Delta Developing Agro-Industrial Park To Diversify Economy – Aniagwu

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on today, April 22, 2021, said it was developing a one-stop-shop Agro-Industrial Park to diversify the state’s economy beyond oil. Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this while addressing journalists after an inspection visit to the Agro-Industrial Park at Aboh-Ogwashi in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state. He stated that the project was one of the serious efforts of government geared towards diversification of the state’s economy. “You will recall that during our electioneering campaign in our first tenure, Governor Ifeanyi…

Journalist Urged To Raise Awareness of Effect of Tuberculosis, As Experts Says It’s Responsible For 50,000 Deaths In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of measures to reduce the high rate of Tuberculosis (TB) infection and deaths in the Delta State, journalists had been tasked to help raise awareness on the early identification and diagnoses of the disease and its treatment. The Programme Manager, Delta State Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (STBLCP), Dr Alexander Akpodiete, made the call at a one-day Tuberculosis Training for Media Health Reporters held in Asaba. Akpodiete revealed that TB was the number one killer disease, saying it kills more compared to COVID-19, Malaria, HIV/AIDS…

Delta NDLEA Chief Says India Hemp Tops Illicit Drugs Consumed In State

ASABA/Nigeria: Findings have revealed that the consumption of Indian Hemp has not only been on the increase but toping the rate of illicit drugs consumed in Delta State. The State Commandant, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Dennis Obiefule, gave the revelation in an interview with our correspondent in Ogwashi-Uku, headquarters of Aniocha South Local Government Area. Obiefule, while describing the trend as disturbing, attributed the increased consumption of Indian Hemp to higher demand and the cultivation of the substance in the state. According to Mr Obiefule, a total…

National Assembly Clerk Disowns Affiliations On Data Gathering Of Residents

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Clerk of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Amos Olatunde Ojo, has disowned any association or collaboration of the national assembly with organization claiming to be involved in collation, banking and processing of personal data of citizens and residents of Delta State. In a letter of disclaimer, addressed to the Office of the Secretary to the Delta State Government, dated 31st March, 2021, with Reference Number NASS/CN/20Vol.5/89, the clerk listed the organizations to include Royal Gate International Limited, Centre for Leadership Perspective, and Nigeria…

House Of Reps Announces Transition Of Warri Monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigerian House of Representatives has announced the transition of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, in a letter sent in by the Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi read by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajiabiamila on the floor during plenary Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The letter titled: ‘Notification of the demise of His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri Kingdom,’ reads: “His Majesty who ascended the throne of His Forefathers 12th December, 2015 had a short but remarkable reign which was dedicated to…

AGN President, Emeka Rollas Confirms the Endorsement of Basement Search Reality TV Show

WARRI/Nigeria: Mr. Emeka Rollas, the President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has confirmed that the body has endorsed the Basement Search Reality TV Show, saying the project when concluded will provide new stars that can take over from the big names in the industry when the time comes. According to Oasis Magazine, the AGN President, who was one of the judges at the Abuja audition, said over 300 persons showed up for the audition, adding that it was eventful. ”We closed Abuja audition at about twelve midnight. It was…

OLU OF WARRI DEATH: Palace Chiefs Visits Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: After days of public announcement by the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, that the people of Iteskiri had not informed him of the demise of the Olu, Ogiame Ikenwoli. Receiving the Olu of Warri Advisory Council, the Governor stated that the Olu was an epitome of peace who built bridges across ethnic divides in the country. He stated that the late Ogiame contributed immensely to the peace and development of not only Warri Kingdom, but the state and the country. “I want to truly condole with the whole…

Nigeria, a Paradox Called Federalism (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Going by available information at Wikipedia, the world’s information power house, Nigeria is among the roughly/about 25 countries in the world where the federal system of government is practiced today. Interestingly also, these countries when put together represent 40 percent of the world’s population. These countries includes but not limited to; namely, India, the United States of America (USA), Brazil, Germany and Mexico, among others Typically, the federal system of government tends to have so much passion for constitutional governance based on a mixed or compound mode…

Reps Minority Leader Elumelu Raises Motion For Pantami’s Removal

ABUJA/Nigeria: Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, has joined calls for the removal or resignation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. The lawmaker on Wednesday, April 21, in a motion raised at Plenary titled, “A Call To Investigate Sheik Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister Of Communication And Digital Economy’s Link To Terrorist Groups  – A Potential Threat To National Security,” said Pantami does not qualify to oversee the Ministry of Communications which controls the database of Nigerians. Highlighting Sheik Pantami’s past controversial…

Should Africans Eulogize Idris Debby Or Calumnise Him? (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor Since it was announced that Chad’s President, Idris Debby, had died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the commentaries been expressed by many analysts, political observers and politicians can best be described as mixed. It is not an exaggeration to say that since his death was announced that he has been hailed as a legend and genius by those who knew him to be a fighter and an advocate of anti-terrorism, and no doubt that’s true. But he was also decried to have led a…