Ochor Visit, Condoles with Sam Obi Family

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, has condole with the Family of Late Prince Sam Obi. The Deputy Speaker, in company of member representing Ndokwa West Constituency, in the State House of Assembly, Hon Charles Emetulu He was at the family home in Agbor, Ika North East Local Government Area, Tuesday, April 06, 2021. He stated that the Late Sam Obi was a gentleman, will be missed by many, do to his humane and fatherly nature. The Deputy Speaker stated that he…

Police Thwart Kidnap Attempt along Warri-Sapele Road, Rescue Six

WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State police command says it has rescued six passengers kidnapped along Warri-Sapele road by armed men. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright says the rescue mission was made possible due to the combined efforts of the police and army personnel, making the kidnappers to abandon the victims in the bush. It explains that the driver of the Toyota bus conveying the passengers was fatally shot, while a wounded victim died at the hospital after the rescue operation. The police stated expended shells…

Don’t Gag Subordinates, Okowa Charges New Permanent Secretaries

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has advised permanent secretaries in the state not to gag subordinates and hinder free flow of ideas that will ensure proper coordination and growth of the civil service. Okowa gave the charge on Tuesday while swearing in 12 new permanent secretaries and Auditor-General, Local Government, at Government House, Asaba. He stated that the best public officer was the one who received advice from his subordinates and put them to good use. He warned permanent secretaries against bullying their directors and other lower grade…

Ika Unveils First Achievers in A 245 Page Book

BOJI-BOJI/Nigeria: It was a reunion and home coming for a good number of illustrious sons and daughters of Ika ethnic nationality in Delta State as they converged at Palm Event Centre, Boji Boji Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area, to witness the unveiling of the Ika First Achievers and Events Book, authored by a US based son of the nation, Chief Ika Etumuse and co-authored by Solomon Omojie. Speakers at the event which had in attendance traditional, community and religious leaders, politicians, academicians, business moguls and entertainers amongst others,…

Covid-19 Misinformation: Facebook Launches A New Campaign in Partnership with the WHO Across Africa

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa:  Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Facebook has been working to connect people to accurate information and reduce misinformation on its platforms. Last month it announced the biggest worldwide campaign to promote authoritative information about Covid-19 vaccines – working to remove false vaccine claims, reduce distribution of inaccurate health information, and inform people about effective vaccine delivery. Today, across a number of African countries, Facebook is launching a new campaign in partnership with the WHO called ‘Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation’. The campaign will roll out to people in English and…

SUPREME COURT RULING: Davies, Others Hail Eze’s Contributions ……Says He is a Hero of Struggle

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: As leaders and members of the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinked glasses over the Supreme Court verdict which fumigated the party against all species of predators, including vultures and jackals, piercing and sucking insects and pests which preyed on the party for the past six (6) years, it was rains of warm encomiums and enthusiastic praises on a worthy party Chief; the erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and foundation member of APC, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,…

Delta, Desert Warrior Collaborate to Fight Desertification

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government says it has joined a tree planting campaign in collaboration with a non-governmental organization, Fight against Desert Encroachment, FADE. The Director General of the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency Mrs. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, and the State Commissioner for Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor, made this known in Asaba, while participating as Guest Planters, at the Mandela Wildlife and Resort in the state capital. 83 year old Dr. Newton Jibunor who organizes the tree planting event noted he had undergone three expeditions across the Sahara Desert, saying long…

Making the Easter Celebration in Nigeria Rewarding (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi On Sunday April 4, 2021, Christians in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the globe to mark/celebrate the great feast of Easter.  Also called Paschal or Resurrection Sunday, the feast of Easter as we know is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. In reality, each time Nigerians celebrate this great feast, it’s not only a…

Delta Govt To Reconstruct Oyede Internal Roads

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday announced that his administration would reconstruct internal roads in Oyede community in Isoko North Local Government Area. Okowa made this known at the resumed ward-to-ward campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of Saturday House of Assembly by-election for Isoko North constituency. He said that the state government would also award contract for the perimeter fencing of Oyede Boys’ Primary School. “By the special grace of God, we will add to existing infrastructure in this Ward. “Everybody should work together…