OPINION: As Idia Ize-Iyamu Throws Weight Behind Husband’s Promise To Banish Sexual Assault, Empower Women

By Isaac Asabor When Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo, was reportedly murdered inside a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) near Ikpoba Hill in Benin, in Edo state, sympathies undeniably poured in from many Nigerians that were no doubt touched with the way and manner she was gruesomely murdered. The gruesome development widely generated reactions on social media with many Nigerians calling for the arrest of Vera’s attackers using the hashtag #JusticeForUwa. Joining the fray, Pastor Osagie…

Delta Gives 14 YAGEP Beneficiaries Full Start-up Equipments

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State government had continued the quest to lift the unemployment level of the citizens with relevant trainings and provision of the necessary tools to begin the life of an entrepreneur, as it had demonstrated with the handing over of complete equipments to the Green YAGEP beneficiaries of the 2019/2020 Cycle who received day old broilers to begin their agricultural enterprises in Poultry. The beneficiaries who were 14  having completed training in Poultry Business and Management under the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) for three months were today…

Delta, NEWMAP Signs N3.2bn Obonkpa, Ukwunzu Gully Erosion Control Project

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government and Nigerian Erosion Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) on Wednesday, signed a contract of N3.2 billion for the commencement of the Obomkpa and Ukwunzu gully erosion control projects. Witnessing the agreement, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, explained that the Obomkpa project was about N1.5 billion while that of Ukwunzu was about N2.4 billion, adding that the state government had made a counterpart donation of above N800 million for the projects. “Gully erosion is something that has troubled us for decades here in Delta State.…

Delta Get New Appeal Court Judges, as Okowa Calls for Speedy Dispensation of Justice

ASABA/Nigeria: Three New Judges had been sworn into the Delta State Judiciary with a charge to the judiciary to ensure speedy dispensation of justice at all time. The Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, made the charge on Friday while swearing the three new judges into the Customary Court of Appeal. The new judges are Dele Okafor, Grace Abanre and Jessica Gberevbie. The governor congratulated the three judges, and said that their appointments were based on their personal integrity and years of experience and urged them to bring their experiences…

Asaba Residents Call for Reversal Fuel Price

By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: The Federal Government has been called upon to look into the increase in fuel price, and possibly reverse it to the old price. This call was made by citizen in Asaba Delta State, in an interview conducted by Ndokwa Reporters. They complained that the increase in fuel price is not a good one at this time because since the Coronavirus pandemic tricycle and bus drivers has been carrying few commuters making the price in transportation very high, so increasing the price of fuel will make the…

Hike In Petrol and Electricity Tariffs Will Further Impoverish Nigerians-SEJA ….Calls for Immediate Reversal

LAGOS/Nigeria: As Nigerians continue to condemn the current increase in the prices of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and electricity tariff which contrary to the masses expectations came at a time Nigerians were waiting for the Federal Government to offer sustainable road map for restoring the health and vitality of the nation’s precarious democracy, the Social and Economic Justice Advocacy (SEJA)-a Lagos Based non-governmental and non-religious group, has joined the fray. In a statement entitled; how can the Masses Survive under this Precarious Condition, dated Friday 4th September, 2020, and signed by the Group’s Programme Cordinator (Media and Public…

Aniagwu Identifies Talent Development as Vital for Employment Generation

ASABA/Nigeria: Talent Development has been described as critical in the generation of employment, curbing youth restiveness and enhancing the social life of the people. Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu stated this while playing host to a delegation of actors and actresses who were led by Mr. Emmanuel Iwala, the Special Adviser on Talent Hunt to the Akwa Ibom State Governor. The commissioner noted that the state government, under the leadership of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa saw the need to develop an ultra modern film village situated at Anwai.…

Delta Judges Begin Annual Vacation September 7

ASABA/Nigeria: The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro has declared Monday, September 7 to Friday, September 25, 2020 as the annual vacation for high court of justice in the state. A vacation notice by the Chief Judge said that the 2020/2021 Legal Year would commence on Monday, September 28, 2020 and that three Judges have been designed as vacation judges in the three senatorial districts in the state. It reads: “Therefore, pursuant to Directions under Sections 35 and 36 of the High Court, Cap H3, Volume 3, Laws…

Delta Monarch Charges Police on Adequate Security During Council Elections

EFFURUN/Nigeria: Ahead of the forthcoming local government council elections in Delta State, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM Dr Emmanuel Ekemejewa Sideso (JP) OON, Abe 1, has charged the Nigeria Police to provide adequate security before, during and after the elections in Uvwie Local Government Area. The traditional ruler gave the charge during the familiarization visit of the new Warri Police Area Commander, ACP Abubaker Argungu to his palace, GRA, Effurun, on Wednesday September 2nd, 2020. The traditional ruler stated Uvwie was the most peaceful local government areas in Delta…