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OKOWA TASKS NIGERIANS ON READING CULTURE, SYMPATHIES WITH WRITERS; AS EGUGBO PRESENTS “The Experience’

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in Asaba, tasked Nigerians to develop a reading culture to encourage writers in the country. Okowa, represented by the State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Fidelis Tilije, gave the charge at the presentation of a book titled: “The Experience,” authored by Mr Fidelis Egugbo, a Journalist in Asaba. Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi and former Gov. … Continue reading OKOWA TASKS NIGERIANS ON READING CULTURE, SYMPATHIES WITH WRITERS; AS EGUGBO PRESENTS “The Experience’

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STOP DUMPING WASTE INTO WATER CHANNELS, WATERWAYS, OBUAH URGES; WARNS AGAINST BUILDING ON WATERWAYS

Stop Dumping Wastes Into Water Channels, Waterways, Obuah Urges…Warns Against Building On Waterways Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro Felix Obuah has again warned Port Harcourt residents and those doing business in the State to desist from discharging wastes and heavy objects into the water channels and waterways to avoid possible floods that could occur as a result of the blockage. The … Continue reading STOP DUMPING WASTE INTO WATER CHANNELS, WATERWAYS, OBUAH URGES; WARNS AGAINST BUILDING ON WATERWAYS

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PORT HARCOURT LAW SCHOOL CAMPUS’LL BE BEST IN NIGERIA – Prof. Chiroma

The director general, Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Chiroma, has expressed optimism that the new Port Harcourt campus of the institution will be the best in the country. Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed in a report that Prof. Chiroma made the assertion when he paid a working visit to inspect ongoing civil construction work at the Nabo Bekinbo Graham-Douglas … Continue reading PORT HARCOURT LAW SCHOOL CAMPUS’LL BE BEST IN NIGERIA – Prof. Chiroma

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NIGERIA IS SUFFERING FROM LEADERSHIP FAILURE – Gov. Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says it is regrettable that 61 years after independence Nigeria is still grappling with leadership challenge. The governor pointed out that because of such leadership failure, Nigeria is now at a point in its history needing God more than ever. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike made … Continue reading NIGERIA IS SUFFERING FROM LEADERSHIP FAILURE – Gov. Wike

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MINORITY REPS FLAY CLAIMS IN PRESIDENT BUHARI’S UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEECH; SAYS SPEECH NOT TRUE POSITION OF AFFAIRS IN NIGERIA

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned in its entirety the claims in the address presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). According to a statement signed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu on Saturday, September 25, the Caucus said that they are in complete disagreement … Continue reading MINORITY REPS FLAY CLAIMS IN PRESIDENT BUHARI’S UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEECH; SAYS SPEECH NOT TRUE POSITION OF AFFAIRS IN NIGERIA

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GET INVOLVED IN POLITICAL PROCESS, OKOWA TELLS YOUTHS

The Delta State Government has charged youths in the state to participate fully in the electoral process so that they can contribute their own quota in the governance of the state. Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, gave this charge on Friday, 24/9/2021, during the Ikolobie Ndokwa Youth Summit (Grand Finale) which held at Owessei Primary School, Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area. The … Continue reading GET INVOLVED IN POLITICAL PROCESS, OKOWA TELLS YOUTHS

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British High Commissioner, Laing Lauds Ned Nwoko Over STARS University, Malaria Eradication Project

– By Patrick Ochei The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has commended a former Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko for the initiative to establish a Sports University christened STARS University in a local community of Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State. She gave the commendation when she visited the country home of Ned Nwoko at Idumuje-Ugboko on Wednesday, 22nd September, … Continue reading British High Commissioner, Laing Lauds Ned Nwoko Over STARS University, Malaria Eradication Project

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#OurStateOurResponsibility: SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR ESSAY COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Names of Candidates for the Essay Competition: #OurStateOurResponsibility, have been shortlisted by the Ministry of Information and Communications. Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, announced the names of entrants selected for the essay competition, which was introduced by the Ministry, under the second phase of the #OurStateOurResponsibility advocacy campaign, launched at the beginning of September, 2021. He said those shortlisted were … Continue reading #OurStateOurResponsibility: SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR ESSAY COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

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RIVERS GOVT BEGINS PROCESS TO CHECK FLOODING – Nsirim

