Fraudster, 52, impersonates Delta SSG, defrauds victims

November 22, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Police operatives have arrested a 52-year old suspected fraudster, Samsom Ibiloma, for allegedly impersonating the Secretary to the Delta State Government, Dr. Kingsley Emu, to defraud unsuspecting job seekers. Police Public Relations Officer of the state Command, Mr. Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement, said the suspect is a member of a syndicate that specialises in impersonating top Read More

Chevron spends $100m in 23 years on Niger Delta development

October 3, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

The establishment of Partnership Initiatives In The Niger Delta (PIND) by Chevron has gulped over $100 million and leveraged a corresponding amount from investors and partners. In 2010, Chevron established the PIND, a non-profit organisation working with partners to complement the GMoU, build peace and address the macro socio-economic issues in the Niger Delta region. The PIND’s programmes have continued Read More

2023: Delta retains National Youth Games title in Asaba

October 1, 2023 Editor 0

Delta State have won the 7th Edition of the National Youth Games, tagged “Asaba 2023”, as Team Edo finishes in the 3rd position. This year’s competition hosted by Delta kicked off on September 20 and ended September 30, 2023 in Asaba. According to the final medal table released by the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the 10-day long events, Team Read More

State development: Delta media forum calls for collaborative efforts

August 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Delta Media Forum (DMF) has called for collaborative efforts for the development of the state. DMF which is a collective of media professionals from Delta state and operating in the nation’s capital, urged the Governor of Delta state, National Assembly members, and the appointed minister representing the state to transcend the adversarial postures often associated with electoral contests. DMF Read More

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Pictures: Oyo, Delta win 3×3 WheelChair National Championship

June 25, 2023 Editor 0

Oyo and Delta states’ men and women have emerged champions of the 2023 BetKing 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship which was held at the outdoor Sports Hall of Alake Sports Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Oyo state defeated Lagos state 10-1 to lift the trophy in the men’s category while Delta state defeated Oyo state 3-2 to win the women’s Read More

Attacks: Curfew imposed at Southern Kaduna communities, ex – Boko Haram fighter, monarch, others nabbed over drugs

   A Police officer and 16 other persons were killed in attacks and reprisals in Ungwan Juju and Ungwan Wakili of Zangon Kataf local government area, Southern Kaduna part of Kaduna state.  According to sources, the killing of a young herder tied to a tree by some locals in Ungwan Juju and cut to death with machete, was the reason for Read More

Pictures: Delta wins Queens’ battle, 8 clubs smile home with N4m as curtains fall on 2022 Sheroes Cup  

November 13, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Soul-lifting musical lyrics amidst joyous atmosphere rented the air inside the Moshood Abiola National stadium, Abuja, at the weekend when the much talked about 2022 Sheroes Cup, a pre-season tournament ended in grand style to the applause of football loving Nigerians. The grand finale was attended by many soccer stakeholders including the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation and Read More

Pictures: Amidst cheers, couple wed on top flood

November 5, 2022 Admin III 0

As flood continue to displace several home owners across the nation, Nigerian couple identified as Asiayei Enaibo and Emily Ekanpou have wedded on top of water. The couple defied the flood currently ravaging Akparemogbene community, and performed their traditional marriage rites.  The traditional marriage ceremony held on Friday, in Ayakoromo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state.  The couple and their Read More

FG, Delta set to distribute free 3.7m mosquito nets in Delta

May 20, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state government through its primary health care development agency has disclosed that about 3.7 million insecticide treated nets (ITN) would be distributed to the residents from June 2 to 13, 2022. The exercise would be carried out in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with funding Read More

Delta: BEDC thumbs up Illah community over arrest of vandals

January 25, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Management of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has commended Illah community in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state for its role in the arrest of electricity vandals. The electricity distribution company noted that the rising cases of vandalism across its franchise areas, aside from being an economic crime, is an act of sabotage against the good purpose and intents Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Admin III 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Bye-election: INEC ready for Isoko Isoko South 1 state constituency

September 9, 2021 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is ready for the conduct of the Isoko South I state constituency by-election in Delta. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Monday Udoh-Tom, disclosed this when he spoke with newsmen while inspecting the election-sensitive materials at the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Asaba Thursday. The newsmen report that Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Aviation: Patronise new Bayelsa route, IYC tells oil companies

August 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

 The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has appealed to oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region to patronise the new aviation route to the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport. The IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday described as historic and commendable the Wednesday’s inaugural commercial flight at the airport. Igbifa, Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Group accuses Shell of abandoning Nigerian community after draining resources

August 4, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused the oil giant, Shell of “seeking to walk away from its crime scene with billions of dollars in its kitty” after “having almost drained the region dry of oil and gas resources and engaging in ecocide”. Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) deplored the recent disclosure that Read More

Oil steady as virus casts demand shadow

July 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Oil steadied as investors assessed the outlook for global demand amid a resurgence in Covid-19 that’s leading to tighter restrictions. Futures fluctuated near $72 a barrel in New York. The rebound in key energy consumers such as the U.S. and China has helped to underpin increasing fuel consumption and drained bloated stockpiles built up during the pandemic. The fast-spreading delta Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

Breaking: 3 dead as new Delta COVID-19 variant hits Akwa Ibom hard

July 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Three out of 156 persons have lost their lives as a result new Delta COVID-19 cases recorded in Akwa Ibom state. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and chairman, Akwa Ibom state COVID-19 Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, who spoke on Thursday called on all citizens of the state to obey all COVID-19 guidelines and protocols earlier announced. He declared Read More

Covid-19: Kano cancels Sallah festivities

July 19, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

In compliance with the federal government’s  pronouncement about the emergence of another variant of Covid-19   likely to hit six states  putting them on  red alert  which include;  Kano, the  state government has  canceled  all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who announced this, however, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all the Read More

Delta rewards 10 youths with N5m contract each

July 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government Wednesday said it will reward 10 top talented youths “made in Delta search” with N5 million contract award each for uncommon display of talent. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on talent hunt,  Mr Ogus Baba, while presenting the 20 shortlisted talented youths in Asaba, Delta State capital said the talent hunt was the new Read More