Ukah Elected Chairman of NIPR Delta Chapter

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Delta State Chapter has elected a substantive executive led by the Delta State Commissioner for Basic Education, Chief Patrick Ukah as Chapter Chairman to pilot the affairs of the Institute for the next two years. The Exco emerged during the 2019 Delta State Chapter Annual Conference/General Meeting and Election held at Orchid Hotel Asaba, Delta State capital on Thursday 5th December, 2019. The election and swearing in of the new executive members was supervised by the Institute’s National President and Chairman of…

Attack on Amaechi, Unfortunate and Height of Ungratefulness by Misinformed, Misguided, Hateful Non-Patriots – Eze

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South region of the country, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described a reported physical attack on the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as an act of ingratitude by enemies of Nigeria against one of the shining lights of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Eze quoted the Minister as saying, “”Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain. They were quickly repelled…

OPINION: Ogomudia; Reasoning Together on Restructuring or Structural Intervention

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Talking about the nation’s restructuring, it will amount to a pragmatic demonstration of naivety proceeding without first underlining the fact that the agitation has a historical foundation. Experienced political observers know that the challenge that fuels the agitation started shortly before the nation’s independence and rooted in the asymmetrical posturing /imbalance of the nation. To buttress this position, it is factually documented that the late Premier of the Western Region once described Nigeria as a ‘mere geographical expression’ and later threatened “we (Western Region) shall proclaim self- government…

ARREST THREAT: Leave Dakuku Out Of Your Dirty Local Politics, Eze Admonishes Senator George Sekibo

Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile Publicity Secretary of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed displeasure over actions and comments credited to the Chairman, Senate Joint Committee on Navy, Marine Transport and Finance, Senator George Thompson Sekibo, wherein he called for the arrest of the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and one of the brightest politicians from Rivers State,  Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside for sending a representative for the agency…

Adesina wins All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2019 African of the Year award

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina received the African of the Year Award from the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™), Thursday, in recognition of his bold leadership and the innovation of the Africa Investment Forum which “opened up billions of dollars of investment into the continent.” The ninth edition of the awards, organized by AABLA™ in conjunction with CNBC Africa, seeks to honour leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy. The Africa Investment Forum, inaugurated in 2018, has been a trailblazer in tilting investments…

Fear in the Camp of Ex-Governors Following Kalu’s Fall

ABUJA/Nigeria: With the rising temple in triaing and subsequent jailing of the former leaders, especially past governors, with the latest being that of former Governor Orji Kalu, there seems to be fear among Governors numbering about nine with ongoing corruption cases. The former Abia state Governor is the second former governor to be jailed after former Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye. Many ex-Governors are reported to be scared especially as Kalu’s closeness to the Presidency has failed to stop his sentencing. A source who is close to one of the…

Ukah Restates Govt Resolve on Education Development

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Delta State Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has restated government’s resolve to continue to give top priority to the development of education. Chief Patrick Ukah made this known at Ute-Okpu, in Ika North East Local Government Area, during the commissioning of corps members’ lodge built and fully equipped by Ute-Okpu Grammar School Old Students Association (UGSOSA). According to the Commissioner who was represented by Dr Michael Emeshili, “From what is obtained in the state budget, we can deduce that Delta State Government is reiterating…

AFRICAN YOUTH DAY: Ministry Unveils Pocket-Size Book on Youth Policy

ASABA/Nigeria: The Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwuyenga has unveiled a pocket-size edition book on youth policy as part of activities to mark this year’s World Youth Day. In his opening remark, during the Africa Youth day celebration in Asaba, the commissioner stated that the National Youth Policy was aimed at building futuristic mindset, which he said, would be well equipped in content and skill development amongst Delta youth. The commissioner also revealed that the ministry intends to train many youths as possible from the raw state to the productive…

Farmers in Delta Receives Environment-Friendly Disinfectant

ASABA/Nigeria: In a bid to promote and improve the production of piggery and poultry in the State, the Delta State Government has distributed environment-friendly and effective disinfectants to 100 pig and poultry farmers in the state to ensure the production of high quality meat for export. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Julius Egbedi, while addressing the beneficiaries, stated that most farmers neglect the use of disinfectant as basic input in animal health and production. According to the commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the…

Gov Okowa Felicitates With NIPR on AGM, Conference, Promises Robust Partnership

ASABA/Nigeria: The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations on its conference and annual general meeting, promising to partner with the institute for better image building ventures. Governor Okowa, who made the promise today in Asaba while delivering a goodwill message at the opening ceremony of the Delta State Chapter of the NIPR Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM), said that the techniques and tools of public relations practice needed to be fully exploited for national security and growth. The governor who…