FEATURED: Repositioning Education Sector in Delta State

By Emuji Magnus Effective and efficient delivery of government policies and programmes is perceived to transverse various sectors of the economy. This perception, thus implies that one segment of governance is as relatively Important as others.  Moreover, the education sector, no doubt, is sacrosanct and critical as it forms one of key indices for the assessment of the success of any government in addition to physical infrastructure. Henceforth, enormous responsibility to accord the education sector, huge priority attention, though not to the detriment or expense of other key areas of governance.  Regarded universally, as the catalyst and bedrock of sustainable development, because of the pivotal influence…

Delta Information Commissioner: An Epitome of Class And Taste

By Patrick Ochei The Delta State Ministry of Information is in good and capable hand; so rightly affirmed by a majority opinion. The Ministry is manned by a thoroughbred journalist, a well experienced information manager, a resilient businessman, an amiable encyclopedia of knowledge that was elevated from Chief Press Secretary to Commissioner for Information in the same administration; and that is Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu. Though he had overtime proven himself to be a meticulous team player and a progressive, he once again convinced me today, that people of his…

Second Term: Wike Places Rivers State First, Calls For Total Cooperation to Achieve Common Goals

By  Bisi. Ezekiel Governor  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike no doubt got the mandate of the people of Rivers State to govern them for another term of four years because they found him worthy as a result of the unprecedented strides of development he has brought to every local governments in the state within four years. Notable Nigerians have attested to the reason why Wike got the appellation of “Mr. Project” by commissioning numerous infrastructural projects to better the life of the citizenry. He however has determined to forge ahead in developing…

FEATURE: How Co-operatives Aid Development in African Economies: Total E&P Co-op as a case study

Henry Hector-Amiwero, Head Legal, Compliance & Communications at Total E&P Nigeria Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited By Edward Israel-Ayide The rapid advancement of mechanization from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s which is now considered as the Industrial Revolution, resulted in job losses for many skilled workers across Europe. The knock-on effect of this development was a significant rise in poverty. With a reduction of earnings and often disappearance of spending power, it became difficult for the broader population to contend with middle-men and traders who sought to profit from…

2023 Seems the Appropriate Time for Gbagi in Delta

By Prof Haalim Uche I must make a quick confession , I was one of  those that held the notion that ahead 2023,  former Minister of State for Education and highest indigenous investor in Delta State,  Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, hit the road rather early on his  mission to govern  the oil-rich state. I am sure many are with me in this conception,  but last Thursday, October 3, at the  Mosogar in Ethiope-West Local Government Area country home of one of the pillars of Urhobo politics, Senator Ighoyota Amori, where he…

FEATURE: Birth Registration and the Nigerian Child without Identity

By Theresa Moses Mr. Daniel Okunbo, 35, a Nigerian, was born without any form of identification. He laments how lack of birth registration at birth almost ruined his life. Mr. Okunbo recalled how he spent most of his life without an official identity, until few years ago. According to him, his parents never got a birth certificate for him; but told him that the year Alhaji Shehu Shagari was sworn in as the first president and commander-in-chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was when they gave birth to him.…

FEATURE: Ezechi, Rising Into The Spotlight As Ndokwa Youths Host Him

By Fidelis Egugbo LIFE is certainly, not a bird of roses, but when God’s benevolent spirit singles you out for favour, it is important that arrogance will not make you to forget where you are coming from. It was therefore, a thing of joy to see the youths of Ndokwa ethnic nationality in Delta State, coming out to host Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi for his excellent performance as the Commissioner representing Ndokwa East on the Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Developmental Commission (DESOPADEC).  Few months ago, Delta State…

O N Ngofa: 51 Garlands to a Trailblazer

“Ambassador Ngofa who would have been a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by now as he was duly elected to fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress during the 2019 general elections for the East Senatorial District of Rivers State but due to internal wrangling within the party occasioned and championed by some political divisive elements in APC that worked for PDP to deny the party the chances of fielding candidates for the elections thereby succeeded to deny and aborted the senatorial ambition of this great son…

Between Extortion and the Sanctity of Petroleum Contracts in Nigeria, DRC and Senegal

By NJ Ayuk Last week, a commercial court in the United Kingdom gave reason to a claim by engineering company Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID), which demands over USD$9 billion from the Nigerian government over a failed gas deal. The decision follows a 2017 arbitration award and turns it into a legal judgement, which could allow P&ID to seize Nigeria’s international commercial assets. P&ID’s claim is based on a 2010 contract signed with the government of Nigeria for the construction and operation of a “gas processing plant to refine…

Justice John Terhemba Tsoho: A Judge With Tact, Courage, Punctuality, Firmness And Humility

By Adewole Kehinde The Hon. Justice Adamu Abdu Kafarati finally bowed out of the Bench on July 25th, 2019 on attainment of the mandatory statutory retirement age of 65 years thereby clearing the coast for Hon Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria. Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho was born on the 24th June, 1959 at Mbaduku, now in Vandeikya LGA of Benue State. Justice Tsoho attended St. Anthony’s Primary School, Chenge – Mbaduku from1967 to1972; Mt. St. Michael’s Secondary School,…