SUPPLY OF SCHOOL FURNITURE: Oghoro Warns Contractors Against Shoddy Jobs

ASABA/Nigeria: Contractors for the supply of School Furniture in Public Primary and Secondary Schools in the three Senatorial Districts if Delta State, have been advised to deliver the supply in line with the laid down specifications. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Augustine Ede Oghoro, gave the advice in his office in Asaba during stakeholders meeting he held with the successful bidders/ contractors including the representative of Setal Consolidated Entr,  Engr. Ken Okojie , Vera Omonigho representing Tamarakpo Salmon Entr and the representation of Urban Grise…

Okowa Congratulates Douye Diri At 62

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor of Delta, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated his Bayelsa counterpart, Senator Douye Diri, as he clocks 62 years. Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, lauded Diri for his tremendous contributions, through service, to the development of his state and country. According to him, since Diri came into the saddle of governance in Bayelsa, Yenagoa, the capital and other parts of the state have witnessed remarkable improvements in infrastructure and aesthetics. He commended the governor for his determination in making…

Real Empowerment is to Get Relevant Skills, Philip Ugbomah Tells Ndokwa Youths

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: The youths of Ndokwa have been admonished that they will get real empowerment, by acquiring the relevant skills through training. The admonition was given recently by Engr. Philip Chukwumah Ugbomah, the Managing Director/CEO of CPU Construction LLT Nigeria Limited, Chairman of CPU Foundation, and Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Project Monitoring, during a one-day workshop organised by an Ndokwa Youth body, the Ikolobie Ndokwa, held in Obiaruku. Engr. Philip Ugbomah who was one of the Guest Speakers, stated that for any youth to be assisted,…

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Okowa Advocates Devolution Of Powers To States, Councils

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday advocated for devolution of powers to states and local governments to stop overburdening the Federal Government with many responsibilities. Okowa made the call when he received on a courtesy visit, House of Representatives Sub-Committee on review of the 1999 Constitution led by Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Wase, at Government House, Asaba. According to him, the Federal Government is overburdened with many responsibilities in the exclusive list, making it encumbered and inefficient. He stated that states and local…

NYSC Scheme Is Still Very Relevant To Nigeria, Says Okowa’s Aide

OKPANAM/Nigeria: The Special Assistant, Media, to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Comrade Fidelis Egugbo has stated the importance of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) to the unity of Nigeria. Egugbo spoke on Thursday when he joined the staff and students of Maris Secondary School, Amachai-Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State to celebrate the birth anniversary of Miss Grace Jesse, a Corp member who is serving in the school. The Special Assistant said that more than four decades after the setting up of the NYSC scheme, it…

“Wahala Be Like Bicycle” In Journalism (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor To those that might have at one time or the other heard of the patois “Wahala be like bicycle” for the umpteenth time, they may have been wondering about the etymology of the street expression. However, as gathered by this writer, the patois is used to say “You cannot escape problem just like you cannot afford to go smoothly on bicycle without zigzag movement”. Interpreting the saying within the context of Journalism practice in Nigeria, it is not an exaggeration to say that “Wahala Be Like Bicycle”…