Finding the Optimistic Within the Pandemic

Anna Collard, Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa JOHANNESBURG/South Africa: The coronavirus pandemic has hit society, business and education at a speed that few could predict, and shaken foundations in ways that none could have anticipated. In the news, only a few items escape Covid-19 in the title. On social media it’s memes and fears about the virus. It’s hard for people to remain upbeat in the face of lockdowns, limited social contact and complex working conditions. Or is it? “Whatever you focus the most on, that’s what you will get…

Why Amaechi’s Structure Grows Bigger, Stronger Despite Betrayals, Exit Of Wike, Abe And Aguma

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze PREAMBLE Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s political structure has rather continued to grow bigger and stronger both in Rivers State and Nigeria as a whole over the years despite acts of betrayals once in a while and exit of some key beneficiaries from the group such as Nyesom Wike, Magnus Abe and Igo Aguma. “It has also been observed that in the politics of today, particularly in Rivers State, the trending strategy for one to make it big and gain popularity is to gather a few of Rt.…

Rivers APC Crisis: I Advocate for Peace and Not Attack as Way Out

Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill, APC, Rivers state By Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill Politics like life is always in a state of constant evolution. The way that things were, back in 1999, changed in 2007. Governor Odili and Omehia found this out the hard way. Since then, things did not stop changing and it’s now a lot clearer to many, that power of incumbency alone, is not enough to guarantee outcomes. Nothing is guaranteed. Nothing. Not even second terms. More and more people are beginning to have a say. Odili did…

Community Driven Development: The Hub of Rural Transformation in Delta State

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State By Orubu, A.A. A major string of Social Contract between modern democratic governments and their people is the entrenchment of an institutionalized process of improving the well-being of the citizenry in any given part of the polity, whether urban or rural communities. While urban settlements are known to be dotted with copious government presence through an avalanche of social amenities, rural communities, many of which play host to our natural resources, are left without access to basic social infrastructure. Evidence abound that even…

WUEDA: Changing the Ugly Narratives of Warri-Uvwie and Environs, Okowa Is Working

By Stella Sanu Odika The pragmatic initiative by the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administration in the establishment of the Warri-Uvwie and Environs Special Area Development Agency, WUEDA is progressively creating impact in the economic nerve centre of the oil-rich state in clear departure from the past. WUEDA, a brainchild of the governor’s ingenuity led by seasoned administrators has embarked aggressively on serious clean up exercise barely few months after creation, giving the areas of its mandate major facelift. This laudable initiative by the governor…

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…