COVID-19: Maris Trust Council Postpones Annual Lecture

ASABA/Nigeria: Following the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the world, the Management of Maris Trust Council after due consultation with stakeholders, wish to announce the postponement of the second Maris annual public service lecture. The lecture with the topic, “Effective Tax Administration for the Delivery of Democratic Dividends” was to be delivered by Chief Monday Onyeme, Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa was billed to be Chief Guest of Honour and Chief Kennedy Kanma as…

COVID-19: Delta ALGON Bans Use of Schools For Ceremonies

ASABA/Nigeria: The Association of the Local Governments of Nigeria, (ALGON), Delta State, on Thursday, 19th March 2020 held its monthly meeting in Asaba, Delta State with 19 Local Government Councils Chairmen in attendance. One of the issues discussed and deliberated upon was the novel Coronavirus ( COVID-19) which has been termed pandemic by the World Health Organisation, (WHO). The meeting received the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye who briefed ALGON on the steps and measures put in place by the State Government, including the various teams set up…

OPINION: ASUU Strike, Keyamo’s Argument and Testimony of the Patriots

Festus Keyamo By Jerome-Mario Utomi Talking about national development, a glance at the news headlines across the world points to the fact that getting the children off the streets and making quality and affordable education available for them is one of the cardinal steps that must be taken by government to achieve such a programme.. Separate from the consideration that education is the bedrock of development of any nation, there is an accompanying belief that the streets are known for breeding all sorts of criminals and other social misfits who…

Coronavirus: Onuesoke Knocks Delta APC for Valuing Projects Than Human Life

ASABA/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has rebuked Delta State chapter of All Progress Congress (APC) of placing more value on capital projects instead of joining the global collective effort to protect and secure the lives of Deltans, following the outbreak of the deadly Corona Virus which has ravaged the world and has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, (WHO). Onuesoke made the condemnation yesterday at Asaba  International Airport, Asaba, Delta State  in response  to Delta  state  APC statement of urging Delta State government…

COVID-19: DTSG orders Closure of Schools

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has directed closure of all primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the state with effect from Thursday, March 26, 2020 for 30 days in connection with Coronavirus pandemic. Okowa gave the directive in a state broadcast in Asaba on Friday and said that the closure of the schools for 30 days in the first instance was aimed at preventing possible spread of the virus. He stated that as at March 20, Delta was free from the Coronavirus but had to take precautionary measures to…