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Month: June 2017

Okowa Proceeds On 15-Day Leave, Otuaro To Act As Governor

Okowa Proceeds On 15-Day Leave, Otuaro To Act As Governor

NEWS
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has proceeded on a 15-Day leave as part of his annual vacation. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu on Friday in Asaba, said "In line with the provisions of Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, the Governor has written to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly intimating the House of his intention to proceed on his annual leave. The letter also stated that the Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro will act as Acting Governor during the period of the leave. The letter read, “I send warm greetings to the Right Honourabe Speaker, and write to intimate the Honourable House, that I would be proceeding on 15 days leave which will form part of my 2017 annual vacation from Monday, June 26 to We
France To Invest Over 1Billion Euro In Nigeria Oil Industry

France To Invest Over 1Billion Euro In Nigeria Oil Industry

BUSINESS
  The French Government has said that it has set aside about one billion euros to be invested in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry.  This followed a declaration that Nigeria remains France first economic trading partner in Africa. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this when the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division (GPAD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, led a delegation to his office in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr. Gauer said that French Development Agency has put in place about one billion Euros to encourage French investors to invest in the Nigeria Oil and Gas sector. According to him, French government is also cooperating with the Federal Government in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
Bizarre! Woman Wake Up From Her Dream, Bath A Teenage Girl With Acid

Bizarre! Woman Wake Up From Her Dream, Bath A Teenage Girl With Acid

COMMUNITY REPORT
A woman wake up from her dream and bath a young girl with acid. That's strange is it? How? She had a nightmare where she dreamt the teenage girl wanted to snatched her husband. And when she woke up, she committed the crime of which she would be arraigned tomorrow (Thursday) in Asaba, Delta State capital. The 'evil' married woman is identified as Mrs. Stella Ifeoma Agbo, a wife of a taxi driver who hails from Enugu state. And her victim, a 17 year old, Miss Judith John Paul, an indigene of Isoko, also in Delta State. She recently made distinction in her West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE. BigPen Online learnt Mrs. Agbo, a resident of Okpanam community, in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state woke up from the dream world and c...
Former Taraba Governor Suntai Is Dead

Former Taraba Governor Suntai Is Dead

NEWS
Former Governor Dambaba Suntai of Taraba State who survived an air crash at the Yola Airport in Adamawa State in 2012 is died. Suntai died at home where he was undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries arising from the plane crash, Saharareporters has reported. The online media quoted a former commissioner of information in the state, Emmanuel Bello to have confirmed the news of his demise.    
Police Kills Notorious ‘Political Thug’ In Delta

Police Kills Notorious ‘Political Thug’ In Delta

NEWS
A notorious political thug who is known within Isoko axis of Delta State as "Ewele" has been reported killed by the police. BigPen Online was told on Wednesday that the deceased simply identified as Oghenero Akpoboma, Alias Ewele met his waterloo on Monday following report that he was allegedly involved in a kidnap incident. He was reportedly shot died when trying to resist police arrest in Oyede community, Isoko North Council Area. It was gathered that police deployed to Oyede on account of a kidnap incident in which Ewele was fingered shot the deceased on the leg when resisting arrest but he later died from excessive bleeding while he was being conveyed to Asaba, the state capital. Sources revealed that Ewele, shot into notoriety during the Irri crisis where he worked on ...
BREAKING: Protesters Shut Down Operations At Shell’s EA Oil Field

BREAKING: Protesters Shut Down Operations At Shell’s EA Oil Field

NEWS
The EA Oil and Gas Field operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company Of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, located in Bayelsa State of Nigeria has been reportedly shut down, BigPen Online has learnt. The field which is one of the biggest Nigeria offshore Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO, in swallow waters was shut down at the early hours of Wednesday by protesting "casual workers" in the platform. In June 2014, Shell declared a force majeure on the EA field to effect repair of the soft yoke mooring platform, SYMP, a development which caused Nigeria to have reportedly lose $4.24 million (about N678.46 million) daily, resulting from the shut in of about 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Sources said that workers in the Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO,
Ogoni Cleanup: Group Raises Concern Over Whereabouts Of $200million Shell Release To HYPREP

Ogoni Cleanup: Group Raises Concern Over Whereabouts Of $200million Shell Release To HYPREP

NIGER DELTA
A group, Save Our Ogoni Project, SOOP has expressed concerns about the whereabouts of $200million Shell recently released to the governing council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Programme, HYPREP for Ogoni cleanup. The group said that its fears has become imperative because it has lost confidence in the leadership of HYPREP which it alleged may have deposited the funds in a private account instead of the "Ogoni Trust Fund" account. It said that their worries followed the failure of HYPREP to brief Ogoni people of how they had appropriated the $10million the Federal Government earlier released for the clean up exercise. SOOP, in a statement by its Coordinator, Mr. Aalo Anthony, also said that the alleged secret recruitment of youths for oversees training drawn from a
JUST IN: Military Aircraft Flyover Stirs Panic In Tompolo’s Hometown

JUST IN: Military Aircraft Flyover Stirs Panic In Tompolo’s Hometown

NEWS
A military aircraft which hovers the palatial palace of the paramount ruler of Gbaramatu kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaran II is causing panic in Oporoza, country home of the former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, allias Tompolo, BigPen Online can report. Sources told BigPen Online that the low-flying jet has sent residents pouring out of buildings in the riverine communities, ostensibly fearing that there is a military attack in the area. The jet was followed by heavy presence of armed men who later arrived the community, local sources said. It was not however clear what they were in the community doing but the jet hovered the palace while armed men were said to have patrolled the guest house and the palace of the monarch. Details later...
2019: Okowa ‘Thwarts’ Delta Assembly Efforts On Anti-grazing Bill In Order Not To Offend Buhari

2019: Okowa ‘Thwarts’ Delta Assembly Efforts On Anti-grazing Bill In Order Not To Offend Buhari

NEWS
A legislature designed to forestall the recurring menace of Fulani Herdsmen in Delta State is currently being frustrated from becoming a law at the State House of Assembly, BigPen Online can report. The new Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who inherited the bill christened "Delta State Anti-grazing Bill" is allegedly being railroaded not to legislate over the Bill. The chairman of the Delta State Advisory Council, Mr. Sam Oyovbaire is said to be the brain behind the failure of the House to reopen the Bill which had already passed second reading. Oyovbaire, was said to have convinced Governor Ifeanyi Okowa that the Bill, if passed into law may likely work against his second team ambition since it was a law to root out Fulani Herdsmen who are kinsmen of President Muhammadu Buh...
Delta ALGON Boss Blames FG For Local Governments Woes

Delta ALGON Boss Blames FG For Local Governments Woes

NEWS
The Delta State Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Sir Itiako Ikpokpo has accused the Federal Government for allegedly stifling the third tier of government. Ikpokpo said that the greatest challenge facing the third tier of government was the meagre 20 per cent share of federal allocation to the 776 local governments in the country which he said was grossly inadequate to meet the councils' first line charge, which is the payment of salaries, not to talk of provision of basic social amenities at the grassroots. According to him, the disproportionate sharing formula for the nation's revenue is a threat to the existence of local government councils adding that the; "excessive, overloaded, overlapping and domineering posture of the Federal Government" in ...