SWAN/NUJ Faceoff Splits Kaduna Council

KADUNA/Nigeria: The crises rocking the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, had taken a new dimension with being removed from the social media platform, by the Secretary, John Femi Adi, who was not comfortable because they shared a statement issued by the National Secretariat of SWAN dissociating itself from a purported election of Kaduna NUJ SWAN executives, early Tuesday behind closed doors at the NUJ Secretariat in Kaduna. The purported election was arranged, and a lawyer hired to swear…

Asaba Airport Gets Direct Flights to Kano

Aero Contractors ASABA/Nigeria: The Asaba International Airport has recorded another milestone as Aero Contractors commences direct flights from Asaba to Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano with effect from Jan. 20. A statement by the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu indicates that the Asaba to Kano flight is slated for 9.50am Mondays to Fridays and Sundays. He noted that the growing business activities in the airport was as a result of the huge investments made by the Okowa administration to upgrade the airport. “As part of the upgrade…

OPINION: Between Operation Amotekun and State Police

Operation Amotekun By Jerome-Mario Utomi. It is pedestrian knowledge that socioeconomic problems which are the product of human actions and reactions are not static. They change with time and place. What is a social or political problem in one society may be a norm in another. And what is rejected or frowned at today, may be accepted tomorrow. Of course, there are important limits to human relations, knowledge, awareness, and technological state, economic and financial resource availability, social and cultural exposures. Globally also, inability to manage such differences and changing times by nations has at…

You Are Ignorant to the Processes of Negotiation, Delta PDP Tell APC

PDP/APC By Emmanuel Enebeli ASABA/Nigeria: The opposition party in Delta State, the All Progressive Congress, APC had been accused of lack of knowledge, and ignorant of the act of negotiation, especially in the area of workers welfare. Making the accusation in a Press Release, made available to www.ndokwareporers.com, the Delta State chapter of the Peoples democratic Party, PDP, said the party is surprised and dismayed by brazen display of ignorance and unbridled hatred for Delta workers. The press statement, which was signed by the state publicity secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza,…

Ezechi Expresses Bitterness Over The Killing Of Two Innocent Ndokwa Youths

Hon Nnamdi Ezechi KWALE/Nigeria: The of Youths of Umusadege community in Ndokwa West local government Area of Delta State had been condemned by The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Youth Development, Hon Nnamdi Ezechi, and he had called on the Commissioner of Police to track and arrest the killers. The Executive Assistant, while condoling the families, Ndokwa Youths and Umusadege Community over the loss condemned the ugly incident perpetuated by these yet to be identified gun men assured the youths he will work hand in hand with the government…

Delta to Construct Film Village, Leisure Park

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly has request by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the construction of a film village and leisure park in Ugbolu, Oshimili North local government area of the state. The construction of the film village and leisure park in Ugbolu, Oshimili North is to be executed at the cost of Five Billion Naira. The Governor’s letter was read on the floor of the House, by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori at plenary. According to the Governor, the project would not only boost the revenue base of the state, but would also…

Delta Alerts Residents of Lasser Fever Resurgence

Rats ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Environment has charged residents in the state to protect their premises from rodents in a bid to forestall the outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever epidemic. The ministry stated  that the continued  resurgence of Lassa Fever as published in several electronic and print media in the country is a warning for the general public particularly residents in Delta State to keep their environment clean and safe. The Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Mr Christian Onogba in a statement, stressed the need for prevention, saying it…

Prince Ned Nwoko’s Let’s Eradicate Malaria In Africa, A Clarion Call For Concerted Actions By All Nigerians To Combat The Parasite

Hon Prince Ned Nwoko By Iroroh Frank It is absolutely hard to estimate the amount of physical cash been expended by governments at all levels in Nigeria, to combat malaria annually. Statistically, it will run into billions of naira. If that figure is added to the total sum each household spent to manage the disease, we will be looking at trillions of naira annually. Outside the loss in needed developmental revenue to the scourge, malaria is a major killer disease in Nigeria. There is hardly any households in this country…

Court Restrains Kaduna NUJ, Others From SWAN Affairs

KADUNA/Nigeria: A Chief Magistrates Court in Kaduna has restrained the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and others from holding meetings, election in the name of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) or NUJ SWAN. This followed a motion filed by Barrister Dan Paul Fredericks in respect of SWAN Board of Trustees on Monday January 13, 2020. In the Motion on Notice addressed to the respondents; from the Court Holden in Barnawa, Zango H. Jacob, Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi and the NUJ, the court also restrained them from any subject matter that refers to the…

Odutemu’s Elevation to Archbishop, Well-Deserved – Okowa

Rt. Rev. Cyril Odutemu, Archbishop of Bendel Province of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Rt. Rev. Cyril Odutemu on his election as the Archbishop of Bendel Province of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion. Okowa said that Odutemu’s elevation was well-deserved given his antecedents as a firebrand preacher and outstanding administrator. In a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday in Asaba, the governor said that the people of Ughelli Diocese, Deltans and Nigerians were…