ABACHA LOOTS: Use Recovery $308m To Develop Oil Producing Communities. Activist Begs Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari ABUJA/Nigeria:  A Niger Delta born Peace and Environmental Advocate, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the recovered $308M Abacha’s loots to develop the neglected oil producing communities in the Niger Delta Region. Comrade Mulade, National Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), who made the clarion call in Abuja advised that the recovered $308m Abacha’s loots should be channelled to the development of oil producing communities across the Federation, especially core states like Delta, Bayelsa and River States. According to…

When A Journalist Dies, the Nation Mourns: Tribute to Chief Dominic Uzu

Chief Dominic Uzu By Jacob Onjewu Dickson So many lives have been lost as a result of ghastly car accidents along the ever-busy Kaduna-Zaria Highway, but none  has received much publicity as that which sniffed the lives of a Kaduna based veteran journalist, Chief Dominic Uzu alongside four others. Tributes have since been pouring in from several groups and individuals. The avoidable deaths which were recorded on the cold morning of Tuesday February 4, 2020 shook the entire length and breadth of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. Not that our…

Governor Nyesom Wike: “Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt is a legacy for Rivers State”

opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress on February 4, 2020. (Photo by Carlo Pozzoni/AIPS Media) BUDAPEST/Hungary: During the opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took the stage to share his vision for a project he holds dear – the Real Madrid Academy based in his capital, Port Harcourt. Wike, who is described by many in Nigeria as the “Sports Loving Governor” began his presentation by reflecting on the genesis of…

OPINION: Niger Delta; An Old Story with a New Plot

Professor Charles Dokubo By Jerome-Mario Utomi. Sixteen years ago, precisely on Friday, December 3, 2004, at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, I listened with real curiosity to the current Cordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo, then a staff of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), speak passionately to underline his position and express the depth of his conviction, at a one-day workshop organized by a civil society organization. The workshop had as theme; Expanding Access to Effective Remedy for Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in…

45,000 Teachers Registered, 15,000 Licensed In Delta- Teachers Registration Council

Chief Patrick Ukah and Chief Lazarus Eze ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has expressed satisfaction that Delta State was rated as one of the highest in the country in the area of compliance with over 45,000 teachers already registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria out of which 15,000 have been licensed. Chief Ukah, who was reacting to the address of the state Coordinator of the Council, Chief Lazarus Eze, when he led members of his staff to the Commissioner’s office, assured the Council…

Birthday Gift: Okowa’s Aide, Ossai Paid For Release of Two Prisoners from Ogwashi Uku Medium Prison

ASABA/Nigeria: Aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Ossai Ovie Success, on Tuesday paid for the release of two prisoners who have spent months in Ogwashi correctional centre. On conviction, the court gave them option of fine but they could not pay, hence they were sent to Ogwashi medium security prison. The two prisoners whose fines Ossai paid are Ikechukwu Ala from Imo state but resident in Ogwashi Uku in Aniocha south local government area while the other one is Emmanuel Jonah, an indigene of Onicha Ukwuani in Ndokwa…

APC Chieftain Condemns Attack on Amaechi, Oshiomhole by Aguma …Says Its Rants Of A Frustrated, Drowning Man

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has bewailed over comments credited to Igochukwu Aguma, in an interview session with Daniel Abia of Independent Newspapers in a bid to justify his reckless and jaundiced scheming against the Rivers State All Progressives Congress. In a statement made available to media houses, Eze said Hon. Igochukwu Aguma, at the glare of the reading and listening public, tried hard but failed to impress Nigerians on the rationale behind his anti-party moves, especially, the very…

Okowa Advocates Skill Acquisition for NYSC Members

Delta State Governor ,Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa ( left),receiving a plague from the Director General, NYSC Brig.General Shuaibu Ibrahim during a courtesy call by the latter in Government House, Asaba. Wednesday, 5/2/20 : BRIPIN ENARUSAI/SAMUEL JIBUNOR ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has advocated the inclusion of entrepreneurship programme in National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme to prepare graduates for self-reliance other than seeking regular employment. He said, on Wednesday in Asaba, when the Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, visited him that the scheme was very important to the…

Delta, USAID Sign MoU for E-WASH Implementation

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (left) receiving a copy of the MoU signed between the Delta State Government and USAID from Mr .Colin Dreizin, USAID Director, Economic Growth and Environment, shortly after the signing of the MoU for the implementation of E-WASH in the State held in Government House Asaba. Wednesday 5/2/20 .PIX: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the implementation of Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) in the state.…