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Four Oil Workers, Businessman Abducted In Delta

Four Oil Workers, Businessman Abducted In Delta

NEWS
Four workers of Sahara Energy, an oil Servicing Company located at Ajoki Community behind Koko, Headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area, and a businessman have been reportedly kidnapped in separate incidents in Delta state. BigPen Online learnt that the workers whose identities remain uncertain as at the time of filing this report were abducted at the Akpakoka/Ajoki water side by gunmen in a speed boat and driven to an unknown destination on Wednesday morning. Reports say the kidnappers of the four workers of Sahara Energy has not open communications lines with anybody but those who abducted Koko based businessman, Daniel Obayendo on Monday, January 14, have demanded a ransom of N 10million. Mr. Daniel Obayendo, an oil and gas businessman, from the Olomu stock in Kok
Council Polls: DSIEC Adhoc Staff Slump, Dies In Onicha-Ugbo As Okowa, Uduaghan Vote Amid Violence

Council Polls: DSIEC Adhoc Staff Slump, Dies In Onicha-Ugbo As Okowa, Uduaghan Vote Amid Violence

NEWS
An Adhoc staff of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) deployed to Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state reportedly slump and died during the council election in the state. Reports reaching BigPen Online shows the staff whose identity was not immediately known died shortly after delivering the voting materials in a voting centre at Onicha-Ugbo. Details of the incident were still sketchy at as press time but our source said the pathetic development send shivers among eligible voters at the polling unit. Our correspondents however reports that election went on smoothly in Aniocha North Local government, with impressive turn out of voters in areas covered, and largely peaceful. It was learnt that the election was relatively peaceful in...
Council Polls: DSEIC Returns 57 PDP Councilors Unopposed As APC, Others Failed To Field Candidates

Council Polls: DSEIC Returns 57 PDP Councilors Unopposed As APC, Others Failed To Field Candidates

NEWS, POLITICS
    Ahead of today (January 6, 2018) local government elections, the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has announced the returned unopposed of 57 councilors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This followed the failure of Delta State main opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties to field candidates against those who occupy the positions and had picked form for the tomorrow’s local government elections in the state. Chairman of DSIEC, Chief Mike Ogbodu, in a press statement, said the 57 PDP councilors are being returned unopposed as no other candidates are in contention with them. Ogbodu listed ward 4 in Isoko South; wards 5, 9, 10, 16, 18 in Uvwie; wards 1, 3, 6, 11, 18 in Warri North and wards 2, 9, 10, 11, 16,
Violence Erupts Ahead Saturday Council Elections In Delta As PDP Supporters Allegedly Attack APC Members

Violence Erupts Ahead Saturday Council Elections In Delta As PDP Supporters Allegedly Attack APC Members

NEWS, POLITICS
  Ahead tomorrow (Saturday) local government elections in Delta State, reports reaching BigPen Online shows some suspected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have attacked supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ellu, Isoko North Council Area, destroying their properties. A source from the area told BigPen Online in telephone conversation that the violence erupted from an APC campaigns rally allegedly invaded by some loyalists of a PDP candidate in the area. "Some APC members were attacked and their assets destroyed by suspected PDP thugs at Ellu in Isoko North Local Government Area ahead of Saturday, January 6, Local Government elections", the source said in terse message. The said attack, according to the source took place around 2.30pm on Thursday, 4th ...
Maritime Varsity: Tension Heightens In Warri Over Malami’s Memo Saying University Name Is Okerenghigho, Not Okerenkoko

Maritime Varsity: Tension Heightens In Warri Over Malami’s Memo Saying University Name Is Okerenghigho, Not Okerenkoko

