Raymond Dokpesi Tests Positive to Coronavirus

Raymond Dokpesi Jnr ABUJA/Nigeria: Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television, has tested positive to coronavirus. “I got a call this morning confirming the result is COVID-19 positive. I am leaving now to the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre for treatment and hope to be back in two weeks. Many of you may have interacted with me during our various meetings and I would advise you to get tested as soon as possible,” Dokpesi said in a short message to members of staff in Abuja, AIT reported…

Military Airstrike Kills Scores of Armed Bandits in Niger

ABUJA/Nigeria: Defence Headquarters on Tuesday announced that the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki, has killed several armed bandits in Niger. It said that the Air Component on April 19, engaged and killed the armed bandits at Maguga in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, announced this in a statement in Abuja. Enenche said the operation, which was conducted in support of Operation Thunder Strike, was executed sequel to reports that some armed bandits, clad in black attires, were  sighted along with large…

Abba Kyari Died at first Cardiology Consultants-Lagos Govt

Mallam Abba Kyari LAGOS/Nigeria: The Lagos state government has confirmed the President Muhammad Buhari’s former Chief of staff Abba Kyari died at First Cardiology Consultants in Ikoyi. “Following enquiries on the passing away of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Abba Kyari on Friday 17th April 2020, the Lagos State Government states,” the State’s commissioner of health Akin Abayomi said in a statement on Saturday. ”Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos.” The state commissioner,…

Covid-19: NYSC Distributes Face Masks to Market Women in Delta Community

By Patrick Ochei ISELE-UKU/Nigeria: The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has produced and distributed face masks to market women at the Burr Primary School, Issele-Uku in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State. The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Olutayo Samuel led other officials of the Scheme and corps members to the market where enlightenment on the use of the face masks was offered to individual traders before handing it to them. The Aniocha North Local Government Chairman, Hon. Chuks Oseme later joined the team at the market for the distribution.…

COVID-19: Rivers APC Chieftain Lampoons Wike Palliative Measure

Governor Wike PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described the purported palliative measures put in place by the Rivers State government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown as a serious embarrassment to the sensibilities of the good people of Rivers State. In a statement made available to media houses in Port Harcourt, Eze maintained that Rivers people deserve more than 3 cups of rice, few cups of garri and a sachet of noodle as palliative for…

School Sports Festival Aims At Unveiling Future Leaders- Ukah, Aniagwu

Ukah and Aniagwu ASABA/Nigeria: In a bid to sustain its vantage and leading position in sports development in Nigeria, Delta State Government under, the leadership of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has continued to be more proactive with a view to ensuring that the state is not unnecessarily overtaken by other competing states in various sporting activities. To continually achieve this, the state government considers imperative to place a very strong emphasis and premium on grassroots sports, aimed at catching them young with the discovery of potential athletes and other quality, dependable…

PDP Chieftain Hails Punch Editorial On Buhari’s Administration, Urges Other Media To Follow Suit

WARRI/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny   Onuesoke has commended Punch newspapers editorial on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari describing it as a very good step in the right direction. Reacting to Punch front page editorial publication titled, “Buhari Lawlessness: Our Stand”  while addressing newsmen in Warri, Delta State,   Onuesoke described Punch publication as laudable, just as he advised  that the newspaper action is  worthy of emulation by other media outfits. “This is an opportunity for the Nigerian Press to gain respect. This is the moment when they should join hands…

Okowa Hails Team Delta for Winning 5th NYG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday congratulated the victorious Team Delta for winning the 5th National Youth Games (NYG). Okowa praised the team for doggedness and determination which culminated in its back-to-back victory at the 5th edition of the games, which ended in Ilorin, Kwara, on Tuesday. With this victory, Team Delta has won the games for the fifth consecutive time. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, on Tuesday, the governor particularly expressed delight that the team surpassed last year’s…

Okowa Celebrates 60th Birthday with People with Disabilities … As Tambuwal, Ihedioha, Obaseki, Secondus Describe Occasion as Unique

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa today, July 8, 2019 celebrated his 60th birthday with people with disabilities. The celebration which saw a lot of people with disabilities in attendance was also attended by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, Governors of Sokoto, Imo and Edo States, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Sir Emeka Ihedioha and Mr Godwin Obaseki respectively. Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral John Jona represented Governor Seriake Dickson at the ceremony which took place at the Event Centre, Asaba and…

Gbajabiamila is The Best Thing To Happen To Nigeria, says Hon. Adeyinka

LAGOS/Nigeria: An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Lagos State, Hon Adeyinka Adedoyin, on Tuesday said the election of Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives was a sign of further development, true federalism and respect for the rule of law in Nigeria. Adedoyin spoke at a gathering of religious leaders, politicians, women and youth leaders in Surulere. He said Gbajabiamila’s victory was well deserved as “it is the result of hard work, confidence and above all, God’s intervention.” “I consider it remarkable that the representative…