OPINION: The Place of Prophecy in a Democratic Government

Rv. Fr. Ejike Mbaka By Jerome-Mario Utomi Prophecy as defined by Thomas Aquinas is; the certain foretelling of a future event by a person supernaturally informed of it and supernaturally moved to announce it. This, he added, comes in two ways; prophesy of foreknowledge and prophesy of denunciation’. While the prophecy of foreknowledge according to him, deal with what is certain to come, prophesy of denunciation tells what is to come if the present situation is not changed; both acting as information and warning respectively. Similarly, in a presidential democracy, monitoring unelected officials, implementing…

Poly Students Advised To Shun Vices

Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku OGWASHI-UKU/Nigeria: Mass Communication students of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, have been advised to shun social vices capable of destroying their future. The Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Dr Joy Anho, gave the advice during the Association of Mass Communication Students (AMCOS) orientation programme at Ogwashiuku. She said students should avoid unnecessary fun that leads to destruction, adding they should know the purpose of coming to the institution. Dr Anho urged students to respect constituted authority, follow proper channels in solving their problems, saying anyone…

NGO Embarks On Campaign Against Abuse Of Female Child

Child Abuse EFFURUN/Nigeria: A nongovernment organization (NGO), Like The Stars Initiative, has embarked on campaign in Warri, Effurun and environs, against abuse of the female child. A member of the Like The Stars Initiative, Mrs Stacy Empere who spoke to our correspondent in Effurun, explained that the campaign was necessitated by the need to cheek early or unwanted pregnancy of the female child which she described as an alarming trend in the society. “When the female child is pregnant, she becomes a liability to the parents. So we advised parents to…

Lassa Fever: Delta State Government Assures Of Curtailing Spread

Dr Mordi Ononye ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has allayed the fears of residents in the state over the incidence of recorded cases of Lassa fever at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba and at the same time assured of its ability to control the spread in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, made this known Wednesday when he briefed the press on the emergence of the disease with his information counterpart, Mr Charles Aniagwu at the Zonal Office of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Asaba.…

Omo-Agege’s Us Conviction Saga Is Self-Inflicted; Internal to APC in Delta –Chief Magege

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege WARRI/Nigeria: A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State, Chief Olori Magege has said the recent  alleged conviction saga of Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in California, United States, is self-inflicted and upshot of the Delta APC internal crisis. Magege explained that what the DSP is currently facing was as a result of crisis in Delta APC, the party’s over reliance in “Buhari” and the posturing by Senator Omo-Agege whom he said is fighting so many battles at the same time. He…

Community Driven Development: The Hub of Rural Transformation in Delta State

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State By Orubu, A.A. A major string of Social Contract between modern democratic governments and their people is the entrenchment of an institutionalized process of improving the well-being of the citizenry in any given part of the polity, whether urban or rural communities. While urban settlements are known to be dotted with copious government presence through an avalanche of social amenities, rural communities, many of which play host to our natural resources, are left without access to basic social infrastructure. Evidence abound that even…

British Prime Minister, African Leaders Urge Investors to Accelerate Economic Role on the Continent

Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister LONDON/United Kingdom: UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the case for bigger investments in Africa and called for increased and renewed partnership between the UK and Africa. Referring to Africa as…

Ukuwrere Hails Okowa Over Road Construction, Rehabilitation

Chief Austin Ukuwrere EFFURUN/Nigeria: The President General of Uvwie General Improvement Union (UGIU) Chief Austin Ukuwrere has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over road construction and rehabilitation in the state. Ukuwrere who is a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Okowa on Community Development, made the commendation in an interview with correspondents at his office in Effurun. Some of the roads he mentioned in his words of commendation include: the ongoing Asaba/ Ughelli Road, Iteregbi/Ugbomro, Alegbo/ Ugbolokposo Road and Old Ovie Palace Road and DSC Roundabouts by Ebrumede in Uvwie Local…

Nigerians Told To Shun Religious Intolerance, Sectionalism

By Simon Ofotokun KWALE/Nigeria: Nigerians have been urged to put away religious intolerance, tribalism, sectionalism and every issues that caused the civic war for which many soul were lost. The Chairman of Ndokwa West Local Government Council, Hon. Ifeanyi Osakwe gave this charged during an inter-denominational service held at the local government secretariat as part of activities marking this year armed forces remembrance day. The local government boss said the importance of the celebration of the armed force remembrance  day cannot be over emphasized, adding  the fallen heroes put their…

NPC Advises Parents to Obtain Birth Certificate for Children

National Population Commission ASABA/Nigeria: The National Population Controller in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the Delta State, Mr Daniel Tadafe, has advised parents to always visit the National Population Commission office to obtain birth certificate for their children. Mr Tadafe who spoke to our correspondent recently in his office said the registration was free for children, and urged parents, especially those leaving in the rural communities to register their children. He noted that the Birth certificate is a vital document for admission into higher institutions of learning, traveling abroad…