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Buhari Approves Payment Of Pension To Retired Biafra Police Officers

Buhari Approves Payment Of Pension To Retired Biafra Police Officers

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  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension for police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Nigeria Civil war. It could be recalled that the officers were granted Presidential pardon in 2000 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo but were yet to received their pension. However, a statement released by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Wednesday said President Buhari has approved the payment of pension for the personnel. The statement revealed that a total number of 162 officers will be payrolled while 57 Next of Kin who have also not been paid their death benefits will be paid in the first batch adding that the first batch of the payment will commence in Enugu on Friday the 20th of October
Sen. Omo-Agege Explains Rationale Behind National Electoral Offences Commission Bill

Sen. Omo-Agege Explains Rationale Behind National Electoral Offences Commission Bill

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Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has explained the rationale behind the proposed National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC) Bill which has passed second reading in the red chambers, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari was interested in the accelerated passage. The Bills which was co-sponsored by Omo-Agege and Senator Abu Kyari (Borno North), is in seven parts and has 48 clauses. The lawmaker told BigPen Online that Buhari has interest in the Bill which would curb rigging by political parties in connivance with staff of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. According to him, besides the Presidential support for the bill, all Senators in the red chambers in respective of their political affiliation are in support tha...
Delta Police Busts Militants Who Abducted Foreign Missionaries, Parades 14 Others

Delta Police Busts Militants Who Abducted Foreign Missionaries, Parades 14 Others

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The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday says it has apprehended the five-man gang of militants who kidnapped four white missionaries in Enukorowa creek in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna while parading the suspects disclosed that the victims, identified as Dr. David Donavan and his wife Chilly Donavan, Alana (surname unknown) and Iyan (surname unknown), were abducted on 13 October, 2017, at about 2 am by the suspected militants. He said the victims had been engaged in preaching and giving free medical treatment in the area for the past three years before the attack. Zanna Ibrahim said intelligence revealed that “the kidnap may not be unconnected with present onslaught on militant activities embarked upon by the mil
Group Condemns Alleged Invasion Of Edo Community By Troops

Group Condemns Alleged Invasion Of Edo Community By Troops

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The group, Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRACC has condemned alleged soldiers invasion of Ajakurama Community in Edo State under the guise of flushing out of militants. National President of the group, Alaowei Cleric, Esq.said that the news that combined military contingents have launched a coordinated attack on Ajakurama Community in Edo State is condemnable. According to him, the news of the unprovoked invasion came to us as rude shock even we are yet get detailed information about the destruction. Due to the assurances the defense headquarters has being given to the Niger Delta people that its ongoing military drill is a friendly one, we thought that the exercise will be friendly, he said. "However, to our dismay, what we are seeing is a compl...
Soldiers Raid New Militants Camps In Delta, Recover Arms

Soldiers Raid New Militants Camps In Delta, Recover Arms

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  Operatives of Operation Crocodile Smile II, on Tuesday raided several militants camps in Ajakurama, Gelegele and Egbema kingdom in Warri North Local government Area of Delta State. However, many of the militants had fled the camps when the soldiers arrived. Eye witnesses told our Correspondent, "militants flee the town when army stormed the area with large troops which could best be described as the worst for the militants in the recent times. This is because earlier attempt by the army to carry out Operations in the area had not be fruitful. It was revealed that Ajakurama community often referred to as central havoc in Warri North local government was completely combed by the men of operation crocodile smile and all hide out of criminals destroyed. It was lear...
Governor Okowa Inaugurates Ultra- modern Market, Road Projects In Delta, To Construct More In 2018

Governor Okowa Inaugurates Ultra- modern Market, Road Projects In Delta, To Construct More In 2018

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commissioned a multi-million naira ultra-modern market in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, with a promise to embark on more infrastructure development in 2018. While inagurating the project, the governor charged local government councils chairmen across the state to endeavor to allocate the markets stalls constructed by his administration to genuine traders. "We know it is statutory for local government councils to construct markets, but, we had to intervene to improve the socio-economic life of the people, this market has been ceded to the Council, they are not to refund the money spent to government," the Governor said. "If this market is not put into good use, it will be a waste, the Council Chairman must allocate stores to gen...
BREAKING! Buhari Shows Commitment To N’Delta Development, Signs Into Law FUPRE’s Bill

BREAKING! Buhari Shows Commitment To N’Delta Development, Signs Into Law FUPRE’s Bill

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  Good times are here for the Niger Delta people as President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed into law the Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun Delta State. Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Shehu Garba who announced this in a statement said that President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. Garba said, giving the assurance at a brief ceremony in the State House to sign the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law, the President said “this administration is fully committed to supporting the Niger Delta in its endeavours to achieve socio-economic development.” He
Group, VATLAD Objects To Agbakoba Suit Asking Court To Nullify Buhari’s Portfolio As Petroleum Minister 

Group, VATLAD Objects To Agbakoba Suit Asking Court To Nullify Buhari’s Portfolio As Petroleum Minister 

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    The group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy VATLAD, has objected to a law suit by formerNigeria Bar Association President, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, challenging the legality of President Buhari retaining the position of substantive Minister for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria. The group in a statement issued by its National President Comrade (Engr) Odafe Emmanuel Igbini, punctured the argument of Agbakoba which was based on sections 138 and 148 (1 & 2) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, as amended, saying what could be more "intellectual dishonesty and fraud" than as such claim. Igbini noted that Agbakoba's argument was a deliberate attempt to mislead 200 million Nigerians to believing that the over 50 years of monumental corporate fraud and ...
Delta Attorney-General Describes Late Justice Ohwo As Upright, Brilliant Judge, Visits Family

Delta Attorney-General Describes Late Justice Ohwo As Upright, Brilliant Judge, Visits Family

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The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Delta State, Mr. Peter Mrakpor has described late Justice Franklin Ohwo as an upright, courageous and brilliant judge. Mrakpor stated this at Ughelli when he led Management Staff of the Ministry of Justice on a condolence visit to the home of the late High Court Judge, Public Relations Officer of the Minister of Justice, Mr. Ivori Aruoriwo said in a statement. The family members of the late Honourable Justice Franklin Ohwo who died in active service have been admonished to be strong, courageous and not despair but rather take consolation in the fact that he lived a good and worthy life, the statement said. The Attorney-General maintained that the late Justice Ohwo was an upright, courageous, hardworking and brilliant Judge who...