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…

Nigeria Police Accused of Disobeying Court Order in A Case of Wrong Dismissal …Urge PSC to Pay Client Over N23m

KADUNA/Nigeria: Months after Justice E.N. Agbakoba of The National Industrial Court, Abuja Judicial Division ordered the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to reinstate Mr. Simeon A.E. Ajisafe who was wrongly dismissed in June 2011, the order is yet to be obeyed. Counsel to Ajisafe, Barrister Victoria Echobu-Dickson decried this, when speaking to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday March 15, 2020. According to copy of the judgment she made available, the court also ordered the Police to pay the plaintiff not less than the sum of N23, 106,977 accrued…

NUJ Applauds South-South Governor on Proposed Security Outfit

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Delta State Council, has described the proposed establishment of a security outfit by the South-South governors as a right step in safeguarding the people of the geopolitical from internal and external attacks by criminally minded elements. In a statement of commendation made available to the press and endorsed by the council chairman, Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Churchill Oyowe, the union said the action stance indicated that the governors had listening ears and the will power to respond to the needs of their people.…

Okowa Congratulates Bulkachuwa at 70, Retirement

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday congratulated President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, as she turns 70 years on March 6. Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, on Thursday also congratulated Justice Bulkachuwa on her retirement from service having attained the mandatory age of 70 years. He described Bulkachuwa as a “fearless judge who surmounted all obstacles to attain her dream of becoming one of the country’s top jurists’’. Okowa…

South-South Governors to Set up Regional Security, Demand Full Implementation Of 13% Derivation

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd right), Governor of Bayelsa, Senator Douye Diri (right), Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom (2nd right), Governor of River State, Nyesom Wike (3rd left), Governor of Edo State, Dr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd left) shortly after the South, South Governors Meeting in Asaba. Thursday 5/3/20 .PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI. ASABA/Nigeria: The Governors of the South-South states on Thursday announced their resolution to establish a regional security outfit to stem increasing criminal activities in the region. The governors, who met in Asaba, also resolved to insist…

Delta Govt Believes In Child’s Right – Okowa

From left; Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; Director General, Delta State Contributory Health Scheme, Dr. Ben Nkechika and Chief of Field Office UNICEF, Nigeria , Dr. Guy Yogo, during a courtesy call by the latter on the Governor in Government House Asaba. Wednesday /3/20 PIX: JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: The Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday reaffirmed that his administration would continue to execute programmes in line with its commitment to protecting the rights of the child. The governor gave the assurance in Asaba when he…

Okowa Commends Army for Increased Formations in Delta

Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (right), presenting a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, during the inauguration of the 63 Brigade Head Quarters Complex in Asaba. Monday 2/3/20 .PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI ASABA/Nigeria: Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Nigerian Army for increasing its formations in the state, saying the measure has strengthened security in the area. The governor made the commendation while inaugurating 63 Brigade Headquarters of the Army on Monday in Asaba. He…

Herdsmen Menace; Delta State Govt Urged To Pass Anti- Grazing Law

UGHELLI/Nigeria: An indigene of Ohorho in Uwheru kingdom, Mr Johnson Idisi, has urged the Delta State government and the Legislative arm of government to, as a matter of necessity and for the protection of lives and properties pass antigrazing law in the state. Mr Idisi who spoke with our correspondent recently, following the alleged killing of farmers in Uwheru kingdom by suspected herdsmen, in his office said the anti-grazing law would be the right solution to the crisis between the herdsmen and the local farmers in the state. “So what…

HERDSMEN MENACE: Okowa Talk Tough, as He Charge the Federal Government to Speak Up

A cross section of the 35 Vans presented to some security agencies by the Delta State Government in Asaba. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged the Federal Government to give the direction on what should be done to properly check the menace of criminally-minded herdsmen. The governor made the call on Monday in Asaba while presenting 35 pickup vans to security agencies in the state. He condemned the brazen attitude of the herdsmen who usually invade communities and attempt to take them over or take their cows into people’s farms for grazing, wielding AK…

Delta CJ Calls For Effective Implementation of Criminal Justice Act

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Chief Judge, Honourable Justice Marshal Umukoro, has advocated strong will to drive and implement the reforms contained in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, which was domesticated in 2017 in the state. Justice Umukoro made the call at a two-day training workshop on the implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act for judges, magistrates and prosecutors put together by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies held in Asaba He stated that the beautiful innovations in the Act could not in themselves bring the desired change,…