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Elumelu Bags Award For Championing Rural Electrification Development In Nigeria

Elumelu Bags Award For Championing Rural Electrification Development In Nigeria

COMMUNITY REPORT
  Former member representing the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Ndudi Elumelu has been honoured for championing rural electrification project in Nigeria. Elumelu received the 2017 Rainbow award in Delta State for his developmental efforts in lighting up the rural areas, especially his outstanding contributions to the Aniocha/Oshimili Frderal constituency, and his attraction of the Ibusa Mega Power Step Down for sustainable development. The lawmaker, according to the organisers of the Annual Ogwasi-Uku Carnival and Rainbow Choice Award for 2017, was also honoured for attracting health facilities that improved the economic conditions of the people of the area. “This Rainbow Award, 2017, is presented to you in recognition of you
Group Caution Delta Govt, DSIEC Against Rigging In Okpe

Group Caution Delta Govt, DSIEC Against Rigging In Okpe

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
The Delta State government and Delta State Independent Electoral Commission DSIEC have been cautioned against rigging of the January 6 chairmanship and councillorship election in Okpe local government area. The group, Okpe Equity Platform (OEP), in a statement on Thursday at Orerokpe, signed by its Coordinator, Mr. Philip Edjeduere, noted "there are speculations that DSIEC may not distribute sensitive materials to all the polling units across Okpe local government because the All Progressives Congress APC has the most popular and generally acceptable Chairmanship candidate in Okpe local government" "The Delta state government should ensure the outcome or result of the January 6 election is not rigged or manipulated for PDP, because we shall resist anything near that. "We are however...
Delta Police Declares Stephen Okoro Missing

Delta Police Declares Stephen Okoro Missing

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
The Delta State Police Command has declared one Stephen Okoro missing. The victim, according to the police is a Car Hire Service Operator, residing at No. 17, Otomewo close, Agadagba, Ekpan Warr, Delta State. Police statement on Wednesday says the victim went missing on  November 17, 2017 at about 0700hrs, when an unknown person chattered his vehicle, Toyota Camry Reg. No. GRA 749 KH, engine No. 2AZ 8807355, chassis No. 4T1BE46K87U676141, grey in colour. The unknown car person, according to the statement also hired his services to drive him to Benin, Edo State but since then the victim has not been seen, and all efforts made to trace him proved abortive. He is a native of Ekwakwa, Agbarotor, Delta State. Urhobo by tribe, 5.9ft tall, and dark in complexion, and speaks Urhobo
Dickson Vows To Complete Sagbama/Ekeremor Road In December 2018, Inspect Project

Dickson Vows To Complete Sagbama/Ekeremor Road In December 2018, Inspect Project

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The Governor of Bayelsa State Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, has vowed to take the Sagbama/Ekeremor Road to Ekeremor town by December, next year. Hon. Dickson said that he had also awarded the electrification project along the road from Ofoni in Sagbama Local Government Area to Ekeremor Town, Headquarters òf Ekeremor Local Government of the state. The Governor had broken a 40 year old jinx on Saturday October, 14, 2017, when he led a convoy of SUVs to the then newly sand-filled road to Aleibiri in Ekeremor Local Government Area for the first time. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted Dickson as having made the promise while visiting Aleibiri, Ofoni, Ayamasa and other communities along the Sagbama/Ekerem
PDP Set For Council Polls As Fmr Delta ALGON Chairman Round Up Campaign Rally

PDP Set For Council Polls As Fmr Delta ALGON Chairman Round Up Campaign Rally

COMMUNITY REPORT, POLITICS
    Former All Local Government of Nigeria chairman in Delta State, Sir. Constantine Itiako Ikpokpo, popularly known as Malik has said that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set for the January 6, 2018 local government elections in Delta State. Ikpokpo stated this in a terse message over the weekend, after rounding up his ward-to -ward campaigns in Isoko South Local governments area. "We have done what is needed of us to do, that's campaigning to our people and telling them of our programmes and how we are going to better their lots in the next dispensation if we are reelected. "And I'm assuring everyone in Isoko South that more better days are coming. The people are happy about us for what we have done and what we intend doing in our next coming. Th...
Gas Cylinder Explosion Destroyed Properties Worth Millions In Delta Community

