Asaba Storm Water Drainage Ready In 3 Months

Asaba Storm Water Drainage ASABA/Nigeria: The Okpanam storm water drainage project in Asaba channeling flood to “Iyi-Uku River’’ in Okotomi Quarters would be ready for inauguration within the next three months. Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, disclosed this on Thursday while inspecting the project. Augoye, who was in company with his Information counterpart, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said that the 4.6km drain was a proactive measure taken by the state government to address the flooding from Okpanam to Shoprite area in Asaba, adding that so far, 2.9km had been completed…

Traders in Kwale Disobey Council Order as they Continue Their Business by Road Side

The Eke Modern Market, Kwale By Juliet Ogbodu ASABA/Nigeria: There is a saying that for everything you win, there is always something lost. The other day, we reported how Delta State government completed the market complex at Utagba-Ogbe. It is customary for a project of this nature to be commissioned before it is put to use. This formality has not been performed and so there is an order for traders to stay away until further notice. The traders now opted for selling along the roadside, both along Isumpe road and…

COVID-19: Youths Attacks Police, Task Force Officials in Delta

UGHELLI/Nigeria: The officials of COVID-19 Task Force, Ughelli North Local Government Council were allegedly attacked by suspected youths from Otor-Ihwreko, host community to Ughelli Main Market in the council area. The youths in their hundreds on Monday morning attacked the policemen and officials of COVID-19 Task Force of Ughelli north council while on sensitization campaign on the use of uses of nose mask, hand sanitizers and social distance precautions at the Ughelli main market. Our correspondent who witnessed the attack, reports that the youths came from the community’s shrine to…

NBM Caution Members Against Celebrating July 7th Founder’s Day

By Mark Odion Erabor BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: The National Officer of Neo Black Movement, NBM has sent a strong warning to her members worldwide against celebrating its annual July 7th Founder’s Day, saying it is unlawful and can cause civil disturbances as well as security threat to the society. This was made known by the National Head of the Movement in Benin City recently. In a press statement made available to journalists, he said the July 7th or Founder’s Day has no place in NBM’s calendar nor it’s Constitution, hence, the National…

LASTMA Official Allegedly Commits Suicide After Stabbing Lover

LAGOS/Nigeria: An official of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) has allegedly stabbed his lover and killed himself at Morogbo area of Lagos. Police said it received around 1 pm on Sunday a distress call from Zoo area, Araromi in Badagry Local Government, that 47-ear-old Emmanuel Mekuri had stabbed Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on her right thigh, with a knife. “Alarm was raised by the 13 years old daughter of the woman (whom she got from a previous marriage), which drew the attention of neighbours to the scene,” Lagos State Police…

COVID-19: FG Caution Churches to Stop Exhibition of Reckless Confidence

Boss Mustapha ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal Government of Nigeria, has warned churches to stop the exhibition of reckless confidence over the coronavirus disease in. The chairman of Nigeria’s Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the  warning,  advised churches to advise their members on how to stay safe for themselves, their families and for the body of Christ. Speaking at an interdenominational church service organised by the Nigerian Interreligious Council (NIREC) on Sunday in Abuja, the SGF observed that the coronavirus came…

Displaced Street Traders Speaks of the Tough Time, ask DSCTDA to Provide Alternative Places

By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State government has been called upon to make provision for traders displaced by the operation of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSTDA) from making their sales. The call came from food vendors, street traders and others in Asaba the Delta State Capital. Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA) headed by Hon Mrs Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor in recent operations sent traders who hawk and sell wares along Asaba City roads and traffics packing. The people while responding to interview by Ndokwa Reporters complained that…

Philips Ugbomah Prays for the Recovery of the Okowa Family

ASABA/Nigeria: With the personal announcement by the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa that he, and his wife, Dame Edith Okowa had tested positive to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, messages of recovery had continued to be sent by friends, well wishers in Delta and beyond. Reacting to the development, a frontline Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, and Managing Director of CPU Construction LLT Nigeria Limited, Engr Philips Chukwumah Ugbomah, had joined numerous Deltans to pray for the quick recovery of the first family of the state. In a statement, he…

Aisha Buhari Pledges Support to Families of Fallen Heroes

Aisha Buhari ABUJA/Nigeria: The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has pledged her continued support to widows of late Nigerian soldiers to enable them to become economically self-reliant. She made the pledge on Wednesday in Abuja during the graduation of 50 beneficiaries of Nigerian Army Widows Empowerment Scheme. The three-month training programme was organised by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Future Assured programme of the first lady. The first lady who was represented by Mrs Grace Chamah, wife of former Military Administrator of Katsina State, said the gesture was aimed…

Delta State House of Reps Caucus Expresses Love, Concern for Okowa, Family as they test Positive to Covid-19

Governor Okowa, Wife and Hon Elumelu ABUJA/Nigeria: Members of the Delta State caucus of the House of Representatives have expressed their show of love and concern for the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, his Wife and daughter as they tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a get well quick message signed by the Minority Leader of the House of Reps, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Chairman of Delta House of Representatives caucus Rt. Hon. Victor Nwaokolo, Rt Hon Nicholas Mutu, Rt Hon Leonard Ogor, Hon. Nicholas Ossai, Hon Julius Pondi, Hon…