Delta Commences Development Of Housing Scheme For Low-Income Earners

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has set the ball rolling for the development of housing scheme for low-income earners to meet expectations of massive reduction in housing deficit in the state. The Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor who spoke to journalists, during a visit to the ministry headquarters in Asaba affirmed that the state government was not ignorant of the housing deficit in the state. “We are kicking off immediately with the implementation of the pilot scheme geared towards making housing available for Deltans. “Budgetary provisions have been made and…

Prison Inmates Tasks On Positive Use Of Skills, Good Conduct

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Secretary to the Government of Delta State (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, has charged prison inmates to make good use of skills being acquired while on confinement. Mr Ebie gave the charge when he visited the Correctional Centre, Agbor, to celebrate his 50th birthday anniversary with inmates of the centre, where he donated gifts items, food and others consumables. The SSG, represented by Chief Hilary Agholor, expressed delight and gratitude to God for preservation of life, saying, “I feel really fortunate to be alive, it is a special moment…

OPINION: Inadvisability Of Preaching Politics From The Pulpits

By Isaac Asabor As scripturally stated in the biblical book of Acts of the Apostles in chapter 4 verse 19 to 20, the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon Peter and John when they were greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Not only were they interrogated for preaching what seemed to fall in the realm of political religious dogma in those biblical days, they laid hands on them, and put them in custody…

Teachers’ Capacity Building, Designed To Enhance Efficiency In Service Delivery-Ukah

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has said that consistent capacity building initiative for teachers, especially in current teaching and learning processes is designed to enhance efficiency in service delivery. Ukah ,  stated that this in Asaba while declaring open, a five- day training programme on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for 25 primary school teachers selected from each of the 25 Local Government Areas in  the state organised by the National Teachers Institute. He enumerated areas of focus of the training to include…

Okowa Lauds FG’s Special Public Works Programme

WARRI/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday commended the Federal Government on the commencement of the Expanded Special Public Works Programme in the country. Okowa gave the commendation at the official flag-off of the Special Public Works Programme (the 774,000 jobs) for the South-South Geopolitical zone held at the Federal Secretariat Complex, Asaba. Represented by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa expressed excitement on the commencement of the Programme adding that the program will help curb unemployment in the country. He advised the beneficiaries…

APC Chieftain Denounces Abe’s Plot To Link Transport Minister With Violence In Rivers ….Says it’s Ludicrous, Stupid, Mischievous And Unimaginable

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The paradoxical and absurd statement credited to former representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, wherein he tried very hard but failed to throw dirt at the unblemished reputation of Nigeria’s Transportation Minister and leader of the All Progressives Congress, South-South, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has continued to attract condemnation from critical stakeholders and people of conscience. Excerpts from the statement which appears grossly hubristic and self-appealing in style and content partly reads “The Rivers State version of Federal might…

VIEWPOINT: Political Office Holders Defections in Nigeria-Its Implications on Good Governance

By Richardson Ogwezzy One of the major challenges facing citizens of almost all parts of the world is governance. By governance I mean the way a state or country is administered by its people (political office holders). The tone of any state or country depends on the extent of governance, it can be termed good or bad. This is because the success of every sector of a country’s economy hinges on governance. Over the years, many countries of the world, most especially Nigeria have expressed dissatisfaction with the issue of…

Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court

ABUJA/Nigeria: The University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, confirmed to the Federal High Court in Abuja that it issued a Bachelor of Arts certificate to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in 1979, but that the photocopy he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was incomplete. The University, which was summoned through a subpoena issued on it by the court, said it was not true that Obaseki forged the certificate he attached to Form EC9 (Nomination Form) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the purpose…