Gas Cylinder Explosion Destroyed Properties Worth Millions In Delta Community

COMMUNITY REPORT
  Properties worth millions was on Saturday destroyed in Olomoro community, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State following a domestic gas cylinder explosion which razed residential buildings. Local source said that the inferno which could not be contailed as a result of absence of fire fighters, razed down a building opposite Olomoro main market. The source said that efforts of those who ran to the scene to help the residents couldn't save the building which was completely burnt. Eyewitness said that shops attached to the building was also affected by the fire which left a family with nothing except the clothes they were wearing when the incident happened. An indigene of area, Orerue Emonena who confirmed the development in a post on his facebook page sa...
Ukwuani Youths, Ezhionum Honour Delta PDP Asst. Legal Adviser In A Grand Reception

Ukwuani Youths, Ezhionum Honour Delta PDP Asst. Legal Adviser In A Grand Reception

COMMUNITY REPORT
In recognition of his contributions to the growth and development of Ndokwa nation, a coalition of Ukwuani Youths and members of Ezhionum community on Friday organised a grand reception in honour of Delta state PDP Assistant Legal Adviser, Barr. Okolo Hessington Chimennma. The event which was packaged to honour Chimennma for his elevation as the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Asst. Legal Adviser and Director Legal Services attracted several chieftains of the party across the state including the state Chairman of party Olorogun Kingsley Esiso. Prominent stalwarts of the party and community leaders at the event include Gen. Mike Ndubisi (retd), immediate past Commissioner for Energy Hon. Charles Emetulu, Chief Chuks Ochonogor, Chairman Governing Council /Proprietor of
NUJ Partners Ned Nwoko On Tennis Development In Delta, Commences Championship

NUJ Partners Ned Nwoko On Tennis Development In Delta, Commences Championship

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The much awaited maiden edition of NUJ Delta and Prince Ned Nwoko Tennis Championship 2017 has began at the Ned Nwoke Tourist Resort, Idmuje-Ugboko, Aniocha South Local Government council area of Delta state. The Tennis championship, a pet project of Comrade Michael Ikeogwu-led state council of the NUJ, was flagged off today as one of the programme lined up by the current leadership of the union to engage stakeholders within and outside the state. A statement issued by Comrade Etu Moses and Comrade Patrick Uzoyi-Peters Chairman and Secretary NUJ Delta State Council Sports Committee, respectively and made available to BigPen Online said the ideal of the championship amongst other things is to revive the game of Tennis in the state. It will also serve as a medium to re...
SAD! Cannon Gun Fired During PDP Rally Kills Delta Deputy Speaker’s Driver

SAD! Cannon Gun Fired During PDP Rally Kills Delta Deputy Speaker’s Driver

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
A local cannon fired at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State has killed one Jerry Ojugbeli, a driver to the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi. The incident happened when the cannon was fired to ushered in Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to the campaign rally. BigPen Online learnt that the deceased died from wound sustained from the cannon explosion at the PDP Local Government Council Elections Campaign Flag off rally at Kwale on Thursday. Meanwhile, Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday expressed sadness over the untimely death of Mr. Jerry Ojugbeli, a driver to the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly. Governor Okowa in a condolence statement by his Chie...
2 Delta Communities Poise For War Over Land With Crude Oil

2 Delta Communities Poise For War Over Land With Crude Oil

COMMUNITY REPORT
Uneasy calm has engulfed Okrama-Oyede community in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State after irate youths, suspected to be from Ibedeni in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, invaded the community over a land dispute. Crude oil was said to have been discovered on the land in dispute. Sunday Tribune gathered on Saturday that the invasion, which took place on Friday, left Okrama-Oyede inhabitants fleeing their homes and their properties destroyed by the youth. Ibedeni community was said to be laying claims to the land inhibitated by  Okrama-Oyede people, ostensibly because of its suspected crude oil value. The youth, said to be numbering over 20, were allegedly mobilised by the traditional ruler, who was said to have been trying to annexe the agr