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N10m Oil Largess: Commuters Stranded As Rampaging Isoko Youths Block Deplorable Ughelli-Asaba Road, Call For Sack Of Askia Ogieh

N10m Oil Largess: Commuters Stranded As Rampaging Isoko Youths Block Deplorable Ughelli-Asaba Road, Call For Sack Of Askia Ogieh

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Hundreds of traders plying the Ughelli-Asaba expressway and other road users were stranded at the early hours of Monday as rampaging Isoko youths blocked all section of the road owing to a protest calling for the immediate sack of Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Delta State Oil Producing Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief Askia Ogieh. BigPen Online could not immediately ascertained the remote cause of the prrotest against Ogieh but a source linked it to some unsettle financial issue involving the latter. However unconfirmed report says Ogieh, representing Isoko ethnic nationality in the oil commission was said to have allegedly pocketed the N10miliion released by the Delta State government through the oil commission to Isoko youths. The source alleged ...
Newly Installed Okere-Urhobo Monarch Sues For Ethnic Harmony In Delta

Newly Installed Okere-Urhobo Monarch Sues For Ethnic Harmony In Delta

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  The newly crowned traditional ruler, (Orosuen) of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Prof Paul Okumagba, Idama II, has appealed for harmony among ethnic nationalities in Delta State. The monarch spoke when members of the Warri Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union Journalists (NUJ) visited his palace in Warri, Delta state to share the joy of his recent enthronement Speaking, he assured his subjects and ethnic neighbours of reign of peace and progress in Warri and its environs. Expressing concern about mutual distrust and ethnic disharmony in the state, the Orosuen gave a brief narrative of how growing up in the oil city of Warri was like. "I am a Warri thoroughbred. I was raised and grew under a robust brotherhood with all neighbors, never by any means...
Tompolo’s Monarch Returns To Domain After Week-long Cleansing, Spiritual Fortification Exercise

Tompolo’s Monarch Returns To Domain After Week-long Cleansing, Spiritual Fortification Exercise

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The paramount ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro Gbaraun II Aketekpe (Agadagba) who left his palace to Agadagba-Bou (Ijaw Holy Land) some weeks ago in search of divine wisdom and understanding to administer his people and handle issues of the Niger Delta region as its concerns his subjects is back. BigPen Online reports that the monarch left his palace in the wake of reported offensive from the Benin Traditional Council which had accused the Gbaramatu monarch of meddling into the traditional institution of the Benin Kingdom through installation of the King of Olodiama Kingdom, an Ijaw homeland in Edo state. It was learnt that following the circumstances surrounding the issue, the monarch decided to go for his pilgrimage to the Agadagba-Bou (Ijaw Holy Land) of the Ijaw nation a...
Okerenkoko Residents Laud Okowa, Otuaro, Contractor Over Road Project

Okerenkoko Residents Laud Okowa, Otuaro, Contractor Over Road Project

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People of Okerenkoko Community, in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local government area of Delta State, on Thursday commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his Deputy, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, who is incidentally from Okerenkoko community, over the road project in the community. The residents expressed joy as ROADWELL Contracting Limited, the firm handling the community’s road project has intensified efforts to complete the project in few weeks which is very important to Governor Okowa and Otuaro being their legacy project for the people of Okerenkoko community. Some of the residents of the community, who spoke to newsmen said they are very happy that ROADWELL Contracting Limited has returned to site, promising to complete the projects in weeks, precisely before the end of Fe
Properties Worth Millions Burnt As Huge Inferno Guts Tipper’s Garage In Warri 

Properties Worth Millions Burnt As Huge Inferno Guts Tipper’s Garage In Warri 

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Properties worth millions of naira has been razed down as massive fire outbreak has reportedly occurred at tipper garage along Cross and Stop road junction in Udu, near Warri,  Delta State. BigPen Online gathered that the fire started from a spot in the garage where petroleum products are heavily stored. Though details of the incident was still sketchy as at press time, a source disclosed that fire started from an area in the park where some dubious elements trade on illegal diesel. There was no fire service personnel on ground as at when the news filtered in and was filed for publication late Tuesday night.  [Widget_Twitter id="1"]
32yrs Old Man Begs FG, Delta Govt. For N4million Assistance For Hip-Joint Operation In India

