Nembe Fishermen Lament Impact Of Spill From Aiteo’s OML 29

NEMBE/Nigeria: Fishermen operating along the Santa Barbra River and Nembe creeks in Bayelsa on Wednesday lamented the adverse impact of the Nov. 5 oil leak from Aiteo’s oilfield in the area. The management of Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm which operates the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29, says the leak remains ongoing even as it has sought foreign technical assistance to cap the leaking oil well. Meanwhile, the oil firm has said that it had yet to ascertain the volume of crude discharged into the environment. Chief Kellcy Ayebaemi-Dio, Chairman,…

Okowa will finish strong in all sectors – Ifeajika

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chief Press Secretary to Delta Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, has said that the Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, would finish strong in all sectors of the state’s economy. He said that though the governor had been outstanding in the provision of good roads and bridges across the state, he had also made great impact in other sectors, including job and wealth creation and youth development. Ifeajika made this known while speaking on a Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) Television programme, “Delta TV Guest” in Asaba on Tuesday night. He…

Man Jailed For 2 Yrs. For Unlawful Possession Of Human Head

IBADAN/Nigeria: A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Wednesday sentenced one Saheed Olapade, 36, to two years imprisonment for unlawful possession of human head. The convict and another suspect, Saheed Olawale, 32, were earlier charged with two-counts of conspiracy and unlawful possession. The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, found Olapade guilty, after he pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of a female human head. Adetuyibi sentenced the convict to 24 months in the Abolongo correctional facility, Oyo Town, after reading the facts of the matter. She said:…

NSCDC Nabs Father Attempting To Sell His 2 Daughter For N700, 000

UYO/Nigeria: The Akwa Ibom Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended 40-year-old Elisha Effiong for attempting to sell his two daughters for N700, 000. This is contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Mr Ukeme Umana, and made available in Uyo on Wednesday. Umana said that the suspect was arrested through a tip off by a private guard operative at Full Care Hospital on Ekpanya Street,  Uyo, while trying to sell his two children, aged four and six years. “The Akwa…

FRSC Cautions Motorists to Exercise Patience on Highway During The Yuletide

AKURE/Nigeria: The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists to exercise patience and drive with caution on the highway to stem road crashes during the Yuletide. Mr Siikiru Alonge, the Ore Unit Commander of FRSC, Ondo State, gave the advice in an interview on Wednesday in Ore. Alonge noted that there was always high vehicular movement during festivities which makes most drivers, especially commercial drivers, want to go to many trips to make more money. He said that the zeal to go to many trips as possible makes most…

Okowa Mourn Late PDP LGA Chairman, Agbatutu

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent condolences to the family of late Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, Chief Lawrence Agbatutu. Agbatutu, who hailed from Orherhe-Agbarho, reportedly died at an Abuja hospital on Monday after a brief illness. He was 63. In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa expressed deep sadness over the incident, saying that it was a big loss to the PDP. According to him, the passing of the…

You Are My Bosses, Delta Speaker Oborevwori, Tells Colleagues

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commended his colleagues for storming Abuja to honour him when he was presented with two awards by the Independent Newspapers, describing them as his bosses. At plenary session on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, the Speaker expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the Honour accorded him. “I want to sincerely thank all of you for storming Sheraton Hotel, Abuja when I was honoured by the Independent Newspapers with two Awards – – – Lawmaker of the…

DOPF Commends Delta Speaker, As forum Honour Him With Legislator Of The Year (State) Award

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has been commanded by the members of the Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF), for his longtime association with the forum since inception, especially at the formative stage. The commendation was given on Tuesday when the Forum formerly presented ‘The Legislature of the Year Award’ (State) bestowed on the Speaker at the Forum’s 2021 Annual Lecture/Niger Delta Media Hall of Fame Induction and Awards. Presenting the award to the Speaker who also represents Okpe State Constituency in…

My Encounter With A Nigerian Healthcare Professional (OPINION)

  By Jerome-Mario Utomi This piece stemmed from an unusual occurrence/event which glaringly did more than anything else to support the claim by well-meaning Nigerians that healthcare professionals do not feel bound to seriously observe basic standards of care or are generally unwilling to accept responsibility for their failure to deliver expected quality services. It was an extract of a mental account on Saturday November 6, 2021, at Ketu Lagos, where/when my son, Pascal Onyinyechukukwu Utomi (now late) suffered a health crisis. To assist the innocent boy arrest the troubling…

Renewed Hostility Between Aladja, Ogbe – Ijoh Claims Lives, Many Injured In Delta

By Ambrose Ologide WARRI/Nigeria: Renewed hostilities between the two waring neighbours of Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area and Ogbe – Ijoh Community in Warri South West Local Government Area, both in Delta State, have claimed scores of lives with many reported injured. It was gathered that the hostilities started in the midafternoon on the fateful day and that soldiers had restored normalcy to the area. A female trader at the Market Road in Warri, Madam Stella Odeiyibo, who is a native of Ogbe – Ijoh Community told journalists…