COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: Ndokwa East Receive Food Donation From CPU Foundation

The People of Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Receiving Food Items from CPU Foundation By Jessica Nweke ASABA/Nigeria: As part of its contribution to the welfare of its people, resulting from the economic bites of the Lockdown order in Delta state to curtail the rampaging Coronavirus Pandemic, a Non-Governmental Organisation, CPU Foundation, have carried out distribution of food and other necessary items to the people of Ndokwa East to cushion the economic effect of the lockdown, in an exercise code named “Food 4 COVID-19”. Food Items to…

AfDB Approves Gender Equality Trust Fund And Risk-sharing Mechanism to Improve Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment across the continent. Funded by donors, the GETF will support the delivery and scale-up of the Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme and promote gender transformative lending and non-lending operations. It is the first thematic fund on gender in the Bank Group’s history. The Fund will be established for an…

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Actionaid Nigeria Calls for Accountability & Prioritisation Of Vulnerable Women, Children, Aged & Persons With Disabilities

ABUJA/Nigeria: The ActionAid Nigeria, (AAN), has called for accountability, and prioritization of vulnerable women, children, the aged and persons with disabilities in their plans, just as the questioned the exclusion of CSO’s in the operation of the committee on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The organization in a statement signed by Ene Obi, Country Director, stated that they had followed with keen interests the federal Government response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and appreciates some of the steps taken so far to mitigate the spread of the virus…

COVID-19: Emetulu Lauds Level of Compliance in Delta

Member representing Ndokwa West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Emetulu ASABA/Nigeria: As the lock-down of Delta as a result of the global pandemic, Covid-19 enters day 3, the member representing Ndokwa West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Emetulu has commended the level of compliance by his constituents. Emetulu in a chat with newsmen, disclosed that the people of Ndokwa West are complying fully with the directives of the state government and commended his constituents for the level of enlightenment and…

COVID-19: Warri Video Clips Fake – Delta Govt

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has urged the public, particularly Deltans, to discountenance video clips purportedly on Warri residents defying the stay-at-home order of the state government over the Coronavirus pandemic and confronting security operatives, saying it was concocted and therefore, fake. The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, made the call in a statement on Friday in Asaba, and said that the concocted videos were not a true representation of happenings in Warri or any part of Delta in the last 48 hours. According to him,…

APC Delta State Condemns Unlawful Killing of Citizens

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta state Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, had condemned the unlawful killing of Mr. Joseph Pessu on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Warri, Delta state. In a statement released by the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Ogbotor Okpako, the party called on the state government to set up an investigating machinery immediately to unravel the circumstances that lead to what they called cold-blooded killing. It stated that the state government must realize the routine challenges that go with any stay at home order, and call for a…

Challenges of COVID-19: APC Chieftain Laments Wike’s Adoption of Intimidation as Governance Strategy

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has decried the poor handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and its attendant consequences, especially the lockdown order handed down by Gov. Nyeson Wike of Rivers State. In a statement made available to media houses, the party chief said the striking revelation of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police on Channels Television on April 1, 2020, that there is no single arrest so far in the state shows that leadership in that state is way ahead of what…

Exclusive: The Nigerian Army Tells the True Story of Warri Killing That Resulted To Loss of Life

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Army, through an officer, who don’t want to be mentioned have explained what transpired that led to the death of Mr. Joseph Pessu, a 28 years Deltan in the hands of the Nigerian Army on April 2, 2020, in Warri, Delta State. According to the source, in the early morning of Thursday, at about 0800am. Troops deployed at Ubeji Guard Location were alerted of a suspected Armed Robber and Car Snatcher in a black colour Camry car without plate number by unarmed policeman and community vigilante who…

COVID-19: DSCHC to Operate During Shutdown

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Contributory Health Commission said it will continue its operations during the Shutdown period for COVID-19 Pandemic to enable enrollees of the Health Scheme continue to receive healthcare services. The Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ben Nkechika, stated this during a Management Meeting of the Commission. He emphasized that for Enrollees to continue to have access to healthcare services, there was the need for the Commission to continue its full operation during the lock-down period. The DG/CEO therefore called on all staff of the commission to follow…

Human Rights Activist Sues for Calm Over Warri Covid-19 Lockdown Killing, Urges Stakeholders to Support Govt to Save Lives

Chief Mulade Sheriff WARRI/Nigeria: A Niger Delta human rights activist, Comrade Chief Mulade Sheriff has urged Deltans to support the State Government’s effort to curb the spread of the killer COVID-19 coronavirus. In a statement made available to newsmen in Warri on Thursday, Chief Sheriff Mulade who is the Ibe-sorimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, condemned the incident that led to the death of one Mr. Joseph Pessu in Warri, Delta State. While sympathizing with the family of the slain Warri youth, Comrade Mulade urged Deltans to cooperate with security operatives during…