DELTA STATE NEXT GOVERNOR: Is It A Case Of Early To Bed And Early To Rise? (VIEWPOINT)

By Richardson Ogwezzy In the democratic setting, aspiring for elective political positions is always a common phenomenon and it is normal. But it is incontrovertible that everything has its own times and season. As such, even if aspiring for elective political positions is the legitimate right of an individual, it should be done with a high sense of decorum, which encapsulates doing so within the appropriate time frame for such. The propriety of time further deepens the respect for laid down principles and procedures for such exercise. The view that…

Expediency Of Bending The Arc Of History Towards Brotherliness (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor It is no longer news that Nigeria is at war with herself as a huge gamut of the youth population has in the recent times been overwhelmed by the spirit and culture of war. Hardly will one open the pages of any given newspaper, listen to radio or TV or even surf through the internet, without reading or hearing about destruction in the form of gruesome murder and arson that were in most cases fueled by the need for secession or invasion of gunmen in other people’s…

RECONSTITUTION OF NDDC BOARD: Beyond the Theatrics – Group

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A nongovernmental and advocacy group which goes by the name Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative has thrown its weight behind the recent call for the reconstitution of the substantive board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by stakeholders in the region, saying “is highly commendable.” The NGO in a statement signed and circulated to journalists by its Founder/President, Chief Obiaruko Ndukwe said, “We at Citizens’ Quest for Truth Initiative align ourselves to this clarion call. We are, however, averse to the 7-day ultimatum issued to President Muhammadu…

Slippers Weaver Wins May Day “Help A Hardworker” Competition

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A  young entrepreneur and trader, specializing in the intricate art of the beading of slippers, Miss Esther Kiri, has emerged as the May winner for the Princewills Trust “Help the Hard Worker” award for 2021. The monthly competition which is organized by the team of Princewills Trust and sponsored by the same organization, announced Miss. Esther Kiri, after a well contested competition where she beat both runners up, Chikezie Joseph and Joy Valentine, to win the N100,000 cash prize. A statement from Princewills Trust quoted Mina Omunguye, a…

DAME OKOWA @ 60: NURTW Chair Lauds Her Philanthropy

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Delta State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transportation Workers (NURTW), Comrade Dennis Araro, has lauded the wife of  the state Governor, Dame Edith Okowa,  for her generic philanthropy and care for the less privileged. Araro gave the commendation in a brief chat with newsmen in Agbor, the administrative headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. The labour leader said that Dame Okowa’s care for the less privileged had stood her out as an outstanding humanist, God fearing woman and mother, adding that the…

Dame Okowa Celebrates Birthday With Inmates In Delta Correctional Facilities

AGBOR/Nigeria: It was a happy mood Sunday, May 30, 2021, as Her Excellency, the wife of the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dame Edith Okowa who turned 60 years Tuesday, June 1, 2021 celebrated with the Agbor Custodial Centre, extending alms to the inmates. Her Excellency donated over 100 mattresses to Agbor Custodial centre, while in her usual manner, she had a feast with the Inmates. In preparation of the event and a near custom with Her Excellency’s birthday celebrations before now, the Local Government Chairmen, where the Correctional facilities…

ASABA DECLARATION: Okowa Dare FG, Critics Says no apologies on open grazing, Restructuring and Call for State Police

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has berated critics of southern governors on the ban of opening grazing of cattle and the call for national dialogue to restructure Nigeria. These were part of the decisions taken when he hosted his 16 colleagues on 11 May, 2021 in Asaba where they also called for state police and devolution of powers from the Federal Government to the States. “We owe no apologies, because we spoke the truth and we thought that the truth we spoke was in the best interest of…