COVID-19: Delta Discharges 5 Patients, Records one New Case

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government says it had discharged five COVID-19 patients including the index case, after they tested negative twice. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Asaba. He said the state also recorded a new case as a 29-year-old fruits seller in Agbor, Ika South Council Area of the state yesterday tested positive to the novel Coronavirus. He remarked that with this development, the state now have twenty-three total confirmed cases of the virus with 8 currently active with 11 already…

OPINION: Education and Economy in the Post Covid-19 Africa

By Jerome-Mario Utomi This piece stems from two separate but similar opinion articles. The first titled; Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step, No One Will Be Safe Until the Whole World Is Safe by Professor Ngozi Okojo, a former Minister of Finance in Nigeria, and currently, the Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and World Health Organization (WHO)’s Special Envoy on Global Collaboration to fight Covid-19, published April 30, 2020. Another by Mira Rapp-Hooper Samm Sacks, a Stephen A Schwarzman senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations reported April…

“Our Caucus Feels Your Pains”- Reps Minority Tells Makinde

Hon. Ndudi Elumelu ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has commiserated with the Governor of Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde, over the sudden death of his bosom friend and the State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola. The lawmakers, in a statement signed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, said their hearts and thoughts have been with Governor Makinde over the loss of his trusted ally, who played critical roles in his emergence as governor as well as…

FEATURE: Didier Drogba and The Ivorian F.A Election

Didier Drogba By Emmanuel Ojeme Didier Drogba is an Ivorian International football brand who had a distinguished football career playing his football in four continents of the world namely, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He was an Ivorian football national team captain as well as having a very successful professional football career saturated with trophies. Ordinarily an article on this flamboyant football star would be focusing on his illustrious football career and his achievements. Recently, however, a preliminary election was conducted to select who becomes the President of the…

We Will Continue to Enact Laws that Would Stand the Test of Time-DTHA

Hon Tim Owhefere ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly Has Restated its commitment to enactment Of Laws that would stand the test of time. The Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Tim Owhefere gave the assurance while briefing Assembly Correspondents on the significance of the State Revenue and the Appreciation Amendment Bills recently passed by the House, to the good governance of the state. The Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere, flanked by his Deputy, Oboro Preyor said the challenges of good governance requires a strong synergy…

COVID-19: CONOIL Offshore Platform Workers Face Food Shortage, Starvation ….Prolonged Stay Onboard Causes Threat, Tension Among Workers

WARRI/Nigeria: Conoil offshoot platform workers at Auntie Julie, Master P. and Ango field both in Ondo and Bayelsa states face food shortage, starvation and lack of care onboard, as the government battles to end the Coronavirus pandemic. Our correspondent during the course of investigation gathered that the workers are left onboard at the various Conoil platforms without food and are staying up to two and 6 months without crew change in the various Conoil offshore locations. It was revealed that due to prolonged over stay onboard, threat and  tensions rises among workers…

COVID-19: CEDESA, EPWI doles out Palliatives to Deltans

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: As part of efforts to cushion the pangs of the Covid-19 Lockdown on citizens across the country, a pragmatic Non-Governmental Organization in Delta State, the Centre for Education Development and Skill Acquisition Initiative (CEDESA) has collaborated with Elizabeth Positive Women Initiative (EPWI) a UK-based NGO to reach out to the aged, widows and less privileged in a door-to-door distribution of COVID-19 Palliatives in Ukwuani local government area. The NGOs distributed rice and beans measured in buckets to all the beneficiaries earlier identified by the group from communities within Ukwuani…

Embrace CBN’s N50bn COVID-19 Support Loan

ASABA/Nigeria: Deltans have been urged to leverage on the opportunity provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to cushion the effects of the dreaded corona virus disease by applying for the CBN N50bn COVID-19 Support Loan for Households, SME and MSME. The Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Kingsley Emu, gave the advice during a sensitisation workshop designed to create the needed awareness for the COVID-19 Support fund to be distributed by the CBN through NIRSAL Microfinance Bank. Emu noted that the CBN N50bn COVID-19 Support was an initiative…

#MaskUpDelta: Okowa’s spokesman Donates Face Masks to Delta Community

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okowa, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika (middle); Vice President General, Illah Development Union, Ogbuenyi Mike Ofili (right) and Rev. Fr. Steve-Maro Edward,(left) during the presentation of Facemask by the Chief Press Secretary, to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Illah, Delta State in fight against COIVD-19. ILLAH/Nigeria: The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday presented no fewer than 2,000 face masks to Illah community in Oshimili North Council Area of the State. The presentation, according to the Ifeajika, was…

COVID-19: APC Chieftain Counsels Wike to Work With UPTH, Ugboma’ …. Says He Relaxed The Lockdown To Allow His Party Inaugurate Its State EXCO

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has counseled the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nysom Wike to work with the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, in order to achieve the needed victory against the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. The media guru made this call, while expressing his satisfaction over the commitment exhibited by Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, towards the exposure and containment of the deadly virus in the State through ensuring the installation…