***Urges Citizens To Desist From Dumping Refuse In Drains The Rivers State Government says it is working with relevant agencies to role out the process that will check perennial flooding in the State. The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim disclosed this at a media briefing in Port Harcourt, today, (22/9/2021). Nsirim therefore called on those living and doing business in Rivers … Continue reading RIVERS GOVT BEGINS PROCESS TO CHECK FLOODING – Nsirim

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MACAULAY CONDOLES PIONEER DELTA ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, OVER MOTHER’S DEMISE

A former Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay has condoled the pioneer Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Okoro over the demise of his mother, Mrs. Angelina Okoro. Mrs. Okoro, the matriarch of the family, died at the age of 83. In a condolence message, Macaulay said that the passing on of a loved one could be painful … Continue reading MACAULAY CONDOLES PIONEER DELTA ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, OVER MOTHER’S DEMISE

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RIVERS GOVT’LL DEPOSE CHIEFS, CDC LEADERSHIP THAT HARASS CONTRACTORS, DISRUPT GOVERNMENT PROJECT – Gov Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has threatened to depose any monarch and Community Development Committee leaders that attempt to extort money from companies handling government infrastructural projects. Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, reports that Governor Wike issued the stern warning on Wednesday,June 30, 2021, at the flag-off of the construction of the Rumuepirikom Flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government … Continue reading RIVERS GOVT’LL DEPOSE CHIEFS, CDC LEADERSHIP THAT HARASS CONTRACTORS, DISRUPT GOVERNMENT PROJECT – Gov Wike

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MATAWALLE’S INTEGRITY, CREDIBILITY AT STAKE – Gov Wike

*** Says Cultists Now Active In Politics Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says the credibility and integrity of the Zamfara State governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle is now at stake following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said the preoccupation of any governor who means well for his State ought to be the delivery of dividends … Continue reading MATAWALLE’S INTEGRITY, CREDIBILITY AT STAKE – Gov Wike

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WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THOSE WHO WILL MAKE RIVERS STATE GREATER IN 2023 – Nemieboka 

Dason Nemieboka, Chairman, United Rivers Alliance is the journalist’s delight any day. He again spoke with our correspondent on topical issues around the governorship of Rivers State. Que: For starters, what do you make out of the issue of Dakuku Peterside’s reaction to Dele Momodu’s article on Gov. Wike’s achievements and the subsequent backlash? Ans: Very unfortunate. I say unfortunate because many are wrongly focused … Continue reading WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THOSE WHO WILL MAKE RIVERS STATE GREATER IN 2023 – Nemieboka 

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EUFA Euro Championships: RONALDO TACKLES LUKAKU, DE BRUYNE IN ROUND OF 16

The draws for the Round of 16 games in the ongoing EUFA Euro Championships 2020 and the stand out match pitches defending champions Portugal against World number one nation in football, Belgium in what has been described as the crunch tie of the round. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has now equaled the record of the highest number of international goals, held by Ali Daei of Iran, … Continue reading EUFA Euro Championships: RONALDO TACKLES LUKAKU, DE BRUYNE IN ROUND OF 16

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PRESIDENT CAN’T ABDICATE CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE ON SECURITY TO STATE GOVS, SAYS WIKE; AS SEN. DAVID MARK INAUGURATES 21 KILOMETERS ODUFOR-AKPOKU-UMUOYE ROAD IN ETCHE LAND

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says it is unconstitutional for President Muhammadu Buhari to shift the power of securing life and property of Nigerians to the state governors. According to Governor Wike, Mr. President is the Commander- In-Chief of the Armed Forces and cannot declare that governors are in charge of security in their respective states. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant … Continue reading PRESIDENT CAN’T ABDICATE CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE ON SECURITY TO STATE GOVS, SAYS WIKE; AS SEN. DAVID MARK INAUGURATES 21 KILOMETERS ODUFOR-AKPOKU-UMUOYE ROAD IN ETCHE LAND

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DELTA NORTH APC PASSES VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON BUHARI, BUNI, OYEGUN; ASPIRES TO PRODUCE NEXT APC STATE CHAIRMAN

Delta North Senatorial District of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has unanimously passed a Vote of Confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari for his mature and adroit handling of the affairs of the country and therefore called on Nigerians, irrespective of party affiliation, to shun inflammatory statements so as to give the President, the needed support to lead the country to peace and prosperity. Rising from … Continue reading DELTA NORTH APC PASSES VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON BUHARI, BUNI, OYEGUN; ASPIRES TO PRODUCE NEXT APC STATE CHAIRMAN

