Delta 2020 Agric Budget is Bellow Expectation – Group

WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State government, had received a knock on the lack of attention given to Agricultural Development of the state, as it had been noted that allocation to that sector of the economy had been dwindling over the years. This was the view from a group of Non-Governmental Organisation, who are focused in improving the food security of the state as this had overtime attracted global attention. The group made up of a coalition of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), under the aegis of Budget Committee Group (BCG), promoting sustainable growth…

2023: Don’t Constitute Consultation Groups – Okowa Tells PDP Members

Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has barred Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, especially political appointees, to refrain from constituting consultation groups ahead of 2023 general elections. He cautioned that such early consultations were capable of causing distraction in governance and polarisation among State Executive Council members. The governor’s admonition was contained in a statement by the Senior Political Adviser to the Governor, Chief Funkekeme Solomon, on Monday in Asaba. The statement said that such early politicking was hasty, premature and capable of undermining the…

Rivers APC Crisis: APC Chieftain Says Abe, Aguma Move Is Aimed At Finally Dissolving Rivers Chapter

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Worried over the brewing disregard and crass disrespect for party constitution, as well as the manifest indiscipline being exhibited by Senator Magnus Abe and Hon. Igo Aguma, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said recent acts of the duo obviously points to a lurking danger ahead of the party which must be aborted with every sense of determination and renewed vigour. In a statement made available to media houses, the erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic  Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress,  Eze,…

LETTER: Open Letter to DG, NCDC over Benue COVID-19 index Case, Susan Okpe

By Victor Eboh I write on behalf of Lawyers Alert, a human rights nonprofit organization in Nigeria, regarding one Mrs. Susan Okpe, a female Nigerian who has been under your care in the isolation centre, Abuja for over 50 days as at the time of writing this letter. We, as other Nigerians, are concerned about the continued ‘detention’ of Mrs. Okpe in the isolation centre with very little information from the NCDC about the circumstances surrounding her case and the reason for her continuous detention. We refer to this as…

Mocha Beauty Showcasing Beauty In Nigerian Women -Devaan Mom

Devaan Mom ABEOKUTA/Nigeria: The founder of the first ever monthly digital beauty contest in Nigeria, Devaan Mom has said that the new concept was aimed at showcasing beauty in a non-traditional format; to discover, celebrate and uplift beauty in a positive and dignified way that empowers the woman. Mom said the concept which she christened “Mocha Beauty” was birthed when she noticed that traditional beauty contests were so exclusive that women and even young girls who would ordinarily be considered good-looking had developed a complex about their looks. “The maiden…

NYSC Takes Sensitization on Covid-19 to Delta Markets

By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has taken sensitization on Covid-19 to Mid-wifery and New Anioma markets along Okpanam road, Asaba, Delta State, to create awareness on the novel Coronavirus to market women and men on the need to stay safe. The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Olutayo Samuel mobilized corps members and other officials to the markets where they shared fliers to traders and buyers, explaining various precautionary measures and what to do to stay safe from Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to news men, the Coordinator…

COVID-19: Delta Insures 2,557 Health Workers …Begins Active Case Search in 6 LGAs

Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye (middle), flanked on the (right) by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu , and on the( left )by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr (Mrs) Minnie Oseji, (left) during a briefing of Journalists by the Technical Committee on COVID-19 Response team in the State. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on had said that in order to ensure effective health delivery for affected Coronavirus victims, a total of 2, 557 medical workers had been insured, as pointed that  said active case search in six…

NCDMB Appointment: Creek Dragons Roars, Tells Buhari, Sylva to Disregard Those Using MEND Against Wabote … Say He Is the Only Ijaw Man in the Board with Visible Performance

WARRI/Nigeria: A group under the auspices of Creek Dragons (CD) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister for petroleum, State, Chief Timpre Sylva to completely disregard call by  the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) not to reappoint the current serving executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMD), Engr. Simbi Wabote. The call was made on Monday in a Press Statement made available to newsmen by the President General of Creek Dragon, self-styled, General Freedom Adowei. Taking a swipe on MEND, Creek Dragons revealed that…