Tag Archives: Delta State

Lorry crushes pregnant woman in Warri

Lorry crushes pregnant woman in Warri

A lorry loaded with granite on Monday crushed an unnamed woman on Udu road,near Warri Delta state. Though the victim, said to be in her late twenties, was still alive at the time the incident happened, the vehicle crushed her from the waist down,raising fears over her survival. The accident was reportedly caused by a

Police arrests 11 suspected cultists

The police on Thursday arrested 11 suspected cultists in Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command Celestina Kalu, while confirming the arrest, said those apprehended had been transferred the state Criminal Investigation Department, Asaba. It was gathered that cultists had gone on

Fake cop arrested in Delta

The police in Delta state have arrested a dismissed cop employed as an escort by heavy-duty vehicle owners to transport illegal products in parts of the country.   The fake policeman identified as Ochoche Matthew, according to the state police command, was demobilized or dismissed from the force in 2011, but was still posing as

Checkpoints: Military yet to comply in Delta

More than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Nigerian military to vacate all checkpoints across the country, the security forces in Delta State are yet to comply, the Nigerian Times has learnt. Soldiers at the 3-Battalion, Effurun Barracks of the Nigerian Army were still visible at major checkpoints in Warri and environs when

Uduaghan’s brother, ex-aides make Okowa’s Commissioners’ nominees list

The names of Vincent Uduaghan, a younger brother to ex-Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Kingsley Emu and his counterpart in Local Government Affairs, Newworld Safugha, have been forwarded by the State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to the state House of Assembly for screening. Apart from the trio,

Soldiers invade Delta town over community protest

A protest to draw the attention of the management of the Petroleum Product Marketing Company (PPMC0 Warri, by residents of Aruakpor-Umah community, Uvwie Local council, Delta State, has resulted in the invasion of the community by soldiers. On Wednesday, the community took to the streets, demanding that the management of the PPMC extend its turbine

Police arrest fake vehicle license racketeers in Delta

The police in Delta State have arrested a gang allegedly involved in forging fake licenses, local government stamps and fake number plates in the state.   Spokesperson of the police in the state, Celestina Kalu, told reporters on Wednesday that the suspected criminals were apprehended by the detectives from ‘B’ Division, Warri.   Kalu said

World Bank engages 4,000 youths in Delta

Mr Benson Ojoko, the Delta Coordinator of State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) project of the World Bank, says about 4,000 youths have been engaged under the programme from 2013 till date. Ojoko disclosed this at a-one-day empowerment training workshop organised by SEEFOR for beneficiaries of the programme in the state on Tuesday in

N1.4b payment: Protesters shutdown NPDC flow station in Delta

Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Ughelli South council area of Delta State was forced to shut down production on Monday after hundreds of protesting youths and women from Ughelli South and Udu Local Government Areas of the State, stormed the flow station. The protester which also includes indigenes of the Isoko Host Communities of Nigeria,