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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
Warri Prison In Oil Rich Delta An Eyesore!

Warri Prison In Oil Rich Delta An Eyesore!

COMMUNITY REPORT
Images showing Warri prison in oil rich Delta state as an eyesore has surface. The Nigerian Prison Service, located in Okere in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State is seriously congested and in a deplorable state. The Prison which currently houses more than a thousand five hundred inmates usually suffers lack of water supply as a result of poor electricity. Consequently, the entire prison is often in darkness even as there is no generating set to power or pump water. The toilet facilities are in a bad shape in addition to poor sanitary condition of the prisons. Inadequate accommodation for the inmates is another source of worry as there are no enough office spaces for prison officials. Prison officials cannot even attend to visitors while more than forty ...
Nigeria: What We Need Is Change Of Mindset, Not Restructuring, Obasanjo Insists

Nigeria: What We Need Is Change Of Mindset, Not Restructuring, Obasanjo Insists

NEWS
Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday insisted that what Nigeria as a country need now is change of mindset by her people and not restructuring which many are currently clamouring for. The former president spoke at the palace of Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikewoli, and Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Sideso, Abe 1 after the inspection of facilities at the Lee Engineering and Construction Company Limited in Ekpan, Delta State. Speaking separately at the Palace of the traditional rulers, Chief Obasanjo said that there was nothing wrong with a united Nigeria, insisting that the wrong perception of Nigerians about Nigeria as a country was the problem of the country. The former president who disagreed with the pro-separatist agitator...
Italian Kidnap Kingpin Busted In Delta

Italian Kidnap Kingpin Busted In Delta

NEWS
An Italian national suspected to be a leader of a notorious Kidnap ring in Delta State has been apprehended, BigPen Online can report. The suspect simply identified as Fernando Blessing, ring leader of a syndicate group reportedly terrorizing residents of Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North council Area was paraded on Thursday at the State Police Headquarters, Asaba. Also paraded alongside the foreigner were leaders of another deadly kidnap syndicate arrested around Warri area, the commercial nerve Centre of the state. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, explained that Fernando was arrested when he came to collect ransom of additional sum of N50,000 from a kidnap victim’s relatives having earlier collected the sum of N250,000. Other suspects, Lucky Unumeri and C
Delta Broadcasting Station GM, Tunde Omonode Under Probe Over Alleged Theft Of Office Equipments

Delta Broadcasting Station GM, Tunde Omonode Under Probe Over Alleged Theft Of Office Equipments

METRO
The General Manager of the Delta Broadcasting Service, (DBS), Warri, Mr. Tunde Omonode, is currently facing a panel of inquiry for allegedly cornering some office equipment running into millions of naira. If indicted by the panel, Omonode who was reportedly queried by the Ministry of Information sometime in 2014 over similar incident including the alleged fraud of N10million which reportedly got missing from the accounts of the station, may be sacked or redeployed. Sources told BigPen Online that Omonode and other management staff of the station allegedly fingered for investigation have begun lobbying the Ministry and board members through their ‘godfathers’ to save their jobs. The embattled GM is currently lobbying politicians and influential persons to penetrate the panel to