COVID-19: Nigeria, Others to Witness Economic and Political Turmoil

Nigeria President, Mohammadu Buhari WASHINGTON/United States of America: It had been predicted that the pandemic crises of the Coronavirus being experienced now in the world, is the only the first in the series of world problems that will follow the virus appearance in the world stage, as most developing countries will experience economic and political turmoil from the after effect of the virus. This prediction, according Columnist, Fareed Zakaria, in his latest article in the Washington Post, stated that countries like Venezuela, Nigeria, Libya, Iran, and Irag should expect crises…

Delta Commends Army for Arresting Deviant Soldiers

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has commended Nigerian Army high command for arresting two soldiers shown in an online video threatening the people of Warri. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the commendation in a statement on Saturday in Asaba. He said that the military was a special force known for its discipline and wondered where the errant soldiers got their training and orientation from. Aniagwu said that no soldier was killed in Warri and that government was concerned about where the soldiers got their information that…

COVID-19: DTSG Commences Fumigation of Markets, Public Places

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Environment yesterday commenced the fumigation of some major markets and public places across the state. The exercise which is at the instance of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is part of proactive measures towards curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and also check any other in the state. The fumigation which started with the popular Ogbe-Ogonogo Market in Asaba the state capital, according to the Commissioner of Environment Hon. Christian Onogba, will be replicated in all the major markets in the state. The…

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: Ndokwa East Receive Food Donation From CPU Foundation

The People of Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Receiving Food Items from CPU Foundation By Jessica Nweke ASABA/Nigeria: As part of its contribution to the welfare of its people, resulting from the economic bites of the Lockdown order in Delta state to curtail the rampaging Coronavirus Pandemic, a Non-Governmental Organisation, CPU Foundation, have carried out distribution of food and other necessary items to the people of Ndokwa East to cushion the economic effect of the lockdown, in an exercise code named “Food 4 COVID-19”. Food Items to…

AfDB Approves Gender Equality Trust Fund And Risk-sharing Mechanism to Improve Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group have approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment across the continent. Funded by donors, the GETF will support the delivery and scale-up of the Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme and promote gender transformative lending and non-lending operations. It is the first thematic fund on gender in the Bank Group’s history. The Fund will be established for an…

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Actionaid Nigeria Calls for Accountability & Prioritisation Of Vulnerable Women, Children, Aged & Persons With Disabilities

ABUJA/Nigeria: The ActionAid Nigeria, (AAN), has called for accountability, and prioritization of vulnerable women, children, the aged and persons with disabilities in their plans, just as the questioned the exclusion of CSO’s in the operation of the committee on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The organization in a statement signed by Ene Obi, Country Director, stated that they had followed with keen interests the federal Government response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and appreciates some of the steps taken so far to mitigate the spread of the virus…

COVID-19: Emetulu Lauds Level of Compliance in Delta

Member representing Ndokwa West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Emetulu ASABA/Nigeria: As the lock-down of Delta as a result of the global pandemic, Covid-19 enters day 3, the member representing Ndokwa West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Emetulu has commended the level of compliance by his constituents. Emetulu in a chat with newsmen, disclosed that the people of Ndokwa West are complying fully with the directives of the state government and commended his constituents for the level of enlightenment and…

COVID-19: Warri Video Clips Fake – Delta Govt

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has urged the public, particularly Deltans, to discountenance video clips purportedly on Warri residents defying the stay-at-home order of the state government over the Coronavirus pandemic and confronting security operatives, saying it was concocted and therefore, fake. The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, made the call in a statement on Friday in Asaba, and said that the concocted videos were not a true representation of happenings in Warri or any part of Delta in the last 48 hours. According to him,…

APC Delta State Condemns Unlawful Killing of Citizens

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta state Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, had condemned the unlawful killing of Mr. Joseph Pessu on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Warri, Delta state. In a statement released by the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Ogbotor Okpako, the party called on the state government to set up an investigating machinery immediately to unravel the circumstances that lead to what they called cold-blooded killing. It stated that the state government must realize the routine challenges that go with any stay at home order, and call for a…

Challenges of COVID-19: APC Chieftain Laments Wike’s Adoption of Intimidation as Governance Strategy

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has decried the poor handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and its attendant consequences, especially the lockdown order handed down by Gov. Nyeson Wike of Rivers State. In a statement made available to media houses, the party chief said the striking revelation of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police on Channels Television on April 1, 2020, that there is no single arrest so far in the state shows that leadership in that state is way ahead of what…