Taskforce on Environment Commences Removal of Destitute From the State Capital

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State ASABA/Nigeria: Delta state Taskforce on Environment has commenced arrest and prosecution of street hawkers and Beggars within the state capital and its environs. The state Taskforce Chairman on Environment Hon. Sylvester Oromoni made this statement in Asaba shortly after arresting some Beggars, hawkers and mentally deranged persons within the state headquarters. According to Oromoni, the Taskforce would rid the territory and the state at large of individuals, who use sick persons to beg for money on the streets. He said that the removal of…

OPINION: Nigeria-Arriving Golgotha

Muhamadu Buhari By Mike Akpati I was just ruminating over the state of affairs in my country Nigeria these very trying times and considering the options available to us as citizens of a nation. The only easy thought that ran through my mind has remained that man MUST heal himself. The nation must heal itself as no other nation, no other leader will manifest from any other country to heal us from these multiple self inflicted diseases on ourselves. I write as a very concerned citizen because l have a…

OPINION: NDDC-Who is afraid of the President’s Order for a Forensic Audit?

By Francis Udoka Ndimkoha The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was established in the 3rd Quarter of the Year 2000, under the Act No.6 of the National Assembly which provides for the repeal of the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Commission Decree 1998. This bold move was geared towards a re-organized management structure for an effective Commission by the Federal Government, in favour of the Oil producing areas of the Nigeria, otherwise referred to as the Niger Delta region. The agitation for resource control by the Niger Delta region which…

OPINION: The OFAAC Initiatives

By Jerome-Mario Utomi One of the functions of intellectual property law (trademark law especially), says a research report, is to construct and enforce particular notions of corporate identity as a property right. Intellectual property law it added  creates proprietary right over intangible assets-the patented formulas, the copyright protected works, and the trademarked signifiers of corporate self representations—and thereby create legal rights and obligations to control their appropriations and interpretations. Through intellectual property law, symbolic practice is transformed into symbolic capital-a “strange” sort of alchemy that even Marx could not imagine.…

INSECURITY: Delta Gets More Serious With the Inauguration Committees on Community Policing

Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, (2nd right); Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (right); Deputy Inspector General of Police, Michael Ogbizi (3rd left) and Assistant Inspector General of Police, D.P Yakadi, (left) ,during the Inauguration of  the State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and State Community Policing Committee (SCPC), held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Asaba. ASABA/Nigeria: To further prove that the state is serious in tackling the issue of the rising cases of security breach in various parts of the state, barely few days of announcing the…

Delta Govt Embarks on New Office Complex for Office SSG, Chief Of Staff

Chief Festus Ochonogor ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had announced the construction of a new office complex for the Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG) and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. This was made known in an interview by Commissioner for Housing in the state, Chief Festus Ochonogor, stating that erecting the structure was one of the legacy projects the Okowa’s administration was determined to bequeath to the people of the state. He noted that apart from the office complex for the SSG and…

Delta Community Distribute Palliatives Worth 10million Naira

KWALE/Nigeria: The Emu-Ebendo Community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State  has distributed three hundred bags of 50kg Rice (300 bags) to indigenes and other communities in Emu-Kingdom. Speaking during the flag off of distribution at Emu-Ebendo Town Square the Community Development Committee Chairman (CDC), Mr. Augustine Eni said the support by the community was to caution the effect of the Lockdown on the people. He said the programme was funded by the Community through Ebendo-Energia Trust Fund to ameliorate the suffering of the people. Speaking while receiving the…

COVID-19: FG Blames States for Number of Daily Tests

ABUJA/Nigeria: The State governments had laid the blame on the doors of the state governments on the numbers of daily tests of the Novel coronavirus samples in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is poised to test 2,000 samples daily. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known during a television programme. According to him, “Right now we are testing 2,000 samples a day in all the laboratories in our network. In the national reference lab for example, no samples stay till the next…

Eid-El-Fitr: Monday, Tuesday Declared Holiday

President Muhammadu Buhari ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement yesterday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government. Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. A statement by the Director of Press in the ministry, Mohammed Manga, quoted Aregbesola as advising Muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by…

COVID-19: Delta Takes Steps to Reignite Economy

Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Thursday said it had taken steps to grow the economy of the state amid the Coronavirus pandemic. State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu disclosed this in Asaba while briefing newsmen on some of the decisions taken by the government to rejig the state’s economy. He said part of the decision was to ask contractors handling various road projects to return to site and also to ensure that projects do not suffer on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aniagwu noted that…