Monday, December 18Informations That Matters

NIGER DELTA

World Bank Lauds Governor Okowa Job Creation Scheme, Says It Is A Model To Emulate

World Bank Lauds Governor Okowa Job Creation Scheme, Says It Is A Model To Emulate

BUSINESS, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Delta State Governor okowa’s job creation scheme has been endorsed by the world bank describing it as a model for other states to emulate. This was made known in Asaba on Thursday by a senior education specialist at the world bank,Dr. Tunde Adekola who was speaking on behalf of the international financial institution. Dr. Adekola observed that Delta state is the only state that has demonstrated its commitment to skills development in practical terms. According to reports available to BigPen online, Dr. Adekola who was present at the Products Exhibition and Business Fair by beneficiaries of the Delta State Government’s job creation scheme said “The world bank will continue to support the Delta State Government in the areas of skills and technical development and will
Gov Okowa Felicitates With Olu Of Warri On 2nd Coronation Anniversary

Gov Okowa Felicitates With Olu Of Warri On 2nd Coronation Anniversary

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with the olu of warri kingdom, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli on his 2nd year anniversary on the throne. In a statement  in Asaba on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor congratulates the Warri Monarch and noted his efforts in keeping Warri kingdom peaceful and because of that it is investor-friendly. "Your majesty, because you have done a lot, it is almost unbelievable that you are just two years on the throne. You have impacted do much on your people and the whole of Delta state and Nigeria as you have brought uncommon zest and creativity to the throne by ensuring unity among various kingdoms.” Also In the statement available to BigPen Online, Governor Okowa thanked the Olu of Warr
Fulani Terror Attacks: Fear, As N’Delta Militants May Attack Oil Facilities, Set To Join Force With Middle Belt

Fulani Terror Attacks: Fear, As N’Delta Militants May Attack Oil Facilities, Set To Join Force With Middle Belt

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
With the genocidal actions of Fulani Herdsmen raised to critical level, indications have emerged that Niger Delta militants groups may veer their anger on oil installations as some armed groups in the region are getting set to join Middle Belt region in solidarity to combat the terrorising Fulani herdsmen. This is coming as people of Middle Belt had raised the alarm over the incessant attack on them by Fulani Herdsmen. United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS), raised this fear of possible alliance by the militant groups with Middle Belt in a terse statement on Monday night after its Emergency NEC Meeting in Warri, Delta State. UNDEDSS' Executive Secretary. Mr. Tony I Uranta, in the statement obtained by BigPen Online said, "It is no news to the world t...
IYC Petitions UN Over Human Rights Abuses, Niger Delta Detainees In DSS Custody

IYC Petitions UN Over Human Rights Abuses, Niger Delta Detainees In DSS Custody

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Foremost Ijaw youth organisation, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council over human rights abuses in the Niger Delta region by security agencies particularly Directorate of State Security Services (DSS). The petition which was addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland; Mr. Zeid Raiad Al Hussein, alleged the continued detention of Niger Deltans by various security agencies in Nigeria especially by the DSS. The petition which was obtained by BigPen Online on Monday was also copied the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Right and the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria.   In the petition  letter dated the 10th of December, 2017 and signed by the President of IYC, Mr. Eric Omare
Show Of Shame In Delta Govt House As Okowa’s N.5m Health Insurance Largess Causes Rancour Among Youths 

Show Of Shame In Delta Govt House As Okowa’s N.5m Health Insurance Largess Causes Rancour Among Youths 

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  There was serious commotion at the Delta State Government House Annex in Warri on Thursday as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa N500,000 Health Insurance largesse dole out to 'settle' youth groups led to a free -for -all -fight. BigPen Online gathered that many youths in the ensuing chaos which erupted at the event,  were said to have sustained injuries in the embarrassing incident which occurred owing to alleged fraudulent way the government officials handled the event. It was gathered that the state government had planned the event to sensitive community youths from Delta South Senatorial Districts on its "Health Insurance Programmes" but the event turned out as political jamboree and not a health program. Multiple sources told BigPen Online that the youths drawn from the six
NAPTIP Indicts Delta Govt On Violation Of Child’s Rights Law

