THE EAST WEST ROAD CONSTRUCTION: Citizens Quest Gives Update

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, an accountability advocacy group, basking on the outcome of their previous advocacy, which contributed to the resumption of work on East West road, took a time out to visit the site for a firsthand experience. Having previously visited the Port Harcourt- Akwa Ibom route of the highway, the group set out to inspect the Port Harcourt -Bayelsa route of the project. At the Nkoplu/Rumuigbo- Ahoada axis of the East-West road, about 43km stretch, which is the Section 2, sub section 1 of…

STATE OF THE NATION: Chief Mulade Says Now is Best Time to Restructure …Commends Buhari for Appointing New Service Chiefs

WARRI/Nigeria: A Niger Delta born development activist and peace advocate, Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, and Nigerians for the appointment of the new service chiefs, noting that it will put an end to agitations from the people of the need to rejig the security apparatus of the Nation. He also joined other stakeholders in Nigeria to call for the urgent restructuring of the country following the mismanagement of the nation’s resources, as well as the endless marginalization of the South-South Region of the country. Addressing newsmen…

Okowa Congratulates New CDS, Gen. Irabor

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa said that the sacrifices of the new Defence chief towards peace and progress of the nation, especially his acknowledged gallantry at assignments, were outstanding. He thanked Buhari for appointing an illustrious son of Delta into the exalted position of Chief of Defence Staff, and said that it was an…

Yoruba Women Scold Kanu, Back Police Chief

IBADAN/Nigeria: Notable women in the South-West on Tuesday scolded the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu for creating enmity and cutting a bad image for the South-East. ‘’We feel very sorry for the people who listen to the sermons of the mischief maker and the voice of disunity, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu’’ the women said. Expressing concern over the potential implications of statements credited to the IPOB leader, the women condemned Kanu for his parochial reasoning and hatred for Hausa-Fulani. ‘’The statements portray Nnamdi Kanu as…

OPINION: Call War Mongers To Order, Please!

By Isaac Asabor According to an African proverb, “If the keg of palm-wine is not quickly snatched from the hands of an exuberant drunk, he may drink himself to stupor.” A similar proverb also says “If an overzealous child is not assisted by his elders when roasting yams in the farm, he may innocently set the farm and the hut ablaze”. There is no denying the fact that the foregoing African proverbs succinctly illustrates the repercussion of the somewhat drums of war that are been beaten in the South Western…

BREAKING: Delta to Upgrade 3 Higher Institutions to University Statues

ASABA/Nigeria:The Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has forwarded bills to the Delta State House of Assembly, to upgrade 3 higher Institutions of College of Education Agbor, to a University of Education, Anwai Campus of the Delta State University, to Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, and the Ozoro Polytechnic, to Delta State University of Science and Technology. The letters were read at  the floor of the house by the Speaker, Rt. Jon Sheriff Obowvriwori today, January 27, 2021. In the letter, the Governor stated that the move was…

OPINION: Of The Tse-Tse Fly, The Scrotum And The Fulani Herdsmen/Yoruba Relationship

By Isaac Asabor It is not an exaggeration to say that Nigeria has never being free from internal conflicts as it has in the recent years been fighting, or rather warding off attacks from the Boko Haram insurgents, armed bandits and kidnappers.  But it feels different these days. A lot of people are feeling it, left and right. The disagreement and conflicts are getting sharper by the day. The mutual suspicion is deeper. Hostility is greater. There is a viciousness about it. Reasoned conversation seems impossible. There is a pervasive…

Okowa Has Transformed Delta Beyond Expectations Says Jeffery Mordi

OKPANAM/Nigeria: The Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has been applauded for the holistic approach, designed for the infrastructural and human capital transformation of the state in tandem with his administration’s Stronger Delta mantra. A Councillorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in ward 9A Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, Comrade Sunday Jeffery Mordi, gave the commendation while speaking with newsmen on reasons for his political ambitions, Okowa’s achievements and other sundry issues of concern. Comrade Jeffery Mordi, who recalled that the administration of Governor Okowa has constructed…

Nigeria On Course Despite COVID-19, Security, Economic Challenges – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, says Nigeria as a nation is on course despite the COVID-19 pandemic, security and economic challenges. Governor Okowa stated this today when he received in audience, a high-powered delegation from the British High commission led by the Deputy Head of Mission to Nigeria, Mr Peter Thomas. The governor who welcomed the delegation to Delta said the state was growing in all spheres and was open to business due to prevailing peace in both upland and riverine communities. On the COVID-19 vaccine, he said the…