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Army Medical Outreach: Delta Govt Allays Fear Over Rumour In Public Schools

Army Medical Outreach: Delta Govt Allays Fear Over Rumour In Public Schools

METRO, NEWS
The Delta State Government has reacted swiftly to rumours making the round that some persons or groups are going to schools to forcefully inject children to death. BigPen Online learnt that the rumour followed the ongoing Nigerian Army Medical Outreach programme in neighbouring Anambra State from where the rumour which caused wide panic in Delta State emanated. A statement by the state Information Commissioner, Mr. Patrick Ukah read in full: The attention of the Delta State Government have been drawn to the fact that parents and guidance are going to schools to withdraw their children and wards out of panic. This panic measure is based on the falsehood and rumors making the rounds that some persons or groups are going to schools to forcefully inject children to death. Go...
Anambra Govt Stop Army Medical Outreach Over Nnewi Pandemonium

Anambra Govt Stop Army Medical Outreach Over Nnewi Pandemonium

METRO, NEWS
The Anambra State Government has stop the ongoing medical outreach undertaken by the Army authority in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area until wide sensitization is conducted to reassure people of its intentions and benefits. This followed the outbreak of pandemonium caused by the exercise leading to withdrawal of students from schools by parent at the early hours of Wednesday. A statement by Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu however advised parents and guardians to strongly stop withdrawing their wards from schools as the situation has been brought under control. The statement read in full: "The attention of the State Government has been drawn to an on going medical outreach being undertaken by the Army in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Gov...
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...
Delta Police Arrest 2 Vigilante Members, Launch Manhunt For 3 Others

Delta Police Arrest 2 Vigilante Members, Launch Manhunt For 3 Others

METRO, NEWS
For allegedly being involved in criminal activities, the Delta State Police Command has arrested members of a vigilante group in Abraka and launched manhunt for three others who are currently on the run. The five vigilante members were said to have attacked one Alhaji Mohammed Basa aged 55 years and his son, Mohammed Dio aged 24 years from Nasarawa State while traveling from Kwale to Benin in a Motorcycle. Police source said that during the attack, the five vigilante member’s stabbed Alhaji Bas with knives severally with a view to killing him while his son Dio escaped and ran to Abraka Police station to laid complain. Giving graphic details of the attack in a statement titled ‘Armed Robbery Attack and Suspected Murder’, Delta Police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka said, “At abou
‘They Are Burning Our Money’: Deltans React Over Okowa’s Lavished Award Fanfare

‘They Are Burning Our Money’: Deltans React Over Okowa’s Lavished Award Fanfare

METRO, NEWS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, last weekend, precisely, September 16, literally shut down Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to celebrate the award bestowed on him by University of Ibadan Alumni Association with state funds running into hundreds of millions of naira lavished on fanfare. Meanwhile, mixed reactions have continued to trail the "outrageous" spending by the Governor on the award ceremony in which all Delta State Government paraphernalia of office were deployed. BigPen Online was told by multiple sources who attended the "frivolous trip", that Okowa's large outlays, in the ceremony was part of his 2019 reelection political horse trading and campaign for a second term. However, the promotional adverts about the "governor's achievement" cited as reason for the hono...
Ibori’s Ally, Senator Nwaoboshi, In N2.7bn Scandal

Ibori’s Ally, Senator Nwaoboshi, In N2.7bn Scandal

METRO, NEWS
  The lawmaker representing Delta-North Senatorial District, Peter Nwaoboshi, who is a self-acclaimed ‘loyalist’ of convicted former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has reportedly shunned several invitations from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. It was learnt that after the EFCC invited him, the commission was asked to invite the senator by writing through the Clerk of the National Assembly. “Despite following the process, the senator has refused to come to our office for interrogation,” a source at the EFCC said. Nwaoboshi, who has been linked to the misapplication of a N1.2bn bank loan, has also been accused of a N1.5bn contract scam involving the Delta State Government. A detective at the EFCC told one of  our correspondents that in 2014,
Activist To Ambode: Public Urination Can’t Be A Crime Until You Provides Adequate Public Restrooms

Activist To Ambode: Public Urination Can’t Be A Crime Until You Provides Adequate Public Restrooms

METRO, NEWS
Moves by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to criminalize public urination has been condemned by a Warri-based rights activist, Comrade Zik Gbemre. Gbemre noted that peeing in public places cannot be a crime until the state government make provisions for adequate toilet facilities for public use, maintaining that anything outside that would be anti-people. BigPen Online recalls that Lagos State Government had in a bid to rid the environment of all infractions, arrested five individuals for urinating openly on the streets of Lagos. The arrest of the individuals was made when the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe, was on a sanitation inspection tour of some local government areas in the state. The State government had made it manda
UPDATED: DSS Operatives Raid Newspaper Depot In Asaba, Confiscate Tabloids Propagating Biafra

UPDATED: DSS Operatives Raid Newspaper Depot In Asaba, Confiscate Tabloids Propagating Biafra

METRO, NEWS
Operatives of the Department of State Services, (DSS), Delta state command on Tuesday raided Newspapers depot along Nnebisi Road in Asaba, the Delta State Capital. The operatives who storm the depot in Hilux van mopped up all newspapers with the name Biafra. Our correspondent reports that the operatives also raided other major newspaper centres in the metropolis, especially those along Ibusa road, the popular Nnebisi road and some opposite the Westend Mixed Secondary in Asaba. The source said the detectives were in search of Biafra tabloids and others propagating Biafra. Among the papers confiscated are Biafra Times, Biafra Star and other papers that are specifically for the promotion of Biafra agenda in Nigeria. Eyewitness said "the officials did not state their reasons fo...
Delta Police Confirm Four Killed In Asaba Hausa Quarters Attack, Arrests Two Suspects

Delta Police Confirm Four Killed In Asaba Hausa Quarters Attack, Arrests Two Suspects

METRO, NEWS
The Delta Police Command has confirmed the reported attack on Hausa quarters in Asaba, Delta State, saying fours persons were killed by the invaders. State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna who confirmed the incident which happened on Friday, September 15th, 2017, at about 10:45pm, said two suspects have been arrested so far over the incident which had caused tension of possible reprisal in the metropolis. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, who said the arrest was made at the early hours of Saturday, named the two suspects as, Abraham Ndudi ‘m’, 24 years old from Kwale, Delta State and Okereke Ifeanyi ‘m’, 21 yrs from Ogbaru in Anambra State. He said that the police are already interrogating the suspects to know their involvement in t
BREAKING: 5 Feared Dead, Many Injured As Hausa, Igbo Clash In Asaba

BREAKING: 5 Feared Dead, Many Injured As Hausa, Igbo Clash In Asaba

METRO, NEWS
Latest information reaching BigPen Online shows that there is outbreak of crisis between Hausa and Igbo in Asaba, Delta State. Our source said the Hausa community in Asaba is under attack by invaders. The source said five persons have been confirmed dead, and several others injured in the fracas which erupted between 9:00hr to 10: pm. The source said that the incident which happened at Abraka market area, dominated by Hausa people has sparked tension in the metropolis. It was gathered that the deceased persons including a woman were hacked by rampaging youths suspected to be members of IPOB who invaded the Hausa community. The deceased has since been deposited in the morgan while the injured persons hospitalized, a source said. Asaba had always been a point of refuge ...