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  1. A coastal erosion of high magnitude, yesterday, hit and wiped away the shore protection wall of Tuomo community in Burutu local government area, Delta state, with community folk scampering for safety, who were caught unawares. The incident, which is the first of it kinds in the community, also cut off the ongoing internal road project along the community waterfront. No life, however, was lost to the phenomenon, but indigenes were seen packing their belongings from the troubled spot to avoid being victimized in a repeated occurrence as at the time of filing in this report. An eye witness, Mr Oruferebo Hebrew, narrating how the incident occurred, said “yesterday around 5.30 pm, we were playing football in the field and suddenly we heard a high cracking sound at Foukonou area of the community. “Curious to know what really happened, we went to the scene only to see that the community shore protection wall has been broken by erosion. We were amazed to see the magnitude of the incident. “Many people have already packed out of the area because there are cracks everywhere and in case of any rainfall, it will be fatal and we don’t pray for that to happen. “Similar incident of lesser magnitude occurred in another spot of this shore protection last year, which sent fears into the hearts of the people living around the place”. The traditional ruler of Tuomo community, Chief Samuel O. Emokpo, speaking on the incident, called on the state and federal governments to intervene without delay to save lives and property. He said, “I want both the state and federal governments to intervene immediately because any moment from now, any rainfall in this area will aggravate the incident. “All the people living around the area are now packing their belongings to flee because of the new cracks that are becoming wider and wider every passing minute. “I also called on the company that is handling the job, Vibro Flotation Nig Ltd, to mobilize to site immediately to avert calamity to befall the whole community”. More so, a prominent chieftain of the community, Chief Akpola Ekperi, called on the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, owner of the job, to intervene without toying with the lives of the community folk. “What I observed here is earthquake and not erosion. I believe that the dredging work of a construction company handling the Tuomo-Torugbene-Ojobo road, which carried out dredging on this spot around 2007/2008 could have contributed to the incident. https://i.imgur.com/tcbFiiN.jpg “The shore protection job was started in 2007 and up till this moment, not even half of the job is done. When we queried the contracting firm, Vibro Flotation Nig Ltd over the slow pace of work, they said money has not been paid to them. “I called on the NDDC to intervene and call the contractor to site without wasting any time, because the situation needs urgent attention”, he said. By Chancel Bomadi Sunday
  2. The man pictured right aged 66 years is the newly appointed S.A on Youth Matters for Delta State. We congratulate him on his new appointment.
  3. An older man identified as Chief William Ibori, the former Unugbrogo of Oghara kingdom got married to his younger bride traditionally yesterday in Ogharefe, Ethiope west local government area of Delta state. The new husband who is the elder brother of the former governor of Delta state – underwent the traditional process to claim his new wife in the presence of family and friends. We wish the new couple marital bliss
  4. The lovely couple who became online sensation following their recent traditional wedding – have done their white wedding today in Delta state in the presence of family, friends and colleagues. The couple identified as Mr/Mrs. Ufuoma Asigri (a.k.a HOD), celebrated their wedding ceremony in style and currently the latest couple making the headlines in Delta state. Congratulations to them. More Photos below..
