Okowa Congratulates Dein Of Agbor At 44

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor of Delta, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Dein of Agbor, Benjamin Ikenchukwu, Keagborekuzi 1, on his 44th birthday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Tuesday, in Asaba, Okowa extolled the sterling qualities of the revered traditional ruler, describing him as one of the most exposed and influential kings in the country. He commended the monarch for the peaceful and investor-friendly environment which he inspired since he ascended the ancient throne of his forefathers. According to the governor, Dein Keagborekuzi’s reign has…

Delta Deputy Speaker, Ochor Morns Late Member

ASABA/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker, Delta state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ochor Christopher Ochor, has condoled with the family of late member, Hon Kenneth Ogba, and the people of Isoko South Constituency 1, on his untimely death, which occurred on Sunday, June 27,2021 in Oleh. In a Press Statement, by his Press Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli, Hon Ochor Ochor said the death of Kenneth Ogba was shocking, and devastating. He described the late member as one who is always jovial, friendly and a vibrant member of the 7th Assembly, whom…

AfCFTA: Gov Says Delta Ready To Collaborate With FG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday assured that his administration would partner the Federal Government towards domesticating the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. He gave the assurance in a meeting with a Federal Government Trade delegation led by the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo, in Asaba. He urged the Federal Government to quickly address the issues of high cost of fund and poor power supply in the country. He pointed out that there were bottlenecks associated with export trading and urged…

Okowa Mourns Delta Lawmaker, Kenneth Ogba

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden demise of a member of the state’s House of Assembly, Mr Kenneth Ogba. The lawmaker, who was representing Isoko South Constituency I, reportedly slumped and died on Sunday in his home in Oleh. He was elected into the House of Assembly in 2019. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa described the deceased as a committed, hardworking, patriotic and selfless lawmaker who served the state and his constituents…

Suspected Herdsmen Allegedly Abducts Two in Delta

SAPELE/Nigeria: Suspected herdsmen have allegedly kidnapped two women in the wee hours of in Sapele, Delta State on Sunday 27th June, 2021. The incident took place at NDDC Road in Sapele as the herdsmen, who were holding guns and sticks, were said to be speaking Fulani language. It was gathered that the women were helping a family friend prepare food for her baby dedication party when they were kidnapped. The men that were present managed to escape but the women were not that lucky as they were marched into the…

DTHA Speaker Mourns Isoko South I Member, Kenneth Ogba

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has expressed shock over the demise of the member representing Isoko South 1 Constituency in the house, Kenneth Ogba, describing the death as sudden. The lawmaker reportedly slumped and died, yesterday, Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the speaker said the death of the lawmaker was one too many, saying that the news of his demise came to him as a rude shock.…

Delta Spends N1.3bn Monthly On Pensions- Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the state government spent N1.3 billion monthly in servicing pension obligations to its retirees. Okowa made this known while swearing in nine special advisers and chairman, Bureau of State Pensions, at the Government House, Asaba, on Monday June 28, 2021. The governor said that the state was facing lots of challenges as a result of pressure from the contributory pension scheme. He said that it was tough running the scheme but assured that unlike most states in the country, his administration…

Eze Commends The Appointment Of Dame Cookey-Gam Into FHA Board … Encourages other party stakeholders to keep faith as more appointments are coming to Rivers APC

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed delight over the appointment of Rivers-born, Dame Aleruchi Cookey-Gam, into the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Board, to deploy her wealth of experience garnered over the years in public service to the development of decent and affordable housing for Nigerians, in line with the aspiration of the APC-led federal government and the desire of the Nigerian people. In a bid to redouble his administration’s drive to achieve and set a suitable living benchmark that meets globally…

Ika Weekly Newspaper and a Catalyst for New Order (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi In the words of Ben Carson retired Director of Pediatrics Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital, and now a Washington Times Columnist   and Fox News contributor, many people use the terms wisdom and knowledge interchangeably. They are, however, quite different, and have in no way confers the other.  Knowledge is familiarity with facts. The more knowledge one has, the more things one is capable of doing, but only with wisdom is one able to discern which of the many things they are capable of doing should be pursued…

Delta’s Economy Grows By 51% In 6 years As Non-oil Sector Boosts GDP

ASABA/Nigeria: The size of Delta State’s economy has risen by 51 percent in four years with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hitting N4.471 trillion in 2019, from N2.961 trillion in 2015, with crude oil and gas playing lesser role in driving economic growth. From N1.221 trillion in 2015, representing 50.34 percent of the state’s GDP, the oil and gas sector’s component dropped to 47.11 percent in 2019 even though the actual figure increased to N2.115 trillion. The period saw a corresponding lift in the fortunes of the non-oil sector which…