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NDDC Verification Team commences sitting in Edo State, promises hitch-free exercise

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, contracts’ verification exercise has commenced in Edo State. The 4-member committee, which had its inaugural sitting in Benin City, the state capital, promised to carry out the assignment without fear or favour. The team, led by the Director, Youths, Sports, Culture and Women Affairs of the Commission, Omor Rachael Odirri, arrived early on Monday, 20th January, 2020 at the … Continue reading NDDC Verification Team commences sitting in Edo State, promises hitch-free exercise

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FG TO UPGRADE SKILLS ACQUISITION CENTRE IBENO TO OIL AND GAS INSTITUTE

The Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has disclosed that the Federal Government would upgrade the Skills Acquisition Centre built by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to oil and gas training institute to service the oil and gas sector with competent man power. He said when upgraded, the Institute would offer certificate, diploma and degree courses in oil and gas related … Continue reading FG TO UPGRADE SKILLS ACQUISITION CENTRE IBENO TO OIL AND GAS INSTITUTE

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DELTA GOVT SET TO CLOSE ALL ILLEGAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS

All is now set for the Delta State Government to begin the closure of all illegal private primary and secondary schools throughout the state. The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, who made the disclosure in Asaba over the weekend stated that enough notice have been given to defaulting school proprietors to regularize their operations. He said that the Inspectorate Department of … Continue reading DELTA GOVT SET TO CLOSE ALL ILLEGAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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AKPABIO REITERATES HIS WITHDRAWAL FROM AKWA IBOM NORTH WEST SENATORIAL ELECTION.

PRESS RELEASE SENATOR AKPABIO REITERATES HIS WITHDRAWAL FROM AKWA IBOM NORTH WEST SENATORIAL ELECTION. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has reiterated his earlier withdrawal from the court-ordered election into the vacant seat of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State had voided the declaration of Dr Chris Ekpenyong by the Independent National … Continue reading AKPABIO REITERATES HIS WITHDRAWAL FROM AKWA IBOM NORTH WEST SENATORIAL ELECTION.

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DEVELOP, MAINTAIN DATABASE OF ALL LANDS IN BORNO STATE, ZULUM TELLS NEW AGENCY

Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has charged the newly established Borno State Geographical Information Service Board to develop the database of all lands in the state. Zulum stated this on Thursday when he inaugurated the Geographical Service Board. “Develop and maintain database of all land within the state particularly with respect to history, location, size, use and other related issues. ” Zulum said. Zulum … Continue reading DEVELOP, MAINTAIN DATABASE OF ALL LANDS IN BORNO STATE, ZULUM TELLS NEW AGENCY

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PDP HOLDS 87TH NEC MEETING, VOWS TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY, PROTECT DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF THE 87TH NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP), TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020. Having witnessed the destruction of democratic values, ethos and principles; consistent breach of the 1999 constitution (as amended), the 87th NEC of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decides as follows: Assures Nigerians that the PDP will protect and defend democracy and its … Continue reading PDP HOLDS 87TH NEC MEETING, VOWS TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY, PROTECT DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

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National Award: GOV WIKE ESTABLISHES N90MILLION ENDOWMENT FUND FOR VICTORIOUS PUPILS

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has established an Education Trust Fund of N90million for nine children of Basic Education schools who emerged victorious in national educational competitions between 2015 and 2019. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, reports that speaking during a Special Reception for Pupils of Universal Basic Education schools who represented the state at National Competitions and won … Continue reading National Award: GOV WIKE ESTABLISHES N90MILLION ENDOWMENT FUND FOR VICTORIOUS PUPILS

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: GOV WIKE DONATES N10OMILLION FOR SCHOLARSHIP OF FALLEN HEROES’ CHILDREN, CALLS FOR DEFEAT OF INSURGENTS

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Nigerians must unite and motivate the Nigerian Armed Forces to defeat the insurgents in the North-East. Governor Wike also directed the Secretary to the Rivers State Government to work out modalities for the State Government to support the Nigerian Legion and soldiers of Rivers State orgin who pay the ultimate price. The Rivers State Governor also … Continue reading Armed Forces Remembrance Day: GOV WIKE DONATES N10OMILLION FOR SCHOLARSHIP OF FALLEN HEROES’ CHILDREN, CALLS FOR DEFEAT OF INSURGENTS

