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Exposed! N’Delta Activist Alleged Plans To Divert Maritime Varsity Dockyard

Exposed! N’Delta Activist Alleged Plans To Divert Maritime Varsity Dockyard

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Niger Delta activist, Chief Michael Johnny has alleged grand plot to divert a dockyard component of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, to Lagos or Rivers State. Johnny who raised the alarm in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, dated 28 June, 2018 obtained by BigPen Online Thursday evening, warned that attempt to move the component where students are to be trained on practical ways of ship repair would cause fresh crisis in Niger Delta region. The prominent ljaw leader and chieftain of All Progressives Congress APC, said the President must do everything possible to stop the "selfish and unpatriotic agenda by some top government officials" presently serving in his administration to breach the existing peace and security in the Niger Delt
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...
Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko Concludes Academic Staff Recruitment, To Take Off In April – VC

Maritime Varsity Okerenkoko Concludes Academic Staff Recruitment, To Take Off In April – VC

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Barring last minutes change, academic activities would commence in earnest at the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Okerenkoko, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State in mid-April 2018. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Engr. Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu disclosed this at the weekend after the finalization of recruitment exercise into various cadets of the institution. BigPen Online learnt that already 1,300 prospective academic staff who were shortlisted from over 6,000 applications, were interviewed for recruitment, at the weekend at the Kurutie take-off campus of NMU, Okerenkoko. Prof. Etebu, who confirmed this while speaking to newsmen, said that 17 panelists who are dons drawn from various universities in the country conducted the interview at Kurutie...
Reps Consider Maritime Varsity Bill For Passage, As IYC Hails Moves

Reps Consider Maritime Varsity Bill For Passage, As IYC Hails Moves

NEWS
  The House of Representatives has considered for passage the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State (Establishment bill) into law, a development which douse controversy over the renaming of the bill. BigPen Online learnt that the bill was among the ones considered for passage at the resume sitting of the House on Thursday but was deferred till next week plenary. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator James Manager (Delta South) at the Senate and Honourable Daniel Reyenieju (Warri Federal Constituency) at the House of Representative. Recalls that Attorney General of the federation, Abubukar Malami had in October, last year written a memo to the National Assembly, advising on strength of a court judgment that the name Okerenkoko on the bill should be rename...
Call Olu Of Warri To Order, Ugborodo Community Tells President Buhari

Call Olu Of Warri To Order, Ugborodo Community Tells President Buhari

NEWS
  Oil rich Ugborodo community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Olu of Warri Kingdom, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli I to order, alleging that the monarch wants to reignite another ethnic war in Warri, Delta state. The people said that the monarch was pushing Ijaw and Itsekiri to war with his recent deeds and misdeed over the location of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, in Warri South West Local Government Area of the state. In an open letter to President Buhari made available to BigPen Online on Monday, the oil bearing community which had earlier denounced the Olu as paramount ruler of Ugborodo reiterated that their community was not part of Warri Kingdom. Signed by Pa Douglas Omagbemi (Ugborod
Malami’s Memo Was A Diversionary Strategy To Cause Inter-ethnic Crisis In Delta – IYC

Malami’s Memo Was A Diversionary Strategy To Cause Inter-ethnic Crisis In Delta – IYC

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Ijaw Youths Council Worldwide, has reacted to the controversial memo by one H. A. Tahir, an officer in the office of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami which purport that the correct name of the community hosting the Nigerian Maritime University should be Okerenghigho and not Okerenkoko. IYC said that with the memo it is now obvious and crystal clear that the Buhari led administration does not want the Nigerian Maritime University to start academic activities hence "this new diversionary strategy to cause unnecessary inter-ethic crisis in the area wherein the university is situated and the Niger Delta at large". In a statement made available to BigPen Online on Friday, IYCs President, Eric Omare said that the federal government is obviously c...
IYC Reacts To Itsekiri Youth’s Threat To ‘Cause’ Anarchy Over Name Of Maritime Varsity

IYC Reacts To Itsekiri Youth’s Threat To ‘Cause’ Anarchy Over Name Of Maritime Varsity

NEWS
Ijaw Youths Council, (IYC) has reacted to an advertorial by Itsekiri National Youth Council (INYC), which threatened that if the name of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko is not changed to Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenghigho, there may be anarchy in Nigeria. IYC's President, Eric Omare in a statement on Friday said that such threat capable of throwing the ethnic groups into confronting each other must be investigated and the alarmist brought to justice for threatening the peace of the Niger Delta region. The statement read in part: "Our attention has just been drawn to a statement issued by one Esimaje Awani on behalf of the Itsekiri National Youth Council (INYC) in the Vanguard newspaper of Friday November 10, 2017 to the effect that if the name of the Nigerian...