FEATURE: Okonji’s Multi-million Naira Drainage Project Complements Okowa’s Posterity Agenda

Dr Sunday Okonji By Fidelis Egugbo There is no gainsaying the fact that prior to the assumption of the mantle of leadership by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the wet season was one that residents of the Delta State capital city of Asaba and environs looked forward to with much anxiety and trepidation. Delta was created from the defunct Bendel State on August 27, 1991 but since the advent of the current democracy in Nigeria in 1999, Asaba, the state capital has witnessed an influx of people from different parts of the…

COVID-19: Juan Governor Commends people of Ndokwa East …Appeals for Continuous Observance of Health Guidelines

Hon. Juan Governor ABOH/Nigeria: The Residents of Ndokwa East Local Government, had received the commendation of the Chairman of the Council, Hon. Juan Governor for been part of the success so far recorded in the fight against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus disease, which had brought the world to its kneels since January 2020. The Chairman who also appealed to the people to continue to observe all the necessary health guidelines, stated this in a Press Release on Friday, May 7, 2020. He stated that the set target of…

HEDA Wants Cut in Salaries of Political Office Holders

ABUJA/Nigeria: Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA) had called for cut in salaries of Political Appointees in the country. The body made the call while commending President Muhammadu Buhari decision to implement the Stephen Oransanye report prepared in 2014 but which had been rejected by the President’s predecessor. The report focused on merging of various government agencies to cut cost. The President’s decision is believed will help block wastes and loopholes in the cost of governance. In a statement at the weekend, the HEDA Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju, said the…

Aliko Dangote Foundation Contributes N1.5 Billion to the Nigeria UN Covid-19 Basket Fund

Aliko Dangote ABUJA/Nigeria: The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has joined hands with the United Nations in Nigeria with a total sum of N1.5 Billion (equivalent to USD $3.8 million) contribution to the Nigeria UN COVID-19 Basket Fund. ADF collaboration with the UN will bolster the Nigerian Government’s efforts of strengthening the functional capacity of the healthcare systems and support to those affected by the coronavirus. The contribution from ADF, will go towards the procurement of the much-needed testing and medical supplies and equipment, to aid the healthcare response towards the…

COVID-19: SERAP Asks Buhari to Use Confiscated Stolen Assets as Isolation Centres

President Muhammadu Buhari LAGOS/Nigeria: Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN to work with appropriate ministries and agencies to identify, publish and use confiscated stolen assets as isolation centres.” SERAP said: “Using confiscated assets as isolation centres would provide safe and enabling environments for the treatment and care of people, improve the authorities’ ability to respond to COVID-19, reduce the risks to Nigerians…

Activist Faults NBS’ Ranking of Delta as Nigeria’s Second Richest State ….Says It Does Not Reflect True Situation

WARRI/Nigeria: The National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade says the Report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ranking Delta as Nigeria’s second richest State, does not reflect the economic realities in Delta State. The human rights activist said most Deltans still live below the poverty line, therefore, NBS’ Report ranking Delta as the second richest State in the country, is fake and misleading. The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday, May 4, 2020, released the long-awaited Nigeria Poverty and Inequality Survey Report…

COVID-19: APC Chieftain Accuse PDP Smearing the Image of Nigeria with the Index Case in Benue …..Charges NCDC to Replicate the Madagascar Experience

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had been accused of smearing the image of Nigeria with the continued detention of the alleged index case of the Novel Pandemic Coronavirus disease. Making this allegation is erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, in a Press Release made available to Ndokwa Reporters asked President Mohammadu Buhari to swiftly intervene over the continued detention and dehumanizing treatment of the woman, Mrs. Suzan Lawani, the alleged index case of the dreaded Covid-19 in Benue State.…

Midwestern, Platform, 3 Other Oil and Gas Coy Boost Covid-19 Fight in Delta

Representatives of the Companies, and Government Officials at the Presentation By Emmanuel Ogor ASABA/Nigeria: With the continuous spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease, some indigenous companies operating in Delta state had boosted the efforts of the government to curtail the spread of the virus in the state with the donation of vehicle, food and medical items worth N37.5 Million. Part of the Food Items Donated The companies which are made up of operators of  OML 56 namely, Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited, Pillar Oil Limited, Platform Petroleum Limited, Energia Limited…