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GOV ZULUM COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION OF 500 UNITS HOUSING ESTATE FOR BORNO CITIZENS; GIVES COMMITTEE SIX MONTHS TO DELIVER…

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, laid foundation for the construction of an estate of 500 mass houses, encompassing roads, drainages, school and shopping complex, near the state university in Maiduguri. The governor gave a committee, headed by the deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, six months to reach advance level or even complete the estate; an indication of the readiness of … Continue reading GOV ZULUM COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION OF 500 UNITS HOUSING ESTATE FOR BORNO CITIZENS; GIVES COMMITTEE SIX MONTHS TO DELIVER…

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DAKUKU’S USUAL DISGRACEFUL DANCE TO SEEK RELEVANCE – Nsirim

As usual, we were amused by the lame effort by the 2015 Defunct Rivers State APC Governorship Candidate, Mr Dakuku Peterside to seek political relevance through a jaundiced interpretation of a mischievously edited video of the interaction between Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and esteemed Traditional Rulers of Rivers State. Dakuku Peterside and his faction of the defunct All Progressives Congress ( APC) procured … Continue reading DAKUKU’S USUAL DISGRACEFUL DANCE TO SEEK RELEVANCE – Nsirim

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WIKE SHOULD STOP DISGRACING RIVERS TRADITIONAL STOOLS – Dakuku

The recent actions of Governor Nyesom Wike against traditional stools in Rivers State have been described as “demeaning, unbecoming, irresponsible and unbefitting” for someone who occupies such a dignified office. Prominent son of Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside stated while reacting to the way and manner Governor Wike addressed traditional rulers in the state during their quarterly meeting in Port Harcourt. Governor Wike was seen … Continue reading WIKE SHOULD STOP DISGRACING RIVERS TRADITIONAL STOOLS – Dakuku

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Regional Development : GOV WIKE CALLS ON SOUTH-SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS TO FORM UNITED FRONT, AS OBA OF BENIN VISITS RIVERS STATE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Traditional Rulers from the South-South to work in unity to advance the development of the geo-political zone. Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II , on Tuesday, January 14, 2019, Governor Wike said South-South Traditional Rulers should not be second class rulers. He said: … Continue reading Regional Development : GOV WIKE CALLS ON SOUTH-SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS TO FORM UNITED FRONT, AS OBA OF BENIN VISITS RIVERS STATE

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Gov Wike To Armed Forces: HEAVEN AND NIGERIANS WILL NEVER HONOUR THOSE INVOLVED IN ELECTION RIGGING

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Heaven and Nigerians will never honour members of the Nigerian Armed Forces engaged in the snatching of ballot boxes and rigging of elections. Speaking during an inter-denominational Church Service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumuepirikom, on Sunday, 12th January, 2019, Governor Wike urged them to be professional. … Continue reading Gov Wike To Armed Forces: HEAVEN AND NIGERIANS WILL NEVER HONOUR THOSE INVOLVED IN ELECTION RIGGING

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2023: I WILL NOT IMPOSE ANYBODY ON RIVERS STATE SAYS GOV WIKE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he will not work towards imposing any Governor on Rivers people at the expiration of his second term in 2023. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media reports that speaking during a Solidarity Visit by the Orashi Region of Rivers State at the Government House Port Harcourt on Saturday, 11th January, 2020, … Continue reading 2023: I WILL NOT IMPOSE ANYBODY ON RIVERS STATE SAYS GOV WIKE

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NDDC Inaugurates 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee

Ag. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, CEO, and Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh, today, Friday, January 10, 2020, inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs, claimed by the Commission’s contractors. A report credited to the Media Relations Unit, Corporate Affairs of the NDDC, disclosed that the Committee, which … Continue reading NDDC Inaugurates 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee

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Breaking: DELTA CIVIL SERVANTS TO RECEIVE NEW MINIMUM WAGE WITH JANUARY SALARY

Workers in Delta will receive the new minimum wage in their January, 2020 salary as the state government and the organised labour have resolved to accept the template being used by the Federal Government for the implementation. At a joint press conference where the agreement was signed in Asaba on Friday evening, January 10, 2020, the Seceretary to the Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie … Continue reading Breaking: DELTA CIVIL SERVANTS TO RECEIVE NEW MINIMUM WAGE WITH JANUARY SALARY

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EWULU COMMUNITY COMMEND OKOWA FOR APPOINTING THEIR SON, ANUKWU, INTO LAND AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

