FEATURE: The Underdevelopment of the Niger Delta ….Why The Restless Hyenas And Jackals Are Regrouping

Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe, Publisher, The Beam Newspaper By Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe In my first series on the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC titled: 20 YEAR SIEGE BROKEN, I tried to briefly state what the real issues are beyond the unending petitions, allegations and counter allegations against practically every Management Board that has been inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari, since 2015. For the benefit of those who may have not come across it, I will quickly summarize the issues before dwelling on the second part of the series. While it is…

Lockdown on Rivers: Eze Condemns Wike’s Executive Rascality ….Indicts Him for Hiding Under the Fight Against Covid-19 To Do Mischief

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Gov. Nyesom Wike has continued to be caught in the web of massive power drunkenness and executive recklessness in the discharge of his functions especially, in his purported fight against Covid 19 since the emergence and spread of the pandemic in the country. Worried over the safety of Rivers people, especially the less privileged whose sources of livelihood has been grossly affected by the governor’s acts of horrendous rascality, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party…

Hotels Demolition: Wike’s Action Appropriate ―Former NBA President …Advises Aggrieved Persons Should Go to Court …Says Executive Order Justified

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN) has declared that the Executive Orders signed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike are appropriate. Okocha (SAN) advised anyone who is uncomfortable with the Executive Orders should approach the courts. Chief Okocha (SAN) lauded the steps taken by the Rivers State Governor to fight coronavirus as well thought out and well advised.  He said the steps will help check the spread of coronavirus. He said: “I believe strongly that the measures are…

Eschew Frivolous Injunctions, Frequent Adjournments, Okowa Charges Judges

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd left), Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (2nd left), State Chief Judge, Justice Marshall Umukoro, (3rd right), President, Customary court of Appeal, Justice Stella Ogene (2nd right), and some newly sworn -in judges: Emmanuel Dolor (left), and  Ighoverio  Aruoriwo after the ceremony in Government House, Asaba. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged the judiciary to eschew granting of frivolous injunctions and ensure speedy dispensation of justice. The governor gave the charge on Monday in Asaba, while swearing-in five new judges in the state. He also urged…

Covid-19: Delta Govt Commends Thisday Rating of Response

Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has commended the ThisDay Newspaper for the “Excellent Leadership” it gave to the state Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for his response to COVID-19 challenge in the state. The Commissioner for Information Mr Charles Aniagwu, in a statement on Monday in Asaba, thanked Editors and management of Thisday for the unbiased rating, saying that it was a true reflection of the proactive measures and leadership strategies adopted by the governor in the fight against the novel Coronavirus. Editors of the newspaper had…