Foundation Fetes Old Women, Widows And Single Mothers, Others With Food Items In Sapele

Chairman,  A and P Foundation Sapele  PASTOR AMBROSE OGANA distributing food items to the old women, widows and single mothers including the vulnerable ones at the Christ Embassy Church Ogodo road Branch in Sapele, to cushion the effect of the lockdown across Delta State, occasioned by covid-19. SAPELE/Nigeria: Pastor Ambrose and Precious    Ogana Foundation has rolled out some palliatives to old women, widows and single mothers including the vulnerable ones in Sapele, Delta State to cushion the effect of the lockdown across Delta State, occasioned by covid-19. According to…

COVID-19: Delta records 2 New Cases, Monitors 140 Contacts

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has announced that the state has recorded two new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Asaba. He said that the new cases have brought the total confirmed cases in the state to six, with one death and five active cases. Ononye said that the active cases were being treated at the Isolation Centres in the state. He stated that the two new cases, one female and one male, were recorded at…

Okowa mourns ex-AGF, Richard Akinjide

Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with the family, government and people of Oyo State on the passing of former Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN. Akinjide, a former Minister of Justice during late Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s administration passed away on Tuesday at his Ibadan home in Oyo State. He was 89. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor said Akinjide will be readily remembered for his famous “technical’’ submission which led to the…

COVID-19: DSTG Releases 25 Convicts From Kwale Correctional Centre

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government yesterday released 25 convicted inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kwale Custodian Centre as a measure to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. The State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro while addressing newsmen at the Centre stated that the exercise was sequel to a directive from Abuja to the state governors, attorney general and Chief Judges to release convicts who have less than three years to serve their prison term as measure to curtail the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 ravaging the…

Our Collective Humanity Is At Stake: AfDB President

Akinwumi Adesina ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina says an accelerated global health and economic effort is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Stating that “one death is one too many” and that “our collective humanity is at stake,” Adesina urged U.S. and African government officials and corporate executives to forge new and sustainable partnerships that would endure beyond the pandemic. He made the call during a global Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) webinar. The CCA is a leading U.S. business association that promotes business…

TASK FORCE ON BORDERS: Another Misstep, Dangerously Ignorant Line of Action, Says Finebone

Chris Finebone PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Reaction has trailed Governor Wike’s move to set up task force on borders which is aimed at checkmating the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in Rivers State. A chieftain and former All Progressives Congress Spokesman, Chris Finebone in a short statement made available to journalists with the caption “Reaction to Setting up of Task Force on Borders by Gov. Nyesom Wike”, stated that, “It will be another misstep on the part of the governor to embark on such dangerously ignorant line of action. More so, it will…

FEATURE: DELTA 2023-Like Okowa, Like Gbagi

Olorogun (Barr.) Kenneth Gbagi By Possible Ogheneseruo The jostling and bustling in the country as the 2023 draws closer for the next general elections is indescribable. Before now, some of the intending contestants have started some underground works. Some have started real consultations. These set of intending candidates consulted all the notable politicians and king makers in the state. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country diverted attention of all and sundries to how to eradicate the dreaded disease that is staring the whole world on the face. For…

ASSAULT ON JOURNALISTS: Delta Council Boss Onoyake, Apologises to NUJ, DBS

WARRI/Nigeria: Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Council, Delta State, Mr Ramson Onoyake has apologised to the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, for the attack on a news crew of Delta Broadcasting Service DBS, Warri, at the Effurun market. The apology came days after the unwarranted harassment, beating and manhandling of the DBS Warri news crew of Comrade Linus Chima and John Osuji, by five thugs allegedly recruited by the Effurun Market master last week Wednesday while on an official assignment to monitor compliance to the COVID-19 stay-at-home directive by the Delta…

Eze Counsels Rivers Governor to Quit Self-Dellusion, Embarrassing Rivers People

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has continued to receive knocks for his recent statewide broadcast, which has been described as juvenile, unmannerly and far below the standard character of a State Governor. A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and erstwhile spokesman of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who joined in condemning the governor for what he described as his gangster-pattern of leadership, said Wike had desecrated the office of governor by his ‘base and thuggish’…