Delta Information Commissioner Tasks Officers On Understanding Of issues Before Publishing

By Johnson Ebigide ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has tasked the information officers in the state Ministry of Information to always have thorough understanding of every issue before writing and publishing on it. Mr. Aniagwu gave the charge during the opening of a one-day workshop on the workings of the state website and social media platforms for public relations officers in the state, organised by the state Orientation Bureau at the Government House in Asaba, the state capital. He said that as a reservoir of knowledge…

Abubakar Lauds Okowa’s Contribution To Peace, Development In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: Former Head of State and Chairman National Peace Committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar,has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his contributions to peace and development of Delta. Abubakar gave the commendation on Thursday while addressing newsmen at Government House, Asaba, shortly after a courtesy call on the Governor. The former Head of State, who was in company with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, said that they were in Asaba en route Awka ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election in Anambra. He commended Deltans for sustaining the peace in the…

Google Invites African Start Ups To Apply For Virtual Accelerator Programme

LAGOS/Nigeria: Google has announced the commencement of applications for its three-month virtual accelerator programme for start ups in 17 African countries. The countries include: Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Mr Andy Volk, who leads Google’s developer and start up ecosystem efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa, stated this in a statement on Wednesday, in Lagos. He said that the successful early-growth stage start up applicants (from seed to Series A) would gain access to equity-free support, alongside…

NEMA Recovers 32 Dead Bodies From Ikoyi Collapsed Building

LAGOS/Nigeria: The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says it has so far recovered 32 dead bodies from the collapsed building at Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. NEMA Acting Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed this on Thursday. He added that nine injured persons had also been pulled out from the rubble as rescue operation entered its fourth day. Farinloye said the survivors included a female and eight males. He said the operation would continue to ground zero as the agency had a mandate to rescue and recover trapped…

Invest In Students Or You Are Failure – Professor Tells Teachers

LAGOS/Nigeria: Professor of Radiology, Gbolahan Awosanya, has called on teachers at all levels to develop passion for their job and invest properly in students to be part of their success stories. At his 70th birthday and retirement ceremony in Lagos, Awosanya said that any teacher who did not invest well in his or her students failed. He attributed his success to encouragement by the late former Minister of Health, Prof. Olukoye Ransome-Kuti. The professor said that his friends abandoned him for choosing radiology as a profession because they could not…

Mambilla Hydro Power Project Ready For Inauguration December – Minister

ABUJA/Nigeria: Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, on Thursday, said that the Mambilla hydro power project, located in Taraba with a 40-megawatt capacity, would be ready for inauguration in December. The minister said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Power to defend the 2022 budget proposal of his ministry. He stated that the first phase of the hydro power project would take effect in December, while the groundbreaking ceremony of the second phase would also be held immediately. The minister said that some of the…

Delta Earmarks N120m For Establishment Of New Vocational Centres

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta government says it is earmarking N120 million for the establishment of new vocational education centres across the state. The Executive Chairman of Vocational Education in the State, Mr Smart Ikem, said this during the 2022 budget defence meeting with the State House of Assembly Committee on Education on Thursday in Asaba. Ikem said that the institute was also proposing N200 million for servicing and training of staff for better service delivery. ” I wish to note that most of the instructors at the various vocational centres need training…

With Governor Douye Diri, Bayelsa State is Work in Progress (FEATURE)

By Bisi Ezekiel Since Senator Douye Diri assumed office on February 14, 2020, it is obvious that his personal resolve as an astute administrator of men and resources is to make Bayelsa State much better than he met it. He took off from where his predecessor left and he is determined to improve upon achievements of past administrations in the state. Governor Diri has not left any aspect of governance untouched as the presence of his government is been felt in every wards across the eight local government areas. Sectors…

APC Group Happy With Buhari’s Role on Clime Change

ABUJA/Nigeria: A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of the Buhari administration. Reacting to the just-concluded Climate Change Conference (COP26) through a statement signed by leaders of the group; Barr. Ismail Ahmed, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi…

Uzum Calls For Youth Inclusiveness In Nigerian Political Development

By Johnson Ebigide ASABA/Nigeria: The Director-General (DG) of the Delta State Orientation Bureau, Eugene Azuka Uzum Esq, has called for immediate inclusiveness of the youths in the political machinery of Nigeria, towards a greater future of the country. Uzum made the call during a weekly radio programme of the bureau with the Delta State Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba, titled “Prosperity For Deltans: How E Be For Your Area”. He said that there was the urgent need to build leadership capacity in Nigerian youths, to enable them take over the leadership…