  5. A 12-year-old primary four pupil is presently undergoing treatment after she being brutalized by her cousin in Sapele, Delta State. According to one Unugbragada, the victim, identified as Kehinde, stays with her uncle at Oguwanja Area in Sapele. Her uncle’s son was alleged to have bathed her with hot water before attacking her body with a razor blade. . Narrating her ordeal, the student of Mission Academy, said: “a Few days ago after I returned from school, my uncle asked me to hawk firewoods so that we use the proceeds for food. He had no money on him. As I prepared to carry the firewood on my head, my uncle came in and asked me to go and fetch water for his son to take his bath, but I told him I want to go sell the firewood. Before I knew it his son removed his belt and started flogging me, followed with hot water and lastly he used a razor to cut my body”
  6. This lovely couple or rather ex-couple are trending online after deciding to make their separation public. The husband identified as Mr Omorode revealed that he and his estranged partner, Doris are no longer together following their divorce today in Delta state. The man also revealed that his ex-partner who is now a free woman should not come near him neither will he go near her. Journalist Sapele Oghenek shared the divorce update online in pidgin English. Read below; “From the couple Mr Omorode and Doris , we just divorce now, because of the thing nor work. It is good to divorce than for one to die in marriage, I, Mr Omorode have declared that Doris Omoraka is a free woman. She can move with her friends from now upwards. In case anybody see or saw her from today 12th of March 2018, they should know that I Omorode and Doris are not together and she is now free. I Omorode have decided that Doris should not come close to me please, and I will never go close to her. Please inform Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria and the world at large that we are done. This is the couple final decision for peace to reign”
  7. The mystery surrounding the death of two young lovers in Delta state is yet to unraveled by police authorities. According to reports, a boyfriend and girlfriend were found dead yesterday morning in the apartment of a friend where they went to sleep in Mosogar, Sapele area of Delta state. According to Sapele Oghenek, the pair identified as Matthew and Bose were said to have gone out to buy Suya on Thursday night before the boyfriend took Bose to his friend’s house when they went to sleep. The owner of the house and his girlfriend was said to have slept in the room while Matthew and his girlfriend Bose slept in the parlor. Their friend was reportedly shocked to have woken up the next morning and discovered that the young lovers had died in the parlor. Their corpses have been deposited at the mortuary and the owner of the house detained by the police. According to reports, some people are saying the pair may have died from the Suya they ate the previous night while others are saying they may have died after inhaling generator fumes. Whatever the case might be, may their souls rest in peace.
  8. A family of 5 narrowly escaped death after falling inside a river at Ase creek, Kwale, Delta State earlier today. According to reports, the incident happened while they were waiting for a boat. They were all rescued by passersby. The excited woman took to her knees to thank God for saving her alongside her family.
  9. A Nigerian man from Delta State has been declared wanted by men of the Ghana Police service for multiple robberies. A Nigerian man, Kess Billions, 29, said to be the leader of a vicious robbery gang terrorizing residents of Accra, Ghana, has been declared wanted. According to the Ghana Police Service, Kess led his gang to rob a bureau de change on the 31st of January, 2018, and carted away a huge sum of money. . His gang again attacked a company on the 16th of February, 2018, and left with a huge sum of money. He is believed to be currently hiding in Aflao, Ghana or Nigeria.
  10. A lady who was declared missing some days ago in Sapele area of Delta state has been found. The lady identified as Agbanga Avwerosuo Excel left her home in Ogorode road, Sapele on Monday, March 5th to get her voter’s card at the INEC office in the area and didn’t return home. Her phone was said to have been switched off. This threw her family into panic as they began searching for her both online and offline. According to Sapele Oghenek, the missing lady was found this morning at Amukpe roundabout as she narrated what allegedly happened to her. According to the lady, she claimed she was hypnotized after being touched by some people with diabolical powers. She said she lost concentration after being touched and followed her abductors to their hideout. She claimed she was locked up in a room in an undisclosed house for some days before she managed to escape and found herself at the roundabout. Below is how online users reacted to the story of her recovery
  11. The local residents of Amukpe, old Eku road in Sapele, Delta state, were left in total shock after nabbing a woman who reportedly poisoned her own child. A Facebook user identified as Temi Meg, has taken to the social networking platform and posted some photos, a video, as she narrates how a lady was apprehended after allegedly poisoning her child in Delta State. She posted the photos and wrote: See the full post below;