– By Afokobah Celestine The people of Ewulu Community in Aniocha South local government area of Delta State have commended the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for appointing their son, Hon. Emeka Anukwu a.k.a Ikanda as SA to the Governor on Land and Waterways Security. This commendation is coming as a result of the fact that the community since the inception of Democracy … Continue reading EWULU COMMUNITY COMMEND OKOWA FOR APPOINTING THEIR SON, ANUKWU, INTO LAND AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

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Delta APC Eats Humble Pie, Congratulate Okowa on Supreme Court Victory Over Ogboru

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State, has eaten the humble pie and congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his victory at the Supreme Court in the unanimous judgment delivered against its candidate, Chief Great Ogboru in the March 9, 2019 governorship elections in the state. A statement by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Barr. Sylvester Imonina, while acknowledging the finality of the apex Court’s verdict … Continue reading Delta APC Eats Humble Pie, Congratulate Okowa on Supreme Court Victory Over Ogboru

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LET OBEDIENCE TO GOD REFLECT IN YOUR ACTIVITIES, OKOWA TELLS POLITICIANS

The Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged politicians, especially political office holders, to serve God through selfless service in their positions. Okowa made the call on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at a thanksgiving service by House of Representatives member, Mr Ben Igbakpa, at First Baptist Church, Ovade-Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state. He said that it was proper to … Continue reading LET OBEDIENCE TO GOD REFLECT IN YOUR ACTIVITIES, OKOWA TELLS POLITICIANS

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DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESUME 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SEASON’S SECOND TERM MONDAY, JANUARY 6

GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESUME 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SEASON’S SECOND TERM MONDAY, JANUARY 6 It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly Parents, Guardians, Students and Pupils in Public Primary and Secondary Schools in Delta State that all primary and secondary schools in the state will resume for the 2019/2020 Academic Season’s Second Term on Monday, January 6, 2020. Consequently, the … Continue reading DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESUME 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SEASON’S SECOND TERM MONDAY, JANUARY 6

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EGI KINGDOM CELEBRATES RECOGNITION OF EZE EGI STOOL, AWARD OF CERTIFICATE, STAFF OF OFFICE TO PROF. ANAELE UZONDU BY RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT; CONFER EZE ORASHI OF ORASHI REGION HONOUR ON BRO. FELIX OBUAH 

David Diai Egi Kingdom, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Friday 3rd January, 2020 celebrated the official recognition of the ancient and revered Eze Egi Traditional stool and award of certificate and staff of office to Prof. Anaele Uzondu Wokoma (JP), as the Traditional Ruler of the Egi Kingdom, by the Rivers State Government. The pomp and joyous celebration of this historic recognition … Continue reading EGI KINGDOM CELEBRATES RECOGNITION OF EZE EGI STOOL, AWARD OF CERTIFICATE, STAFF OF OFFICE TO PROF. ANAELE UZONDU BY RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT; CONFER EZE ORASHI OF ORASHI REGION HONOUR ON BRO. FELIX OBUAH 

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ALKASIM ABDULKADIR JOINS REFUGEE COMMISSION AS HEAD OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

Award winning multimedia journalist, media trainer and humanitarian, Alkasim Abdulkadir has joined the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, as the new Head of Media and Communications Strategy Abdulkadir started his career in radio, as a reporter for Zuma 88.5 FM Radio where he left after 3 years as head of programs at the community radio station. He had a stint … Continue reading ALKASIM ABDULKADIR JOINS REFUGEE COMMISSION AS HEAD OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

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OKOWA EXTOLS DELTA SSG, CHIEDU EBIE AT 49

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has congratulated the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, as he clocks 49 years on today, Jan. 2. He said that Ebie, a former Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, was an illustrious Deltan, who was ever committed to the good governance, growth and development of Delta. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr … Continue reading OKOWA EXTOLS DELTA SSG, CHIEDU EBIE AT 49

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OBOREVWORI CELEBRATES DELTA SSG, EBIE AT 49

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Barrister Chiedu Ebie on his 49th birthday. Felicitating the SSG on his birthday, the Speaker described him as tested and trusted, adding that he is a very thorough person. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, on … Continue reading OBOREVWORI CELEBRATES DELTA SSG, EBIE AT 49

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Governor Wike Appoints Yibo Koko As DG, Rivers Tourism Agency

