DELTA COMMUNAL CRISES: Rep Member Calls For Peace, Says Fight Was Needless

ABUJA/Nigeria: Member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu Federal Constituency in the House or Representatives, Rt Rev Hon Francis Ejiroghene Waive, has called the warring factions in the Okwagbe/Owhawha communal conflicts to embrace pace. The lawmaker who stated this a press statement he personally signed, decried frequent communal crises in the area, expressed sadness over the killing of one another by people of common heritage, whose forefathers lived together for hundreds of years without any war amongst them. Waive appealed to the community leaders and youth to shelter their sword,…

Delta Disowns Purported Online Recruitment Into State Service

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has disowned the purported online advert placement for recruitment into the Delta State Civil Service is currently being circulated, saying the online publication is not from the Delta State Civil Service Commission. A statement signed by the Director of Information, Mrs Theresa Oliko, said that the Delta State Civil Service Commission had no approval from the state governor to carry out any recruitment exercise, and it had not placed any advert for recruitment, neither did it authorized anybody to do so. The statement made it clear…

Absence Of EFCC Counsel, Diezani Alison-Madueke Stalls Ex-Petroleum Minister’s Trial

ABUJA/Nigeria: The absence of counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in court on Wednesday stalled the money laundering trial. The Federal High Court, Abuja had fixed today, Nov. 3, for the EFCC to give a report on its effort at extraditing Alison-Madueke to the country to stand her trial, and for possible mention of the case. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was the presiding judge in the matter, the case was reassigned to Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, following the transfer of…

Expert Advises Couples To Plan Pregnancies

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: A Benin-based pediatrician, Dr Victoria Osamuyi, has advised couples to go for family planning to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Osamuyi gave the advice in an interview on Wednesday in Benin. Family planning allows people to attain their desired number of children, and to determine the spacing of pregnancies. It is achieved through the use of contraceptive methods and the treatment of infertility. According to her, every couple or individual is at liberty to choose the number of children they want to have and the freedom to decide the timing and…

Okowa Condoles Bala Mohammed Over Mother-In-Law’s Death

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent condolences to his Bauchi State counterpart, Alhaji Bala Mohammed and wife, Aisha, on the death of his mother in-law, Hajiya Fatimah Usman. Hajiya Usman reportedly died on Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, at 75. Condoling with Mohammed, the government and people of Bauchi state, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba. Okowa urged the governor and his wife, Aisha, to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a…

JAMB Remits N3.51bn As 2021 Operating Surplus

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has remitted N3.51 billion to the national treasury as part of its 2021 operating surplus. The board disclosed this in a statement by its spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Wednesday. Benjamin said the 2021 remittance was in line with Prof. Is-haq Oloyede’s avowed commitment to prudent management of public resources. According to him, commitment to probity coupled with the adoption of international best practices make for cost-effective operational processes and attendant savings to yield those humongous remittances to…

Okowa Congratulates Sultan Of Sokoto On 15th Anniversary

OKOWA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, as he marks his 15th year on the throne and as the leader of Muslim Ummah and Chairman, Sokoto State Council of Traditional Rulers. Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, on Wednesday, described the Sultan as a patriotic monarch and leader committed to promoting peace, unity and religious harmony in the country. He said that Nigerians remained grateful to the Sultan, who is also the President-General…

Clearing Agent Arraigned For Alleged N1.85m Theft

YABA/Nigeria: The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 50-year-old clearing agent, Dotun Shonekan, before a Yaba magistrates` court over alleged theft of N1.85million payment for clearing of a vehicle from Apapa port. The defendant, a resident of Ikotun area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The police prosecutor, Insp. Patrick Ebri, told the court that the defendant committed the offences at 11.45p.m. on Feb. 10, at No. 9, Crystal estate, Ilupeju area of palm grove, Lagos. He said…

FG Unveils Investment Opportunities At Expo 2020 Dubai- NIPC

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) says it is working with relevant agencies under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to organise Nigeria’s participation at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. The Acting Executive Secretary of NIPC, Mr Emeka Offor, told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, that the expo would attract countries, multilateral organisations and businesses to foster creativity, innovation and solutions to universal problems. According to Offor, over 25 million visitors from 192 countries are expected to participate at the expo scheduled from Oct.…

NHRC Boss Says Journalists Deserve Cooperation, Not Attacks

ABUJA/Nigeria: Tony Ojukwu, Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for cooperation and support for journalists in performance of their constitutional duties. Ojukwu made this call in Abuja in commemoration of the 2021 International Day to End Impunity for Crime Against Journalists (IDEICJ). He reiterated the need to show maximum respect, cooperation and support to journalists in the course of their constitutional responsibility of holding the government accountable to the people and informing and educating the public. “Journalism has remained the oxygen of democracy. They should not be…