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Quality education key to decadence in society, Okowa

August 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Wife of Delta state governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has attributed the falling standard in education sector to decadence in the society. Okowa stated this Wednesday in Asaba during the inauguration of Quality Assurance Monitoring vehicles and instructional materials for effective implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) programme in the state. The wife of the governor, who noted that Read More

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U-20 Women’s W/Cup: Asaba best venue for World Cup – Okowa

August 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Delta state  governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has assured the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) that Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, will provide best venue to  host U-20 Women’s  World Cup in 2020. Okowa gave the assurance on Wednesday in Asaba when FIFA team on inspection of facilities in the stadium visited him, and said that his administration was determined to put Read More

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Seek redress in court, Delta AG urges victims of arrest, brutality

August 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Delta state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Mrakpo has urged victims of Police illegal arrest, detention, brutality and other forms of violation of fundamental rights to seek legal redress for the enforcement of their fundamental rights. The state attorney-general was reacting to several allegations raised against the Nigerian Police by the chairman of the state Committee for the Read More

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NUJ Asaba lauds Okowa over appointment of its members

August 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Asaba Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state for the appointment of its members. The chapel’s appreciation was conveyed in a congratulatory message to the appointees which was signed by its Chairman, Mr Paul Osuyi and Secretary, Mr Dominic Adewole. The NUJ felicitated with Mr Jackson Ekwugum who retained Read More

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Breaking: 3-storey building collapses in Delta, many feared dead, trapped

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

A three-storey building under construction in Abraka in Delta state has collapsed with about four persons reportedly dead, while some others are still trapped. Abraka is at Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. Those allegedly trapped in the debris were said to be construction workers who had resumed work at the wee hours at the construction site. Details Read More

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Breaking: Many escape death as 2-storey building collapses in Warri

June 14, 2019 Editor 0

An uncompleted two storey building, still under construction, in the Marine Quarters axis of Warri, collapsed to the ground on Friday, leaving a huge heap of rubbles. Although there was no casualty, as there was nobody within the walls of the building as at the time of the incident, at about 1:00pm, the collapsing structure left impacts on two nearby Read More

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50 unclaimed corpses flood FMC Asaba

June 5, 2019 Editorial II 0

Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba has threatened to perform mass burial of all the abandoned corpses dumped at hospital mortuary. The hospital management said it will embark on the mass burial of about 50 unclaimed corpses at the hospital morgue by the Oshimili south local government council. It was gathered that the decision was prompted by the hospital resolve to decongest Read More

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Police nabs 2 notorious armed robbers in Delta

April 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Delta State Police Command had arrested two suspected armed robbers  responsible for the major armed robbery operations in Abraka, Ethiope East local government area of the state. The bandits were arrested by Abraka divisional police station’s crack team led by the DPO, CSP Hassan Isah  following a tipoff by some members of the public after a robbery incident around the Read More

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Operation delta safe: Akinrinade takes over from Apochi as new commander

April 8, 2019 Editor 0

Rear Admiral Akingide Akinrinade has assumed office as the Commander of the Niger Delta Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation delta safe, at its headquarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Akinrinade took over from Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi, who commanded the outfit for 29 months. After a brief takeover ceremony, the new commander said he was posted to add more Read More

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Let Operation Delta Safe be

April 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

The military-styled Operation Delta Safe established to checkmate oil sector-related criminalities in the Niger Delta has come under fire in spite of its achievements in recent times. JOY EMMANUEL reports on the travails, despite the achievements of its commander. It seems that militancy, pipeline vandalism, oil bunkering, sea piracy and other crimes common in Bayelsa  state and other parts of Read More

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Court sacks Sen. Nwaoboshi, orders INEC to declare Ned winner

April 3, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Federal High Court sitting Abuja has sacked Senator Peter Nwaoboshi representing Delta north senatorial district at the senate and declared Prince Ned Nwoko as the authentic candidate and winner of the PDP Primary elections. Declaring that from evidence available to the court from the PDP primary election for Delta North Senatorial District, Ned Nwoko won and so was the Read More

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4 kidnappers to die by hanging in Asaba

March 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Delta High Court sitting in Asaba has sentenced a four-man armed syndicate specializes in robbing and snatching exotic cars as well as kidnapping to death by hanging. The court presided over by Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge  while delivering judgement in a criminal case between the State and five defendants, Uche Vincent Uzondu, Emeka Amukali, Paul Egwom, Festus Oghali, and Read More

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INEC withholds certificates of 4 Delta members-elect, issues Okowa, others

March 27, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withheld certificate of return of four members-elect of Delta State House of Assembly over legal issues. The National Commissioner of INEC, Dr. Mohammed Lecky, disclosed this in Asaba, during the presentation of certificate of return to governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other members-elect of state House of Assembly. Dr. Lecky said the certificate would Read More

