Tag Archives: Delta State

Police Officers Run amok  in Delta, Kill Man

Police Officers Run amok  in Delta, Kill Man

Two police officers went crazy  in Warri, Delta State and shot dead a 28-year-old truck assistant, Amos Nsikak. They shot erratically into the air after the incident to scare away citizens in the neighbourhood and bolted away afterward, but alert members of a vigilance group in the area apprehended and handed them over to the

Okowa sets up committee to review multi -billion naira tourism park

Governor Ifeayin Okowa of Delta State has set up a seven – man committee to review the execution of the multi- billion naira tourism park at Olori , in Udu local government area of the state. The state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism , Ernest Ogwezzy, dropped the hint on Tuesday during a State Executive

Eulogies as Onosode goes home

Several dignitaries on Friday eulogised the late Gamaliel Oforitsenere Onosode, the Delta State-born Nigerian technocrat and business administrator who died on the 29th of September. During a funeral service at the First Baptist Church, Ughelli today, public figures, including a former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi

How Ibori’s protégé emerged Delta Oil Agency Chief

The intense politicking surrounding the appointment of a board for the allegedly corruption-ridden Delta state Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has finally ended with the appointment of an acolyte of jailed former governor of the state, James Ibori as its Managing Director. Governor of the oil-rich state, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who submitted the list

Drama as ‘dead’ APC rep candidate testifies in court

A mild drama played out at the Delta State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday when Chief Christopher Anirah, presumed candidate of the All Pogressives Congress House of Representatives candidate for Okpe, Uvwie & Sapele Federal Constituency in the last election showed up in court. The appearance of Anirah, whose signed death certificate was

Barbados scam: Delta govt terminates beneficiaries’ training

Stranded beneficiaries of the controversial Delta State Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) programme, initiated by former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan are to return to the country without completing their programmes. The Nigerian Times learnt that the new government in the state is not interested in shouldering the burden of the scandal-ridden programme and is therefore arranging for

Court fails to hear killer bullion van driver’s case

A Magistrate Court in Otor-Udu, Delta State, on Tuesday failed to hear the case involving the driver of a bullion van which crushed the legs of a woman, Mrs. Onome Akporode, in Warri last Monday. The Nigerian Times learnt that though the culprits were brought to the court premises today, the police prosecution pleaded that

Investigation: Phony projects that may nail ex-gov Uduaghan

It was long expected. But with the recent revelation that the Delta State government under former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan left a huge debt burden of about N637bn for the present administration, the calls for a probe into the financial dealings of the immediate-past administration have become even more strident. The debt, unarguably one of the

Stakeholders want Delta BRT project cancelled

Several stakeholders, including the Delta State Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr John Aikpokpo-Martins, The King of Uvwie Kingdom, Emmanuel Sideso and a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Chief Victor Otomevwo, have called for the cancellation of the beleaguered Bus Rapid Transit project initiated by ex-governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.   Similarly,