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Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF President

Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF PresidentProf. Yahaya Ukwenya, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has said that the upcoming National Men’s Championship was vital to the country’s international engagement later this year. Ukwenya said the event which would start on Monday and end on March 31 at the Edo Boys High School, Cricket High Performance Centre, Benin City, would enhance the country’s preparation. He said:” The forthcoming 10-day Championship is a key event on NCF Calendar given the weight of international commitments that the country is committed to later in the year. “For us, this Championship is the first on the list of activities that will form the molding of a stronger national team both for the Under 19 and more importantly the Senior Men’s team. “We have three World Cup tickets to vie for later in the year, hoping that the COVID-19 Pandemic’s tide will continually be stemmed as it is presently being done now. […]

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It’ll be injustice, impunity not to return Ibori loot to Delta — Okowa’s aide

In response to the controversy surrounding the return of £4.2m stolen by former governor James Ibori to the Delta State Government, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Mr Olise Ifeajika, tells MATTHEW OCHEI the position of the state government What is the position of the Delta State government on the Ibori loot that...

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Delta denied Ibori stole, cannot benefit from repatriated £4.2m loot – Ajulo

A legal practitioner, Dr Kayode Ajulo, tells OLUSOLA FABIYI why it will be wrong to return the €4.2m the United Kingdom government recovered from ex-governor James Ibori of Delta State to the coffers of the state Would you know whose purse the €4.2m recovered from former Governor James Ibori came from? There is no doubting...

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IPMAN Surveillance Team nabs gang of wellheads thieves in Delta

A gang that specialises in stealing wellheads from oil rigs in the Niger Delta region has been smashed by the Surveillance and Enforcement Team of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, led by Sector 'C' Coordinator, Eshanekpe Israel, popularly called Akpodoro.

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Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in Benin

Maiden Female Cricket League to end with Super-Four in BeninThe maiden South-South female cricket league in the country will be rounding off this weekend with Super-4 playoff in Benin. Uyi Akpata, Chairman of Edo State Cricket Association, disclosed this in a statement released to newsmen in Lagos on Friday He said that the two-day event would hold between March 20 and March 21 at the Edo Boys High School, Benin Akpata, who is also the Vice President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), said the event would parade two top teams from each of the two zonal classifications of the preliminary rounds. He said: “This is a landmark event for us and the country. In fact, it is the first of its kind in West and North Africa. “Cricket development should not leave out any gender and since we saw the response from the girls during our grassroots projects, we just felt it was ripe for a separate platform […]

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APC flays Obaseki for shifting 100-day anniversary to Delta

THE Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has slammed Governor Godwin Obaseki for marking his 100 days in office in neighbouring Delta State. In a statement by the Assistant State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Ofure Osehobo, the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Col. David Imuse (retd.), said Obaseki inaugurated white elephant...

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IPMAN surveillance team arrests oil thieves in Delta

The newly-established Sector 'C' Surveillance and Monitoring Team of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, in Delta State led by Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro has arrested a gang of oil thieves led by a woman.
The team was assisted by men of Operation Delta Safe, OpDS Sector 1 based in Effurun.

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NRFF President urges women to play bigger role in rugby

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 10, 2021)March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day and rugby unions and organizations in Africa are taking the opportunity to rightly celebrate the positive impact of women in sport and development. To commemorate International Women’s Day in Nigeria, club and community coaches organized training games in Delta, Benin, Abia, Benue, Ogun and Lagos states. NRFF President Kelechukwu Mbagwu instructed the Women’s Rugby Development Committee to make every effort to engage more women and girls in rugby “Today is International Women’s Day. We #ChoosetoChallenge gender stereotypes and our partnerships are committed to providing equitable spaces for women to reach their full potential. Nigeria has a population of over 200 million and, if properly harnessed, can be a driving force for women’s rugby in Africa. We are playing our part in the NRFF because we have obtained the readmission of our national women’s team to the African rugby competitions. We hope to see […]

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INEC Fixes Date, Releases Timetable Of Bye-Election For Vacant Seat In Delta Assembly

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date to conduct the bye-election for the vacant seat of Isoko North State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday. He noted that … Continue reading INEC Fixes Date, Releases Timetable Of Bye-Election For Vacant Seat In Delta Assembly Read Full Story

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Delta c’ttee makes all-inclusive recommendations to end Idumuje-Ugboko crisis

By Emma Amaize THE Committee of Delta State Government which investigated the kingship tussle and land acquisition crisis at Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state, has concluded its assignment and made far-reaching submissions to the state government on how to bring lasting peace to the troubled domain. Concerned women and mothers
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Delta LG poll: One killed, as PDP clears 25 chairmanship seats

By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend, won all the 25 chairmanship seats in the Delta State local government elections, conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC. The poll, which was held on Saturday, was adjudged as peaceful, free and fair by members of the PDP. However, the All
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Voters apathy mars Delta LG polls

…it was free, fair, credible ― Okowa, Otuaro, Oborevwori, Oguma, others …as APC describes exercise as a charm By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha – Asaba Voters apathy characterized the council election held across the 25 local government areas of Delta State Vanguard correspondents who monitored the elections across the state, report that polling materials
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LG poll: Delta Speaker, others hail peaceful conduct

The Speaker, Delta House of Assembly, Mr Sheriff Oborevwori, has commended the peaceful conduct of Saturday council poll across the state. Oborevwori made the commendation shortly after he cast his vote at about 10:05 a.m. in Unit 9 Ward 6 in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area of the state. READ ALSOFG bridging infrastructure gaps in military
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IPMAN surveillance team battles product thieves, adulterators in Delta

There's palpable fear in Delta State as the Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro -led Sector 'C' Command of the Surveillance Team of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Delta State battles oil thieves, product adulterators, impostors, who have allegedly established themselves in the oil-rich state.

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