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Operation Crocodile Smile: Troops Storm Sapele, Jesse, Oghara, Charge To Follow Rule Of Engagement

Operation Crocodile Smile: Troops Storm Sapele, Jesse, Oghara, Charge To Follow Rule Of Engagement

COMMUNITY REPORT, NIGER DELTA
Military troops on Saturday stormed Sapele, Jesse, Oghara in continuation of Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta region with a charge on officers and men of the operation to ensure they follow order and also be of good behaviour in order to get maximum support from the general public. The Brigade commander of 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, Edo state, Brigadier General Ibrahim Garba gave the order in Sapele, Delta State shortly before the operation crocodile smile stormed the area for what the army described as "show of force". Brigadier General Ibrahim Garba  emphasised that the behaviour of the troup during the exercise will determine whether the general public will support or cooperate with the Army to achieve result adding that "internal security depends large
Chevron Is Our Main Sponsor, Let’s Shun Attack On Their Facilities, EGCDF Boss Tells Egbema, Gbaramatu Indigenes 

Chevron Is Our Main Sponsor, Let’s Shun Attack On Their Facilities, EGCDF Boss Tells Egbema, Gbaramatu Indigenes 

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
The people of Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State have been told that indulging in illegal bunkering as well as pipeline vandalism would only thwart efforts of Chevron Nigeria Limited in financing projects in its host communities in the area. The Chairman of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF), Comrade Jude Ebitimi Ukori gave this advice shortly after familiarization tour/town hall meeting at Azama, Benikrukru and Kokodiagbene communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-west Local Government Area. Ukori advised those who indulged in attack on Chevron's facilities with intent to carry out illegal bunkering and pipeline vandalization in the area to desist from the act in order for the sole sponsor of EGCDF activities, Chevron Nigeria Limited to...
Ekwueme, Soyinka, Duke, Others Grace Asaba Massacre 50th Anniversary Event

Ekwueme, Soyinka, Duke, Others Grace Asaba Massacre 50th Anniversary Event

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Former Nigeria’s Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Mr Donald Duke, former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue; business mogul, Ide Sonny Odogwu, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, were among the dignitries who attended the 50th anniversary of Asaba massacre in Delta State on Saturday. The the 50th anniversary remembrance held at the state capital, Asaba was hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who at the occasion urged Nigerians to exploit tolerance, dialogue, reconciliation and understanding in resolving disputes rather than engaging in actions that could lead the nation to another civil war. Speaking at the occasion, former Vice President Ekwueme called for activities that will de
Community Policing Takes Effect In Delta As 237 Police Constables Deploy To LG Of Origin

Community Policing Takes Effect In Delta As 237 Police Constables Deploy To LG Of Origin

COMMUNITY REPORT, METRO
  In the spirit of community policing, Delta State Police Command would be deploying the two hundred and thirty-seven Police Constables, of Delta State origin who recently passed out from Police Training School, Benin City. Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ibrahim Zanna has directed that the the constables would be posted to their local government of origin in the spirit of community policing. He said that the Commissioner of Police, while receiving the Police Constables, had admonished the newly passed out Police Constables posted to Delta State Police Command, to know the laws of the land and operate within the provisions...
Controversy Trails Alleged Detention Of Two Minors For 8 Months By Hospital

Controversy Trails Alleged Detention Of Two Minors For 8 Months By Hospital

COMMUNITY REPORT
Controversy has continued to trail the alleged detention of two minors for eight months by a private hospital in Udu council area of Delta state over inability of their parent/guardians to pay N400, 000 medical bill. The group, International Federation of Female Lawyers,IFFL (Litigation Committee) Delta State Branch which has taken up the matter with the hospital on Wednesday October 4, alleged that the hospital, Royal Clinic in Udu Local Government Area detained two minors, Caryn Erikhioya (16yrs) and Great Favour(14years) for eight months against their wish. The hospital, the group alleged held the minors after treating them of accident injuries for eight months over the unsettled medical bills incurred during the period. Giving a graphic details of the development, the IFFL...
Burutu Councillors Disassociate Selves From Council Chairman Alleged Impeachment

