Security Forces Eliminate 10 Bandits, Rescue 1 Hostage

KADUNA/Nigeria: The Kaduna State Government said security forces have killed 10 bandits and rescued one hostage in Giwa Local Government Area (LGA). The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Kaduna. Aruwan said the 10 bandits who were lurking around some flash points state met their disastrous end. “The joint security forces came in contact with the heavily armed bandits in Kwanan Bataru on the outskirts of Fatika in Giwa LGA and subsequently engaged them. “In the course…

WOLD FOOD DAY: Gov. Okowa Calls For Massive Food Production, Better Agric Policies

ASABA/Nigeria: Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called for friendly agricultural policies and massive involvement in food production to ensure food security in the country. The governor, represented by Chief Arthur Akpowhowo, Commissioner for Urban Renewal, made the call on Monday while declaring open the event to mark 2021 World Food Day in Asaba. He noted that the World Food Day celebrated on Oct. 16, was moved by the state government to Monday to allow for inclusion. Okowa said that the year’s theme, “Our Actions are Our Future: Better Production,…

Ex-Cote d’Ivoire President Gbagbo Floats New Party, Vows to Stay in Politics

ABIDJAN/ Côte d’Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire’s former President Laurent Gbagbo speaks during the second day of the meeting to launch the formation of a new political party at the Sofitel hotel in Abidjan, Oct. 17, 2021. Gnago. Former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo has vowed to continue in politics “until my death” as he launched a new party following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court and return from a decade abroad. Gbagbo, president from 2000-2011, returned to the country in June after being acquitted in 2019 by the Netherlands-based court…

University of Illorin, Graduates 180 1st Class at 36th Convocation

ILLORIN/Nigeria: Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says 180 graduating students of the university have bagged First Class honours in various disciplines. Abdulkareem made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen at the beginning of the 36th Convocation Ceremonies of the institution on Monday in Ilorin. He stated that 2,836 bagged Second Class Upper Division, while about 4,879 had Second Class Lower Division. According to him, 1,110 had Third Class and 14 made a Pass category, while 140 graduands made Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and…

EID-EL MAULUD: Minority Caucus Congratulates Nigerians, Urges National Rejuvenation

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful on this year’s Eid-el Maulud, urging all citizens to use the occasion as a springboard for a new era of peace, love, and trust in God in all spheres of life. In a statement on Tuesday by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the Caucus said that, Indeed, the Eid-el Maulud, which marks the birth of Holy Prophet Mohammed, offers humanity and particularly, “our nation, Nigeria, an exceptional…

EID-EL-MAULUD: Okowa Calls For Prayers To End Violent Crimes

ASABA/Nigeria: As Muslims in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for intensified prayers to end violent crimes in the country. The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on Monday, urged Muslims to follow the exemplary leadership of Holy Prophet Muhammad by promoting peaceful co-existence and offering prayers for the peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria. He said that Nigeria was currently plagued by insurgency…

DTSG Delegation Visits Ogume Over Burnt School, Commiserates With Family Of Deceased Student

OGUME/Nigeria: Delta State Government has decried the unfortunate incident at Ogume Grammar school, Ogume in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state where hoodlums burnt the school and in the process a female student of the school lost her life. The State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu stated this at Ogume during a fact finding mission to the community. Mrs. Ezewu, who was accompanied by the member representing Ndokwa West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Charles Emetulu , the member representing Patani,Hon. Emmanuel…

ISSELE-UKU MEDICAL MISSION: Stakeholders Commend Efforts Of IANA, AMPF; Call For Inclusive Beneficial Health Programmes In Communities

ISSELE-UKU/Nigeria: Stakeholders within and outside Issele-Uku community in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State,   have commended the efforts of Issele Association of North America (IANA) for sponsoring the three-day Medical Mission in the community with a view to helping rural dwellers tackle the challenge of inaccessibility to proper healthcare, while also appreciating the Anioma Medical Professionals Forum (AMPF) for making themselves available as channels through which the Medical outreach was carried out. Speaking to journalists during the Day Two of the Issele-Uku Medical Outreach, the National President of IANA, Mr.…

DOPF CONFAB/LECTURE: Faith Nwadishi, Annkio Brigs 3 Others to Discuss Lecture Theme

ASABA/Nigeria: Ms Faith Nwadishi, the Founder/Executive Director of Koyenum Immallah Foundation, a Non-governmental Organization based in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria that champions the cause of extractives affected communities, women and youth, will be one of the panelists to discuss the Theme of the 2021 Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF Convention and Lecture. In a Statement on Monday, October 18, 2021, by the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Deacon Chijioke Williams Ugbolue and the Secretary, Mr. Miracle Enuji, the panelists will be discussing on the theme of the Convention; …

Nigeria; Between Persuasive Leaders and Coquettish Behaviour (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi For most of our political history, concept and reality, particularly banking on the underlying understanding of a Coquette by Robert Green, the author of; The 48 Laws of Power, it will not be out of place to describe an average Nigerian as a Coquette. The reason stems from the belief that they are experts at arousing desire through a provocative appearance or an alluring attitude. Their strength lies in their ability to trap people emotionally, and to keep their victims in their clutches long after that titillation…