Aide to Okowa Calls on ZIk Gbemre to Apologise to the Governor …Says Without God’s Intervention, There Cannot Be Solutions

By Emmanuel Enebeli ASABA/Nigeria: The Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Religious Matters, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu had called on the Chairman of the Niger Delta Peace Coalition, NDPC, Mr. Zik Gbemre to apologise to the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for his comment on the state of the security situation in the state. It could be recalled that the Delta State Governor recently in a public comment asked Nigerians to pray more in order to overcome the different security challenges facing the state and the country. Reacting…

The African Development Bank Grants $11.26 Million For Women And Girls’ Education

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast:  The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls’ Education and Women’s Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. The project will be financed from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and will be implemented over a five-year period by the Chadian Ministry of National Education and Civic Promotion, in coordination with partners involved in the education sector, civil society organisations, and youth organisations. The Chadian government will contribute…

Okowa’s Spokesman, Ifeajika, Charges Journalists On Ethics, Training

ASABA/Nigeria: Media practitioners in Delta have been called upon to uphold truth, professionalism, objectivity, versatility and sincerity in their job so as to remain true watchdogs of the society. Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, made the call on Friday at the Government House, Asaba, when he received members of the Correspondents Chapel of Delta Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who visited him. Ifeajika said that journalists as wordsmiths deserved training and re-training to be in tune with modern trends in journalism, and affirmed…

Okowa Congratulates NNPC GMD, Kyari, At 56

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on his 56th birthday. Okowa said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, that Kyari was a dedicated professional who had contributed tremendously to the growth of Nigeria’s oil industry. He remarked that the NNPC chief was an outstanding administrator, whose reforms at the corporation culminated to, among others, the attainment of 1.5 Billion Standard Cubic Feet production per day and…

Delta State Schools To Resume January 18 For Second Term

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has announced new resumption date for second term for all public and private primary and secondary schools in the state. According to the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba, resumption of public and private primary and secondary schools earlier scheduled for January 11 has changed. A statement indicated that boarders are to return on Sunday, January 17 2021 and classes will start on Monday, January 18, 2021. While urging parents and guardians…

Authentic News Daily to Honour Prominent Nigerians, Institutions

KADUNA/Nigeria: Top Kaduna based multiple award winning Online news site, AUTHENTIC News Daily has announced winners of the sixth edition of its prestigious annual awards for the year 2020 A statement signed by its Consulting Editor, Jacob Onjewu Dickson made available on Thursday January 7, 2021 informed that NIgeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has emerged its Man Of The Year 2020. It informed that Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki is the Authentic Politician of the Year. Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe emerged…

OPINION: Trump’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct As A Reminiscence Of The Metaphoric Masquerade

By Isaac Asabor If there an African proverb that best describes the unsportsmanlike conducts of the incumbent President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, since he was defeated by President-elect Joe Biden, it is unarguably the one that says “A performing masquerade that tries to extend his allotted time while trying to impress his audience may expose his anus.” The phrase “…expose his anus” in this proverb simply means being put to shame, reproach and trouble. Many leaders, particularly in African countries, were at different times in the…

For The Protection And Preservation Of Ukwuani Ethnic Identity

By Dr. Dumbi Osani Recapitulation: Some time ago, I wrote a short article on the wrong continued use of the expired acronym ‘Ndokwa’ and cautioned against the plot to decimate the Ukwuani ethnic identity by some people who are determined to surreptitiously substitute our ancestral name, Ukwuani, with the (now irrelevant) appellation, ‘Ndokwa.’ I carefully explained the specific administrative purpose for which Chief Christopher Enuenwosu suggested the acronym. I also explained that since the local government given the name no longer exists, the name has automatically ceased to be relevant.…