Attack on Troops, COAS, Army Commanders Visit Location

MAIDUGURI/Nigeria: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Buratai and his team of top Army Commanders have been in the Theatre of operations in last 48hours to access the operational development in the North East, particularly Northern Borno and have just concluded strategies to improve on the State of Security of the general area. A statement from Army headquarters while making the disclosure said, “Jilli is a border town between Borno and Yobe states with close access to Niger Republic. It said, “The attack in Jilli was very…

Delta Govt Trains 200 Youths in Special Intervention Empowerment Programme

ASBA/Nigeria: The Ministry of Youth Development said it has trained over 200 youths in various skills under the Special Youth Intervention Training and Empowerment Programme (SYITEP) as part of measures to complement the effort of the Delta State Job Creation office. The Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Oghenekaro Ilolo disclosed this when he took turn to brief the press on the activities and achievements of his Directorate during the ongoing Ministerial Press Briefing in Asaba. Hon. Ilolo stated that the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa inaugurated a State Steering Committee…

OPINION: Nigerian Ethnic Cleansing and the Road to Kigali

By Erasmus Ikhide The ethnic cleansing gradually rapping Nigeria around from the horn of northern axis — Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Benue, Kaduna, Kogi and the pinpricks in other parts of African most populous nation invoke similar trajectory with which the Rwanda genocide was prosecuted between 1990/1994 that grounded over two million innocent souls to the dust. Those who say there have been climactic upsurge of raping and massacres of Nigerians on their farm lands by the unwashed dogs roaming the forests with AK47s instead of being in schools since Buhari…

20th Anniversary of ICC Generate Strong Calls For Justice

(Left to right) ICC Registrar Mr Peter Lewis, ASP President H.E. O-Gon Kwon, President of Nigeria H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the high-level commemorations of the Rome Statute’s anniversary on 17 July 2018 ©ICC-CPI THE HAGUE/Netherlands: On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more…

Amaechi, Wike, Abe, Dakuku and the Struggle for the 2019 Rivers APC Guber Ticket: Critical Examination of the Forces and Factors at Play

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble In 2014, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi the undisputable leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Niger Delta region and incumbent Minster of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria reiterated that, “You see, there are two Nigerians from Rivers state that I respect their level of intelligence and they are Senator Magnus Abe and Odien Ajumogobia” and by 2018, he stated that, “I know Abe is a Senator. But I also know that he is fraternising with my political enemies. If Abe…

Group Calls for Involvement of CSOs in Delta Budget Formulation

WARRI/Nigeria: A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Delta Economic Literacy and Budget Accountability for Governance (DELBAG), has called for inclusion of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Delta budget formulation. The Leader of the group, Mr Ogheneruona Itoghor, made the call during a forum tagged ‘‘Analysed 2018 Delta Budget Allocation’’, recently. They expressed dissatisfaction at the 2018 Delta Budget allocation to agriculture and urged the state government to comply with the Maputo Declaration of 10 per cent budget allocation to agriculture. The organisation claimed that that the Mobilisation of Rural Women…

Uvwie Monarch, Abe 1, Lauds Okowa as He Commissions Ugbomro Road

The Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom H.R.M Abe 1 cutting the tape, while Dr. Okowa (3rd right) Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Hon. Matthew Tsekiri (left) Hon. Ramson Onoyake 2nd (left) & others during the commissioning EFFURUN/Nigeria: The traditional ruler ofUvwie Kingdom Delta State, His Royal Majesty Emmanuel Sideso OON, JP Abe 1,  has praised the Delta State Governor Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on the occasion of  constructing/completing and commissioning of  Ugbomro access road in Uvwie Kingdom, describing the governor as a great friend of…

2019: Ochor Declares intention to Represent Ukwuani Constituency at the DTHA

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: After months of consultation with various stakeholders in the state, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor has formally declared his intention to represent the people of Ukwuani constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, in 2019. Declaring his intention to his immediate ward in Umutu, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Hon Ochor promised the people of inclusive representation, which will attract the dividend of democracy and good governance. “Send me my people to represent you, I will not fail you. I will be your servant,…

Edo State Gov. Lay Down N10m Bounty on Killers of 4 Policemen in Edo

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has placed N10 million bounty on the assailants of four policemen killed in Sabon-Gida Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo, on July 14. This was announced by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, after an emergency security meeting between the governor and security chiefs in Benin on Monday. According to Osagie, the meeting was attended by the heads or representatives of the Police, the Army, Department of State Security (DSS); Nigeria Security and Civil…