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Delta Police Declare Brothers Wanted For Murder, Terrorism, Release Contacts

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The police in Delta have declared Francis Odiakose and Christopher Odiakose wanted for alleged terrorism, attempted murder and other crimes.

Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.

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The spokesman confirmed that a warrant of arrest had been issued against the suspects by a Magistrates Court.

The brothers were also declared wanted for offences bordering on conspiracy and cultism.

Other alleged offences include causing grievous harm and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.

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The police urged members of the public to arrest and hand them over to the nearest police station.

The command can be reached via 09155570008 and 09155570007 or control room number 08036684974.

“Handsome reward awaits any person(s) with information leading to their arrest”, the statement added.

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Reps Member Diverts Amenities Meant For NDDC Mandate Areas In Ondo, Niger Delta Leader Fumes

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Chief Bibopere Ajube, a prominent Niger Delta figure, has expressed his displeasure over what he called the murky treatment the riverine areas in Ondo State had received from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Ajube specifically fumed that the leadership of the NDDC and Hon. Bunmi Tunji Ojo, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC, had diverted amenities intended for the Ondo state mandate areas to other areas that had no connection to the Niger Delta.

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He called as unsettling the fact that benefits that ought to go to residents of Ilaje and Ese-Odo local government areas are instead enjoyed by those in the northern senatorial district of the state in a statement issued on Monday in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

Ajube, who served as the Movement for the Emacipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Western Fringe Commander, emphasized the importance of collaboration among all stakeholders in order to call Hon. Ojo and the NDDC management to order.

Ajube raised the alarm 24 hours after Hon. Ojo had given N50 million in scholarships to 1,000 Akoko students, even as the NDDC announced that it had approved the restart of bursary payments to students in the oil-rich region.

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“The most recent ugly development is the noise about the scholarship reportedly approved by Hon. Ojo to Akoko students.

“There is more to this because as the report came without any of our students from Ilaje and Ese-Odo, the NDDC came out to announce that it had approved the resumption of bursary payment. So who is fooling who, we ask?”

READ ALSO: Group Blasts Dissidents Of NDDC Personnel Audit

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In an effort to reduce poverty in the Niger Delta region, the NDDC had announced on Friday that it had restarted the scholarship programme that had been put on hold.

The announcement of the development was made by Mr. Udengs Eradiri, Special Adviser on Youths to NDDC Interim Administrator Dr. Effiong Akwa.

He explained that it was a part of NDDC’s celebration of the International Youth Day.

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Group Blasts Dissidents Of NDDC Personnel Audit

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A group under the aegis of Niger Delta Network, NDN, has blasted those opposing the directive for a personnel audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC as well as annexing the commission to MNDA

Ever since the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs headed by Mr Umana Umana based on the directive of the presidency announced a move for the annexation and audit process of NDDC, there have been a series of calls to scuttle the process.

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But the group in a statement signed by Dr. John Douglas, Director of Public Relations wondered why people should be apprehensive over the proposed personnel audit and annexation saying that one whose recruitment is legal, lawful and legitimate, should not oppose or fret over the proposal.

The statement said it’s only those who perpetrated or benefited from the faulty and fraudulent staff recruitment exercise that would oppose the audit.

The statement in parts, “no one whose recruitment is legal, lawful and legitimate, will oppose or fret over a Ministerial directive for a personnel audit of the NDDC.”

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It, therefore, urged the ministry not to succumb to the opposition but should go ahead in the review of “Disproportionate recruitment of staff during the COVID-19 lockdown, irregular promotions and deployment of staff in the NDDC.”

Other work plans for the ministry according to the statement include the “implementation of recommendations of the Forensic Audit Report, the constitution of the compilation/publication of a list of all completed projects in the NDDC awaiting payments for public scrutiny; the suspension of all further award of contracts on water hyacinths in the Niger Delta and the constitution of the NDDC board in line with extant law.”

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EPL: Real Reason I Had Many Aggravations With Mourinho – Wenger

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Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has revealed that he had many aggravations with Jose Mourinho during their time in the English Premier League because Chelsea started spending money ‘they didn’t earn’.

Wenger had several clashes with Mourinho during the Portuguese’s spells with both Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League.

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Both Wenger and Mourinho made barbs at one another in press conferences, while the duo also clashed on the touchline on several occasions ever since Mourinho originally joined Chelsea.

Wenger, who is currently serving as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, has opened up on how the heated rivalry began when Mourinho, who is now the manager of AS Roma, originally arrived in England.

It all started when Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea back in 2003 before appointing Mourinho just a year later when they began spending big money in the transfer window.

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Chelsea signed the likes of Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, Arjen Robben, Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira, Matej Kezman, and many others that the first summer, but that was just the start of the big-money spending.

My rivalry was more with the clubs than the persons, I never made any statements on a personal level,” Wenger told Sky Sports.

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“I had a lot of aggravation with [José] Mourinho at the time because I felt that Chelsea were the first club that came in and spent money they didn’t earn.”

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