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Second Anniversary: PASSAGE OF NEW DELTA UNIVERSITIES BILLS, OUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT – Delta Assembly

The Seventh Assembly of the Delta State House of Assembly has stated that the greatest achievement in its second year, was the passage of the Bills establishing three new Universities in the state. The State Legislature disclosed this during a press conference as part of activities to mark the end of its second anniversary for the 7th Assembly on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Briefing journalists … Continue reading Second Anniversary: PASSAGE OF NEW DELTA UNIVERSITIES BILLS, OUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT – Delta Assembly

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Insecurity: DELTA ONLINE PUBLISHERS WRITE OKOWA, CALL FOR ACTIVATION OF STATE LAW ON COMMUNITY SECURITY AGENCY CORPS

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has been called on as a matter of urgency, without further delay resulting from increasing attack on the state facilities, and other increasing security threats to lives and property in the state, to activate the Delta State community Security corps Law, which he signed in July 29, 2020. The call was made in a 13 paragraph letter sent to … Continue reading Insecurity: DELTA ONLINE PUBLISHERS WRITE OKOWA, CALL FOR ACTIVATION OF STATE LAW ON COMMUNITY SECURITY AGENCY CORPS

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PDP’S PERFORMANCE IN RIVERS HAS DIMINISHED APC – Gov Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says with what his administration has achieved, and is still doing, in terms of delivery of critical infrastructure, nobody in the state needs to talk about the All Progressives Congress (APC) anymore. A report by Kelvin Ebiri Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike made the assertion at the flag-off of construction work … Continue reading PDP’S PERFORMANCE IN RIVERS HAS DIMINISHED APC – Gov Wike

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HUMANITARIAN MINISTRY ANNOUNCES NEXT STAGE OF ENROLLMENT FOR N-POWER BATCH C STREAM 1

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has announced the next step for the N_power Batch C Stream One applicants. In a release, signed by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media to the minister, the Permanent Secretary Bashir Nura Alkali, revealed that the ministry has commenced the next stage of enrollment with the verification of email addresses by applicants. Alkali … Continue reading HUMANITARIAN MINISTRY ANNOUNCES NEXT STAGE OF ENROLLMENT FOR N-POWER BATCH C STREAM 1

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May 29: ELUMELU HAILS OKOWA FOR BRINGING ABOUT A STRONGER DELTA

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has commended the steadfastness of the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, in bringing about rapid and sustainable overall developments across the State. In a congratulatory message to the Governor on Saturday 29th May, 2021, on his administration’s 6th anniversary, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu described Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as a God-sent Governor to … Continue reading May 29: ELUMELU HAILS OKOWA FOR BRINGING ABOUT A STRONGER DELTA

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GOV OKOWA CONDOLES WITH ITSEKIRIS OVER DEMISE OF OLU OF WARRI

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday, April 22, condoled with the Itsekiri people in the State, on the passing of their monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri. Okowa told members of Olu of Warri Advisory Council, who visited him at Government House, Asaba, that the departed Olu was an epitome of peace who built bridges across ethnic divides in the country. He stated … Continue reading GOV OKOWA CONDOLES WITH ITSEKIRIS OVER DEMISE OF OLU OF WARRI

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ILLEGAL ARMS-BEARING, THREAT TO NIGERIA’S EXISTENCE – Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has said that the proliferation of illegal arms in the country was a threat to Nigeria’s corporate existence. Irabor disclosed this Thursday night at Asaba while addressing journalists after a courtesy visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House. He stated that the Presidential directive to shoot-at-sight anyone with an AK-47 rifle was very clear and must … Continue reading ILLEGAL ARMS-BEARING, THREAT TO NIGERIA’S EXISTENCE – Irabor

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IT COSTS MORE TO CONSTRUCT ROADS IN NIGER DELTA – Gov Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Mr Darius Ishaku, said governments in Niger Delta States deserved accolades for infrastructure development of projects, especially roads, cost more to build in the region than in the North because of the terrain. Ishaku stated this in Asaba while inaugurating road projects in the capital city, Asaba and Okpanam. The projects inagurated were Jesus Saves Road, Agric Road and dualised Okpanam Road. … Continue reading IT COSTS MORE TO CONSTRUCT ROADS IN NIGER DELTA – Gov Ishaku

