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…

Okowa congratulates Timpre Sylva at 56

Okowa and Sylva ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday congratulated Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, as he clocks 56 years on Tuesday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa said that Sylva was a committed statesman and leader with strong dedication to the development of the Niger Delta. Sylva, who is former Governor of Bayelsa from May, 2008 to January, 2012, was also Chairman, Governing Council of the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, before he was appointed Minister of State,…

States and Federal Govt to Meet to Fine Opening of Schools July 7 …As Delta Says Schools Will Soon Be Opened

Chief Patrick Ukah ASABA/Nigeria: To further prepare for the opening of schools in the country which were shut because of the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic, a meeting between the states educational authourities and the federal authourities is expected to hold on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to further fine tune the process of opening the schools. The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, said that the reopening will be in line with the directive of the federal government that only graduating classes that is primary six pupils, JS 111…

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…

The NNU Electoral Committee Releases Guidelines and Election Date

Left, Sir Ken Okolugbo, NNU 2020 Electoral Committee Chairman By Nkechi Odumosor KWALE/Nigeria: In keeping to its words that election will be conducted into the now vacant offices of Social Cultural body of Ndokwa nation, the Ndokwa Neku Union, NNU, the Electoral Committee headed by Sir Ken Okolugbo, a onetime Commissioner Representing Ndokwa/Ukwuani on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has released the time table and guidelines for the conduct of the 2020 NNU election. It could be recalled that the committee, which had…

Delta Anti Cult Unit Warns Group to Steer Off the State

By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: The Anticult volunteer corps (AVC) and State Anti cult unit (SACU) has warned the general public against any illegal gathering of a criminal gang known as Black Axe who usually celebrate their anniversary on 7 July every year. In a statement signed by Mr. Stephen Onojovwo, the Director of Public Relations, Anti Volunteer Corps, the AVC and SACU warned, that anyone found in any illegal gathering on 7th July 2020 will be made to face the constituted laws of Delta State Government of Nigeria. The statement…

OPINION: Lessons from Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew, Former Prime Minister of Singapore By Jerome-Mario Utomi ‘I was not optimistic about Africa. In less than 10 years after independence, Nigeria had had a coup and Ghana a failed coup. I thought their tribal loyalties were stronger than their sense of common nationhood. This was especially so in Nigeria, where there was a deep cleavage between the Muslim Hausa northerners and the Christian and pagan southerners. As in Malaysia, the British handed power, especially the army and police, to the Muslims. In Ghana, without this north-south…

Ndame Football Academy, Kwale A Place to Grow Young and Talented Footballers

Street Football in Nigeria By Juliet Ogbodu KWALE/Nigeria: Football is arguably the most popular sport in the world. The attention it draws from its followers is second to none. Apart from the role it plays as a source of recreation, it has also become a huge source of revenue for investors. This explains why most of the big clubs in Europe like Manchester United FC, Liverpool FC Chelsea FC etc have been bought over by individuals. In Nigeria, football administrators have not been able to create the enabling environment for the maximisation…

EDO 2020: Kassim Afegbua Has No Political Value in Etsako East, Says Aide to Shuabu

Mr. Kassim Afegbua BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Senior Special Assistant on media to the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Ben Atu on Sunday described Governor Godwin Obaseki as a role model and a polished politician. ‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki is a visionary leader and a bridge builder. His thorough leadership style has inspired the wonderful people of Edo State’’. In a statement in Benin, Atu carpeted the former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo State, Mr. Kassim Afegbua, for his unnecessary attack on the government and People of Edo State. The deputy…

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…