Agitations for 2023, political gladiators can’t distract me –Okowa

August 9, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in Delta state has said it would not be distracted by political gladiators who push for 2023 elections. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa stated this while addressing the elected 39 member- State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Executive Council following a successful party state congress on Saturday in Asaba. The governor warned those campaigning for 2023 to Read More

Police officer’s wife lands in prison over abuse of housemaid

August 6, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A police officer’s wife identified as Mrs Precious Joseph, has been jailed for two years without an option of fine for violently abusing her nine-year-old housemaid, Miss Agatha Emmanuel, at the Okwe area of Asaba in Delta state. In a ruling delivered by Magistrate P.O. Obayuwana, of Court 11 in the Okwe Magisterial District, Delta state on August 3, 2020, Read More

Breaking: Tension as Kidnappers abduct NLC Chairman

July 5, 2020 Editor 0

There is palpable tension in Asaba, Delta state capital moment after the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state Goodluck Ofobruku was kidnapped right in front of his house. He was abducted around 8pm on Saturday. As at the time of filling this report, the abductors Blueprint learnt were yet to establish contact with anyone. Details loading…

Breaking: Okowa, wife contract Coronavirus in Delta

July 1, 2020 Editor 0

Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and wife Eidth Okowa have been diagnosed of coroonavirus, days after their daughter tested positive for the ravaging pandemic. Governor who confirmed this via his Twitter handle wrote, “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us Read More

Coronavirus: Asaba worst hit as Okowa laments rising cases in Delta

June 27, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has lamented over the increasing cases of coronavirus in the state, saying it had become obvious that community transmission of the virus had reached an alarming and frightening proportion. In a statement personally signed by him on Saturday, the governor said it was regrettable that many persons still think that the coronavirus disease was Read More

Edo: Police comb forest for kidnapped campaign coordinator

May 20, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The authories of Edo state police command has reportedly deployed its operatives to Ogbese, Okada forests in search of kidnapped All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Mr. Presley Ediagbonya. Blueprint gathered that the state Commissioner of Police, Jimeta Lawan, was said to have deployed the team to ensure that the political leader is rescued unhurt.  Ediagbonya, a former commissioner for youths Read More

Divorce: Okagbare’s husband opens up, exposes Blessing

April 28, 2020 Editor 0

Former Super Eagles player Jude Ighoteguonor, who is the estranged husband of Nigerian sprinter and Olympic silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare, has spoken of their divorce saga. Ighoteguonor, who, according to the Guardian, said he had moved on, debunked earlier report that he was seeking N100 million naira from the sprinter  who had filed for divorce. The former Eagles player, who Read More

Omo- Agege mourns Bishop Emuobor, felicitates with Funkekeme

April 22, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the demise of the President and Founder of Trinity Gospel Mission, Ughelli, Bishop Diamond Emuobor. This is as he congratulated a former Deputy Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly, Hon. Solomon Funkekeme on the occasion of his 58th birthday. Omo-Agege in a personally Read More

Breaking: Army arrest Soldier threatening to rape women in viral video, launch investigation

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

Soldiers who threatened to rape women in Warri, Delta state have been arrested The Nigerian Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa, who disclosed this, Friday, said they were arrested at 9 Brigade Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state after the video in which they made the threats went viral on social media. Musa said investigation had begun. The soldiers had threatened Read More

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Chaos as fire guts DELSU hostel

February 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

There was pandemonium early hours of Friday as a midnight fire gutted a two-storey Post Graduate Hostel in Campus 3 of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka in the Ethiope East council area of the state. The fire said to have started at about 1:04am ravaged no fewer than 10 rooms before help arrived. Fortunately, no casualty was recorded in Read More

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Breaking: Another Abacha’s loot set to hit FG’s account; Ibori, Alison-Madueke’s booty also on the way – AGF

January 29, 2020 Editor 0

Another $321million Abacha loot is being awaited from the United States of America and Nigeria. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, who disclosed after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari, said agreement on the repatriation would be signed next week. Also, Malami revealed that a separate Euro 6.8m in Read More

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It’s not yet time for you to be gov, Okowa tells Ogboru

January 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa Wednesday said  it was not yet time for All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last general election,  Chief Great Ogboru to be Governor. Governor Okowa charged Chief Ogboru  to join hands with his  administration to build a stronger state. Dr Okowa stated this during thanksgiving service in Government House chapel, Asaba over Read More

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Asaba govt workers reluctant to resume duty after holiday

January 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Many federal and state government workers in Asaba, Delta state refused to  report at their duty post after the New Year celebration. The federal government had earlier declared Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 public holiday while work officially resumed Thursday nationwide. But on Thursday, when our correspondent went round some offices to monitor worker’s resumption, it was observed that some offices Read More

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Be professional with civilians, Okowa charges Army

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged the Nigerian Army to be professional and exercise restraint in dealing with the civilian population.  Okowa gave the commendation on Thursday at the Nigerian Army 63 Brigade Super Camp to train officers and men of the army for Operation Crocodile Smile IV.  He noted that the Army had played significant role Read More

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Nigerian soldier confirmed dead, two weeks after his wedding

December 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead  just two weeks after his wedding. The soldier identified as Gabriel Osemudiamen died in a fatal auto accident, barely two weeks after being wedded to his fiancée, Ivie. According to reports, he was seen driving along a bridge, on Monday, in Warri, Delta State, on his way to Port harcourt when his car Read More

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FG commissions roof tile plant in Asaba

November 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo on Thursday commissioned a modern roof tile manufacturing plant in Asaba, Delta state. According to a statement issued by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr Julius Toba-Jegede in Abuja , the plant owned by Wichtech Industries Ltd, is worth about N1.5 billion with a capacity to create over Read More

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Delta landlords petition Okowa over peace breach

November 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Association of Landlords and Residents of Okotomi Layout, Okpanam  in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state, has petitioned Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over “audacious acts and conduct likely to  cause breach of peace” in the estate by some persons.  In the petition written on behalf of the association by Larry Olisa Chambers, and signed by Mr. L. N. Read More

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Breaking: Tribunal affirms Okowa, Ishaku as Delta, Taraba govs

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the state capital, on Friday upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party, declaring him as the authentic winner of the March, 9, 2019 governorship election. Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Great Ogboru, had in a petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019, challenged the victory of Okowa at Read More

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Utomi is dead

September 14, 2019 Editor 0

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture in Delta State, Mr Joe Utomi, is dead. He slumped on Friday evening in Asaba and before help could come he passed on. Utomi, a native of Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state, was nominated as commissioner in the last lap of the first tenure of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa following Read More

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Father to Jonathan’s ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala is dead

September 13, 2019 Editor 0

The Obi of Ogwashi Uku, Aniocha South L.G.A, Delta State Prof Chukwuka Okonjo, who is the father of former finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is dead. The late monarch, who was a professor of mathematics, ascended the throne of his ancestors in 2007 died at the age of 91 in the United States of America. Following the completion of traditional Read More

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NYG: Defending champions Delta sends ‘whooping’ 400 athletes to Ilorin

September 7, 2019 Editor 0

Delta state has vowed to win in 34 different sports at the 2019 National Youth Games (NYG) taking place inside Univsersity of Ilorin (UNIlorin) Kwara state with over 400 athletes representing the oil-rich state. Executive Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, (DSSC), Chief Tonobok Okowa, stated this in Asaba while speaking with journalists over the state contingent’s preparation. Chief Tonobok, who Read More