OPINION: Amnesty Boss Appointment; Tasks Ahead Of FG

By Jerome-Mario Utomi It is general knowledge that President Muhammadu Buhari, precisely on Friday 30th February, 2020 approved the suspension of the Cordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, and Professor Charles Dokubo, with a promise to set up a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the agency. As expected, this development has elicited reactions from stakeholders and the public at large, While some hsils the action of the president others view it with scepticism. The boundaries between these two spheres has been shifted back and forth for some days and in…

Elumelu Congratulates Okowa, Esiso on Successful PDP Ward Congress in Delta State

Hon Ndudi Elumelu ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has commended Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for allowing democracy to flourish in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ward congresses in the State. In a statement he personally endorsed, the Minority leader hailed Governor Okowa for his continued demonstration and passion to allow democratic principles and tenets thrive, by way of giving the party and its members the sole responsibility to choose who should represent them in all the offices of the party…

2020 MARIS ANNUAL LECTURE: Asaba Is Ready For International Discourse – Ezechi

Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi ASABA/Nigeria: The topic for the 2020 Maris annual public service lecture, “Effective Tax Administration For The Delivery Of Democratic Dividends”, has been described as an agenda-setting topic for democracies all over the world. Executive Assistance to the Delta State Governor on Youth(s) Development, Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi, made the assertion in a chat with journalists in Asaba. Ezechi noted that the choice of Asaba also is in sync with the topic not just because it is conducive, safe and accessible, but it is a city where a true…

Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as Chair, South Africa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council Delights Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Sunday congratulated Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her appointment as Chairman, Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) of South Africa. Okonjo-Iweala, an illustrious Deltan from the Ogwashi-Uku royal family, was a two-time Minister of Finance, who led Nigeria’s economy to exit foreign debt obligations during her first term under President Olusegun Obasanjo. She went further to grow the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to become the largest in Africa in her second stint under President Goodluck Jonathan. In a…

Niger Delta Women Group Call On Buhari To Sack Dr Ojougboh; Says He Is Not Qualified To Be NDDC EDP

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Niger-Delta Women Integrity Vanguard (NDWIV) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency sack Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Executive Director, Project, of the Interim Management Committee of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying that he is unqualified to hold such position. The women group in a press statement made available to www.ndokwareporters.com,  signed by its National Coordinator, Mrs Grace Nene Iworiso stated that the appointment of Dr Cairo Ojougboh as ED, Project by President Buhari is a gross violation of the NDDC Act. According to…

APC CRISIS: Anti-Oshiomhole Tsunami Is Self-Inflicted – Eze …You Lack Powers in Your Suspended State to Announce Any Appointment Within APC

Chairman of the APC,  Comr. Adams Oshiomole PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP),Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has issued a stern warning to the controversial and outgoing Chairman of the APC,  Comr. Adams Oshiomole, over his boguous and unsubstantiated claims in his recent outburst, to the effect that the Hon. Minister for Transportation, and former Rivers Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is the brain behind his self inflicted ordeal and travails. In a press…

DELTA PDP Congratulates Party Members Over Successful Conduct Of Ward Congresses, Urges Apc To Emulate Peaceful Process

Delta PDP Chairman, Chief Kingsley Esiso ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State PDP has congratulated its members over the peaceful, hitch-free and collectively accepted ward congresses in the State last weekend and expressed satisfaction over the large turnout of party faithful across the State on Saturday, March 7, 2020, for the very successful exercise. This commendation was contained in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Delta PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, who also charged PDP members to exhibit a higher level of party unity and purpose in the forthcoming Local Government Congresses…

Okowa Mourns 2 Aides

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday expressed sadness on the passing of two of his aides, Chief Friday Akpoyibo and Chief Godspower Muemuifo. Akpoyibo died on Sunday while Muemuifo’s death occurred on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Until their demise, both were Senior Special Assistants to the Governor on Political Matters. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday in Asaba, Okowa commiserated with the families of the deceased and their communities of Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area and…

Delta Assembly Places High Premium On Its Workforce-Speaker

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has said that the House places high premium on its workforce. Speaking at a sendoff party ceremony of retired staff of the Assembly on Monday, March 9, 2020, the Speaker disclosed that in order to sustain a knowledge based bureaucracy in the Legislature, the Leadership of the Assembly has prioritized capacity building of the staff. According to him; “We will continue to encourage training and retraining of staff of the Assembly. Our ultimate goal is to bequeath on the Assembly,…

International Women’s Day 2020: As we push for change, we must celebrate Progress – CDD …Wants Action Against Gender-Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation …Calls for Eradicating These Barriers To Promote Women Enhancement And Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goal

LAGOS/Nigeria: As Nigeria joined the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is using the occasion to reflect and celebrate the progress no matter how little it seems and push for change in the country. This year’s celebration themed: “I am generation equality: Realising women’s rights” which coincides with 25 years post-Beijing Platform for Action calls for reflection even as multiple obstacles including gender-based violence, Female Genital Mutilation among many others continue to plague the achievement of equality in women…