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FG Asked To Call Tompolo To Order Over Appointments Into Maritime Varsity

FG Asked To Call Tompolo To Order Over Appointments Into Maritime Varsity

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to call former militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, to order over alleged hijack of appointments at the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State. A lawyer, Demebide Pele, who expressed his displeasure at the manner appointments are being allotted to families and cronies of the ex-militant at the expense of other Nigerians when speaking to Nigerian Tribune in Warri, described Tompolo as the de facto vice chancellor of the institution. He alleged that the VC, Engr. Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu is being teleguided by Tompolo on virtually all appointments being made at the institution in spite of heaps of applications belonging to applicants and dumped and gathering dust at the office of Gbaramatu Voice a...
Sylva Leads Governing Council Delegation On Visit To Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko

Sylva Leads Governing Council Delegation On Visit To Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The Governing Council of Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta state led by former Bayelsa state Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva on Wednesday paid a scheduled visit to the temporary campus of the university in Kurutie, Warri South West Local Government Area. Sylva and his team also paid homage to the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro-Gbaruan II, Aketekpe, Agadagba who is marking his 2nd year coronation anniversary in Oporoza, headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom. Spokesman of the Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Godspower Gbenekama who was elevated as Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom after serving meritoriously as Ibe-Benebowei, disclosed this to BigPen Online on Thursday, saying Sylva was conducted round the temporary site of the maritime University bid to takeoff academic...
Withdrawal Of ‘VIPs Police’: Okowa’s CSO, Ogoegbulem May Cough Up Millions Paid To Him For Posting

Withdrawal Of ‘VIPs Police’: Okowa’s CSO, Ogoegbulem May Cough Up Millions Paid To Him For Posting

METRO, NEWS
  Chief Security Officer to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Mr. Lawrence Ogoegbulem may be made to cough up millions of naira which he allegedly collected from commissioners and other prominent politicians in the state for posting of Policemen, BigPen Online can report. This is coming on the backdrop of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris's order on Monday for the immediate withdrawal of police officers attached to some political office holders and very important personalities, VIPs, in the country. Announcing his plans to withdraw the policemen on private guard duty, the IGP said, “In view of the current security challenges in the country, it has become expedient for the Nigeria Police Force to streamline the deployment of its personnel attached to
NUJ Backs Member Vying For Reps Seat In Delta

NUJ Backs Member Vying For Reps Seat In Delta

NEWS, POLITICS
The Delta state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has threw its weight behind the candidature of one of its member contesting the House of Representatives seat for Ughelli/Udu Federal Constituency, Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire. The Union at its congress in Asaba on Thursday, welcomed the idea of the member taking a shot at the exalted green chambers, saying that it would make formal declaration on Omafuaire’s ambition. State chairman of council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu during the congress called on all journalists in the State to see Omafuaire election as a duty for all. He added that if others are qualified to run for such office, a journalist is even more qualified to be supported. He noted that Omafuaire who is also a Senior Journalist cum  lawyer, stand t
Bad Politics Has Made Delta A Common Joke – Prof. Utomi

Bad Politics Has Made Delta A Common Joke – Prof. Utomi

NEWS, POLITICS
  Renowned economist, Prof. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi has said that Delta state can have full employment economy but bad politics has made the state a common joke among other states, stressing that two neighbouring states, Edo and Anambra who are far less resourced, have a citizen’s quality of life that is far higher and better than Delta State. Utomi who seeks to contest the 2019 governorship in Delta state under the platform of the APC, said that many times, Delta receives up to seven times the allocation of these states (Edo and Anambra) from the FAAC account and has endowments that can attract more private investments, yet the state government have not be able to utilize it's potentials and huge resources to better the lot of the people. Utomi spoke in a text of his co
222 Inmates On Death Row In Okere Prison

222 Inmates On Death Row In Okere Prison

METRO, NEWS
  The Warri Medium Security Prison located in Okere, Delta state has 222 inmate on death row, BigPen Online has been told. The Chairman, Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, Chief A. P J. Okpakpor who disclosed this on Thursday, expressed rude shock over the huge congestion level of the Okere prison which he said should be treated as a national emergency. Chief Okpakpor, was the first Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State. Okpakpor, who spoke during his maiden visit after his appointment by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, expressed concern on the large number of persons on death row at the Warri Medium Security Prison. He expressed shock at the undignified and dehumanized conditions inmate are detained, even as he urged the Federa...
Embrace Mediation, NGO Urges Delta Community, Sawei Family Over Benisede Flowstation Crisis

Embrace Mediation, NGO Urges Delta Community, Sawei Family Over Benisede Flowstation Crisis

COMMUNITY REPORT
  The Society for Community Peace has enjoined members of the Ojobo Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State to embrace Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism in resolving the protracted conflict with members of the Sawei family over the allocation of resources accruing from the Oil and Gas wells surrounding the Benisede Flowstation in the Community. According to statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 by the media Officer, Comrade Celestine Ukah and signed by the Coordinator of the NGO, Mr Omayeli Okotie, "it is imperative that both members of the Ojobo Community and the family embrace mediation as an avenue to negotiate settlement of the conflict between them." The Statement, while commending the willingness o...
NUC Approves Takeoff Of Academic Activities At Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko

NUC Approves Takeoff Of Academic Activities At Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko

NEWS
  The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved the takeoff of academic activities at the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta state. The approval which has put to rest the controversy surrounding the renaming of the university community was disclosed on Thursday by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. (Mrs.) Ongoebi Etebu, in an interview with newsmen. According to her, NUC has given the institution the go-ahead to commence graduate degree programmes, and also to admit JAMB candidates. The commission has also approved three faculties for the University; namely Faculty of Marine Transport; Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Environmental Management. She disclosed that the takeoff was in tendam with the Federal Government’s new vision
Crack Deepens Between Ijaws, Itsekiris Over Maritime Varsity’s Site

Crack Deepens Between Ijaws, Itsekiris Over Maritime Varsity’s Site

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The crack between Ijaws and Itsekiris over the site of Maritime University in Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government area of Delta State deepened with Omadino community insisting that the land is Okerenghigo and not Okerenkoko as claimed by the Ijaws. Consequently, they have vowed not to allow the Ijaws take over their land under the guise of the establishment of the University by the Federal Government. According to a statement issued on Monday by the people of Omadino, an Itsekiri community, they lauded the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami over his memo to the National Assembly dated October 17, 2017 advising the legislators to comply with a Supreme Court judgement that recognised the site of the university as Okerenghigo. In the statement ...
Herdsmen Killings: Act Now Before This Carnage Snowballs Into Religious War, Cleric To Buhari

Herdsmen Killings: Act Now Before This Carnage Snowballs Into Religious War, Cleric To Buhari

METRO, NEWS
Worried by the unabated killing by suspected Fulani herdsmen across the country, the Founder of Faith Assembly Prophetic Ministry Incorporated, Warri, Delta State, Bishop Onyeke Onyeke has called on the All Progressive Congress-led federal government to act now before the persistent attacks snowballs into religious war. Onyeke who spoke in Warri during the dedicated of his triplets to God at his church, while condemning the attacks, said that the recent killings by Fulani herdsmen was escalating ostensibly because government had failed to address the problem head-on. He however, advised the Federal Government to match it's words with action, saying that until people start seeing concrete evidence that the government was serious in tackling the Fulani herdsmen, people will continue to l