GUEST WRITER: 2019, The Choice Before Us

By  Mike Akpati I am in a hurry to announce that there will remain no more political earthquake in Nigeria as we march towards 2019. All major moves to be expected have come to pass within these few weeks of July and August 2018. If you are in doubt check all that will happen from now on. It will be only actions and reactions based on the earlier actions of the major contenders and it has started happening already. But how I wish that the electorates would be as smart…

OPINION: Does the EFCC Have Power to Freeze State Government Accounts?

By Chimennma Okolo Only recently the media space was abuzz with the unsavoury information that the EFCC under the guise of investigating alleged fraud had frozen the accounts of two opposition states to wit Benue and Akwa Ibom. A couple of days later further news emerged that the EFCC had issued a statement denying freezing the Akwa Ibom state government accounts and then another press release stating that it has unfrozen the Benue state government accounts. From the above it was obvious that the EFCC had frozen at least a…

Onuesoke To Oshiomole: 36 APC Control States Cannot Remove Saraki

ABUJA/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain and former Delta State PDP governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has reacted to All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshomole’s continuous calls for impeachment of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, insisting that thirty six APC control states cannot remove the Senate President. Onuesoke who made the statement while addressing newsmen at Abuja in reaction to  Oshiomole’s demands  on Saraki to resign or be impeached democratically,  described the APC Chairman as someone who is day dreaming, stressing that it would be highly impossible without…

FEATURE: When Ogwah Declared For Delta Assembly: In Retrospect

By Iteveh Ekpokpobe  Never has such a multitude been seen parading the roads of Isoko North only for the purpose of chanting one man’s name – an avalanche of over 200 vehicles, capacity filled with electorates, proclaiming support for the man. Ogwah! It was a carnival; when Hon. Mike Ezino Ogwah declared his intent to run for the seat of Isoko North Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly. It was a carnival. Even the earth could not agree more, as the scorching sun gave way for humidity. It…

Public Presentation of Sir Monday Onyeme as Lions Clubs Governor to Hold Today, Saturday August 11

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chairman of Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, Sir Monday Onyeme is to be decorated as Governor of District 404A1 Nigeria of International Association of Lions Clubs in the 2018/2019 Lions Year on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The presentation ceremony scheduled to hold at the Event Centre, Asaba, will have the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as Special Guest of Honour and will be chaired by the Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, Vice Chancellor, Taraba State University, Jalingo. Briefing journalists today in Asaba, Sir Onyeme, stated…

“Exclusive Breastfeeding Is A Major Child Survival Strategy Adopted Globally To Combat All Forms of Malnutrition” – Dr Ononye

ASABA/Nigeria: Mothers have been called upon to practice exclusive breast feeding in the first six months of life of their babies in order to guide against malnutrition that has become a source of public health concern in the state. The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, made the call during the activities that marked the end of the 2018 World Breast Feeding Week celebration in Asaba. Dr Ononye said that exclusive breast feeding in the first six months of life and the introduction of adequate complementary food with…

Former National Challenge Cup Winner Turns Commercial Bus Driver

By Ambrose Ologide WARRI/Nigeria: An Ovwian born former midfield maestro, Emmanuel Egbetah, has proven that Nigerian youths are not lazy and idle as he is amongst one of those commercial bus drivers plying Hausa Quarters Warri to Effurun Roundabout on daily bases. The young former football star who is in his 30s, in a chat with our reporter explained that he took to driving commercial bus after he suffered an ailment that prevented him from playing football. He said that he had tried both orthodox and traditional medicine to cure…

Leaders of Non Indigenes in Uvwie Call on Residents to Register For PVCs

EFFURUN/Nigeria: With one week to the closing date of the ongoing Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) voters’ registration exercise on Friday August 17th, 2019 leaders of Arewa, Yoruba and Igbos in Uvwie Local Government Area have charged their indigenes in the area who have not registered for the exercise to do so before the closing date. The Arewa, Asiwaju and President of Ohaneaze Ndigbo in Uvwie Local Government Area gave the charge in separate interactions with our correspondents in Effurun. The Seriki (leader) of Arewa Community in area, Alhaji Suleiman Jauro, said “We…

Warri South Chairman Donates Mattresses to Prison Inmates

WARRI/Nigeria: The Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council, Hon. Michael Tidi, on Friday August 10, 2018 donated 20 mattresses to the Nigerian Prison Service, Okere, Warri. Hon Tidi, who was represented by the Vice Chairman of the Council, Hon. Divine Iniovosa, said the donation was to improve the condition of the inmates in the prison as promised, pledging to provide more. The Deputy Controller, in charge of Warri Prisons, Sir Solomon Airiohuodion, thanked the chairman for the gestures, saying they would be put to judicious use. The Special Assistant…

African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers’ output

WASHINGTON/United States of America: The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong government backing was already yielding positive results. ”Technologies to achieve Africa’s green revolution exist, but are mostly just sitting on the shelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled…