Delta CJ Decries Rising Number of Youths in Detention

WARRI/Nigeria: As 23 inmates in Sapele Custodial Centre of Nigerian Correctional Service ( formally known as Nigerian Prisons) regained their freedom, the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has decried the alarming number of youths in prison custody across the State. The Chief Judge who has so far released 59 inmates in Warri and Sapele Custodial Centres in the ongoing tour to Correctional Service in the state, disclosed that youths between the ages of 17 and 25 constitutes 95 percent out of the 967 warrants of inmates reviewed so far…

Nation Building: Family is the Bedrock of the Society- Delta NCWS President

By Victor Bieni ASABA/Nigeria: The President, National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Delta State Branch, Mrs. Helen Tsitse Bob-Manuel has said that the family is the most important agents of socialization that helps every Society in nation building. Delta NCWS President made this assertion today while delivering a Speech during a three days Workshop (13th-15th) November, 2019, held at Orchid Hotel, DBS Road, Asaba, Delta State Capital as organized of NCWS, Delta State Branch on the Role of the Family in Nation Building by dwelling on the theme: “Family the Bedrock of the Nation”.…

You Are Stakeholders in the Quest to Develop Education Sector, Ukah Tells Subeb Members

Asaba/Nigeria: Members of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) have been told to see themselves as stakeholders in the quest of the state government to improve the education sector in the state. The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, stated this yesterday when he received members of board led by the Chairman, Hon. Sunny Ogwu, in his office. The commissioner reminded them that they had critical roles to play in developing education in the state, saying that it was the primary assignment given to them by…

Gbagi Allays Fears, Says Okowa Will Win Ogboru in Appeal Court

ASABA/Nigeria: Former Minister of Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi,  has allayed the fear of Deltans  over the Court of Appeal, Abuja  judgment, tomorrow ( Friday),  in the appeal filed by All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Chief Great Ogboru,  against the March 9 re-election of the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. Gbagi, who spoke to reporters at Asaba, said:  “I want to allay the fears of Deltans and let them know that tomorrow’s verdict will be resounding because the people in all the nooks and crannies of the state came out and voted…

Onuesoke Urges Senate to Halt Further Deliberation on Hate Speech Bill

LAGOS/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has appealed to members of Nigeria Senate to halt further deliberation on the hate speech Bill for the interest of generality of people and peaceful co-existence of the Nation. Onuesoke who condemned the hate speech Bill while addressing newsmen by the sideline at the Worldstage Annual Conference in Lagos on Wednesday said the Bill which had passed its first reading in the floor of the Senate should be aborted and killed as a malformed embryo at its second reading gestation stage before it is allowed…

Stop Interfering In House of Reps Caucus Affairs, Arewa Group Tells PDP

ABUJA/Nigeria: A socio-cultural and political pressure group, the Arewa Youth for Peace and Security (AYPS) has cautioned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against interfering in the affairs of the PDP caucus of the House of Representatives to avoid distraction in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities. The group also called on the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to sanction Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Hon. Yakubu Barde, Hon. Chukwuka Onyema and Hon. Muraina Ajibola from further parading themselves as leaders of the PDP…

We Are Committed to Youth Development Across Africa- Delta NYCN Boss

By Victor Bieni SEKONDI/Ghana: The Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Delta State Chapter, Comrade Kenneth Okorie has said his regime is committed to Youth development across African continent, and globally. Comrade Okorie made this assertion in a telephone recently as the Delta Executives of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Delta State Chapter paid  a one week advocacy visits to Sekondi, Ghana, West Africa and embarked on a global partnership towards youth development in partnership with Ghanaian formidable civil society organization:  Network for the Support of the Vulnerable…

Time to Liberate Bayelsa from PDP’s Shackles Has Come no Matter the Odds – APC Chieftain

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Former Nigerian president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has been been commended for aligning with the people of Bayelsa State by shunning the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial campaign grand finale and subsequent activities of the party in the state. Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who gave the commendation in a statement made available to journalists in the South-South on Wednesday, said the former president’s action was a statement signifying the…

Energy Commissioner Underscores Import of Power In Stronger Delta Agenda

ASABA/Nigeria: The place of regular power supply in the realization of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration’s Stronger Delta agenda has again been stressed. The Commissioner for Energy, Rt Hon. Basil Ganagana, stated this when members of the Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Energy made a familiarization visit to his office. The commissioner while welcoming the team explained that government had put in so many resources in electricity intervention but had not gotten the desired result. He expressed displeasure with the performance of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in…

Delta Commissioner Warns Students Against Violence, Exam Malpractice

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has advised students in tertiary institutions to desist from the issue of violence, cultism and examination malpractice. Mr Aniagwu gave the advice when members of National Association of Nigerian Female Students (NANFS) paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Asaba. According to the Information Commissioner, studying in school environment comes with different needs, challenges but admonished them not to use extracurricular activities to replace their study. He commended the student body for finding out time to improve on…