Breaking: Again, gunmen strike, kidnap train passengers in Nigeria

January 8, 2023 Editor 0

Months after terrorists struck and kidnapped many passengers on board Kaduna-bound train, another set of gunmen have invaded a train station and took scores away. This around, Blueprint gathered that the incident happened in Igueben, Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State, South-South Nigeria. The passengers who sustained injuries were said to be waiting to board a train at the Read More

ADP governorship candidate condoles with APC, PDP over supporters’ death in Delta

December 23, 2022 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

The Delta State Action Democratic party (ADP) governorship candidate, Mr. Emmanuel Ogba, Friday expressed deep shock and grief over the tragic death of Chief Joe Unuame, a chieftain and staunch member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, who died in a car accident with his driver along Ughelli/Patani road while on a campaign trip. In a statement Read More

NSF: Delta now a reference point to other states – Aniagwu

December 16, 2022 Editor 0

Delta State Commissioner for Information and Chairman media and publicity sub-committee of the just concluded 2022 National Sports festival (NSF) Mr Charles Aniagwu has revealed how Delta state hosted the best biennial sports fiesta in history. He spoke in an exclusive interview with Ikenna Okonkwo and Amaechi Okwara in Asaba. Excerpts  Asaba 2022, steps ahead of Edo 2020 From the Read More

Delta: Okowa signs N571.6bn 2023 appropriation bill, 9 others

December 16, 2022 Amaechi Okwara Asaba 0

Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Friday in Asaba, signed the state’s 2023 Appropriation Bill of N571.64 billion. The budget, which is the last to be signed by Okowa as governor of the state, comprises N235.5 billion for recurrent expenditure and N336.1billion as capital expenditure. The governor also assented to nine other bills – Delta State Manufacturing and Use of Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as gunmen attack mosque in Delta

December 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Yet to be identified gunmen attacked on Friday morning attacked a mosque in Ughelli, Delta state, leaving 11 worshippers injured. The incident happened when Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli. When contacted, the Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the attack to NAN. He, however, did not confirm Read More

Coca-Cola supports Anambra, Delta flood victims with $175,000 worth relief package

November 25, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos 0

Coca-Cola Nigeria is set to support over 5,000 households displaced by the ravaging floods in Anambra and Delta States, with a relief package valued at $175,000. The Company’s director of public affairs, communications, and sustainability, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, who disclosed this in a statement Friday, expressed sadness at the unfortunate development. She said the Coca-Cola Foundation would be working with not-for-profit Read More

Delta not ATM for migratory politicians, Tinubu blasts PDP

November 19, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Saturday in Warri hit at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for failing to develop Delta State despite the huge resources accruing to the state. The rally, which took place at the Warri Township Stadium. While addressing the rally, Tinubu accused the opposition party of abandoning infrastructural development in the state Read More

Our ticket key to re-building Nigeria – Okowa

November 18, 2022 Mohammed Lawal Bauchi 0

The Delta state governor and PDP’s vice-presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and all the stakeholders of the party were committed to “re-building Nigeria to its dreams.” Okowa said this Friday at an interfaith summit with youth groups in Bauchi organised by the Northern Muslim-Christian youth organisation held at Event Centre, Bauchi. He gave the Read More

NSF: 277-man contingents to represent Nasarawa in Delta state – Commissioner

October 17, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

  The Nasarawa state government is sending a 277 man-strong contingent to the National Sports Festival (NSF) which will take place in Delta state next month, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Amb Lucky Isaac Yargwa has disclosed. The contingent is made up of 277 athletes and several officials, including coaches and security agents. The state will features in 14 Read More

@63: Ojoughoh is brave-hearted, passionate about Nigeria’s democracy – Hon. Mikko

September 8, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A former Rivers state federal lawmaker, Hon. Benard Mikko, as described Dr. Cairo Ojougboh as a brave-hearted political torch-bearer who is passionate about the well-being of Nigerians and the advancement of the country’s democracy. Dr. Ojoughoh marks his 63rd years anniversary Thursday. In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja, Mikko, while felicitating Ojougboh described  him as a respected political Read More

Delta opens boot camp for talent devt

August 26, 2022 Amaechi Okwara Asaba 0

The Delta state government has announced the opening of a five-day development boot camp for talents in the creative industry across the state. Named Delta Talent Development Boot Camp, it is an initiative of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as part of efforts by his administration to develop talents in the industry. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Read More