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Education: UKAH TASKS CORPORATE ORGANISATIONS ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has called on corporate organisations to complement government’s efforts towards the development of the state through their corporate social responsibility. Mr. Ukah made the call while receiving 50,000 facemasks donated to the ministry by Mikano International Limited for onward distribution to public schools in the state. The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, who lauded … Continue reading Education: UKAH TASKS CORPORATE ORGANISATIONS ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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RIVERS 2023: It’s A Waste Of Time To Respond To Awuse’s Comment – URA

The United Rivers Alliance, a movement for the propagation of equity, consensus and fairness in Rivers politics, has said that its irrelevant responding to every comment by self-seeking individuals or groups. The URA position was presented by the secretary of its steering committee, Hon. Dason Nemieboka in an exclusive interview with our correspondent Excerpts Que: Lately, the political statements in Rivers State are about where … Continue reading RIVERS 2023: It’s A Waste Of Time To Respond To Awuse’s Comment – URA

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WE’VE PROVIDED MORE PROJECTS IN KALABARI AREA TO ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT, DEVOID OF POLITICS – Gov Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says his administration has provided critical projects across Kalabari land to secure an enduring development for the various communities in the area. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike gave the explanation when he received members of the Kalabari Traditional Rulers Council, led by the king of Abonnema, King … Continue reading WE’VE PROVIDED MORE PROJECTS IN KALABARI AREA TO ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT, DEVOID OF POLITICS – Gov Wike

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DELTA SUBEB BOSS DECLARES OPEN 5-DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP ON ICT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS; STRESS ROLE OF ICT IN 21ST CENTURY TEACHING, LEARNING PROCESS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

– By Sharon Ivovi The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Sunny Ogwu has stressed the need for teachers to be fully abreast and updated in information computer technology (ICT) as a tool for driving the 21st century teaching and leaning process. The SUBEB Chairman stated this on Monday, 29th April, 2021 at College of Education, Warri, while declaring open a … Continue reading DELTA SUBEB BOSS DECLARES OPEN 5-DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP ON ICT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS; STRESS ROLE OF ICT IN 21ST CENTURY TEACHING, LEARNING PROCESS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

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WE WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTHS TO BE WEALTH CREATORS – Okowa

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and wealth creators. Okowa disclosed this at the graduation and starter-pack presentation to 776 beneficiaries of the state government’s Rural Youth Skills Acquisition (RYSA) programme in Asaba He said that the state government had various skills acquisition programmes aimed at grooming an … Continue reading WE WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTHS TO BE WEALTH CREATORS – Okowa

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IKPEAZU COMMENDS OKOWA FOR EDUCATION INVESTMENT

Abia Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has commended his Delta counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for investing huge resources to develop human capital through formal education and entrepreneurial skills. Ikpeazu made the commendation while inaugurating Teachers’ Professional Development Centre (TPDC), Owa-Oyibu, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta. He said that the monumental investment in developing young people was already putting Delta ahead of other states … Continue reading IKPEAZU COMMENDS OKOWA FOR EDUCATION INVESTMENT

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REPS MINORITY CAUCUS DEMANDS REVIEW OF $1.5BN FOR PORT HARCOURT REFINERY REHABILITATION

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives, after thorough evaluation has rejected the $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery, describing the figure as outrageous and heavily inflated. While demanding an immediate review of the cost, the caucus submitted that a critical cost analysis indicated “a huge scam and a ploy by unscrupulous elements to hide under the guise of rehabilitation … Continue reading REPS MINORITY CAUCUS DEMANDS REVIEW OF $1.5BN FOR PORT HARCOURT REFINERY REHABILITATION

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NSIP Programme; Recipients laud FG

Beneficiaries of the recent week long federal government’s Conditional Cash Transfer(CCT), a poverty alleviation programme for rural women in Delta state have lauded the gesture as timely and humane. The scheme, a branch of the President Muhammad Buhari administration’s National Social Investment Programme(NSIP), under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development empowered over three thousand, three hundred rural … Continue reading NSIP Programme; Recipients laud FG

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GOV WIKE SACKS ENVIRONMENT COMMISSIONER

