal refineries

By Mustapha Usman Troops of the joint operation DELTA SAFE have intensified operations against crude oil theft, destroying 80 illegal refineries across Bayelsa, Delta and...

Police gun down notorious kidnap kingpin

The police said they had killed a dreade kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, Henry Chibueze, notoriously known as "Vampire" in Omu Awa forest, Ikwerre Local Government Area in...

Nigerian troops raid illegal refineries in Delta, Rivers

Nigerian troops in the Operation Delta Safe have raided and destroyed two illegal refineries in Warri South, Delta State. A statement by the spokesman of...

Modu Sheriff not PDP’s worst demon, by Azu Ishiekwene

The Peoples Democratic Party is dying of numerous self-inflicted wounds and may not recover for as long as it thinks that Ali Modu Sheriff...

Delta governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, rejigs cabinet

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle involving three commissioners. A statement issued in Asaba on Thursday by the governor’s...

I am not a thief, says Ibori

Former Delta State Governor James Ibori, who was released from jail in England last December for money laundering has denied that he stole the...

I met with Ibori to welcome him back to fatherland — DG SSS

The director-general of the State Security Services, SSS, Lawal Daura, on Saturday said he met with a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori,...

Osinbajo leads talks on Niger Delta, tours region

By Mustapha Adamu The vice president, Yemi Obinbajo, will lead a government delegation to parley with leaders of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta...

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