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Backlash Trails Okowa’s ‘Strange’ Remarks On Failed Infrastructures In Warri 

Backlash Trails Okowa’s ‘Strange’ Remarks On Failed Infrastructures In Warri 

NEWS
  Mixed reactions have continued to trailed the reported remarks by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state that Warri, the commercial nerve centre of the state should wait for its own development after completion of developmental projects in the state capital Asaba and 2019 general elections. BigPen Online gathered that the remarks which was reportedly made during the Democracy Day celebration in Asaba by the Governor had generated backlashes after a Facebook post by former Director General of Delta State Direct Labour Agency, Comrade (Engr.) Emmanuel Odafe Igbini. Igbini's post rejecting the purported comment by the Governor Okowa had generated mixed reactions from early respondents who spoke against and in favour of the Governor. Responding to the post, many had blast...
Unity Bank Manager, Assistant Arrested In Warri Over Alleged Diversion Of N2.5m From A Dead Customer Account

Unity Bank Manager, Assistant Arrested In Warri Over Alleged Diversion Of N2.5m From A Dead Customer Account

METRO, NEWS
The Acting Branch Manager of Unity Bank in Warri, Mr. Mark Chinedu and his assistant have been arrested by the police in connection to alleged diversion of N2.5 million from a dead customer's account with the bank. BigPen Online gathered that the sum was discovered transferred from the customer's account to another bank allegedly by a fraudster in connivance with officials of the bank after his death. Sources revealed that relatives of the deceased customer discovered the fraud at the branch of Unity Bank in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area last week five years after the demised customer, late Chief John Akpile. It was learnt that following the development, the police at the 'B Division' Okumagba Avenue in Warri South Council Area who were intimated of the discovery immedi...
Ijaw/Itsekiri Youths To FG: N13billion Escravos Bar Dredging Critical To Us, Don’t Abandon

Ijaw/Itsekiri Youths To FG: N13billion Escravos Bar Dredging Critical To Us, Don’t Abandon

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Ijaw and Itsekiri youths have called on the Federal Government not to abandon the dredging of the N13 billion Escravos bar of the Warri Port in Delta state, saying that the project is critical to economic wellbeing of the state. The youths spoke separately during the joint sensitization campaign on the project by Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), and Itsekiri National Youth Council (INYC), held at the NPA New Port Gate, Warri, commercial nerve centre of the state. Speaking at the event, the youth leaders said that they were doing everything possible to ensure the project commences without hitches. They said they would guide the project jealously because it would go a long way to revive the moribund Warri economy and other neighboring states. "We welcome the news of the aw...
Ijaw And Itsekiri Youths Inaugurate Sensitization C’ttee As FG Sets To Dredge Escravos River

Ijaw And Itsekiri Youths Inaugurate Sensitization C’ttee As FG Sets To Dredge Escravos River

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Ahead of the commencement of dredging of Escravos to Warri River by the Federal Government, Ijaw and Itsekiri youths have set up a joint sensitization committee to carry out enlightenment campaign to communities that would be affected by the project. The Committee was set up at a joint town hall meeting held by Ijaw and Itsekiri youths in Warri, Delta State on Sunday May13, 2018 on measures to ensure hitch free operations by the contractor that would handle the dredging project. The thirty member joint committee is co-chaired by Comrades Frank Akiefa and Joseph Uwawah. Speaking at the joint Ijaw and Itsekiri youths stakeholders meeting, Presidents of the IYC and INYC: Messrs Eric Omare and Weyinmi Agbateyiniro respectively, stated that community and youth restiveness
Warri Residents Demand Central Drainage System From Delta Govt

Warri Residents Demand Central Drainage System From Delta Govt

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  *As Okowa Sets To Dredge Anwai River Residents of Warri, commercial nerve centre of Delta state have requested a central drainage system in the metropolis. This is coming as Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said the Anwai River and Amilimocha Stream in Asaba will be fully dredged to check the effects of storm water that will empty into them from the on-going massive drainages being constructed in the state capital. The residents made the demand during the recent town hall meeting in Warri. Speaking on this on Thursday while inspecting on-going drainage projects in the state capital, Okowa who also, inspected the construction works going on at the Stephen Keshi's Stadium, Asaba, observed that during his recent town hall meeting in Warri, the issue of constructing...
Pastor Reveals How They Tried To Use ‘Charm’ To Kill Him Over 26Yrs Land Dispute In Delta Community

Pastor Reveals How They Tried To Use ‘Charm’ To Kill Him Over 26Yrs Land Dispute In Delta Community

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Dr. Richmond Leigh, founder of the Father’s House Church, Warri, has alleged that he was targeted to be killed through charms by those who criminally took possession of his land in Ubejj community, Warri South Council Area of Delta State. He spoke on backdrop of the January 12, 2018 Supreme Court unanimous verdict affirming him as the real owner of a 7 acres of land in Ubeji community in Warri South Council area of Delta State which was subject of dispute for 26 years. Speaking to journalists on the successful taking over of the landed property, Dr. Leigh said, “I give thanks to God Almighty for making me to witness this day because all their Juju and charms targeted to kill me failed. "I just want to tell them that the God I serve is greater than all their charms pu
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
Bloodbath Averted As Delta Govt Wades Into IPMAN Crisis, Moves Election To Asaba

Bloodbath Averted As Delta Govt Wades Into IPMAN Crisis, Moves Election To Asaba

BUSINESS, NEWS
  Prompt intervention of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state may have averted a possible clash by members of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Warri depot, Delta state at the wake of their forthcoming elections. BigPen Online recalls that IPMAN's elections are always marred by violence and bloody tussel over who controls the soul of the association. It was gathered that a clash was actually averted when the state government took over the process of the election of the union, starting with the accreditation of registered petroleum marketers in the state. Anticipating troubles, our source disclosed that the governor had deployed his Executive Adviser on Security who held several meetings with the leadership and members of the association a...
I’Il Resign Voluntarily After This, Says DRTV Staff Who Breaks Silence Over Ugly State Of Broadcast Station

I’Il Resign Voluntarily After This, Says DRTV Staff Who Breaks Silence Over Ugly State Of Broadcast Station

NEWS
  Ace Broadcaster with the Delta Rainbow Television, (DRTV) in Warri, Mr.Godspower Omadebor on Wednesday says he would resign voluntarily from the services of the Delta State owned radio and television station if airing his views on the failure of government to revamp the outfit would earn him a query.   Omadebor stated this at a Press Conference marking his birthday bash/15years as a broadcaster in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State.   He said that resigning from the station would enable him become a social critic, analyst as well as criticize very well as an outsider because according to him, "I cannot continue to work unproductively. We have to speak up and not pretend over it." BigPen Online reports that Delta Rainbow Television, (DRTV) has become an ailing e
Gunmen Attack Army Formation In Delta, Kill One, Cart Away Weapons

Gunmen Attack Army Formation In Delta, Kill One, Cart Away Weapons

NIGER DELTA
One soldier was killed and several others injured in an attack on military personnel in Nigeria’s oil-rich south, a security source said on Thursday, in the second incident this month in the restive region. The attack happened in the early hours of Thursday in the Ogbogbagbene community, south-west of the Delta state capital Warri, according to locals. A source at Nigeria’s Department of State Security intelligence agency said it was not immediately clear whether those responsible were “militants or just hoodlums”. “But they killed a soldier, injured others and carted away arms and ammunition, as well as a military gunboat,” he said, adding that the injured were being treated in hospital. There was no immediate response from the military joint task force that handles security i