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Why bride rejected husband, ran out of wedding reception in Delta – Friend


A friend to a newly wedded bride, who took off from her wedding reception half-way in Delta State at the weekend, has disclosed what led to the drama. The 32-year-old bride, simply identified as Josephine, sparked confusion among guests on Saturday when she disrupted her wedding reception half-way, following her pronouncement that she was no longer interested in the few-hours-old …

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Governor Okowa opens up after slump reports


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has refuted reports that he was ill and had been flown abroad for medical attention. The social media went agog on Tuesday after news made the rounds that the governor slumped last Wednesday at the government house in Asaba. The report had it that Okowa, who was billed to attend the World Teachers Day …

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Police confirm kidnap case in Delta


The Delta Police Command has confirmed the abduction of one Mrs Rukky Eneru by gunmen in Uvwie Local Government Area. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday in Warri. He said that effort was ongoing to rescue the victim unhurt and also apprehend the suspects. She said, “We have already spread …

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Flood hits Warri after 4 days of non-stop rain

Homes and roads were flooded yesterday in many parts of Warri as a 4-day rain hit the city. The torrential rain lashed people’s workplace and homes non-stop. Many vehicles were stalled on the roads as parts of Warri, the nation’s oil city, were flooded.  The intensity of the flood left many motorists in fear. The flood was accentuated by blockage of …

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TRAGEDY: Explosion in Delta State


A massive explosion occurred Friday evening in Delta State. Reports have it that the Isoko Development Secretariat was brought down by the explosion which occurred in Oleh area of the state. The explosion reportedly hit the secretariat also known as Isoko House amid the union’s annual conference.   It is still unclear if the incident was an act of sabotage …

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Ritualists disguised as mad men apprehended in Delta State


Residents of Ughelli South council area of Delta State, on Saturday, apprehended two suspected ritualists who disguised as mentally-challenged persons. The two men were said to have attacked their victim, a woman who was gathering sharp sand along the road side on the Otokutu end of the bridge. Newsmen gathered that the suspects waylaid their victim and were struggling with …

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Navy Officer dies in Delta


Tragedy struck at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta), Warri on Thursday night as A Naval Officer lost his life after hitting his head on a rail at the Base’s jetty on arrival from an operation against militants in the creeks of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. The officer (names withheld), a Lieutenant Commander, died at …

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Delta to celebrate 25th anniversary


  The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has set up an eight-man organising committee towards the celebration of the state’s 25 years of existence.   The Delta State Press Unit said in a statement on Sunday that Okowa announced the inauguration of the state’s silver jubilee planning committee at a recent press conference held in Asaba, the state capital. …

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Oil Spillage: FG sues Shell, four others in a N1.3trillion suit


President Muhammadu Buhari, has given  authority to the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Attorney General of Federation and Minister for Justice alongside National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on behalf of 350 communities in Delta and Bayelsa states affected by Bonga Oil spills of 20 December 2011, to begin legal proceeding against Shell Nigeria Exploration …

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