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved the appointment of Mr. Yibo Koko as the Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo says that the appointment takes immediate effect. Koko is the initiator of the popular Seki Dance. Continue reading Governor Wike Appoints Yibo Koko As DG, Rivers Tourism Agency

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RIVERS PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS WORK FOR UNITY OF NIGERIA SAYS WIKE, AS TAMBUWAL, BALA MOHAMMED LAUD RIVERS GOV FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENT

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Rivers people will always work for the unity of the country. He stated that Rivers State is central to national unity, noting that Rivers State and her people will continue to defend the unity of the country. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media disclosed that Governor Wike spoke at the 2020 … Continue reading RIVERS PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS WORK FOR UNITY OF NIGERIA SAYS WIKE, AS TAMBUWAL, BALA MOHAMMED LAUD RIVERS GOV FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENT

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DELTA GETS NEW POLICE BOSS AS HAFIZ INUWA TAKES OVER FROM ADELEKE; VOWS TO FIGHT CRIMINALITY

A new Commissioner of Police (CP) has assumed duty in Delta State Police Command. He is Mr Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, mni. Mr Hafiz takes over from Mr Adeyinka Adeleke, psc who has been nominated to attend a course at National Institute of Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos. The new commissioner was born on 21st March, 1964 at Ringim Local Government Council of … Continue reading DELTA GETS NEW POLICE BOSS AS HAFIZ INUWA TAKES OVER FROM ADELEKE; VOWS TO FIGHT CRIMINALITY

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2020: We’ll Surmount Our Challenges, Says Askia Ogieh, DESOPADEC Chief

The Managing Director of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has said the agency is poised for greater accomplishments in the New Year, despite the peculiar challenges facing the oil producing communities. A statement signed by Sunny Areh, Special Assistant, Media and Strategic Communication to the DESOPADEC Managing Director, disclosed that Bashorun Askia, in a 2020 New Year message, said … Continue reading 2020: We’ll Surmount Our Challenges, Says Askia Ogieh, DESOPADEC Chief

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JAMES EZE’S FINAL POSSESSION OF HIS DISPOSSESSED POETRY A BIOCRITICAL REFLECTION – By Nduka Otiono

I have had a chequered relationship with journalism—not just in my active engagement with the profession for one and a half decades, but in the sheer number of media houses in which I worked. Some of you here today—the journalists in the house—may recall, or may not recall, where you and I worked. Indeed, a number of you here who worked as journalists (print I … Continue reading JAMES EZE’S FINAL POSSESSION OF HIS DISPOSSESSED POETRY A BIOCRITICAL REFLECTION – By Nduka Otiono

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New Year 2020: WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO STRONGER DELTA – Okowa

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed optimism that the New Year, 2020, will be characterised by sustainable development as the state government remains irrevocably committed to the Stronger Delta vision. The governor stated this in his New Year Message to the people of the state, and urged them to remain united and focused on the course of developing the state, irrespective of ethnic, … Continue reading New Year 2020: WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO STRONGER DELTA – Okowa

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NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE TO MY FELLOW COMPATRIOTS – By President George Weah

Distinguished members of the Honorable Legislature, Members of the Judiciary, Members of the Religious Council, Members of the Business Community and Civil Society, Our Traditional leaders, My Fellow Liberians: As we bid farewell to 2019 and transition into the new year, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the deep patriotism I feel from Liberians in all corners of this great nation and … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE TO MY FELLOW COMPATRIOTS – By President George Weah

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New Year 2020: EREYITOMI ASSURES WARRI OF ROBUST REPRESENTATION, DEVELOPMENT OTHERS

The Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP, has assured the constituency of more robust and quality representation as well as legislate on bills that will attract development to Warri Federal Constituency. Chief Ereyitomi JP gave the assurance during his new year 2020 message to usher in the constituents to a triumphant entry of the new … Continue reading New Year 2020: EREYITOMI ASSURES WARRI OF ROBUST REPRESENTATION, DEVELOPMENT OTHERS

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WE WILL CONTINUE WITH MASS DEVELOPMENT OF RIVERS STATE IN 2020 – Gov Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will intensify the development of Rivers State in 2020. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media reports that in a New Year Special Broadcast on Tuesday Night, 31st December, 2019, Governor Wike said that his administration will re-double efforts to deliver on its promise. He said: “Although every New Year … Continue reading WE WILL CONTINUE WITH MASS DEVELOPMENT OF RIVERS STATE IN 2020 – Gov Wike

