Kidnapped Delta polytechnic registrar regains freedom after payment of N5 ransom

The registrar of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Mr. Collins Onyenwenu, who was abducted last weekend by gunmen, has regained his freedom after reportedly paying a ransom of N5 million. SaharaReporters learned that the registrar was released on Tuesday after four days in the kidnappers’ custody. The gunmen seized Mr. Onyenwenu around 3.30 pm last Saturday. He was at the time traveling […]

In Delta: One killed, 6 buildings razed over girlfriend

By Ochuko Akuopha OLEH—RESIDENTS of Owheologbo community, Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, were Sunday night, thrown into confusion as one person was reportedly killed and six houses, including a secondary school building, were razed following a row over a girlfriend. Though details of the incident were still sketchy at press time, community sources […]

Pictures: Ibori’s daughter allegedly wedded a married man

By Nwafor Sunday It was alleged yesterday by newsmen thatHon Erhiatake Ibori, the daughter of the former governor of Delta state, Chief James Ibori, wedded an already married man. However, she was reported to have had her traditional wedding with her heartthrob, Mr Abioye Suenu, yesterday at Western Delta University in Oghara, Ethiope West L.G.A […]

Ex Gov. Uduaghan at 62: The Lessons He Must Have Learnt Out of Power

By Fejiro Oliver Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. Plautus In 2014, I can still remember vividly former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State celebrating his birthday, with pomp and pageantry, glitz and glamour. That day was his in Nigeria; shining as the most prominent political figure to be celebrated that […]

Corupt James Ibori to regain freedom in December

The former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori will become a free man in December, after spending half of his jail term in prisons in the United Kingdom. Ibori was jailed for money laundering offences by Southwark Crown court in 2012. But it was not clear whether he will immediately return home because of […]

Sexual Harassment: DELSU sacks six lecturers

Sexual Harassment: DELSU sacks six lecturers: Familugba Yewande Delta State University recently sacked six of its lecturers for their involvement in several offences including alleged sexual harassment of female students. The sacking of the lecturers at DELSU is a welcome development for stakeholders in the education sector. It is a step in the right direction […]

Gunmen storm Delta govt house, kill one

Ovie Okpare, Warri Gunmen on Thursday attacked the Delta State Government House Annex, Warri, when members of the Delta State Waterways Security Committee were holding a meeting, killing a driver attached to the Annex. The incident, sources told our correspondent, occurred at 11:12am on Thursday amid continuous gun shots. It was learnt that the incident […]

Niger Delta Avengers blow up NNPC pipelines in Warri

OVIE OKPARE, WARRI Niger Delta Avengers late Thursday night simultaneously bombed several pipelines operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation around Batan community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. Local residents told THE PUNCH on the telephone that multiple explosions were heard, a situation they said threw people of the area into serious […]

Female Rep, Onyemaechi Mrakpor, ‘slapped by prison boss aide’ for overtaking the convoy (The worthless prison boss should be sacked & imprisoned)

Onyemaechi Mrakpor is a member of the House of Representatives from southern Delta state The head of Nigeria’s prisons service has been summoned to appear before parliament after his security guards allegedly slapped a female MP. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, 49, and a member of the lower house, told the BBC she was attacked for overtaking the […]

Saraki, Ibori in fresh controversy over secret assets

John Alechenu, Sunday Aborisade,  Eniola Akinkuotu,  Adelani Adepegba and Oladimeji Ramon The Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s family and a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, were among some prominent Africans named in a newly discovered secret offshore assets scam released by a German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The German newspaper on Monday  released the Panama […]

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