OPINION: How Covid-19 Might Activate Government Responsibility To Nigerian Citizens

A Hurriedly Built facility Because of Covid-19 in Delta State By Emeka Nwokocha The world over, palpable fear and anxiety is high over Coronavirus pandemic. The fears are no more a joke as countries heavily infected with the dreaded virus are licking their wounds. This is true, as the deaths resulting from coronavirus attack have reached over 60,000 and over 1,000,000 people have been infected worldwide at the time of writing this treatise. No doubts, the entire world is very troubled by this murderous plague that made its first appearance…

Lockdown: Its to Enable Us Arrest the Spread of the Virus, Not Punitive – Delta Govt

Secretary to State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie (right); Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu (left) and Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, during the monitoring of compliance on the COVID-19 “stay at home” Order within Asaba and environs. Saturday 4/4/20 . PIX: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. By Chika Obi ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has said that the stay-at-home directive was not intended to punish citizens of the state, but help curtail the spread of the Coronavirus into the state, or be able to tackle it once it’s confirmed in the…

I believe My Son Was Commissioned to be killed-Father of Joseph Pesu

Late Joseph Pessu By Peter James WARRI/Nigeria: In the midst of different version of what led to the shooting to death of the late Joseph Pessu, a 28 years Deltan who was killed by what can be termed a trigger happy Army personnel, the father of the late Joseph, Mr. Monday Pessu, had expressed his feeling that the late son was marked out to be killed, and the errant soldier was commissioned to carryout the deadly act. In an Interview with the vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Pessu appealed to the authourities…

COVID-19: Online Media Practitioners Caution Security Operatives on Attack on Journalists

By Peter James ABUJA/Nigeria: Online Media Practitioners under the auspices of the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN), have called on security agents enforcing the lockdown order in some parts of the country to stop harassing journalists who are in the field doing their legitimate jobs. The association in a press release, signed by Mr. Ismailia Yakubu, the National Publicity Officer, said that the body had noticed with dismay, and highhandedness some of the security agencies caught on tape had been intimidating journalists who are out to provide information…

LOCKDOWN: Delta Laud Citizens for Compliance

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government on Saturday commended the people of the state for complying with the stay-at-home directive in connection with COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the commendation in a statement in Asaba. Aniagwu acknowledged that the people of the state had displayed strong loyalty and dedication to the ideals of patriotism, which was evidenced in the sacrifices they had made so far, and expressed the government’s appreciation of the contributions. He said, “Let me…

OPINION: The Pandemic Is No Time for Fiscal Distancing

Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of African Development Bank Group By Akinwumi A. Adesina These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so does panic across financial markets, as economies drastically slow down and supply chains are severely disrupted. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual. Each day, the situation evolves and requires constant reviews of precautionary measures and…

Viral Video: Delta APC Calls for Resignation of Information Commissioner

By Nneka Obi ASABA/Nigeria: The recent press release by the Delta State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Charles Aniagu had attracted the anger of many Deltans, including the main opposing party in the state, the All Progressive Congress, APC as call for his resignation had mounted on what they had termed to be a cover up a threat of women in Delta, especially the Warri women as they were threatened by two Nigerian Soldiers in a video, which went viral. The opposition APC in a press statement, signed by its Publicity…

COVID-19: Nigeria, Others to Witness Economic and Political Turmoil

Nigeria President, Mohammadu Buhari WASHINGTON/United States of America: It had been predicted that the pandemic crises of the Coronavirus being experienced now in the world, is the only the first in the series of world problems that will follow the virus appearance in the world stage, as most developing countries will experience economic and political turmoil from the after effect of the virus. This prediction, according Columnist, Fareed Zakaria, in his latest article in the Washington Post, stated that countries like Venezuela, Nigeria, Libya, Iran, and Irag should expect crises…

Delta Commends Army for Arresting Deviant Soldiers

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has commended Nigerian Army high command for arresting two soldiers shown in an online video threatening the people of Warri. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the commendation in a statement on Saturday in Asaba. He said that the military was a special force known for its discipline and wondered where the errant soldiers got their training and orientation from. Aniagwu said that no soldier was killed in Warri and that government was concerned about where the soldiers got their information that…

COVID-19: DTSG Commences Fumigation of Markets, Public Places

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Environment yesterday commenced the fumigation of some major markets and public places across the state. The exercise which is at the instance of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is part of proactive measures towards curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and also check any other in the state. The fumigation which started with the popular Ogbe-Ogonogo Market in Asaba the state capital, according to the Commissioner of Environment Hon. Christian Onogba, will be replicated in all the major markets in the state. The…