Delta NLC Chairman Alarmed At Non-Payment of Benefits to Retirees

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is alarmed to hear that Local Government and primary school contributory retirees are not paid their pension and gratuity benefits. Chairman of the congress in the state, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku expressed the upset on Tuesday while reacting to the protest of retirees who are calling for payment of accumulated gratuities and pensions. At the Government House gate where he and the Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko, and the Political Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Omimi Esquire were called to pacify…

Delta Trains Another Set of Entrepreneurs on EBMT

ASABA/Nigeria: To maintain and save resources , the Delta State Government had carried out another training on Entrepreneurship and Business Management Training (EBMT) for another set of aspiring business owners, under the third batch of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) beneficiaries of the 2019/2020 Cycle. The training which took place in Asaba was attended by 68 beneficiaries who have successfully completed their vocational training in their choice skills and have also successfully passed the Post-Training Proficiency Test (PTPT.) Addressing the beneficiaries, the Chief Job and…

Primary 6 Pupils In Delta State To Resume Academic Activities On Wednesday, Sept. 16 … As All Primary School Teachers Ordered Back To Work on Monday, Sept. 14

ASABA/Nigeria: Primary schools in Delta State are to resume academic activities as primary six pupils have been asked to resume school on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. In the same vein, all primary school teachers in the state have been ordered to resume duties on Monday, September 14, 2020. The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba Friday, 11 September, 2020, after a comprehensive meeting with relevant stakeholders, said that the reopening is in line with the decision of the state government, in…

Ukah Underscores Culture, Traditions As Key Aspects Of Historical Background Of Any Society

OKPANAM/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has described culture and traditions as critical aspect of the historical background of any society. Chief Ukah, who stated this in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, on Thursday during the new yam festival celebration by the traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Majesty , Chief (Dr.) Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu, the Ugoani of Okpanam Kingdom, said that the traditions and cultural heritage of the community promotes peace and unity in the community. The Atakakpor Enyi 1 of…

OPINION: Voting For Ize-Iyamu Is As Good As Giving Edo The Best It Deserves

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that fourteen aspirants were registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the gubernatorial election that is scheduled to hold in Edo State on September 19, 2020. The number no doubt has become inconsequential as several of them who are affiliated to smaller parties have already collapsed their candidacies into coalitions. Be that as it may, there are only two leading contenders in the much expected election; the incumbent governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the flag bearer of the…

Okpe Monarch Task Youths to Aquire Higher Educational Certificates For Better Job Opportunities

OREROKPE/Nigeria: The Orodje of Okpe kingdom in Delta state, Major General Felix Mujakperuo retd has applauded the people of Ovwore Community in Amukpe District of Sapele local government area on their continuous developmental initiatives that has transformed the area into a modern city. The monarch who played host to Ovwore people that thronged   his palace in their large numbers to appreciate him on the Chieftaincy title he gave to one of them (Chief Edward Otaweko   Sajere from Okuo-Sajere axis), said he deeply appreciates the developmental efforts of his people including their Scholarship scheme that has changed the…

VIEWPOINT: Delta PDP Zoning Formula: The Role of Our Political Restorer

By Richardson Ogwezzy I write in response to recent on-line publication on the first of September, 2020, by NewsDen Publishers titled “It is the turn of Delta Central to produce the Next Governor” by Barr. Kingsley Esiso, the Chairman PDP Delta State Chapter. According to him, it is a zoning formula arranged by the party and inspired by His Excellency. Chief James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State and the foremost leader of PDP in Delta State. The publication has “raised dust” in many quarters, especially people that take…

Niger Delta Leaders, ICPC Set for Showdown over NDDC Staff

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Niger Delta leaders and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) may be heading for showdown over the interrogation of senior management staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Notable leaders in the region, under the aegis of the Niger Delta Leaders Forum (NDLF) on Friday described the action of ICPC as a distraction. Addressing journalists in Port-Harcourt, the spokesperson of the NDLF, Chief John Harry, described the invitation of NDDC officials by ICPC as unnecessary and ill-motivated. Chief Harry, who was flanked…

Okowa’s EAC Oghenesivbe Joins The FELLOW Upper Cadre At CIISM Nigeria

ASABA/Nigeria: The Executive Assistant on Communications to the Governor of Delta State, Dr (Barrister) Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has been admitted to the Hall of Fame of the Chartered Institute of information and Strategy Management’, CIISM, as FELLOW of the prestigious inner caucus of Intellectuals. Registrar/Secretary to Council of CIISM, Prof Paul Bolorunduro, in a letter which conveyed the Council’s approval said Oghenesivbe scaled through the selection process after critical evaluation of his position paper on “Strategic communication In Constitutional Democracy In Nigeria”, as well as his wealth of experience and…

OPINION: A Note for Milland Dixon Dikio, the New Amnesty Boss

By Jerome-Mario Utomi It is now pedestrian information that Professor Dokubo has been disengaged as the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme with immediate effect over allegations of financial misconduct and mismanagement in the Amnesty Programme. What is however, worthy of mention is that following this development, President Muhammadu has in his place, appointed Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), as the new Amnesty Programme Boss in the Presidency. Going by available media reports, Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd) is from Mbiama, Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State. He attended Baptist High School, Port Harcourt (1971-1975). He was…