32yrs Old Man Begs FG, Delta Govt. For N4million Assistance For Hip-Joint Operation In India

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A thirty two year old man, Mr. Okpiden Obas has appealed to the Federal and Delta State Government including the general public to come to his assistance in raising the sum of four million naira needed for a medical operation on his hip joints in India. Obas, a shoe and clothe seller has been finding it difficult to walk, move, stand and bend since he was involved in boat mishap which claimed the lives of nine persons along the Escravos River in Warri South-West Local Government Area on the 24th March, 2017. The problem which a Consultant Radiologist/Sonologist, Dr. Onyemesili.J.C. described as bilateral femoral heads avascular necrosis and bilateral hip joint osteoarthritic changes has been worsening progressively with Obas financially handicapped to continue his twenty thou...
Ologbotsere: Olley Seeks Lori-Ogbebor, Others’ Support For Olu Of Warri, Ayirimi Emami   

Ologbotsere: Olley Seeks Lori-Ogbebor, Others’ Support For Olu Of Warri, Ayirimi Emami   

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  Frontline Itsekiri Leader, Chief (Mrs) Rita Lori-Ogbebor, Itsekiri Leaders of Thought and all Itsekiri have been tasked to sustain their known patriotism and honour for the Olu of Warri crown, HRM, Ogiame Ikenwoli, to who they appear estranged over choice of Chief Ayirimi Emami as Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom.   National Coordinator of Niger Delta Grassroots Organization (NDGO), Itsekiri-born Comrade Weyinmi Olley who made the call in Warri, says the Olu rather displayed wisdom, foresight and admirable comportment with his subjects in the matter and deserve support.   “He was not hasty in the choice of Chief Ayirimi Emami whose name kept appearing over time in the nominees from the family of Ologbotsere traditionally empowered to present same for the title. We cannot b
UPU Crisis: We Made An Error – Ibori

UPU Crisis: We Made An Error – Ibori

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Former Delta State governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has declared that the crisis rocking Urhobo apex socio-cultural organisation, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) was an error that needed to be corrected immediately. Ibori stated this on Friday while speaking at the 86th Urhobo Day put together by the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) at Uvwiamuge, Agbarho, Delta state. According to him, the Urhobo Progress Union had meddled into politics hence the division which has become a bane of the Urhobo people. Ibori who expressed great concern over the leadership crisis rocking the UPU, said it was regrettable that Urhobo sons and daughters turned UPU into political machinery to foster their interest, saying that if UPU must move forward politics must be removed from its activities. The fo...
Task Force Demands N10,000 To Free Motorcycle In Ughelli…As Cyclists Send SOS To Okowa

Task Force Demands N10,000 To Free Motorcycle In Ughelli…As Cyclists Send SOS To Okowa

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  Motorcycle riders in Ughelli,Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have sent 'Save Our Souls' to the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the Commissioner for Transport, Hon Vincent Uduaghan to caution various task force members around the state. A motorcycle apprehended last week by the Tax Force members for driving on the wrong lane was forced to part with N10, 000 as bail in Ughelli, Urhobo Voice had reported. Narrating his ordeal, a cyclist who identified his name as Inana Hilary said, "I was asked to pay the sum of N10, 000 to bail my motorcycle for unidentified offence at their office behind the Delta State Independent Electoral Office, (DSIEC) Ughelli. Inana said, “I was sitting on top my motorcycle at Otovwodo junction along Ughelli/Asaba
Mother kills Day Old Baby With Hot Water, Dump Remains In Refuge Site In  Ughelli

Mother kills Day Old Baby With Hot Water, Dump Remains In Refuge Site In Ughelli

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    A day-old baby boy was intentionally murdered in cool blood by his mother in Iwhrekpokopo community and his remains dumped with plantain peelings in a dumpsite, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state. The nursing mother, identified as Elohor, a physically challenged, who had had a self-delivery was arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police attached to the 'B' division at Agbarha-Otor but was later granted bail. According to a source in the area, "The cry of the baby attracted neighbors but on getting to her residence, she locked herself and the baby inside her apartment and the door was forced opened. The source disclosed that Elohoh who is in her mid-20s, resides with her mother and siblings at Iwhrekpokpo and that although her mother was not at home, tw