  12. Bizarre confession of having sexual intercourse with eighteen men within one month by a housewife has set Asaba and its environs in Delta state on fire. Witnesses were stunned last weekend when a 42-year-old beautiful housewife (name withheld) reportedly burst into tears with mind-blowing confession in UmuaguAsaba shrine, that she had had sexual intercourse with 18 men under one month, and in her matrimonial home. Her sudden outburst, which attracted a crowd to the scene, stunned the elders of the Asaba community into a state of shock, especially as the woman had been well known within the area as a hardworking and unsuspecting petty trader. It was gathered that the housewife, a native of the Ashima community in Aniocha North local government area of Delta state, had been married for the past six years and has two children. Sources said the woman's husband had, for long been cautioning her against some male customers who hide behind patronizing her shop for some dubious intents. He also threatened to expose any illicit affairs she might indulge in using fetish charms. An investigation revealed that rather than heed her husband's caution, the woman called his bluff to the extent of even, as alleged, inviting her sexual patrons to her matrimonial bed whenever her husband went to work at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba. Those in the know said that one of her patrons, now late, was the son of a prominent newspaper distributor. He was also said to be a retired banker and well-known elder of Umuagu community. The young man, who was buried recently in a dawn ceremony, was said to have allegedly enticed the housewife with huge sums of money. He was noted as a regular visitor to the woman for the patronage of sorts before the bubble burst. The husband, now fed up with the antics of his wife and her customers, gave teeth to his earlier numerous threats and took her to the shrine. At the shrine, she, in an open confession, said: "I have sex with 18 men in Asaba, and they gave me N1.5 million altogether, I got so much in love with them because they hit me very hard sexually; please forgive me; my husband does not last in bed and I needed it most for my upkeep hence I gave in to the men". Meanwhile, the husband, in a swift reaction, said: "I promised to kill all the 18 men because I warned my wife to stay away from the act.When I got wind of it, I consulted a charm specialist who will kill all of them if they refused to own up". An elder in the area, Ogbueshi Anthony Molokwu, said the three persons who died of swollen joystick refused to confess their sins, adding that anyone who commits a taboo will pay dearly for it. Further investigation revealed that the latest victims allegedly vowed to hide their heads in shame and not to confess their sins.They would rather die hence the curious circumstances of their death -abnormally swollen joystick followed by death. As at the time of this report, elders of the community has banished the 15 other culprits until they confessed their action while palpable fear of the unknown pervades the community.
  13. Five people sustained several minor injuries, after passengers on board a Delta Airline Flight from Lagos Nigeria to Atlanta used emergency slides to evacuate the flight and returned to the airport in Lagos, after one of the engines of the plane caught fire. According to Delta, the Airbus A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines. Flight 55 landed safely but five passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation while the plane was on the runway. The passengers evacuated the plane using escape slides which is an unusual occurrence that shows the seriousness of the incident. Delta's website indicates that the Airbus A330-200 has 234 seats. It has two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 turbofan engines. The engine's manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney, said in a statement that it's working with "authorities to assess the situation."
  14. A policeman attached to the Igbuzo Police Division, identified simply as Sergeant Abua, is allegedly on the run after shooting a student at the Delta State Polytechnic, Sofia Ogogo, and a civil servant, Victor Emeagwai, at a checkpoint in the community. The victims were in a Toyota Corolla, driven by an estate agent, Jerry Akinlabi, when the incident happened. Ogogo and Emeagwai are Akinlabi’s girlfriend and friend respectively. A team of five policemen, including Abua, had flagged down Ogogo at a checkpoint along Igbuzo Market. One of the policemen, identified as Nwokolo, was said to have demanded money from Akinlabi and the driver told him that he did not have N200 to give him. Nwokolo reportedly said he would take one of the N1,000 notes Jerry had on him. As Akinlabi drove off from the checkpoint, Abua reportedly shot at the car and bullets pierced the back of the vehicle, hitting Ogogo, who sat at the back seat. The bullet also grazed the back of Emeagwai, who was at the passenger’s seat. Akinlabi told our correspondent that four cops, including the team leader, one ASP Akhabue, were detained by the police, while Abua evaded arrest. He said, “On Sunday, November 17, 2017, I was driving to the Igbuzor Market and on getting to a checkpoint, I met the policemen. We knew one another some months ago when I had an issue concerning a property at the station. I sounded the horn to greet them, but they did not respond. “One of them used his gun to hit the boot and I reversed. He said I wanted to beat the checkpoint. I told him that I assumed that they knew me very well and apologised. He demanded money. I wanted to give him N100 or N200, but it was N1,000 notes I had on me and I explained to him. “He said, ‘Am I too small to collect N1,000?’ When I declined to give him N1,000, he asked me to pull over, which I did. As the argument over N1,000 got heated, I entered my car and drove off. What I heard next was three gunshots aimed at my car. “A bullet pierced into the car, hit my girlfriend’s body, came out and hit my friend in the back.” The 22-year-old indigene of Oyo State said he took the victims to a general hospital in Igbuzo, from where Ogogo was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. He said he called a senior police officer at Asaba who notified the state Commissioner of Police of the incident. He said, “The CP and the DPO of the Igbozo Police Station came to the FMC and deposited N100,000, but I have spent much more than that. Meanwhile, the policeman who shot at us had gone to drop the gun at the station and fled. The other four policemen were detained at the command headquarters. My friend and I wrote our statements there.” Akinlabi explained that a police officer asked him to drop his car key to aid investigation. He added that he handed over the car key, but activated the steering lock because he suspected foul play. He said he met with the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, Edo State, who assigned a policeman to take his statement, adding that the policeman came down to the police command, Asaba, the following day. “As I was returning from Zone 5 on Monday, I received a call from the Investigating Police Officer at the police headquarters in Asaba and he asked for the steering key. The IPO and a policeman came down to the hospital and I told them I would have to look for the key when I got home. “The policeman sent from Zone 5 invited my friend to the police headquarters in Asaba to write his statement too. When he got there, he saw some policemen moving the car. He called to ask me if I gave them the key to unlock the steering and I said no. When I called the IPO, he confirmed what my friend said and he told me that there was no cause for alarm.” He said the command returned his car washed, with the bullet holes on the vehicle covered and painted, lamenting that he had not heard from the command and zone 5. Akinlabi’s girlfriend, Ogogo, who spoke to PUNCH Metro from the hospital, said she was on the telephone when the bullet hit her. “That was the last thing I remembered until I found myself at the hospital,” she added. Emeagwai urged the police authorities not to sweep the case under the carpet, saying the policemen must be punished. He said, “I don’t see any reason for the shooting. I have been going to the FMC to treat the gunshot injury for about three weeks now. The policemen should not go scot-free.” Harrison Gwamnishu, the Coordinator of Behind Bars, a rights group, which Akinlabi contacted on the matter, said the group would institute a legal action against the police. He said, “We want to charge the case to court as a civil matter. It is barbaric. Why did the police wash the bloodstains in the car and covered the bullet holes without the consent of the owner?” The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said the policemen would be brought to book if found culpable after investigation. He said, “The case is being investigated. However, our utmost concern is that the injured victim gets proper treatment. The Area Commander and the DPO of the division in question are involved in the matter. “The case is being investigated by Zone 5. Where somebody is absent from duty for 21 days without any reason, we declare such a person a deserter. So, there is no anxiety that the policeman is on the run. Rest assured that the right thing will be done.”
  15. A security guard whose name is still to be revealed, has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of today at the Pickup Garage, Amai Junction in Obiaruku Community, headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State. It was reported that the Suspected armed robbers also burgled some shops and carted away mobile phones and other accessories worth millions of Naira. The gruesome murder of the security guard who is from Hausa has thrown the community into confusion with many afraid of who might be next. The Obiaruku Divisional Police Officer declined comments on the matter but a source within the police who craved anonymity confirmed the report saying, "The Security guard was gruesomely murdered. We will do our best to get the culprits, I assure you." Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka confirmed the report just as he assured that investigation is on to bring the perpetrators to justice. In recent times, commercial motorcycle operators have been robbed and dispossessed of their bikes and other valuables in Obiaruku while the perpetrators of the heinous crimes remain unmasked.
  16. The Delta State House of Assembly has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308.9 billion, with an increase of N10 billion against the initial proposal of N298 billion as presented to the House by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in October. The passage was sequel to the presentation of the report by the Vice Chairman of House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Emeka Nwaobi, which was unanimously adopted when put to voice votes by the Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori. Nwaobi said the committee received and collated inputs, observations and recommendations from the various sub-committees of the House, disclosing that the inputs were considered one after the other, which were used in arriving at certain decisions, stressing, “proposed estimates were reduced in certain areas to effect increase in other critical areas of specific needs”. “The committee carried out a comprehensive and analytic consideration of the bill and observed that it was presented in tandem with contemporary global economic framework,” adding that the appropriation bill was tied to well refined and specific projects. Majority Leader, Tim Owhefere, moved that the House accept the report for further consideration and was seconded by Emeka Elekeokwuri. Owhefere thereafter, moved that the House resolve itself into a committee to consider the 2018 Appropriation Bill, which was seconded by Uviejitobor Okagbare. The Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, commended members for their efforts and support, adding that they would continue to be on one page to better grow the state. He described the early passage of the Appropriation Bill as unprecedented and expressed optimism that the bill will be signed into law as quickly as possible by the governor to allow for early implementation.

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