Jigawa State Intensifies Plans to Address Severe Acute Malnutrition

Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar DAMATURU/Nigeria: The Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has assured of the administration’s commitment to sustain prevention and treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the state through constructive synergy and enhanced working relation with Civil Society groups. He gave this assurance during a courtesy visit to him by a group of Civil Society Organisations led by Civil Society Legislative Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC). The Governor called for an immediate technical meeting between the State Government and Civil Society groups to…

Umusadege Youths Urged To Shun Cultism

KWALE/Nigeria: The President of Umusadege Youth in Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Comrade Osondu Ezeoba, has called on youth to shun cultism and engage their God-given talent in activities that will bring development to their community. Comrade Ezeoba stated this during the maiden edition of the yearly football competition among various quarters in Ndokwa West Local Government Area tagged “Unity Cup Challenge’. He said the first price will attract the sum of one hundred thousand naira and a goat while the second price will attract the sum of fifty thousand…

Stop Antagonizing HYPREP to Deviate From Its Objectives

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Friends of Niger Delta Ecological Initiative, FONDEI, has noted with regret a barrage of actions by some highly placed politicians and their associates to needlessly criticise, antagonize and distract the officials of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) from carrying out the project’s objectives of identifying and remedying negatively impacted environment of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. . FONDEI recalled that the journey of restoring the severely impacted soil, groundwater and general environment of Ogoniland from the activities of hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation is one that has…

Okowa Commends Army for Increased Formations in Delta

Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (right), presenting a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, during the inauguration of the 63 Brigade Head Quarters Complex in Asaba. Monday 2/3/20 .PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI ASABA/Nigeria: Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Nigerian Army for increasing its formations in the state, saying the measure has strengthened security in the area. The governor made the commendation while inaugurating 63 Brigade Headquarters of the Army on Monday in Asaba. He…

Princewill’s Trust “Help the Hard worker”: Lidia Emerges Winner of February Edition

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Lidia Thelema Soberekon has emerged winner of the February edition of the “Help the Hard worker” monthly competition organized by a non-governmental organization, Princewill’s Trust for entrepreneurs, youths and Rivers residents who are engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State. Miss Lidia, a graduate of Linguistics Studies from the University of Port Harcourt emerged the winner of the keenly contested competition for the month of February beating over three thousand contestants who participated in the competition. Receiving the cash prize of…

OPINION: Innocent Democracy in a Guilty Nation

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Prior to the re-emergence of democracy in Nigeria in May,1999, political pundits specifically blamed the socioeconomic and political instability on the military. Specifically, while many at that time roundly accused the military of intolerance, immature, corrupt, and seriousness, unpatriotic and tribalistic, some were of the view that until the plundering and debilitating hands of the military are removed from governance, and replaced with democracy-that guarantees rule of law- and ensures decision will be tested, studied, reviewed, and examined through the processes of government that are designed to…

Delta Monarch Visits The Scene Of Crisis in Ukwuani LGA And Promises To Do Everything Within His Power To Maintain Peace Between Both Communities.

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: In furtherance the peace move among the warring communities of Umusume and Obinomba, the Traditional leader of Umukwata kingdom, HRM Enyi Friday Abaja, on Monday, March 2, 2020 visited the scene of the crisis where he held different meetings to ensure lasting peace between both communities. On arrival by HRM Enyi Friday Abaja, he first held a meeting with his palace chiefs at the site of the construction of his ongoing Estate along the new Sapele/Agbor road. After discussing with his Palace chiefs, he proceeded to the scene of…

Okowa’s Aides Move Delta Poly Students To Seek Skills As Govt Jobs Become Competitive

OZORO/Nigeria: Following the lack of jobs in Nigeria and the need to acquaint Nigerian students with requisite skills that could make them self-reliant and possibly job creators, two special assistants to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Ovie Success Ossai and Okoh Ezekiel Oghenetega, on recently held an event for students of Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro with a view to transforming their minds from total dependence on government jobs to acquiring skills for self-satisfaction. Although the participating students were majorly undergraduate students, the event, according to the organisers and the different guest speakers,…

Ndokwa Nation Is The Worst Hit In The Review Of The Production Quantum In DESOPADEC

By Daniel Ogiriki When the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC was set up in 2006, the productions from the numerous marginal fields in Ndokwa Nation was not included in the production quantum that was used in determining the sharing formula. It will be recalled that the license for the Marginal fields were awarded in year 2005 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. As at the time that DESOPADEC was set up in 2006, these marginal fields were yet to start production and as such were not included…