GOVERNOR WIKE SACKS COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENT Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sacked the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno. The Governor directed the sacked Commissioner to submit all Government Documents and Property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment. KELVIN EBIRI Special Assistant (Media) Rivers State Governor March 30, 2021 Continue reading GOV WIKE SACKS ENVIRONMENT COMMISSIONER

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Education: DELTA COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENTING FG DECISIONS ON EDUCATION – Ukah

Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has assured of the Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa administration’s commitment to implementing decisions reached by the Federal Ministry of Education through the National Council on Education for the growth and development of the education system. Mr. Ukah, who gave the assurance in Asaba yesterday (29/03/2021) during a workshop on Dissemination of the Education Sector … Continue reading Education: DELTA COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENTING FG DECISIONS ON EDUCATION – Ukah

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WITHOUT SENTIMENT, I’VE FORWARDED NJC RECOMMENDATION OF NEXT CHIEF JUDGE TO RIVERS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY – Gov Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says he will not succumb to sentiment over who becomes the next Chief Judge of the State as he has conveyed to the State House of Assembly the letter of recommendation from the National Judicial Commission (NJC). A report by Kelvin Ebiri Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor disclosed that Governor Wike made the declaration when he … Continue reading WITHOUT SENTIMENT, I’VE FORWARDED NJC RECOMMENDATION OF NEXT CHIEF JUDGE TO RIVERS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY – Gov Wike

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REPS MINORITY LEADER, NDUDI ELUMELU, MOURNS SHOLA WILLIAMS

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has expressed great shock over the demise of Mrs. Shola Williams. Hon. Elumelu in a statement he personally signed, said that the news of the passing of the former Commissioner for Women affairs and Social Development in Delta State, was a sad development, and noted that her death is a great loss for the … Continue reading REPS MINORITY LEADER, NDUDI ELUMELU, MOURNS SHOLA WILLIAMS

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TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE’LL TRAIN TEACHERS WITHIN, OUTSIDE DELTA – Ebie

Secretary to Delta state Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie on Saturday said that the Teachers Professional Development Centre built by the State government at Owa Oyibu in Ika North East LGA of the State will cater for the training needs of teachers within the state and other parts of the country. Mr. Ebie Stated this while addressing journalists shortly after the inspection of the newly constructed … Continue reading TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE’LL TRAIN TEACHERS WITHIN, OUTSIDE DELTA – Ebie

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SPEAK TRUTH TO LEADERS, OKOWA URGES CLERGY

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Sunday urged the clergy in the country to be bold and speak truth to political leaders so as to make the nation better. The governor gave the charge at a special church service to celebrate birthday of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, in Auchi, Edo. He described Suleman as “a man being used by … Continue reading SPEAK TRUTH TO LEADERS, OKOWA URGES CLERGY

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GOV WIKE BESTOWS RIVERS HIGHEST AWARD ON BURNA BOY

Grammy Award winner, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has been conferred with one of the highest honour in Rivers State, by Governor Nyeson Ezenwo Wike. The award known as ‘‘Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State, DSSRS,” is the second highest distinction in Rivers State Order and is conferred on individuals in recognition of their exceptional service/performance in any field of human endeavour. Kelvin … Continue reading GOV WIKE BESTOWS RIVERS HIGHEST AWARD ON BURNA BOY

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2023 Elections: APC’LL TAKEOVER S/SOUTH REGION – Omo-Agege

The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed confidence that the All Progressive Congress (APC) would take over the six states of the South-South Region in 2023. Omo-Agege made the remarks while fielding questions from newsmen at end of APC South-South Zone ‘Town Hall Meeting’ on Constitution Review on Saturday in Asaba, Delta. He expressed the belief that the party would take over the … Continue reading 2023 Elections: APC’LL TAKEOVER S/SOUTH REGION – Omo-Agege

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Grammy Award Reception: “I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL, INCREDIBLY HUMBLED BY THIS HONNOUR…,” BURNA BOY TELLS GOV WIKE

Damini Ogulu known globally as Burna Boy, has expressed profound gratitude and sincere appreciation to Governor Nyesom Wike and the Rivers State Government for hosting and honouring him in recognition of his Grammy Award triumph Burna Boy won the Grammy in the category of the Best Global Music Award with his Album “Twice as Tall” at the 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards ceremony, held … Continue reading Grammy Award Reception: “I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL, INCREDIBLY HUMBLED BY THIS HONNOUR…,” BURNA BOY TELLS GOV WIKE

