DELTA 2023: Students Back Gbagi, Task Him on Establishment of Industries

By Possible Ogheneseruo UGHELLI/Nigeria: Leadership of tertiary institution Students in Delta State have wished and agreed to support Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi in his bid take over government house in 2023. This took place recently when the Student Union Government executives of tertiary institutions in the state paid Gbagi a courtesy visit in his country home, Oginibo close to Otujeremi in Ughelli South Local Government Area. The students numbering in their hundred said that they grew up to hear and know Gbagi as a great industrialist with the largest employer of labour in Delta State.…

Critical Stakeholders Attends Public Hearing on Establishment of Federal University of Technology, Asaba … As Elumelu Says University Will Curb Militancy..

ABUJA/Nigeria: Critical Stakeholders from Delta and other parts of Nigeria had attended the Public Hearing by the House of Representatives on a Bill to Establish the Federal University of Technology, Asaba, sponsored by the member representing the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency. Speaking at the public hearing held at the committee chamber of the House of representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, who is the House Minority Leader, said during the hearing, said the Bill which seeks the establishment of a Federal University of Technology in Asaba Delta State, aside providing quality technical education…

VIEWPOIN: Expediency of Addressing Disagreements Trailing the Recent Renaming of Train Stations

By Chukwuemeka Isanbor There is no denying the fact that since Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had given approval to the renaming of railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors that disagreements have been trailing it from different interest groups and individuals. According to Amaechi, the stations were renamed after some “deserving citizens that have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large”. The honorees and the stations named after them cut across Bola Ahmed Tinubu…

Okowa’s spokesman, Ifeajika Buries Mum in Illah

ILLAH/Nigeria: The remains of Mrs Eunice Ifeajika, mother of Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa have been buried in Illah, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta. The deceased passed on February 18, 2020 after a brief illness. She was aged 84. Rev. Fr. Charles Okeke in a homily during the funeral Mass in honour of the deceased at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, Thursday, urged Christians to always take care of their loved ones while they are alive. He said the death…

OPINION: Calling Calumniators Of Ize-Iyamu To Order Through Edo Proverbs

By Isaac Asabor There is an Edo proverb that says “God created every child with the ability to cry but when a spoilt child cries he is bound to forget to stop crying and close his or her mouth”. This proverb, no doubt, holds true in the case of supporters of the gubernatorial flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and incumbent governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. Recall that 14 political were cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to participate in the upcoming governorship election…

NASS in Gradual Descent into an Absurdist Theatre – Group

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The attention of the Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative has been drawn to yet another comic opera that played out in the Federal House of Representatives, on Monday 17th August, 2020, this time, involving the Minister for Transport, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the Chairman House Committee on treaties, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai (Delta, PDP). According to Citizens Quest, “the sad occurrence brings to the fore, the obvious fact that the National Assembly members in some committees deliberately overstep the limits of their oversight functions, to serve…

EDO 2020: South-South States Must Remain PDP – Okowa

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday called on the people of Edo to re-elect Governor Godwin Obaseki to bring all states in the region under one political party. Speaking at a PDP Ward rally at Ekpon Ward 9 and 10, Igueben Local Government Area of Edo, Governor Okowa said as Chairman of South-South Governors Forum it is the wish of the Governors of the region to remain in one political party for rapid development of the region. Okowa urged the people of Ekpon to vote massively for…