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 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.
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...
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
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...
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
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
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the people of Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South-West Local Government Area and Aladja in Udu in Udu Local Government Area of the State to sheathe their swords and consolidate on the existing peace in the State. BigPen Online reports that the governor made the call same day popular hippop singer Harrysong, an Ogbe-Ijoh chap took to his Instagram page to bare his fang on the governor, accusing him of acting like every other Nigerian politicians and not like a leader in the real sense. Harrysong had expressed his reservations over the state government handling of the crisis, saying that Okowa had failed to reconcile the feuding parties as a result of political interest. But the governor who led top politicians to campaign
The traditional ruler of Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu, Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Joseph Timiyan has called on the Federal Government to develop the Niger –Delta region saying this will bring an end to the crisis and hostilities in the region. He also urged the Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress (PNDPC) and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to join forces in the interest of the region. Timiyan who spoke to newsmen in Warri said, “It is the oil producing kingdoms and communities that are underdeveloped and marginalized. Therefore, further discussions or efforts by the Federal Government should be focused on the oil producing communities”. He also spoke of the importance of a united front when negotiating with the Federal Government as this will help inc
The people of Oghara-Iyede in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta state over the weekend disgraced the Commissioner for Housing in Delta State, Arch. Joe .A. Ogeh as they booed and rejected his 'Kolanut wedge' offered to them. It was learnt that the rejection followed accusations that the Commissioner had poorly represented his people since his appointment. Source at the community told BigPen Online that the disgraceful and embarrassing incident took place at an enlarged stakeholders meeting held at the country home of the commissioner in Oghara Iyede on Sunday 26, November, 2017. Kolanut, in a traditional setting are supported with money which act as a wedge so that the kola nut does not roll off and fall to the ordinary ground. The community source said the people ...