Fani-Kayode: Status Conferral Beneficiary As An Enemy Of The Press?

By Isaac Asabor Status Conferral Function in Mass Communication is the significance or importance that the mass media deservedly or undeservedly confers on a person, group of people, or event. Simply put, when a Journalist or rather the press consistently gives anyone positive media mention on regular basis, there is no denying the fact that such person will in no time become popular. This is the advantage which Nigerians, particularly the politicians, have since the emergence of journalism in Nigeria been leveraging on, especially when they have the ambition to…

Delta Education Ministry Debunks Recruitment Rumour

ASABA/Nigeria: The attention of the Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has been drawn to a post on some WhatsApp groups that the ministry is recruiting teachers. A statement by the commissioner in the ministry, Mr Patrick Ukah, in Asaba advised members of the public to disregard the post, saying it is the handiwork of scammers who are out to deceive and possibly defraud unsuspecting members of the public. “For the avoidance of doubt, Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education is not recruiting teachers. If the…

Correctional Service Lifts Embargo on Inmates Admission

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has announced the lifting of embargo earlier put in admitting new inmates into its correctional facilities across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Controller of Corrections, Delta State Command, Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Ovie Esezobor announced the lifting of the embargo at the office of the Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice during a courtesy visit on the A-G. Mr Esezobor disclosed that admission of new inmates into designated isolation centres located at Ogwashi-Uku, Sapele and Agbor custodial…

Delta Youths Assured Of Government Support in Agric

EKPAN/Nigeria: The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, said the government of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa will continue to support young people in the state in the areas of agriculture to boost their earnings. Deacon Otuaro gave the assurance during an inspection visit to the management of Flour-Bentam Agro-Fish Farm Nigeria Limited, Okpuku Aragba, Ekpan, Off Jakpa Road, in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. He said that the state government would no more watch the youths remaining idle but would encourage then in productive ventures to…

Economic War: Understanding the Black Wall Street and Redirect Mal

The Economic War is focused on fighting for Africa’s Economic Independence, Economic Emancipation By Black Wall Street The leader of Africa’s first Economic War, Charles N Lambert, in a video released on Sunday, gave a detailed explanation of what the Black Wall Street and Redirect mall is all about. In the video, Lambert gave a historical insight into the Black Wall Street and Redirect Mall as Economic Revolution. And I must tell you that the video is a must watch for any African seeking understanding regarding the pursuit of Africa’s…

Rotary Congratulates African Region On Becoming Wild Poliovirus-Free

EVANSTON/United States of America:  Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are proud to announce an historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization’s African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free. The milestone comes four years after Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – recorded its final case of wild poliovirus following decades of effort from GPEI partners, local and national leaders, and health workers throughout the African region. Over the course of the effort, 9 billion doses of oral polio vaccine have…

Okowa congratulates Sultan of Sokoto at 64

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji (Dr) Sa’ad Abubakar III, who clocked 64 on Monday. The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, lauded Sultan Abubakar for his efforts at promoting and advancing the course of peace, unity and development of the country. He said that Nigerians were grateful to the Sultan for his contributions in building bridges of unity, peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance among the citizenry. “On behalf of my family, the Government and…

OPINION: Re-Resolving the Housing Deficit Challenge in Lagos State

By Jerome- Mario Utomi I remember how participants at a focussed group discussion held few weeks before the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), induced lockdown in Lagos, bemoaned the short falls in the nation’s housing needs despite the existence of the globally recognized right to adequate housing which is both a human right and one of the basic needs of man borne out of desire for security, privacy and protection from negative impacts of the environment. Separate from using powerful statistics from credible sources to make it abundantly clear that Nigeria is currently faced with over 17 million housing deficit and may require about…