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Delta police assures of adequate security during AFCON qualifier

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Delta state police command has assured of adequate security during the AFCON qualifier and international friendly matches between Nigeria, Egypt and Seychelles. The international friendly matches are billed to hold at Stephen Keshi Township Stadium Asaba on the 22nd and 26th of March, 2019. The command said Nigerians are expecting visitors from other African countries especially, Seychelles and Egypt, among others. Read More

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47,000 applicants jostling for 1,000 teaching job in Delta

March 20, 2019 Editorial II 0

Over 47,000 applicants have applied for 1,000 teaching job vacancies recently announced by the Delta state government. The state commissioner for basic and secondary education, Chiedu Ebie said this in Asaba while briefing journalists on the need for the state government to recruit professional teachers. According to him, “Those to be recruited in first phase of the recruitment exercise will Read More

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Delta: 3 police officers, 19 others in boat mishap

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

About 22 persons were reportedly involved in boat mishap while returning from Ebrohimi to Koko in Warri north local government area of Delta state. The boat was conveying 22 passengers, three police officers and 19 members of the community  returning from ward 3 Ebrohimi to Koko Jetty after the governorship/house of assembly elections, at about 12 midnight a long the Read More

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Breaking – #2019 Governorship, state assembly polls: Orthom, El-Rufai, Okowa vote in Benue, Kaduna, Delta

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

Reports from the various states indicate that Benue state governor Samuel Orhom, his Kaduna state counterpart Nasir El-Rufai and that of Delta state Ifeanyi Okowa have just cast their votes at their various polling units. Earlier, Okowa took to twitter personally to announce; “Polling Unit at Omi Primary School, Owa-Alero, Agbor.” El-Rufai who spoke shortly after voting said: “I’m not Read More

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ACPN to Deltans: Reject Okowa, PDP cabals after 20 years

March 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

The national leadership of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and its governorship candidate in Delta state Chief Paul A. Isamade, have asked the people of the state to reject the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ifeanyi Okowa and other described as cabals holding the state to ransom. The ACPN, however urged the people of Delta to Read More

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Delta APC clears Kachikwu of anti-paty allegation

March 3, 2019 Editorial II 0

Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared the Minister of state for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu of anti party activity’s allegation leveled against him by some members of the party. The party, however described the Minister as a dedicated, loyal and committed party man who has never been involved in any anti party activity. The State Read More

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Senatorial poll: PDP clears Delta North

February 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial district at the National Assembly under Peoples Democratic Party  (NASS), Barr Peter Nwaoboshi, has defeated All Progressives Congress candidate, Mrs. Doris Uboh  in the just concluded presidential/National Assembly elections. Barr. Nwaoboshi, defeated his rival , Mrs. Uboh, with a large margin to return to the National Assembly for the second time. The Returning Officer Read More

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Breaking: Delta gov’s aide assassinated, hours after election shift

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

Hours after presidential and National Assembly elections was moved, unknown gunmen have killed the Special Assistant on youth development, Mr. Ngozi Lawrence Ijei to the Governor Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa in Ekpan in Uvwie local government area of the state as a result a political crisis that has been rocking the area.  The Okowa aid was shot death Friday night Read More

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Pre-election violence: 7-month-old baby, 17 others killed in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta

February 12, 2019 Editor 0

With just five days to the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 23 people believed to be supporters of various political parties were killed in political-related violence in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta and Sokoto states, Blueprint’s findings have revealed. Peace accord As a measure towards stemming the tide of  political violence, the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee caused presidential candidates of All Progressives Read More

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NSF: Team Delta scoop six gold medals in swimming

December 9, 2018 Editor 0

Defending Champions, Delta state is on the verge of retaining her position with outright dominance, breaking two Festival and one National record in swimming with 6 Gold medals out of eight swimming categories they participated, in the day four of the ongoing 19th National sports festival tagged Abuja 2018 on Sunday. Team Delta swimmers opened their medal account with Opochini Read More

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‘Yahoo boys’ invade Delta communities, scrabble for ‘female old pants’

November 28, 2018 Editor 0

Suspected ritualists popularly known as ‘yahoo boys plus’ have invaded Delta State, buying female used pants for  between N300,000 and N500,000 for ritual purposes. Blueprint gathered that the major areas of operations by these evil ritualists are Asaba, Abraka the DELSU community, Jesse community and many other communities in the state. The yahoo boys  ritualists many times deceived young girls Read More

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NIPC reports 42 investments worth $45bn from January to June

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has released the report of investment profile of 45.74 billion dollars for 42 projects in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory in the first half of 2018. The report made available on the commission’s website yesterday noted that the report was presented on sectors, investors’ country of origin, and states destination. The report Read More