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2020: OCHOR FELICITATES CONSTITUENCY, DELTANS, SEEK COOPERATION FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

The People of Ukwuani State Constituency, Delta State, and residents of the state had been enjoined to continue to give maximum cooperation to all agencies and departments of governance in the state in order to sustain the level of development and security that is currently been experienced in the state in 2020. The request was made by the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, … Continue reading 2020: OCHOR FELICITATES CONSTITUENCY, DELTANS, SEEK COOPERATION FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

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RIVERS NUJ APPLAUDS GOV WIKE OVER NSIRIM’S APPOINTMENT

Rivers NUJ Applauds Wike Over Nsirim’s Appointment The Rivers State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed gratitude to Governor Nyesom Wike for nominating and appointing a core journalist and one of our own, Mr Paulinus Nsirim as a commissioner in the state’s executive council. A statement by the State Chairman and secretary of the Union, Stanley Job Stanley and Ike Wigodo … Continue reading RIVERS NUJ APPLAUDS GOV WIKE OVER NSIRIM’S APPOINTMENT

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ELEME COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, OKPARAJI, CONDEMNS BURNING OF TYRES ALONG EAST/WEST ROAD IN RIVERS STATE

The Executive Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council in Rivers State, Nigeria, Hon. (Barr.) Philip Okparaji has condemned the burning of hundreds of thousands of tires at a Chipping Company along Eleme East West Road, calling it an abuse of health standards. According to him, the health of the people of Eleme which is already endangered is further threatened with such act. The Chairman who … Continue reading ELEME COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, OKPARAJI, CONDEMNS BURNING OF TYRES ALONG EAST/WEST ROAD IN RIVERS STATE

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NSIRIM IS NEW RIVERS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, AS GOV WIKE SWEARS IN COMMISSIONERS, SPECIAL ADVISERS

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday, 30th December, 2019, swore-in 13 New Commissioners, amongst whom was Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, who is widely tipped to emerge as the new Rivers State Commissioner for Information. The Rivers State Governor also swore-in 15 Special Advisers to the Governor in a ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House Port Harcourt. The Governor charged the … Continue reading NSIRIM IS NEW RIVERS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, AS GOV WIKE SWEARS IN COMMISSIONERS, SPECIAL ADVISERS

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FUNDING TOURISM FOR GROWTH – by Chibuikem Diala

“On same day that Saudi Arabia opened its doors to the world, the Kingdom announced an investment of $30 billion for the tourism sector. With such support, the potential for investors is phenomenal” When you want to grow a sector, you place adequate investments and create appropriate policies that enables such investments to thrive. Tourism is not farming, its a creative industry that evolves over … Continue reading FUNDING TOURISM FOR GROWTH – by Chibuikem Diala

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OCHOR OCHOR FOUNDATION BEGINS FIRST PHASE OF EMPOWERMENT WITH DELTA QUEENS

Recipients of empowerment materials to engage in self employment have been told not to sell them but put them to good and profitable use. This was the admonition of the Deputy Speaker of Delta state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ochor Christopher Ochor, (Ukwuani) and his colleague, Hon. Charles Emetulu (Ndokwa West) on December 28, 2019, at Umutu, Ukwuani Local Government during the occasion of … Continue reading OCHOR OCHOR FOUNDATION BEGINS FIRST PHASE OF EMPOWERMENT WITH DELTA QUEENS

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O.B Lulu-Briggs Burial: VICTORY FOR DUMO LULU-BRIGGS, SIBLINGS, AS GHANA HIGH COURT ORDERS WIDOW TO RELEASE MORTAL REMAINS OF LATE PATRIARCH TO FAMILY, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, Justice of the Court of Appeal (Sitting as additional High Court Judge) on Monday, December 23, 2019 ordered the release of the remains of the late Nigerian philanthropist, High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs to his “family by custom, led by Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, to convey the same to Nigeria, for burial and funeral rites.” … Continue reading O.B Lulu-Briggs Burial: VICTORY FOR DUMO LULU-BRIGGS, SIBLINGS, AS GHANA HIGH COURT ORDERS WIDOW TO RELEASE MORTAL REMAINS OF LATE PATRIARCH TO FAMILY, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

