Nigeria Cares Programme Takes Off In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government (DTSG) has fully keyed into the Federal Government and World Bank economic interventionist programme, tagged the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) programme. This was evident in the setting up and inauguration of the Delta State CARES Steering Committee by His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of the state. The 9-member committee, which was charged with the responsibility of providing oversight and policy guidelines for the effective implementation of the programme in the state was to be presided over by the Commissioner…

Tributes Pour As Bunny Wailer Goes Home To Meet Bob Marley And Peter Tosh (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor In 2016, after spending 90 minutes on stage before an excited full-house at Boston’s Paradise nightclub, where he was reported to have ably dusted off old classics and new songs, and admirably seen by most of his fans dressed all in white, with his gray dreads swirling on his head like the top of a soft-serve ice cream cone, he ostensibly felt the absence of his musical partners, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, and said, “Peter gone, Bob gone. You da only one dere”. With his mournful…

Delta Deputy Gov Otuaro Wants Expedite Action On Passage Of PIB

ASABA/Nigeria: The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has called on the National Assembly (NASS) to expedite action on the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill to alleviate the sufferings of oil producing communities. Otuaro made this appeal while receiving members of the National Assembly Joint Committee on the Petroleum Industrial Bill  (PIB) at Warri in Warri South West Local Government Area of the state. Otuaro expressed sadness that the environment of the oil bearing communities and their only means of livelihood in the Niger Delta have…

Delta Community in Bomadi LGA Ask Govt to Stop Salary of Some Health Workers …. List Names of Affected Workers

BOMADI/Nigeria: The people of Ogbein-Ama Federated Community in Bomadi LGA has asked Delta State Government to immediately suspend the payment of health workers transferred to their community. They made the call after the Community Executives had a round table meeting on 28 Feb, 2021 to invite all health workers but none of them was able to show up. The call to suspend their payment become necessary when we discovered that the names listed above had been transferred to our community for the past Four to five years but none of…

Enudi Admonishes Slanderers, as He Explains His Role in the Now Resolved Emonu-Orogun Leadership Tussle

By Emeka Nwokocha WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State Director of the Conference for the Actualisation of Human Rights (CAHR), Comrade Monday Enudi, has condemned in strong terms, attempts by some persons to smear his reputation by alleging that his intervention in a lingering leadership tussle in Emonu-Orogun (the tussle has been resolved currently) to forestall imminent crisis, was intended to facilitate the reinstatement of the ousted President-General of the community, Hon. Henry Itedjere, for which he (Enudi) would be compensated with a juicy appointment in the community. Comrade Enudi, while speaking…

“Help the Smart Worker Contest”: Mrs. Chidinma wins the February Edition

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Mrs. Chidinma Hope Nwankwo has emerged as the winner of the February 2021 edition of the “Help the smart worker” monthly competition organized by a political pressure group, Princewill’s Political Associates for entrepreneurs, youths and Rivers residents who are engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State. Mrs. Chidinma, whose Business Proposal on getting a suitable shop for staple food business was selected as the most viable by the panel of judges is a graduate of Economics from the University of Port…

Addressing The Paradox Of Depending On The North For Food (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that since the leaderships of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) literarily began to flex their muscles on how to ostracize Nigerians of Southern extraction from consuming agro foods grown in the Northern part of the country that not few Nigerians have become jittery of the consequences of such action, particularly when well implemented and coordinated by both associations. It is paradoxically sad to say in…