A Nigerian entertainer and journalist, Christian Eloho Usioyibo and his wife Comfort Religion arrived the venue of their wedding in a tricycle popularly known as Keke. Christian popularly known as Anointed Aboki Comedian and Comfort got married on Sunday, November 14, at Living Faith Church in Oleh, the headquarters of the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.Read more
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Tension rise in Delta as ex-militants, militants come into violent conflict
Tension rise in Delta as ex-militants, engaged a notorious militant leader, sea pirate and kidnap kingpin, popularly known as MK and his gang allegedly terrorising Edo and Delta states in a heavy shootout that lasted several hours on Abigboro River in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
NAN gathered that since Saturday night, it was a total war between the militant leader and the ex-militants known as Creek Dragons, who laid siege to the two escape routes and confiscated a boat belonging to MK, which they took to Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom.
It was learned the militant leader and his boys beat a retreat after the shootout on Friday night, but there was apprehension in surrounding communities that the clash would continue.
The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to twelve states in Nigeria over insecurity issues.
This was disclosed in a travel advisory published by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
Citizens have been warned to stay away from these twelve states: Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Zamfara, and Adamawa states.Read more
Three death row inmates who escaped from Edo prison killed in gun duel with police after failed plot to kidnap Delta monarch’s wife
Three death row inmates who escaped from the Oko Maximum Correctional Center in Benin, Edo State during the #EndSARS jailbreak have been killed in gun duel with police in Delta state.
The escaped inmates were killed alongside one other suspect during an exchange of gunfire with a combined team of policemen in Agbor.
Young girl ran away from home in Delta after her family threatened to beat her for allegedly stealing
A lady has pleaded for help in locating her kid sister, Akikor, who has gone missing in Sapele, Delta State.
According to a message she sent to Sapele Oghenek, her sister allegedly ran away on Saturday, October 2, after her family members threatened to beat her for stealing.Read more
Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has condoled with the Kefas family and Taraba Government over the death of former Military Administrator of Delta, Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (retd).
Kefas, 73, who hails from Wukari in Taraba, reportedly died on Friday in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.Read more
Two arrested over ritual killing of 50-year-old woman in Delta. Two suspects have been arrested in Delta state over the ritual killing of a 50-year-old pepper seller.
20-year-old cobbler, Akpoghene Idogo and one Onos Simon were arrested for conniving to kill Mr. Patience Komor for ritual purposes.
The suspects after killing the lady, removed some vital organs and buried the body in a shallow grave. While Simon was arrested two days after the incident, Idogo who fled the area to avoid arrest was arrested in Kwale where he had gone to seek refuge.Read more
The Delta Police Command has arrested two women with 390 wraps of drugs suspected to be Indian hemp.
The two suspects, Hope Azion, 25, and Joy Okorie, 21, both from Erovie Quarters, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state, were arrested on July 28, 2021.
Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Friday, July 30, said the suspects were nabbed in their hideout during a police raid with the drug concealed in a nylon bag.Read more
54 are in intensive care, 22 of whom require ventilation. Two new deaths were recorded, taking the total number of deaths in the latest outbreak to 13. The outbreak in Sydney leaves many with little to do but watch the Olympics, and Australian athletes said they hoped they could provide a little bit of joy with their performances.
“Just extremely grateful and happy that we
maybe sparked some joy in some people’s living
rooms or something for people to celebrate in
the time of lockdown,” Spencer Turrin, Australian Rower and Gold Medallist in the Men’s Four at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics told reporters in Tokyo.
Australia’s biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in local COVID-19 cases on Thursday and warned the outbreak would get worse, as authorities sought military help to enforce a lockdown of 6 million people poised to enter its sixth week.
Australia has struggled to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant in and around Sydney in recent weeks, which threatens to push the country’s A$2 trilion ($1.5 trillion) economy into its second recession in as many years. Despite an extended lockdown of Sydney, the state capital, New South Wales recorded 239 locally acquired cases in the past 24 hours, the biggest daily rise since the pandemic begun.
Read what Gladys Berejiklian the New South Wales Premier said below…
“We can only assume that things are likely to get worse before they get better given the quantity of people infectious in the community.
Berejiklian said one more person had died from
COVID-19, taking the death toll from the current outbreak to 13 and the overall national total to 921 With little sign that recent restrictions are reducing case numbers, Berejiklian said new curbs would be imposed on the southwestern and western areas of Sydney where the majority of COVID-19 cases are being found.
More than two million residents in eight Sydney
hotspots will now be forced to wear masks
outdoors and must stay within 5 km (3 miles) of their homes.
With even tighter restrictions set to begin on
Friday, New South Wales Police said it had asked for 300 military personnel to help enforce lockdown orders.
“With an increase in enforcement activity over
the coming week, I have now made a formal
request to the prime minister for (Australian
Defence Force) personnel to assist with that
operation, New South Wales Police
Commissioner Mick Fuller said.
All adults in Sydney have now been urged to
seek an Astraženeca vaccine. But citing rare
blood clots, many are reluctant and would prefer
to wait several months when Australia is
expected to receive additional Pfizer supplies.
Only about 17% of people above 16 years fully
vaccinated in New South Wales.
More than 2,800 cases have been detected so
far, with 182 people hospitalised.
Berejiklian on Wednesday extended the Sydney
lockdown by another month, but allowed the
majority of construction projects to resume as
long as workers do not come into contact with
The restrictions are likely to take a heavy
economic toll, with New South Wales accounting for more than a third of Australia’s economy. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said he xpected the national economy to shrink in the September quarter but the ability to avoid a technical recession would depend on whether New South Wales can avoid a longer lockdown.
Berejiklian has said restrictions need to remain
as too few people in Sydney are vaccinated amid tight supplies of Pfizer vaccines, which Canberra had hoped to inoculate everyone under 60 years old.
“With respect to the December quarter, that does depend to a large extent how successful New South Wales, our largest state economy, is in getting on top of this virus,” Frydenberg told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
South Korea on Wednesday reported 1,896 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, its highest-ever daily increase, as the country struggles to subdue a fourth wave of outbreaks fanned by the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
The daily tally broke a previous record set on
July 22 as infections are spreading beyond the
capital Seoul and its neighbouring regions where the toughest social distancing rules are in place.
There were 1,823 domestically transmitted
cases on Tuesday and 33.5%, or 611, of the were
from areas outside the capital regions, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). This is the first time the number of cases outside the Seoul metropolitan region has exceeded the 600 mark since the first COVID-19 wave emerged
from a church in the southeastern city of Daegu.
Tighter social distancing curbs took effect
across most of the country on Tuesday and will
last for two weeks. Those areas will be under
Level 3 curbs on a four-level scale, which will
mean a 10 p.m. (1300 GMT) dining curfew and
ban on gatherings of more than four people.
The tighter curbs were enacted to prevent the
further spread of the coronavirus during South
Korea’s peak summer holiday season.
The great Seoul area region remains under Level
4 curbs that include a ban on gatherings of more than two people after 6 p.m.