Delta approves 33% increase for pensioners

Delta approves 33% increase for pensioners

Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief Patrick Ukah, who made the disclosure to journalists in Asaba on Wednesday, said was part of the resolutions reached at the State Executives Council meeting on Tuesday. The increment puts the state pensioners on the same level as the federal retirees. According to Ukah, the increment was meant […]

Air Peace set to make Asaba Airport operational nerve centre – Okowa

Air Peace set to make Asaba Airport operational nerve centre – Okowa

Delta State Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has said that Air Peace Airline, one of Nigeria’s premier carriers, is set to make Asaba Airport its operational nerve centre. Presenting the 2019 budget proposal to the state House of Assembly in Asaba on Wednesday, the governor said: “The management of Air Peace Airline has indicated interest to make […]

Police arrest man for allegedly shooting kinsman to death

Police arrest man for allegedly shooting kinsman to death

The Enugu State Police Command says it has arrested one Emmanuel Ogbu, who allegedly shot his kinsman, Chukwuma Nwankwo to death. The incident was said to have occurred in Imeama-Ugbawka community, Nkanu East Local Government Area, on October 14, 2018, at about 11 a. m. The spokesman of the command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a […]

GTB case: Be objective, Innoson warns EFCC

GTB case:  Be objective, Innoson warns EFCC

The management of Innoson Group has warned on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to be objective in the ongoing case between it (Innoson) and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB). The group accused some officials of the anti-graft commission of working against its interest. The group made the remarks in a statement issued by the […]

Abia pipeline explosion: death toll rises to 24

Abia pipeline explosion: death toll rises to 24

The Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, has said the death toll from Friday’s oil pipeline explosion in two communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state has risen to 24. Briefing newsmen in Umuahia on Saturday after visiting the scene of the explosion, Ogbizi said: “When we visited the two communities […]

NNPC pipeline explosion in Abia kills 16

NNPC pipeline explosion in Abia kills 16

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says its pipeline along Osisioma road near Aba Depot, Abia State, exploded on Friday killing 16 people. The Abia commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Benito Eze, disclosed this to journalists in Umuahia, the state capital. He said the affected pipeline was in the cooperation’s  […]

Protest in Abakaliki over Ebonyi APC governorship primary

Protest in Abakaliki over Ebonyi APC governorship primary

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi on Wednesday besieged the party’s state secretariat in Abakaliki, to register their rejection of the outcome of the party’s governorship primary in the state which held on Sunday. Numbering about 500, the protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as: ‘Say no to fake lists’, […]

Abia needs N25bn to clear salary, pension arrears -Abia NLC

Abia needs N25bn to clear salary, pension arrears -Abia NLC

Abia state needs N25billion to enable it clear the backlog of salaries, pensions and gratuity, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abia chapter, has said. Chief Uchenna Obigwe, Abia NLC Chairman, made this known on Wednesday in Umuahia. Addressing journalists on labour’s impending industrial action scheduled to begin at midnight, he appealed to the Federal Government […]

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