Delta Govt Committed To Excellence in Teaching, Learning- Ukah

UGHELLI/Nigeria: The Delta State Government said it has doggedly demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the fact that excellence in teaching and learning cannot be attained without the requisite infrastructure and a highly qualified and professional workforce. Speaking during this year’s awards ceremony of the late Chris Ikomi memorial annual essay competition for secondary schools in Delta State organised by NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture, the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, said that this informed the decision of the state government to continuously embark on rehabilitation and construction…

Rainstorm Wrecks Havoc In Sapele Stadium, One Week After Fire Incident

SAPELE/Nigeria: The continuous rainfall in Delta State, especially in the South and Central part of the state, has had an adverse effect on the Sapele Township Stadium as the rain that fell recently blew off sections of the roof a week after a fire incident that destroy some equipment meant for sporting activities. According to report, the rain that lasted for about 30 minutes came with strong wind that blew off most of the roof at the Stadium and deposited the sheet within and outside the stadium premises. As at…

Rep Member Information On Delta Steel Company Not Accurate-Onuesoke

WARRI/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has reinstated that information  made available to Hon Igbakpa, the member representing Ethiope Constituency in the House  about the state of Delta Steel Company, Ovwian/Aladja did not portray the true picture on ground about the company, Onuesoke who  spoke in reaction to a publication in a national daily with the caption: ‘Reps Probe 1.9bn Delta Steel Company Collapse’ is suggesting that the company was not doing well prompting the House of Representatives upon a motion moved by Hon Ben Igbakpa to set…

Nigeria gives UK court $200 million guarantee for stay on asset seizures in P&ID case

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Nigerian government on Thursday placed a bank guarantee of $200 million (155 million pounds) with a high court in London to secure a stay on asset seizures of up to $9 billion related to a failed gas project, a spokesman for its attorney general said. Process & Industrial Developments, a firm based in the British Virgin Islands set up solely to build a gas processing plant in Nigeria, won a $6.6 billion arbitration award after the 2010 deal collapsed. The award has been accruing interest since 2013 and…

SOCIAL MEDIA BILL: Short Walk To Totalitarianism?

By Matthew Hassan Kukah I have consistently tried to create levels of differentiation between democracy and dictatorship, especially dictatorships of the military variant as we have had in Nigeria. I have argued that Nigeria is still very far away from the goal posts of what could be called a democratic society. In my view, the environment does not as yet look anything democratic because the actors are largely strangers to the ethos of and what is more, too many of them are tied to the old order, not to talk…

Top Government Officials, Entrepreneurs, Others Honour Aganbi

KOKO/Nigeria: Local and foreign artists are expected to show off their mind-blowing vocals and great style on stage in Koko, administrative headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area. ‘’Artistes from Nigeria and abroad will perform December 10 in honour of Itsekiri lawyer and Olare Aja of Koko, Chief Stephen. Ejueyetsetsi   Aganbi’’ a statement in Koko said. In the concert titled: Olare-Aja Special Day, rock bands, hip-hop musicians and others will perform in Canaan Land, Koko. “Nigerians will see flawless dance moves, eye-catching costumes and talent’’ a statement signed in Koko…