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BURNA BOY, PRIDE OF RIVERS STATE – Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described Grammy award winning Afrobeat artist, Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, as pride of the State. Special Assistant (Media) Rivers State Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, in a report, disclosed that Governor Wike made this assertion when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, March 27, … Continue reading BURNA BOY, PRIDE OF RIVERS STATE – Gov. Wike

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TAMBUWAL CANVASSES CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES FOR TRADITIONAL RULERS, COMMISSIONS DELTA TRADITIONAL RULERS’ COUNCIL SECRETARIAT IN ASABA

Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has called for amendment of the Nigerian Constitution to create roles for traditional rulers in the country. Tambuwal made the call while inaugurating Delta State Traditional Rulers’ Council Secretariat in Asaba, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He said that in view of the role traditional rulers played in the administration of communities, it has become expedient that a … Continue reading TAMBUWAL CANVASSES CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES FOR TRADITIONAL RULERS, COMMISSIONS DELTA TRADITIONAL RULERS’ COUNCIL SECRETARIAT IN ASABA

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Henry Ugboma: THE RANTING OF AN IGNOBLE PROFESSOR – By Amieyeofori Ibim

Our attention has been drawn to a media briefing published in the Punch newspaper of Tuesday, March 23, 2021 titled “Stop attacks on Amaechi, focus on governance, CMD tells Wike” made by the ignoble Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof. Henry Ugboma. In the said publication, the supposed Chief Medical Director now turned political erand boy of Transportation Minister, … Continue reading Henry Ugboma: THE RANTING OF AN IGNOBLE PROFESSOR – By Amieyeofori Ibim

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REDUCE ARMY INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS, GOV WIKE CHARGES NEW ARMY CHIEF, SAYS RIVERS HAS NO ASSOCIATION WITH SEPARATISTS GROUPS

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has urged the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, to make a difference and stop Army involvement in politics. He said such call has become imperative owing to the despicable role played by the immediate past Chief of Army Staff who was not only grossly partisan but encouraged other Army officers to become political collaborators. Special Assistant … Continue reading REDUCE ARMY INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS, GOV WIKE CHARGES NEW ARMY CHIEF, SAYS RIVERS HAS NO ASSOCIATION WITH SEPARATISTS GROUPS

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GOV WIKE OFFERS FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO 3 NYSC PRESIDENTIAL HONOUR AWARDEES

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has offered foreign scholarship to three indigenes of the State who are recipients of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Presidential Honour Award. He said the State is proud of the selfless and humanitarian service rendered by the three awardees during their NYSC programme. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, revealed that … Continue reading GOV WIKE OFFERS FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD TO 3 NYSC PRESIDENTIAL HONOUR AWARDEES

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FG TO PARTNER FRENCH GOVT TO ESTABLISH VIROLOGY CENTRES IN NIGER DELTA

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has stated the readiness of the Federal Government to collaborate the French Government in the production of Virology Centres which will address and tackle the spread of infectious diseases in the Niger Delta Region. Akpabio made this known when the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquier paid him a courtesy call recently in his office, Abuja. … Continue reading FG TO PARTNER FRENCH GOVT TO ESTABLISH VIROLOGY CENTRES IN NIGER DELTA

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WIKE, BELGIAN AMBASSADOR MEET TO STRENGTHEN TIES BETWEEN RIVERS, BELGUIM

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has discussed a number of business and investment interests with the new Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Daniel Bertrand. Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, disclosed in a statement, that he meeting, which held behind closed door at Government House Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, gave a clear indication of mutual consent … Continue reading WIKE, BELGIAN AMBASSADOR MEET TO STRENGTHEN TIES BETWEEN RIVERS, BELGUIM

DON’T POLITICISE ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD SCHEME FOR OGONI WOMEN, YOUTHS- GOV WIKE

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has advised the Federal Government not to politicise the implementation of the alternative livelihood component of the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) recommendations on the Ogoni clean up. He said the Rivers State is ready to partner with the Federal Ministry of Environment and Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to improve the living condition of the Ogoni people after … Continue reading DON’T POLITICISE ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD SCHEME FOR OGONI WOMEN, YOUTHS- GOV WIKE