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DELTA DEPUTY SPEAKER GREETS DELTANS @ CHRISTMAS

ASABA/Nigeria: In the spirit of the 2019 Christmas celebration, the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, had called on Deltans to see the season of Christmas as a period of spiritual renewal, and love to fellow mankind as God did by the gift of Christmas as manifested in the birth of Jesus Christmas. The Deputy Speaker, who made the … Continue reading DELTA DEPUTY SPEAKER GREETS DELTANS @ CHRISTMAS

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ELUMELU URGES LOVE, FELICITATES NIGERIANS AT CHRISTMAS

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of Christmas, the celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, to rekindle their love and respect for one another as well as pray for harmonious coexistence in the country. According to a Statement made available to Journalists, the Minority Leader, also admonished Nigerians to use … Continue reading ELUMELU URGES LOVE, FELICITATES NIGERIANS AT CHRISTMAS

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COALITION OF PROGRESSIVES POLITICAL PARTIES CALL FOR IMPEACHMENT OF OBOREVWORI, DELTA SPEAKER

Coalition of Progressives Political Parties State Chairmen in South-South zone has flayed the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, for allowing the passage of the Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Rights and Other Benefits Amendment Bill into law. The group noted that the Speaker has succeeded in making Prince Sam Obi a substantive Governor, thereby short-changing the people of … Continue reading COALITION OF PROGRESSIVES POLITICAL PARTIES CALL FOR IMPEACHMENT OF OBOREVWORI, DELTA SPEAKER

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NDDC will Complete All Abandoned Projects, Nunieh Assures

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr Joi Nunieh, has re-affirmed the commitment of the Commission to complete all on-going projects in the Niger Delta region. A report by Charles Obi Odili, Director, Corporate Affairs, released on December 19, 2019, disclosed that Dr. Nunieh spoke while inspecting NDDC projects in Imo State, in the company of the state Deputy … Continue reading NDDC will Complete All Abandoned Projects, Nunieh Assures

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NED NWOKO SETS UP $.75 MILLION RESEARCH FUND TO TACKLE MALARIA IN AFRICA, AS GOV OKOWA FELICITATES ANIOMA STAR PRINCE @ 59

Delta Born Billionaire and Philanthropist Hon.Prince Ned Nwoko has established a $.75 million research endowment fund, equivalent of 270 million Naira as part of his commitment to the eradication of Malaria in Africa, especially Nigeria The Anioma Star Prince made the disclosure today in a World Press Conference held at Abuja to flag off the Prince (Dr.) Ned Nwoko and Regina Daniels Nwoko Antarctica Expedition … Continue reading NED NWOKO SETS UP $.75 MILLION RESEARCH FUND TO TACKLE MALARIA IN AFRICA, AS GOV OKOWA FELICITATES ANIOMA STAR PRINCE @ 59

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DELTA LINE GETS 60 NEW BUSES

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, December 20, in Asaba, inaugurated 60 buses for Delta Transports Services Limited (Delta Line) with a charge to the company to turn around its fortunes through improved services. He commended the company for its improvement, saying that the successes recorded by it within the 18 months of operating on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement with God is Good Transport Development … Continue reading DELTA LINE GETS 60 NEW BUSES

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OKOWA SAYS INDUSTRIAL COURT IN DELTA WILL BOOST JUSTICE DELIVERY IN LABOUR MATTERS

Delta Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday said locating the National Industrial Court in the state would speed up the delivery of justice in labour-related issues. Besides, he said that apart from the risk of travelling to attend court sessions in other states, putting the court in Asaba would contribute to the development of the state. The governor stated this when the President of National … Continue reading OKOWA SAYS INDUSTRIAL COURT IN DELTA WILL BOOST JUSTICE DELIVERY IN LABOUR MATTERS

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OKOWA APPOINTS CHIAZOR, EX-DELTA NUJ CHAIRMAN, MEDIA AIDE  

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has appointed a former Chairman of the Nigeria union of Journalists ( NUJ) Delta state council, Comrade Norbert Chiazor Special Assistant on Media. Chiazor served as director Media and strategic communication, to Hon Prince Ned Nwoko senatorial campaigns in the 2019 elections and also rallied media publicity for Nwoko’s Operation Return Okowa 2019 culminating in electoral success of the … Continue reading OKOWA APPOINTS CHIAZOR, EX-DELTA NUJ CHAIRMAN, MEDIA AIDE  

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ECHOES OF THE 2019 DELTA NUJ PRESS WEEK – By Johnson Ebigide

