Delta Government Completes STEP, YAGEP 2019/2020 Cycle, Empowers 814 Youths

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh/Promise Ogana ASABA/Nigeria: The 2019/2020 Cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) has come to an end with the handing out of starter packs to additional 84 beneficiaries. The handing out ceremony which took place at the Event Centre, Asaba was performed by the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and was attended by selected 2019/2020 STEP and YAGEP beneficiaries in line with the COVID-19 restrictions. In his address, Governor Okowa expressed joy on the successes recorded by beneficiaries…

Mega FM Pioneer GM Honored by UNIBEN Alumni

Lady Ejiro Umukoro, General Manager Maga FM, Warri By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: The University of Benin Alumni Association, UBAA, had as part of its 2020 Annual Lecture, recognised one the products of the University, Lady Ejiro Umukoro, for her outstanding works as an Investigative Journalist. The award which was conferred on her at an event that was well attended by Nigerians from different works of live, including captains of industries, at the David’s Centre, Asaba on 16 December, 2020, also saw the group Managing Director of Rainoil Limited and Norsworthy…

Amnesty Interim Administrator Accused of Shunning Presidential Directives

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The recklessness by public office holders under the Buhari led Federal Government has been condemned by Victor Okame, a beneficiary of the Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP. According to him, “the recklessness by public office holders under the Buhari led federal government has become a cause for concern. The Amnesty Programme which was meant to run for 4 years has become a conduit pipe for enemies of the Niger Delta Region; and unless issues of underperformance are addressed, the Amnesty Programme will just be a wasted effort.” A statement…

OPINION: Linking Covid-19 Vaccine to Biblical 666: A Bigotry Taken Too Far

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that the polemics that have been trailing the quest to find lasting solution to the surge of Covid-19 pandemic have brought to the fore the aversion which most religions have over vaccinations. In as much as some can be exonerated from such aversion, some undeniably have considerations, concerns or restrictions regarding vaccination. To buttress the foregoing view, it is not an exaggeration to say that no sooner did the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire’s disclosed last week that Nigeria should be…

Youth Empowerment Engine For Stronger Delta Says Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta says his administration’s determination to empower Delta youths with skills is targeted at building a stronger Delta. He stated this on Monday at the official handing-out of Starter-Packs to 2019/2020 Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) beneficiaries at the Events Centre, Asaba. Okowa said that his administration remained committed to ensuring that more youths and women in the state were gainfully empowered in 2021. He said his administration recognised the importance of empowering the youths as leaders of…

Seek God for Solution to Nigeria’s Challenges, Okowa Urges Nigerians

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday urged Nigerians to seek God’s face for solution to the litany of challenges, especially economic and security, plaguing the country. Okowa made the call at a Special Thanksgiving Service by him and his family at the Government House Chapel, Asaba. He stated that insecurity and the persisting downturn in the economy of the nation appeared to be overwhelming relevant authorities, adding that God’s intervention through intensive supplications by citizens was required for respite on the issues. “There is insecurity in the…

Warri Rep Spokesman, Agbolaya now Doctor of Administration

WARRI/Nigeria: The Spokesman to the Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency, Abuja, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, Amb. Toyin Agbolaya JP has been conferred with the Doctorate Degree of Administration (Honoris Causa) as part of effort in recognizing his administrative prowess in handling different assignments assigned to him. The conferment of the award which came from the International Theological University Florida, United States of America, Saturday December 19, 2020, exposed more of the leadership qualities of Amb. Agbolaya JP. After the conferment his nomenclature changed immediately to be known and addressed as…

Councillorship Candidate Applauds Ukah For Stabilising Role For Unity, Development In Okpanam

By Magnus Emuji OKPANAM/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has been described as a stabilising force for the existing peace, unity and socioeconomic growth and development in Okpanam community. The Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Waterways and Land Security/Councillorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Obodogwugwu-Okpanam ward 9, Hon. Ezuche Barry Okonkwo stated this in Okpanam during the 80th birthday celebration of Mrs. Caroline Abumujor. While pledging to create opportunities for the people to embrace education at all times and…

OPINION: Restructuring; Tinubu and the Rest of Us

By Jerome-Mario Utomi In the words of a British author and journalist George Orwell: “We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield Certainly, if there is any new statement in…