DELTA LOCAL GOVT ELECTION: Ochor Calls on PDP Faithful in Ukwuani to Continue to Work in Harmony, as Party Confirms Ajede as Its Flagbearer

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, had called on members of Delta Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ukwuani Local Government Area to continue to work in harmony, to remain as one invisible body in the area. The Deputy Speaker, made the call at the end of the Party’s primary to select the candidate for the position of chairman for the party in the forthcoming Delta state Local Government Election Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ukwuani Local Government on Monday,…

OPINION: Putting God And Prayer At The Centre Of New Year Resolution

By Isaac Asabor There is nothing nostalgic about my life some 33 years back while growing up in the rural area as a youth, specifically in my home town that lies within Orhiomnwon local government area of Edo state. Reflecting on my life and times as a youth in the village back in the days, I feel a strong sense of kinship with some of today’s youth in Edo state. The permissive society I lived in was much like what some contemporary youths in the state are living. Without any…

OPINION: Journalism-Let’s Talk About Sex!

By Isaac Asabor If there is any profession that gives its practitioners the leeway to work in sundry areas of life, finding and presenting information, it is unarguably the journalism profession. The reason for being everywhere cannot be farfetched as they are educated and trained to present information gathered from different areas of human endeavor as news to the audiences of newspapers, magazines, radio or television stations, and most recently the Internet. It is for this reason that most Journalists are seen by some of their critics as politicians that…

VIEWPOINT: The need for Political Office Holders in Nigeria to be Addressed by their Functions

By Richardson Ogwezzy The manner in which political office holders are addressed in various newspapers in recent times is quite appalling. Many newspapers headlines bear: Governors, Senators, member of House of Representatives, members of House of Assemblies, Chairmen of LGA, Commissioners etc attending one ceremony or another. This ranges from birthday parties, burials, naming ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, festivals to chieftaincy titles. etc It is a common thing that every worker or staff in any organisation must be accosted with questions regarding his job with specific reference to its relevance to…

Gov of Delta State Condoles With Kwankwaso Over Father’s Death

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commiserated with former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Sale-Kwankwaso. The deceased reportedly passed on in the early hours of Friday at 93 years. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa described late patriarch of the Kwakwanso family as a “patriotic and respected elder statesman”, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of Kano State. He was Majidadin Kano and Makaman Karaye. “We received the news…

Okowa Mourns Veteran Nollywood Producer, Chico Ejiro

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has expressed sadness over the passing of veteran Nollywood film maker, Chico Ejiro. Born Chico Maziakpono, the renowned movie producer, director and scriptwriter, who died at 51, hails from Ozoro in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta. He reportedly died on Friday in Lagos after a brief illness. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa condoled with the Ejiro family, Nollywood community, the people of Ozoro and Isoko nation on the untimely passing of a consummate film maker.…

OPINION: Is 2020 So Bad That We Cannot Thank God For Being Merciful To Us?

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that not few Nigerians, even across nations globally, are grumbling, and at the same time saying that year 2020 is the most difficult year ever in decades.  Aptly put, not few Nigerians firmly believe that 2020 is a tough year.  As it seems, it is no news that thanksgiving this year would look a whole lot different for many people. At this juncture, it is expedient to ask, “Can we thank God for 2020 irrespective of the fact that times are…