OPINION: What The U.S. Political Transition Might Mean For Africa Generally And Its Oil And Gas Sector In Particular

By Jude Kearney 2021 could be the beginning of a much needed reset for US relations with Africa and its various countries and regions. To date, most African governments have responded positively to the results of the recent U.S. presidential election, with many African leaders offering their congratulations to Joe Biden. That is no surprise: Donald Trump’s presidency has been, at best, a mixed bag for Africa and Africans. President Trump’s Africa Legacy Unfortunately for Donald Trump, his widely reported use of profane and vile language in a closed door…

VIEWPOINT: Delta State Now Overtaken By Hoodlums, Cultists, Assailants, Kidnappers And Armed Robbers —-Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Should Rise Above Board To Tackle This Bloodbath Immediately

By Mark Adarigho Odedede There is the rising wave of insecurity and brutal killings ongoing in Delta State. More often than not, it has become a common experience to witness cultism-related killings, onslaughts that involve barbaric assassinations of young persons, kidnappings and armed robbery attacks in the major towns of Ughelli, Warri, Sapele, Asaba and other towns and villages in Delta State. For the past six months, the whole state has been thrown into a turmoil. It is like the death knell has been sounded and nobody knows who the…

GCE-Victoria Education Foundation to train 500 Youths on Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship

ASABA/Nigeria: A Non-Governmental Organisation, Gbandi Chukwemeka Emmanuel – Victoria Education Foundation popularly referred to as GCE-Victoria Education Foundation, in its renewed vigour to engage and boost the capacity of youths’ resident in Akwukwu-Igbo and environs has concluded arrangement to train over 500 youths on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship.  The training programme which is in collaboration with African German Information Center (AGIC) and Sub-Saharan Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development Center (SSC) will be conducted in Asaba, Delta State in the first quarter of 2021. The Director of the foundation and CEO of…

Delta State Schools To Resume January 11 For Second Term

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has announced a resumption date for second term for all public and private primary and secondary schools in the state. According to a statement by the Commissioner in charge of the ministry, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in Asaba today, boarders are to return on Sunday, January 10, 2021 and classes will start on Monday, January 11, 2021. While urging parents and guardians to strictly adhere to the dates by preparing the pupils and students for the resumption, the statement added that resumption…

Amaechi Media War Commander, Bags Prestigious Award For Being The Most Controversial In 2020,This Is In Recognition Of His Opinions And Comments On Political Matters

By Benson Nwachukwu PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Awards are conferred on men and women who are Distinguished or accomplished in their areas of endeavors, or better still, those that recorded great achievements and successes. To Chief Eze hukwuemeka Eze, the Amaechi media war commander, he is an experienced and professional journalist that have recorded great achievements hence he’s deserving of this award. Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, is a journalist and a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC in South South region of Nigeria. His pattern of journalism saw to his becoming…

OPINION: Sexual Dysfunction: Vitamin D And Zinc To The Rescue

By Isaac Asabor It is not an exaggeration to say that there is a growing recognition that men’s sexual health entails a broad range of physical, emotional and psychosocial responses to sexual interactions, yet little is known about sexual dysfunctions and wellbeing in men populations. It is against the foregoing backdrop that this piece aims at proffering solutions aimed at addressing challenges that are inherent in sexual dysfunctions among men and its associations with other purviews of sexual health. For the sake of clarity, sexual dysfunctions were defined as problems…

OPINION: Obeying COVID-19 Protocols To Experience Prosperous New Year

By Isaac Asabor If there are manners of greetings that have at this festive season taken the place of “Good morning”, “Good afternoon” and “Good evening”, it is unarguably “Merry Christmas in arrears” and “Prosperous New Year in Advance”. However, concerning the one that says, “Prosperous New Year in Advance”, one is no doubt cynical in the face of COVID-19 as to how prosperous will it be, particularly if the fear of what the pandemics did to everyone in 2020 comes to mind. There is an idiom that says “If…

Okowa Says Youths’ Empowerment Cardinal In His Administration

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday said his administration took the empowerment of youths seriously because engagement of the youths would engender peace in the state. Okowa stated this in Asaba during the inauguration of projects executed by Oshimili South Local Government Council. The projects include the reconstructed Oshimili South Local Government Executive Council Complex, Skill Acquisition Centre and Solar Street Lights. The governor expressed satisfaction with the projects, acknowledging that they were built amid low finances of the council. He commended the Chairman of the council, Comrade…

Education Ministry Trains Exam Officers, Others On Computerised Continuous Assessment Scores System

ASABA/Nigeria: In a bid to curb  unnecessary human errors and enhance accuracy   in the computation of students’  examination results  by teachers, the Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has organised a one day training workshop for examination officers drawn from the various public schools in the state and other education stakeholders in the ministry. The workshop which held simultaneously in Asaba, , Oshimili South, Ughelli, in Ughelli North and Warri, in Warri South  Local Government Areas respectively focused on the Computerised Continuous Assessment Scores System for public secondary…

We’ll Complete Ogwashi-Uku Agro-Industrial Park – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment towards completion of the Agro-industrial Park at Ogwashi-Uku. Okowa made this known on Tuesday while inaugurating Council Road, Ogwashi-Uku, constructed by his administration, and said that the Agro-Industrial Park was one of the star projects of the government. The governor stated that his administration had made necessary arrangements to ensure that funds needed for the project were in place, adding that when completed, the project would improve the economy of Ogwashi-Uku community and the state. He lauded the…