NEWS
  Fresh tension has started mounting between Ijaw in Delta State and their Itsekiri neighbours over a purported memo from the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN) advising the National Assembly not to change the name of Maritime University, Okerenghigho to Okerenkoko, as proposed in a bill to the National Assembly. In a memo from the office of the Attorney General, signed by H.A. Tahir, on behalf of the AGF, dated October 17, 2017, to the Clerk of the National Assembly, the AGF urged the National  Assembly not to alter the name and  location of the University from Okerenghigho, based on the fact that the name Okerenkoko was corrupted by the Ijaw, who were tenants in the community. The memo titled : Re- A Bill to Establish Maritime University Whic
Ochei Speaks On Delta Council Polls, Says Get Ready APC Is Coming

Ochei Speaks On Delta Council Polls, Says Get Ready APC Is Coming

NEWS, POLITICS
Former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei has urged chairmanship and councillorship candidates under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be on guard before and after the January 6, 2018 council elections, saying that APC would spring a surprise in Delta State.   Ochei who spoke in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area of Delta state during the flagged off of APC local government council elections campaign, also sent a message to the ruling party, peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, saying, "we are telling them (PDP) get ready because APC is coming”. Expressing optimism over the chances of APC, Ochei maintained that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would meet them at the polls, saying, “Let them think that we ar
Group Calls For Shut Down Of IPMAN Secretariat, Accuses Incumbent Chairman, BenJones Of Fueling Crisis

Group Calls For Shut Down Of IPMAN Secretariat, Accuses Incumbent Chairman, BenJones Of Fueling Crisis

METRO, NEWS
  A group, under the auspices of Concerned Marketers Group (CMG), has accused the incumbent chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigerian (IPMAN), Delta State Chapter, Mr. Benjamin Emoefe aka BenJones of fueling the crisis rocking the association in order to perpetuate himself in power. The group in a petition calling for the shut down of IPMAN secretariat and made available to BigPen Online on Saturday, alleged that Ben Jones was frustrating the election in connivance with some undisclosed individuals and officials. Expressing their displeasure over the suspension of the election, the group in the protest dated December 1, 2017, addressed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the State Commissioner of Police as well as the Directorate of State Security, De...
Council Polls: Okowa Releases Meager N800m To Offset Backlog Of Councils Workers’ Salary Arrears 

Council Polls: Okowa Releases Meager N800m To Offset Backlog Of Councils Workers’ Salary Arrears 

NEWS
  Ahead of local government elections in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has approved for release a pantry sum of N800million to offset backlog of salary arrears owed council workers in the state. Sources disclosed that the state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has commenced the offset of payment of salary arrears to council workers. BigPen Online recalls that Okowa had recently promised to assist local government councils across the state to lessen their salary burden during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally for the next set of chairmen and councillors for the local government councils. Meanwhile, the State Executive Council (SEC) of the Delta State chapter of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has confirmed the release of more than
UPU Crisis: We Made An Error – Ibori

UPU Crisis: We Made An Error – Ibori

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Former Delta State governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has declared that the crisis rocking Urhobo apex socio-cultural organisation, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) was an error that needed to be corrected immediately. Ibori stated this on Friday while speaking at the 86th Urhobo Day put together by the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) at Uvwiamuge, Agbarho, Delta state. According to him, the Urhobo Progress Union had meddled into politics hence the division which has become a bane of the Urhobo people. Ibori who expressed great concern over the leadership crisis rocking the UPU, said it was regrettable that Urhobo sons and daughters turned UPU into political machinery to foster their interest, saying that if UPU must move forward politics must be removed from its activities. The fo...
Gov Okowa Marks 2017 World Aids Day, Advocates Support of HIV Victims

Gov Okowa Marks 2017 World Aids Day, Advocates Support of HIV Victims

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa today during a Live Radio and Television Broadcast called for increased advocacy against the stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country even as the state joins the rest of the country and the world to mark December 1st as World Aids Day. The governor also revealed that Delta State has about 78,359 persons living with the virus and that there was the need for advocacy to reduce discrimination and stigmatization. “According to the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Nigeria has over three million people living with this virus. Furthermore, the HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria stands at 3.4%. "In Delta state, with an estimated population of over five million people, we have about 78,359 people living with H