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

2 feared killed in Delta community crisis

January 21, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Two people on Friday were reportedly feared dead in a community crisis that erupted in Mosogar in Sapele local government area of Delta state. Blueprint learnt that a Sienna bus was also burnt to ashes as a result of the crisis that involved the youth president of the community. It was gathered that two quarters in Mosogar had an issue Read More

Youth leader shot dead, another hospitalised in Delta

January 18, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

The youth leader of Bomadi Overside community, Mr. Paddy Ekrika has been reportedly shot dead by a local vigilante member in operation at Bomadi council area of Delta state. The death has sparked crisis leading to a dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the community, even as the Bomadi Division of the JTF, the Nigerian Police Force and other security Read More

Updated: 10 dead, 8 rescued, scores trapped in Delta church building collapses

January 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The building housing Salvation Ministry, Okpanam, Oshimili North local government area of Delta state, has collapsed, trapping an unspecified number of worshippers with over 10 deaths recorded. The building, which is being used for the first time, reportedly collapsed at about 5:55p.m during Tuesday’s evening service. Blueprint reports that about eight persons have been rescued unhurt, while four persons have Read More

Breaking: Anguish, tears as church building collapses; members feared dead, trapped

January 11, 2022 Editor 0

Friends and relatives are currently in tears after a church building reportedly belonging to Salvation Miniteries collapsed on Tuesday evening during service. The newly constructed church building according to reports is located in Okpanam, Oshimili North local government area of Delta state. Blueprint gathered that the while many are still strapped in the rubbles, very few have been rescued with Read More

NAPPS chairman kidnapped in Delta

December 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Unknown gunmen Sunday evening kidnapped the chairman, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Eku, (NAPPS), Mr. Monday Ifoghere,m and his wife. lt was learnt that the victims were abducted on their way to Eku around 7:00pm at Kokori town, in Ethiope east local government area of Delta state. Community source said the kidnappers are yet to establish contact with Read More

Delta approves N434m bursary for 2020/2021 session

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Delta state government Wednesday approved the release of N434 million for the payment of the 2020/2021 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme, otherwise known as bursary, for students of the state origin in tertiary institutions across the country.The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, stated this at the post exco briefing presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Asaba. He Read More

Ministry launches policy on gender education in Delta

November 21, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Federal Ministry of Education weekend launched the National Policy on Gender in education (NPGE) with a view to reduce disparity in access, retention and completion at all levels of education in Nigeria. The ministry said the reversed policy would be used at all levels, from early childhood, education and tertiary level. But, officials of the Delta state Ministries of Education Read More

APC won’t govern Delta – Ex-minister

November 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Former Minister of Education and PDP governorship aspirant in Delta state Mr. Kenneth Gbagi on Thursday said the All Progresives Congress (APC) should not be allowed to govern the state as the party led by President Mohammadu Buhari has disappointed Nigeria. Speaking at the PDP state party secretariat in Asaba while declaring his intentions to contest for the 2023 governorship Read More

Police arrest female robber with ammunitions, drugs in Delta

October 26, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Police command Monday arrested a female drug and ammunition kingpin identified as Blessing Oghule in Asaba, Oshimili South local government area of the state. It was gathered that she was nabbed during a raid of black spots at Abraka axis of Asaba at about 1415hrs. It was learnt that the drug kingpin was arrested alongside three other suspects Read More

Implement NDDC forensic audit report, 22 CSOs urge Buhari

October 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Coalition of Niger Delta Civil Society Organisations (CNDCSOs) on Friday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, implement the forensic audit report on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and prosecute defaulters. The group made up of 22 CSOs in a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, urged the president to authorise the publication of all Read More

Ruth Benamaisia Opia, Yakubu Mohammed: Where are they now?

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

They once served the country at different times and in different capacities, but since they left office, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA wonders where they could be at the moment. Ruth Benamaisia Opia Before 2000, Ruth Benamaisia Opia was a household name in many homes every evening because of her appearance on the network news Read More

Pictures: How 6th National Youth Games ended glamorously

October 20, 2021 Editor 0

Again, Delta state has emerged Champions of the National Youth Games (NYG) held inside spacious and prestigious University of Ilorin (Unilorin).  The week long sporting activities for athletes who are under-15 witnessed display of raw talents. At the closing ceremony, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said, “Everything that has a beginning must have an end. It Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

APC leaders reject congress in Delta

October 18, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta All Progressive Congress (APC) Leaders’ Council have rejected the state congress conducted last Saturday which produced Omeni Sobotie as chairman. The Council led by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, also reiterated its stance for the cancellation of the congresses from the ward to the state levels in the state. The council described the Read More

Delta ASCSN election tears union apart

October 10, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Concerned members of the Delta State chapter of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Friday warned the body against labour unrest and breakdown of law and order over unconstitutional practices. ASCSN concerned members led by a veteran labour leader, Comr. Charles Isiayei while speaking on the crises rocking the association over the upcoming election call on the Read More

South South caucus backs Modu Sheriff for APC chair

October 4, 2021 Agi Onda 0

As intrigues continue to trail the upcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, the South South APC support groups have thrown their weight behind the candidature of former governor of Borno state, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to clinch the national chairmanship position of the party. The decision was reached during consultative meetings with various groups comprising of youth, women groups Read More

Supreme Court confirms death of Justice Oseji

September 28, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has confirmed the death of one of its judges, Justice Samuel Oseji. It was earlier reported that Oseji, who was appointed to the Supreme Court bench in November 2020, died of a yet-to-be-known ailment Tuesday at 67. Supreme Court’s Director of Press and Information, Festus Akande, said Justice Oseji died at the National Hospital in Abuja. The Read More