NPC Trains South-South Journalists on Ethical Compliance

ASABA/Nigeria: Forty journalists from Delta, Edo, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states in the South South geo-political zone of the country have benefitted from a two-day capacity building workshop on ethical journalism, held in Asaba  to enhance their reportage of issues and events in line with professional standard. The workshop, organized by the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) in collaboration with Lamforttee Resources, has as its theme: ‘Ethical Journalism: An Indispensable Asset for Media Integrity’. Declaring the workshop open, the Chairman, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Delta State Council, Comrade…

Delta Primary, Secondary Schools Resume January 6

Chief Patrick Ukah ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education said all primary and secondary schools in the state will resume for the second term of the 2019/2020 academic season on Monday, January 6, 2020. The ministry said resumption test for pupils and students in public primary and secondary schools has been slated for Thursday, January 9, 2020 and it is compulsory or all pupils and students as it forms part of their continuous assessment scores. The second term ‘Back to School Programme’ that will involve mentoring…

Africa’s Wealthiest Man Ends the Year $4.3 Billion Better Off

Aliko Dangote LAGOS/Nigeria: Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Born into a wealthy Muslim family of traders in the north, the 62 years Dangote incorporated his own business selling cement at 21. He shifted…

2020: DESOPADEC MD Promises Better Days Ahead for Commission

Bashorun Askia Ogieh, Managing Director, DESOPADEC WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) is positioned for greater achievements in year 2020, despite the perculiar challenges facing the oil producing communities, according to the Commission’s Managing Director, Bashorun Askia Ogieh. A statement by the Special Assistant, Media and Strategic Communication, Mr. Sunny Areh stated that Bashorun Ogieh in a 2020 New Year message said the focus of DESOPADEC as a major plank of the Stronger Delta mantra, “in the year will be on the tangibles and intangibles, in…

Okowa Extols Delta SSG, Chiedu Ebie at 49

Mr Chiedu Ebie ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie, as he clocks 49 years on Thursday, Jan. 2. He said that Ebie, a former Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, was an illustrious Deltan, who was ever committed to the good governance, growth and development of Delta. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor thanked Ebie for his outstanding contributions to governance in Delta as Secretary to the State…

Ndokwa Group Threaten to Storm Italy to Demand for Attention from AGIP

By Peter Jones KWALE/Nigeria: If all goes to plans, the fight to get attention from the Multinational Oil Giant, AGIP will soon be taken to the door step of the company in Italy. According to a statement released by the organizer of an Ndokwa development Forum, Ndokwa Nation Agenda, Comr Henry Ufuoma Franklin, posted in some social media platforms, said the planned trip will be carried out to enable the federal government and the company to meet with and implement the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, entered with the people of…

Delta Gets New CP, As Adeyinka Proceeds to NIPS

Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: A new Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa has taken over the leadership of Delta State Police Command from CP Adeyinka Adeleke who is proceeding on a course at the National Institute of Policy and Strategy Studies in Jos with immediate effect. The new helmsman who took over the mantle of leadership at exactly 1:37pm on Thursday 2nd January, 2020, has declared that he has come to build a formidable security structure from where his predecessor had stopped. He therefore, posited that he…

Party Loyalty is cause of Our Under Development – Onuesoke

WARRI/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has traced under development in Nigeria to party loyalty by elected politicians and political appointees. Onuesoke who made the statement in a New Year message to Nigerians while addressing newsmen in Warri, Delta State, disclosed that excessive loyalty to a ruling political party is responsible for corruption and bad leadership because political party appointees cannot advice the ruling government if it is going wrong because of fear of losing their appointments or fear of offending those in charge. He pointed out that some people will rather vote for…