LEKKI TOLLGATE: Lagos Government, Police Warns Against Planned Protest

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Lagos State Government and the State Police Command on Thursday warned against the planned protest tagged #OccupyLagosLekkiTollGate. The state government gave the warning during a joint press conference held at Ikeja by the Commissioner for Justice/Attorney General of Lagos, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu. The Commissioner of Police issued a stern warning to various groups planning to embark on protests at the Lekki Toll Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 13, advising them to shelve the plan.…

Facilities in Kwale, Ughelli, Oleh, and Other Hospitals in Delta Approved for Upgrade

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government in an Executive Council Meeting, presided over by the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, had approved the comprehensive upgrade of facilities in Central Hospitals in Kwale, Ughelli, Oleh, Agbor, Warri and Sapele This was made known in a press briefing by the State commissioner of Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu after the Council meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the Government House, Asaba. He disclosed that approval was also given for Delta Cares Programme, a partnership programme with the World Bank, to resuscitate small and…

Uzum Condemns Assassination Of Anti-Cult Volunteer Commander, Awards Scholarship To Son

KWALE/Nigeria: The Director General of the Delta State Orientation Bureau, Eugene Azuka Uzum Esq, has consoled the family of the assassinated President of the Delta State Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps, Mr. Austin Emu (aka 007). Uzum gave the consolation in Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, when he led the sensitisation team of the bureau on drug abuse and cultism to condole the family of the assassinated Emu. The orientation boss maintained that the killing of Emu was so painful, considering his selfless battle to stem…

DPO Blames Societal Vices, Failure on Parents

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Divisional Police Officer of Agbor Police Headquarters, CSP Rex Enweliku, has attributed the decay in the society to lapses on the part of some parents. Mr Enweliku made the assertion when members of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ika South Chapter led by Comrade Christian Izegede paid him a courtesy call at his office in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area. He noted that most parents have failed in their roles as moulders of characters. “Some will venture into criminality and use their parents’ names to register…

Reps Minority Caucus Mourns Hon. Prestige, Consoles Family

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority caucus in the House of Representatives mourns over the death of one of its members, Hon. Ossy Chinedu Prestige (Aba North/South), describing his death as saddening. The caucus, in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, described the late Hon. Prestige as a brilliant and exceptionally committed legislator, who remained dedicated in service towards the unity and development of our dear fatherland. According to the caucus, “Hon. Prestige gave his best in representing his people at the National Assembly. He…

FG Offers Automatic Employment to 110 Ex-Corps Members

ABUJA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari has offered automatic employment to 110 former corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to the doctoral level in any university in Nigeria. The president, who made this known at the virtual 2018 to 2019 President’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) honours award ceremony held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, on Thursday, also announced cash rewards for the ex- corps members. He directed the relevant government agencies to ensure timely implementation of all the incentives…

LEKKI TOLL GATE: FG Vows To Deal With Planned #Endsars Protest

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal Government on Thursday, February 11, 2021 warned those planning a fresh #EndSARS protest at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos on Saturday to desist. It said it would not allow any further resort to violence in the name of #EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, handed down the warning at a press conference in Abuja. While admitting that peaceful protests are the constitutional rights of Nigerians, the minister said violent protests are not. He said the chances that any peaceful protest would be hijacked…

ATYAP President Commends Kaduna Govt, Security Forces For Preventing Attack On Gora Gan

KADUNA/Nigeria: The Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) has commended the Kaduna State Government and security agencies for heeding to an intelligence report and chasing away bandits who planned to attack Gora Gan community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area. This was expressed in a statement signed by  President of ACDA, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, made available to newsmen on Thursday February 11, 2021. “The proactiveness  of our able Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai-led government was able to prevent bloodshed by deploying security personnel to our forests and surrounding bushes around Gora…

Delta Community Cries Out As Cholera Hits The Population, Killing 2

BOMADI/Nigeria: The People of Ogbein-Ama Community in Bomadi Local Government Area of delta State, has call for the attention of the state government to come to their aide as the people of the community had been hit by cholera. Secretary-General Ogbein-ama Federated Community Commrade Joseph Navy, made the call He made this call during the death of one Mr Moloria Otiki, as a result of eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. He said the relevant authourity should come to their help as disease has…

NNU PRESIDENCY: Why The Cap Fits A Pan-Ndokwa Nationalist (VIEWPOINT)

By Chukwuma Onyewonsa With a weird placid mien, suave, polished coupled with an intimidating aura of excellent disposition and large heart; he is not given to plenty talks because the little he says, he stands by it to the letter. Born and bred in the serene environment of the fauna and clement atmospheric condition of Ezionum in the Akashiede clan of our today Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State, General Mike Ndubishi, is proudly an Ukwani man with a difference. He is maternally from Afor in Ndokwa East Local…