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…

DELTA 2023: Urhobos In United Kingdom Drum Support For Oborevwori, Describes Says Best To Succeed Okowa

OSUBI/Nigeria: Nigerians of Urhobo extraction in the United Kingdom have thrown their weight behind the governorship bid of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, in the 2023 general elections. The Urhobos in diaspora said that Rt Hon Oborevwori was the best and suitable Deltan to succeed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, in 2023. Rising from a crucial meeting in London, United Kingdom, during the weekend, under the aegis of Urhobo Dispora Good Governance Initiatives (UDGGI), the group noted that Rt Hon Oborevwori was eminently qualified to…

NIGER DELTA ENVIRONMENT: Chief Mulade Tells Federal Government Not To Abandon The Remediation Of Long Degraded Niger Delta Environment

WARRI/Nigeria: The Country Director / CEO, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Chief Comrade Mulade Sheriff, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to complete the environmental remediation and socioeconomic rejuvenation of the Niger Delta region devastated by long periods of oil spill neglect, crude oil exploration / exploitation, deprivation and marginalization. The environmental rights activist made the call recently in a chat with newsmen in Warri, Delta State, asserting that it is the responsibility of the Nigeria Government and oil companies to remediate the degraded environment, pay…

APC Will Take Over Benue In 2023- Akume

MAKURDI/Nigeria: Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, says it is almost certain that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over the Benue Government House in 2023. Akume said this when he spoke at the end of the APC state congress in Makurdi on Sunday. He said that the successful conduct of the congress was an indication that the party was set to legitimately take over power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023. Mr Austin Agada was elected as the state APC chairman…

PDP SECRETARY: Obi, Udenwa, Ihedioha Reject “Imposition” Of Anyanwu As S/E Consensus Candidate

OWERRI/Nigeria: Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East, have rejected what they called “the imposition of Sen. Sam Anyanwu” as the consensus candidate for the post of the party’s National Secretary in the forthcoming national convention of the party. The party chieftains include former Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, and former governors of Imo state, Chief Achike Udenwa and Hon Emeka Ihedioha. The party chieftains made their opinions known in a statement by a National Ex-Officio from Imo State, Chief Madu Chinemerem, made available to newsmen…

NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To 510 Victims Of Windstorm In Imo

OWERRI/Nigeria: National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday commenced the distribution of relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm in Owerri West council areas of Imo. Acting Head of Imo and Abia operations office of the Agency, Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji said at the inauguration of the exercise that the gesture was in fulfilment of its promise to the victims during an assessment visit of the disaster. He said the affected communities that benefited from the relief distribution were: Obinze, Oforola and Olaukwu. He said the items distributed to the victims…