DELTA 2023: Ibori, Okowa and Mulade’s Leadership Hypothesis (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi The latest honour bestowed a few days ago on Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the Best Performing Governor of the Year Award in Infrastructural Development in Nigeria has finally said what has been on the minds of Deltans. Separate from  affirming the title of ‘Road Master’ Deltans code named the Governor, the award which was presented to Governor Okowa at the Event Centre, Asaba, during the opening ceremony of the 19th International Civil Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Institution which has as…

Africans And The Relative Causes Of Child Labor (OPINION)

By Adeparua Damilola I once attended an event that kept me until late at night. While going back home around 8:30, there was this young girl of about 10 or 11 years, who was running helter-skelter in order to catch up with cars so as to sell her sachet water mindless of a possible accident which may likely end her life talk less of the possibility of either being kidnapped or raped but then how many of such children must have been killed in a motor accident or actually kidnapped,…

Eze Commends Emeka Beke, Chizi Nyeomasila for Pledging to Work Together ….As The Two Pro-Amaechi Contenders For The Rivers APC Chairmanship Unite At Party Secretariat In Port Harcourt

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has commended frontline Rivers APC Chairmanship aspirants, Chizi Nyeomasila and Chief Emeka Beke, for resolving to work together for the ultimate task of preparing the party ahead of 2023 elections. The two pro-Amaechi contenders for the Rivers APC Chairmanship had a good time together at the State Party Secretariat in Port Harcourt, venue of the screening exercise for aspirants, where they warmly embraced each other and addressed the press, shortly after the screening exercise. In a statement made…

2022 BUDGET: Delta Approves N469.4 Billion

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, approved a budget size of N469.4 billion for the 2022 fiscal year. The Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Barry Pere-Gbe who disclosed this in a post Exco press briefing at Government House, Asaba, said the approval was in line with the state fiscal responsibility law. Dr. Pere-Gbe said after a thorough review of the N425 billion indicative budget size earlier proposed by his ministry, Exco had a fairer view of what the 2022 budget size…

ECOWAS Observer Mission Arrive Cape Verde Ahead Of Presidential Polls

ABUJA/Nigeria: A delegation of election observers appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) arrived Cape Verde ahead of the nation’s presidential polls. The delegation known as ECOWAS Long-Term Observers as well as other core team members, are to monitor the polls and report back to the sub-regional body. The mission which arrives Praia on Oct. 12, have already visited the Praia NOSI Data Centre, a centralised data system that provides digital solutions to Cape Verde’s government institutions, including on election data management. This is contained in a…

NAFDAC Arrests Suspect Over Fake Injection Water In Zamfara

GUSAU/Nigeria: The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has arrested one Mr Obinna Chigbo for producing fake injection water in Gusau, Zamfara. The NAFDAC Coordinator in the state, Mr Hamis Yahaya, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Gusau on Thursday. Yahaya said, “The suspect was arrested on Monday in  a one-bedroom apartment at Yarhanya of Tudunwada area in Gusau metropolis”. “The suspects was producing untreated borehole water without any form of sedimentation, filtration among others”, he said. “We confiscated eight bags of the fake…

INEC Assures Nigerians of Improved Poll As Anambra Governorship Approaches

AWKA/Nigeria: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready to conduct a near-perfect governorship election in Anambra come Nov. 6. Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, Chairman of INEC, said this at a Workshop For Journalists on Election Processes and Procedures in Awka on Thursday. Mahmood, who was represented by Mr Victor Aluko, Director of Publicity in the Commission said the Nov. 6 election would enjoy the deployment of modern technology which would make it more improved than all previous exercises. He said the entire process from registration to transmission of…

Bayelsa Ready To Join Federal Government’s School Feeding Programme

YENAGOA/Nigeria: Bayelsa government on Thursday in Yenagoa assured the Federal government of its readiness to join in the home-grown school feeding programme. The programme is designed to reduce poverty by ensuring that school pupils get nutritionally-balanced meals while studying so as to reduce hunger and improve educational outcomes. Maimuna Idris, Special Adviser, Legal, to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, stated Bayelsa’s readiness. She represented the minister at the rubbing of minds with Bayelsa’s Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, whom she visited. Idris explained…

Troops Neutralise 45 Bandits, Arrest 60 Others

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the armed forces operating in different theatres of operation in North West and North Central have eliminated 45 bandits and arrested 60 others in the last two weeks. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving update on the military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja. Onyeuko said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji dominated the operations theatre with aggressive fighting patrols and other kinetic operations with the support of intensive air operations during the…

NGO Screens Market Women, Sensitises School Girls On Breast Cancer

ILLORIN/Nigeria: Bundies Care Support Initiative, an NGO, has screened more than 100 market women and sensitised secondary school girls on breast cancer in Kwara. Mrs Funmilayo Osiegbu, the Executive Director of the initiative, disclosed this on the sidelines of the 2021 Breast Cancer Awareness Week on Thursday in Ilorin. Osiegbu said the campaign was geared towards sensitising women on the dangers of breast cancer and the need for screening and early detection of the disease. She stated that over 100 women were screened for breast cancer on a period of…