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Armed Youths Attack Warri Community, Many Injured

Armed Youths Attack Warri Community, Many Injured

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The crisis rocking the oil rich Ugboegungun community in the Escravos axis of Delta State took a dangerous dimension on Friday as armed youth group launched attack against their opponents in the community. The invaders were said to have stormed the community at dusk injuring many including the youth Chairman, Destiny Ododo. The attack is coming following the unabated factional crisis in the community. Source said the invaders shot sporadically as they stormed the community through the bush path after they were earlier repealed by a deployment of soldiers. Local sources disclosed the rampaging youths had earlier in the day attempted to invade the community but where stopped by the military operatives at Arunton who wade them off. The heavily armed invading group...
Tight Security As Delta Deputy Governor Presents Staff Of Office To Monarch Amid Court Restraining Order

Tight Security As Delta Deputy Governor Presents Staff Of Office To Monarch Amid Court Restraining Order

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The Delta State Government on Wednesday presented a Staff of Office, symbol of authority to HRM Paul Ifenazuchie, the substantive king of Amai Kingdom amidst tight security. BigPen Online had earlier reported that tension mounted the community over the event following a restraining order from the court which ordered that none of the parties to the throne should be presented with the Staff pending the determination of the substantive suit. It was not clear however if the order was vacated before the event as the state government counsel in the last court appearance had tried to convinced the trial Judge to vacate the order. But the state government, however reportedly defying the court order, went ahead and presented the staff of office to one of the King-elect amidst...
Senator James Manager Booed, Chased Out Of Political Gathering In Delta

Senator James Manager Booed, Chased Out Of Political Gathering In Delta

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, James Manager got a dose of what he didn't bargain for on Monday as he was booed and chased out of a political event he convened at Tuomo community, in Burutu Council Area. Sources disclosed that Manager hurriedly left the community when he couldn't control youths who were jeering and booing him at the event. The Senator was ferried away by security details when mob thronged the event and scattered the canopies and chairs shouting that the lawmaker was a total failure. Manager who hails from Ogiriagbene community, near Bomadi and a four team senator who is seeking to stage a come back to the red chamber was at the community to meet with prospective delegates for the forthcoming PDP primaries. Unfortunately, BigPen Online...
BREAKING: Tension, As Okowa Sets To Issue Staff Of Office To ‘Monarch’ Despite Court Injunction

BREAKING: Tension, As Okowa Sets To Issue Staff Of Office To ‘Monarch’ Despite Court Injunction

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  There is apprehension in Amai Kingdom, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State over moves by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to issue Staff of Office, symbol of authority to one Chief Paul Ifenezuchie, who is embattled in the area despite a court injunction stopping the event. BigPen Online gathered that the community have been boiling since Tuesday night with aggrieved parties firing gun shots all through the night. The community is currently enveloped by protest as residents moves to disrupt the ceremony planned for today Wednesday. A protesting residents during the protest accused Governor Okowa of playing politics with lives of people of the area because of his ambition to retain his seat come 2019. Our source disclosed that Deputy Governor of Delta state, Barr Ki
Group Sends “Save Our Soul” To Okowa Over Child With Mountainous Head Tumor

Group Sends “Save Our Soul” To Okowa Over Child With Mountainous Head Tumor

COMMUNITY REPORT
  The group, Child Welfare Fund has sent a "Save Our Soul" message to the Delta State Government over the plight of an eight year old girl, Precious Moses, who has a mountainous tumor on her head. The group also appealed to well meaning Nigerians to rescue the little girl from the pains she have been bearing for years. Addressing newsmen in Warri, President of the Child Welfare Fund,  Mr. Joshua Omorere, said that the SOS became necessary as a last resort to save the teenager from dying as the tumor is already weighing her down. He said that the surgery to be undergo by the girl would cost a total sum of One Million Six Hundred Thousand but that his organization has been able to raise the sum of One Million Naira. He said effort to raise the balance Six Hundred Thou
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