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Flood: WARRI/UVWIE DRAINAGE READY 2022 – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa of Delta on Monday, March 1st, said the storm drainage projects being executed by the State Government in parts of Warri and Effurun would be ready in 2022. He stated this while speaking to newsmen after inspecting the flood control projects which are ongoing in the areas. The governor, who was conducted round the projects by the Director-General of Warri/Uvwie and … Continue reading Flood: WARRI/UVWIE DRAINAGE READY 2022 – Okowa

Issele-Uku Medical Mission: STAKEHOLDERS COMMEND EFFORTS OF IANA, AMPF; CALL FOR INCLUSIVE BENEFICIAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES IN COMMUNITIES

– By Patrick Ochei Stakeholders within and outside Issele-Uku community in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State, have commended the efforts of Issele Association of North America (IANA) for sponsoring the three-day Medical Mission in the community with a view to helping rural dwellers tackle the challenge of inaccessibility to proper healthcare, while also appreciating the Anioma Medical Professionals Forum (AMPF) for making themselves available … Continue reading Issele-Uku Medical Mission: STAKEHOLDERS COMMEND EFFORTS OF IANA, AMPF; CALL FOR INCLUSIVE BENEFICIAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES IN COMMUNITIES

DELTA FLAYS UK GOVERNMENT’S TRAVEL ADVISORY

Delta Government on Monday, expressed dismay over the recent travel advisory reportedly issued by the United Kingdom to its citizens in Nigeria. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu, expressed the state’s concern at a news conference in Asaba. He said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration in the state put high premium in the security of lives and property of citizens because … Continue reading DELTA FLAYS UK GOVERNMENT’S TRAVEL ADVISORY

WHY ARE THEY SO SCARED OF INTERNAL PARTY DEMOCRACY? – By Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo

“The logic that applies to the system of democracy should apply also, it is argued, to the internal affairs of the political party organizations themselves. The objective of democracy is that the people should have the right to choose. Through elections, they select and gain control over their political masters. Just as the citizens of a nation are entitled to cast ballots in elections, so … Continue reading WHY ARE THEY SO SCARED OF INTERNAL PARTY DEMOCRACY? – By Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo

Niger Delta Economy: FIVE DISCUSSANTS SELECTED FOR DOPF 2021 CONFAB/LECTURE

Five eminent personalities have been selected as panel of discussants for this year’s Delta Online Publishers Forum’s Third Annual Convention/Lecture In a Statement on Monday, October 18, 2021, by the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Deacon Chijioke Williams Ugbolue and the Secretary, Mr. Miracle Enuji, the panelists will be discussing on the theme of the Convention; “Niger Delta Economy: Building A New Face For … Continue reading Niger Delta Economy: FIVE DISCUSSANTS SELECTED FOR DOPF 2021 CONFAB/LECTURE

POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOT CULTS – Nemieboka

Champion of riverine governorship and Chairman of United Rivers Alliance, URA, Dason Nemieboka, recently visited our office and we again spoke with the articulate political activist. Our chat which covered Rivers and national politics as well as activities of the URA, was as usual, engaging, revealing and stimulating. Excerpts. Que: Sir, what do you make of the just concluded state congresses of the All Progressive … Continue reading POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOT CULTS – Nemieboka

GOV WIKE, REAL MADRID SIGN COOPERATION RATIFICATION AGREEMENT

Real Madrid and the Rivers State government have signed a cooperation ratification agreement for promotion of sport amongst children and youths at the Real Madrid Academy, Port Harcourt. The signing of the ratification of the framework for cooperation agreement between the international football club and the Rivers State government took place over the weekend at the Auditorium of Real Madrid Sport City, Fuerzas Armadas avenue, … Continue reading GOV WIKE, REAL MADRID SIGN COOPERATION RATIFICATION AGREEMENT

GOV WIKE SWEARS IN DAME BARASUA AS BONNY LGA CHAIRMAN

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sworn in Dame Anengi Barasua, as the chairman of Bonny Local Government Area of the State. Barasua, who was the vice chairman of the council, was sworn in on Thursday at the Government House, Port Harcourt following the death of the former council chairman, Mr. David Irimagha in September. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) … Continue reading GOV WIKE SWEARS IN DAME BARASUA AS BONNY LGA CHAIRMAN