TPDC DG/Coordinator, Dr Dibashi Enjoins Staff To Brace Up For Results

By Julius Where  Efenwongbe OWA-OYIBU/Nigeria: The Director General/Coordinator, Teachers Professional Development Center (TPDC), Dr. Anthony Dibashi, has admonished the recently deployed staff of the TPDC to be proactive in the discharge of their duties in order to make the institution effectively functional. He also stated during the first interactive meeting with the staff held at the office complex of TPDC, Owa-Oyibu, that the Institution was purposely designed for the training and retraining of teachers for the improvement of the quality of education across the state and the country in general.…

Delta State Marks Scout Day In Grand Style …As Scouter Aniemeke Underscores Importance Of Scout

By Chukwudi Asoya ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State has joined the rest of the World  to commemorate the 2021 World Scout Day celebration, which is marked yearly every 22nd of February worldwide by it’s members who are also called and known as Scouters. The choice for the 22nd of February came into existence as a result of the founders birthday (Robert Baden-Powell) born in the year 1857 which happens to be that very day. In an interview with the Delta North Scout Zonal Co-ordinator, Scouter Aniemeke Christopher he said their aim and…

Esievo, MSMSE Quiet Amazon To Discuss Tax At Maris Lecture

ASABA/Nigeria: As nations grapple with the challenges of finances due to COVID-19 pandemic, Delta State has stood out in the effort to provide some succour for the citizens and ordinary people. As part of this effort, the government initiated a programme aimed at empowering and saving small businesses from collapse under the weight of the pandemic. And, one individual who has been saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMSE) remain afloat is Hon. Barr. Orezi Esievo. The MSMSEs are regarded as the greatest…

ASABA AIRPORT CONCESSIONING: Interrogating The Facts (VIEWPOINT)

By Hessington Okolo Yesterday the news hit that the Delta State Government led by HE Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa had seen fit to concession the Asaba International Airport to a consortium FIDC Mendes Consortium operating under the name Asaba Airport Company Limited. Immediately the news hit the airwaves certain person’s mainly from the opposition party went up in arms against the concession. Now it is the right of citizens especially the opposition party to critique government policies and where necessary show their displeasure with any such government policies believed not…

Delta State Created Universities; New Dawn Or Growth Only In Theory? (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi From  the moment precisely on Tuesday January 26th, 2021, when Governor Okowa via an executive bill forwarded to the State House of Assembly, announced his policy decision, to upgrade three institutions in the state to Universities status, namely; Agbor College of Education, Agbor to Delta State University of Education, Agbor; Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro and Delta State University, Anwai Campus to Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai-Asaba, the decision has enjoyed baskets of conflicting commentaries. Save…

Airport Concession: Catalyst for Job Creation, Economic Boost – SSG

ASABA/Nigeria: The Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, has said that concessioning of Asaba International Airport would create more jobs for Deltans and stimulate export of agricultural produce and other items. He said that the step would also engender huge economic activities within the State and its neighbours. Ebie made this known while speaking on “News Across the Nation”, on Channels Television on Wednesday. According to him, the other aspects of development expected from the consession is in the area of other facilities such as movement of…

Jubilation In Obiaruku As Local Vigilante Group Apprehends Kidnappers

By Uche Okei OBIARUKU/Nigeria: Residents in Obiaruku, the administrative headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, have since Tuesday, February 23, 2021, taken to the streets to celebrate the arrest by the local vigilante group of some notorious kidnappers who have been terrorising the people, particularly farmers in the area. The arrest, which some have described as miraculous, happened on the 22nd of February as one of the kidnappers, who simply identified himself as Chidi,   an indigene of Obiaruku, reported himself to the Onotu-Ukwu General (the most senior…

Ukah Commends Okowa’s Strides in Education Sector

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has applauded the Okowa Administration’s role in driving the education sector to enviable heights in the state. Mr. Ukah, who gave the commendation in Asaba during the opening ceremony of a one-day training programme, organised by the ministry for critical stakeholders in the education sector on Curriculum Leadership and Implementation Strategies, identified right and creative education to children as essential ingredients towards enhancing their learning capacity. The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, who recalled that in December 2020,…

Eze Hails Ugboma’s Philanthropy As He Volunteers To Fund Mannah’s Burial

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The classical assertion of John C. Maxwell, that ‘leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts but about one life influencing another’ has been confirmed to be evidentially true to the natural trait and character of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Prof. Henry Ugboma. Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, made the avouchment in a statement made available to media houses…

Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Denies Invitation by EFCC

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has denied been invited by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC on allegation of fraud or any financial dealings. The speaker react to the recent publication by some online news mediums, said there was never a time such invitation was extended to him and the Clerk of the House over the purchase of cars or members of the House. The Speaker, stated this on Tuesday February 23, 2021, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary,…