Six female Nigerian footballers kidnapped in Delta/Edo boundary, abductors demand N5m each

August 13, 2022 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

Six female Nigerian grassroots footballers have been kidnapped at Oronigbe community in Edo state, a boundary between Delta and Edo states. It was gathered that the female footballers were kidnapped around 6pm on Friday while returning from a football competition at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta state. Husband to one of the kidnapped victims said contact Read More

NSCDC arrests 4 vandals, impound 6 tankers in Delta

July 27, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Command of the Nigeria Security and and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Wednesday arrested four suspected pipeline vandals and impounded six trankers loaded with stolen illegally refined petroleum products suspected to be automated gasoline oil (AGO) was impounded. The command public relations officer (PPRO), DSC Emeka Peters Okwechime said men of the commandant General special Squad bursted a loading Read More

APC petitions INEC, demands Mike Igini’s dismissal within 48hrs

July 8, 2022 Editorial II 0

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding dismissal of its Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, within 48 hours. The petition is signed by APC Zonal Organising Secretary, South-south, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.  The letter addressed to the chairman of the commission accused Mr. Igini of “incessant acts of biasness, injustice, Read More

NSCDC anti-vandal unit bursts 5 illegal refineries in Delta 

June 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said its Commandant General’s Special Anti-Vandal Monitoring Unit (SAVMU) dislodged five illegal refineries in Delta South Local Government Area of Delta state, where adulterated petroleum products were produced and distributed to unsuspecting users across the country. In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by the Corps Director Public Relations, DCC Olusola Read More

Delta traditional council supports CSOs to achieve 2030 SDGs

May 23, 2022 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

Delta state chairman of Traditional Rulers Council, Orodje of Okpe, HRM Maj. Gen. Felix Mujakpero (rtd), has thrown his weight behind civil society organisations (CSOs) to deepen the gains of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state. HRM Maj. Gen. Mujakperuo stated this in his remarks at the third national conference on Sustainable Development Goals and the first SDGs tournament Read More

Delta REC warns parties against double registration

April 28, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Delta state has warned politicians to to desist from mobilising people who are already registered or pressurising our staff to engage in carrying out double registration. The commission, therefore, reminded politicians and their parties of the new provisions in the Electoral Act 2022, which provides for N500,000 fine and 1 year jail without Read More

Delta: Enemies want to stop my ambition with illegal arrest – Aspirant

April 27, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State House of Assembly aspirant under PDP for Oshimili north local government area, Mr Kenneth Agbomah has accused the state police Command of illegal arrest and detention over his political ambition. Mr. Kenneth who stated this while addressing journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital, said he was detained for almost one week without telling knowing his offence. He said Read More

Okonjo preaches peace, unity in Ogwashi – Uku kingdom

February 23, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo ll in Aniocha North local government area of Delta state has stated the need for people to embrace peace, unity and ensure progress in the community. The Obi who spoke in Asaba, Delta state, said every member of the community has a stake in what happened in the kingdom. The monarch who is Read More

2023: APC determined to sack PDP in Delta – Omo-Agege

February 17, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Deputy Senator President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has said the All Progressive Congress (APC) is determined to sack Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in 2023. Omo-Agege who represents Delta central senatorial district, also said Deltans are tired of PDP government in the state saying that the party is ripe for APC to harvest. He spoke shortly after the Read More

Delta: Hoodlums set Ughelli North monarch’s palace ablaze

February 2, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Unidentified persons suspected to be arsonists on Tuesday burnt the palace of the Osuivie of Agbarho kingdom, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state. The hoodlums set the palace hall, guest house, staff quarter which houses NYSC members, and part of the traditional ruler’s apartment ablaze in the early morning inferno. It was gathered that the men of the underworld Read More

In Delta, APC Chairman, Omo-Agege’s loyalists, others dump party for PDP

January 22, 2022 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

Hundreds of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state Saturday defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The defectors include; Former State Party Chairman Chief Cyril Ogodo, Senatorial Chairman of Delta North Mr Ben Onwuka, Publicity Secretary Slyvester Imonina, Ogbueshi Patrick Okonkwo, Elders and Leaders’ Council of APC, Omo- Agege solidarity movement, amongst others. APC members especially those loyal to Read More