Rivers PDP: Wike Retires Abe, Aguma and Onyesoh as Akawor Emerges State Chair – Eze … Says all those who betrayed Amaechi will end up in political wilderness … Blasts Secondus for commending such undemocratic and autocratic Congresses

Abe and Wike PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described the recently concluded Congresses of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party as a sham, charade and an enthronement of the will power of Governor Nyesom Wike, where nobody was allowed to contest for any of the positions unless listed and approved by him. Such an exercise, Chief Eze said, cannot, for all intents and purposes,  be termed a Congress, but a mere demonstration of impunity and an open display of undemocratic and autocratic governance. In a…

Covid-19: Delta Ask Civil Servants From Grade 1-12 to Stay Home ….Prepare 3 More Centres to Attend to Virus Cases

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa By Martins Jones ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State government as part of the efforts to check the spread the Corinavirus disease spreading fast in the country, had ordered civil servants on Grade Level 1-12 to remain at home, and making ready three medical facilities in Warri, Asaba and Oghara, and purchase of medical equipment to take care of any case that will be referred to the centres. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, disclosed this in a radio and television broadcast on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, in Asaba on…

You are a Worthy Son of Imo Okowa Tells Emeka Ihedioha at 55

Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former Governor of Imo, Rt Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, as he clocks 55 years on March 24. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on Tuesday, the governor extolled the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives for his “Re-build Imo Agenda” while he served as governor of the state. He described Ihedioha as a worthy son of Imo and a politician with great finesse. Okowa remarked that in spite of…

How Delta is combating COVID-19 pandemic — Aniagwu

Covid-19 Isolation Centre Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu on Monday night discussed Combating COVID-19 pandemic in Delta on AIT’s “Democracy Today’’ in Asaba via Skype. Excerpts  Your neighbouring state of Edo has confirmed a case of the COVID-19, what is Delta State Government doing to avert further spread of the virus to Delta?  Aniagwu: The COVID-19 is a virus that has come to show that it doesn’t have respect for government, but what we have done is to try as much as possible to put in place…

COVID 19: We Won’t Be Overwhelmed, Says DTSG

Secretary to Delta State State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie (2nd right); Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu (left); Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye (right) and Chairman, Delta State Contributory Health Scheme, Dr. Isaac Akpoveta during an Inspection of the Isolation and Treatment Centre at Asaba Specialist Hospital in preparation against the COVID-19 pandemic . ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Monday reaffirmed its preparedness to avoid being overwhelmed by any challenge that may be posed by the Coronavirus pandemic The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, made this known in an interview…

OPINION: IOCs Relocation Order and Okowa’s Politics of Development

By Jerome-Mario Utomi What’s crucial about a vision is not its originality but how well it serves the interests of important constituencies-and how easily it can be translated into a realistic competitive strategy.-John P kotter, Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School By contrast, if a visit is presently made to the coastal areas of Delta state, and analysis/report of such visit placed side by side with documented accounts of deprivation, degradation and abandonment that formerly characterized the region, it will, however, reveal something fundamentally new and different about the crisis in…

Abuja Chamber Suspends Activities as Efforts to Contain the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus

ABUJA/Nigeria: As Nigeria continues to witness cases of the dreaded Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infection, the President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode has called on Nigerians to operate within the directives of the Federal Government as a means to minimise risks. Preventive measures to reduce the rate of infection according to Prince Kayode include; adherence to travel restrictions, improved hygiene, regular hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, avoiding contact with persons suspected to be infected with the disease, social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, drinking plenty…

CISLAC Commends National Assembly for Dropping Civil Society Regulation Bill …..Commends Lawmakers for Dropping Bill Attempting to Regulate CSO’s …..Wants Same Action Done To Social Media Bill

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) have commended the House of Representatives and in particular Hon. Tajudeen Abbas (Bill sponsor) for heeding to the voice of the masses and dropping the controversial Civil Society Regulatory Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2020. CISLAC in a press statement said the action is commendable and shows that the members of the House of Representative have a listening ear and are ready to consider the developmental impact of their decisions on the masses. The statement which was signed by the Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim…

COVID-19: IPC Calls For Measures to Protect Journalists; Urges Caution in Reporting the Pandemic • Urges Journalists to exercise caution as they cover pandemic • Wants insurance package for Journalists

ABUJA/Nigeria: The International Press Centre, IPC, Lagos-Nigeria, has called on media proprietors (both private and government) to provide journalists covering the Covid-19 health crisis in Nigeria with necessary protective gadgets and medications where required. Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, said journalists are among professionals who are always on duty during crisis situations as we currently have and their safety should therefore be accorded very high priority. “From provision with protective wears and adequate supply of basics such as hand sanitizers, nothing can be too much to do for journalists…

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate COVID-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate Covid-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States ADDIS ABABA/Ethiopia: Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak have received a boost as the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Government of Ethiopia received a consignment of medical equipment from the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations. The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons of infection prevention and control commodities. This relief initiative was launched by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy…