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Senate 2019: Our First Priority Is To Tackle Umuna/Orlu Erosion Problem – Nwadike

Senate 2019: Our First Priority Is To Tackle Umuna/Orlu Erosion Problem – Nwadike

COMMUNITY REPORT, POLITICS
Comrade Precious Nwadike, Senatorial hopeful for Imo West senatorial district who has been on a consultation visits to Lagos, Abuja and other cities of Nigeria, on Monday said his first priority when elected into the red chamber is to solve the Umuna/Orlu erosion problem. While taking questions from one of the participants at a town hall meeting with Orlu indigenes in Lagos, Nwadike disclosed that his intentions is to work with relevant government agencies to end the Umuna/Orlu erosion menace which has sent majority of the people in the area packing. This, he promised to do within one year as a senator. He said that successive senators from the district have taken the electorates for granted so much that they cared less of their plights but delighted in pursuing contracts usin
Fire Guts Popular Warri Market Again

Fire Guts Popular Warri Market Again

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Fresh fire incident has been reported at the Ogbe-Ijoh market in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta state. The fire which broke out Friday night around 11: pm burnt over 100 stalls in the market which has notoriety for annual fire disasters. Sources said that the fire started from an area of the market where smoked fish are being processed. Over 500 stores where smoked fish are stored and processed got destroyed and goods worth million perished in an inferno which occurred early this week, Tuesday. Similar fire outbreak had occurred in the market early this year with the state government being accused of doing nothing to replace the shanties with modern structures. The cause of the inferno this time around could not be immediately ascertained as at press time. ...
IYC Condemns Alleged Soldiers’ Invasion Of Bayelsa Community

IYC Condemns Alleged Soldiers’ Invasion Of Bayelsa Community

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Ijaw Youth Council, Worldwide has condemned what it called alleged invasion of Ben-Ama and Tengele-Ama Communities in Oluasiri Clan, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by soldiers. The group disclosed that Soldiers at the early hours of Thursday June 7, 2018 pounced on the community under the disguise of searching for criminals. "The information available to the IYC is to the effect that among others; a woman and her daughter were killed in the process of the invasion and several others injured. "The soldiers were alleged to be after suspected criminals in the communities. "The IYC in very strong terms condemn this dastardly act by the military in the guise of looking for suspected criminals. The IYC calls on the military authorities to comply with th...
BREAKING: Abducted Delta Monarch Regains Freedom

BREAKING: Abducted Delta Monarch Regains Freedom

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The traditional ruler of Ogodo, an agrarian community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state, HRM Sunday Olisewokwu has been released by his captors. Member of State House of Assembly representing Aniocha North, Engr. Emeka Nwaobi confirmed this Wednesday morning, saying the monarch was released Tuesday evening around Asaba and is presently in a private hospital for medical check up. Nwaobi, and others who were on top of the matter ferried the Ogodo monarch to a private hospital in Asaba after he regained his freedom. It is not clear if any monies exchanged hands before he was released but his abductors had earlier demanded fifteen million Naira for him to regain his freedom. The monarch had contacted members of his family throughout the period he w
Kidnappers Of Delta Monarch Demand N15m Ransom For His Release

Kidnappers Of Delta Monarch Demand N15m Ransom For His Release

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Kidnappers of Obi of Ogodo, an agrarian community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State are demanding N15 million ransom for his release. Sources from the area say the kidnappers have contacted the family, asking that the ransom money should be delivered by 6:00pm on Monday. This development, according to Daily Sun report is causing anxiety in the community as the captors had allegedly threat to eliminate their victim if the ransom is not delivered. Obi Olisewokwu who is the chairman of Aniocha North Traditional Rulers’ Committee was abducted by masked men numbering seven on Sunday evening between the neighbouring communities of Ezi and Onicha-Olona within locality. Said to be in his forties, Olisewokwu was returning from Onicha-Olona when the hoodlums inter
JUST IN: Gunmen Abduct Delta Monarch, Injured Two Palace Aides

JUST IN: Gunmen Abduct Delta Monarch, Injured Two Palace Aides

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
The Chairman of Aniocha North Traditional Rulers Committee, HRM Sunday Olisewokwu has been reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen who invaded his palace over the weekend. Dependable source from the area told BigPen Online that the abduction may not be unconnected to his role in the festering Royal crisis rocking Idumuje Ugboko in Aniocha North local government area. The source disclosed that the invaders also injured two palace aides of the monarch, who is the Obi of Ogodor also in Aniocha council area. The monarch, it was gathered was one of those who had insisted that due process based on established traditional norms must be followed in the face of several court cases  on the issue of eligibility of one Nonso Nwoko to ascend the throne of the Obi of Idumuje Ugboko. Our so
4,000 Farmers To Benefit From First Phase Of CBN N2Bn Anchor Borrowers Scheme In Delta

4,000 Farmers To Benefit From First Phase Of CBN N2Bn Anchor Borrowers Scheme In Delta

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Four thousand of over sixty thousand farmers registered across the selected enterprises of Cassava, Rice and Fisheries are to benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) N2billion Anchor Borrowers Scheme (ABS) in Delta state. State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Austin Chikezie, made the disclosure yesterday at the ongoing Ministerial Press Briefing in Asaba, the stste capital. Presenting activities and achievements of his Ministry, Chief Chikezie disclosed that about four thousand farmers had been fully accredited and approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to participate in the first phase of the programme. The Commissioner stated that as part of requirement for qualification to participate, farmers were expected to own verifiabl...
Despite Heavy Tension, Shell Inaugurates N123m Modern Town Hall Project In Ugborodo

Despite Heavy Tension, Shell Inaugurates N123m Modern Town Hall Project In Ugborodo

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Despite worsen security situation in oil rich Ugborodo community, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has completed and inaugurated a N123 million naira ultra-modern town hall in the community. The inauguration of the gigantic edifice which was personally performed by Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli with fanfares, had closed a chapter over the crisis on the Olu overlordship of the troubled community. Shell's Igo Weli, during the inauguration said that the community created a conducive business environment for the execution of the project which was completed by SPDC under the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip joint Venture agreement. He disclosed that following the promotion of peace, host communities within Escravo...