The 2019 Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Week, tagged “Enhancing Safety Of Journalists In A Security Challenged Polity”, has come and gone , but its resounding success has kept on reverberating in the state and beyond. Doubting Thomases who strongly believed that it would fail for reasons best known to their personal imaginations, have been taught the useful lesson … Continue reading ECHOES OF THE 2019 DELTA NUJ PRESS WEEK – By Johnson Ebigide

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DELTA GETS NOD FOR COURT OF APPEAL, APPROVES RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS FOR PIONEER JUDGES

Delta Government has announced that the Federal Judiciary has approved the establishment of a Court of Appeal in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, announced this on Tuesday, December 17, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state’s Executive Council meeting in Asaba. He said that the state government had approved residential apartments for judges that would serve in the court, … Continue reading DELTA GETS NOD FOR COURT OF APPEAL, APPROVES RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS FOR PIONEER JUDGES

OKOWA ADMINISTRATION WILL PRIORITIZE, ADD VALUE TO EDUCATION SECTOR – Ukah

Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has said that the Okowa led administration will continue to bring the needed value to the education sector through the introduction of various reforms and embrace effective partnership aimed at reinvigorating the education sector in the state. Chief Ukah gave the assurance in Oleh during the Isoko Education Roundtable, organised by the Isoko Economic … Continue reading OKOWA ADMINISTRATION WILL PRIORITIZE, ADD VALUE TO EDUCATION SECTOR – Ukah

DELTA FOOTBALL  STAKEHOLDERS SCOLD EDEMA FULUDU FOR HOLDING FOOTBALL TO A STANDSTILL IN THE STATE

Delta Football Stakeholders have charged member of the Ethics and Integrity Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to do the needful by addressing allegations of misappropriation of funds level led against the former acting chairman of the Delta State football Association, Edema Fuludu, MON. A report posted on several social media platforms by Mr. Etu Moses, CEO Warri Wolves Football Club of Delta State, … Continue reading DELTA FOOTBALL  STAKEHOLDERS SCOLD EDEMA FULUDU FOR HOLDING FOOTBALL TO A STANDSTILL IN THE STATE

Breaking: GOV UDOM EMMANUEL APPROVES NEW MINIMUM WAGE, CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS AS APROVED BY FED. GOVT, FOR AKWA IBOM WORKERS

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has adopted and approved the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustments and percentages in line with the Federal government negotiated consequential adjustment percentages increase, for civil servants in Akwa Ibom State, with effect from January 2020. A Press Release from the Office of the Head of Civil Service, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, issued on 21st January, 2020 … Continue reading Breaking: GOV UDOM EMMANUEL APPROVES NEW MINIMUM WAGE, CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS AS APROVED BY FED. GOVT, FOR AKWA IBOM WORKERS

DELTA APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF 11 NEW ROADS

Delta Government on Tuesday, 21st January, 2020, approved 11 new roads in the state for construction. Commissioner for Works, Chief James Auguye, made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the state’s Executive Council meeting in Asaba. Auguye disclosed that the approved roads needed urgent attention as the state government was desirous of utilizing the dry season to construct a lot of roads. … Continue reading DELTA APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF 11 NEW ROADS

OCHEI CELEBRATES KEYAMO AT 50.

A leading edge Delta State All Progressives Congress politician, Rt Hon(Engr) Victor Ochei Esq, has felicitated the Minister of state, Labour and Employment Chief Festus Keyamo SAN on his fiftieth birthday anniversary. In his congratulatory letter to the Minister of state, Ochei also a former speaker of the fifth Delta state house of assembly stated “I felicitate you on your attainment of the “golden age” … Continue reading OCHEI CELEBRATES KEYAMO AT 50.

Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Zone Re-run Election: AKPABIO, APC CHIEFTAINS SHUN PEACE SUMMIT BY ESSIEN UDIM ROYAL FATHERS

***TRADITIONAL RULERS INVOKE TRADITIONAL INJUNCTION TO JINX ANYONE WHO INSTIGATES VIOLENCE Leaders and Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Akwa Ibom State, led by Senator Godswill Akpabio and other candidates for Saturday, 25th January, 2020 scheduled rerun election in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have reportedly shunned an invitation to a peace meeting by the traditional institution in Essien … Continue reading Ikot Ekpene Senatorial Zone Re-run Election: AKPABIO, APC CHIEFTAINS SHUN PEACE SUMMIT BY ESSIEN UDIM ROYAL FATHERS