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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...
BREAKING: Bayelsa Govt Confirms Monkey Pox Patient Commits Suicide

BREAKING: Bayelsa Govt Confirms Monkey Pox Patient Commits Suicide

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  The Bayelsa State Government has confirmed that one of the patients receiving medical care for Monkey Pox at the quarantine centre in the state has committed suicide. State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, while briefing newsmen in Yenagoa, over the development, said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of Monkey pox that were being managed at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital. Flanked by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Medical Director of the NDUH and other senior health officials, the Health Commissione, expressed regret that the patient took his own life despite speedily recovering from the disease ‎and stated that his medical history did not suggest any mental illness or features of depres
Army Medical Outreach: Gbaramatu Monarch Urges Army To Stay Away From His Kingdom

Army Medical Outreach: Gbaramatu Monarch Urges Army To Stay Away From His Kingdom

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The traditional ruler of Gbararmatu Kingdom in Delta State, Pere Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, has called on the Nigerian Army to stay away from his domain until it sensitized the people of the area about the medical outreach programme. The monarch who spoke through the Secretary General of the Traditional Council of Chiefs, Chief Godspower Gbenekama said that the ongoing Nigerian Army Medical Outreach programme which had caused wide spread panic, and fear among residents of the Southeast and Niger Delta region, should be shelve for now. He said that his people have been traumatized over the health programme which ought to bring succour to them. According to him, the Army failed to sensitized the people of the programme, particularly after their so-called operations "Python Danc...
Delta Govt Debunks Claims That It Authorizes DELSU’s Fee Increment

Delta Govt Debunks Claims That It Authorizes DELSU’s Fee Increment

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***Directs Management To Revert To 2016/2017 Approved Acceptance Fee The Delta State Government on Monday debunked widespread claims that it authorized fee increment at the Delta State University, Abraka saying that it never approved increment of fees at the institution. The state government in a statement issued by Commissioner of Higher Education, Engr Jude Sinebe, urged the general public to disregard the speculated increment of Acceptance Fees at the institution. BigPen Online recalls that the imposition of new acceptance fee on students of the institution had sparked widespread criticism and condemnation against the state government and management of the institution. Some students of the Institution, worried over the outrageous fee had raised the alarm, calling on well...
Faulty Air Conditioner Sparks Fire In Kachikwu’s House

Faulty Air Conditioner Sparks Fire In Kachikwu’s House

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A faulty air conditioner in the Abuja residence of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu on Sunday evening led to the fire outbreak in the minister's house. The fire which started from the minister's bedroom was later put off by security details and nearby neighbours. A source said Kachikwu was not at home when the fire broke out. “The minister’s residence located on the outskirts of Asokoro was in flame due to an electrical fault in a part of the building. "He was not at home when this happened, but some mobile police officers and first responders were able to handle the situation,” a source said. “However, the important thing is that it is not a serious incident, it only affected a part of the building and I think it was his room. And lik
Delta Monarch Warns World Bank Against Being Part Of Oppressive Policy Of Buhari’s Govt 

Delta Monarch Warns World Bank Against Being Part Of Oppressive Policy Of Buhari’s Govt 

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Paramount ruler of oil producing Kingdom, Gbaramatu, in Delta State, Pere Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, has cautioned World Bank not to bring into disrepute it integrity and credibility by joining the oppressive tendency of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The monarch spoke through the Secretary General of the Traditional Council of Chiefs in the Kingdom, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, on Monday in Warri, Delta state. BigPen Online recalls that the World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim had last week Thursday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had urged the World Bank to prioritise its developmental programmes across the northern parts of Nigeria, Mr.Kim spoke on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C., saying his organisati
Defection : Orogun Indigenes Puncture Delta PDP Claims, Say ‘Hired Crowd’ Populated Event 

Defection : Orogun Indigenes Puncture Delta PDP Claims, Say ‘Hired Crowd’ Populated Event 

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Miffed by the claims that over 5000 persons from Orogun town, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state had dumped the All Progressives Congress in the country home of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, some  indigenes of the community have reacted saying only 50 persons left the party. The indigenes who reacted on backdrop of claims by some Governor Ifeanyi Okowa aides, said what happened at Orogun on Saturday October 14 was simply a ruse, adding that the governor hired some persons into the venue of the event to make it look as if they had huge decampees in the area. A youth leader in Orogun community, Sunday Umukoro, who said he was in the town the fate day, noted that people in Orogun could not have trooped out, talk less of decamping to PDP on the said day. According to him