Burutu Councillors Disassociate Selves From Council Chairman Alleged Impeachment

COMMUNITY REPORT
The councilors representing Burutu Local Government Area Wards 13 and 14, Hon. Joseph Asiaye Alubeze and Hon. Sunday Oruekpeti respectively, have disassociate themselves from the alleged impeachment of Chief Ebikeme Clark by the Legislative Arm of the Council, saying the impeachment lacks merit as it did not pass through due process. The councillors who spoke separately in Warri on Thursday said that the clerk of the house Mr. Choice Weleke was not in the sitting when the suppose vote of no confidence was passed on the council Chairman. According to them, before such an action can be carried out by the legislative arm, the clerk of the house ought to have been present during the plenary and he is the only one that has right to sign such resolution on behalf of the house...
Rivers: Group Expresses Concern Over Bodo Cleanup

Rivers: Group Expresses Concern Over Bodo Cleanup

COMMUNITY REPORT, NIGER DELTA
The Save Our Ogoni Project has expressed worried over the way and manner Lamor and Inkas, the two leading firms handling the cleanup and remediation exercise in Bodo community are conducting their business in the community. In a statement by its Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Aalo on Thursday, the group observed that, Lamor and Inkas are clearly conducting their business in a way that does not assure the Bodo people that they will have a clean environment that will ensure the resumption of their major occupations which is fishing and farming in the community. The statement read in part: "We are indeed worried about the quality of job that is been done as regards the cleanup. The Save Our Ogoni Project understands that the 400 personnel claimed to have been trained about two years ago c...
Itsekiri Leader, Ayomike Dies At 90

Itsekiri Leader, Ayomike Dies At 90

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Itsekiri leader and renowned historian, Pa. Johnson Oritsegbubemi Sunday Ayomike, popular known as Pa J O S Ayomike is dead. He died this night around 9:pm at a private hospital on Warri, Delta state. The deceased younger brother, Joe Ayomike, who confirmed the passage in a terse statement on Wednesday night said that the former leader of Itsekiri apex socio-cultural umbrella, Itsekiri Leaders of Thought died at the age of 90. “Pa J O S Ayomike has just passed on peacefully in a Warri private hospital at about 9pm today (Wednesday) 4th October, 2017. He was aged 90 on April 7th, 2017”, the statement read. [Widget_Twitter id ="1"]
Delta Communities Indict NGC Over Gas Blowout, Send SOS To Kachikwu, NOSDRA DG

Delta Communities Indict NGC Over Gas Blowout, Send SOS To Kachikwu, NOSDRA DG

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Residents of Ikpokpo, Okpele-Ama, Otogbene, Atanba and other Gbaramatu Communities in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State who live near a site of Nigerian Gas Company, NGC gas leak have accused the company of attempt to conceal the gas leakage in their communities. The communities alleged that NGC had attempted to hurriedly change the damaged gas pipeline so as to conceal the cause of the gas explosion which has emitted so much gas into their environment with its attendant pollution. BigPen Online was exclusively told at the weekend that the gas explosion which occurred on the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) Escravos to Warri gas pipeline on the 25 of August, 2017 at Ikpokpo, site of the Gbaramatu Deep seaport project have spewed tens of thousands of tons of methane ...
Uduaghan, Macaulay, Others Grace Umeh Carnival

Uduaghan, Macaulay, Others Grace Umeh Carnival

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Former Governor of Delta state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan on Sunday led a large number of his political associates including former Secretary to the State Government, Comrade Ovouzorie Macaulay to Umeh carnival in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state. Among those in the entourage of the former governor was the former Commissioner for Special Duties (Infrastructure), Sir. Patrick Ferife, Former Commissioner for Works and Chairman, Governing Council, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Hon. Solomon Fukekeme and former Commissioner for Women Affair and Queen Mother of Enwhen Clan, HRM Betty Efekodha among others. The carnival was package by a social media group, 'Umeh Need Road' to commemorate the 57th Independence Anniversary celebration of Nigeria. One of our correspondent rep...