FYI: Delta State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal Launched Ahead of Council Polls

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chairmen and members of the Delta State Local Government Election Petition Tribunals have been inaugurated ahead of the forthcoming council polls in the state slated for 6th of March. The State Chief Judge, Justice Marshall Umukoro, stated this at the High Court in Asaba, the state capital during the Swearing-in ceremony of six magistrates and members of the tribunals in the three senatorial districts of the state. Justice Umokoro said their mandate would be to determine partitions that may arise after the council polls next month. The CJ…

Uzum Condemns Assassination Of Anti-Cult Volunteer Commander, Awards Scholarship To Son

KWALE/Nigeria: The Director General of the Delta State Orientation Bureau, Eugene Azuka Uzum Esq, has consoled the family of the assassinated President of the Delta State Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps, Mr. Austin Emu (aka 007). Uzum gave the consolation in Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, when he led the sensitisation team of the bureau on drug abuse and cultism to condole the family of the assassinated Emu. The orientation boss maintained that the killing of Emu was so painful, considering his selfless battle to stem…

DPO Blames Societal Vices, Failure on Parents

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Divisional Police Officer of Agbor Police Headquarters, CSP Rex Enweliku, has attributed the decay in the society to lapses on the part of some parents. Mr Enweliku made the assertion when members of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ika South Chapter led by Comrade Christian Izegede paid him a courtesy call at his office in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area. He noted that most parents have failed in their roles as moulders of characters. “Some will venture into criminality and use their parents’ names to register…

Attorney-General Appeals to Members of the Bar To Always Observe Covid-19 Protocols

ASABA/Nigeria: The Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Delta State, Mr Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor SAN, FICMC,  has appealed to members of the Forum of NBA Chairmen of Delta State to adhere strictly to all Covid-19 protocols to avoid been catch up in the Web of the Pandemic. The Attorney general who played host to members of the Forum of NBA Chairmen, Delta State Chapter, in his office, lamented that despite the global Pandemic and many deaths arising from the new variants of the virus, many are still wallowing in the…

COVID-19: Delta Mobile Courts Commence Sitting On COVID-19 Protocol

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chief Judge of Delta, Justice Marshall Umukoro, on Tuesday announced that mobile courts for non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols would commence sitting across the state on Tuesday. Umukoro announced this in Asaba at the reopening of the rebuilt High Court Complex which was burnt down during ENDSARS protests in 2020. He called on the public to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols to avoid prosecution. “As from tomorrow, (Wednesday), the mobile court on COVID-19 will start sitting. So, the media should spread the news and let the people…

ENDSARS: Delta Rebuilds Burnt High Court Complex

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, unveiled the rebuilt High Court Complex in Asaba burnt down during the ENDSARS protests in 2020. The State’s Chief Judge, Justice Marshall Umukoro, who unveiled the complex, announced that court processes would resume at the complex along Ibusa Road, on Monday. Conducting journalists round the rebuilt court, Umukoro commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his commitment to speedy dispensation of justice. He said that the governor’s intervention was timely because after the destruction of the complex, dispensation of justice was delayed for some…

All Petitioners Would Be Given Equal Opportunity to Be Heard, Says Secretary to Judicial Panel

WARRI/Nigeria: The Secretary to the Judicial Panel on Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial killing, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe Esq, has assured that all petitioners would be given equal opportunity to be heard. Mr. Erebe gave this assurance while speaking to Pressmen at the end of it’s sitting in Warri, as he said that “the duty of the Panel is to hear all petition and no one would be denied the right to be held. He stated they as a Panel they have tried to be fair to both Petitioners and Respondents, he…

Delta Constitutes Local Govt Election Tribunals

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has constituted the Local Government Election Tribunals for the council elections scheduled to hold on 6th March, 2021. The constitution is in pursuant to Sections 129 and 130(3) of the Delta State Independent Election Commission Law 2017. A statement from the Ministry of Information, Asaba, said the the members of the tribunal for Delta Central Panel I include Mr Calistus Moeteke, Chief Magistrate Special Grade as chairman, while B.E. Isetin, and 3.A.T. Aniko, and members. The statement indicates that for Delta Central…

Uniben Honours Mrakpor, Five Other Senior Advocates Of Nigeria.

ASABA/Nigeria: The authorities of the University of Benin Edo State, has honoured the Attorney general and Commissioner for Justice Delta State,  Mr Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor  (SAN ) FCArb, FICMC, FCISM and five other Nigerians  for being a flagship of their institution by distinguishing themselves in the Legal  profession . Others who were honoured by the institution alongside Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in a special luncheon at the indoor sports Hall of the University  are,  Chief  (Dr) Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, (SAN), Mr Adedapo Osariuyime  Tunde -Olowu (SAN),Mr Lotanna…

Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court

ABUJA/Nigeria: The University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, confirmed to the Federal High Court in Abuja that it issued a Bachelor of Arts certificate to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in 1979, but that the photocopy he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was incomplete. The University, which was summoned through a subpoena issued on it by the court, said it was not true that Obaseki forged the certificate he attached to Form EC9 (Nomination Form) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the purpose…