Delta Ministry of Information Organises Capacity Training For Information Officers

ASABA/Nigeria: A three-day capacity training workshop to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of Information Officers in the discharge of their duties in information gathering and dissemination, particularly on the policy thrust and programmes of the state government, has commenced in Asaba, the state capital. While declaring the workshop open in the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Information, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, appreciated the initiators of the training workshop in the ministry, saying that it would help to strengthen the bridge between the state government and the…

Nigeria after Successful Run at World’s Top Film Festivals …Acclaimed Nigerian film to premiere in Lagos on Sunday April 18

LAGOS/Nigeria:  GDN Studios, part of The Guardian Group, has announced the premiere and cinema release of its debut film Eyimofe (This is My Desire), following an extensive tour of the global film festival circuit. The movie will have its Nigerian premiere on Sunday, April 18, just days before opening in cinemas on Friday, April 23. Eyimofe has been praised by international audiences, festival directors, critics and industry media as an outstanding effort by Arie and Chuko Esiri, brothers and co-directors of their first feature film. The movie takes an unflinching…

Reps Minority Caucus Demands Review of $1.5 bn For Port Harcourt Refinery Rehabilitation

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives, after thorough evaluation has rejected the $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery, describing the figure as outrageous and heavily inflated. While demanding an immediate review of the cost, the caucus submitted that a critical cost analysis indicated “a huge scam and a ploy by unscrupulous elements to hide under the guise of rehabilitation of the refinery to siphon public funds” adding that the project can be transparently executed at an amount, far less than the approved over-bloated…

Former President of Aniocha North Grassroots Mobilizer, Tobechukwu Ukwamedua Appointed into Delta State Govt. As SSA

By Patrick Ochei Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has appointed the immediate past Vice Chairman of Aniocha North Council and grassroots mobilizer of delight, Hon. Tobechukwu Ukwamedua as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters. The appointment has come in recognition of Ukwamedua’s visibility in the politics of Aniocha North, Delta State and beyond. Meanwhile, as soon as the news of the former Vice Chairman’s appointment was brokered, his followers and supporters immediately besieged his Guest House in Issele-Azagba, dancing and rejoicing. It is said…

Umutu in Pensive Mood as Late Mr Austin Ojo Onwubolu is Laid to Rest

UMUTU/Nigeria: Death is inevitable, but no matter the age it comes, the people feels grief, No Wonder the people of Umutu community in Ukwuani local government Area especially the immediate family members were in deep pains as the remains of Late Mr Austin Ojo Onwubolu the President of Umutu Development Union (UDU) Benin city was buried in his home town. Mr Austin Ojo Onwubolu was born in 1961 to Pa Ojo Onwubolu of Umuonya family in Umutu where he attended C M S. Primary school (now known as Igili primary school)…

Ikpeazu Commends Okowa For Education Investment

OWA-OYIBU/Nigeria: Abia Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has commended his Delta counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for investing huge resources to develop human capital through formal education and entrepreneurial skills. Ikpeazu made the commendation while inaugurating Teachers Professional Development Centre (TPDC), Owa-Oyibu, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta. He said that the monumental investment in developing young people was already putting Delta ahead of other states in the country. He stated that the Delta Governor had done quite well in the deployment of resources to execute various people-oriented projects, adding…

We Will Provide Opportunities For Youths To Be Wealth Creators- Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and wealth creators. Okowa disclosed this at the graduation and starter-pack presentation to 776 beneficiaries of the state government’s Rural Youth Skills Acquisition (RYSA) programme in Asaba He said that the state government had various skills acquisition programmes aimed at grooming an army of entrepreneurs. He listed some of the programmes as Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP), Women Empowerment and…

Okowa Mourns Ex-Commissioner, Omatsola Williams

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed sadness at the passing of Mrs Omatsola Williams. Williams, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Community Development in Okowa’s first term, reportedly died on Sunday night in Benin City, Edo, after a brief illness. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor commiserated with the people of Warri North Local Government Area and the Itsekiri nation, on the demise of the renowned politician and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta. According…

Okowa Keeps Educational Development On Course In Delta State As New Schools Are Inaugurated (FEATURE)

By Magnus Emuji In the face of the prevailing trends where competitiveness has occupied the front burner for the advancement of the mankind, effective driving of the education system by relevant authorities concerned appears to play critical role in the realisation of this noble course. There is no gain saying the fact that education is the bedrock of any meaningful development and often times access to qualitative education by the citizenry provides avalanche of opportunities needed by every individual to add values to their lives and that of the society…

Maris Lecture: Elekeokwuri, A Financial Expert As A Lawmaker

ASABA/Nigeria: Hon. Anthony Elekeokwuri, is the member representing Ika North-East Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, he will be among those to discuss the topic, “Effective Tax Administration for the Delivery of Democratic Dividends” at the 2021 edition of Maris Annual Public Service Lecture series holding at the Government House Asaba, the state capital. According to Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, Secretary, Maris Trust Council, Elekeokwuri would be discussing the topic with Mr Peter Mrakpor (SAN), the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Delta State; the…