Okowa Urges NDDC to Focus on People-Oriented Projects

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday urged the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to focus on the development of the Niger Delta with the vision that was people-oriented. Okowa made the call when the Interim Administrator of the Commission, Mr Effiong Akwa and his management team visited him at Government House, Asaba. He urged the NDDC to do something that would positively impact the people, saying “for the sake of sustainability, everything we do must be sustainable because I have seen roads done under emergency projects that…

Elumelu, Others Hail Party for Lifting Suspension on Reps Members

ABUJA/Nigeria: Minority leader of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, as well as other principal minority officers of the PDP in the House, have expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for lifting the suspension imposed on them, following the conflict that attended the emergence of Minority officers in the Seventh session of the House of Representatives, last year. Their expression of gratitude was contained in a Press Statement, signed by Hon. Elumelu himself and made available to the press on Thursday, February 18,…

NSIP: Be Diligent In Your Responsibilities, FG Charges Independent Monitors

ASABA/Nigeria: The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has, charged the 83 Independent Monitors of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Delta State to carry out their responsibilities with utmost diligence and sincerity. Hajiya Farouk gave the charge on Thursday while declaring open, the training/onboarding of the Independent Monitors for the NSIP at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba. The Minister who was represented by Mrs. Memunat Idris, said the Independent Monitors were expected to carry out their tasks with a sense…

Reflections On Apostle’s Suleman’s 3 Private Jets And The Masses’ Stolen Indomie (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor The traditional news media and the social internet sites like Facebook, Twitter and several online portals have been abuzz since the last few days, after the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, says he bought his third jet during the raging COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed the country into economic quagmire. Unfortunately, his testimony could not have being considered to be provocative and insensitive to anyone if he had not said that he was praying for the pandemic not to end because he…

PDP Lifts Suspension on Elumelu, Toby Okechukwu, Others

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lifted the suspension placed on seven of its members in the House of Representatives. The members are Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Hon. Wole Oke, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon. Anayo Edwin, Hon. Gideon Gwani, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and Hon. Adekoya Addul-majid. The lifting of the suspension was disclosed in a Statement on Thursday 18th February, 2021 by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan. The Statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP noted that the lifting of the suspension…

Herdsman’s Liberty To Swing His Fist Ends Where Farmer’s Nose Begins (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor It is not an exaggeration to say that not few Nigerians were flabbergasted penultimate week ago when a Fulani group that calls itself the Fulani Nationality Movement, (FUNAM) unarguably stoked ethnic nationalism in Nigeria with its claims of Fulani ownership of the country and giving notice of planned conquest of the entire territory. It would be recalled that in 2018 that the same FUNAM made a similar provocative statement on the trail of Benue massacre by herdsmen. The foregoing sentiment is not exclusive to FUNAM as the…

Delta Commissioner for ICT Wows Applicants With Starter Packs State Innovation Hub Free ICT Training ….Registration to End 1st March, 2021

By Akpovoke Otiti ASABA/Nigeria: The Honourable Commissioner for Science and Technology, Engr. Mathew Tsekiri has inspected the Information & Communication Technology, ICT innovation hub along Okpanam Road, Asaba, billed for the training of youths in Delta state. Speaking shortly after the inspection, the Commissioner said the centre was part of government’s effort to create job opportunities for youths to be self-reliant and improve the socio-economic development of the State through ICT. According to him, the centre will immediately commence Four Months free training exercise of 630 youths to become employers…

Bills For Upgrade of 3 Schools to University Statue Pass Second Readings

ASABA/Nigeria: Bills for the upgrade of three higher institutions in Delta State to university status have passed second readings on the floor of the State House of Assembly. The motions for the second reading of the three education bills were moved by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Kenneth Oboro Preyor who also led debates on their merits. The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over the plenary, said the proposed institutions would create more frontiers for the advancement of the education sector in Delta State. The three bills were…

LENT: Reps Minority Caucus Urges Prayers, Self-Sacrifice

ABUJA/Nigeria: As Christians all over the world commence the observance of the 40 days Lenten season, the Minority caucus in the House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to use the period to pray for peace and unity of the  nation The lawmakers, in a statement by the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP Delta), on Wednesday, noted that the 40 days of prayers, fasting and abstinence must lead to inward renewing, self-discipline and faithfulness as contained in the teachings of Lent. Elumelu tasked Nigerians, especially leaders, not to be carried…

DELTA SCHOOLS UPGRADE: Mulade Faults DTHA Over Time Frame for Public Hearing On Proposed Universities

WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly, had been faulted on the time frame for the Public Hearing by the House Committee on Education, saying the notice is too short for proper preparation by interested individuals and Deltans. This was the opinion of a Delta born human and environmental rights activist and Ijaw leader, Chief Mulade Sheriff, saying its a hurried move to hold public hearing on bills to upgrade and establish three new universities in Delta State. Mulade in a statement made available to news men in Warri noted…