NAPTIP Indicts Delta Govt On Violation Of Child’s Rights Law

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has indicted the Delta State Government on violation of the State Child's Adoption laws, declaring however that the agency has nothing to do with "human trafficking" case allegedly involving officials of state government which is outside its (NAPTIP) mandate. This was contained in an official letter signed by Mrs Amugo Ijeoma Mary on behalf of NAPTIP, dated 21st June 2016 after the investigation of the case of the Proprietor of Explosive Academy, Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area and made available to BigPen Online on Wednesday. NAPTIP in the letter with Reference number, NAPTIP/NLM/782/1 had directed the Proprietor of Explosive Academy, Mr. Aghogho Ighorhiowhunu to petition the Delta State Attor...
Court Jails Man, Son For Dealing On ‘Ogogoro’ Products In Delta

Court Jails Man, Son For Dealing On ‘Ogogoro’ Products In Delta

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
A Federal High Court, sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday sentenced a 58-year old man, Isaac Uti and his son, Jonathan (29) for dealing on ethanol, popularly known as Ogogoro. The court says the duo were producing and storing the local gin reportedly considered to be hazardous to human health, under insanitary condition. While the elderly Uti was jailed for 15 years and 6 months, his son, Jonathan got 11 years and six months without option of fine for the same offences. Justice A.O. Faji, while delivering the judgment which are to run concurrently also fined Uti N250,000.00 for carrying out the reported ilicit business. The court ruled that the jail terms begin on December 4, 2017. The defendants were convicted on 3 out of the 5 count charges preferred a...
Civil Defence Clamp Down On Illegal Refineries In Edo, Destroyed 28 Camps 

Civil Defence Clamp Down On Illegal Refineries In Edo, Destroyed 28 Camps 

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it has destroyed 28 illegal refineries in the state in the last eleven months. The Commandant of the Corps, Mr Makinde Ayinla, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria saying 15 were destroyed in Edo South; five in Edo Central and eight in Edo North. He also said that an estimated 500,000 litres of illegally refined and adulterated petroleum product was seized as well as destroyed within the period. He said the command so far had 17 pending cases in court, while it had secured five convictions of suspects. The commandant also said that within the period under review the command had arrested 22 suspects for armed robbery, drug trafficking and prostitution. He said that the suspects had since...
Court Awards N10m As Damages Against Delta Attorney General, Hospital Management Board Over Death Of Expectant Mother, Her Baby

Court Awards N10m As Damages Against Delta Attorney General, Hospital Management Board Over Death Of Expectant Mother, Her Baby

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  A High Court of justice, sitting at Otor-Udu, Delta State has awarded the sum of N10 Million as damages against the Attorney General of Delta State, the State Hospitals Management Board over a case of medical negligence that claimed the life of one Mrs. Elo Joseph and her baby on the 25th day of November, 2012. The court in a with Suit No: OUHC/23/2013, Mr. Joseph Onome Vs Delta State Hospital Management Board & 4 Others, also awarded a cost of N100,000.00 against the defendants over the incident. The suit brought by Mr. Joseph Onome, husband to late Mrs. Elo Joseph, who was then an expectant mother, aged 29 years on 22 day of February, 2013 was decided on Thursday, the 23rd day of November, 2017. Delivering judgment on the suit after four years of legal firework...
Delta Govt Denies Fueling IPMAN’s Election Crisis

Delta Govt Denies Fueling IPMAN’s Election Crisis

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Delta State Government has denied allegations that it was fueling the election crisis rocking the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Warri Depot Unit. The Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Peter Mrakpor, made the clarification at a press briefing held on Monday in Asaba. Barr. Mrakpor stated that it was necessary to make this clarification because of different stories that had been going on, saying that the Delta State Government has no preferred candidate. According to him, the State Government was not conducting any union election or had any plan of such, stressing that the Government role, based on IPMAN appeal, was to assist in creating an enabling environment. Explaining further, Barr. Mrakpo said, “I was no