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 […]

Government College Ughelli revels in $1 million renovation

-Vanguard By Charles Kumolu THE 2016 reunion day of Government College Ughelli ,GCU, was indeed an opportunity for the school’s old students to give back to an institution that was literally a springboard for them. Dignitaries at the commissioning of the renovated facilities at Government College, Ughelli. It was an event that attracted public office […]

Breaking News: Kidnapped Delta Monarch Released

Monarch of Olomoro Kingdom in Isoko South Local Government Area,  Delta State‎ was said to have been released about 9.00pm, Monday. This was confirmed by the chairman of the Local government Area, Mr Malik Ikpokpo‎, to our correspondent.   His abductors after collecting an undisclosed sum, dropped him at Sapele. More details later. -Punch

Ibori: Agitation Rises For Independent Investigation Into Bribery Allegation Against MET Police

The pendulum of justice is gradually tilting in favour of former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, and his associate, Bhadresh Gohil’s call for an independent investigation is mounting, with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), The Sunday Times of London and the Guardian of London, reporting on it. The BBC reported today that the latest […]




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